Archive for July 4th, 2013

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No to 710 kids
For 60 years, residents have marched in the South Pasadena July Fourth parade to protest the extension of the 710 freeway. Their target this year: tunnels.
Nuclear Plant Problems

California bill strengthens oversight of utilities commission

The president of the California Public Utilities Commission would be required next year to step down from two nonprofits created by the commission under legislation that passed the state Assembly on Wednesday.
Restore The Fourth
Rallies against digital government surveillance programs are planned this Fourth of July in about 100 cities across the U.S. including Los Angeles.
HAWTHORNE DOG SHOOTING
Southern California police officials say they've pulled three officers from street duty after a widely circulated video showed an officer fatally shooting a Rottweiler and drew numerous death threats.
Red, White and Blue Float
For the Fourth of July, we asked mixologist Gina Chersevani to help us tap into the trend with a soda float inspired by Independence Day.
Rose Parade Horse Killed
Bucky the Palomino, a horse who has pranced in 26 Rose Parades, has been euthanized after being injured in a car accident.
She's open for visitors again.

Statue of Liberty reopens on Independence Day

The statue wasn't damaged, but Liberty Island was pummeled last fall by Superstorm Sandy. Now, just in time for July Fourth celebrations, the island and the statue are open again to visitors.
Eagle Float Westchester Parade
In Westchester and Playa del Rey, residents have been gluing and hammering for weeks, getting ready for a July Fourth float parade. Competition is fierce.

Blogs

The immigration reform plan passed by the Senate may not pass the House, but people are getting their paperwork in order just in case.
Aja Brown
Tom Bradley's election ushered in a new era of African-American political power in LA. Forty years later, changing demographics demand new strategies from black leaders.
Assembly Bill 357, was considered the most likely-to-succeed reform of California’s lengthy teacher dismissal process.
Legislature Special Elections
Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties spent $2.4 million holding special elections to fill a state senate seat but only 10 percent of voters turned out.

Programs

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Can workplace stupidity be a good thing?

Can workplace stupidity be a good thing?

A Swedish researcher explains his theory of "functional stupidity."

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for July 4, 2013
Fireworks illuminate the night sky above

Music for your Fourth of July

Chris Martins is a senior writer for Spin Magazine and a regular on Tuesday Reviewsday. But for today, he’ll be your July 4th DJ. We’ll hear songs from Black Lips, King Tuff, Thundercat, Major Lazer and more.

AirTalk

Episode: AirTalk for July 4, 2013

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