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Authorities aimed to evacuate 2,500 people from the isolated mountain community of Lyons by the end of the day, either by National Guard convoys or airlifts.
The center will provide a variety of outpatient services for between 300 and 350 seniors who otherwise might have ended up in a nursing home.
The fire erupted in the community along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains shortly before 1 p.m. Friday and grew to about eight acres.
A stretch from Griffith Park to downtown Los Angeles is poised for a makeover that would include more vegetation and green space. The question is which plan and at what cost.
The organizers of the Golden Globe Awards say they will honor Woody Allen for his contributions to filmmaking.
Under a bill approved by the legislature, California's minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years, giving the state one of the highest rates in the nation.
Officials say the Clover Fire in Shasta County was 80 percent contained Friday morning. Nearly 70 homes have been destroyed in rural Northern California.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he believes there will be "an overwhelming report" from U.N. inspectors that chemical weapons were used in an attack in Syria on Aug. 21.
Researchers who came to the conclusion that "beer goggles" make you think you're better looking are among this year's winners of the "Ig Nobel" awards.
Authorities say the sweet slick has suffocated thousands of fish and could lead to an increase in predator species in the area.
The network will offer voluntary buyouts to reduce its staff and cut deficits. Interim CEO Paul Haaga will replace outgoing chief Gary Knell.
Jonathan Trappe was trying to be the first to fly across the ocean using a "cluster balloon" rig. But after less than a day he was forced to land in Newfoundland.
With rain still falling and the flood threat still real, authorities called on thousands more people in the inundated city of Boulder and nearby towns to evacuate.
Get out and enjoy all that La La Land has to offer. From roller derby in Long Beach to star gazing in Loz Feliz, we've got your weekend plans covered.
View Los Angeles County employment data since 2003 by economic sector and see which industries were hardest hit by the recession.
Gov. Jerry Brown now has four bills relating to immigrants to weigh before Oct. 13. How they got there is part political sea change and part good timing.
KPCC DIGEST PM (Sep. 13)—Quake system, LAUSD resignation, 'Little Mermaid' is back, but everything else is dead in Hawaii harborThe Latest | | September 13 2013, 5:00 PM
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The council confirmed four new members to the Board of Fire Commission Friday, including Mayor Eric Garcetti's former physician.
Deputy Superintendent of Instruction Jaime Aquino has notified the Los Angeles Unified School District that he plans to resign from his post at the end of the year, a district spokesman said.
Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated he will sign the legislation. Opponents argue a driver’s license should be a privilege reserved for people in the country legally.
The man accused of making an anti-Muslim film and who was imprisoned for probation violations after the attacks on the US Consulate in Libya will be free at the end of the month.
Last night we wrapped up our season at the Hollywood Bowl by watching what I hope is a career-making performance.
Even though job growth in California is outpacing many states in the nation, the recovery has been uneven, according to some local economists.
In immigration news: CA driver license bill could become law, women protest for reform in DC, border sheriffs and the 'surge', moreMulti-American | | September 13 2013, 9:34 AM
California is closer than it has been in years to letting unauthorized immigrants have driver's licenses, after a bill that appeared dead Thursday morning was revived and ultimately approved by both legislative houses the same night. Gov. Jerry Brown has suggested he'll sign it.
KPCC DIGEST AM (Sep. 13)—Bilingual brains, 'biblical' flooding, biggest fracking bill goes to Brown, deaths sentences for rape/murderThe Latest | | September 13 2013, 9:03 AM
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Today is Friday, Sept. 13 and headlines include a look at creating a new district for the Board of Supervisors, a new fire station in the Valley, and a ban on wild animals in West Hollywood.
California is closer than it's been in years to letting unauthorized immigrants have driver's licenses as a bill that nearly stalled heads to the governor's desk.
Penn State researchers now believe multiple languages in fluent bilinguals are always “on". Research showing benefits of bilingualism grows.
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Andy Klein to review this week’s releases, including The Family, Jayne Mansfield's Car, Informant, Sample This and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Andy Klein to review this week’s releases, including Insidious: Chapter 2, The Family, Wadjda and more. And KPCC critic Peter Rainer joins us over the phone from Toronto to discuss some of the highlights from the Toronto Film Festival. TGI-FilmWeek!
The Loh Down On Science
How species handle literal pressure to adapt.
About six years ago an amateur fossil collector in the dusty badlands of Montana made the find of a lifetime.
Disney will host special screenings of the film that encourage the audience to watch the movie while they're also interacting with a "The Little Mermaid" app on their iPads.
Most people know actress Katey Sagal from her roles in "Married With Children" and "Sons Of Anarchy," but she actually got her start in show biz as a singer and songwriter.
Now the nation's largest refiner of oil wants to start using trains to bring that crude oil to its refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area. That's raising concerns about safety and air pollution in the East Bay city of Benicia.
Parents complain that kids waste a lot of time on Facebook when they should be doing homework. Now there's speculation that Facebook and other social media sites might actually make people sick.
Tomorrow, Huntington Beach will host a 9-hour electronic dance party. Last week, the city filed a restraining order hoping to stop the festival known as Wet Electric.
A documentary, shot in 1984 about life at Torrance High School, is being screened in LA this weekend. It reveals how much life for high school kids has changed.
Time now for the Friday Flashback, our weekly analysis of the stories in the news. Joining us from Washington DC today is David Gura of Marketplace, and in the studio, James Rainey of the LA Times.
Current Chair Ben Bernanke will step down soon, and his potential successors are current vice chair Janet Yellen and former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.
The bankruptcy of investment bank Lehman Brothers is typically seen as the beginning of the unraveling of the U.S. financial system that ultimately ushered in a period of economic contraction not felt since the Great Depression. Five years after the start of the financial crisis, the question we at AirTalk want to ask is: are we safer going forward?
Ray Dolby died Thursday at the age of 80 after suffering from the Alzheimer Disease and leukemia. Dolby was a sound pioneer, and took out the hiss in sound recordings. He founded Dolby Laboratories in 1965, and he revolutionized the movie theater sound with films like Stars Wars and A Clockwork Orange.
Actor Chris Pine may have the leading-man looks, even the leading-man roles such as the most recent "Star Trek," but he is not commanding paydays of yesteryear's stars. As The Hollywood Reporter explains, the new batch of A-listers can only expect the rare $10-million deal.
NPR announced this morning that it needs to cut its staff of 840 in order to balance its budget. What will the cuts mean for KPCC's audience?
California lawmakers finished their final session of the year by approving bills to raise California’s minimum wage to the highest in the nation, addressing issues of environmental protection, teacher misconduct, and allowing illegal Immigrant in the state to obtain driver licenses.
Off-Ramp is looking at life five years after the recession started, following up with Kai Schmoll and Monty Phillips, who were fighting foreclosure two years ago.
The first time we heard the typewriter bird we thought it was our whacky neighbor, a restaurateur, working on his own Kitchen Confidential. But it was a bird that worked diligently right outside our window.