Archive for July 3rd, 2013


Egypt Protests Intensify As Army Ousts President Morsi

Calif. students evacuated from Egypt

Ten California students on a study abroad program are being evacuated amid concerns that violence could escalate in Egypt after the military ousted the president.
Mercer 3868
State lawmakers approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow California motorists to park at broken meters without fear of being ticketed.
Freeway Shooting
Police released a composite sketch and are searching for clues to help identify a suspect after a man was shot in the head on the 110 Freeway in South L.A.

Hermosa Beach increases security for Fourth of July

Hermosa Beach is spending ample time and money this Fourth of July to warn people that what happened last year won’t happen again.
Chief Robert Fager asked for public calm after a video showing one of his officers killing a dog generated outrage from across the world.

Court rejects Calif. plea to delay inmate releases

A panel of federal judges Wednesday refused to delay its order that California release nearly 10,000 additional prison inmates by the end of the year.
Yosemite - Peterson
Sheriff's officials say four adults are injured and one is unaccounted for after a tree fell at a Jewish summer camp near Yosemite National Park. One person was killed.
Protect your family from food borne illnesses this Fourth of July with these simple food preparation tips.
Egypt Protsts Intensify As Army Deadline Passes
A huge celebration has begun in Egypt's Tahrir Square. The military says that Mohammed Morsi is out as president and the country's constitution has been suspended.
L.A. County law enforcement officials Wednesday said people who set off fireworks or smoke in hillside or mountain areas this Fourth of July weekend could be arrested.
A fruit thought by some historians to be what Eve used to tempt Adam has been grown in the Middle East for centuries.

Outbreak from pomegranates reveals global food chain flaws

An outbreak of hepatitis A traced to Turkish pomegranates highlights novel health risks posed by importing produce, though a new law could help.
A Redlands high school teacher has been accused of having a student's baby. The baby was reportedly born about two weeks ago.
Los Angeles police say the driver of a 25-foot recreational vehicle plowed into 30 parked cars, a power pole and an apartment building in the San Fernando Valley.
Find out where fireworks are legal, what cities are hosting shows, how to avoid trips to the hospital and encounters with the police.

CHART: Group finds carcinogen in Pepsi outside California

An environmental group says that the caramel coloring used in Pepsi still contains a worrisome level of a carcinogen, even after Pepsi said it would change its formula.
Newport Beach has withdrawn an application to state regulators to remove five dozen fire rings from the city's beaches, but the bonfire battle isn't over.
A woman stands in the doorway of a court
In 2011, about 2.3 million people were sent jury summons in L.A. County. About half actually reported for duty. And many of those made excuses to get out of their civic responsibility.
The Labor Department Wednesday reported that the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign that layoffs remain low.
New citizens wave US flags

#ProjectCitizen: What does citizenship mean to you?

KPCC is launching a new series looking at the rights, responsibilities, traditions and privileges that come along with being a citizen. What do you see as the responsibilities and rights that come with being a U.S. citizen?


Transgender Students
Transgender students rights bill lands on governor's desk. If signed into law, school districts would have to recognize sexual identity of transgender student.
Citizenship applicants must answer six out of 10 U.S. civics questions correctly. Can you? Take a sample test.
From the Sam Adams shores of Massachusetts to California’s Sierra Nevada mountains/beers, Thrillist took to mapping the U.S. by its greatest asset: its variety of alcohol.
Agents Patrol Texas Border To Stop Illegal Immigrants From Entering U.S.
Some Democrats are joining immigrant activists in protesting the approved Senate immigration bill's heavy border security component, saying it goes too far. This and more.
Toxic Town Fine

California plans to cut toxic waste in half by 2025

California dumps a million tons of hazardous waste in landfills each year, but a top state regulator says she wants to cut that amount in half within a dozen years.
Bradley and Ali
Beginning with his 1973 victory, he ushered in a new era of multi-racial coalition politics in Los Angeles.



Episode: Filmweek preview (07/03/13): The Lone Ranger and Despicable Me 2
Larry and KPCC critics give a Filmweek preview for July 4th. Critics Claudia Puig, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon review The Lone Ranger and Despicable Me 2. Also, the Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center begins tomorrow. TGI-early Filmweek!

