Archive for August 5th, 2013

Eddie 'Piolín' Sotelo releases statement; denies sexual harassment allegations

Local | | August 05 2013, 8:21 PM

Sotelo wrote in Spanish that the accusations made by Beto Cortez were false. He said he is saddened that his longtime friend has gone to such lengths just to make a buck.

Consortium making strides in reducing hospital infections

Health | | August 05 2013, 8:18 PM

Study find Patient Safety First initiative lowered rate of hospital-generated infections, which sicken an estimated 200,000 California hospital patients.

Falls Fire burns 1,500 acres in Riverside; evacuations ordered

Local | | August 05 2013, 6:14 PM

Latest reports show that the fire has burned 1,500 acres with 55 engines and 5 air tankers deployed. No homes have been destroyed but one firefighter suffered minor injuries.

Little impact on tourism seen from Venice boardwalk hit-and-run

Business & Economy | | August 05 2013, 5:16 PM

About 100,000 Italians visited Los Angeles last year. Tourism officials say it’s unlikely they will be scared away after an Italian on her honeymoon was killed at the popular promenade.

A year on Mars: What's Curiosity been up to?

Environment & Science | | August 05 2013, 3:38 PM

In its first year on the red planet, the six-wheeled rover has driven a little bit more than a mile, drilled into rocks and performed chemical and mineral analysis.

Venice Boardwalk: Residents, officials hold sunset vigil

Local | | August 05 2013, 3:12 PM

Venice residents held a sunset vigil to honor the victims who were mowed down this weekend, including an Italian bride on her honeymoon.

Time Warner Cable CBS blackout enters 4th day, no talks slated (poll)

Business & Economy | | August 05 2013, 2:50 PM

There are no new negotiations scheduled to resolve the dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable, meaning subscribers could miss out on a lot of sports this week.

Long awaited lab-grown burger is unveiled in London

US & World | | August 05 2013, 2:40 PM

Grown from stem cells taken from a cow, the burger represents a technology potentially so disruptive that it's attracted support of Google co-founder Sergei Brin.

A-Rod gets 211-game ban, 12 others get 50 games

Arts & Entertainment | | August 05 2013, 2:29 PM

MLB said A-Rod's drug penalty was for his use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances.

Washington Post to be sold to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

US & World | | August 05 2013, 2:28 PM

Bezos will pay $250 million in cash for the venerable journalism institution and affiliated publications, ending four generations of family ownership.

Venice Boardwalk: 16 confirmed hit, driver possibly jailed in Colorado (updated)

Local | | August 05 2013, 2:23 PM

Police have raised their estimate of the number of people allegedly struck in Venice by a driver who may have been arrested several times in Colorado.

Beachcombing: 5 Southern California beaches to get to know this summer

Local | | August 05 2013, 1:39 PM

With this post KPCC begins a look at the best, most popular or most awesome beaches in Southern California.

US Windsurfing National Championship makes LA debut

Local | | August 05 2013, 12:58 PM

The nation’s largest windsurfing competition kicks off Monday at Cabrillo Beach, the windiest beach in Southern California.

Passengers stuck on Transformers ride at Universal Studios

Local | | August 05 2013, 11:20 AM

Ten passengers were stuck for over an hour when the Transformers ride at Universal Studios Hollywood stalled on Monday morning. No injuries were reported.

When treating abnormal breast cells, sometimes less is more

Health | | August 05 2013, 9:54 AM

The question of how to treat ductal carcinoma in situ is roiling the medical profession, and making for tough choices for women.

Ecologists turn to planned grazing to revive grassland soil

Environment & Science | | August 05 2013, 9:53 AM

Ecologists say without dramatic changes to how we manage land, vast swathes of grassland are at risk of turning into hard-packed desert.

A year on Mars: What's Curiosity been up to?

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 05 2013, 8:30 AM

In its first year on the red planet, the six-wheeled rover has driven a little bit more than a mile, drilled into rocks and performed chemical and mineral analysis.

