Archive for September 10th, 2013


Huntington Beach riot on Main St, 7/28/2013

Huntington Beach takes legal action to stop beach party

The City of Huntington Beach plans to ask a judge Wednesday to stop the Wet Electric Beach Party planned for Saturday at Huntington State Beach.
The release date for the fifth installment in the film series starring Johnny Depp has been removed from Disney's distribution schedule. It was originally scheduled to launch July 10, 2015.
Cacti at Trabuco
The Orange County Board of Supervisors report no decision on whether to appeal a court ruling that rejected a controversial housing development.
The New York Stock Exchange building photographed last month.

Study says America's income gap widest since Great Depression

An analysis of data from the Internal Revenue Service shows that incomes for the very wealthiest Americans have grown by nearly a third in recent years in the same period that those for the bottom 99 percent increased by only a fraction.
Olive Garden's chicken scampi dish is on the regular carb-heavy menu.

Small plates to join Olive Garden's never-ending bowls

The Italian-themed chain is known for its all-you-can-eat, stuff-yourself-with-carbs approach to dining. But it's now trying to capture the milennial market by adding tapas designed for sharing.
George Zimmerman "probably feared for his life," juror B37 told CNN.

iPad video could be key in George Zimmerman case

Police believe the mobile device captured video of Monday's dispute at the Lake Mary house where Zimmerman was living.
Broccoli Mower: "Douglas stubbornly refused to accept his wife's opinion that he had let the lawn go too long without attention."

Enter a world of cupcake sledding and broccoli lawns (Photos)

Photographer Christopher Boffoli made his name with his amusing dioramas of tiny, plastic people literally dominated by food. A new book assembles more than 200 images of these tiny people.
Clover Fire 2
A wind-whipped wildfire in Shasta County damaged 30 structures, many of them homes, and grew to more than 11 square miles, fire officials said Tuesday.
The secretary of state said a proposed Russian deal with Syria to give up its chemical weapons stockpiles must be enshrined in a binding U.N. Security Council resolution.
Tesco To Sell It's U.S. Venture, Fresh And Easy Stores

Fresh & Easy stores sold: Tesco finds buyer for 150 US markets

Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by sales, has agreed to sell 150 of its Fresh & Easy stores in the United States to a U.S. investment firm.
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Report: US is facing a crisis in cancer care

The US sees about 1.6 million new cases of cancer each year. A report predicts that number will increase to 2.3 million by 2030, because of aging baby boomers.
Apple Introduces Two New iPhone Models At Product Launch

Update: Apple says 2 new iPhone models coming this year

Apple will unveil the latest generation of its iPhone during an event in Cupertino today at 10 a.m. PT. Apple took the wraps off the iPhone 5, last September.
Morgan Fire

Morgan Fire: Big jump in containment on SF Bay Area wildfire

Fire officials say crews made considerable progress overnight against a wildfire in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park, more than doubling containment.
Dow Jones Average Passes Its All Time High
The Dow Jones industrial average is swapping Bank of America for Goldman Sachs and also replacing Hewlett-Packard and Alcoa in a six-company shake up.
The 55-story High Roller, which will be the world's largest Ferris wheel, is scheduled to open early in 2014. It's seen here on Monday.

World's largest ferris wheel takes shape in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is adding a new tourist attraction: a huge wheel that can take more than 1,000 people on a ride 550 feet into the sky over the city's famed Strip.
Jimmy Kimmel Reveals "Worst Twerk Fail EVER - Girl Catches Fire" Prank

Gotcha! Jimmy Kimmel was behind 'Worst Twerk Fail EVER' video

Sorry everyone, last week's viral video of a young woman's yoga pants catching fire during a twerking mishap wasn't "real." The late night host was behind it.

4 men convicted in rape and murder that shocked India

The gang rape and murder of a young woman in India sparked protests and led to new laws about sexual offenses. Now the four men who've been convicted may be executed.
United States v Mexico - FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier
Mexico and the US will face off Tuesday in a men's World Cup soccer qualifying match. A Mexico loss would hurt their odds of making the tournament and U.S. business.
In Washington, D.C., this week, there have been demonstrations both in favor of and against a military strike on targets in Syria. Outside the White House on Monday, supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad waved a Syrian flag with his face on it.

Diplomats press Syria to give up chemical weapons. What do you think?

France plans on Tuesday to put a resolution before the U.N. Security Council calling on Syria to hand over the weapons.
Ask Emily

Ask Emily: Will insurance in Obamacare’s new marketplace meet your needs?

Q: I’m currently on Medicare but pay out of pocket for a Blue Cross supplement policy. Will insurance companies offer Medicare supplement policies and


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L.A .Unified's board cited concerns about hiring 122 new teacher coaches and providing flexible cash for schools. Vote was put off a week.
Southern California Edison

AB 327 poised to change how California sets electricity rates

Sacramento lawmakers are nearing final approval on a wide-ranging bill that would change how energy rates are set for California’s privately owned utilities.
Eric Garcetti Twitter

Mayor Eric Garcetti is not too tied up to tweet

Some public figures use surrogates for social media, but LA's mayor is personally using Twitter in response to citizen complaints about trash, trees and the DWP.
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sp
The federal government said it would take action against California if it enacts legislation that would drastically reduce student testing this school year.
Dorner Found House
On Tuesday, the LA County Board of Supervisors approved payouts in a $100,000 reward offered for information to help capture the ex-fugitive LAPD cop accused of murder.
The pockmarks that sprinkle the desert at the Nevada Test Site serve as reminders of violent explosions. But look close enough and you might find some beauty in the destruction.

