Archive for May 22nd, 2013


A student on his way to school walks pas
Court records say one staffer supervised as many as 100 students, giving the boy several opportunities to take the girl to locations on campus and force her to perform sex acts.
A Nov. 2010 file image of Anwar al-Awlaki taken from video and released by SITE Intelligence Group.

Holder acknowledges U.S. citizens killed in drone strikes

For the first time, the Justice Department admits that it targeted American-born al-Qaida leader Anwar al-Awlaki and that three other U.S. citizens have died in drone strikes.
Expo Rail
The two stops would be built in Leimert Park and Westchester along a proposed rail extension connecting the Expo Line to the Green Line at Aviation/LAX.
The producer of the horror movie "The Ring" has a new ghost story out — but this one's tailored to a much smaller screen.
Ibrahim Shomali, a Palestinian priest, offers Communion under the olive trees of the Cremisan Valley in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. This is part of a regular protest against Israeli plans to build a section of its West Bank barrier here, which would s

A decade in the making, West Bank barrier is nearly complete

Despite much criticism, Israel has continued building its West Bank barrier. It's now nearing completion. Will it help or hurt prospects for a peace agreement?
Lois Lerner, head of the IRS unit that decides whether to grant tax-exempt status to groups, leaves after being dismissed from a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Wednesday.

Lois Lerner's brief and awful day on Capitol Hill

The IRS bureaucrat showed up long enough at a House hearing into the scandal engulfing her agency to declare her innocence and her constitutional right to say no more.
Jose Canseco Portrait Session And Book Signing At Book Soup

Jose Canseco accused of sexual assault in Vegas

Las Vegas police are investigating a woman's allegations that former baseball player Jose Canseco Jr. sexually assaulted her.
Mercer 16816
The state controller’s review found Bell has not followed up on more than 20 recommendations the controller's office made, such as collecting on loans made to employees. Read the full report.

Library assistant ID'd in UCLA falling death

The Los Angeles County coroners office has identified 47 year-old Reynaldo Quitos as the man who found dead after an apparent fall from a building on campus Tuesday.
William Covino
Five of the California State University's 23 campuses are getting new leaders, including Cal State Los Angeles.
Eric Garcetti Los Angeles Mayor

LA mayor's race: How the votes broke down precinct by precinct (interactive map)

Eric Garcetti rode to victory in Tuesday's L.A. mayoral election. How did the vote break down geographically? Our interactive map shows you who voted for whom and where.
LAPD Helicopter

What's it like to fly on an LAPD helicopter patrol?

A ride-along on an LAPD helicopter patrol is largely uneventful, as are many patrols. But the department insists the choppers play a valuable role.
The U.S. Air Force Wednesday launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The test was previously postponed because of tensions with North Korea.
Orange County Lost Hikers
Orange County Supervisors want state permission to charge reckless people for the cost of rescuing them. Last week supervisors decided they lacked authority to charge $160,000 in rescue costs to two hikers who were lost in the Cleveland National Forest.
UCLA Medical Center Strike

UC hospitals face 2nd day of strike over staffing, pensions

Workers at University of California hospitals around the state picketed for a second day Wednesday over staffing and pension issues.
Home Sales
The National Association of Realtors Wednesday reported that sales of previously occupied U.S. homes ticked up last month to the highest level in three and a half years.
Ben Bernanke
Fed Chairman Bernanke tells Congress Wednesday the U.S. job market remains weak and it's too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
Kritika Mohan
A new prostate cancer test under development at UC Irvine involves urinating on a stick. The stick picks up a protein strongly associated with prostate cancer.
LAPD Helicopter
The data show that police helicopters often are first on scene, provide backup, and deploy officers to surround crime scenes. But measuring their effectiveness is tricky.
Mayoral Election Held In Los Angeles

