Archive for May 9th, 2013

News

NBCLA reports animal control and officers have removed several dogs from a home near Palmdale where several pitbulls reportedly mauled and killed a jogger Thursday.
Gay To Straight
A growing number of hoax 911 calls known as “swatting” have prompted new state legislation. Those targeted in the prank include Justin Bieber and Sen. Ted Lieu.
Los Angeles School Molestation - 4
The minor said Robert Pimentel touched her inappropriately. She testified during a preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for the case to proceed to trial. Pimentel has pleaded not guilty.
Carmageddon 2
LA County transit officials are looking for ways to cover a roughly $78 million shortfall so they can finish the 405 widening project.
Cybercriminals allegedly hacked into databases for prepaid debit cards and used the compromised data to steal from ATMs around the world.
Eight people are charged with helping steal $45 million from ATMs around the world by using compromised prepaid credit card data.
The Liberator — a plastic handgun made with a 3-D printer.

After 100,000+ downloads, group with 3-D gun plans goes dark

Defense Distributed put its gun-making blueprint on the Web for downloading. But it says it's been asked by the government to stop doing that.
Artemis Racing's AC72 catamaran pictured last month near San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

Sailor reportedly killed in capsize of America's cup racer

The giant 72-foot catamaran crewed by the Swedish Artemis Racing team capsized off San Francisco during a training sail on Thursday.
Mercer 20216
A report by former L.A. police chief Bill Bratton says that high-ranking Oakland officers are not being held properly accountable.

2.9 earthquake rocks Los Angeles's Westside

A 2.9 magnitude earthquake was felt on the Westside Thursday afternoon, shortly after 2 p.m.
California's attorney general has sued JPMorgan Chase & Co., alleging it used illegal tactics in its debt collection efforts against about 100,000 credit card holders.
Wet Seal
Lawsuit claimed Orange County-based Wet Seal fired African American employees because it didn't fit with the retailer's brand image.
Springs Fire Los Angeles 2013 Camarillo
The strawberry field workers, who were supposedly fired after fleeing smoke from the blaze, are told they can return to their jobs — with back pay.
L.A./Ontario International Airport
Inland Empire leaders say they want more passengers to fly out of LA/Ontario Airport. But they don't like LA's plan to make that happen.
Las Vegas Strip Shooting Gun Battle
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a self-described pimp charged in a shooting and fiery crash that killed three people on the Strip.
Home builders say housing recovery creates demand for skilled workers, but they can't find the workers.
The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits fell by 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, a five-year low
Orange County Courthouse
Orange County could be forced to make layoffs after a judge ruled against it in a multimillion-dollar dispute with the state of California.
cabin Christopher Dorner Big Bear
Visitors to Big Bear stop to see the ruins of the cabin Dorner died in. For some, it's an attraction. For others, a memorial. The property's future remains unclear.
Kabul Military Training Center
The U.S. wants to keep nine bases in Afghanistan after American combat troops withdraw in 2014 and the Afghan government will let them

Blogs

Brock Cohen; Humanitas teacher
Study by the Pew Research Center shows that for the first time, Hispanics are enrolling in college at a higher rate than whites.
Mitch O'Farrell (L) and John Choi
In a heated debate exchange, 13th District city council candidate John Choi accused rival Mitch O’Farrell of attempting to stir xenophobia among voters.
Los Angeles Mayor
A new survey from Cal State LA's Pat Brown Institute finds her ahead by one point, a dramatic contrast from a different poll published less than three weeks ago.
South Korean President Park Attends Luncheon In Los Angeles
Park Geun-hye, after visiting President Obama in Washington this week, came to Los Angeles, home to the largest community of Koreans outside her nation.
tuna
The body of a 62-year-old worker was found last October inside an industrial oven at the company's tuna processing plant in Santa Fe Springs, California.
Mike Sheehan LA Opera sketch

Mike Sheehan's Sketchbook: LA Opera rehearsing 'Tosca'

Artist Mike Sheehan spent a day at rehearsals for Los Angeles Opera's rendition of 'Tosca' and was amazed to find a laid back, convivial atmosphere at the opera.
 Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars
Nestle Crunch's limited-edition Girl Scout Candy Bars are returning for a second year, and will be available through a special online presale beginning Thursday afternoon.
Some of the key issues that have emerged as Senate lawmakers file amendments to an 844-page immigration reform bill are immigration rights for same-sex couples, border security, and possible limits on who may qualify for legal status. This and more.
South Central Family Health Center, clinic

