Archive for July 26th, 2013

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UC Protest

Dozens arrested near UCLA following labor protests (video)

Hundreds of University of California workers gathered to protest near UCLA on Friday as part of a contract dispute, in the process blocking traffic at one of the city's busiest intersections.
Nasser al-Awlaki says a US drone killed his grandson.
The drones weigh less than 55 pounds, are about 4.5 feet long and have wingspans of 9 to 10 feet.
In July 1943 a "gas attack" hit the city of Los Angeles — not from the Axis powers, but from within. July 26 is a key date in the region's war on smog.
The Union of Concerned Scientists sponsored the meeting to develop recommendations about how to study and regulate the practice, and how communities can monitor it.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
In a deal valued at $8.2 billion, the Santa Monica-based maker of "World of Warcraft" and "Call of Duty" will split off from its parent company.
mixed drink, alcohol, coke

Gay bars in West Hollywood boycott Russian vodka over anti-gay laws

The L.A. Times reports Eleven Bar & Nightclub, Revolver Video Bar and Mother Lode are among the bars that have stopped serving the Russian spirit known as Stoli.
Bob Filner

San Diego mayor: Filner to enter therapy but won't resign (updated)

The mayor ignored calls from his own political party that he resign after four more women identified themselves as targets of his sexual advances.
naked juice
PepsiCo Inc. says it will no longer label its Naked juices as being "all natural," after a lawsuit complained that the drinks contain ingredients that don't fit that bill.
GOP Presidential Candidates Attends Screening Of Pro Life Film
The House Ethics Committee is continuing an investigation of Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota.
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The California Highway Patrol says two people have been shot and wounded on a Los Angeles County freeway.
LADWP
A report says the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spent tens of millions of dollars on extra sick days for its employees, and some workers may have abused the system.
Edward Snowden
Attorney General Eric Holder has told the Russian government that the U.S. will not seek the death penalty for former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden.
Ariel Castro Accused Of Kidnapping And Sexual Assault
The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade agreed to plead guilty Friday in a deal to avoid the death penalty.
US-CRIME-COURT-RACISM
Oakland will consider banning so-called "tools of violence" from protests, two weeks after a waiter was struck in the face with a hammer during a demonstration against the Trayvon Martin trial outcome.
O.J. Simpson should know next week whether his blemish-free record behind bars will win him favor with the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners.
Patrick Ivison - Life Rolls On

Free weekend: 5 cheap things to do outdoors in LA

Summer is in full swing. Shed the weight of the week with these five events.
The former police officer who pepper-sprayed students during an Occupy protest at UC Davis in 2011 wants worker's compensation.
Riverside Split Sentencing Ride Along
As L.A. County considers building a new jail, reform advocates push alternatives like "split sentencing," where convicts serve some time outside of jail.
Civic Center Park Downtown Los Angeles

Underground parking garage at new Civic Center Park to be demolished

The subterranean structure, that's nearly two stories deep, was built with the original building in the 1930s. The building was damaged in an earthquake and torn down.

Blogs

A former state psychiatrist who testified on staffing shortages at the Salinas Valley Psychiatrist Program for prisoners says he’s being blacklisted.
Newly-elected Nury Martinez is the only woman on the 15-member City Council. President Herb Wesson tells her she'll be in charge of Women’s Day.
Rare Corpse Flower
Dubbed "Chanel," the notoriously odiferous flower child arrived on campus about five years ago after its mother was pollinated by a specimen at the Huntington Botanical Gardens.
Lawmaker Searched Water Districts
The agency, which is part of a federal investigation into State Senator Ron Calderon, alleges $867,000 in over-billing from Pasadena-based Pacifica Services.
DOMA/Prop 8
Obama administration officials say they will review cases in which green card petitions were denied for the same-sex spouses of U.S. citizens. This and more.
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Today is Friday, July 26 and headlines include multimillion-dollar payouts for DWP sick days, voting rights in Palmdale, and a plan to eliminate sidewalk fees.
Broadway LA - 1
Arts educator Carl Schafer was shocked to find a few lines in the California education code requiring arts to be taught to all California students. Unfortunately it has no teeth.
U.S. Open of Surfing
Surf's up as the Vans "U.S. Open of Surfing" is underway this week in Huntington Beach. But profits for many surf apparel retailers are down.

