Archive for April 7th, 2013


Crime Stock Photo (police caution tape)

Woman found dead near UC Santa Barbara ID'd as Cal Poly student

Giselle Esme Ayala of Santa Rosa was visiting the area for the Deltopia spring break festivities, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reports.
Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

Clippers beat Lakers 109-95 to win division title

There was no celebrating on court or in the locker room after the Clippers beat the Lakers to clinch the Clippers' first Pacific Division title in franchise history against a team that has long overshadowed them.
2012 Summer TCA Tour - Day 11

Broadcasters struggle to tap into the 'Zero TV' crowd

Broadcasters will convene on Las Vegas this week to discuss the rapidly-growing demographic of people who don't subscribe to cable or satellite TV services.
Orange County Lost Hikers
Nicolas Cendoya says his three-day ordeal in Trabuco Canyon gave him a new perspective on life: "I've been a little selfish lately."
Nestle makes a range of products under the Boost brand marketed as liquid nutritional supplements or meal replacements. But nutritionists say they can't compete with all the benefits of eating real food.

Bay Area anti-foodie experiments with solely liquid diet

Believe it or not, there's a veritable subculture of otherwise healthy people who simply don't like eating real food. But liquid meal replacements may not be their best bet if they want an alternative.
There are no reports of damage or injury from a pair of small earthquakes that struck in Southern California's desert region.
Mercer 6112
There were four more 'swatting' incidents last week, targeting Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, and Sean Combs. A psychologist blames "a lack of empathy."
Lt. Gen. Richard Harding, Air Force judge advocate general, center, speaks with Army Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman, left, and Robert Taylor, acting general counsel of the Defense Department, prior to testifying before the Senate subcommittee on sexual assault on

New recruits combat sexual assault in the Air Force

At the Wright-Patterson base in Dayton, Ohio, young airmen are being trained to spot and report sexual abuse.
An Afghan police officer stands guard near the site where a suicide bomb attack took the life of six Americans, including 25-year-old Foreign Service officer Anne Smedinghoff, in Afghanistan on Saturday.

Young staffer's death binds US Embassy, journalists

The war became much more personal for the U.S. embassy and most of the journalists in Afghanistan when word came out that one of the five Americans killed on Saturday was 25-year-old Anne Smedinghoff.
Rick Warren, Pastor, Saddleback Church (
Members of Rick Warren's Southern California church began Sunday services with a prayer for the their pastor, as he and his family coped with the apparent suicide of his 27-year-old son.
Congress comes back from a two-week spring break on Monday.

Back from recess, Congress preps for gun legislation fight

Senate staffers say a bipartisan agreement has yet to be reached on universal background checks, and that snarl may end up delaying a vote on gun legislation for another week.
Dr. Martha Twaddle talks to a patient and strokes her hair during a visit at the Midwest Palliative and Hospice CareCenter in Skokie, Ill., in 2012.

As palliative care need grows, specialists are scarce

Some advocates argue that primary care doctors, surgeons and other specialists could add palliative medicine to their usual care.
South Korea conducts military exercises near the border with North Korea on Wednesday.

U.S. parries North Korean threats with a fresh plan

The muted U.S. response to North Korea's belligerence is a first warning, part of a recently developed counterprovocation plan that's being put to the test.
Oh, Portland: the Hopworks Urban Brewery's "pub bike."
Saccharomyces cerevisiae is poised to become the nation's first official state microbe. Oregon is grateful for all the yeast has done for the state's booming beer industry.
President Obama prepares to depart San Francisco on Thursday.

Obama riles his own party with Social Security offer

Few things indicate a president no longer needs to worry about running for re-election more than his willingness to ignite an intraparty firestorm.

Sequester pinches long-term unemployed even more

This week, the plight of 5 million Americans who've been searching for work is getting a bit tougher as the government cuts their unemployment benefits.

Experts: Prison gang reach increasingly extends into streets

Experts say prison gangs of all races and ethnicities have evolved in recent years to include more activity outside the walls.


Mighty winds expected to batter the L.A. basin Sunday night. The area could see gusts exceeding 80 mph in some places.


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