Archive for March 4th, 2013

Wrongful CPR death? Bakersfield 911 call goes international

Health | | March 04 2013, 8:21 PM

A 911 call in Bakersfield has drawn international attention after an elderly woman died when staffers at her independent living facility refused to administer CPR last Tuesday.

72-year-old transient pleads not guilty to 1980s murders

Crime & Justice | | March 04 2013, 5:40 PM

A 72-year-old has pleaded not guilty to killing three women in the late 1980s in South L.A., where prosecutors allege he strangled the victims during sexual attacks.

Officials expect longer lines at LAX thanks to sequestration cuts

US & World | | March 04 2013, 3:26 PM

Sequestration is starting to take effect at airports. Cuts in overtime are reducing staffing at Customs booths, though airlines say operations aren't delayed so far.

Identity hearing set for Las Vegas Strip shooting suspect

Crime & Justice | | March 04 2013, 1:09 PM

A man named as the suspect in a deadly shooting and fiery crash on the Las Vegas Strip made his first appearance in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday.

Whoa! Stanford student solves Rubik's Cube while juggling

Environment & Science | | March 04 2013, 12:55 PM

Mathematics undergrad Ravi Fernando solves a Rubik's Cube while juggling. Here's the video. (Without juggling, Ravi Fernando has solved a Rubik's Cube in 7.65 seconds.)

Young woman's body found near Newport Beach lifeguard tower

Local | | March 04 2013, 12:06 PM

Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found on a beach near the water in Orange County.

Obama taps nominees for EPA, budget office & energy department

Politics | | March 04 2013, 11:22 AM

The president continues to fill vacancies in his cabinet that have been created by second-term departures. The three must be confirmed by the Senate.

Study: Language a barrier for 'Obamacare' enrollment

Health | | March 04 2013, 8:24 AM

Understanding and enrolling in the Affordable Care Act may be a challenge to 110,000 eligible Californians who do not speak English, study says. A website tries to help in 13 languages.

Bakersfield woman dies after nurse refuses to do CPR (Audio)

Local | | March 04 2013, 8:06 AM

The nurse at the retirement home, who didn't give her full name, said facility policy prevented her from giving the woman medical help.

Prayers, oaths of secrecy as Catholic cardinals meet

US & World | | March 04 2013, 6:35 AM

The College of Cardinals must set a date for the start of the conclave at which a new pope will be elected. It's likely they'll start next week. Pope Benedict XVI last day was Thursday.

'Consumer Reports' offers tips for doing taxes online

Business & Economy | | March 04 2013, 6:33 AM

More self-preparation tools have become available this tax season. Some people may be anxious about doing their taxes online, but an expert says it's worth a shot.

TB outbreak on skid row is old news to health officials

Health | | March 04 2013, 6:00 AM

County health officials ask for state and federal assistance to deal with six-year-old TB "outbreak."

Bakersfield 911 call creates questions on CPR use

The Latest | | March 04 2013, 9:33 PM

A 911 call in Bakersfield has drawn international attention after an 87-year-old died needing CPR.

Study: Twitter doesn't represent the general public

Without A Net | | March 04 2013, 6:19 PM

A new study says that the collection of social media users who sound off on Twitter aren’t representative of the broader public, differing significantly from national polls.

Mailers confuse party endorsements in race for LA's mayor

Represent! | | March 04 2013, 5:50 PM

Is Eric Garcetti a Republican? Did the LA County Democratic Party back Wendy Greuel? The answer to both questions is no, but you wouldn't know it from these brochures.

Bilingual ed in SoCal: Parents share their experiences

Multi-American | | March 04 2013, 4:40 PM

Bilingual education for English learners as it was once known in California ended by law in the late 1990s. But in the years since, the popularity of a different kind of bilingual education, known as dual language immersion, has grown exponentially.

Fewer California school districts going broke

Pass / Fail | | March 04 2013, 3:55 PM

The state’s biannual report of schools in financial trouble shows a smaller number of districts at risk of running out of money.

VIDEO: Oprah to deliver Harvard commencement speech; watch her at Stanford

Without A Net | | March 04 2013, 3:12 PM

Oprah Winfrey was announced Monday as this year’s Harvard commencement speaker. Here's a look at some of her previous commencement addresses.

