Archive for May 3rd, 2013

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Antuna said authorities announced the error Friday and sought the public's help after being unable to find Mata the past month.
Springs Fire
The Springs Fire grew to 28,000 acres as of early Saturday morning, with firefighters maintaining 30 percent containment — an increase from Friday night.
CEO Pay
The chairman drew criticism over his compensation as CEO. Irani was chairman and CEO from 1990 to 2011 and became executive chairman in May 2011.
It's forced the evacuation of some homes, a closure of the 2/134 freeway interchange and the shutdown of several off-ramps.
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Feds' new rule: verify every arriving foreign student's visa

The Department of Homeland Security is ordering its border agents to verify that every arriving international student in the US has a valid visa.
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Firefighters in Redlands this afternoon knocked down a grass fire that burned 20 acres off the the eastbound 10 Freeway near the Wabash exit.
Relatives react after identifying the body of a loved one who was killed in last week's building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Following The Walt Disney Co.'s decision to end apparel production in Bangladesh over last week's collapse of a garment factory complex, some officials worry others will follow.
Wyvernwood Garden Apartments
Residents of an apartment complex in L.A.'s Boyle Heights neighborhood are worried they'll be priced out when a developer replaces it with a new building.
The lawsuit is part of a fight that has been going on for a century, ever since L.A. began to drain Owens Lake 200 miles to its north. The city already controls blowing dust on 45 square miles of lakebed.
Gasoline Prices Dropping in Calif.
Gasoline prices in Southern Calif. continue dropping with the average price Friday at $3.89 for a gallon of self-serve regular in L.A. county.
Performing Arts Studio West - 1
Actors with developmental disabilities have a tougher time competing for roles in Hollywood. But a group of performers in Inglewood is stepping up their game.
HORSE RACING - 1
The Breeders' Cup World Championships banned Lasix for two-year-olds, and planned to expand it to all ages. But the race's leaders decided not to expand the ban.
The Labor Department said Friday U.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate is now at a four-year low of 7.5 percent.

Blogs

 X-51 Hypersonic Vehicle
What happens when a scramjet engine is activated? Imagine "lighting a match in a hurricane and keeping it lit," says Boeing in a video released Friday.
Late Thursday night, Governor Jerry Brown submitted a reluctant plan to further reduce the number of inmates in California's prisons by about 9,000.

Eat. Drink. Art.

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery will hold their annual benefit and silent auction this Saturday at the Barnsdall Art Park.
The unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in four years. But as the number of jobs increase, so does the number of applicants.
California Prisons
Secretary of Corrections Jeffrey Beard says further reductions in the prison population are both unnecessary and dangerous.
LA Zoo Baby Giraffe
Sofie, the Los Angeles Zoo's new giraffe calf, was born April 22 weighing in at 135 pounds and standing six feet tall. Can you guess who she was named for?
Chin Ho Liao
Several Southern California politicians gathered Friday to call on San Gabriel city leaders who have blocked the swearing-in of a new councilman.
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An Asian American fraternity at UC Irvine has imposed a yearlong self-suspension after a music video showing a member in blackface sparked community-wide outrage.
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The federal health agency reports that suicide rates among middle-aged adults in the U.S. saw a substantial increase between 1999 and 2010.
Family at Venice Beach, view 1
Can't write? Use the LA Public Library online photo archive to jog your brain. Or, sear an image into your brain.
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Today is Friday, May 3 and headlines include the dismissal of a DWP lawsuit, endorsements from the Daily News, and a councilman's cancer in remission.
(FILES) Rolling Stones guitarist Keith R
With musical contributions immeasurable, endurance unprecedented and a combined age of at least 275-years-old, one question remains.
Cinco De Mayo Celebrated In Los Angeles
However you want to celebrate this weekend, here are seven of the best opportunities to gather in the Los Angeles area and have some Cinco de Mayo fun.

UPDATE: State files court-ordered plan to reduce prison population

California details how it could remove 9,300 inmates by the end of the year, though the state will still try to have the court order overturned. Read the plan.

