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Archive for May 15th, 2013
Kern County Fire officials say the quickly-burning Grand Fire is now 10 percent contained, and has spread into Los Angeles County.
Supervisors concluded they don't have the authority to bill two young hikers for the cost to rescue them last month, but supervisors could change the law next week.
President Obama announced the resignation of the top official at the IRS following a controversy over the agency's targeting of conservative political groups.
Hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre and music industry entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine have donated a combined $70 million to create a new institute at USC.
The FBI has agreed to investigate the death of a man beaten by Kern County sheriff's deputies while witnesses shot video with cellphones.
The Powerball lottery has been available since April in California and sales are brisk. The Wednesday jackpot is $360 million.
The Federal Reserve Wednesday said U.S. factories cut back sharply on production in April, as industries reduced output. The weakness in manufacturing suggests economy growth may be slowing this spring.
South Korea-based Hyundai on pace to finish new $200 million U.S. headquarters in Orange County - but had considered moving to Alabama.
KPCC surveyed the entire California delegation to assess where members stand on key elements that are expected to be considered in both versions of the bill.
The Long Beach City Council has authorized the city attorney to sue the city of Los Angeles over the Southern California International Gateway.
It's projected that even if net migration remains constant, non-Latino whites would lose their majority status by 2046, and as early as 2041 if migration increases.
Immigrant advocates and Latino and labor groups want the White House to suspend deportations of people who might qualify for legalization under the Senate bill.
Tupac Shakur's hologram will have to share the afterlife green room with a two new virtual artists — Eazy-E of N.W.A. and Wu Tang Clan's Ol' Dirty Bastard.
KPCC wants to know what you'd like the next L.A. mayor to work on first? Come out to Auntie Em's in Eagle ROck Thursday to tell us in person.
A House bill requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a "comprehensive strategy to gain and maintain operational control" of the borders.
“American Idol” wants to stay relevant, but they’re facing for the second part of their two-night finale they're facing the series finale of “The Office.”
"Twerking" video scandal update: School board dances around punishment while the issue of kids shaking their behinds turns into an issue of adults covering their own.
Filmmaker Greg Karber buys Abercrombie clothing from a Goodwill and starts distributing it to a group the company might think was off-brand: homeless people.
In immigration news: A Boston bombing-inspired Senate bill amendment, House GOP members say no, diversity visas, moreMulti-American | | May 15 2013, 10:30 AM
An amendment to the Senate immigration bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee would tighten student visa rules and monitoring in the wake of last month's Boston Marathon bombings. This and more.
This is a surprisingly singular study of the U.S. Presidents who somehow didn't make it into the common history of our nation.
Today is Wednesday, May 15 and headlines include a lack of women in LA City Hall, the nasty race in CD13, and a discussion on Proposition C.
Researchers found that people who lived near busy roadways appeared to have a 4 percent higher chance of dying from heart problems brought on by reduced kidney function. In South L.A., many people live near busy roads.
The Loh Down On Science
Fight or flight ... in the art gallery?
Defense attorney Mark Geragos has tried approximately 300 cases, including representing celebrities Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Winona Ryder, and Mike Tyson. He makes a case that the criminal justice system is corrupt and weighs in on the OJ Simpson trial and the Jackson family lawsuit to AEG.
Today we're having our monthly check in with the chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck, on a host of topics, including the reward decision for fugitive Christopher Dorner, the department's lawsuit with ACLU over the use of data collected by license plate scanners attached to LAPD cruisers, accusations from USC students that police treated black and white students differently when breaking up parties near campus, and more.
Should more laws be imposed that are more specific to cycling safety? What's the right punishment for dooring? Are there some traffic laws that should only apply to drivers, but don't make sense for cyclists? Or should everyone be treated the same to ensure clarity and safety?
With the runoff election for Los Angeles Mayor between Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel taking place in less than a week, Larry talks with KPCC’s political team for a check in.
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends that the legal blood alcohol level be reduced to 0.05 from the current level of 0.08.
Today we hear from 22-year-old Cameron Westbury, who spent the last four years studying economics at Occidental College in Eagle Rock.
Saint John's Hospital in Santa Monica is at the center of a bidding war, and the stakes just got a little higher today. Billionaire doctor and businessman Patrick Soon-Shiong is expected to make a formal bid for the hospital today, according to the Los Angeles Times. To do so, he has joined up the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of LA.
This month, the City of Los Angeles found almost $43 million in a special transportation fund. The money had gone undetected for almost 20 years and while it's good news for the city, it has officials worried about the possibility of other hidden money.
While the Sacramento Kings wait to hear about their future, taxpayers in Sacramento have sued the city over the downtown arena deal and attempted to start a ballot initiative which could block the construction of a new arena.
Yesterday, nearly 50 organizations throughout California found themselves a bit richer after winning grants from a $43 million pool of federal money to help spread the word about health insurance.
Tim Fremeux, Department Of Transportation bikeways engineer, joins the show to fill us in on how LA is working to make city streets safer for bicyclists.
Over the last decade, Mexico's tech industry has flourished, growing grew three times faster than the global average. Most of that expansion is fueled by demand from the United States, but there are questions about how long the surge can last.
Los Angeles has gone backwards in how women are represented in municipal government. On July 1, L.A. city government could be run entirely by men.
A new investigation from ProPublica and Marketplace finds that lenders have found ways around a federal law meant to protect members of the US military from predatory loans.
Writer Joel Kotkin fears that too much money and power is being concentrated in a few technology companies, and says that's not only bad for the marketplace, it's bad for democracy.
This week the National Transportation Safety Board laid out a series of new recommendations related to drunk driving. The most significant was that states reduce the blood-alcohol limit by more than a third, from 0.08 to 0.05 percent.
Yesterday, the Senate Agriculture Commission approved a five-year farm bill which would cost almost $100 billion annually. Today, the House Agriculture Committee is set to consider its own version. This legislation could have big implications for California farmers.
The NBA team's owners, the Maloof family, had agreed to sell to a group of investors in Seattle, but this game isn't over just yet. Owners will vote on a potential move at a meeting in Dallas today.