Archive for May 10th, 2013

16-year-old Compton girl guilty of killing mother, stepfather

Crime & Justice | | May 10 2013, 5:34 PM

Jurors convicted the girl, who testified that she and her boyfriend went shopping for Halloween costumes with her mother's body in the back of the car.

LA Catholic Archiocese grooming next generation of elementary school leaders

Arts & Entertainment | | May 10 2013, 2:49 PM

Enrollments have been growing at local Catholic elementary schools, and the archiocese wants to solidify the growth with a new crop of tech-savvy school leaders.

UPDATE: LA judge rejects carjacked camp ranger's Dorner reward request

Crime & Justice | | May 10 2013, 2:02 PM

A Los Angeles judge has denied the request made by a camp ranger, carjacked by rogue ex-LAPD cop Dorner, to block the dispersal of $1 million in reward money.

Feds investigate Oxy College's handling of rape allegations

Local | | May 10 2013, 12:17 PM

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is looking into whether administrators properly handled complaints of sexual harassment and rape.

UPDATE: Woman mauled by pit bulls ID'd; police testing dog DNA (MAP)

Local | | May 10 2013, 12:00 PM

The victim was identified by authorities, who are trying to determine whether pit bulls seized at an alleged pot house are the same dogs that mauled the jogger to death.

U.S. Treasury: Tax revenue surplus of $113 billion in April

Business & Economy | | May 10 2013, 11:35 AM

The U.S. Treasury said Friday that it took in a rare surplus of $113 billion in April, the largest in five years.

3 killed, 1 wounded in LA Harbor Gateway shooting

Crime & Justice | | May 10 2013, 10:38 AM

Los Angeles police say three people have been shot to death and a fourth wounded near the Port of L.A. It happened at around 5:30 a.m. Friday.

O.J. Simpson will ask Las Vegas judge for new trial

Crime & Justice | | May 10 2013, 8:38 AM

O.J. Simpson heads to court in Las Vegas next week to ask for a new trial. Simpson was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008.

North Korea nuclear weapons capability seen as matter of when, not if

US & World | | May 10 2013, 6:46 AM

After three nuclear tests and a long-range rocket launch, many people say North Korea is years away from having a nuclear arsenal.

Bangladesh survivor rescued 17 days after building collapse

US & World | | May 10 2013, 6:26 AM

More than 1,000 people are known to have been killed by the collapse of the building, which housed garment factories.

Weekend Traffic: Revlon Run/Walk will close Figueroa, more (maps)

Local | | May 10 2013, 6:00 AM

From your weekly review of weekend traffic events around SoCal: Downtown L.A. drivers should watch out for the Revlon Run/Walk, which will close Figueroa starting Friday night.

Brain transplant: UCLA's LONI neuro imaging lab moves to USC

Environment & Science | | May 10 2013, 6:00 AM

UCLA's Laboratory of Neuro Imaging will be relocating to USC this fall. The move comes as USC is looking to become the world's leading research institution.

Nations agree to new chemical ban, export controls

Environment & Science | | May 10 2013, 5:59 AM

U.N. officials say more than 120 nations agreed to tighter controls on several chemicals and hazardous waste.

LAPD: 'Armed and dangerous' robbers targeting joggers at Silver Lake Reservoir

The Latest | | May 10 2013, 6:10 PM

LAPD issued an alert Thursday regarding two robberies since April 28 on the popular Silver Lake Reservoir jogging path.

'Sesame Street' gets new Hispanic character

The Latest | | May 10 2013, 5:05 PM

As a child in Puerto Rico, Ismael Cruz was delighted by the colorful characters in "Sesame Street. Two decades later, he's playing with them in front of the cameras.

How a parent's immigration status impacts their US-born children

Multi-American | | May 10 2013, 4:45 PM

More than 1.5 million California children have at least one parent who is in the U.S. illegally. The vast majority of these kids are U.S. citizens. Even so, their parents' status can hold them back economically.

Judge rejects restraining order on Feuer's campaign funds

Represent! | | May 10 2013, 3:57 PM

A judge denied a request Friday for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented city attorney candidate Mike Feuer from spending his campaign funds.

