Archive for October 24th, 2013

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Fish and Game officials to wait out departure of Pasadena bear

Officials say they'll wait it out and give a bear that ventured into Pasadena the chance to make its way back to the wilderness Thursday.
November 14 is the deadline for valet operators and attendants to obtain a permit from the L.A. Police Commission in order to operate in the city.
Astronaut Karen Nyberg, who's done some hairy videos.

In space, a single hair can move you (Video)

Watch as astronaut Karen Nyberg, who's now aboard the International Space Station, uses a single strand from her head to push off and float around.
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The city of Los Angeles formally requested from a list of potentially unsafe buildings in LA from UC Berkeley earthquake researchers Thursday.
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California and PACs campaign-finance settlement total $15M

The California Fair Political Practices Commission announced the largest fine in its history for campaign-reporting violations.
Thomas F. Rosenbaum

Caltech's new president: Physicist Thomas F. Rosenbaum

The California Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of physicist Thomas F. Rosenbaum as its new president.
Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA
The state fines nine California hospitals a total of $775,000 for failing to ensure the health and safety of patients. Two violations led to patient deaths.
Occupy Pepper Spray

UC Davis' 'pepper spray cop' wins $38K in workers' comp (Video)

Former University of California police officer John Pike claimed that the death threats he received after pepper-spraying student protesters caused him depression and anxiety.
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Calif., 7 other states vow 3.3M zero-emission vehicles by 2025

Each state has already adopted rules to require a percentage of new vehicles sold to be zero emission by 2025.
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Obama calls for immigration law by end of the year

The president said that with the partial government shutdown over, both parties should be able to work together to fix what he called "a broken immigration system."
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Al Jazeera America will be launched over the next six months in Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks markets, including Los Angeles.
HealthCare.gov: It's had problems.
Leading contractors on the troubled health insurance website told Congress Thursday that the government failed to thoroughly test the system before it went live.
Cal State Fullerton economists said Thursday they expect slow, but gradual economic growth in the U.S. and Southern California through early 2014.
Join Premiere Props this Saturday in El Segundo for a live auction featuring costumes and gory props from horror films and television series.

Blogs

Tet Festival Cancellation
A dispute between festival organizers and the city of Garden Grove over bookkeeping and finances is threatening the popular Lunar New Year celebration.
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The new cable deal will make the Al Jazeera America channel available in an additional 11 million households in the important L.A. and New York markets.
Flute
L.A.'s Music Center has been a leader in not just productions - but also arts education. It's now making its Artsource lesson plans available online for free.
David Sedaris is coming to Pasadena November 15th, and he's asked Off-Ramp commentator Dylan Brody to share the stage with him and tell a goats story.
Activists Rally For Comprehensive Immigration Reform In Washington
'We've kicked this particular can down the road for too long,' President Obama said during a Thursday speech calling for action on immigration reform. This and more.
Paul Tanaka Hearing
Today is Thursday, Oct. 24 and headlines include allegations from sheriff's deputies, the trial of a former Bell employee, and is City Hall a frat house?
Richmond, CA Hit Hard By Foreclosures
California's median home price rose in the last 12 months, and institutional investors are looking for bargains in other states, according to RealtyTrac.

Programs

Take Two Evenings

Episode: Take Two Evenings for October 24, 2013

Take Two

Episode: Take Two for October 24, 2013
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Sriracha hot sauce gets its place at the table

Excuse the pun but, sriracha is totally hot right now. Now the spicy stuff is getting its own festival. The first annual Los Angeles Sriracha festival happens this Sunday. We talk to one of the cofounders, Randy Clemens.
Dogs And Owners Gather For 2013 Crufts Dog Show

Why do people look (and act) like their dogs?

You've seen the picture of Winston Churchill with his bulldog. Two peas in a pod. But why do people look like their dogs? Scientists actually have some answers.
City of Palmdale

Is a Southern California desert town unfair to minority voters?

The fight over civil rights and voting continues to play out across the country. It has simply changed form. Here in California, the fight is over the structure of local elections, and whether they deliver fair representation to minority communities.
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party Download podcast and radio show.
"The Galaxy Next Door" — This composite image of the Andromeda galaxy was produced by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, showing Andromeda's ultraviolet side. NASA sent a decommission command to the space telescope Friday.

UC Riverside astronomers discover a new galaxy

Astronomers at UC Riverside have recently discovered a new galaxy, a galaxy which they say is the most distant one ever discovered.
French chef Daniel Boulud poses in the k
Twenty years ago, chef Daniel Boulud opened up a restaurant in New York City called simply Daniel. Now you can make them in the comfort of your own home.
While it may seem to be not the scariest of beasts, remember that the animals can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and the males often have very sharp horns.

Partial release of New Mexico mental health audit raises questions

In June, New Mexico's behavioral health care system was thrown into chaos. The state abruptly froze Medicaid payments to over a dozen mental health providers in the state after an audit allegedly found widespread fraud.
Prison Suicide - 10
Prison officials had been accused of mistreating and neglecting those prisoners, who make up a third of the inmate population.
Financial Planning after the Fiscal Cliff

Ask Emily on Take Two: The impact of Obamacare on your taxes

If you are a careful listener of Take Two, you'll know that every two weeks, we have a chat about questions that crop up in regards to the new healthcare law.
Thousands March In National Day Of Immigrant Dignity And Respect

Immigration reform protesters take on more aggressive tactics

As Congress remains stalled on immigration reform and deportations continue, some immigrant advocates are turning to more aggressive - and riskier - protest tactics.
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State Of Affairs: Gov transparency, ride sharing and more

It's Thursday, which 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.
Cage Diving With Great White Sharks In South Africa
In a recent video posted by surfer Brad Coder, viewers are able to see a giant Great White shark underneath his surfboard. The video was shot close to shore, right off the coast of El Porto beach in Southern California.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: How these males keep tabs on their mates will amuse you

How these males keep tabs on their mates will amuse you

"Suspicious" is this bird's middle name

AirTalk

Episode: AirTalk for October 24, 2013
"The Counselor" - Special Screening - Red Carpet Arrivals
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Peter Rainer and Alynda Wheat to review this week’s releases including The Counselor, American Promise, Blue Is the Warmest Color and more! TGI-FilmWeek!
Newport Beach, California
Should surfers be allowed in the lineup all day throughout the summer? Or does blackball work to protect bodysurfers and others from dangerous objects in the surf?
House Holds Hearing On Affordable Care Act Implementation Failures

Washington grills IT for ACA website flaws

The rollout of the online health insurance exchanges that make up the backbone of the Affordable Care Act was anything but smooth. Now, the key contractors behind the websites are being hauled in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today to explain what went wrong and how they plan to fix it.
Darrell Issa in snowy New Hampshire

Government focus shifts to immigration reform

Shifting gears from the technical problems of the Affordable Care Act website, President Obama called on Congress to work on an immigration overhaul. The immigration plans of the President have been overshadowed by the government shutdown, and the launch of the new healthcare system. Some Republicans are already announcing their legislation plans.
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Starbucks is opening its first “tea bar” in New York city today, selling traditional and novelty tea beverages like a Spiced Mandarin Oolong tea and carbonated teas along with pastries and other goodies. Can Starbucks mainstream tea the way it has mainstreamed coffee?
Council of the Baltic Sea States Summit 2012
The National Security Agency might have listened in on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone communications, according to the German government. The revelation prompted Merkel to call President Barack Obama for an immediate clarification. Merkel said such an action, if confirmed, would be "a serious breach of trust.”

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