Archive for March 25th, 2013


Same Sex Marriage Supreme Court
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.
San Bernardino County prosecutors have charged an airport developer with conspiracy and perjury.
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.
Crime Stock Photo (police caution tape)
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.
Curiosity Rover
It had been unable to perform science experiments since late last month after experiencing a computer memory problem.
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)

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.
Economy california jobs technology
AT&T West unionized workers in California and Nevada reported to work as contract negotiations continue.
Citizen Kane Hearst Castle
"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.
People wait through winter weather Monday outside the U.S. Supreme Court, in line hoping to attend oral arguments in the same-sex marriage cases being argued Tuesday and Wednesday.

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

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 Designates Five New National Monuments
Two are in the west: The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument near Taos, New Mexico and San Juan Islands National Monument, in Washington.
Army recruits perform exercises as part of a demonstration for tourists in front of the military-recruiting station in New York's Times Square.
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.
Nowruz celebrations

PHOTOS: Nowruz brings crowds to celebrate in Westwood

Los Angeles dignitaries joined thousands of Iranians in Westwood's "Persian Square" Sunday to celebrate Nowruz — the Persian New Year.
Same-sex marriage advocates protest outside the county clerk's office in San Francisco on Feb. 14.
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.
Stockton, CA Leads Nation In Rate Of Foreclosures
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.
In St. Louis on Sunday the sliding — even without a sled — was good. The area got 6 to 12 inches of new snow over the weekend.
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.
A Cypriot man held some  coins in Nicosia on Sunday. He and others on the island nation were watching anxiously as world leaders put together a bailout package for Cypriot banks.

Cyprus residents are suspicious, but bailout deal seems set

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.
Florida Gulf Coast players Eddie Murray (No. 23) and Chase Fieler (No. 20) celebrate their win Sunday over San Diego State. The game was played at the  Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
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.
police tape
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.
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.
Yosemite - Peterson
The $235 million plan would eliminate some concessions – including horseback riding – as part of an effort to protect the Merced River.
Altadena Walmart Opens - 1
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.
Secretary of State John Kerry during a news conference Thursday in Rome.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew into Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday to see President Hamid Karzai.


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."
A Place Called Home garden
An environmentally-literate population increases society's chance for addressing major environmental issues, according to the co-author of a new study.
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.
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Online petitions can get a lot of support, but there's some doubt about whether they change lawmakers' minds.
Former President Bill Clinton Gives Closing Remarks At The Int'l AIDS Conference
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?
Chin-Ho Liao
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

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.
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.
LA Jails

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

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.


The Loh Life

Episode: Hawaii, Part One: Hawaiian Vacation

Hawaii, Part One: Hawaiian Vacation

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

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers

Canine carbs?


Episode: AirTalk for March 25, 2013
Supreme Court Hears Arguments On California's Prop 8 And Defense Of Marriage Act
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.
Cyrpus' banking crisis and subsequent bailout raises questions about how tax regulations in the European Union affect individual countries
LA Police Shootings

Hunt for Dorner reward heats up

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.
More than two dozen people bundled up to camp out before the U.S. Supreme Court for a seat to watch oral arguments in a same-sex marriage case on Tuesday.

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

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.
bilingual education
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?
Minnesota v UCLA
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

Episode: Take Two for March 25, 2013
Dual Language API - 1
At an elementary school in Baldwin Park, children receiving a bilingual education appear to be vaulting over the achievement gap.
Stockton, CA Leads Nation In Rate Of Foreclosures

What would it mean for Stockton to declare bankruptcy?

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

Many thought this race was Greuel's to lose. Now, it's turning into a close contest.
Two children focused on an iPad
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 - Peterson

Yosemite's controversial Merced River Plan (Photos)

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

Merced River plan for Yosemite draws fire (Photos)

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

Older Americans are going to the movies more

Nearly 6 million Americans in their 40s go to at least one movie a month, up from 3.3 million just two years ago.
Supreme Court Decides Whether Of Not To Review Challenge Of California's Prop 8

Prop 8 decision could boost Republican fundraising

Many GOP fund raisers believe this shift in views could mean an influx of cash in places like California, New York and Florida.
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What's at stake with Proposition 8

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.
Edward James Olmos, Stand and Deliver

Challenging Latino stereotypes in the media

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.
Joe Weider and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Godfather of modern bodybuilding dies

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

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.


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

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