LA mayor's race: Garcetti has cash edge for final push (updated)

Represent! | | May 10 2013, 3:45 PM

Eric Garcetti's campaign may be saving for late ad buys, but it could be countered by independent committees that are backing Wendy Greuel.

Slap a cop, go to jail, quit smoking —the Etta Mae Lopez story

The Latest | | May 10 2013, 3:37 PM

Think you've heard of every way possible to quit smoking? Etta Mae Lopez came up with a new one: slap a police officer and wind up in jail, where smoking isn't allowed.

Get something cool for mom: Echo Park Craft Fair is this Saturday and Sunday

Off-Ramp | | May 10 2013, 3:35 PM

All the great handmade stuff you could ever want will be at the Echo Park Craft Fair this Saturday and Sunday. Just in time to get something for mom, too.

In immigration news: Senate deliberates as House hesitates, Heritage report co-author quits, how the 11 million are counted, more

Multi-American | | May 10 2013, 2:52 PM

As Senate lawmakers debate hundreds of amendments to a sweeping reform bill, a long-anticipated comprehensive House bill has yet to take shape. The Senate amendment debate is set to continue next week. This and more.

DA investigates complaint in Hollywood council race

Represent! | | May 10 2013, 11:57 AM

The DA's office is investigating whether Mitch O'Farrell's campaign illegally completed ballots for voters. His camp reciprocates the charge against John Choi.

Los Angeles, Orange County in time lapse photos from 1984 to today

Without A Net | | May 10 2013, 10:33 AM

Google’s new Earth Engine provides timelapse satellite images from 1984 through 2012, based on Landsat satellite photos. Here's what happened in Southern California.

Maven's Morning Coffee: the lifestyles of Greuel and Garcetti

Represent! | | May 10 2013, 7:40 AM

Today is Friday, May 10 and headlines include the different upbringings of Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti, alleged voter fraud in CD 13, and medical marijuana measures.

8 Mother's Day activities that have nothing to do with brunch

The Latest | | May 10 2013, 7:05 AM

From ping pong tournaments, to indoor skydiving. From bra fittings, to Asian gardens. From Von Trapp, to Tom Jones. This is not your mother's Mother's Day guide.

Study suggests link between depression, violence in women is a 2-way street

OnCentral | | May 10 2013, 7:00 AM

When depression and domestic violence come together, said the leader of an L.A.-based anti-violence coalition, it can quickly become a "snowball effect."

LA city voters could dramatically reduce access to medical marijuana

Represent! | | May 10 2013, 6:26 AM

Los Angeles city voters will choose between three medical marijuana measures on the May 21 ballot. At stake is the fate of hundreds of marijuana dispensaries.

For Pasadena school, arts plus math is really adding up

Pass / Fail | | May 10 2013, 6:00 AM

A Pasadena elementary school uses art to teach third graders addition, subtraction and long division. An advocacy group wants to expand the program across the state.

Bjork to bring her children's art program to LA

Pass / Fail | | May 10 2013, 6:00 AM

Singer Bjork will bring her kids art program to the Museum of Contemporary Art. The event will be free and open to the public.

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FilmWeek (05/10/13): The Great Gatsby, He's Way More Famous Than You, and No One Lives

| May 10 2013, 3:25 PM

Larry and KPCC critics Wade Major and Henry Sheehan review this week’s releases, including The Great Gatsby, He's Way More Famous Than You, and No One Lives. TGI-FilmWeek!

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Science may finally know what causes pimples

| May 10 2013, 6:00 AM

The same thing that causes pimples may also prevent them.

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Body politics: Sacramento bill considers fate of transgender athletes

Education | | May 10 2013, 4:03 PM

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano’s AB 1266 would allow transgender students in public K-12 schools to use bathrooms and participate in team sports that correspond to their gender identity.

Instant cult classic: 'The Source Family' documentary

| May 10 2013, 10:40 AM

The new documentary, “The Source Family,” tells the story of a man who saw himself first as a guru, then as God, and, finally, as a very flawed man.

Final stretch for 75-year-old Hollywood Park horse-racing track

Local | | May 10 2013, 10:30 AM

Thanks to dropping profits, the land is going to be used for new developments such as residential housing units, a park, a movie theater, offices and a hotel.

