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Archive for May 14th, 2013
David Silva was beaten with batons last week in Bakersfield. The father of four died at a hospital. The cause of death is under investigation.
Police say they've shot and injured two people accused of stealing a woman's car outside an Anaheim hotel.
Democratic Assemblywoman Norma Torres is the favorite to win a vacant Southern California state Senate seat during a special runoff election Tuesday.
The state is handing out $37 million in grants to 48 organizations to educate Californians about how to sign up for health insurance with the new statewide exchange.
The International Energy Agency says U.S. shale output and petroleum from Canada's tar sands are transforming global energy markets.
By the end of the century, ocean levels could rise by 2 or 3 feet, enough to flood the colonists' first settlement at Jamestown, Va.
In light of a woman being mauled to death by pit bulls in Littlerock, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors asked staffers to evaluate a proposed definition of a dangerous dog.
As the Church ordains fewer priests, it relies more on those seeking leadership roles outside of the clergy.
After living underground in the United States — figuratively speaking — some undocumented immigrants deported to Tijuana have been driven — quite literally — underground.
The attorney general says the time and scope covered by the subpoena of Associated Press phone logs fell within Justice Department guidelines.
Southern California home prices neared a five-year high in April as sales accelerated in more expensive markets, a research firm said Tuesday.
Crews continue to build containment lines around a 50-acre wildfire started by a burning tractor-trailer north of L.A. that forced the closure of one lane of I-5.
A camp ranger carjacked by Christopher Dorner has sued after failing to get a $1 million reward offered for information that tracked down the killer.
Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.
The 27-year-old was arrested at LAX for allegedly bringing a smoke grenade into the U.S. He was released Monday after accepting a plea bargain for making false statements on a customs declaration forms.
Teachers' complaints were drowned out as Pro-Deasy groups and the union that represents cafeteria workers, SEIU 99, jumped into action to support the program.
LA County's District Attorney jumps into the battle against the man she defeated last year, citing Trutanich's mailer on prison realignment.
Riding a wave of state tax revenue, Brown released a budget proposal Tuesday that looks much different from the ones Californians have become accustomed to in recent years: It has a surplus.
Though the House of Representatives has yet to introduce its immigration reform bill, some Republicans are critical of the Senate version.
LA Unified school board unanimously decided to keep Breakfast in the Classroom, the focus of a "power struggle" between supporters, opponents of Supt. Deasy.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Boeing announced Tuesday it will be resuming deliveries of 787 Dreamliners following a multi-month grounding and subsequent overhaul of the aircraft's lithium ion batteries.
The program was created in 1990 to diversify the nation's mix of immigrants, but it's been subject to scams. The Senate reform bill calls for its elimination.
A man hid in the back of a big-rig in Tennessee, then stole it after the driver crossed the country and stepped out near Temecula. The reason? Zombies.
Governor Jerry Brown's budget includes additional funds for districts throughout the state, with some emphasis on disadvantaged students.
In immigration news: What to expect from today's Senate debate, unauthorized Asian immigrants, a 'racist' city video, moreMulti-American | | May 14 2013, 9:58 AM
The Senate Judiciary committee is weighing non-immigrant visas in its immigration reform bill amendment session Tuesday, with work visas and student visas as part of the debate. This and more.
Today is Tuesday, May 14 and headlines include the results of the latest Pat Brown Institute poll, endorsements for Carmen Trutanich, and confusion over the living wage.
A South Los Angeles primary care doctor called the disparity "multifactorial," attributing it partly to genetics and a lack of health literacy among "underserved minorities."
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, also known as Simpson-Mazzoli, had broad bi-partisan support. What can this Congress learn from that effort?
A group of Latino parents sued the Compton Unified School District and its school police department, claiming their civil rights have been violated.
Business Update with Mark Lacter
KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter explains how pending immigration legislation in Washington might affect the Southern California economy.
The Loh Down On Science
These guys really know how to pamper their ladies!
LACMA director Michael Govan joins AirTalk to talk about his redesign ideas. How it will affect the future of the Los Angeles art scene?
Should the federal government have the right to seized records from journalists? Was the nondisclosure in this incident a violation of the freedom of the press? How should these situations be handled in the future?
A new study from MIT researchers shows that mid-size airports have been hardest hit by the recession. From 2007 to 2012 departing flights at Burbank dropped by 25% and Ontario had a bigger drop of 49%.
In one corner, we have the California condor, one of the most endangered birds in the world that the Golden State has spent tens of millions of dollars to save from extinction. In the other corner, we have wind farms—a valuable alternative energy source in the state.
Governor Brown announces the new state budget. How will he spend the the unexpected $4.5 billion surplus?
Does regulating clinics make them safer or is it a plot to shut them down? Why did so many women go to Gosnell? Would more legislation drive women to questionable facilities? Are there more doctors like Gosnell or is he an outlier?
The actress made a stunning announcement in a New York Times op-ed that she underwent a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of contracting breast cancer. Jolie said she was a carrier of the “faulty” gene BRCA1.
Dementia is one of the most devastating nuerological condition, for individuals and families. But an Arizona retirement home is working on creating a new way to care for patients diagnosed with dementia, and others are beginning to take notice.
First, the terrorist attack on the US embassy in Benghazi. Then, the IRS scandal and now the news that the Department of Justice secretly obtained phone records of AP reporters and editors. Will Attorney General Eric Holder take the fall?
Teacher Rafe Esquith celebrates his 30th anniversary this year, but the notoriety of his student Shakespeare program hasn’t spared his school from arts program cuts.
Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen discuss the benefits and challenges facing our "The New Digital Age."
Angelina Jolie sent waves through the health-care world with her announcement that she had undergone a double mastectomy.
What do federal budget cuts mean for firefighters here in Southern California and how are they bracing for future battles?
While agriculture may provide some of California's most famous exports, the latest farm census from the USDA found that over half of the state's small farms don't even turn a profit.
With more on the breakfast in the classroom program and other issues the school board will be addressing this afternoon, we're joined now by KPCC's education reporter Adolfo Guzman Lopez.
Chris Christie has been raking in contributions in California for his re-election campaign
The Senate Judiciary Committee is hard at work again today, amending the immigration bill proposed by the Gang of Eight. Tucked away in that legislation is a provision to drop The Green Card Lottery.
Well it's a rite of spring here in California, Governor Jerry Brown releases his May revised budget. For the first time in seven years there's no red ink. In fact, the Governor is dealing with an unexpected $4.5 billion in tax revenue.
The television upfronts continue today as networks present their new programming to advertisers. We check in with Jace Lacob, West Coast Deputy Bureau Chief for The Newsweek Daily Beast Company to find out the fates of our favorite shows.
Now it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, where we talk about what's new in music. Joining us today is Shirley Halperin, music editor at The Hollywood Reporter.