Archive for March 25th, 2013

Prop 8 timeline: A look back at same-sex marriage legislation in California (Photos)

Politics | | March 25 2013, 8:35 PM

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will address California’s Proposition 8, an amendment to the state constitution that defines marriage as between a man and woman.

Developer used SB Airport Authority as a "piggy bank," say prosecutors

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 25 2013, 7:14 PM

San Bernardino County prosecutors have charged an airport developer with conspiracy and perjury.

UPDATE: Fake bombs prompt evacuations of 2 Santa Monica buses

Local | | March 25 2013, 6:31 PM

Two suspicious bags on two Santa Monica city buses during Monday morning's rush hour turned out to be prop devices left behind after a weekend security training exercise.

Ex-LA cop Dan DeJarnette pleads to manslaughter of wife in Hawaii

Crime & Justice | | March 25 2013, 6:18 PM

He told police he woke to find his wife Yu DeJarnette lying on a lava embankment near their Big Island home. Police believed DeJarnette bludgeoned her with a tire jack.

Mars rover Curiosity back in action after computer problems

Environment & Science | | March 25 2013, 4:30 PM

It had been unable to perform science experiments since late last month after experiencing a computer memory problem.

San Bernardino County airport developer facing charges

Local | | March 25 2013, 1:58 PM

The arrest was made by members of a special multi-agency task force formed in 2010 to investigate corruption in San Bernardino County.

Drivers brave Coldwater Canyon on first weekday closure (map)

Local | | March 25 2013, 12:43 PM

Traffic crews Monday shut down Coldwater Canyon Avenue between Mulholland Drive and Ventura Blvd.The five-week closure may create a commute headache for some.

AT&T West workers, company resume contract talks

Business & Economy | | March 25 2013, 12:26 PM

AT&T West unionized workers in California and Nevada reported to work as contract negotiations continue.

Report: Shift one-third of California state parks to local control (PDF)

Local | | March 25 2013, 10:57 AM

"We have to take a fresh and rigorous look at the system from top to bottom. We need a new business model and fresh thinking," one expert said. Read the full report.

Calif. Prop 8 & DOMA same-sex marriage cases: A primer

Local | | March 25 2013, 10:15 AM

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears a pair of cases on gay marriage. The justices will review California's Proposition 8; on Wednesday, they take up the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

President Obama's pen establishes 2 national monuments in the West

Environment & Science | | March 25 2013, 10:03 AM

Two are in the west: The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument near Taos, New Mexico and San Juan Islands National Monument, in Washington.

As qualified men dwindle, the military looks for a few good women

US & World | | March 25 2013, 9:56 AM

Pentagon officials say women are serving in ground combat jobs as a matter of equality. But the military also needs them because the number of men who qualify for service is declining.

PHOTOS: Nowruz brings crowds to celebrate in Westwood

Arts & Entertainment | | March 25 2013, 9:51 AM

Los Angeles dignitaries joined thousands of Iranians in Westwood's "Persian Square" Sunday to celebrate Nowruz — the Persian New Year.

As Prop 8 heads to the Supreme Court, more in US support gay marriage

Local | | March 25 2013, 6:38 AM

The latest public opinion surveys show about one-third of Americans now oppose gay marriage, while some 58 percent support it. California's Prop. 8 case will be argued Tuesday.

Another CA city heading to bankruptcy court: Stockton

Business & Economy | | March 25 2013, 6:33 AM

On Monday, California's 13th-largest city, Stockton, begins federal court proceedings that could end with it becoming the most populous in the nation to successfully enter Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

Spring is a state of mind as wintry weather sweeps nation

Environment & Science | | March 25 2013, 6:26 AM

The calendar says it's spring. But it sure doesn't look like it across much of the nation. A storm that gave parts of the Rockies and Midwest another taste of winter is now hitting the Northeast.

Cyprus residents are suspicious, but bailout deal seems set

US & World | | March 25 2013, 6:19 AM

The $13 billion bailout is aimed at shoring up the island nation's banking sector and making sure its problems don't spread. But many Cypriots think their creditors have other intentions.

