Archive for February 14th, 2013

Residents question how Dorner eluded manhunt

Crime & Justice | | February 14 2013, 6:50 PM

The approach used by authorities left many residences unsearched, including the one where Dorner may have been hiding for several days.

Coroner confirms that remains from Big Bear cabin are Christopher Dorner

Crime & Justice | | February 14 2013, 3:59 PM

The San Bernardino County Coroner confirmed Thursday afternoon that the charred remains pulled from a burned-out cabin in Big Bear were those of the wanted ex-LAPD officer.

Former San Diego mayor stole $2 million from charity for gambling

Politics | | February 14 2013, 2:59 PM

Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor acknowledged she took $2.1 million from her late husband's charitable foundation and gambled it away.

Port cargo volume drops in LA but rises in Long Beach

Local | | February 14 2013, 1:44 PM

The Port of L.A. saw a drop in cargo volumes in January, while the Port of Long Beach saw a surge. Meanwhile, clerical workers have rejected a negotiated contract.

How and where to watch the DA14 asteroid buzz the Earth (Video)

Environment & Science | | February 14 2013, 12:47 PM

Good news: The asteroid approaching Earth will not hit us. Bad news: We can't see it because it will pass during the day. We share some ways to track the celestial fly-by, which will occur about 11 a.m. PST.

Christopher Dorner manhunt: Why did Riverside police delete an 'officer murdered' tweet?

Crime & Justice | | February 14 2013, 11:38 AM

Following the shooting death of a Riverside Police officer — allegedly by murder suspect Christopher Dorner — the RPD issued a tweet, then deleted it.

Would you open your checkbook for science?

Environment & Science | | February 14 2013, 7:37 AM

Crowd funding has proved popular for bands raising money for a new album and documentary film producers. Now scientists are getting into the act.

'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius charged with murder in girlfriend's death

US & World | | February 14 2013, 7:30 AM

A woman was killed Thursday at the home of the South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete. Police tell South African news outlets that Pistorius is the only suspect.

UPDATE: Dorner hostages come forward to recount ordeal (Map)

Local | | February 14 2013, 6:43 AM

The owners of a Big Bear condominium complex entered one of the units late Tuesday morning and were confronted by the fugitive. They shared their story Wednesday night.

Years before LAX feels effect of American Airlines, US Airways merger

Business & Economy | | February 14 2013, 6:35 AM

While American Airlines and US Airways announced plans to merge Thursday, it will be several months - if not years - before passengers see any significant impact.

Mistakes ended Christopher Dorner's rampage; manhunt over

Crime & Justice | | February 14 2013, 6:08 AM

Christopher Dorner left no doubt he could be unforgivingly violent. But when it came to keeping ahead of the law during a manhunt, he made one gaffe after another.

Complaint: Edison manipulated costs at San Onofre nuclear plant

Local | | February 14 2013, 6:08 AM

A complaint filed with California regulators says Southern California Edison boosted the cost of replacing defective steam generators at the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant.

US unemployment aid applications drop to 341,000

Business & Economy | | February 14 2013, 5:43 AM

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits in the U.S. fell by 27,000 last week, an indication that hiring could be improving.

Oscars 2013: Full coverage leading up to the Academy Awards

Arts & Entertainment | | February 14 2013, 4:59 AM

Full KPCC coverage of the upcoming Oscars: Q&As with nominees, how to pick the winners, how to throw the ultimate Oscar-viewing party and more.

VIDEO: Adam Miller's death-defying skateboard flip even wows Tony Hawk

Without A Net | | February 14 2013, 5:26 PM

There are lots of cool skateboarding tricks, but it’s not that often someone does something other skateboarders haven’t seen yet. The latest: Adam Miller.

CalSTRS will oppose Iger as Disney Chairman

The Breakdown | | February 14 2013, 5:26 PM

The Disney chief became chairman last year, but CalSTRS argues that his compensation is undermining the company's future growth.

Morning-after pill use on the rise, says CDC

OnCentral | | February 14 2013, 5:15 PM

A nurse practitioner in South L.A. said that while it's good to have emergency contraception as an option, it's not good to use it too frequently.

Magic Johnson hits the radio airwaves for Mike Feuer

Represent! | | February 14 2013, 5:14 PM

The basketball great recorded a radio ad for Feuer. The spot will air on 102.3 FM and 92.3 FM. The assemblyman is running against incumbent Carmen Trutanich.