Garcetti, Greuel locked in tight race heading into Election Day

Represent! | | March 04 2013, 2:28 PM

Two surveys released in as many days differ on which candidate leads in the mayoral primary but both polls agree – it’s close.

HIV infects black, Latino women up to 20 times more than white women

OnCentral | | March 04 2013, 2:20 PM

Women and teens account for less than a quarter of new HIV infections, but black and Latino female demographics are hardest hit in that group.

Follow this list! Essential 2013 LA Mayoral Election Twitter accounts

The Latest | | March 04 2013, 1:34 PM

Instead of flooding your feed with dozens of election streams follow KPCC's "LA ELECTION 2013"— a comprehensive collection of real-time candidate chatter.

Exercising may be the key to better sleep, suggests poll

OnCentral | | March 04 2013, 11:57 AM

People who reported regular vigorous exercise were found to be the least likely to have problems falling asleep or waking up too early.

In immigration news: Why some don't naturalize, DHS turns 10, Asian American voters, California GOP seeks Latinos, more

Multi-American | | March 04 2013, 10:37 AM

Many immigrants in the U.S. stop midway along the path to citizenship - Washington Post From the story: "In 2011, 61 percent of eligible immigrants became citizens, according to a recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center.

Reading helps low-income kids get ahead, new study finds.

Pass / Fail | | March 04 2013, 10:24 AM

As the costs and benefits of subsidized preschool are being hotly debated, a new study from Australia finds that the path to success in life for a preschooler begins with the bedtime story.

Life in prison for gang member who murdered LA County deputy

The Latest | | March 04 2013, 9:43 AM

As a row of Los Angeles County deputy sheriff’s looked on, a Superior Court Judge imposed consecutive sentences of 65 years to life in prison.

Baby girl with HIV 'functionally cured': In health news today

OnCentral | | March 04 2013, 9:08 AM

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

Maven's Morning Coffee: race is on in CD 13

Represent! | | March 04 2013, 8:00 AM

Today is Monday, March 4 and headlines include the race for the LA City Council's Thirteenth District, a dead heat in the mayor's race, and a new Republican chair.

Crowded field competes in LA’s 13th council district

Represent! | | March 04 2013, 6:00 AM

Stretching from Hollywood to Echo Park, the district is booming. A flood of candidates are on the ballot to represent the diverse area.

Students to CA: it's time to pony up

Represent! | | March 04 2013, 6:00 AM

Student groups want tuition rolled back to pre-recession levels to make a college education affordable again.

GRAPHICS: Memorable quotes from the top 5 LA mayoral candidates

Represent! | | March 04 2013, 6:00 AM

We've started collecting some particularly memorable and/or interesting quotes from the Los Angeles mayoral candidates. What quotes should we add?

SAT college entrance exam to get a makeover

Pass / Fail | | March 04 2013, 6:00 AM

The refreshed SAT will: "focus on the core knowledge and skills that evidence shows are most important to prepare students for the rigors of college and career."

Deputy's 2008 murder helped inspire change in Northeast LA

The Latest | | March 04 2013, 6:00 AM

Sentencing is set for Monday for Jose Renteria, convicted last month in the fatal drive by shooting of Sheriff''s Deputy Juan Abel Escalante. His death helped change a neighborhood.

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Episode: Forest Lawn

Forest Lawn

| March 04 2013, 9:48 AM

Sandra Tsing Loh says you better cry at her funeral.I celebrated my birthday this year with funerals—three in four days. That’s sometimes how birthdays GO in midlife.I’ve come to believe, being either a YOUNG Baby Boomer or OLD Gen X-er, that my generation is used to a certain type of funeral.

The Loh Down On Science

Meet the Beetles

| March 04 2013, 6:00 AM

Starstruck insects.


Baby “cured” of HIV

| March 04 2013, 11:02 AM

How could treating infants early help prevent the spread of H.I.V.? Is there a way to make these drugs more affordable? Could the United States see an AIDS-free generation?

Did liability fears stop CPR by nurse?

| March 04 2013, 11:01 AM

A nurse at an independent living facility for the elderly refused to perform CPR on a resident who was barely breathing. The nurse called 911. The dispatcher implored her to perform CPR, but the nurse said she was not allowed to do so.

