Archive for May 6th, 2013


Dodger Stadium
Dodger Stadium will transform part of its baseball field into a hockey rink next January 25th for the Freeway Face-off between the Kings and Ducks.
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DeMint's Departure: A onetime ally spurns Rubio

In his new role as president of the Heritage Foundation, the former South Carolina senator parts company with a conservative Senate ally on the subject of immigration.
May Day Rally

What would immigration reform cost? A lot, says new report

New report by conservative group says reform would be costly. But it's based on old numbers -- and critics say it ignores key facts.
"We still have local reliability concerns focused on the LA basin, Southern Orange County, and San Diego County. We’re going to be watching that very closely,” a Cal ISO spokesman said. Read the full report.
A group of students who attended a party near USC over the weekend allege LAPD officers engaged in racial profiling and used excessive force when responding to a noise complaint.
San Bruno Pipeline Explosion
The fine against the public utility in connection with the 2010 blast that killed eight would be the largest ever by a state regulatory agency. The fine is subject to approval by a judge.
Springs Fire Los Angeles 2013 Camarillo
Firefighters building containment lines around a huge Southern California wildfire are now dealing with muddy and slippery conditions as rain moves in.
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If you were born in 1974 in one of several California counties, officials say your Social Security and other personal information may have been at risk.
Vinny Del Negro
Execs for the Los Angeles Clippers are getting feedback from coaches and players to decide team's future ... namely, whether to invite back the head coach.
Urban Outfitters
The hip clothing and kitschy gift retailer will open a store in the site of the former Rialto Theatre early next year. The theater has been closed since the 1970s.
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Investigators seek answers in deadly Bay Area limo fire

Authorities searched for answers Monday in the fire that roared through a stretch limo packed with women on a girls' night out, hoping to learn what sparked the blaze.
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ACLU, EFF call for details on license plate readers

Two privacy rights groups questioning law enforcement's use of automated license plate readers asked a judge Monday to order the LAPD and Sheriff's Dept. to provide more details on how they use the technology.
A container ship at the Port of Los Angeles
Los Angeles hosts biennial conference of the International Association of Ports and Harbors, bring executives from ports around the world to LA.
Medical Marijuana
Local governments in California's have legal authority to ban storefront pot shops within their borders, California's highest court ruled on Monday.
Jermain Taylor v Bernard Hopkins
An L.A. TV news anchor in the 1960s and 1970s who appeared in movies like “Rocky III" has died. Machado was L.A.’s first Asian-American newscaster.
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The Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station planned to post extra deputies at West Ranch High School Monday in response to a rumor that a student planned to bring a gun to campus.
On Sunday the Los Angeles Fire Department shifted dozens of firefighters to serve as emergency medical providers in the Department's ambulances.
A tech consultant, seeing a dearth of tech opportunities in South LA, wants to arm inner city teens with the tools to become entrepreneurs.


Chin-Ho Liao and legal team
Chin-Ho Liao was elected two months ago, but the City Council kept him in political limbo while weighing a challenge of his residency.
The Senate immigration reform bill proposes ways to eliminate decades-long backlogs for family visas. Here's where the backlogs stand now.
our malibu beaches
A new app spilling beach-access secrets of the rich and irritated could be washing ashore in Malibu this summer.
Starbucks Coffee Emerges As Largest Food Chain in Manhattan
The lead author said the study focused on what teenagers actually ordered at the restaurants, not how healthy the menus are. In South L.A., where obesity is a serious health issue, up to 70 percent of the restaurants are of the fast-food variety.
Los Angeles City Hall
The Coalition of L.A. City Unions told a city council committee that the mayor's budget, which calls for postponing the pay hikes, is "dishonest."
Lucha VaVoom rolled through Los Angeles Sunday night for Cinco de Mayo, after a stop in Chicago on Saturday. Check out all of the event's colorful sights.
Number Of Foreclosures
Senators to offer changes on immigration bill - Politico The Senate Judiciary Committee markup of the Senate's immigration reform bill starts this week, with Democrats and Republicans set to propose changes.
Today is Monday, May 6 and headlines include the latest debate between Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti, Rick Caruso's thoughts on the city budget, and more endorsements.
L.A. faces ballooning pensions costs. Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel bicker over who would be the better negotiator over an issue many people don't understand.