3 things to know about the weekend's NCAA basketball action

Arts & Entertainment | | March 25 2013, 6:15 AM

The biggest story? Florida Gulf Coast's Cinderella run. The biggest controversy? A missed call at the end of Ohio State's game with Iowa State. The longest game? The Dayton women's epic double overtime victory over St. John's.

Girl, 9, walks to get help after crash kills dad in Acton

Local | | March 25 2013, 6:06 AM

A helicopter transported the girl to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She was treated for minor injuries including bumps and bruises and a cut on her face.

POLL: Public Radio Bracket Madness Rd 3: Vote for your favorite public radio show

Arts & Entertainment | | March 25 2013, 6:00 AM

Round 2 is over, and now it's time to vote for your final four. See who won the last round, see if your brackets are busted, and show your love for the shows you care about.

Merced River plan for Yosemite draws fire (Photos)

Environment & Science | | March 25 2013, 6:00 AM

The $235 million plan would eliminate some concessions – including horseback riding – as part of an effort to protect the Merced River.

Altadena businesses: We can't match Walmart's prices (Photos)

Business & Economy | | March 25 2013, 6:00 AM

Altadena small businesses hoped the new Walmart Neighborhood Market would attract new customers and increase sales. So far, the crowds are only streaming to Walmart. See how the prices compare.

Kerry in Afghanistan to prod Karzai on future ties

US & World | | March 25 2013, 5:43 AM

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew into Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday to see President Hamid Karzai.

VIDEO: 'Bob Dylan' performs Disney songs in alternate reality

Without A Net | | March 25 2013, 5:28 PM

The parody video gives you a young Dylan, set on Oct. 14, 1965, singing songs Disney didn’t do until the ’90s, from "A Whole New World" to "Colors of the Wind."

Time outdoors boosts environmental literacy for minority students

OnCentral | | March 25 2013, 4:18 PM

An environmentally-literate population increases society's chance for addressing major environmental issues, according to the co-author of a new study.

POLL: Should Margaret Cho have been asked to cover up at a Korean spa?

Without A Net | | March 25 2013, 2:45 PM

Comedian Margaret Cho wrote an essay for women’s blog Jezebel, saying she received a talking to at Korean L.A. spa Aroma Spa & Sports Monday morning due to her tattooed body.

Will a million online signatures push Congress to take up student loan debt relief?

Represent! | | March 25 2013, 1:19 PM

Online petitions can get a lot of support, but there's some doubt about whether they change lawmakers' minds.

President Clinton endorses Greuel for LA mayor

Represent! | | March 25 2013, 11:39 AM

Its a big "get" for Wendy Greuel, but not unexpected. She worked in his administration, and was an early backer of Hillary for president. But will he campaign for her in LA or appear in ads?

San Gabriel voter challenges Councilman-elect's residency

Represent! | | March 25 2013, 11:35 AM

The San Gabriel City Council is set to decide whether to swear in the candidate who took second place, or delay while investigating his residency.

Birth rate among abused teens is 20 percent, says study

OnCentral | | March 25 2013, 11:07 AM

Researchers found that teenage girls who had experienced abuse or neglect were far likelier to have a child than their counterparts who hadn't been abused.

In immigration news: SCOTUS takes affirmative action case, a video gamer's unusual DACA story, more

Multi-American | | March 25 2013, 10:33 AM

Supreme Court to wade into affirmative action - again - USA Today The high court has agreed to hear a case involving a 2006 Michigan referendum prohibiting use of racial preferences in state university admissions and government hiring.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Sheriff Baca's next act

Represent! | | March 25 2013, 7:54 AM

Today is Monday, March 25 and headlines include a look at Sheriff Baca's leadership, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's exit interviews, and a sweet payday in Sacramento.

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The Loh Life

Hawaii, Part One: Hawaiian Vacation

| March 25 2013, 9:52 AM

Sandra Tsing Loh goes to Hawaii... sort of.

The Loh Down On Science

Animal Crackers

| March 25 2013, 6:00 AM

Canine carbs?

AirTalk®

Supreme Court oral arguments and analysis of CA's Prop 8 hearing

US & World | | March 25 2013, 2:08 PM

After a long wait on both sides of the issue, California’s Prop 8 finally gets heard at the Supreme Court. During the first hour of our program, we’ll broadcast the recorded audio of oral arguments heard earlier today at the Supreme Court. After that, our team of experts will discuss and analyze what was said at the hearing.

