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LAPD detectives released a flyer seeking jewelry made by homicide victim Joseph Gatto, father of State Assemblyman Mike Gatto, purchased or sold at a pawn shop.
L.A. County social workers say their strike was a last resort after petitioning for months for lower caseloads. Officials say they're already hiring more social workers.
Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95. He had spent much of the year in and out of the hospital, and his illness prevented a meeting with President Obama.
About 400 business and political leaders met Thursday in downtown L.A. to discuss how to get the economy back on track. They focused on job training and education.
A medical examiner has testified she needed more information following autopsy to determine how Kelly Thomas died.
Many fast-food workers make so little that they rely on public assistance to get by. Thousands of them took to the streets Thursday to demand higher wages.
After first denying the two ever met, the White House on Thursday says that the president briefly lived with his uncle, Onyango Obama.
Is your puppy's name on this list? And you won't believe which names are on the rise for both male and female dogs.
The union representing about 4,000 social workers in LA County says the county won't hire more employees to deal with under-staffing and unmanageable caseloads.
The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.6 percent in the third quarter, and the number of people filing claims for unemployment insurance fell last week.
The option of a smaller engine size and the car's sleeker design are two features analysts say are geared toward helping the Mustang appeal to buyers overseas.
Data suggests that kids lose about an hour and a half of sleep a night between ages 12 and 15 — dropping from about nine hours per night to a little less than eight.
Human Rights Watch finds that defendants who take their fate to a judge or jury face prison sentences on average 11 years longer than those who plead guilty.
People are now able to get a customized list of plans and prices, and click through to see an insurer's provider directory on the new HealthCare.gov website.
Some passengers say they feel more sympathetic toward TSA officers since the Nov. 1 shooting at the airport. For some TSA workers, it has changed how they view travelers.
Arizona's worker safety commission imposes multiple fines on the state's forestry unit over the Yarnell Hill fire, which killed 19 elite firefighters in June.
When the flurry of cameras and reporters, actors and politicos is gone, the streets return to the clutter of people, trash and tents.
If you got the accidental alert from the small San Gabriel Valley city on Wednesday, you may be wondering what the heck happened. The answer is complicated.
Raul Martinez, Sr. got his start as a restaurateur selling tacos out of a former ice cream truck. He leaves behind a Mexican food empire and a legacy that's pure L.A.
With every one of the state's 53 Congressional seats on the June primary ballot, the money race is in full swing. KPCC takes a look at who's flush.
Wishbook Web includes high-quality scans of dozens of Christmas catalogs, from 1933 to 1988. And, yes, the toy sections are included.
The latest UCLA Anderson Forecast says that California's unemployment rate will fall to 8.2 percent next year, but the jobs gap between coastal and inland regions is growing.
In immigration news: Reform and the GOP, Obama's deportation discretion, House staffer's mom being deported, moreMulti-American | | December 05 2013, 9:59 AM
An analysis of census data shows that the average Democratic House district has roughly twice the percentage of Latinos as does the average Republican district. This and more.
USC researchers find the risk for autism is heightened when children who have a certain gene mutation are exposed to high levels of pollution.
California's new school funding law requires schools to ask for parent input. But how does a district as large as L.A. Unified start the conversation?
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.
In recent weeks, there's been all sorts of rumors swirling around a mysterious barge being built near Treasure Island in San Francisco. Google is the company behind the barge, but they're not saying too much about it.
This weekend Susan Feniger is opening her own joint called Mud Hen Tavern.
People, whether they're kids, teens or adults, post a lot of dumb stuff online: selfies from funerals, snapshots of teens drinking alcohol tagged with screen names.
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 by KPCC political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.
The low temperatures could potentially ruin citrus crops and cause a financial disaster for some of these growers.
Emily Bazar of the California Healthcare Foundation Center for Health Reporting joins host A Martinez to answer consumers’ questions about the Affordable Health Act. This week she addresses questions of coverage for immigrants, both legal and not.
In the first part of her new two-part memoir, "A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London and New York," Huston says growing up with this pedigree can be a blessing and a curse
The L.A. City Council voted to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes and other so-called vaping devices.
Michael Stoops, Director of Community Organizing for The National Coalition for the Homeless, addresses the challenges of dealing with the mentally ill homeless.
Like many businesses in the violence-plagued Mexican state of Michoacan, the avocado growing industry has become intertwined with powerful drug cartels.
The Loh Down On Science
What we can learn from twins and junk-food-loving mice.
South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95. Zuma says "we've lost our greatest son."
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Peter Rainer, Lael Loewenstein and Charles Solomon to review this week's releases, including Out of the Furnace, Inside Llewyn Davis, Narco Cultura and more! TGI-FilmWeek!
The lost boys behind ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’: Based on the young adult novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher tells the story of how Peter Pan became the beloved boy who would never grow up.
According to IMS Health, the use of ADHD meds is up -- way up.
In the world of U.S. politics, 2013 will go down as a year of marathon filibusters, a government shutdown, heated debates over Obamacare and 12 months of near record-low productivity for Congress. Legislators have passed just 55 public laws since January - an average of less than one per week.
Low-wage workers in 100 American cities are walking off their jobs today to push for a $15/hr living wage, the latest demonstration of strength in a grassroot movement that has been steadily gaining steam nationally since 2012.
Amazon.com started out as an online bookseller and it has come a long way from its humble and focused beginnings. Now, you can find pretty much anything you want to buy on the site, often at a steep discount.