Archive for March 19th, 2013


Obit-Fran Warren

'Sunday Kind of Love' singer Fran Warren dies (video)

Fran Warren, whose 1947 recording of "A Sunday Kind of Love" was one of the classic hits of the big band era, has died.
LA County Jail Inmates
State GOP lawmakers say counties can't manage the thousands of new felons under their supervision.
About two dozen alleged members of LA's Mara Salvatrucha 13 street gang were indicted Monday on extortion charges forcing street food vendors to pay "rent."
Federal regulators have once again pushed back their timeline for deciding if they’ll allow the San Onofre nuclear plant to reopen.

FAA is deciding which small airport control towers to close

As the FAA considers closing towers due to sequestration budget cuts, officials at smaller airports worry about impact on safety and the economy.
Buffalo Bills v Arizona Cardinals

New phone app helps trainers evaluate sports concussions

There's a phone app for every need these days—from counting calories to finding happy hours and now, evaluating a possible concussion.
Daily Antiretroviral Pill Found To Protect Healthy From AIDS Transmission
USC researchers say aggressive early treatment of HIV infections could create drug-resistant strains of the virus.

Can the Catholic church attract new adherents with the Internet?

Years after Facebook and Google executives briefed the Vatican, church leaders still haven't figured out how to connect with billions of digital natives.
Water and power commissioners have approved a plan to end LA's use of coal energy within 12 years. The vote achieves a key goal set by LA's mayor in his second term.
Capistrano Swallows

No more swallows returning to San Juan Capistrano?

Some folks in San Juan Capistrano will have their eyes on the skies, looking for the annual return of swallows. But it’s up in the air whether the migratory guests of honor will show.
Pinot Noir grapes just before they are h
The LA attorney bought a dilapidated 19th Century winery, replanting cabernet sauvignon vines and growing the chardonnay he became famous for.
The injured were taken to area hospitals for treatment and further evaluation. The identities of those killed were not released pending notification of their families.
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Power restored to two fuel storage pools at Japan's tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, but two others have been without fresh cooling water for more than a day.
ACLU and law firm Nixon Peabody alleged that Sultana High School administrators foster a hostile and harassing climate for gay students.
The Fisherman's ring, which Pope Francis will now wear. The name and image honor St. Peter, a fisherman and the first pope. The ring is fashioned in gold-plated silver.

Pope Francis 1st mass is simple, with a call to protect the poor

The new pope pledged to "embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important."
Riverside County is accused of providing poor medical some inmates, who go months without seeing a doctor, or get only cursory medical exams, and are rarely referred to specialists.
We built a little public radio bracket pitting our favorite shows against one another. Little did we know it would lead to all-out Twitter war.
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An increasing number of Iraqis are arriving in Orange County, some 1,600 a year. But the challenges of living in American can be significant. Part of a series on the Iraq war.
Home Building
U.S. builders started construction of homes in February at the second-fastest pace in 4.5 years, further evidence of a sustainable housing recovery.


HBO released a statement saying that it was proud of the show and that canceling it was a “very difficult decision,” but bad ratings mean it's kaput.
Led by El Salvadorans and Guatemalans, the population grew 51 percent between 2000 and 2010, outpacing growth from Mexico and other parts of Latin America.
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Disney pushes 'TV Everywhere' with new app

Consumers are demanding content whenever and wherever they want to view it, on smartphone and tablets. But where does that leave local TV stations?
The 23-campus California State University has begun discussing how to spend a $125 million funding increase proposed by Governor Jerry Brown.
A woman, suffering from Alzheimer's dese
A new report says 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia, and in many of those deaths, Alzheimer's is at least a factor.
L.A County Sheriff Lee Baca's proposal for a nearly $1 billion jail construction project needs thorough evaluation, county supervisors decided Tuesday.
AMC & Vanity Fair Host A Special Preview of "Rubicon"
Bromell also had a personal stake in the show’s clandestine intelligence agency world — his father was a CIA agent.
UCLA researchers have genetically engineered tomatoes that mimic the action of "good" cholesterol when you eat them.

EXCLUSIVE: Antonio Villaraigosa on getting off of coal

Mayor Villaraigosa confirmed that city leaders hadn't formulated a plan for eliminating LA’s reliance on coal by 2020 when he announced that goal in 2008.
A judge has approved the sale of Twinkies to a pair of firms, one of which owns L.A.-headquartered Pabst beer. The dream of a beer-soaked snack sponge is closer than ever.

Being heart-healthy may help prevent cancer, say experts

Seven steps recommended by cardiologists to stay heart disease-free also seem to reduce people's cancer risk, says a new study.