Programs

AirTalk

Episode: AirTalk for May 3, 2013
Navigating the LA River

The L.A. river is on its way up

The L.A River is undergoing a series of improvements and upgrades that have Angelenos taking a new look at its shores.
China places a strict quota on foreign film imports. For Hollywood, the most popular way to bypass that quota has been to co-produce films with Chinese companies. But that means giving China's state film more control over a film's creative process.
Springs Fire
What are the special challenges of fighting a fire at night? When do firefighters use nighttime water drops from small planes or helicopters?
condoms
Personal computer. Philanthropy. And now, you can add prophylactic to the list of things Bill gates is working to revolutionize. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as part of its Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, is offering a $100,000 grant for any organization or aspirant engineer to design a next generation condom to make it more widely-used.
Dorner Shooting Manhunt
On Monday, the local ABC News in Michigan ran footage of Deerfield Elementary School principal Kim Warren in the backseat of a police cruiser after being picked up on the suspicion of drunk driving when she was swerving in her car on the way back to school at lunchtime. The video, shot by a camera mounted in the rear area of the cruiser, shows Warren crying and the officer trying to console her.

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for May 3 2013
The Big 4 - Metallica. Slayer. Megadeth. Anthrax.
The music world mourns the loss of a true metal God. Slayer guitarist and co-founder Jeff Hanneman died Thursday morning of liver failure. He was just 49 years old.
2013 Kentucky Derby - Preview
A jockey named Kevin Krigger has a chance at making history this Saturday, when he competes in the Kentucky Derby aboard the favored horse: Goldencents.
Live Below The Line

Could you live on $1.50 a day?

Recently a group of celebrities made headlines when they participated in something called Live Below the Line campaign. The initiative, sponsored by the Global Poverty Project organization, challenges people to live on $1.50 a day for a week.
Governor Jerry Brown late last night handed in a proposal to further reduce the state's prison population. The state has been working on reducing prison over-crowding since 2011.
HORSE RACING - 1

Breeders' Cup backs away from plan to expand Lasix ban

The Breeders' Cup World Championships banned Lasix for two-year-olds, and planned to expand it to all ages. But the race's leaders decided not to expand the ban.
The Iceman Michael Shannon
Between 1960 and 1990 hit man Richard Kuklinski allegedly killed over 100 people. Now his story is set for the big screen, starring Michael Shannon as Kuklinski, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans and Ray Liotta.
Solar Plane
A flight from California to New York usually takes about six hours, but for André Borschberg it's going to take a lot longer. Borschberg and fellow pilot Bertrand Piccard will leave Mountain View, California today for the Big Apple on the 'Solar Impulse,' the first solar-powered plane that can fly overnight.
Mormon General Conference Begins In Salt Lake City
Since 2000, the number of Spanish-speaking Mormons in the U.S. has just about doubled. Many of those Latino Mormons don't have legal documentation, which poses a problem for the church.
Big Bear Ski Scene Feature
The early start to the fire season is just one effect of a very dry winter. Yesterday, state officials took one last measure of the snow in the Sierra Mountains. The results? Not good.
Springs Fire

Ventura County wildfire update

We begin today with an update on the Springs wildfire in Ventura County. So far, more than 10,000 acres have burned with only 10 percent of the fire contained. Joining us now is KPCC reporter Corey Moore, who's at the fire command center in Camarillo.
California Department of Water Resources

Aerial lab being used to measure California snowpack

The snowpack measurement is about to get more precise. NASA is pioneering a new technique to monitor snowpacks, from 17,000 feet above the ground.
Airborne Toxic Event

Airborne Toxic Event's 'Such Hot Blood'

Seven years ago, a local journalist named Mikel Jollett decided it was time to stop writing about musicians and start making music himself. That was the beginning of the band now known as the Airborne Toxic Event.
MEXICO-US-OBAMA-SPEECH
We talk about the week that was with our regular journalists in-the-know. On tap this week are Nancy Cook, economic and fiscal policy reporter for the National Journal, and James Rainey from the Los Angeles Times.

Off-Ramp

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David Scharf is one of the world's leading names in electron microscope photography: those giant, luminescent photos of tiny things like bugs, dust, and nerves.
Minimalist composer Steve Reich is coming to LACMA's Bing Theatre next week, where the Lyris Quartet will perform his works Different Trains and Piano Counterpoint. But we wondered, what does his music do to your brain?

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Larry and KPCC critics Tim Cogshell and Andy Klein review this week’s releases, including Iron Man 3, Midnight’s Children, The Iceman, and Paradise: Love. TGI-FilmWeek!

FilmWeek

Larry and KPCC critics Tim Cogshell and Andy Klein review this week’s releases, including Iron Man 3, Midnight’s Children, The Iceman, and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

The Loh Down On Science

FIGURE 2. Measurements of arch function. Pedobarograph (top left), foot pressures during walking (bottom left), and center of pressure excursion (black line on the right)."

Does pregnancy change women's feet?

From baby shoes to clown shoes.

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