Map: 2013 L.A. Mayor voting turnout by precinct

The overwhelming majority of Eric Garcetti's nearly 182,000 votes came in precincts where voter turnout exceed 20 percent.
Mayor Race - Eric Garcetti
Explore some of the exit polling data from the mayor's runoff election that Loyola Marymount University's Center for the Study of Los Angeles gathered.
Eric Garcetti Los Angeles Mayor Election

Map: 2013 L.A. Mayor voting patterns by precinct

How did Tuesday's mayoral vote break down geographically? This map shows how each precinct voted, based on unofficial results from the Los Angeles City Clerk's office. Cursor over each precinct for the precise vote tally.
Grand Park

Memorial Day weekend in DTLA: Beers, yoga and outdoor everything

A forecast with mild temperatures makes it a great time to take advantage of outdoor activities during the long, Memorial Day weekend.
Eric Garcetti Los Angeles Mayor

Los Angeles election night in photos on KPCC's AudioVision blog

KPCC's team of visual journalists captured the candidates as they celebrated the end of a long election season in L.A. See their photos here.


Eric Garcetti Los Angeles Mayor Election
Loyola Marymount University's Center for the Study of Los Angeles details how Eric Garcetti won the race to become LA's next mayor.
City Clerk elections counting room
But an expert who has studied LA's process says the city could speed things up by counting votes at polling places.
Mercer 20159

House already sparring over Senate immigration bill

Democrats and Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee go at it over the immigration bill approved by their counterparts in the upper chamber.
Mercer 2400
The man in charge of healthcare in California's prisons says the Brown Administration hasn't made mandated improvements and has adopted a contemptuous attitude.
Mayor Race - Eric Garcetti
After facing barbs from Latino politicians who questioned his ethnic claims, the Mayor-elect reflects a new reality in Los Angeles.
Monica Ratliff District 6
Monica Ratliff’s win of an open seat on L.A. Unified’s Board of Education could provide some discomfort for the superintendent’s reform agenda.
Eric Garcetti
The Mayor-elect was mobbed by reporters and supporters Wednesday in Echo Park during his first availability since defeating Wendy Greuel for the city's top job.
Los Angeles Public Library | Travel Posters Collection
What are your summer vacation plans? From the Hoover Dam to Japan, LA Public Library has some beautifully designed bait to tempt your inner adventurer.
Election NIght Greuel

Wendy Greuel gives concession speech in the Valley

Speaking to reporters at her campaign office in Van Nuys, Greuel said she may not have been able to break the glass ceiling, but she helped crack it.
Eric Garcetti Los Angeles Mayor Election
The three-term City Councilman defeats his former council colleague and present city controller Wendy Greuel by 54 to 46 percent. Greuel conceded Wednesday morning.
Eric Garcetti, elected to be L.A.'s next mayor Tuesday night, has served as city councilman, worked as a college professor — and is an accomplished jazz pianist.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a massive comprehensive immigration reform bill Tuesday, but some groups' reform hopes weren't realized. This and more.
Long Beach Airport

Rankings: It's cheaper to fly out of the Long Beach Airport

Recent rankings show domestic flights out of the Long Beach Airport are the second lowest in the U.S. at $234.
Child brushing teeth
A task force says primary care providers should administer fluoride varnish to all young children in order to help preserve or improve their oral health.
Eric Garcetti Los Angeles Mayor
Mr. Garcetti, here’s what KPCC's audience told us are their top priorities for you to tackle first.
Broadway LA - 1
The top L.A.-area high school musical students competed at the Jerry Herman Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday. Winners will compete in New York.
Dual Language API - 7
A new report looks at whether Pre-K to 3rd grade teachers should be evaluated based on student achievement, even though their students don't take standardized tests.
Mike Feuer unseats incumbent Carmen Trutanich, Ron Galperin wins the controller's race and three City Council seats are decided while one remains up for grabs.
City law will now only allow 135 pot shops to operate in the city limits, instead of the unlimited number sought by a rival ballot measure.
Garcetti LA Mayor
Eric Garcetti took the stage shortly after 11:30 tonight, praising his supporters and sounding supremely confident.


