Archive for October 3rd, 2013

What we learned when Twitter filed for its IPO

Local | | October 03 2013, 6:29 PM

Twitter has filed to go public, and it will sell shares under the name TWTR. The IPO will initially seek to raise up to $1 billion. Here's what else the IPO tells us.

Government shutdown day 3: More talk, little action

US & World | | October 03 2013, 5:32 PM

The GOP-led House passed a bill to temporarily fund the National Guard and Reserve as they try to shift blame for the shutdown to Democrats. The Senate, controlled by Dems, rebuffed it.

New law removes veil of secrecy from Covered California contracts

Health | | October 03 2013, 5:21 PM

Under the new law, California's state-run insurance marketplace is subject to the same public disclosure laws as other state agencies.

Israel's Netanyahu says he'd 'consider' a meeting with new Iranian leader

US & World | | October 03 2013, 4:14 PM

The prime minister maintained Israel's bottom line of "full dismantlement" of Iran's enrichment program and called the new rhetoric from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani "hogwash."

Some online journals will publish fake science, for a fee

Environment & Science | | October 03 2013, 3:51 PM

When a journalist sent an obviously faked paper, dozens of open-access journals said they'd be happy to publish it, for a fee.

Capitol lockdown update: Woman killed, 2 officers wounded, child survives (video)

US & World | | October 03 2013, 3:20 PM

A harrowing vehicle chase began at the White House and ended near the Capitol in Washington, resulting in a gunfight that left a woman dead.

Weapons inspectors report progress in Syria

US & World | | October 03 2013, 3:08 PM

The international team says it hopes to begin onsite inspections and the initial disabling of equipment within Syria by next week.

GOP searches for new direction in California

Politics | | October 03 2013, 2:48 PM

California Republicans will spend the weekend trying to figure out how to become more competitive in a state dominated by Democrats.

Extreme fire danger, 'damaging winds' through weekend

Local | | October 03 2013, 1:58 PM

Forecasters now say Santa Ana winds could bring gusts up to 70 mph — together with hot, dry conditions, that spells extreme fire danger.

Study: the wisdom of age helps make up for loss of brain power

Health | | October 03 2013, 1:36 PM

Knowledge the elderly gain over the course of their lives helps offset the reduced ability to learn and process information.

Government shutdown: Miramar air show cancelled

Local | | October 03 2013, 10:42 AM

The latest local casualty of the federal government's shutdown: the Marine Corps' popular (and free) two-day air show.

Calif. health exchange site had fewer hits

Local | | October 03 2013, 7:48 AM

Officials now say the Covered California site received 645,000 hits on Tuesday, well below the 5 million initially reported.

Jobless claims stay near six-year low

Business & Economy | | October 03 2013, 7:31 AM

A scant increase last week is another sign that the labor market is on the mend, economists say. There were 308,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance, up 1,000 from the week before.

National parks close as other public lands stay open

US & World | | October 03 2013, 7:16 AM

From Acadia in Maine to Zion in Utah to the North Cascades in Washington, America's 401 National Park areas have gates blocking entrance roads.

Dodgers playoffs: Behind the scenes with the legendary Vin Scully

Local | | October 03 2013, 7:02 AM

Vin Scully tells KPCC that – with only rare exceptions – he’s never listened to anyone else call a game. "I’d be watering my wine,” he said.

Ask Emily: Subsidies? Provider networks? What Obamacare terms mean

Health | | October 03 2013, 6:05 AM

As Covered California begins enrolling applicants, the devil is in the details. Ask Emily unravels some of the hidden perils of the state's health exchange.

Are you a die-hard Dodgers fan?

Local | | October 03 2013, 4:38 PM

Do you bleed blue? Tell us about how you're planning to watch the postseason, your favorite traditions or superstitions, and where you were in '88.

Timeline: A look back at Vin Scully's career

Local | | October 03 2013, 6:00 AM

Vin Scully joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950. Though he's taken on network assignments and even hosted game shows, he's always been the voice of The Dodgers. View some other notable dates in Scully's life and career in broadcasting.

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The Latest | | October 03 2013, 8:27 PM

Catch up quick with our express news digest.

Government shutdown: SoCal after 1 week, 1 month, 2 months

The Breakdown | | October 03 2013, 5:38 PM

What will happen to Southern Californians as the government shutdown drags on and agencies that rely on federal funds see their money dry up.

El Cid's 'Night of Noir' looks at LA's comics ban of 1948

Off-Ramp | | October 03 2013, 1:08 PM

This Sunday, Captured Aural Phantasy Theater will present a show that brings banned comics to life in the style of an old radio show.

Robert Rizzo, former Bell city manager, pleads no contest in corruption case

Represent! | | October 03 2013, 12:17 PM

If called, Rizzo would testify at trial of his onetime assistant. He faces 10 to 12 years in prison when sentenced in March.

Furloughed attorney says shutdown could cause delays in Social Security appeals

The Breakdown | | October 03 2013, 11:39 AM

Furloughed SSA attorney, Alisa Wayne says she's concerned about paying bills, but also worried that applicants appealing benefit decisions may have to wait during the federal shutdown.

KPCC DIGEST AM (Oct. 3)—Devil winds, secret pinball, standardized test chooses 'other,' shutdown goes down the rabbit hole

The Latest | | October 03 2013, 10:23 AM

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In immigration news: California's new driver license law, House Democrats' reform bill, immigration detainers, more

Multi-American | | October 03 2013, 9:47 AM

California joins a growing list of states that allow unauthorized immigrants apply for driver's licenses. This and more.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti and the business community

Represent! | | October 03 2013, 8:07 AM

Today is Thursday, Oct. 3 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's relationship with the business community, Gov. Brown's bill signing, and LAUSD's iPad problem.

