Archive for May 5th, 2014

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lipstick makeup
An environmental group sued over the use of cocamide DEA, which puts suds in soaps and emulsifies lotions. It has been found to cause cancer in animals.
Women's Rights, LGBT, and Human Rights Groups Protest Sultan of Brunei's Human Rights Policies

Beverly Hills Hotel boycotted over Brunei's Sharia law

People claiming rights abuses protested at the Beverly Hills Hotel against owner the Sultan of Brunei and his country's adoption of Sharia law.
Defendants Candace Brito and Vanesa Zavala, both charged with murder, are due back in court Friday. Their trial had been scheduled to start Monday in Santa Ana.
Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi appears before the U.N. committee in Geneva on Monday.

Vatican tells UN abuse claims have dropped

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said there had been a "stabilization and even decline of cases of pedophilia."
On the outskirts of Islamabad, a Pakistani health worker vaccinates an Afghan refugee against polio.

The comeback of polio is a public health emergency

Polio seemed on the verge of disappearing, but cases are being reported in 10 countries. The WHO has responded with strict vaccination rules.
stormwater
The county had argued that there are too many sources of storm water pollution to make any one entity solely responsible for cleaning it up.
Bear Mountain Dorner Manhunt
A report released Monday by a police research group highlighted communication, management and self-deployment problems among Southern California law enforcement agencies.
The original assignment was to do some research, and citing sources, write an essay on whether the Holocaust actually occurred or not.
Authorities have identified the partner of an LAPD officer killed in a hit-and-run collision in Harbor City over the weekend.

Bridge fire shuts SoCal freeway in Hesperia

All directions of the 15 Freeway in Hesperia were shut down after 2 p.m. Monday due to fire.
LA City Attorney Mike Feuer
Charges allege that on two separate occasions in April, Amos Hason painted swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti on the rear fence and dumpster of a Van Nuys plumbing business.
Crime Stock Photo (police caution tape)
One person suffered a minor leg injury at the Dayton VA clinic Monday.
Rescue crews worked to free one person who became trapped as a result of the crash, which shut down several lanes in Glendale.
Restoration Efforts Continue On Capitol Dome

High court ruling favors prayer at council meetings

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity.

New LA newspaper begins delivery service

The Los Angeles Register — the city's newest newspaper — has started its subscription delivery service.
DRCONGO-UGANDA-UNREST
Authorities say at least 135 women and girls were raped by members of the Congolese army in and around the town of Minova in eastern Congo in November 2012.

Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

Starting next school year, pasta and other grain products in schools will have to be whole-grain rich, or more than half whole grain.
Humans make split-second judgments about others based on the way they talk.

Hello, he lied: How people judge you from your first word

Maybe it's true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. People are judging your personality from the first word you speak, scientists say. Try it yourself with our quiz.
Pali Fire

Cause of LA Palisades fire probed

The Fire Department says 200 firefighters battled the flames for more than four hours Sunday afternoon before the blaze was controlled.
Pinterest users helped police in Redwood City, Calif., reunite stolen property with its owners.

You love Pinterest; find out why the police do, too

Cops worldwide are getting savvy about social media, branching out beyond Facebook to solve everything from murder cases to thefts.
APTOPIX Air Show Plane Crash
Sunday's tragedy brought to a quick halt the "Thunder Over Solano" show at Travis Air Force Base, which was attended by an estimated 100,000 spectators.
Nigerian women attend a demonstration calling on the government to rescue kidnapped school girls.

Nigerian president addresses abduction of girls

President Goodluck Jonathan said security forces did not know where the more than 200 abducted girls are being held. He promised the government would "get them out."
Target Black Friday Store Opening

In wake of massive data breach, Target CEO steps down

Gregg Steinhafel held himself responsible for a data breach that exposed the personal data of about 70 million customers. In April, Target appointed a new chief information officer.
Kaufmann Hall
The Los Angeles Times reports that this is the fourth effort to bring to UCLA a requirement that is already at most UC campuses and many other universities.
A form of sugar made from the plant used to make tequila could help people lose weight and manage diabetes, according to new research.
LAPD memorial wall
As the L.A. police department mourns a third officer to die in the line of duty in as many months, a new memorial dedicated to fallen LAPD officers will go on display to honor their service.
The Twin Towers Correctional Facility in
Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies assigned to check on a suicidal Twin Towers inmate left him alone for nearly three hours, in violation of department protocol.
Clippers Sterling Basketball
Five organizations and two high schools told KPCC they won't return Sterling donations. But will they accept future support if he offers it?
Suicide Social Media
Suicide prevention workers say online chat attracts young girls and women who might not otherwise reach out for help.
Forcing the Spring event

Forcing the Spring: Inside the fight for marriage equality

Author Jo Becker joined the forum to discuss her book, along with San Francisco Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry Stewart, who brought the first lawsuit challenging restrictions on gay marriage to the California Supreme Court.

