Archive for October 15th, 2013

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NLCS - St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers
For much of this often-magical Dodgers season, there was so much to cheer. But Tuesday night, fans booed their own team, or let out the sound of collective anguish during a 4-2 loss.
Crime Scene
Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says 49-year-old Michael Strickland has been suspended with pay and working from home until his case is resolved.
Mercer 10880
Health care workers in Los Angeles County ordered to get vaccinated for flu shots to help protect patients.
APTOPIX Budget Battle
Time growing desperately short, House Republican efforts to avert a Treasury default and end a partial government shutdown neared collapse Tuesday night.
Stocks Rises As Optimism Grows On Impasse In Washington
The Fitch credit rating agency has warned that it is reviewing the U.S. government's AAA credit rating for a possible downgrade, citing the impasse in Washington.
Celebrity Dads Honored With "Golden" Award

Attorney: Casey Kasem receiving adequate care

Kasem continues to live at home with his wife and their adult daughter, but his three children from a previous marriage say they are being blocked from visiting him and having a say in his care.
LAX Bradley Terminal

Police: Employee set dry ice blasts at LAX

Police believe two dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport were triggered by a disgruntled employee and were not an act of terror.
LAPD Custody Death
Mary O'Callaghan is accused of repeatedly kicking Alesia Thomas, who later died of undetermined causes. Her attorney says the veteran officer will fight the felony charge.
Ex-Mayor Charged

Update: Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pleads guilty to 3 crimes

Filner entered the plea Tuesday under an agreement that calls for three months of home confinement and three years of probation.
18-foot oarfish
The silver carcass of a rare 18-foot oarfish is being preserved in ice after it was discovered over the weekend along Catalina Island.
Inmates at California's Chino State Prison in December 2010.

High court rejects Calif. inmate crowding appeal

The decision leaves in place an earlier ruling by a three-judge panel requiring California to reduce its prison population to improve conditions.
People inspect damage to the Church of San Pedro in the town Loboc, Bohol, after a powerful earthquake struck the region early on Oct. 15, 2013. The earthquake hit near one of the Philippines key tourist hubs, the United States Geological Survey reported.

Dozens die in Philippines after powerful earthquake

A magnitude 7.1 quake severely damaged churches, hospitals, and other buildings when it struck the inland area of Bohol, one of the central Visayas Islands.
Contributor Archive - Travel Feature
The Los Angeles Times recently found that more than 1,000 older concrete buildings are at risk for collapse during a major quake.

Blogs

There aren't any tourists on Capitol Hill, and the halls are quiet, but there are plenty of meetings going on behind closed doors.
San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris
Half a dozen California municipal leaders want a measure on the November 2014 ballot that would let cities cut current workers' pensions.

Echo Park says 'prosit!' to Bedrocktoberfest

Bedrock.LA celebrates Oktoberfest in true Echo Park-style — with a little help from RZA.
The seismograph of the 6.9 earthquake th
Los Angeles city officials are looking at how inspectors can evaluate concrete buildings that may not be strong enough to survive an earthquake. And creating incentives for seismic retrofits.
Guatemala DNA
A Guatemala-based NGO that works to identify long-missing victims of that country's civil war hopes to gather DNA samples from immigrant families in the U.S., starting with Los Angeles. This and more.
Contributor Archive - Travel Feature
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 15 and headlines include earthquake liabilities, security at LAX and development in downtown.
Arts Recovery School - 1
The Hollywood Media Arts Academy uses the visual arts to engage students who have failed or been kicked out of traditional schools.
Guatemala DNA
A forensic group is using DNA to help families find relatives who disappeared during Guatemala's brutal civil war. Now they're reaching out to LA area immigrants.

Programs

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for October 15, 2013
Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Five
Plans for new stadiums in Oakland, San Diego, and L.A. are all different, but they all promise that a new stadium will bring major, and much needed economic development.
phoenix deportation

Hundreds protest deportations in Phoenix

Hundreds marched in Phoenix on Monday to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office to protest the Obama administration's deportation policies.
Esquire Network

'Knife Fight' features local chefs in cooking competition

The cooking competition show has become a well-worn format on TV, but a new program on the brand new Esquire network has something special for local audiences: local chefs.
Petrol Queue

How the 1973 oil embargo changed the way we feel about energy

40 years ago, if your license plate ended in an even number, you could only fill your tank on even numbered days. The country was struggling with the effects of an oil embargo imposed by Arab members of OPEC, and designed to punish America for supporting Israel in the 1973 war with Egypt and Syria.
House Ways And Means Committee Holds Hearing On Statutory Debt Limit

Rep. Tom McClintock on government shutdown

California Representative Tom McClintock, a Republican who represents a district stretching from Lake Tahoe down to Kings Canyon National Park, joins the show to address what's happening on Capitol Hill.
TLC Stops By Music Choice's "You & A"
Now it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. Shirley Halperin, music editor of The Hollywood Reporter, and Chris Martins, senior writer with Spin Magazine join us today.

