Archive for September 10th, 2013

Huntington Beach takes legal action to stop beach party

Local | | September 10 2013, 5:54 PM

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.

'Pirates' sequel not coming July 2015 as planned

Arts & Entertainment | | September 10 2013, 5:53 PM

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.

Update: OC supervisors report no decision on appealing rejection of rural development

Local | | September 10 2013, 5:37 PM

The Orange County Board of Supervisors report no decision on whether to appeal a court ruling that rejected a controversial housing development.

Study says America's income gap widest since Great Depression

Business & Economy | | September 10 2013, 5:13 PM

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.

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

Arts & Entertainment | | September 10 2013, 4:22 PM

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.

iPad video could be key in George Zimmerman case

Crime & Justice | | September 10 2013, 2:58 PM

Police believe the mobile device captured video of Monday's dispute at the Lake Mary house where Zimmerman was living.

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

Arts & Entertainment | | September 10 2013, 1:30 PM

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: Far Northern Calif. fire destroys 30 structures (Video)

Local | | September 10 2013, 1:13 PM

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.

Update: Syria deal must be in binding UN resolution, Kerry says (Video)

US & World | | September 10 2013, 11:51 AM

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.

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

Business & Economy | | September 10 2013, 11:37 AM

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.

Report: US is facing a crisis in cancer care

Health | | September 10 2013, 11:09 AM

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.

Update: Apple says 2 new iPhone models coming this year

US & World | | September 10 2013, 10:54 AM

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: Big jump in containment on SF Bay Area wildfire

Local | | September 10 2013, 8:50 AM

Fire officials say crews made considerable progress overnight against a wildfire in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park, more than doubling containment.

Dow average adds Goldman Sachs, Nike and Visa

Business & Economy | | September 10 2013, 7:52 AM

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.

World's largest ferris wheel takes shape in Las Vegas

US & World | | September 10 2013, 7:21 AM

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.

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

Arts & Entertainment | | September 10 2013, 7:06 AM

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

US & World | | September 10 2013, 6:34 AM

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.

World Cup Soccer: If Mexico loses a key match, it could hurt the US economy

US & World | | September 10 2013, 6:19 AM

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.

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

US & World | | September 10 2013, 6:17 AM

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

Ask Emily: Will insurance in Obamacare’s new marketplace meet your needs? | | September 10 2013, 6:00 AM

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

Not so fast: LA Unified spending for new standards delayed

Pass / Fail | | September 10 2013, 5:22 PM

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.

AB 327 poised to change how California sets electricity rates

Pacific Swell | | September 10 2013, 5:12 PM

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.

KPCC DIGEST PM (Sep. 10)—Syria consequences, Dow dumps BOA, state believes in 'Trust Act,' new iPhones revealed

The Latest | | September 10 2013, 5:00 PM

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Mayor Eric Garcetti is not too tied up to tweet

Represent! | | September 10 2013, 4:40 PM

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.

Federal government: cutting student tests could lead to fine

Pass / Fail | | September 10 2013, 4:28 PM

The federal government said it would take action against California if it enacts legislation that would drastically reduce student testing this school year.

LA County approves $100,000 Christopher Dorner reward

The Latest | | September 10 2013, 2:22 PM

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.

Finding beauty in nuclear explosions with 'The Underworld is My Oyster'

Off-Ramp | | September 10 2013, 1:46 PM

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

Represent! | | September 10 2013, 11:04 AM

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.

In immigration news: 'Trust Act' moves ahead in CA, border device searches, business and advocacy groups push reform, more

Multi-American | | September 10 2013, 10:37 AM

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.

California lawmakers pass 'Trust Act' to limit deportations

Multi-American | | September 10 2013, 8:21 AM

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.

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

Represent! | | September 10 2013, 6:45 AM

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.

LA Unified schools may get to choose how to spend new funds

Pass / Fail | | September 10 2013, 6:00 AM

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.

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Struggling electric car sales

| September 10 2013, 12:32 PM

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

The Loh Down On Science

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

| September 10 2013, 8:15 AM

Raising the bar on treating bacterial infections.

Take Two®

Construction begins on cross-border bridge connecting Tijuana Airport with the US

| September 10 2013, 1:26 PM

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.

14 Schools, 1 Plan: Nevada's new blueprint for ELL education

| September 10 2013, 12:22 PM

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

| September 10 2013, 9:53 AM

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.

The underground online market of unwanted adopted children

US & World | | September 10 2013, 9:35 AM

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.

Immigrants from India seeking asylum at Arizona-Mexico border

| September 10 2013, 9:13 AM

Indian nationals from South Asia have been showing up at the Arizona border in increasing numbers.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez on the possibility of military intervention in Syria

| September 10 2013, 9:04 AM

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.

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

| September 10 2013, 9:04 AM

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.

New study checks up on inmates freed early under Prop 36

| September 10 2013, 9:04 AM

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.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Eminem, Goodie Mobb, Elvis Costello & The Roots

| September 10 2013, 9:03 AM

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

The feasibility of Russia's proposal for Syria and how Obama may respond

| September 10 2013, 9:03 AM

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

The pros and cons of school dress codes

| September 10 2013, 3:27 PM

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.

Do you want fingerprint security to access your smartphone?

| September 10 2013, 10:57 AM

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."

Mexico faces heavy lift to qualify for World Cup 2014

| September 10 2013, 10:35 AM

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.

Russia proposal could avert war with Syria

| September 10 2013, 10:08 AM

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.

Coffeehouses fight back against Wi-Fi squatters

| September 10 2013, 9:57 AM

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

| September 10 2013, 9:56 AM

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.