US Bank Tower tells the story of downtown LA office market

The tallest building in the West is being sold to developers from SIngapore. But will the new owners be able to overcome the dreary economics of L.A. office space?
California Voters Participate In The State's Pivotal Primary
Paul spells out his plan for immigration overhaul - New York Times Republican Sen. Rand Paul, a Tea Party favorite, called for conservatives to back immigration reform and detailed his position Tuesday before the U.
Official results and the swearing in of new City Council members has been held off for a week while the D.A. and city review complaints.
Congressman Juan Vargas, Chula Vista

Jesuit on Capitol Hill reflect on Pope Francis

Why are the Pope and a former Jesuit-turned-California Congressman quoting from Matthew? Because they both believe they are supposed to protect the hungry, the sick and strangers.
An elderly woman walks with a walker on

1 in 3 seniors dies with dementia: 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 Tuesday, March 19 and headlines include Wendy Greuel's view on pensions, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's legacy on education, and a claim against the city.
Match Day - Veronica Ramirez

Game, set, Match Day: Med students now know their residencies

Fourth-year medical students learned where they'd spent the next years of their lives on Friday, in the midst of a nationwide primary care provider shortage.
Math School Initiative
The outgoing Los Angeles mayor made a big play for public education. But he was rebuffed, and his smaller goals proved elusive. This is part of a series looking at the mayor's legacy.


Business Update with Mark Lacter

Episode: What does Leiweke's departure from AEG mean for an NFL stadium in Los Angeles?

What does Leiweke's departure from AEG mean for an NFL stadium in Los Angeles?

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says people interested in the NFL may well be wondering whether the league will provide any clarity on an L.A. team at an upcoming owners meeting.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Gold Fever

Gold Fever

The only Bugs Yosemite Sam could love.


Episode: AirTalk for March 19, 2013
Group Wedding Held On Valentine's Day In West Palm Beach, Florida

Who are the winners and losers of delayed marriage?

A recent report shows delaying marriage is a rising trend. College-educated women are reaping the financial benefits of delaying marriage and childbearing, but young women with less education are reversing the order of marriage and the baby carriage.
Should economic-based immigration come at the cost of family unification? Could giving visa preference to highly skilled workers and STEM graduates lead to U.S. economic growth? Should those candidates get a bigger slice of the immigration pie - or should we just make the pie bigger? If you’re a foreign-born citizen or green card holder, what would this legislation mean to your family?
Disneyland Resort
Disneyland has just announced its first-ever age policy; children 13 years and younger will have to be accompanied by an adult in order to enter the Magic Kingdom.

'Operation Iraqi Freedom' a decade later

What reflections do you have on the 10th anniversary? Was it worth it? Was it a mistake? How has it influenced U.S. foreign policy at present?

Take Two®

Episode: Take Two for March 19, 2013
Electronic Arts Debuts New Games Ahead Of The E3 Expo
It's game over for John Riccitiello. Yesterday, Riccitiello announced he's stepping down from his post as CEO of the video game maker Electronic Arts. He cited poor earnings as the reason for his departure. But some say the move is a bigger indication of the shaky future of video games in today's media market.
Dan Croll
Tuesday's the day that record companies usually release their new albums, so to help get caught up on the newest in music we have Oliver Wang from and Morgan Rhodes from KPFK.
Philadelphia Magazine
In the City of Brotherly Love, there's little love for a magazine article that's stirred up race relations. Philadelphia Magazine recently published a cover story, "Being White in Philly."

Why Villaraigosa fell short as LA's education mayor

The outgoing Los Angeles mayor made a big play for public education. But he was rebuffed, and his smaller goals proved elusive. This is part of a series looking at the mayor's legacy.

Women's issues move into immigration reform spotlight

Immigration reform is rarely thought of as specifically a women's issue, but it is central to the fight for women's equality. That's the argument of an organization of women calling themselves We Belong Together.

Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt stands trial for genocide

In Guatemala today, General Efrain Rios Montt will be prosecuted for the crime of genocide. This case is being closely watched. Jill Replogle from the Fronteras Desk reports.
Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Rajiv Chandrasekaran on the aftermath of the Iraq invasion

In the years after the US invasion of Iraq, Paul Bremer and the Coalition Provisional Authority sought to create a new Iraqi government. Rajiv Chandrasekaran, former Baghdad bureau chief for the Washington Post, joins the show with more.
Cliff Swallow Capistrano
A new study out of Oklahoma seems to suggest that the cliff swallows there are adapting to their modified environments in an interesting way. Researchers found their wings may be getting shorter to help them get out of the way of traffic.
Chicago Defender

The state of the African-American newspaper

Yesterday, the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism released its 2013 annual report on the state of the news media. While most all sorts of media has been negatively affected, African-American news media outlets seem to be hit especially hard.
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A flood of Iraqi refugees struggle to adjust in Orange County (Photos)

Since the U.S. opened up its doors to Iraqi refugees in 2007, more have ended up in California than any other state, nearly 20,000. An increasing number of then are arriving in Orange County and are facing big challenges once they arrive. As KPCC's Ben Bergman reports, they can face significant challenges.

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