Archive for July 8th, 2013

News

Big Bear Ski Scene Feature
The 60-year-old company that owns the Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski resorts is looking for potential buyers. But it won't sell to just anyone.
Anaheim City Council Special Meeting
Is the city's at-large voting system unfair to Latinos? The ACLU says yes, and it has filed a lawsuit alleging violation of the California Voting Rights Act.
Sheriff Lee Baca and Men's Central
According to a construction firm, L.A. County's most dire need is proper facilities for its inmates with mental health, substance abuse and medical problems.
Booking photo of Redlands high school teacher Laura Whitehurst

Redlands teacher charged with 41 counts of sex crimes

Laura Whitehurst, who is accused of having a student's baby, was charged with 41 counts of sex and oral copulation with a minor.
Operator Bruce Sussin said that they immediately pulled the plug on the July 4 show when the problem occurred at a park in Simi Valley northwest of Los Angeles.
Curiosity self portrait
The rover Curiosity is heading to a Martian mountain after delays from unexpected discoveries, just a day ahead of a NASA report on the next Mars trip, planned for 2020.
A young neighbor watches as police respond to a double homicide in Flint, Mich., on June 30, 2013. The alleged assailant was 13.

Youths at risk of violence say they need guns for protection

One-quarter of youths surveyed in a hospital emergency room after being injured in an assault possessed a firearm, a study finds.
Investigators say the plane was traveling "significantly below" the target speed during approach and that the crew tried to abort the landing just before it crashed.
Mideast Egypt

Clashes by Egypt army, protesters kill at least 54

Clashes outside the Republican Guard building in Cairo marked the single biggest death toll since massive protests forced Morsi's government from power.
APTOPIX China US San Francisco Airliner Crash
Two young Chinese students who died on the Asiana Airlines crash would have begun a study abroad program at a San Fernando Valley church Monday.
On Sunday in Phoenix, the 19 bodies of firefighters killed while battling a wildfire in central Arizona were driven to Prescott, where the "hotshot" team was based.

It was a 'horrific honor' to recover 19 firefighters' bodies

When the bodies of 19 young men killed while battling a wildfire in Arizona were brought from the scene, it was their comrades who carried out that solemn task.
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning
Lawyers for Bradley Manning, who gave reams of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, asked judge to dismiss some of the charges.
A California judge will hear arguments Monday on whether a $5 billion civil fraud lawsuit against the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's should be dismissed.
Taxicabs at City Hall
Ride-sharing services such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar and the traditional taxicab services they're disrupting could learn more on their future from the PUC.
Hollywood Towers
More than 40 community groups say skyscrapers planned near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street could increase traffic in the area.

Blogs

Prisoner Hunger Strike
Inmates in isolation units at California's super max prison refuse to eat to protest policies they say amount to "torture." The last such strike was two summers ago.
After settlement talks failed, Torrance fighting liability for officers who mistakenly fired at an LAX baggage handler during the search for Christopher Dorner.
Garcetti gestures
Each L.A. city manager must submit a memo to the new mayor outlining their accomplishments and goals. Some won't survive the process.
Healthcare Stock
The White House said last week it would postpone requiring large and medium companies to provide their employees with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Garcetti Inauguration
The Valley Industry and Commerce Association's top priorities include public transportation, commission appointments and economic development.
Prison Realignment
Dozens of bills in the legislature this year aimed to fix some of the problems with California’s criminal justice realignment — but they're dead in the water.
Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy  sp
Today is Monday, July 8 and headlines include bad blood between the LAUSD superintendent and school board president and a new executive director for the FPPC.
US-IT-TELECOM-TRANSPORT-TAXI
Transit policy experts, advocates and environmentalists are interested in what regulators say about ridesharing services such as Uber, Sidecar and Lyft.
To fulfill its promise to make arts education a core subject, L.A. Unified teachers will incorporate the arts into other subjects.
Miramonte Elementary School
More than two years after a Miramonte teacher was charged with abusing students, two-thirds of the lawsuits against L.A. Unified remain open. Negotiations aren't going well.
Four years into the program, the L.A. Department of Water and Power has upped how much you'll be paid to replace your lawn, from $1.50 a square foot to $2.
Wendy Greuel
The vanquished mayoral candidate is contemplating a run for Los Angeles county supervisor or State Controller.
"Children Uniting Nations" 4th Annual National Conference
The clock is ticking on Capitol Hill for Congress to finish work on immigration reform and student loans before adjourning for summer
The date and place are yet to be announced; the agency is having a difficult time finding a venue for what will likely be a large and noisy public meeting.

