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Archive for January 28th, 2014
Palestinian Ala'a Miqbel thought he was going for a brief interview with Israeli security for a permit for work travel to the West Bank. Instead, he was arrested and taken to prison. There, he met Palestinian informants known as "sparrows," who masquerade as fellow prisoners and elicit information for the Israelis.
Scott retired from the LA County Sheriff's Department, where he rose through the ranks to run the jails. He pledges that the reforms that are underway to clean up the troubled department will continue.
President Barack Obama is challenging a deeply divided Congress, telling lawmakers he will act on his own "wherever and whenever" he can.
The judge who has been overseeing the case told lawyers Tuesday he has been reassigned and a new judge will have to be chosen to preside over the case.
Orange County Supervisors Tuesday approved a deal to develop 100 acres of land on the former El Toro Marine airbase in Irvine adjacent to the Great Park.
Board members are set to vote Tuesday night on whether to expel 11 students accused of hacking into computers to change their grades.
The White House is flooding social media in its major digital push for the State of the Union address. (We also have bingo cards for you to play along at home.)
The new law aimed at improving food safety requires chefs and others who handle raw food in restaurants to wear gloves. Sushi chefs say it takes the feel out of hands-on sushi.
Candace Marie Brito, 27, of Santa Ana, has pleaded not guilty to one felony count of murder in connection with the death of 23-year-old Kim Pham outside a nightclub.
The Seattle and Broncos will be facing off in Super Bowl XLVIII this weekend. Here in Southern California, there will also be a contest of two rival sports bars.
HealthCare.gov's launch problems inspired legislation aimed at ending a cycle of costly federal IT failures.
Documents show that Food and Drug Administration scientists allowed 18 drugs to be sold to farmers despite a risk to human health.
Obama's speech will be wrapped in a unifying theme: The federal government can play a key role in increasing opportunities for Americans who have been left behind.
Seeger was a mentor and influence on younger musicians for decades. He will be remembered for his music and his social activism.
Officials in Orange County's biggest city turned down a proposal to call for a stop to deportations by the Obama administration. Instead, council members reaffirmed their past stated support for comprehensive immigration reform at their meeting.
A proposed California initiative calling for a new minimum wage hike isn’t coming from Democrats this time, but from a conservative entrepreneur and activist who hopes to deter illegal immigration.
California labor officials have dropped citations against Electric vehicle maker BYD for paying workers below the state's minimum wage.
Vergara v. California trial centers on whether five teacher job protection laws shelter bad teachers and lead to students not getting an adequate education.
Bobby Shriver and Sheila Kuehl are running for county supervisor and she makes it clear who has the support of Santa Monica Mayor Pam O'Connor.
Home prices in the L.A. metro area continued to climb in November, posting a 21.6 percent gain year-over-year, according to S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices.
California teacher job protections are on trial in an LA County courtroom. The case is called Vergara v. State of California.
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 28 and headlines include a look at why more women don't run for office, how hackers are using L.A.'s data, and a supervisor responds to criticism.
Mayor Eric Garcetti wants LA to be a digital democracy, but the effort will likely depend on civic-minded computer wizards who will donate their services.
The five-year, trillion-dollar federal farm bill could head for a vote in the House as early as tomorrow. After two years of political wrangling over food stamps and crop subsidies, politicians are hopeful the current iteration of the bill will pass.
When President Obama gives his State of the Union Speech tonight, advocates for early childhood education will be paying close attention. For years, they've been working to get Universal Preschool on the national agenda.
It's Tuesday - which means that it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by music supervisor Morgan Rhodes.
Young South L.A. resident, Skylar Endsley Myers, takes us on a tour of her neighborhood, where big-city grit and good food give her a sense of home.
One of the many topics President Obama is likely to address tonight in his State of the Union address is income inequality. The timing is certainly right. Some economists believe the income gap is as high as it was at the start of the Great Depression.
As we approach Super Bowl Sunday, those still looking for tickets to the big game and willing to pay a hefty price call second-tier sellers like Ety Ryback and Jason Zinna.
In his last State of the Union, the President made a call to action, telling Congress to pass an immigration bill saying "Let's get it done." There was some real progress, the Senate even passed a bill before immigration reform stalled out in the House.
Manicures and pedicures are big business in California. Nail services across the country represent a booming $8 billion dollar industry that hit a record high last year. You can thank gels and intricate nail designs for that.
From October 15 through the end of 2013 there were three suicide bombings targeting transportation in Volgograd, 600 miles north of Sochi.
Since taking office last July, Mayor Eric Garcetti has promised transparency in government. One of the ways he's hoping to affect change is by posting information about the city's operations online to make information available to the public anytime, anywhere.
The California drought may have a silver, or rather gold, lining of sorts. The dry conditions have lowered river beds and uncovered possible new gold deposits. That's why modern-day prospectors are heading to the hills.
The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will be facing off in New Jersey in Super Bowl XLVIII this weekend. Here in Los Angeles there will also be a contest, of two rival sports bars.
A new report found that the NSA and its British counterpart have spent years collecting information from apps like Angry Birds.
The 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia are little more than a week away and with them comes another potential source of pressure - the possibility of terrorism.
The Loh Down On Science
They don't fire till they see the whites of each other's eyes!
The United States may have freedom of religion enshrined into our Constitution, but a new report from the Pew Research Center shows that we may not be doing the best job of protecting those freedoms.
New legislation in California may outlaw criminal defence based on economic privilege. The bill, proposed by California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, is inspired by a drunk driving case in Texas.
During tonight's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama will announce an executive order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for federally contracted workers, according to a White House statement.
Scientists working with the Department of Defense say they are closer to DNA analysis that takes just 90 minutes instead of two to three weeks, as first reported by USA Today. The science of DNA analysis revolutionized criminal investigations - small and large.
The City of West Hollywood is reconsidering whether City Hall should fly the rainbow flag. The flag was first raised in June, after a WeHo resident and business owner proposed it at a City Council meeting.
Income inequality is expected to be a major theme of President Obama's State of the Union address tonight. There are signs that the gap between the rich and poor in America has been widening for decades and there is no consensus in Washington over what, if anything, to do about it.
Retired dentist Tony Abdalla is the crossing guard at Arroyo Vista Elementary School in South Pasadena. He seems to know every kid and parent by name.
The executive director of the Orange County Symphony for years lobbied the Anaheim school district to create a music program. Now 1,300 kids are enrolled in an orchestra program.
Anne Hars' husband had a serious car accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury. Her struggle to help him was eased when she found a community of support.