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Archive for October 21st, 2013
Two dead oarfish surfaced in Southern California last week, and scientists around the globe are scrambling for a piece of them. Little is known about the deepwater fish.
A Southern California hospital chain is urging patients to check their credit reports after thieves stole two laptop computers containing Social Security numbers.
After the fire department sent a hazmat crew into the building to conduct an air analysis, authorities ordered the evacuation around noon.
The lack of regulation means manufacturers have tremendous leeway over how they advertise their products. But, that may change soon.
The public gets a chance to weigh in on rules regulating surfboards at "the Wedge," an iconic Newport spot known for it's 30-foot swells.
Last year, the East Bay city became the first California city to send notes to suspected solicitors. Could such a program work for LA's prostitution problem?
The video uploaded by the Scouts went viral and the men may also face criminal charges. The organization said the actions showed a disregard for natural surroundings.
The traveling minister, said to have healing hands, will be remembered at a service Oct. 30. He died in a plane crash Friday morning
“I love it here," Mattingly told reporters. "But I don’t want to be anywhere you’re not wanted.” The Dodgers manager is in the final year of his three-year contract.
Monday was the original deadline for a report on negotiations over how to reduce California's prison population without sending inmates out of state.
Rudy Aguirre Jr. was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison Monday after admitting to taking part in two murders in Northeast L.A.
Nearly three weeks into open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, the number of people signing up appears to be lagging. Technical issues have been a big factor.
New documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden allege that the U.S. collected information from millions of French phone calls and tapped into the emails of Mexico's president.
The ceremonies joined couples that have been together years, and in some cases decades, in hastily arranged ceremonies that remained in doubt until Friday.
Earlier this year premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD, became a recognized mental disorder. But not everyone is convinced that's a good idea.
Mayor Eric Garcetti joined KPCC's Frank Stoltze live at the forum to discuss his goals and the challenges that lie ahead for L.A. Watch the archived video.
Advocates say one in five children is obese by age six. A healthy eating and physical activity campaign aims to fix that by training day care providers.
School board member Monica Ratliff is requesting public comment before iPad project moves forward. She's inviting parents to ask questions.
A similar proposal to ask outside agencies to bid on taking over fire service failed two weeks ago, but the resignation of a council member may change the vote.
L.A. Unified, business leaders and others want to compete for state grants to improve adult education - which has been cut by 70 percent over four years.
In immigration news: Reform and its chances at this point, Latinos and ACA enrollment, French deportation protests, moreMulti-American | | October 21 2013, 12:32 PM
Immigrant advocates are putting renewed pressure on House GOP leaders to act on an immigration overhaul, but the odds aren't in their favor as the year draws to an end.
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar kicks off his 2015 campaign Tuesday with a downtown fundraiser and one very important ally.
The Loh Life
Do not tell Sandra Tsing Loh about the Breaking Bad finale.
From jazz to pop, Take Two music critics review some of the best new songs out this month. Have a listen, and tell us: Will you be adding them to your playlist?
A new Pew study finds that online dating in the US has tripled in five years, and that people are increasingly viewing online dating as a good way to meet people.
Ten years ago today, musician Elliott Smith died violently at his home in Echo Park.
The website Politico recently pointed out that in 2000, Republican mayors governed half of the nation's dozen most populous cities. Today, the biggest city with a Republican mayor is Indianapolis.
Commercial honeybee colonies around the world are collapsing, and scientists are trying to figure out why. The good news? Bees are thriving in urban areas.
Toyota has issued a recall that affects more than 870,000 cars on the road.
Time for On The Lot, our weekly look at the business of entertainment with Nicole Sperling of the LA Times.
Since the healthcare exchanges opened up on October first, there have been a lot of complaints about the many glitches people have encountered trying to check out healthcare options on the government run website. The president acknowledged that the technical side of things hasn't exactly been up to snuff.
KPCC Business Reporter Ben Bergman talks about how the Dodgers did off the field this season, and their prospects for next season.
House Republicans decided to tackle smaller pieces of immigration legislation, and the House's so-called "Gang of Eight" congresspeople working on legislation has dwindled to just five members.
"12 Years A Slave" is the latest cinematic representation of one of the most shameful chapters in our nation's past. For more on the history of slavery in film and the effect it has on our cultural understanding of the subject, we're joined by Brenda Stevenson, professor of history at UCLA.
KQED Science reporter Lauren Sommer says scientists and land managers are grappling with how to plan for a Bay Area that one day could look more like Southern California.
The two sides involved in the transit strike have mostly agreed on economic issues but have reached an impasse over work rules.
Our state capitol is a town known for politics, but according to the King of Kitsch Charles Phoenix, there's plenty of fun to be had there, too.
The Loh Down On Science
You've heard of Blue Man Group; meet blue hand group.
JPMorgan Chase & Co., the largest bank in the U.S., has tentatively agreed to pay $13 billion to settle Department of Justice allegations that it had sold bad home mortgages to investors in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.
President Barack Obama today said there is "no excuse" for technical glitches delaying some people from signing up for "Obamacare" on-line. After the website healthcare.
The Los Angeles Unified School District is moving toward enforcing a policy of grouping students with similar language ability in the same classes. Last week parents got together in protest, asking that their English-learning students be taught in the same way.
A 9-0 loss in Game 6 Friday night eliminated the Dodgers from the playoffs, meaning no World Series in Los Angeles this year. But what do the Dodgers have to look forward to next year?
In an effort to dissuade johns who solicit sex workers,Oakland Police Department has been mailing letters to men suspected of cruising for prostitutes.
Scott Adams explores the benefits of failure in his new book, “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big.” The creator and author of the popular comic series, Dilbert, Adams knows about failure. Adams has been a full time cartoonist since 1995, but prior to that career he worked in technology.