Report: Kids in foster care do worse in school

New research finds foster kids have lower standardized test scores and the highest dropout rate. As the California Report's Tara Siler explains, the study comes as the state is trying to direct more resources to at-risk students.
Food Bank

Hunger in the Valley: Food banks face a dilemma

Food banks have become a primary source of nutrition for many families in the Central Valley. The region ranks among the highest in the nation when it comes to hunger, as well as diseases linked to poor nutrition such as diabetes and obesity.
modern family

UCLA study shows diversity in TV can lead to higher ratings

Results of a new UCLA study show that shows with a racially diverse cast and writers can lead to higher ratings.
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

Fans face dilemma after Frontline documentary airs

"League of Denial" examined the effects of concussions on the brains of football players from high school to the NFL. How are fans reacting?
Government Shutdown Enters 2nd Week

How close are the Senate and House to ending the shutdown?

The Senate is reportedly close to a deal that would reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling — at least until early next year. But the House is struggling to come up with a plan of its own because the two proposals appear to be pretty different.
Delta

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta's fragile ecology

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was once a vast tidal marshland and inland estuary. Now thousands of miles of fragile levees surround artificial islands below sea level. More than 90 percent of wetlands have disappeared, and native fish are dying.
Guatemala DNA

Guatemalans reach out in LA to help solve painful mysteries

A forensic group is using DNA to help families find relatives who disappeared during Guatemala's brutal civil war. Now they're reaching out to LA area immigrants.
The US Supreme Court Building is seen in
Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in an affirmative action case involving the state of Michigan. But the decision could also affect the ban on affirmative action here in California.
San Diego Chargers vs. Los Angeles Raiders
It's the last day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time celebrating the contributions of Latinos to the United States. There have been concerts and art exhibits highlighting the accomplishments of Latinos past and present, but two trailblazing Chicanos have been all but forgotten.

Marine base expansion in Joshua Tree faces opposition

The Mojave Desert communities around Joshua Tree tend to be among the most pro-military in the state. Twenty-nine Palms, after all, is home to the world's largest US Marine base.

Take Two Evenings

Episode: Take Two Evenings for October 15, 2013

AirTalk

Episode: AirTalk for October 15, 2013

The off-screen persona of Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson was the late night king from 1962 until 1992 with his popular show, “The Tonight Show.” At his peak, he was one of America’s highest paid entertainers. But what was he really like behind closed doors?
2012 Republican National Convention: Day 3

Survey says Americans are less polarized than we think

It’s day 15 of the federal shutdown in D.C. and lawmakers are still duking it out over proposals to reopen the government by Thursday’s deadline. It’s still anyone’s guess when Republicans and Democrats will strike a deal – but one thing is clear – Congress is more divided than ever. But a new national survey found that American voters may not be as politically polarized as their representatives.

The sexual deviant in all of us

How do you follow up with a book titled, “Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?” How about by looking at all manners of sexual perversions. In “Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us,” author Jesse Bering has delved into the world of kink, pecadillos, and odd forms of turn-ons to examine the morality of sexual deviance, with the ultimate goal of getting us to stop asking what is “normal” or “natural,” but instead to look at outlying sexual desires in terms of which ones are harmful.
The US Supreme Court Building is seen in

SCOTUS takes up Michigan’s affirmative action ban

The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today on Michigan’s law banning race-based university admissions . In past affirmative action cases the Court has stopped short of outlawing affirmative action. Michigan and five other states including California have laws outlawing the use of racial preferences in college admissions. The Michigan law was modeled after California’s Prop 209.
Should AP classes be open enrollment?

Open enrollment for high school advanced placement classes

Advanced placement classes are no longer just nice to have on your high school transcript they are a must have for competitive college applications. In an effort to give more students an opportunity many schools are getting rid of some of the barriers to getting into AP classes. Some critics say it will dilute the standard and content of AP classes.Others say that it gives students who would otherwise not be encouraged a chance to take part in the advanced classes.

Business Update with Mark Lacter

Lacter: Covered California website doing better than federal one

The state's online registration for Covered California has been up for a couple of weeks, and reaction has been mixed.

The Loh Down On Science

An invention that will let men check for cancer at home!

Beating prostate cancer with sticks.

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