Archive for October 7th, 2013


Nurses Rally Against Understaffing Crisis
The former head of a major Los Angeles union local has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from his labor organization.
Health Overhaul California

Covered California fixes glitch, adds physician search tool

The state-run health insurance marketplace says consumers can now make sure their doctor is participating in plans being sold through the network.
Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike
Labor leaders for Bay Area Rapid Transit workers say they are not giving 72-hour notice for a second strike.
California Gov. Jerry Brown.

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes bill giving non-citizens jury duty

Jerry Brown said that serving on a jury, like voting,is a distinct responsibility of citizenship.

China cautions US over the debt ceiling fight

China said safeguarding the U.S. debt is of "vital importance to the economy of the U.S. and the world." The United States is expected to run out of money by Oct. 17.
Cheech Marin's resume goes far beyond his role in "Cheech & Chong." KPCC takes a closer look at the life of the actor as he gets ready to talk live at a KPCC event Tuesday.
New $100 bill
The new bill will feature an array of security features designed to thwart counterfeiters. But you'll still be able to use the old ones in your wallet.
Opening Hearing For Bell City Administrators
Prospective jurors will be asked their opinions of public officials and whether they would be concerned about public and media reactions to their verdict.
US nuclear weapons test in Nevada in 1951

#KPCCForum: 5 October events you can't afford to miss

KPCC Events: America's nuclear secrets revealed, 3D printers that fabricate body parts, and rare appearances by Cheech Marin, Bill Hader and Jasper Redd.
pit bull Pasadena
Riverside County is on the verge of implementing a law that would require most owners of pit bulls and pit bull mixes to have their dogs sterilized. The public will get to weigh in before officials take a vote.
Military Airship
The cause of the roof collapse was not known, but debris was believed to have fallen on the $35 million experimental airship, which is more than 200 feet long.
Baker Fire

Baker Fire: 250-acre OC fire now 40-percent contained

Some 20 residents have been forced to evacuate and at least one firefighter has suffered a minor injury. The fire started at a waste recycling business in Santiago Canyon.
De Luz Fire Camp Pendleton

DeLuz Fire: Crews gain ground on Camp Pendleton wildfire

All evacuation orders have been lifted at Camp Pendleton, where firefighters gained ground on a 2,500-acre wildfire. The fire is now 20 percent contained.
California Legislators Vote On State's Embattled Budget

10 years after recall, Schwarzenegger's legacy up for debate

Ten years ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger unseated then Gov. Gray Davis. But the debate over Schwarzenegger’s legacy – and the recall itself – persists to this day.
Airbus' A350-900 taking off from an airport in Toulouse, France, on its maiden flight. Japan Airlines reportedly has ordered 18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s.

In blow to Boeing, JAL places nearly $10 billion airbus order

The purchase of 31 next-generation A350s marks the first time the Japanese carrier has opted to buy from the European aircraft maker.
Kevin Mack (left) of the Cleveland Browns tries to get away from the grasping hands of Dave Duerson of the Chicago Bears in Feb. 7, 1988. Duerson committed suicide in 2011 and wrote a note that included this request: "Please see that my brain is given to
Two brothers take an exhaustive look at how the NFL has dealt with allegations that playing football can lead to brain damage.
Jonathan Noyes started binging on food after a stressful period in his family's life, including his father's job loss and his grandmother's cancer.

For boys with eating disorders, finding treatment can be hard

Anorexia and bulimia, once thought to be eating disorders affecting only girls and women, affect a growing number of boys and men.
People walk near the U.S. Supreme Court building in June.

Despite shutdown, Supreme Court opens its doors for new term

The docket this year has nothing quite as riveting as last year's same-sex-marriage cases, but the court is facing hot-button social issues and questions of presidential and congressional power.
The trio was celebrated by the Nobel committee for unlocking a key mystery of cell function.
Government shutdown - U.S. Capitol
With the government shutdown in effect, there are rumors and questions left in the public's mind about how the shutdown will affect them. How much do you know?


Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms
Small business has been called the "engine of the economy"; but that engine could stall, if loans and contracts are left frozen by the federal shutdown.
Farm worker heat

Growers push CA GOP on immigration reform

Thousands are expected to march to the U.S. Capitol Tuesday to push for immigration reform. That message is reinforced by California farmers.