The Loh Life

Episode: Lean Sideways, Part 3: Gummy Bear Suicide

Lean Sideways, Part 3: Gummy Bear Suicide

Sandra Tsing Loh's take on food preparation.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Scientists resurrect an extinct species

Scientists resurrect an extinct species

The first step toward Jurassic Park?


Episode: AirTalk for May 6, 2013
Marijuana generic
California’s Supreme Court rules to allow cities to ban medicinal marijuana dispeneries
Malibu Lagoon - 10

Malibu’s hidden beaches and how to access them

What tricks are employed to dissuade Angelinos from accessing Malibu’s beaches? Why isn’t there more access to these beaches? Are some beaches private and others public? How do you tell the difference?
Frontier Airlines To Lay Off Over 400 Employees
How will the marketplace respond to the beverage fee? What about passengers? Will this make for grumpy, penny pinchers on board? Could it start a trend? What about the carry-on fee? How much financial gain will Frontier see?
One of the highest-paid execs in Corporate America is out of a job. Investors at the Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum voted to oust Executive Chairman Ray Irani at its annual shareholder meeting last Friday.
Two-week-old puppies play on June 4, 200

Keeping your pets safe in summer heat

With summer right around the corner and temperatures heating up it’s important to remember to take time to make sure your pets stay cool too. When it’s hot for you, it’s even hotter for them. Too much heat can be extremely dangerous and even fatal for animals.

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for May 6, 2013
Corporation X pollutes Town Y.
Medical Marijuana
The California Supreme Court issued a decision allowing local governments to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. Cities like Riverside could soon move to ban the shops in their borders.
The Salton Sea

Farmworkers search for affordable housing

There was a ribbon cutting in the Coachella Valley east of Palm Springs, for a new housing complex to replace a dilapidated mobile home park. That 80-unit development is welcome news, but much more is needed.

A new (mobile) home for retirement villages

There's a healthy, inexpensive, environmentally friendly solution for housing millions of retiring baby boomers. And in most places, it's already there. It's called a trailer park.
California Budget
Next week, Governor Jerry Brown is set to release a revised budget proposal for the state.
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LA youth struggle with tech deserts

Tech entrepreneurs in Southern California want to challenge Silicon Valley's place as the nation's technology startup capitol. One way they hope to get there is to incubate talent.
Robert Downey Jr. Rings The NYSE Opening Bell In Celebration Of "Iron Man 3"

Wrapping up Hollywood: Iron Man 3's big premiere

Iron Man 3 had a great opening weekend to kick off the summer movie season. The $175 million premiere could make Hollywood executives feel better about the other big bets they've made on summer blockbusters.
The scene at a gun show in Alabama last month.

Vote for gun background checks cause political backlash in Arizona

Congress is back in session today after a week-long recess. For Republican Senator Jeff Flake the return to Washington may come as a relief. Some of his constituents in Arizona are still livid over his recent vote against expanded background checks for gun sales. They say the freshman senator is ignoring their calls for a public meeting. Peter O'Dowd from the Fronteras Desk reports.
One of the biggest challenges facing the next mayor of Los Angeles is the ballooning price of retirement benefits for city employees. Those expenses take from street repairs, paramedics and other services. Mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel promise to reduce pension costs, but offer few specifics. KPCC's Frank Stoltze examines the pension problem facing the next leader of LA.

Garcetti and Greuel face off at USC debate

Only two weeks are left until voters, or at least some of them, go to the polls to elect L.A.'s next mayor. Candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti ended a busy weekend of campaigning with a debate last night at USC.
Trailblazer Jerry Brown
Governor Jerry Brown has had perhaps one of the most colorful political careers of all time. Son of California political royalty, he served as California's governor in 1974 and 1978, ran for President in 1976, and in 1980, famously challenged President Jimmy Carter, who belonged to the same party, for the nomination.
House GOP Leadership Hold News Conference On Immigration
A battle is brewing over a military computer system called Distributed Common Ground System, or DCGS. The Army insists it can help commanders piece together intelligence gathered from various sources and provide real-world help, but Marine-turned-Congressman Duncan Hunter (Rep-Calif.) disagrees.
If you live in Los Angeles, you may be familiar with the large population of coyotes that lives in the area. Living near coyotes requires some extra precautions (like keeping pets indoors), but there are some things you can’t prepare for. Jed Kim reports.


Levitated mass
What is wrong with the old museum?

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