Archive for May 7th, 2013


Venice Beach Marijuana

Riverside pot shop owner who lost court battle closes

The owner of a Riverside medical marijuana dispensary who lost his appeal with the state Supreme Court said Tuesday he shuttered his shop.
Disneyland Resort
Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday its net income increased 32 percent to $1.5 billion in the second quarter, boosted by increased sales at its theme parks and resorts.
Investigators determine the cause of deadly limousine fire on a San Francisco Bay bridge.

Limo fire: Driver, passenger tell their stories

The four passengers who survived a fire that erupted in a moving limousine Saturday did so by squeezing through a narrow partition window between the passenger cabin and the driver's area.
World's Largest LED Light Sculpture Lights Up The Bay Bridge
Gov. Brown said Tuesday that he believes the public still has confidence in the safety of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge despite concerns about construction.

Coroner releases IDs of San Francisco limo fire victims

Authorities have released the names of all five women killed when a limousine burst into flames on a San Francisco Bay bridge.
KPCC Police Crime Jail stock photo
Terri McDonald is the new assistant sheriff, hired to clean up L.A. County’s jails in the midst of public pressure and a federal investigation. See what see she's during a recent tour of the jail.
Career Fair Held For Job Seekers
The Labor Department Tuesday said that U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in March compared with February and that overall hiring had slowed.
Some students and their parents are challenging their punishment this week in disciplinary hearings before school administrators.
Crime Stock Photo (police caution tape)

VIDEO: Neighbor in Cleveland: 'I thought this girl was dead!'

Charles Ramsey says he had no clue that three young women who had been missing for years were inside a home in Cleveland. Ramsey tells a vivid story. Watch the video.
Looking for first time home buyers
Core Logic survey shows U.S. home prices rose 10.5 percent in March compared with a year ago, the biggest gain since March 2006. California's rose 17 percent.
Venus Transit
AudioVision is KPCC's new home for all things visual. We'll feature work from our team of visual journalists, as well as your pictures from and about Southern California.
Ask Emily

Ask Emily: Obamacare’s insurance requirement: Where do you fit?

If you don't buy health insurance under Obamacare, will you have to pay a penalty? Yes — unless you fall into one of these specific categories.


World of Color
Disney’s $1.1 billion renovation of its California Adventure theme park in Anaheim is showing results, the company’s CEO said on Tuesday.
Drought Forces Water Cutbacks To Southern California Farms
In California, unauthorized immigrants make up 7 percent of the state's overall population. In Los Angeles County, they account for nearly one in 10 residents.
After a fast and heated backlash, the company has withdrawn its attempt to trademark the phrase for a forthcoming Pixar film.
Hollywood Sign
Man told officers that "God no longer wanted him to use that bomb to blow up the Hollywood sign. Now he wanted him to turn it in," said L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck.
Mercer 556

CA lawmaker pushes more programs for mentally ill

Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg says better mental health services in prisons helps reduce recidivism rate for parolees.
Los Angeles police say three parties will split the $1 million reward offered during the manhunt for Christopher Dorner, with most of it going to a couple tied up by the rogue ex-cop before his final shootout with authorities.
Make Music Pasadena
Make Music Pasadena 2013 puts forth this challenge on an upcoming Saturday — June 1 — with the promise of free music blooming all across the City of Roses.
bilingual education
Cal State Fullerton researcher will share her knowledge about K-12 bilingual students -- and how to engage, welcome and educate them.
Port businesses and labor unions will square off against community groups as the LA city council considers a $500 million railyard planned near Wilmington.
surf riders of hawaii
The book is composed of six leaves of heavy brown woven paper, with eight mounted gelatin-silver photographs of native Hawaiians surfing Waikiki.

CA lawmaker calls for ban on 3-D printers for guns

State Senator Leland Yee responds after a Texas company posts video of a man firing a plastic pistol made with a 3-D printer.
2013 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival - Day 1
The current folk revival is continuing to build steam, with Of Monsters and Men appearing on this past weekend’s “Saturday Night Live.” And they did a lot of yelling.
Governor Jerry Brown will work toward reforming Proposition 65, a law passed a quarter-century ago that aims to protect Californians from harmful chemicals.
Los Angeles Fire Department Engine