6 South LA clinics to get funds to help the uninsured

About $150 million will go to clinics nationwide to get the uninsured enrolled. Of the 129 California clinics eligible for the funding, six are in South Los Angeles.
School Bonds - 1
Today is Thursday, May 9 and headlines include the challenges of funding LA parks, a new ad in the mayor's race, and the possible comeback of Carmen Trutanich.
Green Hornet "Black Beauty" (1966 Imperial) at Peterson Automotive Museum
Jeffries, car customizer known for creating the Black Beauty for “The Green Hornet," the Monkeemobile for “The Monkees” and giving James Dean’s Porsche a custom paint job, has died.
Pool at Expo Center
Residents have watched city parks lose a third of their budget in recent years and want the next mayor to restore recreational facilities.
As Congress considers immigration reform for a new generation, we look back at the transformation of the Mendoza family.

Programs

AirTalk

Episode: AirTalk for May 9, 2013
THE GREAT GATSBY
Larry and KPCC critics Wade Major and Henry Sheehan review this week’s releases, including The Great Gatsby, Peeples, And Now a Word from Our Sponsor, and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
This week, a federal appeals court said the National Labor Relations Board violated the free speech rights of employers by compelling them to post rules in the workplace about the right to unionize. The poster rule went into effect in 2011. Employers already are required to inform employees about minimum wage, health and safety laws and a slew of other rights.
California state capitol
What would happen if lawmakers can no longer gut and amend? How could this change the political process? Would public interest groups be more active in monitoring proposed legislation?
Why has this seemingly straightforward law been the cause of so much scrutiny? What measures has Governor Brown proposed to fix it, and will they work? And could these measures go too far and minimize the effectiveness of Prop 65?

Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic opens at the Autry

Tomorrow, the Autry Museum in Griffith Park opens its exhibition chronicling the contributions of Jews to the business, arts, and skyline of Los Angeles. LA is home to the second largest number of Jews in North America, and only Tel Aviv, New York City, and Jerusalem have more Jews in their city limits.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Medicare releases hospital pricing data

What accounts for these pricing disparities? How does the difference in pricing affect consumers? How do hospitals determine healthcare pricing?

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for May 9, 2013
Pizza Compass
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party podcast and radio show.
MAYORALDEBATE - 4
KPCC's political team Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton join the show for a regular roundup of the latest political news.
THE GREAT GATSBY
Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald book hits theaters Friday. at least the fourth screen version of the familiar story.
Jen Lamere

Teen app developer helps TV fanatics avoid spoilers

A new app, Twivo, allows you to block tweets about your favorite shows until you're ready to watch them. What's even more of a revelation is the app's developer: 17-year-old Jen Lamere of Nashua, NH.
Aroused
Photographer Deborah Anderson has made a name for herself shooting pictures of celebrities such as Elton John, George Clooney, Cindy Crawford and the singer Pink. But recently she turned her lens to stars of a different sort: adult film performers.
2008 Republican National Convention: Day 3
Yesterday, in Sacramento, former Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado launched a campaign to overturn Governor Brown's prison policy.
President Obama And South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Hold News Conference
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye is visiting the US for five days. Today she is scheduled to meet with California Governor Jerry Brown and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the Mayor's residence in Hancock Park.
A coalition of labor groups has sent a letter to the current owners, asking it not to sell the newspaper company to the Kochs, and some prominent state lawmakers are also warning it would be a mistake.
Eleven million. That's the estimated number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, and its become the most-cited statistic in the immigration reform debate. But how did we even arrive at that figure, and is it even accurate?
John Choi
Why, in one of the nation's most diverse cities, is it hard for Asian-Americans to have a permanent place at LA's political table?
Donna DeCesare
Photographer Donna DeCesare joins the show to talk about her work from the war zones of Central America to the ganglands of Los Angeles.
405 - 3
For most Angelenos who commute, snarled traffic is a daily reality. For Westsiders, construction work on the 405 Freeway has made things especially gnarly for several years now.
cabin Christopher Dorner Big Bear
Visitors to Big Bear stop to see the ruins of the cabin Dorner died in. For some, it's an attraction. For others, a memorial. The property's future remains unclear.

FilmWeek

Larry and KPCC critics Wade Major and Henry Sheehan review this week’s releases, including The Great Gatsby, Peeples, And Now a Word from Our Sponsor, and more. Then members of the Source Family tell us about their new documentary.

Off-Ramp

The Three Stooges filmed all over Los Angeles--but where?

Jim Pauley has a book out on Santa Monica Press called "The Three Stooges: Hollywood Filming Locations." The book looks at many of the places in LA where the Stooges went to film their shorts in the 30s and 40s.

The Loh Down On Science

Psychologists explore sharing in young children

Toddlers like the idea, but not the practice, of sharing.

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