Archive for September 20th, 2013


GOP food stamp bill would cut off 350,000 Californians

In Los Angeles County alone, more than 1.1 million people receive benefits from CalFresh. Many will lose benefits if the GOP bill becomes law.

Millennium foes step up push for probe of LA Building chief (Video)

The project's critics produce a video in which they say the Building and Safety chief "lies" about the timing of his involvement with Millennium.
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Three schools in the city of Paramount were placed on lockdown while authorities searched for a man who was reportedly carrying a gun nearby.
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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to establish California's first rules for how oil drillers use a technique known as fracking.
Hardly anyone noticed five years ago, when rules for the Emmy’s changed to allow Internet entries. Now new distribution platforms are making waves.
BlackBerry 10

After previewing big loss, BlackBerry to cut 4,500 workers

BlackBerry said Friday that it will lay off 4,500 employees, or 40 percent of its global workforce, as it reports a nearly $1 billion second-quarter loss a week earlier than the results were expected.

California seeks answers on questionable prison sterilizations

State lawmakers are demanding an audit into the legally questionable sterilization procedures in California prisons between 1997 and 2010, to find out if coercion was involved.
During George W. Bush's presidency, Republican leaders won praise for expanding food assistance. Now the House GOP is drawing criticism for cutting it.

Food stamp fight: great for GOP base but not for outreach

Former president George W. Bush isn't fondly remembered by progressives for much, but anti-hunger advocates credit him for his strong support of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
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Testimony ends in civil trial over Jackson's death

Testimony has ended in a negligence lawsuit against the promoter of Michael Jackson's planned comeback concerts.
The Walt Disney Co. has announced that it would not renew its first-look deal with producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
Sometimes the care that's supposed to help winds up hurting instead.

How many die from medical mistakes in US hospitals?

The number of people who die each year because of medical errors in hospitals may be twice as high as previously estimated. An analysis suggest that 210,000 or more people may suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death.
Deep Impact
The Deep Impact spacecraft smashed a comet with a projectile in 2005 to give scientists a peek of the interior.
Police detained three people after a fight erupted outside a Pasadena Apple Store where a crowd waited overnight for release of the new iPhone.
Los Angeles Traffic

Weekend Traffic: 405 closed between Long Beach and OC

Find out when and where the 405 will be closed this weekend, along with other planned closures happening throughout Southern California.
Saudi Princess, Human Trafficking

Trafficking case against Saudi princess dismissed

Meshael Alayban, a Saudi princess who lives in Irvine, had been accused of taking her Kenyan maid's passport and forcing her to work long hours for meager pay.
Budget Battle Boehner

House votes to derail Obamacare, fund government

The House has passed a temporary funding measure after a 230-189 vote coupled with a tea party-backed measure to block President Obama's new health care law.
The scene late Thursday at a park in Chicago's South Side after a shooting there in which 13 people were wounded.

13 people shot in Chicago; 3-year-old most seriously wounded

13 people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot in a neighborhood known as the Back of the Yards in Chicago's South Side.
A car lays buried in mud after flooding triggered by Hurricane Manuel in Chilpancingo, Mexico.

Death toll near 100, and likely to rise, from storms in Mexico

Twin disasters — hurricanes that this week struck both sides of the nation — have been devastating. Authorities say 97 people have died in the flooding.
It took 14 painstaking months to bring the beloved classic to a new dimension. On screens for one week only, it was set to open Friday at the newly renovated Chinese Theater.

MAP: The most dangerous intersections in Los Angeles

We've asked our readers to identify dangerous areas for pedestrians in L.A. and have mapped those locations alongside intersections that the city considers dangerous.
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The city of Downey was once a hub of America's efforts to explore space, but few in the community southeast of Los Angeles remember those glory days.

Free weekend? Here are 6 cheap ways to get #LostinLA

Did we mention it's beer week? It's true, and we're totally there. You should be too. Here's everything you need to know.

Mexico Hurricanes: Find loved ones, donate, volunteer (FAQ)

Two powerful tropical storms — Manuel and Ingrid — wreaked havoc on both of Mexico's coasts Tuesday. As the country struggles to recover from the damage, here's a list of resources.
"The Graduates/Los Graduados" Part 1

#KPCCforum: 5 events you don't want to miss

If you're a fan of smart and engaging conversations (think TED Talks), then KPCC's Crawford Family Forum is the place for you.
"The Graduates/Los Graduados" Part 1

'The Graduates:' Documentary looks at obstacles and triumphs of Latino students

With one foot in San Diego's gangs and another on the road to college, Eduardo Corona's life is the quintessential story of a low-income high school student.


Breaking Bad Auction
Bidding has ended on the "Breaking Bad" memorabilia auction to some rather surprising results.
Some immigration reform proponents see it as a blow - others as a silver lining, as two more Republicans leave the House 'Gang of Seven' bipartisan coalition.
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Mayor Eric Garcetti sets up shop — in a parking spot

Mayor Eric Garcetti spent Friday morning meeting with Angelenos in a temporary office erected in two parking spots in Boyle Heights. Really.

Learn about SoCal’s own ‘Never Built’ theme park

As part of its "Never Built: Los Angeles" exhibit, the museum of Architecture and Design will host a screening of the "Bible Storyland" documentary on September 28.
Nutcracker - AO - 12
In an article in "New Republic," father and writer Mark Oppenheimer argues that ballet and classical instrument lessons teach kids the wrong lessons.
Job Seekers Meet With Recruiters At Job Fair
Job gains were in areas like leisure and hospitality, construction and financial services. California's unemployment rate is still higher than the nation's.
Immigration Activists Demonstrate In Front Of Detention Center In New York
A member of the bipartisan House 'Gang of Seven' working on an immigration reform plan acknowledges the proposal isn't going anywhere. This and more.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP spending questioned

Today is Friday, Sept. 20 and headlines include questionable spending at the DWP, new rules for political bloggers, and the future of Public Health in LA.
A state-appointed trustee hopes to turn around student and academic decline at Inglewood Unified School District.
65th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
Add into the mix some printable bingo cards, and you've got yourself an exciting night... -ish. You can also print out your own Emmys ballot right here.


