Archive for October 10th, 2013


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LAPD officer charged with assault for arrest

Mary O’Callaghan has been charged with assault and is accused of kicking a woman who was under arrest. The woman later died. O’Callaghan faces up to three years in prison.
A screenshot of the Nobel Prizes webpage showing the 2013 chemistry laureates Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel.
This week, USC professor Arieh Warshel was one of three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Here are 10 facts you probably don't know about California's laureates.
The Angels Flight Railway, for the first
Operators of the historic Angels Flight hillside railway in downtown L.A. had been using a tree branch to override a safety system before a derailment last month.
Budget Battle
President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans struggled inconclusively Thursday to avert an economy-tanking default and possibly end the government shutdown.
Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth and first person to explore both the heights of space and depths of the ocean, died Thursday after a stroke.
The Attorney General's Office on Thursday filed the lawsuit against Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges, Inc., which operates colleges with a combined 81,000 students.
Yosemite National Park Remains Open As Rim Fire Continues In Burn On Park's Western Edge

Report: Parks shutdown saps $750 million in visitor spending

A dozen of the busiest and biggest U.S. national parks — including Yosemite — have lost some 7 million visitors because of the partial government shutdown.
Ariel Castro appears in court during the sentencing phase on Thursday in Cleveland. Castro pleaded guilty last week to 937 counts, including kidnapping, rape and aggravated murder.
Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro's death by hanging in his prison cell may not have been suicide, but an attempt to choke himself for a sexual thrill, authorities say.

Impostor service animals pose growing problem

A number of people have been breaking the law by using impostor service dogs. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it's a federal crime to use a fake dog.
Sun sets on San Onofre nuclear plant

Nuclear Regulatory Commission furloughs staff Thursday

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission furloughed most of its staff Thursday due to the federal government shutdown. Nuclear plant inspectors are still on the job, including at the San Onofre generating station.
Cummings will officially retire in February, and former LAFD captain James Featherstone will serve as acting chief effective Nov. 1, the mayor's office said.
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US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach: Back in 2014?

The producer of the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach will talk to the city's Downtown Task Force Thursday about the future of the event.

Canada's Alice Munro wins Nobel literature prize

Munro is the first Canadian writer to receive the prestigious $1.2 million award since Saul Bellow, who left for the U.S. as a boy and won in 1976.
Who Holds Our Debt?

Everyone the US government owes money to, in one graph

If Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling soon, the U.S. government won't be able to pay its debts. Here's who won't get paid if the government defaults.
Grand Park

Downtown LA's Grand Park celebrates its 1st anniversary

Director Lucas Rivera said programming at the park will put it on par with the Getty Center and the Natural History Museum. But many visitors on a recent weekday said if it wasn't because they had business nearby, they would not be there.

Ask Emily: What you need to know NOW as Obamacare debuts

Columnist Emily Bazar revisits some issues and clarifies others in her latest Q&A about how the Affordable Care Act affects Californians.


UC President Napolitano
Janet Napolitano arrives at UCLA Friday for two days of meetings and events. Students, faculty who had protested her selection still have questions.
Immigration Rally

Immigration poll puts pressure on Central Valley lawmakers

California Republicans have been out in front of their party on immigration. Activists are using poll numbers to pressure them to do more.
Bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins played Ash Grove. So did Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Muddy Waters.
Activists Protest For Immigration Reform
Polls conducted in GOP-led California districts suggest that Republican support for immigration reform could improve the party's image among Latino voters. This and more.
Orange County Register
Freedom Communications Holdings Inc., parent company of the Orange County Register, has announced a $27.25 million deal to buy the Riverside-based Press Enterprise.
Desert Shutdown

Maven's Morning Coffee: Federal shutdown in So Cal

Today is Thursday, Oct. 10 and headlines include the impact of the government shutdown, a look at Mayor Garcetti's appointment process, and a new seat for the Board of Supervisors?
Desert Shutdown
In the 36th Congressional District that bisects Riverside County, members of both parties lament the machinations going on in Washington.


Take Two

Episode: Take Two for October 10, 2013

Comment Box: Couples counseling, Dodger Dogs, New York tacos

It's time to dip into the Comment Box to find out what you have to say about the work we're doing.
Water & Power
In 2006, "Water & Power" won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for outstanding new play. Now Montoya has turned it into a film of the same name.
Occupy California Colleges
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 reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.

Initiative seeking to limit abortions in Albuquerque to appear on November ballot

In just over a month, voters in Albuquerque will decide whether to ban late-term abortions. It promises to be a contentious fight. Yesterday, the state's attorney general said the proposed ordinance would be unconstitutional and unenforceable.

Shutdown puts scientists' Antarctica research on ice

The effects of the U.S. government shutdown have now reached the most remote outpost in the world. This week, the National Science Foundation announced it's shutting down its science program in Antarctica.
Eric Garcetti DWP City Hall
Tuesday marked Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti's 100th day in office. One-hundred days isn't a lot of time for an elected official to get much done, but it's enough time to gauge how people feel about the job he's doing.
Ask Emily
The state's health insurance exchange, Covered California, is now a little more than a week old. As folks are enrolling, they find themselves with a lot of questions.
Southern California Swelters Under Major Heat Wave

Downtown LA's Grand Park celebrates its 1st anniversary

Director Lucas Rivera said programming at the park will put it on par with the Getty Center and the Natural History Museum. But many visitors on a recent weekday said if it wasn't because they had business nearby, they would not be there.
Today the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Alice Munro, a Canadian writer known for her contemporary short stories.
Markets Slide Downward As Government Shutdown Enters Second Week

How is Wall Street reacting to the government shutdown?

Wall Street executives have been warning of catastrophe if the U.S. defaults on its debt, but the stock market doesn't seem to reflect that.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: You'll be pleased to know how exercise changes fat!

You'll be pleased to know how exercise changes fat!

Sandra makes a surprising connection between body fat and IKEA


Episode: AirTalk for October 10, 2013
Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "Captain Phillips" - Red Carpet

Filmweek: Captain Phillips, CBGB, Muscle Shoals and more

Larry is joined by KPCC critics Tim Cogshell, Wade Major and Peter Rainer to review this week's releases, including Captain Phillips, CBGB, Muscle Shoals and more! TGI-Filmweek!

Is a budget deal on the horizon?

In a press conference this morning House Speaker John Boehner unveiled a proposal for a six-week extension of the debt limit. It is uncertain if there are any The White House, in a statement, said congress needs to pass a clean debt-limit increase and funding bill to reopen the government.
Minnesota v Michigan

Minnesota football coach's public battle with epilepsy

The University of Minnesota's football coach, Jerry Kill, missed his team's game day last weekend due to an epileptic seizure. It's the second time this season Coach Kill suffered a game-day seizure, but the first time he missed an entire game.
Mayor Garcetti And Gov. Brown Sign Bill Allowing Illegal Immigrants Driver's License Eligibility
Governor Jerry Brown signed the ‘Trust Act’ yesterday, which prohibits the LAPD and other local law enforcement agencies from detaining people for deportation if they are arrested for a misdemeanor.


Roz Wyman and former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley

Roz Wyman on bringing the Dodgers to LA in the '50s

Roz Wyman tells Off-Ramp why bringing a baseball team to LA was her first priority when she was elected to city council, and how hard it was to pluck the Dodgers from Brooklyn.
Endeavour - 2
It was one the most joyous long weekends in LA history. Shuttle Endeavour crawled from LAX to the California Science Center, as millions of us cheered. We mark the 1 year anniversary, and look at the center's plans for Endeavour.

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