Villaraigosa adds to his post-mayoral resumé

The former LA mayor wanted to work in Washington and now he has his wish: a DC think tank has brought him on board.
The Department of Toxic Substances Control will issue an order requiring Exide to clean up leaky stormwater pipes and control toxic substances in air emissions.
palm trees reflection CA meets FLA
Catch up quick with our express news digest.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed several bills tied to immigration this weekend, including a landmark measure that limits who state and local police can hold for deportation. This and more.
Previous government shutdowns have given rise to vandalism, ecological damage at National Park sites.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, at a Friday news conference.
It’s been about a week of federal government closures. While it’s the talk of D.C., here in L.A., it seems to be far from the minds of many residents.


The Loh Life

Episode: The kids are ... OK, part 1: secret lives

The kids are ... OK, part 1: secret lives

Sandra Tsing Loh is thankful her children like to eat.

Take Two®

Episode: Take Two for October 7, 2013
Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three

Dodgers fans hopeful at team's chances at a championship

The LA Dodgers are four victories away from going to their first World Series since 1988. A Martinez visited Dodger Stadium last night.
Benjamin Svetkey

Odd Hollywood Jobs: Celebrity profiler

Benjamin Svetkey profiled the likes of Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Jack Nicholson and Tom Hanks for Entertainment Weekly. But writing about movie stars isn't always all that it's cracked up to be.
US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (L), R-GA, s

A look back at the last government shutdown

With nothing happening in the present, we thought it might be smart to revisit the past, and the other big impasse that shut down the government in the winter of 1995 and 96.
Luis Rodriguez

Profile: The first Latino president of the State Bar of California

For the first time in its 89-year history, the State Bar of California will swear in its first Latino president this Saturday in San Jose, LA County's public defender Luis Rodriguez.
Captain Phillips

On The Lot: Tom Hanks, 'Avatar,' and more

Time for On The Lot, our weekly look at the business of entertainment with Rebecca Keegan of the LA Times.
Valentine Road
The case may be closed, but the tragedy leaves many questions behind. Questions raised in the new documentary "Valentine Road," which airs tonight at 9 p.m. on HBO.
California Republicans

GOP strategist Mike Madrid on CA's Republican summit

Over the weekend, the state GOP held their annual meeting in Anaheim. This year's convention came amidst a government shutdown and a rift between various Republican factions on Capitol Hill. For more on this weekend's summit, host Alex Cohen speaks with Republican Strategist Mike Madrid.
Cheech Marin and his newest project, a book of small paintings. Chicanitas.

Cheech Marin on Chicano art and 'Chicanitas'

Cheech Marin isn't just an actor, but an art collector. He talks about his love of Chicano art, especially small pieces.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Intelligence agents and college students go head to head!

Intelligence agents and college students go head to head!

Legally Biased? James Bond versus Elle Woods.

Take Two Evenings

Episode: Take Two Evenings for October 7, 2013


Episode: AirTalk for October 7, 2013
US Currency is seen in this January 30,

The $100 bill gets a new look

The new $100 dollar bill goes into circulation Tuesday and will feature “raised printing” and other new security features to thwart counterfeiters.
Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three

Dodgers thump Braves, could clinch series tonight

If you were lucky enough to go to game three of the best-of-five National League division series between the Dodgers and Atlanta Braves last night at Dodger Stadium, you were witness to history.

New Supreme Court term promises high-stakes cases

The high court's new term is starting with a bang. The biggest campaign-finance case since Citizens United will be heard tomorrow. Shaun McCutcheon, an Alabama businessman, is challenging limits to contribution amounts.
Furloughed Federal Workers Protest Government Shutdown
The government has now been shut down for a week and Democratic and Republican lawmakers seem no closer to reaching a deal to re-open it. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) has urged House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to allow a vote in the house on a clean funding bill--void of any Obamacare links—while Boehner insists he doesn’t have the votes to pass it.
LMU Sign
Today, Loyola Marymount University is voting on whether to remove elective abortions coverage from staff and faculty insurance plans. The vote represents a turning point in the history of the university, one that would change the ideological direction of the Catholic school going forward.

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