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Archive for February 19th, 2013
The non-partisan legislative analyst says plan to expand healthcare program for the poor is a good deal for the state.
A body found inside one of three large water tanks on top of the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles is that of a woman in her 20s, LAPD said.
The surprise resignation of Pope Benedict has led to speculation that the next pope may come from outside Europe. What do parishioners in Los Angeles think?
Police now say seven people have been shot, four of whom have died, in shootings in Orange County early Tuesday morning. Investigators are searching for a motive.
USC study finds protein-restricted diet appears to slow dementia and improve memory in mice.
Caltech president Jean-Lou Chameau announced Tuesday that he would step down from his position later this year. Chameau has served as president for seven years.
While the president again charged that Republicans aren't willing to close tax loopholes for the rich, Republicans repeated that they think Obama just "wants to spend more."
The Affordable Care Act requires contraceptives be made available to insured women without any out-of-pocket costs, but many clinics aren't yet set up to accept that insurance yet.
Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been charged with premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius says he "had no intention to kill my girlfriend."
Authorities tell CBS News and The Hartford Courant they found several news clippings about Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011, in Adam Lanza's belonging.
Longtime vegetarian Morrissey will be performing on March 1 and as part of his agreement, the massive venue has agreed to offer additional vegetarian dishes for the event.
A public workshop in downtown Los Angeles on fracking has accelerated debate over what Californians should know about the oil and gas production method.
Cedillo has served in both the state Assembly and Senate. He is running against Jose Gardea, chief of staff to Councilman Ed Reyes, and businessman Jesse Rosas.
No one is exactly sure what government authorities want to know about the nutrition company's business. But Herbalife says it's cooperating.
A new alliance of labor, immigration and clergy leaders has launched a lobbying effort that will culminate with an April rally on the National Mall.
The proposed half-cent sales tax hike on the March 5 ballot is trailing in the latest poll, but almost a third of voters remain undecided.
In case you missed any of our Oscar coverage, we've compiled this handy guide to all of our shows' coverage of the 2013 Academy Awards. Enjoy!
OnCentral's daily round-up of the health headlines southside Angelenos ought to know about.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck backs tactics used to bring down ex-cop Christopher Dorner, and repeats his pledge to fully investigate the orginal Dorner case.
Venice Beach piano player, Nathan Pino, has an interesting connection to The Church of Satan through his involvement with the 1980s goth rock band Radio Werewolf.
A roundup of immigration-related news from Washington and the rest of the country.
The exchange between the front-runners stretched throughout the debate at Cal State L.A. It was almost a debate within the debate.
Business Update with Mark Lacter
KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says Texas Governor Rick Perry's plan may be misguided.Steve Julian: Mark, what's working for or against him?Mark Lacter: First off, Steve, his timing in trying to recruit businesses out here is pretty bad.
The Loh Down On Science
There’s a plan to get a black box in your car to gather data and make cars safer for consumers. However, critics of the plan are sincerely worried that these devices could be used for more harm than good.
Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers owner who led the team to 10 NBA championships died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Monday, he was 80.
Are there enough women in comedy?
Research studies have shown that the use of LSD and other psychotropic drugs greatly reduces the stress, fear, anxiety and pain associated with advanced cancer.
As Oscar night gets closer by the minute, Hollywood insiders are busy preparing for their most important night of the year; however, there’s another venue experiencing an upswing of activity… online gambling sites.
Early this morning, a man committed a series of carjackings and murders in Orange County before taking his own life. Are we seeing a trend toward more gun violence in our future, or are the recent tragedies outliers?
Some good news for wine drinkers here in California. A new report on the annual grape crush shows that 2012 was a bumper year for grape-growing in the state. More than 4 million tons of wine grapes were grown, and they fetched record high prices.
It's that time again! Tuesday, the day when record companies release new music. Today, music critics Oliver Wang (Soul-Sides.com) and Ann Powers (NPR Music) join the show to talk about new tunes by DJ Day, Lady, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Apples and Three Oranges, Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, and Holly Williams.
American Idol is one of the many reality programs on the dial, a lot of which come from the production company Bunim/Murray.
This year, the first ever America's Science Idol competition was held as part of the the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference. Contestants had 3 minutes to give a compelling presentation on the topic of their choice.
It’s been more than six months since protests rocked Anaheim after two deadly police shootings. Have officers been able to restore trust with the community?
Today LAPD Chief Charlie Beck will hold a press conference to update the public on the Dorner case and investigation.
Hollywood's elite has spent the past few weeks on the awards circuit, picking up prizes and glad-handing at fancy parties. But the biggest award night is still to come — the Oscars. Getting there takes a lot more than just making a good movie. Gina Delvac reports.
While there are limits on how far agents can go to get their hands on illegal guns, the program is being closely watched nationwide as gun control laws remain a top issue for lawmakers. Joining us with more is Jessica Garrison who writes about the program for the L.A. Times.
Solar power is often hailed as one of the cleanest available sources of energy, but that claim may not be entirely true.
California is set to create the nation’s most ambitious energy makeover for public buildings. That’s because Californians overwhelmingly passed Proposition 39, which closes a corporate tax loophole and funnels much of the money to energy efficiency upgrades. The details, however, have been left to state lawmakers and, not surprisingly, there's disagreement over where the funds will go.
California’s Department of Conservation will host a public workshop on the issue in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The US government officially recognized Somalia’s government last week for the first time since 1991. Now the nation is rebuilding under a newly elected president, and Somalis in San Diego are eager to help. KPBS reporter Megan Burks spoke to a young refugee who says he can’t wait to go back permanently.
Writer Rosie Schaap has spent a lot of time in bars – 13,000 hours by her calculations. But she's got a great reason, she's the "Drink" columnist for the New York Times Magazine. Her new memoir, Drinking with Men is an homage to the many bars, pubs and taverns she's loved and lost along the way.
It's a very simple idea. Stand in front of the wings painted on the security shutters at the Regent Theatre and have your photo taken, and voila, you're an angel in the city of Angels.