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Archive for April 22nd, 2013
Coroner's investigators say the death of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's son was a drug-related accident.
L.A. County health officials say the bacterial meningitis that killed a 33-year-old West Hollywood man isn't the same form that has killed several in New York.
A man was in custody Monday for allegedly setting or trying to set a series of fires in South Pasadena, Pasadena and Los Angeles, police said.
Havens, a folk singer and guitarist, performed at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. He returned to the site during the 40th anniversary in 2009.
Immigration reform bill’s requirement that visa applicants learn English will seriously strain a system that was just subjected to deep budget cuts.
Matthew Keys provided the hacking group Anonymous with login information to access the computer system of The Tribune Co., the LA Times' parent company.
The charges represented a decision by the Obama administration to prosecute him in the federal court system instead of trying him as an enemy combatant. Read the entire complaint.
Smoke from the smoldering blaze is apparently sending the animals down into residential areas. Animal control officers are on call to usher the bears back into their habitat.
Coffee is social stimulant, solitary pleasure and intellectual catalyst. It also connects us to far corners of the globe. From small specialty farms in Guatemala to industrial operations in Brazil, the morning cup of Joe makes quite a journey.
The Bullitt Foundation's new Seattle headquarters, billed as the world's "greenest" building, is designed to be entirely self-sustaining. The developers hope it will inspire others to build this way.
Ken Caldeira is trying to come up with a solution to the problem of increasingly acid oceans: antacids for coral reefs. That might keep the reefs from being destroyed by fossil fuels. And that's not his only big idea. But even Caldeira admits that his audacious plan could fail.
An LAX spokesman said about 70 flights had delays of about an hour or more Sunday, but could not definitely say if it was due to staffing. The delays seem to have eased Monday morning.
"In restaurants, after the meal, I take all the glasses of leftover water on my table and carry them outside to dump into grass or plants," said KPCC Host Patt Morrison.
Ceremonial plantings of 24 clones from California's mighty coastal redwoods were taking place in seven nations: Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Germany and the U.S.
Besides recycling cans and bottles, what about old eye glasses and greeting cards? Those can be recycled, too, along with other obscure items.
A U.N. nuclear watchdog team said Japan may need longer than the projected 40 years to decommission its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant.
Kaiser program teaches the company's doctors how to safely prescribe pain medication. Vicodyn and Oxycontin prescriptions plummeted.
You told us what's important to you over the past couple of weeks. Here's how Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel stand on those issues. (And hear them debate tonight on 89.3 KPCC!)
Mayoral candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti attacked one another over questions of integrity Monday during a debate sponsored by KPCC, NBC 4, Telemundo and USC.
Learn more about putting cinnamon in your lungs and why that's bad.
The Transportation Security Administration said Monday it want to hear from the traveling public and those who work in commercial air travel.
Incident involved a teacher and third grade students. The breach could invalidate API scores for the school and Burbank Unified.
Fund helps crime victims pay for healthcare, counseling, relocation and other expenses. Money for the fund comes mostly from court-ordered restitution.
In a new study, women who'd first given birth between the ages of 13 and 19 were 32 percent more likely to become obese than women who'd given birth later than that.
They testified they'd witnessed a drunk driving offense when they hadn't. One officer has been dismissed from the force; the other faces a departmental hearing.
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Everyone's a scientist at the museum's new outdoor learning lab. This 3 1/2 acre "nature gardens" will serve as the homebase for biodiversity studies.
US border security still the main concern for foes; of immigration bill; a third day of hearing added to the debate schedule.
Mayor's $7.7 billion budget proposal calls for the renegotiation of pay increases for city workers scheduled to take effect next January.
Historians used to think of Athens, Sparta, and Corinth as the real thing, and their Italian colonies as backwaters of little importance. Now, they believe some of the highest advancements of Greek art (and even science) were happening not in the great Attic cities but on Greek civilization’s westernmost fringes. Like Sicily.
Maintaining a plot in a community garden seems to help the people who do it maintain a healthier weight, according to new research.
In immigration news: Boston bombings part of Senate immigration hearing, work skills and reform, moreMulti-American | | April 22 2013, 10:15 AM
Last week's bombings in Boston have by now become part of the immigration reform debate, with reform advocates pushing back against the threat of delays to a Senate reform package.
Today is Monday, April 22 and headlines include a Los Angeles Times poll in the mayor's race, an old claim against Dennis Zine, and a special election in the Valley.
The Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services is highlighting its work in honor of Victims Rights Week.
Despite a sluggish economy, designer jeans haven’t gone out of fashion and that’s a great fit – and profit – for Southern California jeans makers.
The Loh Life
Sandra Tsing Loh...
The Loh Down On Science
A "fight or flight" response . . . in plants?
After a weekend spent hospitalized, sedated, and in serious condition, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awake and answering questions from investigators in writing.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is after a weekend spent sedated and in and out of consciousness. Tsarnaev was apprehended Friday after a manhunt that shut down the city of Boston for an entire day, and has been hospitalized and in serious condition since.
The manhunt for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a big week for social media but unfortunately much of the information being passed around was wrong. Redditors listening in on police scanners quickly broadcast the names of innocent people as suspects, and even mainstream media fell down on the job as they attempted to cover breaking news.
Furloughs of air traffic controllers at the Los Angeles International Airport began yesterday as part of the across-the-board government cuts known as "sequestration."
A recent opinion poll found more than 70 percent of Californians support the Governor's proposal to spend more of the state's budget for K-12 on English learners and low-income students. The conversation in Sacramento is about to kick into high gear as budget negotiations continue, but it's been buzzing for some time now in the rest of the state.
Back in November, voters passed Measure B, which requires adult film productions to obtain health permits before shooting, as well as mandating the use of condoms in sex scenes. The measure passed with 56 percent of the vote.
LA mayoral hopefuls Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel face off tonight in a live TV debate. The two candidates are battling to succeed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Over the past few weeks, KPCC asked L.A. residents about their top issues.
The current mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, unveils his budget for the upcoming year, and it's a prettier picture than you might expect. Here with the details is KPCC's Alice Walton.
Kaiser program teaches the company's doctors how to safely prescribe pain medication. Vicodin and OxyContin prescriptions plummeted.
Among the most vocal opponents of mandating condoms on adult film sets has been porn star James Deen. KPCC's Josie Huang visited Deen on set to learn what's behind his growing fame.
The genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt has been put on hold, after the judge in the case refused to follow another judge's ruling that the case should be retried.
Revelations about the immigration status of the two suspects in last week's bombing in Boston might force lawmakers to rethink parts of the bill. In addition, pet projects hidden in the bill are beginning to raise questions about the initial agreements between labor and business.
Fliers experienced three-hour flight delays this weekend at LAX as a result of nationwide furloughs throughout the airline industry. Those came about because of the sequestration that was passed a couple of months ago.
LA Times entertainment reporter Rebecca Keegan joins us for her regular Monday update of the latest from Hollywood.