Archive for May 14th, 2013


Crime Stock Photo (police caution tape)
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.
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Police say they've shot and injured two people accused of stealing a woman's car outside an Anaheim hotel.
Obit Muncie Football

Former Charger, Chuck Muncie dies at 60

Chuck Muncie, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, has died at age 60, the NFL clubs and a family spokesman said Tuesday.
Legislature Special Elections

Pomona Democrat favored in special legislative election

Democratic Assemblywoman Norma Torres is the favorite to win a vacant Southern California state Senate seat during a special runoff election Tuesday.
Covered California
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.
A seven-acre brush fire burned five structures in Winchester Tuesday afternoon. There were no reports of any injuries.
IEA chief Maria van der Hoeven, seen in a 2011 photo, said that North American production has set off a "supply shock that is sending ripples throughout the world."

Huge boost in US oil output set to transform global market

The International Energy Agency says U.S. shale output and petroleum from Canada's tar sands are transforming global energy markets.
Colonists built the original glass-blowing kiln in Jamestown, Va., at this beach for easy access to the sand. Now the site is just inches above the water level.

With rising seas, America's birthplace could disappear

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.

Catholic lay ministers: An alternative to a shortage of priests

As the Church ordains fewer priests, it relies more on those seeking leadership roles outside of the clergy.
Abimael Martinez, who was deported from Riverside, Calif., with the hole he dug to live in beneath the banks of Tijuana's fetid river canal.

Living on the border, driven — literally — underground

After living underground in the United States — figuratively speaking — some undocumented immigrants deported to Tijuana have been driven — quite literally — underground.
Attorney General Eric Holder says he recused himself last year from a national security leak probe in which prosecutors obtained the phone records of Associated Press journalists.

Holder defends subpoena of journalists' phone logs

The attorney general says the time and scope covered by the subpoena of Associated Press phone logs fell within Justice Department guidelines.
Home Sales
Southern California home prices neared a five-year high in April as sales accelerated in more expensive markets, a research firm said Tuesday.
Castaic Fire
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.
Spring Street Bike Lane

LA Metro steps up bike riding campaign this week

Southern California transportation officials are investing millions of dollars to get more people to bike to work, school and other places.
Dorner Roadblock
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.
 Actor, activist and director Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie says she had double mastectomy (FAQ)

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.
Jackie Lacey
LA County's District Attorney jumps into the battle against the man she defeated last year, citing Trutanich's mailer on prison realignment.
Space Shuttle Endeavour Grand Opening

Brown takes restrained view of California spending

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.

GOP House hardliners vow to fight immigration bill

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.
New York Comic Con - "The Walking Dead"
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

Districts would get $1 billion for new core standards

Governor Jerry Brown's budget includes additional funds for districts throughout the state, with some emphasis on disadvantaged students.
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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.
City Attorney Candidates

Maven's Morning Coffee: poll finds Feuer, Zine in lead

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.
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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."
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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?
Compton school police lawsuit
A group of Latino parents sued the Compton Unified School District and its school police department, claiming their civil rights have been violated.
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.


Business Update with Mark Lacter

Episode: How immigration reform could affect the Southern California economy

How immigration reform could affect the Southern California economy

KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter explains how pending immigration legislation in Washington might affect the Southern California economy.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: What's the best way to keep a female happy?

What's the best way to keep a female happy?

These guys really know how to pamper their ladies!


Episode: AirTalk for May 14, 2013
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LACMA director Michael Govan talks museum redesign

LACMA director Michael Govan joins AirTalk to talk about his redesign ideas. How it will affect the future of the Los Angeles art scene?
Attorney General Holder Testifies To House Appropriations Committee On Justice Dept. Budget
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?
L.A./Ontario International Airport
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%.
California Continues To Lead U.S. In Green Technology

California Condors versus Wind Farms

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.
Gov. Jerry Brown
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?
Women in the World Summit 2013
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.

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for May 14, 2013
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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.
Attorney General Holder Testifies To House Appropriations Committee On Justice Dept. Budget
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?

Despite big name, Shakespeare school still feels cuts

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."
Women in the World Summit 2013
Angelina Jolie sent waves through the health-care world with her announcement that she had undergone a double mastectomy.
Springs Fire Los Angeles 2013 Camarillo
What do federal budget cuts mean for firefighters here in Southern California and how are they bracing for future battles?

Farmers use social media to reduce food waste, increase profits

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 Gives Speech On Financial Integrity And Accountability In DC
Chris Christie has been raking in contributions in California for his re-election campaign
Immigrants Sworn In As New US Citizens
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.
CA Governor Jerry Brown Holds News Conference On Pension Reform
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.
Screening And Q&A For Fox's "New Girl" - Arrivals
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.
Reading Festival - Day 3
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.

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