Archive for April 19th, 2013

Boston Marathon bombings: Suspect captured, alive (Photos, video)

US & World | | April 19 2013, 7:19 PM

A Massachusetts college student wanted in the BostonMarathon bombing was captured hiding out in a boat parked in a backyard Friday and his older brother lay dead in a furious 24-hour drama that transfixed the nation and paralyzed the Boston area with fear.

Boy Scouts could eliminate anti-gay policy, but not totally

US & World | | April 19 2013, 6:54 PM

A revamped policy that allows gay scouts but not gay scout leaders will come before the Boy Scouts of America national council on May 20.

Psychedelic Science conference: LSD and Ecstasy as medicine?

Health | | April 19 2013, 5:38 PM

The 'Psychedelic Science' conference features scientists doing research on LSD to treat alcoholism, Ecstasy to treat PTSD, and psilocybin to fight tobacco addiction.

Fertilizer explosion: West, Texas, grieves for dead first-responders — death toll is 14

US & World | | April 19 2013, 4:17 PM

Two days after the fertilizer facility exploded in a blinding fireball, authorities announced Friday that they had recovered 14 bodies, confirming for the first time an exact number of people killed.

California unemployment rate drops to 9.4 percent

Business & Economy | | April 19 2013, 3:02 PM

California's unemployment rate dropped in March to 9.4 percent as job growth in the state continued to outpace the nation, figures released Friday show.

MAP: CicLAvia — Ride with an Olympic medalist, plus more helpful tips

Arts & Entertainment | | April 19 2013, 2:04 PM

Join a feeder ride led by Olympic cycling medalist Nelson Vails, who won silver at the 1984 games in Los Angeles. Plus plenty of tips on how to make your day smoother.

Updated: LA's KCET lays off 22 in reorganization

Local | | April 19 2013, 10:21 AM

KCETLink said Friday it is laying off 22 people and not filling five vacant positions in a major reorganization. KCETLink was formed when KCET-TV and Link Media merged.

UPDATE: Boston Marathon bombing: The stories of 2 brothers suspected in blast (Video)

US & World | | April 19 2013, 10:18 AM

An uncle told The Associated Press that the men lived together near Boston and have been in the United States for about a decade. They came from the Russian region near Chechnya, which has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars.

Students, alumni file complaint against Occidental College over sexual assaults (Video)

Local | | April 19 2013, 8:14 AM

Attorney Gloria Allred and a group of Occidental College students and alumni file a federal complaint claiming the school violated equal rights standards when dealing with rape, assault and retaliation claims.

At least 8 people apply for $1 million Dorner reward

Crime & Justice | | April 19 2013, 7:54 AM

At least eight people believe they deserve all or part of the $1 million reward offered for helping bring the saga of ex-cop Christopher Dorner to an end.

Nissan recalling Infiniti, Pathfinder SUV's for brake problem

Business & Economy | | April 19 2013, 6:18 AM

Nissan is recalling more than 19,000 Nissan and Infiniti SUVs because a brake part can fail and make it harder for the driver to stop the car.The recall affects Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti JX SUVs from the 2013 model year.

California's unemployment rate falls

The Breakdown | | April 19 2013, 7:39 PM

California's unemployment rate fell slightly in March to 9.4 from 9.6 percent, according to the Labor Department. The state added 25,500 jobs in March, a significant chunk of the 88,000 jobs that were added in the U.

The Boston bombing meets the immigration debate

Multi-American | | April 19 2013, 7:16 PM

A sampling of headlines and stories as the Boston bombing overshadows immigration reform talks.

$5 million grant for SoCal earthquake warning system

The Latest | | April 19 2013, 5:47 PM

Scientists say an early warning could be flashed when shaking starts on the San Andreas fault, giving Southern Californians precious seconds to find a safe place.

Christopher Dorner's final hours: Just-released dispatch logs offer new details

The Latest | | April 19 2013, 4:53 PM

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department dispatch logs from Feb. 12 chronicle Christopher Dorner's final hours from the perspective of computer-aided dispatch.

Boston Marathon explosions: Where to watch live video of the news online

The Latest | | April 19 2013, 4:48 PM

Authorities are instructing people in the residential neighborhood of Watertown, Massachusetts to stay inside amidst a continuing manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Friday roundup of news from LA's mayoral candidates

Represent! | | April 19 2013, 4:45 PM

A new TV ad from Greuel, an endorsement for Garcetti and a debate. Here's what's happening Friday in the race to be the next mayor of Los Angeles.

UMMA celebrates new clinic, garden at Fremont High

OnCentral | | April 19 2013, 3:53 PM

Among Fremont's nearly 4,600 students, about one-third are obese and 1 in 30 develop type 2 diabetes before they turn 30, according to UMMA.

