Archive for March 7th, 2013


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The L.A. County Museum of Art on Wilshire Boulevard is moving to acquire and run the much smaller Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown L.A.
Students, teachers and colleagues are mourning the loss of a beloved Central California high school sports coach who died of injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.

20-year-old woman found dead on Newport Beach identified

A woman whose body was found on the sand in Newport Beach has been identified as a 20-year-old Bellflower resident, and police are calling her death suspicious.
Rand Paul Leads Senate Filibuster Against Brennan Vote
Call it Rand's Stand: A 13-hour stall tactic on the Senate floor that thrust a tea party hero back into the national spotlight — a real-life "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."
NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flood channels
Ground-piercing radar sensor aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter helped make a 3-D map of the plains along the Martian equator and the channels below the surface.
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Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law arrested, brought to US

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith may be best known for his appearance in videos. He was sitting next to bin Laden when the al-Qaida leader took credit for the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Weather over Eagle Rock, Panorama
Scattered showers are in front of a stronger, low-pressure area entering the region Thursday afternoon, bringing a chance of thunderstorms, heavy downpours and even hail.
Hot Topic
Teen retailer Hot Topic, based in the City of Industry, said Thursday it plans to be acquired by a New York private equity firm for $600 million.
Costa Mesa off-duty detective in fatal crash

Costa Mesa detective in fatal crash ID'd

A 32-year veteran of the Costa Mesa Police Department, detective Mike Delgadillo, 57, died of injuries he suffered when his car slammed into a concrete pillar supporting an overpass.
South Korea Reacts To North's Third Nuclear Test
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, a move that sparked a furious Pyongyang to threaten a nuclear strike against the United States.
Bakersfield Police Department Patrol Car
A 7-minute recording, in which a nurse refused a 911 dispatcher's pleas to administer CPR, caused national outrage. The woman's family said she did not want to be resuscitated.
U.S. worker productivity shrank in the final three months of last year, mostly because of temporary factors that dragged down growth. Productivity is the amount of output per hour of work.
The U.S. trade deficit widened in January, reflecting a big jump in oil imports and a drop in exports.The Commerce Department said Thursday that the deficit rose to $44.4 billion, an increase of 16.5 percent from December.
Job Seekers Look For Employment Opportunities At Career Fair
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell to a seasonally adjusted 340,000 last week. The Labor Department says applications fell 7,000 in the week ended March 2.

LA council commits to 30 years of funding downtown streetcar

This week, the L.A. City Council has committed to funding the operations and maintenance of a proposed downtown L.A. streetcar for the next three decades.


A brand new Star Wars movie is only two short years away, and it looks like Luke, Leia and Han have all signed on to join in the fun — and revive their careers.
James Franco stars in everything. Even the sidewalk. Related, here's a nightmarish sentence: The new "Wizard of Oz" movie opens this weekend.
Kelly Osbourne was taken to an L.A. hospital after collapsing on the set of "Fashion Police," which she co-hosts with Joan Rivers, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos.

Cash is king for dieters who need an incentive

The cold hard truth is that dieting is hard - but new research says maybe you'll do it for some cold hard cash.
Los Angeles Election Day 2013
The Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University examines how the mayoral candidates performed among ethnic groups and age categories.
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Should L.A. host the Olympics again? Mayor Villaraigosa thinks so, sending a letter to the USOC officially declaring L.A.’s interest in hosting the 2024 Olympics.

Too much salt may trigger autoimmune disease: study

The findings are preliminary, but may point to a link between heavy salt consumption and conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes.
Seven inmates serving life sentences on Third Strike convictions had their sentences reduced Thursday thanks to Prop 36. They'll be released from state prison soon.
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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art sent a formal bid on Feb. 24 to the Museum of Contemporary Art in a move to acquire both of the museum's downtown L.A. locations.
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Greuel and Garcetti launch runoff with new endorsements

He adds the backing of a trio of Latino political players, while she got a boost from an iconic African-American religious figure.
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On the 10th day of deliberations, the jury heard a read-back of testimony from a district attorney investigator.
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Diabetes cost US $245 billion in 2012, says report

