Archive for November 8th, 2013


Barbara Boxer University Park Environmental Justice
Residents near the facility say they're suffering headaches, respiratory illnesses and nosebleeds from fumes they claim are a byproduct of the oil pumping.
Kash Delano Register was released from L.A.'s Twin Towers Correctional Facility Friday evening. Prosecutors said they would decide by next month whether to appeal the judge's decision or retry him.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on Thursday.

Toronto mayor advised to 'go away for a couple of weeks'

Rob Ford has admitted to smoking crack and to being drunk when he went on a profanity-laced rant. His brother said Friday that the mayor needs to take a break, and Ford's lawyer said his client may seek treatment for substance abuse.
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Martha Sanchez, a mother of five was shot and killed while working at a Happy Bargain 99 Cents store in South L.A. Eric Atkinson, 31, has been charged with her murder.
City Corruption Trial
Ex-Bell assistant city manager told jurors she never had the authority to change the amounts of salaries, raises or benefits and instead acted on orders from others.
Senators Boxer, Schumer, And Hirono Announce "The Pay Our Bills" Act
The Democrat appeared Friday with residents in the University Park neighborhood in South L.A., where residents have complained of nosebleeds, headaches and dizziness.
Abortion Practioners
Abortion opponents want to overturn two recent California laws that loosen regulations against clinics that perform abortions and allow some non-physicians to perform the procedures.
Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers
Magic Johnson and his wife will host Obama at a reception, before the president heads to billionaire Haim Saban's Beverly Hills estate for a fundraising dinner.
Travelers Use Los Angeles International Airport Day After Shooting Killed One TSA Agent
A federal judge appointed an attorney to represent Paul Ciancia, accused of a shooting spree at LAX that killed a TSA agent. It has dealt a blow to investigators who sought to interrogate him.
I-405 toll lanes
Many cities along I-405 in Orange County oppose plans to add toll lanes to the highway.

Annual festival raises funds for retirees in community service

Pilgrim Place, a senior community, will be hosting a festival this weekend. Money raised at the festival will go into a fund that supports residents running out of funds.
Crime Stock Photo (police caution tape)
Sheriff's deputies say Ston Lee and Skoth Ly were arrested Thursday and booked for investigation of kidnapping, torture and cultivating marijuana.
The show apologizes.

60 Minutes apologizes for Benghazi report: 'We were wrong'

A man 60 Minutes said had been on the scene of the September 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, gave different accounts to his employer and to the FBI.
Job Seekers Attend West Palm Beach Florida Career Fair

US added surprisingly strong 204,000 jobs in Oct.

The surprising job growth shows the economy was stronger in October than many assumed it would be with the 16-day partial government shutdown.
From space, Typhoon Haiyan was almost beautiful. On the ground, it wasn't so pretty.

Strongest cyclone ever? Typhoon Haiyan slams Philippines

Hopefully, the worst is now over. But when the storm hit the islands it was packing some of the strongest winds ever recorded.
Walmart protest arrests
Police say the demonstration was generally peaceful, but when officers declared an unlawful assembly to disperse the more than 200 protesters, some sat in a circle in the street and refused to move.
California Condor Lead Poisoning
Lead is the leading cause of death in adult and juvenile California condors. Severe cases of poisoning can lead to "crop stasis," when a condor's stomach stops moving food.
Veterans Day 2011

Free weekend? 6 cheap events happening in your hood

This weekend brings fun, free events for the whole family. Join a hike with the National Park Service; ice skate in Santa Monica; or attend a Veterans Day appreciation festival.
Legendary "Love and Rockets" artist Jaime Hernandez talks about illustrating Junot Diaz's "This Is How You Lose Her," as well as past and future work.
Event: Women in government

Current and former leaders on the absence of women in LA City Hall (video)

Where are the women of Los Angeles' City Hall? Wendy Greuel, Nury Martinez and Joy Picus offer their experiences and political advice for women.


Ron Calderon

Calderon lashes out at call for his resignation

State Sen. Ron Calderon says a call for his resignation makes a "mockery" of the presumption of innocence. This comes as the FBI looks into whether Calderon illegally accepted bribes.
Pinkberry Co Founder
Young Lee, who is no longer affiliated with Pinkberry, repeatedly struck a homeless man with a tire iron, according to prosecutors.

Jobs report shows growth in key SoCal industries

Despite federal furloughs during the partial government shutdown, the private sector added 204,000 jobs nationwide in October -- many in key sectors of the SoCal economy.
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Cal State Fullerton will screen projects by 31 finalists for CSU's 23 annual Media Arts Festival. They include film, video, documentaries and other new media projects.
LA Catholics
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has written a letter to House Speaker John Boehner on behalf of the 450-plus U.S. cardinals and bishops, requesting the House address immigration reform. This and more.

