Archive for May 10th, 2013

News

Crime Stock Photo (police caution tape)
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

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.
Dorner Roadblock
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.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is looking into whether administrators properly handled complaints of sexual harassment and rape.
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.
President Barack Obama
The U.S. Treasury said Friday that it took in a rare surplus of $113 billion in April, the largest in five years.
Crime Stock Photo (police caution tape)
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
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.
South Korea Reacts To North's Third Nuclear Test
After three nuclear tests and a long-range rocket launch, many people say North Korea is years away from having a nuclear arsenal.
Rescuers carry a survivor who was buried for 17 days under the rubble of a building that collapsed in Saver, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Bangladesh survivor rescued 17 days after building collapse

More than 1,000 people are known to have been killed by the collapse of the building, which housed garment factories.
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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.
Arthur Toga and Paul Thompson
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.
United Nations
U.N. officials say more than 120 nations agreed to tighter controls on several chemicals and hazardous waste.

Blogs

silver lake map
LAPD issued an alert Thursday regarding two robberies since April 28 on the popular Silver Lake Reservoir jogging path.
Sesame Street Hispano
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.
New York And NJ Residents Struggle To Recover One Week After Superstorm Sandy
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.
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.
MAYORALDEBATE - 4
Eric Garcetti's campaign may be saving for late ad buys, but it could be countered by independent committees that are backing Wendy Greuel.
WHO Urges Smokers To Quit On World No Tobacco Day
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.
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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.
US-MIGRATION-SECURITY-BORDER
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.
Mitch O'Farrell (L) and John Choi
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.
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.
MAYORALDEBATE - 4
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.
ducklings
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.
domestic violence
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."
Los Angeles City Council Votes To Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
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.
Math Arts
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 Performs At Hammersmith Apollo
Singer Bjork will bring her kids art program to the Museum of Contemporary Art. The event will be free and open to the public.

Programs

AirTalk

Episode: AirTalk for May 10, 2013
Tennis Player Renee Richards
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

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.
HORSE RACING - 1
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.
South Korean and Korean Brazilian footba
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.
University Financial Aid Officials Suspended In Student Loan Probe

UCLA brain drain to USC

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.

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for May 10, 2013
Greyboy Allstars
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.
A Warriors' Education

US Marines launch campaign to recruit Asian Americans

The US Marines are looking for a few more good men and women. And in particular, a few good Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders
 Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction
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
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 Arts

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

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.
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.
Oakland Police Dept. Holds News Conference On Chief Howard Jordan's Abrupt Step Down
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.
House Holds Hearing On Benghazi Consulate Attacks

Friday Flashback: Immigration bill, Benghazi, and more

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+E Networks 2013 Upfront - Inside

A look ahead to the 2013 TV/Digital Upfronts

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.
US-POLITICS-VILLARAIGOSA
Firms owned by whites won nearly all of the contracts awarded by the city. And by nearly all, we mean 92 percent.
Los Angeles Vies For Grant To Add Toll Lanes To Freeway System
The millions are a welcome find in a time of economic tightening but now officials are wondering if more funds are languishing elsewhere.
Source Family
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."

Off-Ramp

Fishbeck

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

Legendary Los Angeles weatherman George Fischbeck talks to Patt Morrison about his new book, "My Life In Weather."
F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1937

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald's career took a different turn when he moved to Hollywood to write for film.
Student Vets - KPCC Forum

Student veterans speak out about their educations

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

FilmWeek Marquee

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!

The Loh Down On Science

Science may finally know what causes pimples

The same thing that causes pimples may also prevent them.

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