That marks a 41-percent increase from 2007, said the American Diabetes Association, and is attributable to the growing number of people living with the disease.
Supporters and opponents of a huge railyard project pack a hearing at the Port of LA as harbor commissioners weigh approval of the 163-acre, $500 million initiative.
Asian American Immigration
Asian Americans have their own priorities for immigration reform - Southern California Public Radio More on how immigration is not just a Latino issue: Asian Americans have their own concerns as they await immigration reform legislation, among them endless visa backlogs affecting would-be Asian immigrants and laws that have led to the deportation of many Southeast Asians who arrived legally.
In the post-DHS era, immigration enforcement has become closely tied to national security.
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A recall on Bumble Bee tuna: In health news today

OnCentral's daily round-up of the health headlines southside Angelenos ought to know about.
Mayoral Election Held In Los Angeles
Today is Thursday, March 7 and headlines include low voter turnout, the consequences of Measure A's failure, and new international gates at LAX.
Asian Immigrant Activists
While the debate has been dominated by Latinos, a wide range of Asian ethnicities are making their voices heard in lobbying for immigration reform.
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A Los Angeles man serving 25 years to life for stealing a stereo is among 10 inmates asking a judge for reduced sentences Thursday.


The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Olivarius Twist

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Sandra names names.


Episode: AirTalk for March 7, 2013
"Journey To OZ Balloon" Arrives In Central Park For Disney's "Oz The Great And Powerful"
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein, Henry Sheehan, and Charles Soloman to review the week’s new film releases including Oz the Great and Powerful, War Witch, Dead Man Down, and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
California has banned driving while using a hand-held cellphone since July 2008. Is technology or behavioral modification the key to ending distracted driving?
Environmental Groups Challenge Navy's Use Of Sonar In West Coast Training Exercises
The Navy wants to increase the number of training activities off the coast of Camp Pendleton and San Diego. Tomorrow, the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet will propose details of underwater exercises, but environmental advocacy groups warn that sound waves of sonars cause deadly harm to marine mammals.
Rand Paul Leads Senate Filibuster Against Brennan Vote
Senator Rand Paul led a nearly 13-hour filibuster in the U.S. Senate yesterday. He began during proceedings to confirm John Brennan as CIA Director, but Paul's protest also unrelentingly asked President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to address extrajudicial killings of American citizens.

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for March 07, 2013
In the wake of Tuesday’s election, L.A. could soon be without any women on its 15-member city council. It's possible that in a few months, only one will be a woman.
Paul Tanaka Hearing
The once powerful number two in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is retiring. Embattled Undersheriff Paul Tanaka will step down August first, amid allegations he condoned deputy violence against inmates inside LA County jails. That alleged abuse sparked a widespread FBI investigation. For more on Tanaka's departure, we turn to KPCC's Frank Stoltze.
Outside the jails, there's been a spike in the number of parolees going rogue. Data released yesterday shows that more than 2,000 paroled sex offenders have gone missing after they removed their GPS tracking devices. That's a 15 percent jump since California's re-alignment law took effect.
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The possible fallout of Measure A's failure

Here to discuss what might be ahead for the City of LA in the wake of Measure A's failure is Bob Stern, former president of the LA-based Center for Governmental Studies.

Study: Pessimism is good for your health

We’re always told that a cheery outlook is the path to long life, but a new German study published in this month’s journal Psychology and Aging finds that pessimism leads to positive health benefits because Debby Downers tend to take more precautions, fewer risks.
Chicano Studies

Declining interest in 'Chicano Studies' reflects a Latino identify shift

Children of Mexican immigrants are going to college in record numbers, but they see themselves differently from earlier generations of Mexican-Americans. From the Fronteras Desk, Adrian Florido reports.
Asian Immigrant Activists

Asian-Americans have their own priorities for immigration reform

While the debate has been dominated by Latinos, a wide range of Asian ethnicities are making their voices heard in lobbying for immigration reform.
US President and Republican presidential
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party radio show.
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CA's homeless going cellular

The Lifeline program gives discounted landline phone service to nearly 1.5 million poor people in the state. But starting this week, cell phones are now an option, too. That's good news for a specific segment of the population: the homeless.


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Here are five fundraising segments you can send your friends to get them to support KPCC.

Sketchbook: Election Night at the Avalon, Garcetti headquarters

Impressions from election night at the Avalon.
Fallout Shelter Valley
"... the bomb shelter is an absolute time capsule: still stocked with old magazines, bunks, sleeping bags and medications. I told them to keep it in case of imminent Zombie Apocalypse. You're more than welcome to visit..."

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