Growth at US service firms jumps on new orders

US & World | | August 05 2013, 8:24 AM

U.S. service firms expanded in July at the fastest pace since February, fueled by a brisker month of business and a rise in new orders.

Terror threat shakes up NSA debate, unites some lawmakers

US & World | | August 05 2013, 6:43 AM

After weeks of talk about whether NSA surveillance programs should be curbed, now there are voices praising the programs' effectiveness.

LA to cut small-time criminals some slack

Crime & Justice | | August 05 2013, 6:34 AM

An internal LAPD memo dated July 25 that was sent to commanding officers detailed 91 violations that are now considered infractions instead of misdemeanors.

Study: Different attorneys, different outcomes in juvenile court

Crime & Justice | | August 05 2013, 6:00 AM

A new study finds that indigent juvenile defendants assigned private attorneys in L.A. County may be at a disadvantage in court. Officials are beginning to address the issue.

MAP: 8 last-minute weekend escapes to visit this summer

Local | | August 05 2013, 6:00 AM

Sometimes you just need to get away. Whether it be the beach, a strenuous hike or sight-seeing you crave, a weekend vacation always makes the work days easier.

Would you raise a child in downtown LA? Leaders are planning for it (poll)

Local | | August 05 2013, 6:00 AM

Leaders argue more families would encourage residents to be invested in the community, which will boost the economy. But some say there are still challenges to living in the city center.

Watchdogs say Boeing sent radioactive waste to landfills

Pacific Swell | | August 05 2013, 8:08 PM

The groups say Santa Susana waste is radioactive and threatens communities around landfills in Lancaster and Azuza, and recycling plants in Simi Valley and Ventura.

LA Unified begins training teachers on iPads

Pass / Fail | | August 05 2013, 6:25 PM

Over the next week, L.A. Unified will give 1,500 teachers a few days of training on using new iPad applications in the classroom.

SoCal Rep. Lowenthal takes a big swing at redistricting with new bill

Represent! | | August 05 2013, 4:23 PM

Democrat Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach wants to turn the job of drawing district lines to independent commissions nationwide.

Report: California jails filled with thousands of immigrants

Multi-American | | August 05 2013, 4:10 PM

A new report from the Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice suggests California jails could alleviate overcrowding by refusing to detain non-criminals accused of immigration violations.

Students bask in arts nirvana at state summer school

Pass / Fail | | August 05 2013, 11:22 AM

For four weeks, Cal Arts' campus in Valencia becomes a teen artist colony. The competitive program has managed to survive budget cuts for 27 years.

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You Can't Handle The Tooth, Part Three: Going Viral

| August 05 2013, 11:15 AM

Sandra Tsing Loh finds a dentist.

The Loh Down On Science

A new synthetic fabric channels sweat away!

| August 05 2013, 9:00 AM

How this new fabric works will interest you!

AirTalk®

Mortal Sins: A comprehensive look at abuse within the Catholic church

| August 05 2013, 3:01 PM

In Early February America’s largest Catholic archdiocese released files revealing more details on how church officials schemed to protect priests who were molesting children.

CBS and Time Warner play brinksmanship games

| August 05 2013, 11:00 AM

Negotiations have stalled in a very public way between Time Warner Cable and CBS in their contract dispute. As of Friday, Time Warner blacked out CBS and all its affiliated channels in large markets including Los Angeles, New York and Dallas.

GOP threatens to ban CNN and NBC from Republican primary debates if networks go ahead on Clinton specials

| August 05 2013, 10:45 AM

The Republican Party is threatening to boycott CNN and NBC if the stations don’t drop special programs on potential Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton. The boycott will include pulling the 2016 Republican primary debates from both stations.

How can LA crack down on hit-and-runs accidents?

| August 05 2013, 10:33 AM

A report shows that 48 percent of all crashes in L.A. are hit-and-runs, compared with and 11 percent average across all U.S. cities. Despite those statistics, the report said, “There is no LAPD task force or organized city effort to address the problem.”