Senate committee approves another federal judge for LA

Represent! | | February 14 2013, 4:09 PM

Judiciary panel approves nomination of Beverly Reid O’Connell, but the GOP has been holding up final votes before the full Senate.

Senator Boxer introduces climate change bill

Represent! | | February 14 2013, 3:42 PM

Senator Boxer unveils a climate change bill with little chance of support from her Republican colleagues - and with firm backing from environment activists

Are steep fees discouraging immigrants from becoming US citizens?

Multi-American | | February 14 2013, 3:17 PM

For many immigrants, the high cost of applying for U.S. citizenship represents a financial sacrifice. It could be a big reason more don't apply.

VIDEO: Pam Anderson unwittingly helps bilk investors out of $30 million

The Breakdown | | February 14 2013, 3:14 PM

The scheme ensnared 20,000 investors in a far-flung fraud that involved numerous companies, fake publicity and offshore accounts.

Synthetic pot linked to possible kidney damage in CDC report

OnCentral | | February 14 2013, 3:04 PM

Last year, 16 people in six states experienced serious kidney injury after smoking synthetic marijuana.

A Family Like Mine explores growing up with LGBT parents

Off-Ramp | | February 14 2013, 2:34 PM

Eighteen year old Katherine Kearns explores what its like to grow up with LGBT parents in her documentary film, A Family Like Mine.

How deep (space) is your love? NASA's remarkable photo Valentine

The Latest | | February 14 2013, 2:34 PM

Dubbed "Celestial Valentine" the infrared portrait displays generations of stars in a formation loosely shaped like a heart. In space, no one can hear it break.

VIDEO: 'Bachelor' parody 'Burning Love' returns on Valentine's Day

Without A Net | | February 14 2013, 1:48 PM

“Burning Love” began its first season mocking “The Bachelor,” so where better to start for season 2 than taking on “The Bachelorette" and debuting on Valentine’s Day.

Beer Institute: Parents, not ads, influence underage drinking

OnCentral | | February 14 2013, 12:55 PM

The head of the Beer Institute says it's up to parents to teach their children to make "good, safe decisions."

You fill up my census: Valentine's Day by the numbers

The Latest | | February 14 2013, 12:14 PM

The U.S. Census Bureau sent out a voluminous Valentine of divorce statistics, candy consumption and romantic-"sounding" cities. Who knew they had a sense of humor?

Did OC Rep. Dana Rohrabacher make an immigrant student cry?

Represent! | | February 14 2013, 11:54 AM

Undocumented immigrant student and GOP Congressman Rohrabacher get into heated debate over immigration during a visit to his Washington office

OC settlement requires deputies to accommodate religious attire in custody

Multi-American | | February 14 2013, 11:22 AM

A legal settlement will keep Orange County sheriff’s deputies from ordering people in custody who wear religious attire to remove it.

When clinicians rely on a hunch: In health news today

OnCentral | | February 14 2013, 11:11 AM

OnCentral's daily round-up of the health headlines southside Angelenos ought to know about.

Details emerge: Obama's early education plan

Pass / Fail | | February 14 2013, 10:48 AM

The proposal, which does not include a price tag, would expand the Early Head Start program, which subsidizes pre-K programs for poor kids.

Maven's Morning Coffee: a debate over LA's finances

Represent! | | February 14 2013, 8:16 AM

Today is Thursday, Feb. 14 and headlines include bickering over the city's budget, child abuse in LA County and a possible end to a sister city relationship.

Wendy Greuel invokes Tom Bradley for LA's top job

Represent! | | February 14 2013, 6:00 AM

The mayoral candidate started working in City Hall as a college intern. After three decades of service, she's hoping to take on the city's top job.

Big money coming in to LA Unified board campaigns

Pass / Fail | | February 14 2013, 5:00 AM

Most money funding Los Angeles Unified school board races is coming from independent expenditure committees that can raise unlimited amounts of cash.

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| February 14 2013, 6:00 AM

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FilmWeek: Beautiful Creatures, A Good Day to Die Hard, Would You Rather

Arts & Entertainment | | February 14 2013, 1:52 PM

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Henry Sheehan to review the week’s new film releases including Beautiful Creatures, A Good Day to Die Hard, No and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

When cruises go wrong

| February 14 2013, 11:02 AM

After five days without power and limited sanitation and food, passengers on the Carnival cruise ship Triumph can't wait to end their trip. The ship is about 25 miles or so from Mobile, Alabama, where it is being sent to port and is expected to dock sometime between eight and 11 p.m. EST.

