Archive for February 4th, 2014


US director Woody Allen poses on the red
Allen vigorously denied the allegation and was never arrested or charged with a crime. Despite predictions by some that his career would falter, it hasn't.
A Motion Picture & Television Fund spokeswoman says actor Richard Bull of TV's "Little House on the Prairie" has died.
LA Revenge Killings Truck
The eight officers fired more than 100 rounds at the women, who were delivering newspapers. It's now up to LAPD Chief Beck to determine what discipline they will face.
Crime Stock Photo (police caution tape)
A woman who drove 2 miles through an L.A. suburb with a dying man on her windshield was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder, drunken driving and hit-and-run charges.
Super Bowl Halftime Show Bruno Mars & Red Hot Chili Peppers - HD and Full Length 2014

Look ma, no cables: Flea cops to air bass at Super Bowl

The Chili Peppers played to a track, the band's bassist admitted. Internet sleuths started questioning it when they noticed the instruments weren't plugged in.

LADWP board confirms Marcie Edwards' nomination for GM

The Water and Power Commission Tuesday officially backed Mayor Eric Garcetti's nomination of Marcie Edwards to replace Ron Nichols as general manager of DWP.
More than 50 deputies, some on horses and aided by helicopters, fanned out in the Hollywood Hills, searched a canyon trail and marched down the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Even if you're under 25, you should still know your blood pressure, a study says.

Higher blood pressure at 18 means hardening arteries at 40

Blood pressure is just not on the radar of most young adults. But even slightly elevated pressure before age 25 can lead to higher heart disease risk in middle age.
Bill Nye, left, and Ken Ham will debate the issue Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.

Bill Nye debates Creation Museum owner Ken Ham

Bill Nye the Science Guy and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham are challenging each other's views in a live webcast from Kentucky.
USS New Mexico

Navy probing alleged cheating on nuke reactor work

The allegations involve alleged cheating on tests related to the nuclear reactors that provide propulsion for Navy submarines and aircraft carriers.
Judge's gavel court
A Whittier psychologist has apologized in a Los Angeles court for defrauding the federal government with inflated and fraudulent workers compensation claims.
On a stick

Hot Dog on a Stick files for bankruptcy

The iconic SoCal corn dog restaurant known for its brightly colored uniforms announced Monday that it is seeking relief so it can restructure its business.
New Farm Bill Retains Price Supports For US Sugar Industry

Senate sends farm bill to Obama

Ending years of political battles, the Senate on Tuesday sent the measure to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it. The Senate passed the bill 68-32.
Michael A. McFaul.

Russian ambassador to resign after Olympics, return to California

Michael McFaul led the Obama administration's so-called "reset" of diplomatic relations with Russia. He says he is leaving to reunite with his family in California.

Indian-Americans surge in California politics, but not LA

Indian-Americans have recently been called a rising force in California politics, with Republican Neel Kashkari’s campaign for governor hailed as the latest example.
Kim Pham beating

Kim Pham beating: Preliminary hearing delayed

Candace Brito and Vanesa Zavala had already pleaded not guilty in the fatal beating of Kim Pham at a Santa Ana nightclub in January. A new hearing is scheduled for Feb. 10.
US Capitol

New report: Budget deficit to drop to $514B

The Congressional Budget Office report credits higher tax revenues from the rebounding economy and sharp curbs on agency spending for the deficit's short-term decline.
Judge David Cunningham claims the officers racially profiled him and used excessive force when they stopped him for not wearing a seat belt.
A call to my childhood rapist teacher

Abuse allegations in YouTube video lead to charges

Prosecutors say the case against Andrea Cardosa began last month when 28-year-old Jamie Carrillo uploaded a video that showed her calling Cardosa and claiming the abuse began in middle school.
Satya Nadella, the Indian-born, Wisconsin-educated Microsoft veteran, is now its big boss.
Learn more about Satya Nadella, an Indian-American Microsoft veteran who became the third CEO in the company's 38-year history.
Microsoft CEO

Nadella to head Microsoft; Gates leaves chair role

Satya Nadella will become only the third leader in the software giant's 38-year history, after founder Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, who said in August he would step down.
Smoking can mess up your looks, according to an ad campaign aimed at keeping teens from smoking.

Wanna smoke? It could cost you a tooth, the FDA warns teens

The Food and Drug Administration's first foray into slick messaging is aimed at keeping teens from taking up cigarettes.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg told James Bennet, editor in chief of The Atlantic, in September that he wasn't worried about whether Facebook is "cool." "We're almost 10 years old, and we're definitely not a niche thing at this point," Zucker
Facebook's 10th birthday comes amid tales of trouble — that its youngest users don't find it cool anymore. But Facebook doesn't seem fazed.
LAPD Body Cameras - 1
Police body-worn cameras are being offered as an accountability tool. It has been well received by many but the consensus fractures when civil rights concerns enter the equation.


Immigrants Sworn In As U.S Citizens At Brooklyn Courthouse
Immigration officials have rolled out a new application form for U.S. citizenship that's twice as long as the current one.
UCLA Dreamers
The scholarship fund co-founded by former Washington Post owner Donald Graham will pay for 1,000 students to go to college

Villaraigosa backs Wendy Greuel for Congress

The former mayor didn't take a stand when Greuel ran against Eric Garcetti, but now he says she's "the right choice, right now."
More than any other living architect, Moshe Safdie has tried to change the face of the inhabited world, and he’s done this on nearly every continent.
John Boehner

House begins arguments over California drought bill

Whiskey's for drinking, water's for fighting over — particularly in Congress, which is about to take up legislation that has Democrats and Republicans at odds.
Los Angeles Police Department
There is no record of the Executive Employee Relations Committee's vote and no reference to the waiver in the final union contract approved by the full council.
Congressman Takano at a Space, Science, and Technology hearing

Want bipartisan support for a bill? Make it about veterans

It's tough when you're a freshman member of Congress in the minority party ... unless you're sponsoring legislation for veterans.
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 4 and headlines include a close look at the city's contract with the LAPD union, fundraising for the Board of Supervisors, and parking enforcement in Silver Lake.
Marguerite LaMotte
With the election to fill Marguerite LaMotte's seat months away, a school board committee will meet Tuesday to craft the role of a temporary nonvoting advocate.
la unified broken schools
Unnamed employees snap photos of broken sinks, missing tiles and other problems they say show a school district in need of basic upkeep, not iPads.


