Archive for May 22nd, 2013

Jury: LAUSD must pay $1.4 million in sex assault case

Education | | May 22 2013, 7:46 PM

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.

Holder acknowledges U.S. citizens killed in drone strikes

US & World | | May 22 2013, 7:41 PM

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.

City approves $55 million for rail stops on Crenshaw/LAX Line

Local | | May 22 2013, 7:15 PM

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.

'Haunting Melissa': a horror series for your iPad and iPhone

Arts & Entertainment | | May 22 2013, 6:43 PM

The producer of the horror movie "The Ring" has a new ghost story out — but this one's tailored to a much smaller screen.

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

US & World | | May 22 2013, 6:19 PM

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's brief and awful day on Capitol Hill

US & World | | May 22 2013, 4:56 PM

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 accused of sexual assault in Vegas

Crime & Justice | | May 22 2013, 3:54 PM

Las Vegas police are investigating a woman's allegations that former baseball player Jose Canseco Jr. sexually assaulted her.

Bell leaders assure taxpayers after critical state financial report

Local | | May 22 2013, 3:50 PM

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

Local | | May 22 2013, 2:54 PM

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.

Cal State trustees appoint 5 campus presidents; new head for CSULA

Education | | May 22 2013, 1:42 PM

Five of the California State University's 23 campuses are getting new leaders, including Cal State Los Angeles.

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

Politics | | May 22 2013, 11:00 AM

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.

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

Crime & Justice | | May 22 2013, 9:19 AM

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.

US tests Minuteman missile over Pacific Wednesday

Local | | May 22 2013, 8:31 AM

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 wants state permission to recover rescue costs

Local | | May 22 2013, 7:54 AM

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.

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

Health | | May 22 2013, 7:42 AM

Workers at University of California hospitals around the state picketed for a second day Wednesday over staffing and pension issues.

Realtors group: US home sales tick up to highest in 3 ½ years

US & World | | May 22 2013, 7:31 AM

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.

Bernanke says Federal Reserve stimulus programs will continue

Business & Economy | | May 22 2013, 7:23 AM

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.

New prostate cancer test uses urine instead of blood

Health | | May 22 2013, 6:00 AM

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.

How effective are police helicopters at fighting crime?

Crime & Justice | | May 22 2013, 6:00 AM

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.

Map: 2013 L.A. Mayor voting turnout by precinct | | May 22 2013, 6:55 PM

The overwhelming majority of Eric Garcetti's nearly 182,000 votes came in precincts where voter turnout exceed 20 percent.

Exit polls shows Garcetti to be all things to -- almost -- all people | | May 22 2013, 6:53 PM

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.

Map: 2013 L.A. Mayor voting patterns by precinct | | May 22 2013, 3:15 PM

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.

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

Local | | May 22 2013, 1:09 PM

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

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

Politics | | May 22 2013, 9:21 AM

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.

Telling details from LMU's election exit poll

Represent! | | May 22 2013, 8:05 PM

Loyola Marymount University's Center for the Study of Los Angeles details how Eric Garcetti won the race to become LA's next mayor.

LA election vote count not tardy, city official says

Represent! | | May 22 2013, 6:40 PM

But an expert who has studied LA's process says the city could speed things up by counting votes at polling places.

House already sparring over Senate immigration bill

Represent! | | May 22 2013, 6:25 PM

Democrats and Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee go at it over the immigration bill approved by their counterparts in the upper chamber.

CA prison overseer blasts officials for stalling reforms

Represent! | | May 22 2013, 6:19 PM

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.

Garcetti proves there's no litmus test for Latinos

Represent! | | May 22 2013, 5:52 PM

After facing barbs from Latino politicians who questioned his ethnic claims, the Mayor-elect reflects a new reality in Los Angeles.

Teacher victory in LAUSD race doesn’t bode well for Deasy

Pass / Fail | | May 22 2013, 5:03 PM

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.

