Archive for July 16th, 2013


Mountain Fire

UPDATE: Mountain Fire near Idyllwild grows to 9,000 acres (map)

The Mountain Fire near Idyllwild is only 10 percent contained, with 2000 firefighters battling the wildfire Tuesday in the San Bernardino National Forest.
George Zimmerman Protests Los Angeles Trayvon Martin LAPD
A protest organized by the ANSWER Coalition began at City Hall and moved on to other sites downtown, while Occupy LA planned a "bike bloc" in Leimert Park. No unrest has been reported.
The county didn't challenge the conditional release of 62-year-old Christopher Evans Hubbart from a state hospital that was granted in May. Only the location: LA County.
The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Tuesday discussed possible replacements for the crumbling Men’s Central Jail in Downtown L.A. Protesters urged them to look at alternatives.
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Keck Medicine of USC acquires Verdugo Hills Hospital

USC adds Verdugo Hills Hospital to its lineup of medical facilities. Neither the school nor the hospital would disclose the purchase price.
A law firm says it plans to sue aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. on behalf of 83 people who were on the Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed in San Francisco.
12th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball - Arrivals
Monteith had talked bluntly about struggling with addiction since he was a teenager, calling it a serious problem and telling Parade magazine in 2011 he was "lucky to be alive."
Orange County prosecutors say an Anaheim police officer was legally justified when he shot and killed a 22-year-old man last year.
Mayor Eric Garcetti says Martin case "will not ignite this city." Chief Beck says more police will be on the streets and South L.A. activists plan to monitor Crenshaw Boulevard Tuesday night.
Arizona Firefighter Memorial

Funeral held for CA native killed fighting Arizona fire

Family, friends and the Southland’s firefighting community bid farewell Tuesday to Seal Beach native Kevin Woyjeck, who was killed along with 18 fellow firefighters.
Trayvon Martin Rally Leimert Park

Zimmerman verdict: Vandalism and arrests near Leimert Park (Photos)

A peaceful protest turned ugly when about 150 protesters marched south on Crenshaw, with some vandalizing stores and cars. LAPD declared it an "unlawful assembly," dispersed the crowd and made arrests.
Grant Family Farms in Northern Colorado launched an organic CSA in 2007 and eventually attracted 5,000 members. But it went bankrupt in 2012.

Community supported agriculture: How big is too big?

Large CSAs with thousands of members are usually part of farms with more complex business models. Sometimes that complexity can lead to debt and other problems.
A woman waits to get AIDS drugs on April 8 at a clinic in Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa, about 55 miles north of Johannesburg. New WHO guidelines say patients should start HIV treatment much earlier, before they become extremely sick.

South Africa weighs starting HIV drug treatment sooner

In Africa, where millions of people are infected with HIV, a move to earlier treatment would be challenging for the public health system.
CIA Director Petraeus And Director Of Nat'l Intel. Clapper Testify To House Committee

After controversy, David Petraeus will now earn $1 teaching

City University of New York had initially offered former CIA director David Petraeus $200,000 to teach a course and deliver two lectures.
All lanes of a Southern California freeway damaged by a fiery tanker accident have reopened in time for the morning commute, easing fears of a slow traffic slog.
NASA aborted a spacewalk at the International Space Station on Tuesday because of a dangerous water leak in an astronaut's helmet that drenched his eyes, nose and mouth.
Edward Snowden
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Tuesday submitted a request for temporary asylum in Russia, his lawyer said.

A guide to what those high hospital prices mean

Experts say most of us don't need to worry about exorbitant "sticker prices" for some hospital procedures. Only a small portion of the uninsured need to negotiate.
Ask Emily

Ask Emily: Obamacare, families and tax subsidies

If your family qualifies for Medi-Cal, do you have the option to purchase insurance through Covered California's insurance exchange at subsidized rates?
A jump in gasoline costs pushed a measure of U.S. consumer prices up in June. But the overall trend in inflation stayed tame.


In a combative letter, the group's attorney accused the city of seeking unnecessary delays, but agreed to wait for results of a new study of voting patterns.
The parent company of the upscale grocer explores possible 'strategic alternatives.' Gelson's can be found in upscale neighborhoods.
Walmart Strawberry Supply Chain
Seventy-five percent of respondents polled in June said it would be better for the economy if unauthorized immigrants "become legal workers."
The fundraising race is in full swing in the Inland Empire as Democrats aim to unseat GOP Congressman Gary Miller.
Rita Hayworth, Edward Judson, Doune McKay, and Gordon Oliver watching the Roller Derby at the Pan-Pacific Auditorium.
Type a random keyword into the search engine of the LA Public Library's photo archive, and learn something new about your city.
Trayvon Martin Rally Los Angeles Leimert Park
Hopes were high early this year for the success of a comprehensive immigration overhaul, but a Senate-approved reform plan is at a standstill in the Republican-led House. This and more.
Trayvon Martin Rally Leimert Park

Maven's Morning Coffee: South LA leaders urge calm

Today is Tuesday, July 16 and headlines include arrests following an otherwise peaceful protest in South LA, Gavin Newsom's life as lt. governor, and candidates for Homeland Security Secretary.