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Episode: Filmweek (09/20/13): Rush, Prisoners, Enough Said and more

Filmweek (09/20/13): Rush, Prisoners, Enough Said and more

Larry is joined by KPCC critics Claudia Puig and Wade Major to review this week’s releases including Enough Said, Prisoners, Rush and more! TGI-FilmWeek!


Episode: Filmweek (09/20/13): Rush, Prisoners, Enough Said and more

Filmweek (09/20/13): Rush, Prisoners, Enough Said and more

Larry is joined by KPCC critics Claudia Puig and Wade Major to review this week’s releases including Enough Said, Prisoners, Rush and more! And later, actor Daniel Bruhl is here to talk about his leading role in Rush. TGI-FilmWeek!

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for September 20, 2013
65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Show

Wrapping up the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards

The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards are always full of glamor and glitz, but what do people really want to know? Who brought home the most gold statues!
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Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party Download podcast and radio show.
DREAM Act Supporters Rally For Immigration Reform

Texas Reps. Johnson, Carter resign from House 'Gang of Seven'

The bipartisan Gang of Seven in the House has lost two more members. Republican representatives Sam Johnson and John Carter - both of Texas - announced they were resigning from the group.
Japan Prepares To Mark 1 Year Anniversary Of Earthquake And Tsunami

Where is the debris from the Japanese tsunami?

All up and down California, an estimated 70,000 people will join together this Saturday for the state's annual coastal cleanup, picking up trash on beaches, near creeks and in rivers.
NH Top Stories

New doc celebrates the life of reclusive writer JD Salinger

His work has been banned, glorified and enshrined in high school reading lists around the world. Now the reclusive writer J.D. Salinger is the subject of documentary and companion book exploring his career and personal life.

Google may stop using 'cookies' for ad tracking

A Martinez talks to USA Today's Senior Technology Reporter, Alistair Barr, about the possibility that Google will stop using cookies and instead, introduce a new web tracking system that could change advertising on the internet.
tribal casino

Sen. Feinstein faces off against Obama on tribal casino plans

California is currently home to about 50 Indian casinos. If Senator Dianne Feinstein has her way, there won't be another one built here any time soon.
Colorado Drought

Recent deluge in Colorado a drop in the bucket

As Colorado evacuees return home after the flood, water managers along rivers downstream are watching reservoirs rise. From the Fronteras Desk, Laurel Morales maps out where the water went.
Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

Dodgers come back to snag early spot in the playoffs

It was all joy and smiles in Dodgers stadium, last night — the team won the NL West division title —with a 7-to-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. That makes them the first major league team this year to clinch their spot in the playoffs.
Boehner Holds Press Briefing At The Capitol

Friday Flashback: Federal budget, Obamacare and more

Time now for the harvest moon edition of the Friday Flashback, our weekly analysis of some of the big stories making news. Happy to be joined again today by Nancy Cook of National Journal and by James Rainey of the L.A. Times.

Severe flooding in Mexico leaves dozens missing

Mexico has been battered by twin storms this week. While Hurricane Ingrid hit the eastern Gulf Coast, tropical storm Manuel drenched the Pacific coast, bringing floods and devastation to the resort city of Acapulco and surrounding areas.
Generation Iron
"Generation Iron", directed by Vlad Yudin, follows a new generation of bodybuilders in their quest to be crowned Mr. Olympia.
Bondwoman's Narrative Hannah Crafts
Who was Hannah Crafts? Was she really a former slave? This week, an English Professor from a small university in Rock Hill, South Carolina thinks he may have found the answer.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: How fatherhood affects CEOs will surprise you!

How fatherhood affects CEOs will surprise you!

Thank heaven for little girls! (And little boys.)


Episode: AirTalk for September 20, 2013

The Girl: A life in the shadow of Roman Polanski

Samantha Geimer speaks about for the first time about her life changing encounter with Roman Polanski as a child. In her book she delves into the repercussions, and how her life was impacted by the events.
"Rush" Ferrari Arrivals

Actor Daniel Bruhl on new film 'Rush'

The film “Rush” portrays the mid-70’s rivalry between Formula 1 racecar drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during racing's heyday. Bruhl’s most recent and perhaps most well-known role came in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds,” in which he plays the German war hero Fredrick Zoller.
Pope Francis Attends Easter Mass and Urbi Et Orbi Blessing in St. Peter's Square
It's clear right from the start that Pope Francis' views on social issues are markedly different from his predecessors, John Paul II and Benedict XVI. In an lengthy interview in La Civiltà Cattolica, a Jesuit magazine, the pontiff has laid out his vision and priorities for the Catholic Church.
Job Seekers Meet With Recruiters At Job Fair

Rosy employment numbers predicted for California

California has an average jobless rate of 8.9 percent this year. Its gross domestic product is 2.7 percent. But if economists at the University of Pacific are right, the Golden State is about to experience a bit of dramatic growth.


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Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with marine biologist Milton Love about a cheap, simple solution for barotrauma, which affects rockfish caught by sport anglers.

San Pedro set to get weird for the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival

The weirder, goofier literary successor to Poe, HP Lovecraft's short horror stories have given rise to a film festival in their honor.

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