Archive for April 29th, 2014


Clippers fans protest Sterling at Game 5 (updated)

Prior to Game 5 of the NBA playoffs, Angelenos protested Sterling's continued ownership of the Clippers with signs that read "No Bigots."
The mite, which is no bigger than a sesame seed, was studied by a team of researchers based at Pomona College in Claremont.
Crime Stock Photo (police caution tape)
About 300 people were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after people complained of eye irritation, minor rashes and respiratory problems.
Even before you were a twinkle in your mom's eye, what she ate — and didn't eat enough of — may have helped shape you.

Mom's diet right before pregnancy can alter baby's genes

Vitamin deficiencies near the time of conception change which genes get turned on during early development, scientists find.
NYC Restaurants Improve Food Safety Practices After Advent Of Rating System
The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to change restaurant health inspection signs to a color-coded system in response to a Grand Jury recommendation.
AMBER 1 / 05/14/05 -- Amber Alert is displayed on sign over westbound Highway 401 near Keele St. Pol
The girl appears to have been taken by a stranger, but there was no indication she was hurt, Fresno County Sheriff's Lt. Rick Ko said Tuesday.
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that an NBA investigation confirmed that it was Clippers owner Donald Sterling's voice on two recordings featuring racist rants.
Interim LA County Sheriff John Scott
John Winkler's family filed the claim Tuesday. The sheriff's department said he was accidentally killed by deputies when they mistook him for a kidnapping suspect. A county official said he wants to resolve it quickly.

Committee passes California porn condom bill

The bill, AB1576, passed an Assembly committee Tuesday on a 4-1 vote. It's the third attempt by Democratic Assemblyman Isadore Hall of Compton to expand a Los Angeles mandate approved by voters in 2012.
A young Miami voter wears her "I voted today" sticker in October 2012.

Poll: Young voters uninterested in November 2014 elections

A new survey reports voting interest among 18- to 29-year-olds has declined in recent months. Only a quarter say they'll definitely vote in the midterm elections.
May Day Protestors March For Immigration Reform

Traffic Alert: May Day marches street closures

Marches for May Day 2014 across Los Angeles mean certain streets will be closed starting Thursday morning.

Commercial building explosion in La Habra injures 11

An explosion was reported at a commercial building in La Habra at around 9:46 a.m. Tuesday, resulting in multiple injuries.
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SpaceX has filed a complaint against the Air Force, claiming it awarded a recent contract to launch military satellites without a competitive bid process.
Similar Weapons And Ammunition Used By the Sniper In the D.C. Area
The charge carries up to 10 years in prison. Richard Mike Piquette could formally enter his plea as early as this week.
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Temperatures north of 90 are expected Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles, and Wednesday is likely to be even hotter.
This image released by Time shows entertainer Beyoncé on the cover of the magazine's "100 Most Influential People" issue.

Who runs the world? Time Magazine says Beyoncé

In the same week that Lupita Nyong'o was declared the most beautiful woman in the world by People Magazine, Time named Beyoncé one of the world's "100 Most Influential People."
Mideast Qatar Adoption Case

LA couple convicted in Qatar to push to leave

A lawyer for an American couple sentenced to jail in Qatar over charges they starved their 8-year-old adopted daughter to death said their defense team will keep pursuing efforts to allow the family to leave the Gulf nation while their case is appealed.
A White House task force on sexual assault at college campuses issued new guidelines Tuesday, asking colleges to survey students about their experiences. The task force was headed by Vice President Biden's office and the White House Council on Women and G

Campus sexual assaults are targeted in new White House report

Noting that one in five women is sexually assaulted in college, the White House releases new guidelines to help victims of that violence and to improve the way schools handle such cases.
It's not clear why children, teenagers and young adults would be at greater risk of suicide when they start taking antidepressants.

Higher doses of antidepressants may raise teen suicide risk

Antidepressants have been associated with a higher suicide risk in children and young adults, but this study found that there's even more danger when people start off taking higher doses.

Several wounded in shooting at FedEx facility in Georgia

Police say at least six people have been hurt in an incident early Tuesday at the facility in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Sulfur-rich foods, such as cabbage, bok choy and kale, can be popular with gut bacteria. And we all know how much the critters enjoy beans.

Got gas? It could mean you've got healthy gut microbes

Passing gas, in some instances, may be a sign that you're kicking your gut microbes into action. And that means they can help keep you healthy, says one scientist.
"Hedwig And The Angry Inch" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals & Curtain Call
The musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" has nabbed a leading 10 Tony nominations, while "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," with Neil Patrick Harris, won eight.

