Archive for April 1st, 2013


Education, income, and where we live may all play a role in how much we shrink in old age, according to a study by US and Chinese economists.
Google Nose lets you sniff "15M+ sentibytes" via your computer screen. Twttr is for those who only want to use consonants. YouTube closes until 2023 because it has enough videos already. Morning Edition profiles "Hootie and the Time Travelers." The April 1 foolishness has begun.
John Melvin Walker was considered one of the biggest operators of storefront medical marijuana operations in Southern California.
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Police make arrest in 10-year-old Northridge girl's kidnapping

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with last week's kidnapping and sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl from her family's home in Northridge.

Edison submits plan to feds to restart San Onofre nuclear plant

Southern California Edison submits draft plan to fed regulators to restart one of two units at offline San Onofre nuclear plant.
Tracking the bank PAC money
Chase Bank tweeted at 10:36 a.m. that the site was experiencing issues, and users have been registering their difficulties with the site.
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A dog sent into a home in search of suspect was thrown out a second-story window. An officer rushed the dog to a vet, and the suspect was arrested.
118 Freeway Crash

UPDATE: 2 dead in fiery crash on 118 Freeway in Los Angeles

A car hit the truck at about on westbound State Route 118 in Granada Hills. A second car hit the first, which burst into flames. Two people have died.
Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes during a court hearing last month in Centennial, Colo.
James Holmes had offered to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence. Prosecutors called that a publicity ploy. Twelve people died and another 58 were wounded in the attack.
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The bills that would eliminate the use of plastic bags at grocery and big box stores – and charge small fees for paper bags. The paper industry opposes the bills.
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Spending on U.S. construction projects rebounded in February, helped by a surge in home construction, which rose to the highest level in more than four years.
I'm not sorry.

Why not apologizing makes you feel better

Expressing regret may grease the social wheels, but not doing so boosts your sense of power, control and self-worth. Try explaining that to your boss.
Student Veterans - Desiree Escarcida
Many vets are entering Southern California schools under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. It helps student vets and their families pay for tuition, books and housing.
It's down to your public radio final four, and it's time to make your vote known. Vote in our polls to decide the one public radio show to rule them all.

LA mayor's race: Cesar Chavez lives! (On political mailers)

As California commemorates the holiday devoted to the iconic labor leader, his image has found its way into L.A.'s mayoral campaign.

MAP: Student veterans centers in the US

Browse our map of student veterans resource centers throughout the U.S. and let us know of centers around you.
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The Next Mission: Veterans go to college in Southern California

As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, hundreds of thousands of American veterans are choosing to get a college education, but they are not your typical student. Our series presents an in-depth examination of these challenges facing student vets.
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The Next Mission: Taking brain injuries from the battlefield to the classroom

Experts estimate there are more than 200,000 student vets with traumatic brain Injury. In the second story in our series "The Next Mission: Veterans go to college in Southern California," we focus on such students.
Saddleback College’s veterans memorial

The Next Mission: Student veterans and a space of their own

In the last of our series looking at looking at how schools and veterans in Southern California are navigating the transition from combat to campus, we look at the role of veterans centers.


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Parks Save co-founder Steve Soboroff says LA's 400-plus parks have taken the brunt of budget cuts over the past few years, and it's time to start finding new ways to fund them.
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Clementine's cozy and popular neighborhood cafe has been offering grilled cheese menus that are possibly the greatest thing since sliced bread. Their 12th Annual Celebration of National Grilled Cheese Month is no exception.
A provision in state law forced environmental challenges to certain development projects to skip the lower courts. A judge says that's unconstitutional.
There's been tensions since trustees canceled the winter term, and now the faculty advisor to the campus newspaper has been placed on leave.
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The agreement ends the threat of a strike, though it must still be approved by a majority of the union's 18,000 members in California and Nevada.
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A lack of high-skilled jobs in the US could be a long-term problem. The number of college grads working minimum wage jobs is up 70 percent over a decade ago.
Researchers Predict Major Earthquake To Hit California In Next 30 Year
A federal bankruptcy judge has ruled the Central Valley city can enter Chapter 9, over the objections of creditors. Will San Bernardino now follow?
WonderCon 2013

Awesome cosplay from WonderCon (photos)

Fans of popular culture went all out with their costumes at WonderCon on Easter weekend in Anaheim. Check them out in our photo slideshow.
Wet Seal
Wet Seal promoted two executives to help reenergize its company, which posted a nearly $86 million net loss in its fourth quarter.
Immigration Reform
Congress is officially in recess, but special working groups in the House and Senate are making progress on legislative packages.
She joins Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, council President Herb Wesson and the County Federation of Labor in backing the State Senator for the Ninth District seat.
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Maven's Morning Coffee: Watts Towers get a makeover

Today is Monday, April 1 and headlines include a makeover for the Watts Towers, visions for the controller's office, and pardons out of Sacramento.
Proposed California Budget Cuts Threaten Adult Day Health Care
A state lawmaker wants to reimburse Medi-Cal patients who speak limited English for interpreters to help them get the right diagnosis and treatment. Read the bill.
Lawmakers have proposed eliminating visas for siblings and adult married children of U.S. citizens as part of immigration reform.