Take Two

Episode: Heroin's resurgence, Texas border apprehensions, Tuesday Reviewsday and more
LAPD Body Cameras - 1

LAPD body cameras: 90-day test seeks answers to key issues

Police body-worn cameras are being offered as an accountability tool. It has been well received by many but the consensus fractures when civil rights concerns enter the equation.
crops field farm farmer
Governor Brown's proposed budget would shift grant money for these classes into a general fund. That could gut a program like Norco High School's. Ag teacher Robin Grundmeyer explains.
A call to my childhood rapist teacher
The release of a YouTube video where Andrea Michelle Cardosa is confronted over the phone by a young woman was viewed more than a million times.

Law to protect transgender students tested in rural school

California students who don't identify with the gender of their birth have new rights under a state law that took effect January 1.
LA traffic

Could vehicle-to-vehicle tech help make cars safer?

Yesterday federal transportation officials announced a push to get automakers to improve safety through something known as V-2-V, or Vehicle to Vehicle technology.
california drought mud
President Obama personally phoned Governor Brown last week to get an update on the state of drought emergency in California. But when it comes to getting federal assistance for our water woes, Governor Brown is saying thanks but no thanks.

Is trade between US and Mexico on the rise?

We’ll look at the top issues on the agenda and the state of US-Mexico trade with Shannon O’Neil, senior fellow for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of “Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead."
Satya Nadella, the Indian-born, Wisconsin-educated Microsoft veteran, is now its big boss.

Tech News: Microsoft's new CEO, Facebook's new app

Today is a big day for two of the biggest tech companies in the world: Facebook and Microsoft. Microsoft has a new CEO, Bill Gates is being replaced as chairman, and Facebook turns 10 years old today. In conjunction with that milestone, they've released a new app called Paper.
Aerial Views Of The U.S.-Mexico Border On The Rio Grande

Rise in border apprehensions shifts to South Texas

While apprehension rates along the US-Mexico border remain the lowest in decades, new numbers released by the U.S. Border patrol show that there’s a significant shift in where border crossers are headed and where they're coming from.
American Fuel Up On Cheaper Gas Over The Border Of Mexico

Mexico on the way to pass Japan in US auto sales this year

Mexico is set to surpass Japan in car exports this year, with 1.69 million cars made in Mexico expected to be purchased in the U.S.
Time for Tuesday Reviewsda, our weekly new music segment. Joining us this week is Shirley Halperin, music editor at The Hollywood Reporter and Chris Martins, senior writer at Spin Magazine.
California State Prisons Face Overcrowding Issues

CA struggles to provide rehabilitative treatment programs for prisoners

The California Report's Michael Montgomery — in collaboration with the Center for Investigative Reporting — says when it comes to providing treatment for prisoners, the state is struggling.
Heroin Addiction
Heroin seizures in New York State are up nearly 70 percent over the last four years. For more on why use of the drug is on the rise, we turn now to LA Times reporter Sam Quinones, who's currently working on a book about the recent heroin surge.
Two People Wounded In Shooting At Synagogue In North Hollywood
In the past three years, the city of Los Angeles has spent about $3 million in taxpayer funds to pay the salaries of nine LAPD officers. These officers work full-time for the police department's union.
Edible Schoolyard

Chef Jamie Oliver's mobile kitchen brings cooking to Sacramento high school

British chef Jamie Oliver's Big Rig — a traveling teaching kitchen now touring the state — roared onto the campus of Sacramento Charter High School for a three-week stint of cooking.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: The Lord of the Rings' wizard Radagast the Brown publishes a paper!

The Lord of the Rings' wizard Radagast the Brown publishes a paper!

Understanding Middle Earth's weather


Episode: AirTalk for February 4, 2014
The Future Irvine Great Park
A dozen years after Orange County voters first approved a plan to turn an old military base into a massive park on par with San Diego’s Balboa or New York’s Central, only a fraction of Irvine’s Great Park has been built—and most of the allotted funds have disappeared.
A bank employee displays US dollar notes
A fair day's work for a fair day's pay - but should your wages always come in monetary form?
A year after a tour bus crash near Yucaipa killed 8 passengers, the safety regulations for California tour buses have not changed.
The California Supreme Court is set to consider an appeal next month that will determine whether the names of police officers who have been involved in shootings should be disclosed to the public.
California Drought Dries Up Bay Area Reservoirs
Water is at the forefront of many Californians' minds these days, but coming up with the best way to solve our current crisis has quickly turned into a political battle between competiting water interests.
A new report from the State Department released on February 1 says that the controversial Keystone XL pipeline would not significantly worsen carbon pollution. The State Department findings potentially pave the way for President Obama to make a decision about the expansion of the TransCanada pipeline.


Commentator Dylan Brody hereby kills his community theater career

My father used to say community theater was people doing a stellar imitation of what they thought acting was supposed to look like. I see it as live performances of slaughtered text before dying audiences.

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