LA City Council wants info on investments in gun companies

Represent! | | April 19 2013, 3:40 PM

Pension fund for rank-and-file employees has about $158 million invested with gun and ammo companies. Police, firefighter and DWP unions have not yet provided info.

In immigration news: Reform debate turns to Boston bombings, few Chechens allowed to settle in US, hope for a House bill, more

Multi-American | | April 19 2013, 1:59 PM

As Senate hearings start on comprehensive immigration reform, the two Boston bombing suspects' roots in Chechnya are overshadowing talks.

NBC pulls 'Hannibal' amidst Boston bombings, VH1 still says it's the 'Best Week Ever'

Without A Net | | April 19 2013, 1:40 PM

Amidst a week of horrifying tragedy, NBC has decided to pull episode 4 of new serial killer drama “Hannibal” from its schedule over concern about its violent content.

Senate immigration debate distracted by news stories

Represent! | | April 19 2013, 12:39 PM

The Senate Judiciary Committee held its first immigration hearing Friday, but it was overshadowed by events in Boston and Texas. Correction:

Patt's Hats: Channeling Helena Bonham Carter

Patt Morrison | | April 19 2013, 10:42 AM

Is it, by chance, Helena Bonham Carter’s birthday? This begged me to take it out of the closet this morning, a frock very much a la Bonham Carter mode. [We all do know that her husband, Tim Burton, is from Burbank, right?]

Maven's Morning Coffee: is Wendy Greuel an outsider?

Represent! | | April 19 2013, 8:03 AM

Today is Friday, April 19 and headlines include questions about Wendy Greuel's outsider status, Eric Garcetti's relationship with DWP, and cycling in LA.

High blood pressure control lagging in the safety net: study

OnCentral | | April 19 2013, 7:00 AM

Research from Michigan State University says federally-qualified health centers need to improve how they control hypertensive patients' condition.

God is in the garden: a conversation with Scott Claassen

Pacific Swell | | April 19 2013, 6:00 AM

Scott Claassen took a year off from cars and all other types of vehicles and mechanical devices. He called it a Carbon Sabbath.

No same-sex marriage provision in Senate immigration bill

Multi-American | | April 19 2013, 6:00 AM

Advocates had hoped the proposed bill would include a provision allowing gays and lesbians to sponsor foreign-born partners for immigrant visas.

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FilmWeek (04/19/13): Oblivion, In The House, and Antiviral

| April 19 2013, 1:12 PM

Larry Mantle is joined by KPCC film critics Wade Major and Henry Sheehan to review this week’s releases, including Oblivion, In The House, and Antiviral. TGI-FilmWeek!


FilmWeek (04/19/13): Oblivion, In The House, and Pawn, and more

| April 19 2013, 11:37 AM

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Wade Major and Henry Sheehan to review this week’s releases, including Oblivion, In The House, and Antiviral. TGI-FilmWeek!

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Beavers improve the environment for other animals

| April 19 2013, 6:00 AM

Fuzzy lumberjacks save the world.


How should colleges handle on-campus sexual assault?

| April 19 2013, 2:45 PM

A group of current and former Occidental College students are suing the college for failing to respond adequately to sexual assault on campus, citing 37 incidents of assault.

Boy Scouts to consider ending ban on gay youths

| April 19 2013, 10:58 AM

The Boy Scouts of America is proposing to end its ban for gay youth members, but will continue to forbid gays as adult leaders. The proposal still needs to be voted on by its nearly 1,400 members of its National Council at a meeting in Texas in May.

FilmWeek: Oblivion, In the House, and Antiviral

| April 19 2013, 10:56 AM

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Wade Major and Henry Sheehan to review this week’s releases, including Oblivion, In The House, and Antiviral. TGI-FilmWeek!

Updates on Boston manhunt for marathon bombing suspects

| April 19 2013, 10:54 AM

Stay up-to-date with on the ground coverage of the search for Boston Marathon bombing suspect.


PHOTOS: Patt Morrison visits Caltech, dines with Stephen Hawking

Environment & Science | | April 19 2013, 3:39 PM

Caltech students prepared dinner for Stephen Hawking and Patt Morrison, and Patt had the chance to speak with Hawking about religion, physics and more.

Eagle Rock's Permanent Records celebrates Record Store Day

| April 19 2013, 1:14 PM

The yearly event features in-store performances, meet and greets, and hundreds of exclusive releases by artists ranging from garage bands to Bruce Springsteen.

Billy Ray Cyrus and his Hillbilly Heart at Live Talks LA Wednesday

Arts & Entertainment | | April 19 2013, 11:33 AM

Help us interview country star Billy Ray Cyrus (father of you-know-who) about his life, music, and memoir "Hillbilly Heart."