The Loh Life

Episode: Hawaii, Part Two: Hawaiian Vacation, Up All Night!

Hawaii, Part Two: Hawaiian Vacation, Up All Night!

Sandra Tsing Loh learns about Hawaii.


Episode: AirTalk for April 1, 2013
Big Data

How the Information Age is changing everything

How has big data transformed the way we approach and evaluate information? What will its impact be in years to come? Can this kind of analysis be dangerous, or have significant drawbacks? Kenneth Cukier joins Larry to speak about the revolution of big data and how it will affect our lives.
After a week of saber-rattling, North Korea has stepped up its bellicose rhetoric against South Korea and the United States. This weekend, the country announced that it is in a “state of war” with South Korea, and North Korea’s parliament voted to beef up its nuclear weapons arsenal.
Aggressive Flu Strain Arrives Early And Spreads Rapidly Through U.S.
New York City is set to pass legislation requiring thousands of companies to provide paid sick leave to their employees. Some California cities have passed similar legislation, but many more initiatives here have failed. Why?
Flag Football
Sequoyah School's flag football team had to forfeit their 8-0 record this year, due to a new rule that barred girls from playing on boys' teams. Is that fair?
How should PCC students, faculty, and administrators handle these problems? Is it Rocha’s responsibility to maintain a yearly schedule? Will the decision to cancel the winter intersession continue to have serious repercussions?
Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes during a court hearing last month in Centennial, Colo.
Does execution mean justice for the victims of Aurora? If you’re opposed to the death penalty on principal, does the egregiousness of this crime change your view? How would you want to see this trial resolved?

Take Two®

Episode: Take Two for April 1, 2013
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LA and San Francisco vie for West Coast's tallest skyscraper

Baseball isn't the only source of rivalry between LA and San Francisco. The two California cities are also competing to have the West Coast's tallest skyscraper.
General Hospital Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary At The New York Stock Exchange
Fifty years ago today, ABC's "General Hospita" debuted, which means the soap is the longest running daytime drama currently in production. We'll find out how it's managed to maintain its success and what it's like to be on the set.
Veterans in Hollywood - Part Two

Hollywood Report: Industry employment hits a new low

We learned last week that unemployment in California fell to 9.6 percent. That's still two points above the national average, but it's the lowest rate seen in the Golden State since 2008. Leading the way in providing new jobs: technology, tourism and construction. Not helping out: Hollywood. Employment in the industry has fallen to the lowest level in more than a decade.
Los Angeles Dodgers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Is a Dodgers-Angels Freeway World Series on its way?

Since it seems L.A.'s baseball teams have cash to burn, should fans count on both winning a lot of games and maybe giving the city it's first ever Freeway World Series?
Student Veterans - Desiree Escarcida

College a tough adjustment for many military veterans

Many vets are entering Southern California schools under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. It helps student vets and their families pay for tuition, books and housing.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his former Harvard roommate Joe Green are reportedly forming a new super PAC. The group could raise as much as $50 million to lobby on issues seen as being key to technology.
Living in southern California, we often hear about drug cartel activity spilling over from Mexico, but law enforcement officials say that Mexican drug cartels are setting their sights beyond border states.
Last week, a group of climate scientists, insurance experts, real estate developers and city planners met to discuss how to better prepare for the challenges their city may face.
Tuition Protest Signs

Stealth fees driving up the cost of college

A new report by ProPublica shows that several schools around the country say they're keeping down tuition costs. But at the same time, more and more fees are popping up on bills --- and those might not be part of the official price tag that prospective students look at.
Gerhartsreiter is a con-man who masqueraded as a member of the wealthy Rockefeller clan; It was just one of many identities he's assumed. He now faces murder charges in the 1985 death of a San Marino man.
Jeff Chu
Writer Jeff Chu wanted to know the answer to a pivotal question inspired it the Sunday school song "Jesus Loves Me." As a gay Christian, does Jesus love him?

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Medicinal Draft


One thing hasn’t changed. Vin Scully got the biggest cheer of the day, and, later, up in the top deck, a little transistor radio was broadcasting Vin's play-by-play.

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