Child care costs now comparable to college tuition

When it comes to the affordability of child care, a new report gives California an F. Infant care in 2012 ate up 44 percent of wages in single-earner families.
Supervisor Gloria Molina
Today is Friday, Nov. 8 and headlines include the size of the Board of Supervisors, funding for earthquake maps, and legalizing street vendors.
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Under a law passed after the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, the California Geological Survey set out to map every active fault in the state. But the program fell victim to budget cuts – with hundreds of faults left unmapped.


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Episode: Filmweek (11/8/13): Thor: The Dark World, The Wind Rises, The Armstrong Lie, Dallas Buyer's Club and more
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Claudia Puig and Charles Solomon to review this week’s releases, including Thor: The Dark World, The Wind Rises, The Armstrong Lie, Dallas Buyer's Club and more! TGI-FilmWeek!


Episode: Filmweek (11/8/13): Thor: The Dark World, The Book Thief, The Wind Rises and more
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Claudia Puig and Charles Solomon to review this week’s releases, including Thor: The Dark World, The Book Thief, The Wind Rises and more!

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Save the whales! —Their ear wax is magnificent!

Save the whales! —Their ear wax is magnificent!

A story told in layers and layers.


Episode: AirTalk for November 8, 2013
President Obama apologized yesterday to Americans who are being dropped from their current insurance plans because the plans don’t meet the standard for the new health care law.
If you have ever wanted to see the Sylmar cascades up close now is your chance. The Department of Water and Power will be opening the gates until the end of the day on Saturday. The hours will be 10am to 3pm on Friday, and 9am to 5pm on Saturday. The gates were opened for this week’s 100th anniversary celebration of the aqueduct’s opening. The system of power plants, fumes and pumps brings the water 233 from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles where it flows.

Is an Iran nuclear deal within reach?

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva today to hammer out an interim nuclear agreement with Iran. Kerry’s presence is spurring speculation that a deal was imminent, but he told reporters that there are still many obstacles that need to be resolved before an agreement could be reached.

The First 10 years of Story Corps

In 2003, radio producer Dave Isay founded StoryCorps to capture the American voice. He wanted to give all Americans the chance to preserve and share their stories with others. Since its inceptions, two trailers have traveled all across the country listening, and gathering stories from people. So far the team has collected over 45,000 stories. Our Airtalk host, Larry Mantle shared in a conversation with David about the power of the human bond and the connection in these stories.

Take Two

Episode: Obama apologizes, LA in 1913, Emile Hirsh
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The use of pepper spray on the mentally ill

Closing arguments were heard yesterday in a trial about whether the heavy use of pepper spray on mentally ill inmates by guards is a violation of civil rights.
City Corruption Trial

The latest on the Bell trial

Yesterday was a big day for testimony in the public corruption trial of former assistant Bell city manager Angela Spaccia (SPA- chuh). Spaccia.
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Retro California architecture with Charles Phoenix

If you're a fan of mid-century architecture, we've got just the thing for you.
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Mexican film making it big at box office

Mexican filmmakers have come to prominence over the last decade with daring and exciting movies like Amores Perros, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Pan's Labyrinth and Children of Men.But now, mainstream Mexican movies are making it big at the box office too.
NJ Governor Chris Christie Holds Town Hall Meeting

The Obama apology and Chris Christie's moment - Flashback

The President's sorry. Chris Christie lands on the cover of Time. And, is the Tea Party on the ropes? All dissected on The Flashback.

1913 - a big year for Los Angeles

1913 was a big year for Los Angeles. The LA Aqueduct opened The La Brea Tar Pits were first excavated. It got us wondering what else was happening a century ago. It turns out, a lot. For more on this formative year, Take Two spoke with Bill Deverell. He's a history professor at USC and Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West at the Huntington Library.
Did angry anti-immigrant rhetoric lead to the killing of a 37-year-old Ecuadorian immigrant in Patchogue, N.Y., in 2008? A new book looks at the case.

Emile Hirsch on his new role in "The Motel Life"

Actor Emile Hirsch has made a name for himself with riveting performances in films like "Into the Wild" and "Milk." His latest film is "The Motel Life."

Tyler, The Creator on his hip hop empire (video, playlist)

Tyler the Creator is founder of the hip hop, collective group, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. He's a controversial figure — and at the age of 22, he's built a movement.


This Is How He Drew Her
The co-founder of the 30+ year old "Love and Rockets" comic talks about why illustrating Junot Diaz's "This is How You Lose Her" made him so nervous.
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Amazon: Fullerton man's Holocaust memoir 'Best of 2013'

Amazon put "The Boy on the Wooden Box," by the late Leon Leyson of Fullerton, at the top of its "best of 2013" list. Leyson was youngest person on the real Schindler's List.

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