Business Update with Mark Lacter

Episode: Are restaurants in Los Angeles better than those in New York?

Are restaurants in Los Angeles better than those in New York?

L.A. area cab companies say they're losing business to ride-sharing services like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar that use smartphone apps to connect passengers and drivers.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Insights into why music can give us chills

Insights into why music can give us chills

Seeing exactly how, in the brain, "listening pleasure" happens.

Take Two Evenings

Episode: Take Two Evenings for July 16, 2013


Episode: AirTalk for July 16, 2013
In the midst of what has become a heated race to replace former 6th District City Councilman Tony Cardenas, one of the candidates has revealed that she was sexually abused as a child.
If anyone knows the potential of the Dodgers’ second half of the season, Dan Evans does. He’s a former Dodgers General Manager (2001-04) and currently the top scout for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Asiana Airlines says it's going to sue the Bay Area TV station that broadcasted fake and racially insensitive names for the four pilots involved in the plane crash that took place in San Francisco earlier this month.
Demonstrators marching in Los Angeles

Zimmerman verdict continues to reverberate

The acquittal of George Zimmerman came on Saturday, but the fallout continues. Last night, we learned more about what influenced the jury's decision. A woman known only as Juror B 37 revealed her thinking: she had "no doubt" George Zimmerman feared for his life. What's your reaction to the juror interview?
The pressure is on Mayor Bob Filner as even his former supporters are urging him to resign, after allegations of sexual harassment of women have surfaced. Attorney Marco Gonzalez held a press conference saying that Filner’s behavior was so egregious that women called him “dirty old man.”

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for July 16, 2013
Fronteras El Frio New Mexico CCM

New Mexico’s colonial history offers clues to a rare genetic disease

In the Southwest, a rare genetic disorder known as the common Hispanic mutation has haunted those of Spanish descent for nearly 400 years. Its nickname is "El Frio", or the cold.
Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers
People think nothing of running to the Internet to investigate aches and pains, but what they may not know is that health websites can track their searches and share them with third parties.
Senate Lawmakers Speaks To The Press After Their Policy Meetings

Senate compromises to avoid changing filibuster rules

It looks like there is a deal in the Senate to avoid a showdown vote that would change the filibuster rules. This would shoot down a nuclear option that Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has been threatening to invoke.
God Loves Uganda
One of this year's most talked-about films at the Outfest film festival is "God Loves Uganda," which profiles American evangelicalism and anti-homosexualism in Uganda.
UCLA brain injury study
Earlier this year, a man was found unconscious in Palm Springs Motel. Doctors have diagnosed him with Transient Global Amnesia, but after four months, he still has no recall.
Border Patrol

Immigration bill would beef up border patrol, but not without controversy

The immigration bill passed by the U.S. senate would double the number of US Border Patrol agents along the U.S.-Mexico border. But critics and some members of Congress say the government must first account for the Border Patrol's lethal use of force and provide more transparency in investigations.
JAY Z And Samsung Celebrate The Release Of Magna Carta Holy Grail, Available Now For Samsung Galaxy Owners - Arrivals
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by music critic Oliver Wang from
Fuller Theological Seminary
LGBT clubs are quite common on university campuses, unless your university is a religious one. Nick Palacios of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena is hoping to change that.

Top Zetas cartel leader captured in Mexico

A major blow to has been dealt to the Zetas drug cartel in Mexico. On Monday, Mexican naval special forces captured that group's leader: Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, known by his street name Z-40.
Quinoa is a low-calorie, gluten-free, protein-rich grain-like seed that has become quite popular among healthy eaters in the U.S.
Filling in while Gov. Brown is away is one of the top duties of the lieutenant governor. In fact, it's one of the only things a lieutenant governor does. That may mean Gavin Newsom feels a bit bored, to say the least.
Trayvon Martin Rally Leimert Park

Trayvon Martin rallies spur vandalism, arrests

Fourteen people were arrested last night after a peaceful protest turned violent in South L.A. Demonstrators in Leimert Park had been protesting the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, but a smaller group broke away from the gathering and went on to break windows and stomp on cars.
It was early in the morning, New Year's Day 2009. A young man, Oscar Grant III, was shot in the back by a transit officer on the platform of Oakland's Fruitvale BART station.

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