Are In-N-Out burgers overrated or worth the hype? (Poll)

Local | | August 05 2013, 10:30 AM

In-N-Out isn't just a hamburger joint for many Angelenos, it is a Southern California cultural institution and a source of pride.

Can the hypothetical 'Hyperloop' make California high-speed rail history?

| August 05 2013, 10:01 AM

Imagine travelling from Los Angeles to San Francisco in about thirty minutes without the help of Scotty. Elon Musk, the inventive entrepreneur behind Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal, is envisioning a transportation tube he’s calling a “fifth mode of transportation.”

Take Two®

Drew Brees tip scandal sparks tipping etiquette questions (Poll)

| August 05 2013, 10:41 AM

To tip or not to tip? The perennial question is coming up again this week after Saints Quarterback Drew Brees's tipped $3 on a $74 take-out order, prompting waves of outrage on Twitter.

Art dealer returns Hopi sacred items after change of heart

Arts & Entertainment | | August 05 2013, 10:40 AM

An art dealer who bought two Hopi sacred items at a Paris auction last spring has decided to return them to the Northern Arizona tribe. For the Fronteras Desk, Laurel Morales reports.

Los Angeles ranked one of the top 10 unfriendliest cities in America

| August 05 2013, 10:31 AM

If you're traveling and looking for a warm welcome, LA might not be the place to go. Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Survey just ranked lala land as one of the unfriendliest cities in the U.S.

US Postal Service considers lifting alcohol shipping ban

US & World | | August 05 2013, 9:39 AM

Bartenders expect a little tip when they bring some wine to your seat, but how much would you pay if the one filling up your glass was your mail carrier?

CBS remains dark for Time Warner customers

| August 05 2013, 9:33 AM

Tonight, "Undercover Boss "and "Hawaii Five-O" will remain dark on CBS unless the network can reach an agreement with Time Warner. Variety digital editor Todd Spangler joins Take Two with the latest.

MLB could slap A-Rod with a long suspension

| August 05 2013, 9:10 AM

Major League Baseball is expected to suspend Yankees 3rd baseman Alex Rodriguez for the rest of this season and all next season, too.

Should undocumented immigrants be welcomed in Detroit?

| August 05 2013, 8:57 AM

With an immigration bill stalled in the House, one research scholar from NYU has a provocative idea: Allow the undocumented to move to the U.S., provided they move to Detroit or any other city in need of more people and an economic boost.

Would you raise a child in downtown LA? Leaders are planning for it (poll)

| August 05 2013, 8:57 AM

Leaders argue more families would encourage residents to be invested in the community, which will boost the economy. But some say there are still challenges to living in the city center.

Congress heads into recess without deal on immigration bill

| August 05 2013, 8:57 AM

Members of Congress are back in their districts for summer recess, but you might be hard-pressed to come up with an idea of what they got done before leaving Washington.

Students bask in arts nirvana at state summer school

| August 05 2013, 8:56 AM

515 students attended this year's California State Summer School for the Arts. The program has survived and thrived for 27 years despite arts cuts nationwide.

Archbishop Jose Gomez's vision of 'Immigration and the The Next America'

Arts & Entertainment | | August 05 2013, 8:56 AM

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez is the highest-ranking Latino in the U.S. Catholic Church. Two years into his tenure as the head of the country's largest archdiocese, Gomez has written a book outlining his thoughts on immigration, including a call for a path to citizenshi

On The Lot: 2 Guns, Avatar sequels and more

| August 05 2013, 8:56 AM

Time for On The Lot, our weekly summary of news from the movie business with LA Times reporter Rebecca Keegan.

Pentagon outlines new rules for military sexual assault cases

| August 05 2013, 8:56 AM

The Pentagon is set to roll out new rules on how it will handle sexual assault in the military, but the new rules are already in a previously passed House bill.

Off-Ramp®

Musicologist Michael Sigman picks the best pop melodies

Arts & Entertainment | | August 05 2013, 11:43 AM

Can you separate words from music and pick pop music's best melody? Sigman surveyed his friends, from Jimmy Webb and Bob Merlis to Les Moonves.