‘The Disaster Diaries’

| February 14 2013, 10:51 AM

If a devastating earthquake hit tomorrow and knocked out the power grid, how much food and water would you need for your family? Former U.S. Merchant Marine, EMT and wilderness firefighter Sam Sheridan shares what he learned to survive not only an initial devastating event, but potential resulting long-term post-apocalyptic environments too.

What will an American-US Airways merger mean for travelers?

| February 14 2013, 10:49 AM

As of this morning, American Airlines and US Airways has official combined to become the “new American Airlines.” It it’s new iteration, the airline is said to be worth a whopping $11 billion and will offer more than 6,700 daily flights in 56 countries.

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Encouraging mothers to breast feed

| February 14 2013, 3:14 PM

Most childcare experts believe that breastfeeding for a year is best for a new babym and while many women nurse their babies initially, few are still at it six months later. Advocates want to change that, but it's not easy.

Your Best Exes: Listeners' tales of lost love

| February 14 2013, 10:54 AM

We asked you to tell us about your best exes. Maybe you wanted to lose them, but sometimes you still love them but know you're better off broken up.

Set the mood for romance en Español this Valentine's Day

Arts & Entertainment | | February 14 2013, 10:23 AM

Music critic Isabela Raygoza recommends some Spanish-language romance songs to get you in the mood for love on Valentine's Day.

City Hall Pass: LA Mayor race, celebrity endorsements, and Measure A

| February 14 2013, 10:00 AM

It's City Hall Pass, Take Two's ticket to all the latest political news coming out of downtown Los Angeles with KPCC's political team of Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton.

Joey Ramone's record collection, other items up for auction (Photos)

Arts & Entertainment | | February 14 2013, 9:47 AM

Joey Ramone fans can finally own a piece of his life and legacy as nearly 100 records along with a variety of other personal items is going up for auction online.

Wendy Greuel invokes Tom Bradley for LA's top job

Politics | | February 14 2013, 9:31 AM

The mayoral candidate started working in City Hall as a college intern. After three decades of service, she's hoping to take on the city's top job.

How modern-day couples find 'Love in the Time of Algorithms'

| February 14 2013, 9:13 AM

It's Valentine's Day, so you're probably seeing lots of images of Cupid with a bow and arrow. But these days, the God of love might want to add a calculator to his tool kit.

A late Iraqi interpreter's family's long quest for US asylum

| February 14 2013, 9:03 AM

From the Fronteras Desk, reporter Jill Replogle tells the story of a late Iraqi interpreter and Capt. Blake Hall's quest to insure his family's safe arrival in the U.S.

The Dinner Party: A cheetah's best friend, Jack Paar, and Trader Joe's

| February 14 2013, 8:59 AM

Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party podcast and radio show.

New research shows lovers' heartbeats match-up when together

| February 14 2013, 8:59 AM

Well whether you meet a mate online or off, new research suggests you may be syncing up with your partner in unexpected ways.A new study out of UC Davis appears to confirm the wisdom of countless love songs: That two hearts in love really do beat as one.

LA Archdiocese quietly adds new names to list of members accused of abuse

| February 14 2013, 8:59 AM

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has quietly added two dozen members of the church to its list of clergy accused of child molestation without publicly addressing the circumstances about the accused members.

Dorner's evasion of police raises questions

| February 14 2013, 8:59 AM

Efforts are continuing today to identify charred human remains found in a burned-down cabin in Big Bear. They are widely believed to be those of fired LAPD officer Chris Dorner, who has now been charged with murdering of four people since February 3rd.

Will Congress intervene before March 1 sequestration deadline?

| February 14 2013, 8:59 AM

Law enforcement officers furloughed, kids kicked out of Headstart programs, dangers to the safety of the food supply, and three-quarters of a million jobs lost.

NFL may widen field to help protect players from injury

| February 14 2013, 8:58 AM

Over the years, the National Football League has tweaked its game to make it safer for its players. For example, the league has rules barring a player from crashing into another by leading with his helmet.

Big money coming in to LA Unified board campaigns

| February 14 2013, 8:58 AM

Most money funding Los Angeles Unified school board races is coming from independent expenditure committees that can raise unlimited amounts of cash.