Blogs

Political Money Latinos
The Latino Victory Project launched by the actress/activist with fundraiser Henry Muñoz is trying to get more Democrats elected to office.
Today - Alanis Morissette
The pop singer writes and records a campaign song for the self-help spiritual author who's running for Henry Waxman's Congressional seat.
An undated photo of LA's Olvera Street. The palms came early.
An estimate of California's population shortly before it became a state in 1850 points to how 2014 isn't the first time that residents of Hispanic descent outnumber non-Hispanic whites. This and more.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti addresses Donald Sterling controversy
Red Bulls continues partnership with Blake Griffin. L.A. Mayor says getting Sterling to sell Clippers could be a long fight. Bonuses for Uber drivers.
LA County Sheriff Debate
In Sunday night's debate, two former colleagues had a tense exchange over who was responsible for violence in the jails.
If Monday's news were a meal, the main course would be wildfire. The side dishes would be stories about business, water technology, and incentives. And no limes.
ladwp john ferraro building los angeles department of water and power
All of LA’s drinking water soon will be disinfected with the chemical compound chloramine, instead of the chlorine that’s been used for decades.

Programs

The Loh Life

Episode: The Wild Party, Part Four: Jumanji

The Wild Party, Part Four: Jumanji

Sandra Tsing Loh throws a successful party for her tween daughter.

Take Two

Episode: Target CEO resigns, Latino plurality, snobby salespeople and more
Los Angeles River Garcetti EPA
Los Angeles County is responsible for storm water pollution which flows down the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers. This morning the Court decided to let stand a 9th circuit ruling finding that the county violated the Clean Water Act
Sather Gate UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley students push for stronger response to sexual violence

Complaints that colleges and universities are mishandling sexual assault cases is creating a national outcry.
USA-EARTHQUAKE-DAMAGES
If a big quake hits and your apartment is damaged or, worse, you're injured, who, if anyone, is at fault?
Suicide Social Media

Online chat an increasingly popular suicide prevention tool

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. They're now an important part of the daily lives of many Americans. The popularity of social media has changed the way we interact with friends, and with businesses, but it doesn't stop there.
The look of cholos might be familiar to us in LA, but that style is catching on among men in Bangkok, Thailand — most of whom don't understand Spanish or truly understand what being a "cholo" is about.
George Soros, seen at a forum in Berlin last year, joined a superPAC backing a Hillary Clinton presidential run in 2016.

Liberal donors develop new big-money strategy

There’s a new plan emerging that could revitalize the Democratic Party. The plan looks to give Democrats a stronger hand in the redrawing of district lines for state legislatures and the U.S. House.
Margarita in a moment's notice: A powdered version of the classic cocktail is in the works. But will the so-called Powderita tastes as good as one made with fresh lime juice?
L.A. Magazine's Bill Esparza talks to Take Two host Alex Cohen on how to navigate eating and drinking Mexican-food scene without limes.
Los Angeles Kings v Anaheim Ducks - Game One
The freeway series so far has captured the attention of fans and novices alike, with the first game ending in a dramatic overtime win for the Kings.
MEXICO-CRIME
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico has a reputation as one of the cities with the highest homicide rates in the world. But in the past two years, the city has become less violent, and as the number of murders go down, the number of people and businesses returning have gone up.
The Headshot Truck
The Headshot Truck is a mobile photography studio, which caters to aspiring actors. Photographer Adam Adam Hendershott and his business partner Will Harper are two of the entrepreneurs behind the project.

Charities grapple with Sterling donations: To keep or not to keep?

Five organizations and two high schools told KPCC they won't return Sterling donations. But will they accept future support if he offers it?
A group of children visit the Avila Adobe, the oldest existing house in Los Angeles, Calif. When the house built in the early 19th century, the state had a large population of Spanish descendants.
In California, Latinos are now the largest population group in the state. That's according to projections from experts, who say 39 percent of Californians are Latino, surpassing non-Latino whites.
Pretty Woman

Do snobby salespeople make for higher sales?

It's no surprise that salespeople at high end stores can be a little snobby. While you might expect that the a rude salesperson would turn customers off, in some cases, the opposite is true.
Target Black Friday Store Opening
Target's CEO and President Gregg Steinhafel resigned from the company today. It comes just five months after a data breach ensnared millions of Americans' personal data.
100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner
It's Monday, which means its time for On The Lot with Rebecca Keegan of the LA Times, our weekly look at the movie business.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: A small ship uses smart engineering to accomplish what bigger ships do with brute force
Clearing a path for others to follow

AirTalk

Episode: AirTalk for May 5, 2014
House Holds Hearing On Consequences Of US Intervention In Libya
House Speaker John Boehner has tapped South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy to head a special committee investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Carson Carousel Protest
The Carson City Council will consider a bill tomorrow night that would make bullying and cyberbullying a misdemeanor.
Airbnb'S Value Estimated At $10 Billion After New Round Of Investments
The sharing economy is increasingly seeping into everyday life across genres and interests as Silicon Valley companies cut out the middlemen and cash in on their ability to connect people and resources.
US-POLITICS-SUPREME COURT-PRAYER
Today, in a ruling that split the justices 5-4, the Supreme Court ruled city council meetings across the country are legally allowed to include explicitly sectarian prayer.
Berlin Draws Summer Tourists
If you’re following the golden rules of online travel booking, you’re already buying flights on Tuesdays and making sure your plane takes off Wednesday. But the old tricks aren’t as money-saving as they used to be (and sometimes, none at all).
Once considered property, now pets can own their own. In fact, cats and dogs now have more rights and protections than any other animal in the country. In his new book, pet lover and award-winning journalist David Grimm explores the evolution of the status of our four-legged friends, from their wild origins to their current elevated status.

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