California lawmakers consider Russian proposal on Syria

Members of Congress are skeptical of the President's message that military action is necessary in Syria. Many prefer the Russian proposal for the UN to get involved.
A California bill that would limit who can be held for deportation by state and local police at the request of immigration officials moves a step closer to the governor's office. This and more.
Immigration Activists Discuss Supreme Court's Ruling On Arizona's Immigration Law
An amended version of the Trust Act is moving forward following passage by the California Senate. The bill limits deportation detentions by state and local police.
LA Streetcar

Maven's Morning Coffee: new estimate on cost of streetcar

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 10 and headlines include a new estimate on the downtown streetcar, efforts to shut down a Vernon plant, and the ambitions of the new Compton mayor.
Brock Cohen Humanitas
Under a new proposal, schools would hold the purse strings for about $40 million in Common Core spending. Most of the rest would go to district hires.


Business Update with Mark Lacter

Episode: Struggling electric car sales

Struggling electric car sales

Across the country, the sale of electric cars is sluggish.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: A tuning fork even nonmusicians will appreciate
Episode: Canadian study puts the "men" in menopause

Musicians will appreciate this new device to tell whether antibiotics are working

Raising the bar on treating bacterial infections.

Take Two®

Episode: Take Two for September 10, 2013
Travel-Brief-Border Airport
Developers in Tijuana are building a bridge which will span all the way from the terminal to the border crossing at Otay Mesa. Construction on the project began last week.
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14 Schools, 1 Plan: Nevada's new blueprint for ELL education

Nevada schools have the largest percentage of English Language Learners in the country. Those are students whose first language wasn't English, and maybe not the language spoken at home.

India convicts four men in fatal gang rape on New Delhi bus

A court in India convicted four men in the brutal gang rape of a young woman on a bus in New Dehli. The 23-year-old victim later died in the hospital, inciting protest over the widespread sexual abuse of women in India.
Child Exchange
Re-homing of adopted children often happens with little in the way of background checks, and adoption officials say some children wind up in abusive homes.
A U.S. Border Patrol Agent in September 2011, along the Mexico-Arizona border.

Immigrants from India seeking asylum at Arizona-Mexico border

Indian nationals from South Asia have been showing up at the Arizona border in increasing numbers.
13th Annual National Hispanic Foundation For The Arts (NHFA) Noche Musical
President Obama is expected to address the nation tonight to make his case for military intervention in Syria. For more on this, we're joined by local congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.
California state capitol

Which bills are on the docket this week for California lawmakers?

The California legislature is entering its last week of this year's session. With just a few days left on the clock, we take a look at some of the hundreds of bills lawmakers will be addressing this week.
California Prisons

New study checks up on inmates freed early under Prop 36

It's been nearly a year since voters in California passed Proposition 36. The new law makes it easier for inmates who have been convicted of three strikes to be released from prison.
Elvis Costello and Questlove of The Roots.
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang from
In Washington, D.C., this week, there have been demonstrations both in favor of and against a military strike on targets in Syria. Outside the White House on Monday, supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad waved a Syrian flag with his face on it.
Russia proposed that Syria place its chemical weapons under international control. It still remains unclear as to what this means, but President Obama has said that it could be a breakthrough that could stop any plans for a military strike against Syria.

Take Two Evenings

Episode: Take Two Evenings for September 10, 2013


Episode: AirTalk for September 10, 2013
Are school uniforms better for students?

The pros and cons of school dress codes

As students across the country settle into their new classes the administrators are going to be paying close attention to what they're wearing. A string of high profile court cases lately has brought the issue of the school dress code back in focus.
What features would you like to see on the new iPhone?

Do you want fingerprint security to access your smartphone?

In one of Apple's signature Cupertino events, the technology company unveiled its latest iPhones. One is a cheaper version of the pricey smartphone, called the 5C. The other, which had fevered speculation going for weeks, is the 5S. Today Philip Schiller, Apple's Senior VP of Global Marketing, called the "most forward thinking phone we have ever created."
CONCACAF Championship - United States v Mexico

Mexico faces heavy lift to qualify for World Cup 2014

Mexico faces heavy lift to qualify for World Cup 2014: With just three matches left in their campaign to qualify for the 2014 World Cup tournament in Brazil next summer, Mexico’s national team faces a steep climb after winning only one of its first six qualifying matches.
President Obama will address the country tonight.

Russia proposal could avert war with Syria

An alternative to a US military strike against Syria is taking shape internationally, hours before President Obama's planned address to the American people over the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons.
Should Coffee Shops have limits on free WiFi?

Coffeehouses fight back against Wi-Fi squatters

Cafes and coffee shops that offer free Wi-Fi are dealing with people who come into the shop and work for hours without spending more than a few dollars.

Knocking on Heaven’s Door: A path to a better way of death

When Katy Butler’s father suffered a stroke, medical treatments left him with a life that was almost not worth living. Butler’s book, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death” emphasizes everyone’s right to refuse medical treatment and more importantly, to choose for themselves what constitutes a meaningful life.

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