Programs

FilmWeek Marquee

Episode: Filmweek (07/26/13): The Wolverine, Blue Jasmine, The Time Being, Wasteland and more
Larry and KPCC critics Tim Cogshell and Wade Major review this week’s releases, including The Wolverine, Blue Jasmine, The Time Being, Wasteland and more.

FilmWeek

Episode: Filmweek (07/26/13): The Wolverine, Blue Jasmine, The Time Being and more
Larry and KPCC critics Tim Cogshell and Wade Major review this week’s releases, including The Wolverine, Blue Jasmine, The Time Being and more. Then, director Joshua Oppenheimer will talk about his film "The Act of Killing," a documentary looking at a violent chapter in Indonesian history that is seldom discussed.

AirTalk

Episode: AirTalk for July 26, 2013
Is this too close for comfort? Do long distance relationships work better?

Do Long Distance Relationships Work?

An estimated three million married couples in the U.S. live far away from each other, even though they rather live together. But a recent study published in the Journal of Communications, found that the separation actually doesn’t have a negative impact on their relationship.
Vacation
A new survey by Harris Interactive shows that 61 percent of Americans plan on working during summer vacation. Do you work during vacation? Why or why not?
San Diego Mayor
More women have come forward accusing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment, bringing the total to seven women, with more expected.
Will we see a real shift in religious politics in the future?
A new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute highlights an interesting trend that sees religious progressives far outpacing religious conservatives in the future. The research tracked four generations of Americans and surveyed them on their religious and political affiliations.
The Wolverine - UK Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals
Larry and KPCC critics Tim Cogshell and Wade Major review this week’s releases, including The Wolverine, Blue Jasmine, The Time Being and more. TGI-Filmweek!

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for July 26, 2013
The new film "The To Do List" stars actress Aubrey Plaza as Brandy Clark, an incredibly studious high school graduate who has decided she wants to lose her virginity before heading off to college.
Premiere Of HBO's "Enlightened" - Arrivals

Lisa Loeb and her transition into children's music

Tomorrow we'll speak to singer songwriter Lisa Loeb about the turn her career's towards writing children's music.
Riverside Split Sentencing Ride Along
As L.A. County considers building a new jail, reform advocates push alternatives like "split sentencing," where convicts serve some time outside of jail.
The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler at 125: Remembering a crime novel icon

It's been 54 years since the iconic hardboiled crime writer Raymond Chandler said the "Long Goodbye." But the author of that book and other noir classics, like "Farewell My Lovely" and "The Big Sleep," is still being celebrated.
Obit Virginia Johnson

Sex research pioneer Virginia Johnson dies at 88

She was a secretary. He was a scientist. They changed American attitudes about sex. Virginia Johnson, half of Masters & Johnson, dies at 88.
Live Nation
Live Nation is introducing local foods and vegetarian meals at its 38 amphitheaters across the US.
Bob Filner

The latest on the Bob Filner sexual harassment scandal

A total of seven women have now come forward and accused San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harrassment. Amitha Sharma, a reporter for KPBS, has been following the case. She joins the show with the latest.
War Veterans PTSD

Veterans of long-past wars find hope in PTSD diagnosis

The Department of Veterans Affairs says more than a quarter of a million vets returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have been treated for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. But younger vets aren't the only ones dealing with it.
Boehner Speaks To Press After GOP Conference Meeting
Immigration reform looks to be going nowhere, budget and debt ceiling battles may threaten economic recovery, and some Democrats are saying its time be move more forcefully to the left. It's time for the Friday Flashback, our analysis of the weeks' major news with James Rainey of the LA Times and from Washington DC, National Journal's Nancy Cook.
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) Announces His Resignation Amid Lewd Photo Scandal

Do politicians never learn from sex scandals?

Why do politicians who know that they're in the spotlight do things which so easily can land them in big trouble?
Iasos
Iasos, considered by many to be the father of new age music, is in LA for his first ever multimedia performance at the Cinefamily theatre on Fairfax.
Crossfit
Do short interval workouts like Crossfit work? We'll find out by speaking with Dr. Allen Lim a sports physiologist. But first we sent Alex and A to the gym.

Off-Ramp

The mystery ring at the Natural History Museum

Patt Morrison visits the gem vault at the Natural History Museum to get a look a their mysterious ring.
Hugo Crosthwaite OCMA
Kevin Ferguson talks with Tijuana's Hugo Crostwaithe, whose installation of prints, paintings and posters makes up the better part of OCMA's front lobby.
"I don't think Jeffrey should be demonized. He did what he does. The real problem was the vision of the board."

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