LA City Council votes to restore LAFD to full staffing

The fire chief had moved firefighters to ambulance duty. LAFD will get another $1.5 million to fund both services through June. Next year's funding is still in play.
“You’ll never see me coming.” That quote from Sir Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin sums up the film’s surprise twist.
LA Zoo Celebrates New Births, Including Rare Peninsular Pronghorns
What can you do at the L.A. Zoo? A new breed of outreach is set to raise human awareness about the L.A. Zoo's mission, exhibits and wildlife conservation programs.
Ray Harryhausen Myths And Legends Exhibition
Special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen died Tuesday. Harryhausen brought to life a wide variety of creatures, utilizing stop-motion animation in the pre-CGI era.
Access California Iraqis 202
The research in a report on immigration reform costs from the conservative Heritage Foundation is questioned by critics, how language differences can affect assimilation, USC students charge racial profiling after cops break up a party and more.
US actor and director Al Pacino blows ki
Al Pacino has quit his role in “Despicable Me 2,” just two months before the film’s release, citing creative differences. He's said yes to a lot of bad movies.
Chin Ho Liao
Today is Tuesday, May 7 and headlines include the swearing-in of Chin-Ho Liao, a loan in the mayor's race, and it's Roz Wyman Day in LA.
Gang Intervention - 07
The LAPD and the mayor’s office estimate that since 2005, gang-related crime has fallen by 55 percent in L.A. But will the policies credited with the drop work elsewhere?


Business Update with Mark Lacter

Episode: Unemployment reports don't tell the whole story

Unemployment reports don't tell the whole story

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says the latest jobs report looked good, yet so many people are being counted as out of work.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Here's an example of natural selection in action

Here's an example of natural selection in action

An insight into evolution from cliff swallows in Nebraska.


Episode: AirTalk for May 7, 2013
Missing Teens Found Alive In Cleveland Home
The pain and panic in Amanda Berry's 911 call yesterday is evidence of the severity of this case. Three woman held captive by three brothers for ten long years. Why weren't the women able to escape sooner? What is the psychological profile of men like the Castros? How will these women recover?
A "License Plate Reader" or LPR, one of
Privacy rights groups are suing the LAPD and the LA County Sheriff’s Department after the law enforcement agencies refused to hand over info gleaned from their license-plate scanning technology.
LA Mayoral Debate - April 22, 2013

Los Angeles mayoral race update

There are only two weeks until the May 21st runoff between mayoral candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti. KPCC’s politics reporter Frank Stoltze gives us an update on the candidates’ last minute moves to gain an edge.
Uncle Of Boston Bombers Addresses The Media Outside His Montgomery Village Home
Is this an unprecedented situation? How have other infamous people’s bodies been dealt with in the past? Do cemeteries have a right to reject bodies, and what exactly are they trying to avoid by doing so?
Tesla Model S electric car on display du
To combat air pollution, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) requires all carmakers to sell a certain number of electric vehicles in the state. Those that fail to reach the quota could purchase zero-emissions-vehicle credits from other automakers in an open market.

Three bills seek to ban fracking temporarily

The controversial oil extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is again coming under scrutiny in California. Last week, the Assembly Natural Resources Committee okayed three measures that would place a moratorium on fracking until its environmental impacts are fully understood.

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for May 7, 2013
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In Monterey Bay, dozens of killer whales have been attacking migrating gray whales and picking off their young. It's an occurrence that has become more common as the population of gray whales has rebounded, and it's quite a dramatic sight.
Anaheim Ducks v Los Angeles Kings
The NHL announced yesterday that the Kings and Ducks will face off against each other at Dodger Stadium as part of its 'Stadium Series.
Foster Kid

South LA foster child faces uncertain future

Coriah Welch has about 20 colleges to choose from after she graduates. But the decision is a difficult one. For the last few years, Welch has been raising three of her four half-brothers in their foster home in South Los Angeles.

Raising a family as a foreign correspondent in Cairo

Reporter Borzou Daragahi is a foreign correspondent who spent several years covering the Middle East for the LA Times. He's now stationed in Cairo as the North Africa Correspondent for the Financial Times.
2013 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 2 - Day 2
Now it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, where we talk about what's new in music. Joining us today is Oliver Wang from and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes.
Springs Fire
For today's Picture This segment, we're joined by KPCC's very own photographers, Grant Slater and Mae Ryan. They've just launched a new site called AudioVision, a blog featuring photos and video for-and-by KPCC listeners.
Parent Truancy Sweep - 2
As the legal battles continue, thousands of inmates continue to flow from California's 33 state prisons to local authorities. That means probation officers throughout California are now tasked with supervising a lot more violent criminals.
Maglena Gomez waves an American flag as she and others participate in a march that organizers said was an attempt to get the U.S. Congress to say yes to immigration reform on April 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida.
According to a new study by the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation, immigration reform will cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion. Immediately, lawmakers often aligned with the conservative Heritage Foundation challenged the reports conclusions, and that astronomical price tag.
Wendy Greuel and Son
Last weekend, Alex and A interviewed the two candidates for LA Mayor, Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel. We figured as good KPCC listeners, you'd already heard quite a bit about their positions on the issues, so we approached these conversations a little differently, and tried to find out more about the candidates personalities: who they are and what makes them tick.
Afghanistan War Veteran Married In New York's City Hall Marriage Bureau
The backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs is a national problem, but it's particularly severe in areas with large numbers of veterans, like Southern California.
The big mayoral election in Los Angeles is just two weeks away now. On the ballot are three different measures about medical marijuana dispensaries.

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