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Surprising health implications for bald spots and receding hairlines

Surprising health implications for bald spots and receding hairlines

What a scientific analysis of research about balding revealed.

Take Two Evenings

Episode: Take Two Evenings for July 3, 2013


Episode: AirTalk for July 3, 2013

Which movies have unforgettable computer graphics?

In “Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation,” animator Tom Sito details the history of animation. From medical imagery to film and from PONG to Avatar, Sito’s book covers how animation and computer graphics has developed over the past 50 years. Which CG movies made an impression on you? Which movie has the best graphics? Which one has the worst?

Are doctors over-prescribing painkillers?

Each day about 18 women die from prescription painkiller overdoses in the United States. In a recent study released by the Center for Disease Control, prescription painkiller overdoses by women have increased by 400% in the last decade.
Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures' "The Lone Ranger" - Red Carpet

Filmweek preview: The Lone Ranger and Despicable Me 2

Larry and KPCC critics give a Filmweek preview for July 4th. Critics Claudia Puig, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon review The Lone Ranger and Despicable Me 2. TGI-early Filmweek!
The federal Department of Justice says $12.5 million should be paid to victims of racially biased investigations by LA County and the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale.
Egypt Protests Intensify As Army Deadline Passes

Egyptian revolution 2.0

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has not stepped down within the 48 hour deadline, and the Egyptian army is now deploying across the capital. President Morsi's whereabouts are unknown.
Civil war reenactment
A century and a half ago today, the guns of Gettysburg fell eerily silent. The end of the bloodiest chapter in American history was over, the Confederate Army was on the run, and the end of slavery was a mere two years off.
Child writing cursive

Should schools still be teaching cursive?

With cursive instruction already on the decline, a set of national goals for public schools do not require that students learn cursive. Some people think that makes sense, as keyboards now dominate communication and handwriting is arguably becoming obsolete. Should teachers let cursive fall by the wayside?

Take Two®

Episode: Take Two for July 3, 2013
Way Way Back

'The Way, Way Back' filmmakers on writing as a team

"The Way, Way Back" was written and directed by Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, the team that won an Oscar for their adapted screenplay for the "Descendants." They stopped by the studio recently to talk about the film.
Britney Spears Divorce Papers

Same-sex marriage rulings may help streamline divorce

The Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage act not only makes life easier for same sex couples who are married. It may also make life easier for same sex couples looking to divorce. Here to explain is Courtney Joslin, professor at UC Davis.
A woman stands in the doorway of a court
In 2011, about 2.3 million people were sent jury summons in L.A. County. About half actually reported for duty, and many of those made excuses to get out of their civic responsibility.
Anaheim Leaders

Anaheim City Council adopts new election model

Last night, the Anaheim City Council voted to change how its members are elected, but the contentious four-hour meeting left many feeling unsatisfied with the outcome.
Los Angeles Lakers v San Antonio Spurs - Game One

Sports Roundup: Dwight Howard, Yasiel Puig and more

It's time for a look at sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzsky, brothers who have sports for the Los Angeles Times and ESPN.
Egypt Protsts Intensify As Army Deadline Approaches

Unrest in Egypt as President Morsi refuses to step down

military's ultimatum calling for President Mohamed Morsi to step down expired, but Morsi says he will defend his presidency to the death.
Immigration reform and gay marriage have dominated the headlines recently. Those two topics overlapped last week with the Supreme Court's decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.
Becoming American Video

The joys and difficulties of becoming an American citizen

Recently the Crawford Family Forum hosted an event entitled, Becoming American, hosted by A Martinez with guests Bricia Lopez, Joanne Griffith and Rod Arriola.


"Harvey" Broadway Opening Night Performance - Arrivals
John Hodgman is the writer and “The Daily Show” humorist who likes to portray himself as the unchallenged expert on any aspect of life. He is not. And this one, a biggie, he also got wrong.
Jahsan Lambey at Crenshaw High in 2012

Crenshaw High's Jahsan Lambey and his neck tattoo, Part 2

"I'd say race plays a big role. When I see a white kid with tattoos on his neck, it's skater, rocker. When you see black kids with this, you're a gangbanger, a thug."
Gay Marriage Los Angeles
Married homosexual couples in California and the other states that allow gay marriage are rejoicing in what many might consider a dubious honor: being ensconced in federal tax law.

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