The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Can you lose fat without gaining loose skin?

Can you lose fat but gain tighter skin?

Letting go of love handles.


Episode: AirTalk for May 22, 2013
A Path Forward: the shifting landscape of immigration reform
AirTalk's Larry Mantle speaks with stakeholders and audience members during this timely discussion about immigration reform.
Senate Judiciary Cmte Meets For Markup On Immigration Bill
The immigration bill passed a major landmark yesterday with a 13-5 approval vote in the bipartisan Senate. The bill will now undergo further debate in the Senate.
Vinny Del Negro

It’s a bad time to be a Los Angeles sports coach

Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro confirmed Tuesday that he won't be returning to the team next season. He is the latest in a string of LA coaches and managers who have spent time in the hot seat lately. What is in the water for LA's coaches?
Rick Ross

Will the real & reformed Rick Ross please stand up?

It's an L.A. story seemingly far from Studio City and Hollywood lots of a one-time drug kingpin who emerged from prison still very much an entrepreneur but stripped of criminal intent. In the new issue of Los Angeles magazine, profile writer Jesse Katz tracks Ross’ complicated navigation of life, possibly with hopes of truly making it in Hollywood.

Golf’s governing bodies ban anchored putting

Professional golf’s governing bodies have banned something called “anchored putting.” Tiger Woods has thrown his weight behind the move, but opponents say anchored putting doesn’t give them a competitive edge over other competitors.
Eric Garcetti Los Angeles Mayor
City Councilman Eric Garcetti beat out opponent Wendy Greuel to become the city's newest mayor. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich was unseated by former Assemblyman Mike Feuer, Monica Ratliff bested Antonio Sanchez for the 6th District seat on the Los Angeles school board, and Measure D passed with 63% of the vote.

Take Two®

Episode: Take Two for May 22, 2013
Shore Things Early Summer

The etiquette and rules of taking free samples (Poll)

Just how many free samples is too many? Dan Pashman of The Sporkful podcast and blog joins the show with some tips.
Monica Ratliff District 6

Monica Ratliff elected to LA school board

Voters yesterday elected Monica Ratcliff to the school board by a slim margin.
LAPD Helicopter

What's it like to fly on an LAPD helicopter patrol?

A ride-along on an LAPD helicopter patrol is largely uneventful, as are many patrols. But the department insists the choppers play a valuable role.
Kritika Mohan

New prostate cancer test designed to use urine instead of blood

A new prostate cancer test under development at UC Irvine involves urinating on a stick. The stick picks up a protein strongly associated with prostate cancer.
Mexican Billboard Awards Arrivals
Just like in politics, there's a rush to capture this fast-growing audience and the Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo presented a bold plan to do just that. Here to tell us more is Telemundo president, Emilio Romano.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday approved a massive plan for immigration reform. The rest of the Senate is now set to take up the bill after Memorial Day.
Gay couple Jeffrey Parsons (R) and Chris
UCLA researcher Gary Gates took a new look at census data and found that small and oftentimes more conservative towns have higher concentrations of gay couples raising children.
Los Angeles Clippers v Denver Nuggets
Time to romp through sports with the Kamenetzky Brothers, Andy and Brian have covered the sports scene for ESPN and the L.A. Times.
Eric Garcetti Los Angeles Mayor

LA Election: Garcetti wins, Measure D approved, and more

For more on just how many Angelenos actually turned out vote, how much money was spent on each vote, and a general report on the outcome of the election, we're joined by KPCC's political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.
Tornado Outbreak Slams Through Oklahoma
David Simpson, executive Director of the Center for Hazards Research at the University of Louisville, joins the show to fill us in on what new technologies could save us from a devastating natural disaster.

LAFD chief on tornado relief effort in Oklahoma

The search for survivors continues in Moore, Oklahoma, where a massive tornado killed at least 24 people, nine of whom were children. Helping with the recovery effort are fire fighters from Los Angeles and Orange counties.

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