Elderly gem thief sentenced to jail

An 83-year-old woman authorities say has spent much of her life stealing stuff has been sentenced to two years in jail for taking a $22,500 diamond ring from a Palm Desert jewelry store.
Dr. Smita Bhatia, founder of the Cancer Survivorship Clinic at City of Hope Hospital

City of Hope helps childhood cancer survivors manage after effects

The Cancer Survivorship Program strives to minimize the long-term effects of childhood cancer treatments, while helping survivors manage ongoing health issues.
Clippers website following Sterling Ban

Where NBA teams, owners stand on Donald Sterling

The fate of Clippers owner Donald Sterling – banned for life by the NBA on Tuesday and fined $2.5 million – now rests with the NBA's Board of Governors, who will decide whether to force him to sell the L.A. team. Here's where they stand.


The new plan would provide third-through-fifth graders with access to visual arts, choral, dance and theater for nine weeks each.
American Fuel Up On Cheaper Gas Over The Border Of Mexico
A new report shows that immigration laws are not administered the same throughout the country, with enforcement applied more bluntly at the border.
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LA City Council starts review of Mayor Garcetti's budget

The council's Budget and Finance Committee is scheduled to meet daily for almost two weeks to pick apart the mayor's proposed $8.1 billion spending plan.
District Attorney Paul Zellerbach is running for re-election but he's been accused of removing a campaign sign supporting his opponent.
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The number of Latinos born in the US - and coming of age - continues to rise as the number of newcomers from Latin America has declined.

New financial index aims to ease fossil fuel divestment

London-based FTSE index and BlackRock Investments team up with environmentalist to create the new benchmark.
"Jessica" and LA  County Supervisor Don Knabe
County Supervisor is in Washington seeking additional money to address a problem that is said to be growing locally and nationally.
Fortune says Disney was interested, but balked at Buzzfeed's $1 billion price tag. Some observers think Chinese companies will take Toyota's place in Torrance.
A recent comment from a high-ranking Democrat has House Speaker John Boehner insisting that there is no “conspiracy” to push immigration reform through the House. This and more.
Officials said public schools are increasingly focusing on dropout data, and that's pushing teachers and principals to find ways to improve graduation rates.
Today we look at water conservation orders lacking teeth and California cattlemen having to take their cows east. We'd also love your suggestions for new drought synonyms.
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Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown's budget plan

Today is Tuesday, April 29 and headlines include Gov. Jerry Brown's budget, Mayor Eric Garcetti on the Clippers, and a lack of leadership on homelessness.
Busted sinks and cracked sidewalks plague Los Angeles campuses. Large California school districts spend up to 30 percent more of their total budget on maintenance and operations than L.A. Unified.



Episode: AirTalk for April 29, 2014
Since tapes of comments allegedly made by Donald Sterling were released on Saturday, a frenzy of criticism has been focused on the owner of the Clippers.

Take Two®

Episode: Sterling sexism, campus sexual assault, Toyota leaves SoCal, New Yorker cartoons and more
Michael Jackson Dies In Los Angeles

How TMZ's breaking news has changed the media landscape

When you hear the letters "TMZ", you make think of aggressive, paparazzi-style reports at the intersection of celebrities and scandal. However, over the years, they've also broken news that many mainstream outlets scrambled to get late or missed altogethe
Leon Jenkins
The Donald Sterling controversy has raised questions about how nonprofit organizations vet their donors, and why the NAACP would have accepted money from Sterling, since this is not the first time he's been accused of racial discrimination.
Toyota-US Headquarters

Toyota's move leaves Southern California with huge loss

Toyota has called Southern California home for more than 60 years. The company that advertises itself with "Let's Go Places"... Is going to Texas.
Kelis - Rumble (Official Video)
It's time again for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, music supervisor Morgan Rhodes is back with music, including some Future Soul.
Clippers Sterling Basketball
The controversy around Donald Sterling's alleged remarks has shed light on the business of professional sports and the media itself.
The New Yorker has published 78,000 cartoons since its inception, and more than 14,000 of those were published under current cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff.
Delta Mail California Report

California's only mailman who delivers by boat

There’s a person in the eastern part of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta who’s a lifeline -- the only mailman in California who delivers by boat.
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Can science help streamline the airplane boarding process?

Eric Chemi is the head of research for Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg TV - he wrote about this and joined us to talk about the the best way to board.
Clippers Sterling Basketball
Donald Sterling's history of racism has been thrown in the spotlight since a taped conversation attributed to him came to light, ut there are many allegations that show he also has a long history of sexism.
A White House task force on sexual assault at college campuses issued new guidelines Tuesday, asking colleges to survey students about their experiences. The task force was headed by Vice President Biden's office and the White House Council on Women and G
Later this morning Vice President Joe Biden will announce new guidelines for how colleges deal with the issue of sexual assault.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: What do English, Mandarin, Russian, and Icelandic have in common?

What do English, Mandarin, Russian, and Icelandic have in common?

How to repair a broken conversation

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