Programs

The Loh Life

Episode: Summer Guests, Part Two: YouTubing It

Summer Guests, Part Two: YouTubing It

Sandra Tsing Loh looks online to deal with summer pests.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: How you can improve or resize your digital photos at home

How you can improve or resize your digital photos at home!

Quantity doesn't always mean quality.

Take Two Evenings

Episode: Take Two Evenings for July 8, 2013

AirTalk

Episode: AirTalk for July 8, 2013

Can singing together make us happy?

In her book "Imperfect Harmony," Stacy Horn tells of her experiences singing and gets into the scientific benefits of singing with other people--some studies show that learning music can counteract the impact of aging.
In Flight Television
When Asiana Flight 214 crashed upon landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, some 27 other flights were put in holding patterns in the sky above while emergency responders dealt with the situation on the ground. What is the best protocol for pilots and crew when the news is full of something that could fill their passengers full of dread?
Protesters
At least 51 people were killed and more than 300 were injured when the Egyptian army open fire on supporters of Mohamed Morsy. With the escalating clashes, will the military impose stricter control?
Gensler

Do open-plan offices decrease productivity?

A new study by design firm Gensler shows that open-plan offices do not work. Many businesses made the change to to increase communication, employee engagement and creativity through open-plan offices, but this new study shows that many workers cannot focus.
Minor relationships
Earlier this month a Redlands area female teacher was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old male student, whose child she is now allegedly bears. Another female teacher in Brea was arrested for sleeping with a male student in June. Are male teenaged victims of sexual assault less “victimized” by these crimes than females?
Asian community
Asian Americans make up the third largest ethnic minority group in the U.S. and a third of them, about 5.6 million, live in California. But a new report co-authored by two Brown University researchers finds that the Asian Americans are almost as segregated from the white Americans as they were 20 years ago.

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for July 8, 2013
Peter Shiao
The Chinese movie-going audience will be worth $5 billion by 2015, and Hollywood wants in on the action. It's Peter Shiao's job to help be their guide.

California National Guard feels brunt of sequestration

Today, sequestration hits home for the Defense Department - and it hits hard.
San Francisco Airliner Crash

Airline industry probes into Asiana crash

We're learning more about Saturday's crash-landing at the San Francisco International Airport.
Le Tour de France 2013 - Stage Nine

New ways cyclists could be doping

The 100th anniversary of the Tour de France has been going on for a week now - the first Tour since Lance Armstrong admitted to doping over the course of his career.
McDonald's

Unwrapping the McWrap

Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Susan Berfield got an inside look at McDonald's test kitchen, which spent nearly two years focus-grouping the new product. She joins Take Two with her story.
Solar Plane

Flying across the country in a solar powered plane

What would you feel would be a reasonable amount of time for you to fly from San Francisco to New York? Six hours? Maybe seven if you're delayed?
Families of inmates in isolation at Pelican Bay are seeing the faces of their relatives - some for the first time in decades.
Ironman

Why Hollywood is addicted to sequels

Iron Man 3. Despicable Me 2. Hangover 3. Hollywood is stuck on sequels. Rebecca Keegan explains why in our feature on the movie biz, On The Lot.
2006 China Education Expo

Asiana students came to Southern California to study

Students on Asiana flight 214 were headed to West Hills summer camp

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