New law: Undocumented immigrants can obtain driver's licenses in Calif.

Multi-American | | October 03 2013, 6:37 AM

Governor Brown signs a landmark bill allowing unauthorized immigrants to apply for California driver's licenses. But there's still much to be decided before the law takes effect.

Confessions of a fair-weather Dodgers fan

Patt Morrison | | October 03 2013, 6:05 AM

Each year, they come out of the woodwork: the die-hard Dodgers fans who don't really like baseball much. I am one of them.

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A potential downside of living in a major metropolis

| October 03 2013, 6:05 AM

An American study about Canadian cities.

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The Take Two Comment Box for Oct. 3

| October 03 2013, 4:53 PM

Now it's time to dip into the Comment Box, our chance to hear what you have to say about the work we're doing.

State of Affairs: Grand Ave. project, LA River and more

| October 03 2013, 9:47 AM

It's Thursday and that means it's time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California. To help us with that we're joined in studio now by KPCC political reporter Alice Walton and editor Oscar Garza.

Dodgers announcer Vin Scully hints at retiring after 2014 season

| October 03 2013, 9:31 AM

KPCC's Ben Bergman joins the show to talk about his interview with Dodgers announcer Vin Scully and the possibility that he'll retire after the 2014 season.

Dinner Party Download: 3-D printed toothbrush, wine and moon dust beer

| October 03 2013, 8:58 AM

Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party podcast and radio show.

RZA headlines 5-year anniversary party for Echo Park's Bedrock Studios

Arts & Entertainment | | October 03 2013, 8:57 AM

Alex profiles the 5-year-old space that has hosted the likes of Beck, Divine Fits, and Janelle Monáe, in addition to many working musicians in L.A.

Where's the best place for brunch in Los Angeles?

Arts & Entertainment | | October 03 2013, 8:56 AM

Here to help us strategize our Sunday is Lesley Bargar-Suter, dine editor for Los Angeles Magazine, who recently published a guide to LA brunches.

California businesses feel the sting of the government shutdown

| October 03 2013, 8:56 AM

Many government workers aren't going to work this morning because of the continued federal shutdown. Besides those employees, the shutdown is hitting a lot of peripheral businesses.

Silk Road online drug market seized by the FBI

| October 03 2013, 8:56 AM

The underground website, The Silk Road, was known as the Amazon of illegal drugs. Yesterday, the FBI arrested the alleged founder of the Silk Road, a 29-year-old named Ross William Ulbricht.

What is the legislature doing during the government shutdown?

| October 03 2013, 8:56 AM

With many Congressional aides furloughed, and not much happening at the Capitol, some lawmakers are taking constituent calls personally; calls that would usually be answered by staffers.

The verdict and highlights of the Michael Jackson-AEG trial

| October 03 2013, 8:55 AM

The verdict yesterday that AEG was not responsible for Michael Jackson's death was met with outcry from fans.


Filmweek: Gravity, Runner Runner, A.C.O.D. and more

| October 03 2013, 4:21 PM

Larry is joined by KPCC critics Henry Sheehan and Claudia Puig to review this week’s releases including Gravity, A.C.O.D., Runner, Runner and more! TGI-Filmweek!

BREAKING: Shots fired at US Capitol

| October 03 2013, 12:49 PM

The U.S. Capitol was put on lockdown for about half an hour this morning after gunshots were fired near the building. According to law enforcement officials, the shooting was related to the driver of a vehicle that tried to ram into a security barricade.

When is it appropriate to swear at work?

| October 03 2013, 10:29 AM

It’s being reported that Al Jazeera reprimanded an employee for dropping an “F-bomb” on the floor of the newsroom. Swearing is not part of the Al Jazeera culture, the employee was reportedly told by management. Most company managers would likely agree, but aren’t there moments where swearing aloud in the office is acceptable?

Do you prefer 'Obamacare' or the 'Affordable Care Act'? (Poll)

| October 03 2013, 10:28 AM

Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, healthcare reform — would a rose by any other name be as controversial?

What can LAUSD learn from students' smart enough to 'jailbreak' iPads?

| October 03 2013, 10:19 AM

It was supposed to put an iPad in the hands of every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District, but the $1 billion program has seen nothing but problems since it debuted about 2 weeks ago. Now the district has asked students at three high schools to hand back their tablets for an indefinite period of time.

Got the government shutdown blues? There’s a song for that!

Politics | | October 03 2013, 10:18 AM

If all this polarization has gotten you down, you’re not alone. In an effort to bring a little levity to the situation, Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza asked Twitter followers to suggest songs for a shutdown playlist.

Solar Decathlon: Futuristic architecture competition kicks off in OC Great Park

| October 03 2013, 10:12 AM

If your electricity or gas bill is getting you down, then take a trip to Irvine this week for a glimpse at solar-powered "net zero" homes of the future. The biennial Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate affordable, attractive and energy-efficient homes.


ESPN's Nate Silver on the Dodgers, burritos and politics

| October 03 2013, 4:56 PM

Nate Silver has returned to the world of sports stats at ESPN, but he’s not giving up the political game either.

Father Boyle and Rabbi Gross fundraise for KPCC

| October 03 2013, 4:50 PM

Two men who know something about guilt and redemption, Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries and Rabbi Marv Gross of Union Station Homeless Services, talk about giving to KPCC.

The Voice of the Dodgers talks with Ben Bergman

| October 03 2013, 4:27 PM

KPCC's Ben Bergman sat down to talk with Dodger legend Vin Scully about his life and career.