Garcetti's first priority as mayor: Rebuild middle class

Represent! | | May 22 2013, 4:50 PM

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.

16 Vintage Travel Posters for summer vacation inspiration (photos)

The Latest | | May 22 2013, 4:11 PM

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.

Wendy Greuel gives concession speech in the Valley

Represent! | | May 22 2013, 3:13 PM

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.

UPDATE: Eric Garcetti elected mayor of Los Angeles; Greuel concedes

Represent! | | May 22 2013, 11:28 AM

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.

VIDEO: That time new LA mayor Eric Garcetti jammed with Moby

Without A Net | | May 22 2013, 10:52 AM

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.

In immigration news: Senate reform bill moves forward, LGBT amendment left out, next LA mayor's mixed heritage, more

Multi-American | | May 22 2013, 10:22 AM

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a massive comprehensive immigration reform bill Tuesday, but some groups' reform hopes weren't realized. This and more.

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

The Breakdown | | May 22 2013, 10:19 AM

Recent rankings show domestic flights out of the Long Beach Airport are the second lowest in the U.S. at $234.

Doctors, nurses can play 'important role' in cavity prevention

OnCentral | | May 22 2013, 7:00 AM

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.

#DearMayor: The 7 issues you want LA's new mayor to address

Represent! | | May 22 2013, 6:45 AM

Mr. Garcetti, here’s what KPCC's audience told us are their top priorities for you to tackle first.

High school musical theater students take over Pantages

Pass / Fail | | May 22 2013, 6:00 AM

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.

Should preschool teachers be evaluated on student performance?

Pass / Fail | | May 22 2013, 6:00 AM

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.

LA elects new city attorney, controller and 3 city councilmen

Represent! | | May 22 2013, 5:48 AM

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.

LA voters opt to limit marijuana dispensaries

Represent! | | May 22 2013, 5:15 AM

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.

Live blog: Garcetti speaks like a winner; Trutanich concedes

Represent! | | May 22 2013, 12:22 AM

Eric Garcetti took the stage shortly after 11:30 tonight, praising his supporters and sounding supremely confident.

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Can you lose fat but gain tighter skin?

| May 22 2013, 6:00 AM

Letting go of love handles.


A Path Forward: the shifting landscape of immigration reform

US & World | | May 22 2013, 3:50 PM

AirTalk's Larry Mantle speaks with stakeholders and audience members during this timely discussion about immigration reform.

Political machinations moving the Immigration reform bill

| May 22 2013, 11:07 AM

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.

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

| May 22 2013, 10:26 AM

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?

Will the real & reformed Rick Ross please stand up?

| May 22 2013, 10:22 AM

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

| May 22 2013, 10:08 AM

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.

Los Angeles’s new mayor, the future of pot shops, and more

| May 22 2013, 10:08 AM

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.

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The etiquette and rules of taking free samples (Poll)

Arts & Entertainment | | May 22 2013, 10:08 AM

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

Monica Ratliff elected to LA school board

| May 22 2013, 9:32 AM

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

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

| May 22 2013, 9:04 AM

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.

New prostate cancer test designed to use urine instead of blood

| May 22 2013, 9:04 AM

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.

Telemundo and the future of Spanish-language TV in the US

| May 22 2013, 9:04 AM

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.

Senate immigration bill approved by committee in bipartisan vote

| May 22 2013, 9:04 AM

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.

UCLA study pinpoints which cities, states have the most gay parents

Arts & Entertainment | | May 22 2013, 9:04 AM

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.

Sports Roundup: Vinny Del Negro dropped, LA Kings and more

| May 22 2013, 9:04 AM

Time to romp through sports with the Kamenetzky Brothers, Andy and Brian have covered the sports scene for ESPN and the L.A. Times.

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

| May 22 2013, 9:03 AM

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.

Technology's role in saving lives before a natural disaster

| May 22 2013, 9:03 AM

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

| May 22 2013, 9:03 AM

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.