McCain introduces bill that overhauls cable TV business

| May 10 2013, 10:27 AM

Senator John McCain yesterday introduced the Television Consumer Freedom Act 2013, which would force networks to unbundle their products, giving cable companies and viewers the ability to purchase channels a la carte.

UCLA brain drain to USC

| May 10 2013, 10:16 AM

USC has lured a world-renowned neuroscience lab away from UCLA. Described as perhaps the world's premier lab in brain research, leading professors Arthur Toga and Paul Thompson have reportedly been promised more research opportunities and upgraded facilities at USC.

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The Greyboy Allstars return with 'Inland Emperor,' their first album in 6 years

| May 10 2013, 10:46 AM

The band The Greyboy Allstars got their start two decades ago at a bar in San Diego. Their new album, "Inland Emperor," comes out next week. It is, to say the very least, very very funky.

US Marines launch campaign to recruit Asian Americans

Arts & Entertainment | | May 10 2013, 10:21 AM

The US Marines are looking for a few more good men and women. And in particular, a few good Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders

Vintage Surf Auction sells off pieces of wave-riding history

| May 10 2013, 10:02 AM

The Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction takes place Saturday, up for auction are vintage surfboards from the 1920s to the 1980s, as well as surfing memorabilia and art. Host Alex Cohen speaks with Scott Bass, the director/producer of the event.

'Motherhood, Rescheduled' and how egg freezing is allowing women to wait

| May 10 2013, 9:37 AM

In recent years, women have been able to postpone parenthood to pursue careers or to find the perfect mate thanks to advances in modern medicine.

Math by way of art: For Pasadena school, arts plus math is really adding up

| May 10 2013, 9:30 AM

A Pasadena elementary school uses art to teach third graders addition, subtraction and long division. An advocacy group wants to expand the program across the state.

Nevada hospital accused of bussing patients may lose funding

| May 10 2013, 9:12 AM

Last month, the Sacramento Bee uncovered the story of a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital which has been bussing hundreds of patients to cities and towns throughout the country. Now the findings by a federal investigation could strip the hospital of funding.

Bratton group pinpoints problems with Oakland's police force

| May 10 2013, 9:03 AM

Back in January, Oakland's City Council voted to to hire former LA police Chief Bill Bratton to help bring down rising rates of burglary and homicide. Bratton joins the show with more.

Friday Flashback: Immigration bill, Benghazi, and more

| May 10 2013, 9:03 AM

We talk about the week that was with our regular journalists in-the-know. On tap this week are Shane Goldmacher, congressional correspondent for the National Journal, and James Rainey from the Los Angeles Times.

A look ahead to the 2013 TV/Digital Upfronts

| May 10 2013, 9:03 AM

With TV/Digital Upfronts coming up, we thought it'd be a good time to check in now with what's happening in the land of television.

Los Angeles fails to foster diversity for city contract deals

| May 10 2013, 9:02 AM

Firms owned by whites won nearly all of the contracts awarded by the city. And by nearly all, we mean 92 percent.

LA transit officials find $43.6 million in fund that 'fell through the cracks'

| May 10 2013, 9:02 AM

The millions are a welcome find in a time of economic tightening but now officials are wondering if more funds are languishing elsewhere.

'The Source Family' doc examines radical utopian living in 1970s Los Angeles

| May 10 2013, 6:18 AM

The Source Family was a group of about 140 folks who believed in the curative powers of marijuana and alfafa sprouts. Now this eclectic group is the subject of a new documentary called "The Source Family."

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Dr. George Fischbeck talks about his life 'In Weather'

Local | | May 10 2013, 4:36 PM

Legendary Los Angeles weatherman George Fischbeck talks to Patt Morrison about his new book, "My Life In Weather."

Life after 'Gatsby': F. Scott Fitzgerald takes on Hollywood

Arts & Entertainment | | May 10 2013, 4:12 PM

F. Scott Fitzgerald's career took a different turn when he moved to Hollywood to write for film.

Student veterans speak out about their educations

| May 10 2013, 3:11 PM

Patt Morrison facilitates a conversation about the needs of student veterans and how college campuses can help them in the Crawford Family Forum.