Do countries that are lax on tax drag the European Union down?

| March 25 2013, 10:49 AM

Cyrpus' banking crisis and subsequent bailout raises questions about how tax regulations in the European Union affect individual countries

Hunt for Dorner reward heats up

| March 25 2013, 10:48 AM

Three parties are fighting for the $1.2 million reward for the capture of ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, but some donors are withdrawing their pledges.

SCOTUS Preview: Prop. 8, DOMA, and affirmative action

| March 25 2013, 10:47 AM

The Supreme Court is having a busy week, with two hearings scheduled on cases concerning marriage equality and an announcement today that the court will take on a Michigan affirmative action case.

Does dual-immersion learning pay off in better test scores?

| March 25 2013, 10:47 AM

If dual language immersion programs are so successful, why aren't more California schools adopting them? What are some of the challenges and drawbacks? What are the benefits?

UCLA fires basketball coach Ben Howland after early exit from NCAA tournament

| March 25 2013, 10:45 AM

After a 20-point loss to lower-seeded Minnesota in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday, UCLA fired basketball head coach Ben Howland after ten years at the helm of the one-time college basketball superpower.

Take Two®

Can learning in two languages help poor kids succeed?

| March 25 2013, 3:08 PM

At an elementary school in Baldwin Park, children receiving a bilingual education appear to be vaulting over the achievement gap.

What would it mean for Stockton to declare bankruptcy?

| March 25 2013, 10:08 AM

Today, the city of Stockton begins the federal court proceedings that could end in the city entering Chapter 9 bankruptcy. But what exactly does it mean for a city to be bankrupt? The California Report's Scott Detrow looks into that question.

Greuel shakes up campaign staff

| March 25 2013, 9:40 AM

Many thought this race was Greuel's to lose. Now, it's turning into a close contest.

Touch-screen toddlers: the concerns of technology on children's development

| March 25 2013, 9:34 AM

For years, parents have heard the warnings to not let their children zone out in front of the TV for too long; the American Academy of Pediatrics warns against any TV time for children under 2.

Yosemite's controversial Merced River Plan (Photos)

Environment & Science | | March 25 2013, 9:33 AM

A National Park Service plan to better protect the Merced River calls for closing some commercial ventures in Yosemite National Park.

Merced River plan for Yosemite draws fire (Photos)

| March 25 2013, 9:30 AM

The $235 million plan would eliminate some concessions – including horseback riding – as part of an effort to protect the Merced River.

Older Americans are going to the movies more

Arts & Entertainment | | March 25 2013, 9:28 AM

Nearly 6 million Americans in their 40s go to at least one movie a month, up from 3.3 million just two years ago.

Prop 8 decision could boost Republican fundraising

| March 25 2013, 9:22 AM

Many GOP fund raisers believe this shift in views could mean an influx of cash in places like California, New York and Florida.

What's at stake with Proposition 8

| March 25 2013, 9:18 AM

This week the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, and Proposition 8. Reporter Scott Shafer is in Washington D.C. for two days of arguments and has this look at what's at stake for both sides.

Challenging Latino stereotypes in the media

| March 25 2013, 9:14 AM

Picture a strong and positive Latino character in film or TV, and you might think of Edward James Olmos as math teacher Jaime Escalante in 1988's Stand and Deliver.

Godfather of modern bodybuilding dies

| March 25 2013, 9:13 AM

The godfather of bodybuiding, Joe Weider, passed away over the weekend at Cedars Sinai, he was 93. He started the popular magazines like Muscle and Fitness, Flex, Men's Fitness or Shape and brought weight lifting to the masses.

Picture This: Ashley Gilbertson's lens on the Iraq War

| March 25 2013, 9:10 AM

Photographer Ashley Gilbertson's work is among the photos in a new exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY. He joins the show to discuss his work.

Off-Ramp®

Val Kilmer becomes Mark Twain in 'Citizen Twain'

Arts & Entertainment | | March 25 2013, 1:23 PM

Kilmer says Twain used his own voice, unlike the other public speakers of his time, who affected an unnatural cadence and tone.