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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.
Study find Patient Safety First initiative lowered rate of hospital-generated infections, which sicken an estimated 200,000 California hospital patients.
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.
APTOPIX Car Into Beachgoers
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.
This self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars, plus three exposures taken during Sol 270 to update the appearance

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

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 Vigil

Venice Boardwalk: Residents, officials hold sunset vigil

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
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.
Scientists say commercial production of cultured beef could begin within 10 to 20 years.

Long awaited lab-grown burger is unveiled in London

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.
Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees during a game in 2012.

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

MLB said A-Rod's drug penalty was for his use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances.
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Washington Post to be sold to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

Bezos will pay $250 million in cash for the venerable journalism institution and affiliated publications, ending four generations of family ownership.
Car Into Beachgoers
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.
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With this post KPCC begins a look at the best, most popular or most awesome beaches in Southern California.
APTOPIX Beach Weather

US Windsurfing National Championship makes LA debut

The nation’s largest windsurfing competition kicks off Monday at Cabrillo Beach, the windiest beach in Southern California.
Opening program of the opening of Univer
Ten passengers were stuck for over an hour when the Transformers ride at Universal Studios Hollywood stalled on Monday morning. No injuries were reported.
Sally O'Neill decided to have a double mastectomy rather than "do a wait-and-see."

When treating abnormal breast cells, sometimes less is more

The question of how to treat ductal carcinoma in situ is roiling the medical profession, and making for tough choices for women.
Fox Ranch, outside Yuma County, Colo., is a 14,000-acre nature preserve and working commercial cattle ranch. The ranch is used by the Nature Conservancy to put into practice its panned grazing technique.
Ecologists say without dramatic changes to how we manage land, vast swathes of grassland are at risk of turning into hard-packed desert.
This self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars, plus three exposures taken during Sol 270 to update the appearance

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

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.
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Growth at US service firms jumps on new orders

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.
A checkpoint leading to the closed U.S. embassy compound in the Yemeni capital Saana on Saturday.

Terror threat shakes up NSA debate, unites some lawmakers

After weeks of talk about whether NSA surveillance programs should be curbed, now there are voices praising the programs' effectiveness.
George Zimmerman Protests Los Angeles Trayvon Martin LAPD
An internal LAPD memo dated July 25 that was sent to commanding officers detailed 91 violations that are now considered infractions instead of misdemeanors.
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.
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.
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.

Blogs

Boeing
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.
L.A. Unified iPads
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.
California Pensions
Democrat Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach wants to turn the job of drawing district lines to independent commissions nationwide.
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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.
CalArts Summer Program - 1
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.

Programs

The Loh Life

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

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

Sandra Tsing Loh finds a dentist.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: A new synthetic fabric channels sweat away!

A new synthetic fabric channels sweat away!

How this new fabric works will interest you!

AirTalk

Episode: AirTalk for August 5, 2013
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

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.
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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.
Manhunt Underway In Los Angeles After Shots Fired At Two Detectives

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

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

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

Episode: Take Two for August 5, 2013
City Of Charlotte Prepares To Host 2012 Democratic Convention
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.
Hopi Art

Art dealer returns Hopi sacred items after change of heart

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.
Downtown Los Angeles Skyline
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.
Champagne sits on the counter of Vintage
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?
TWC CBS Negotiations

CBS remains dark for Time Warner customers

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.
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MLB could slap A-Rod with a long suspension

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

Should undocumented immigrants be welcomed in Detroit?

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)

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.
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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.
CalArts Summer Program - 1

Students bask in arts nirvana at state summer school

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.
LA Archbishop Celebrates Mass In Honor Of New Pope
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
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On The Lot: 2 Guns, Avatar sequels and more

Time for On The Lot, our weekly summary of news from the movie business with LA Times reporter Rebecca Keegan.
Gillibrand Announces GOP Support For Prosecution System For Military Sex Assaults
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

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.

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