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Archive for March 8th, 2013
A doctor in Los Angeles has been arrested and charged with committing sexual battery on a patient during a medical exam for federal immigration authorities.
Federal regulators have released documents that Sen. Barbara Boxer says show that the operator of the San Onofre nuclear plant tried to shortchange safety.
A member of the Moreno Valley school board was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison. Rios was convicted last month of pimping, pandering and insurance fraud.
It's the first of thousands of similar cases that attorneys say left people with crippling problems or in need of other replacement surgeries.
Chef and food activist Alice Waters says she's relieved that no one was injured in a fire at her famed Berkeley restaurant, Chez Panisse.
The closed-door gathering to choose a successor to the now-retired Pope Benedict XVI is set to begin Tuesday. All 115 of the cardinals who are eligible to vote are now in Rome.
The freeway was closed between Castaic and the San Joaquin Valley after several big rigs were stuck on the freeway due to snow. The forecast calls for rain, snow for most of the day.
Southern California gas prices have dropped in the past week. The state average for a gallon of self-serve regular is $4.20, the LA price is $4.28.
Times were different when he signed the law in 1996, the former president writes in The Washington Post. He now says the act discriminates against same-sex couples.
The remains were found a decade ago in the wreck of the USS Monitor, the US's first ironclad warship. It sank months after its history-making clash with an iron-armored Confederate ship.
Researchers have found that in the past 100 years, average temperatures on Earth have changed by 1.3 degrees. Previously, that large of a swing took 5,000 years.
A burst of hiring in February added 236,000 U.S. jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January.The unemployment rate is at its lowest level in four years.
Despite a reduction in pension costs and signs the city’s revenues are improving, closing a multimillion-dollar deficit remains “a daunting challenge."
The ethical dilemmas of sequestration: Who's going to open the congressman's mail? Congress is learning how sequestration cuts come home to roost.
Residents of an underserved Philadelphia neighborhood not unlike South L.A. saw reductions in their high blood pressure when they employed telemedicine techniques.
Anna Kendrick is best known as an actress, but now the song she did while doing a cup trick in "Pitch Perfect" is remixed and heading for radio.
“What’s certain is that if we had built the facility as (originally planned), the extra beds would have cost a whole lot less. That was a bad decision.”
The lower the country's gross domestic product, the more important its residents' emotional well-being was to their overall health, says a new study from UC Irvine.
Both Perry and James tell KPCC they have not decided whether to endorse Wendy Greuel or Eric Garcetti in the runoff. Their support could help with key voters.
OnCentral's daily round-up of the health headlines southside Angelenos ought to know about.
In immigration news: New ICE tool helps decide who is detained, Catholic bishops push reform, 'amnesty' opponents mobilize, moreMulti-American | | March 08 2013, 9:21 AM
ICE using new tool for detention decisions - KPBS As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement releases immigrant detainees, ostensibly for budget reasons, the agency is using a new took to decide who is detained and who isn't.
Today is Friday, March 8 and headlines include a possible endorsement from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and approval of a rail project in Wilmington.
The job market showed signs of health during the month, even as the economy continues to expand very slowly. Construction was a highlight.
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, Beyond the Hills, and War Witch. TGI-FilmWeek!
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!
The Loh Down On Science
Another scentsitive solution.
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission yesterday approved the Southern California International Gateway (SCIG), a $500 million rail yard project that will bring a large new rail yard and trucking depot to the area near the Port of Long Beach.
Yesterday, the venerable Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) proposed acquiring the troubled Museum of Contemporary Art. Could this signal a shake-up in the L.A. art scene?
The veteran heavyweight tonight boxer begins his three-night show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," at the Pantages Theater, where he tells all and no topics are off limits.
Perhaps no one knows street food better than Bill Esparza. He's a food blogger who goes by the handle "Street Gourmet LA," and he's an expert at sniffing out the best street eats around Southern California and even as far south as Baja.
Former Sec. of Labor Hilda Solis talks about her possible run for a seat on the L.A. Board of Supervisors, her accomplishments in Obama's cabinet, and her speech during the Latino State of the Union.
Here's a thought to consider: "American politics today has migrated from an NFL atmosphere to the Hunger Games." That bleak assessment came from Dirk Kempthorne at a bi-partisan conference held earlier this week at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley.
A break in the gridlock on Capitol Hill, some big economic news, and the anniversary of a cultural milestone. Time for our weekly review of the news, The Friday Flashback.
Because of sequestration, the FAA will be furloughing 47,000 employees, including air traffic controllers, starting next month. There might also be epic waits at the security line because the TSA says cuts will reduce their staffing as well.
To help us navigate to the best of the best bedtime books, we've called in our resident children's book expert, Mara Alpert, a librarian with the LA Public Library.
Actress Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve – Acton's 'pride' and joy – is an 80-acre parcel of land that houses and maintains lions, tigers, leopards ... any sort of big cat in need of a home.
Each year, thousands of people from all over world meet up to play and observe games like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and Tekken.