It’s International Grammar Day, so what’s the BFD?

| March 04 2013, 10:57 AM

Social media has become an indispensable part of our everyday life. We tweet, we IM, we Facebook, we email, we chat with our coworkers online—even when they sit just two cubicles away. As a consequence, a new style of writing has emerged. We are writing shorter, we are using more acronyms and abbreviations, and much less punctuation.

Are you ready to cast your ballot for Los Angeles?

| March 04 2013, 10:50 AM

We're two days away from the city election. The race for mayor intensified last week with candidates trading insults and attacks. Accusations of corruption and lying may get the attention of voters, but on a lighter note, celebrity endorsements have also been on an upswing.

How will the White House combat sequester budget cuts?

| March 04 2013, 10:43 AM

Automatic spending cuts are scheduled to begin today, and congressional republicans are still unwavering in their stance that the sequester will have minimal effects. However, White House democrats say that the cuts will be felt over time. What happens next?

Take Two®

How LA's next mayor can help fix the city's dysfunctional architecture

| March 04 2013, 9:53 AM

A lot of Los Angeles' best-known landmarks — and eyesores — came about because of the whims of top city leaders. Where will the next L.A. mayor stand on architecture? Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the LA Times, has talked to the mayoral candidates about city design, and discusses which L.A. spots could use the most work.

City Hall Pass: Gearing up for the primary election

| March 04 2013, 9:37 AM

It's time for City Hall Pass, your ticket to all the latest political news coming out of downtown Los Angeles with KPCC's political team of Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton. On tap this week, tomorrow's primary election.

China launches screenwriting contest for American writers

| March 04 2013, 9:31 AM

Today, the Chinese government announced the creation of an international scriptwriting contest. The idea behind the contest is to target American writers. The winners of the "Tale of Beijing" contest will all get prize money and an all-expenses paid trip to Beijing to meet with potential investors.

Picture This: Pete Pin captures Cambodian diaspora in the US

| March 04 2013, 9:14 AM

Peter Pin is a Cambodian photographer who's been documenting Cambodian refugees as they adapt to life in America.

Crowded field competes in LA’s 13th council district

| March 04 2013, 9:03 AM

Stretching from Hollywood to Echo Park, the district is booming. A flood of candidates are on the ballot to represent the diverse area.

Ruben Barrales hired by GOP committee to widen Latino support

| March 04 2013, 8:58 AM

Grow Elect is a political action committee formed to do just that by recruiting, funding and training Latino Republican candidates for public office. The group recently hired Ruben Barrales as its new president. Barrales former San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO also served under President George W. Bush.

Alex Sanchez: Gang peacemaker or shot-caller for MS-13?

Crime & Justice | | March 04 2013, 8:58 AM

Since he became the first former gang member granted political asylum in the United States, many have followed the activism and work of gang interventionist and Homies Unidos founder Alex Sanchez. But for the last three years, many have followed him for a different reason-his implication in a complicated, high-profile criminal case.

Hollywood Monday: Oz, SXSW and more

| March 04 2013, 8:58 AM

L.A. Times entertainment reporter Rebecca Keegan joins us for her regular Monday update of the latest from Hollywood.

Sequestration cuts hit home for business owners

| March 04 2013, 8:57 AM

On Friday President Obama accused Congressional leaders of failing to reach a compromise to avoid the impending spending cuts. the end of the day. We'll talk with some business owners who'll feel a direct impact because of sequestration.

Deputy's 2008 murder helped inspire change in Northeast LA

| March 04 2013, 8:57 AM

Sentencing is set for Monday for Jose Renteria, convicted last month in the fatal drive by shooting of Sheriff''s Deputy Juan Abel Escalante. His death helped change a neighborhood.

Update from the GOP spring convention in Sacramento

| March 04 2013, 8:57 AM

John Myers, Political Editor for KXTV in Sacramento, covered this past weekend’s convention. He joins the show with an update.

Music & Memory program brings joy and alertness to some Alzheimer's patients

Health | | March 04 2013, 8:40 AM

Patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias find peace and joy through Music & Memory's personalized iPod music program.