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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 Orange County Board of Supervisors report no decision on whether to appeal a court ruling that rejected a controversial housing development.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Fire officials say crews made considerable progress overnight against a wildfire in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park, more than doubling containment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
France plans on Tuesday to put a resolution before the U.N. Security Council calling on Syria to hand over the weapons.
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
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.
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.
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The federal government said it would take action against California if it enacts legislation that would drastically reduce student testing this school year.
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.
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, moreMulti-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.
KPCC DIGEST AM (Sep. 10)—Syria called to surrender weapons, Mexico vs USA soccer, 4 convicted of rape/murder could hang in IndiaThe Latest | | September 10 2013, 8:58 AM
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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.
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.
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
Across the country, the sale of electric cars is sluggish.
The Loh Down On Science
Raising the bar on treating bacterial infections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indian nationals from South Asia have been showing up at the Arizona border in increasing numbers.
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.
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.
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.
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 Soul-Sides.com.
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
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.