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Archive for February 18th, 2013
Students in 21 Shanghai schools were ordered to stop wearing uniforms found to contain the dye. The incident is the latest in quality-related hazards in the country.
Jockeys on ostriches, date milkshakes and carnival rides: A winter jolt of harvest-season fun at the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival in Indio.
On the court of business, Lakers owner Jerry Buss leaves a legacy taking risks, winning big and transforming the sports culture of Los Angeles.
LA Lakers owner Jerry Buss, 80, has died. "Dr. Jerry Buss" has left his mark on Southern California's sports scene. Many condolences are being shared on social media.
The fee was imposed for the first time last year and helps fund CAL FIRE, the state's firefighting agency. It has run into two new hurdles in recent weeks.
An influential Italian Catholic magazine asks the question on its website. Mahony has said will participate in the conclave of cardinals who will elect the successor of Pope Benedict XVI.
Thanks to drugs recently approved by the FDA, patients with the blood cell cancer multiple myeloma are living longer and without the pain.
A famous doctor is on trial in Spain, accused of masterminding one of the world's largest sports doping rings. His client list is believed to include at least one former teammate of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. The doctor says he treated athletes from other sports, as well.
The expansion of healthcare coverage to 10 million uninsured Californians is part of the federal Affordable Care Act.
The Loh Life
Sandra Tsing Loh becomes a Baltimore Raven fan.So, my 10 year old daughter and I decide to watch our first ever Super Bowl, because she felt she needed to be able to talk football in order to negotiate fifth grade.
The Loh Down On Science
Reacting to save lives.
Award-winning journalist and environmental conservationist David Helvarg examines the California coast’s heritage and impact on the U.S. in his new book.
Shortly before President Obama was re-elected, writer David Maraniss published an extensive biography of the 44th president. The book "Barack Obama - The Story" chronicles Mr. Obama's childhood through his post-college years in New York and Chicago. We'll talk to him about the book
Reporter Steven Cuevas has the story of a Mormon mother and son working to bridge a historical divide
Roland Lazenby, who has written five books on the Lakers, talks about Jerry Buss's legacy in Los Angeles, the NBA and beyond. Buss died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Last week, the White House reportedly sent copies of its draft proposal on the issue to government officials who deal with border security and other immigration issues. USA Today wrote about that plan this weekend, touching off a wave of criticism from legislators working on their own immigration proposals.
Writer Kevin Sites has collected soldiers' stories in his new book "The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won't Tell You About What They've Seen, Done or Failed to do in War."
As Congress prepares to tackle immigration reform, two Southland Democrats are addressing an unintended consequence of the current policy. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says it involves thousands of U.S.-born children of undocumented parents in foster care.
Dozens of students at Pitzer, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, Pomona, and Claremont McKenna are lobbying their trustees to take the schools’ endowments fossil fuel free.
New studies on screen violence, accuracy in Oscar movies and our weekly Ben Affleck update with entertainment reporter Rebecca Keegan of the LA Times.
If you're a calorie counter, you are probably constantly checking the nutrition labels of everything you eat. It's just part of trying to stay fit, be healthy, keep track of your diet, right? But what if those calories you've been counting are wrong? And not just by a little, but by as much as 50 percent.
During the Bush administration, more than 100 suspected terrorists were believed to have been held in secret CIA prisons or shipped to other countries in secret where they were held and interrogated.
Whitney Young worked behind the scenes during the civil rights movement to mold many of the policies that broke down racial segregation. Filmmaker Bonnie Boswell had a front row seat to Young's life and career: she was his niece.