Archive for June 25th, 2014



Santa Monica bans e-cigarettes in bars, restaurants

The Santa Monica City Council voted Tuesday to regulate e-cigarettes in the same way as normal cigarettes, which means they'll be banned from bars, clubs and restaurants.
The addition of the 'Star Wars' creator's museum of art and movie memorabilia will give Chicago a museum campus as impressive as the Smithsonian, Emanuel said.
House Republican Leaders Speak To Media After Republican Conference Meeting
The House will vote next month on authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Obama of failing to carry out laws passed by Congress, Boehner announced Wednesday.
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The justices say cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest. How will this affect L.A.?
It's the stuff of stars, planets and sci-fi dreams. So why haven't we been able to power U.S. cities using nuclear fusion? KPCC's Crawford Family will discuss.
San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants' Tim Lincecum threw a no-hitter against San the San Diego Padres for second time in 12 months on Wednesday.
Dodger Stadium beating trial

Bryan Stow, fan injured at Dodger Stadium, attends trial

Bryan Stow was brought to court in a wheelchair Wednesday morning as jurors listened to a security expert's recorded deposition.
Shooting outside Westin near LAX

1 dead in shooting outside hotel near LAX

The shooting took place just after noon outside the Westin Hotel on Century Boulevard, though it wasn't clear where the incident started.
Actor Eli Wallach, seen here in "For Whom the Bell Tolls" on CBS show Playhouse 90 in 1959, has died at the age of 98.
For decades, Eli Wallach won fans by bringing humanity and humor to roles that pitted him as a villain against titans such as Clint Eastwood and Steve McQueen.
Utah's attorney general plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a ruling Wednesday that found states must allow gay couples to marry.
Google Hosts Its Annual I/O Developers Conference

Google I/O: With big news for Android, are you sold?

As the Internet giant's Android operating system stretches into cars, homes and smartwatches, this year's annual confab will expand on its usual focus on smartphones and tablets.
peacock peafowl injured
The peacock, whom authorities have named "Flipper," was discovered by a resident on Buckskin Lane, the same place where other birds have been found dead.
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

Federal highway funding runs out this summer

Congress is split over how to fund highway and bridge repair. Lawmakers running out of time: funding runs out this summer.
Tony Dorsett
The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge worried the money could run out sooner than expected.
Food Bank For New York City's Can-Do Awards Celebrating 30 Years Of Service To NYC - Inside
ABC says Diane Sawyer is stepping down as its evening news anchor, to be replaced by David Muir. The network said Sawyer will concentrate on interviews and specials.
Students walk past an entrance to the Un
The co-founder of Qualcomm and his wife have donated $15 million to the University of Southern California to support Holocaust research and to engineering school professorships.
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US economy shrank at steep 2.9 percent rate in Q1

The U.S. economy shrank at a steep annual rate of 2.9 percent in the first quarter as a harsh winter contributed to the biggest contraction since the recession five years ago.
The justices said Wednesday by a 6-3 vote that Aereo Inc. is violating the broadcasters' copyrights by taking the signals for free.
Asian Tiger Mosquito

Crews spray pesticides targeting mosquitoes

Spraying began after midnight Wednesday and wrapped up around 5 a.m. in infested neighborhoods of Arcadia, South El Monte and an unincorporated area north of El Monte.

California beaches cleaner after drier winter

The Natural Resources Defense Council places California’s beaches 11th among 30 U.S. coastal states in meeting federal pollution standards.
Bessie and Edie Shigekawa of West Los Angeles
Doctors are reluctant to talk about end-of-life issues: it's emotionally draining, and they don't like to admit that their patients will die.
Los Angeles parking meter malfunction

Parking in LA: Where is it worst?

Hunting for—and failing to find—a parking spot is one of the things we Angelenos share. And it's one of the things we hate about living here: We know to allow an extra 15 minutes if we don't have a designated spot and want to come close to being on time. Where do you think parking is the worst in L.A.?
Olympic Day at KPCC

Olympic Day at KPCC: A film reflects on 2012 US cyclists' win

For the fifth year in a row, the Crawford Family Forum at KPCC is the site of Pasadena’s annual Olympic Day celebration.


U.S. Immigration And Customs Officials Deport Undocumented El Salvadorians
The California Attorney General has issued a new memo to law enforcement urging compliance with the TRUST Act, a new state law that limits who state and local cops can hold for deportation.
The count was requested by a board member of a local Tea Party group, and the first day's $6,000 cost was paid for by the Lesli Gooch campaign.
There's still no dollar figure attached to it, but a bill that would expand California's film and television tax credit program has passed a Senate committee.
A year after the sweeping immigration reform bill presented by the bipartisan 'Gang of Eight' cleared the Senate, there's little chance of an immigration overhaul happening. This and more.
Dr. Martha Twaddle talks to a patient and strokes her hair during a visit at the Midwest Palliative and Hospice CareCenter in Skokie, Ill., in 2012.
Two doctors who helped write end-of-life guidelines for physicians admit that even they have trouble having end-of-life conversations with their patients.
TV-Warm Weather Viewing
When FX announced it would air a series about a Middle Eastern family called "Tyrant," some wondered how the network would carry it off. The verdict after last night's premiere? Not good.
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California Drought News: Dust in the 'Salad Bowl'

Three years of unrelenting drought have taken their toll on California's Central Valley, says KPIX in San Francisco.
FBI Raid San Francisco
Today is Wednesday, June 25 and headlines include an end to a state Senate ethics bill, the start of Summer Night Lights, and an effort to end wage theft.
Iranian Americans are a diverse group, spiritually and otherwise. But soccer brings them together.



Episode: AirTalk for June 25, 2014
Supreme Court Delivers Decisions Against Aereo And Rules In Favor Of Cellphone Privacy
In a rare 9-0 ruling, the Supreme Court has ruled that police can not search smartphones of those they arrest, unless they have warrant.
Bessie and Edie Shigekawa of West Los Angeles
The way you want to be treated: conversation about end of life care: Talking about a serious illness, the process of aging, treatments and hospice care can all be a trying experience.
How much did media coverage shift the outcome of sensational trials like that of OJ Simpson or Casey Anthony? Those are some of the questions trial consultant Richard Gabriel has grappled with throughout his nearly thirty-year career. He joins AirTalk to turn some of the most infamous cases in recent memory on their heads.
Supreme Court Hears Case Pinning Startup Internet TV Company Aereo Against Major Broadcast Networks

Aereo decision shapes future of cable cord-cutting

It’s a red-letter day for broadcasters, who won a six-to-three Supreme Court decision against TV streaming service Aereo.

Take Two®

Episode: Aereo illegal, LGBT issues, Quantic's new album and more
Google Hosts Its Annual I/O Developers Conference
Right now in Silicon Valley, the company is announcing some big changes to the system as part of their annual product developers conference

World Cup 2014: LA's Persian community rallies around team Iran

The World Cup has become a rallying point for Iranian American soccer fans. L.A.'s large Persian community is diverse, with ex-pats from different religious and cultural backgrounds.

Supreme Court rules Aereo's business practices are illegal

In a 6-to-3 decision, the justices ruled that the TV streaming service Aereo's business model is illegal. Here to explain what that means for you is KPCC's business reporter Ben Bergman.
After six years of living and working in Colombia, British DJ and producer Will Holland, also known as Quantic, is back with a brand new album called "Magnetica."
In a major ruling on privacy and cell phones, the Supreme Court ruled today that police need to get a warrant before searching the cell phones of those arrested.
New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows dramatic increases in breast cancer detection with 3D mammograms that have the ability to give more detailed pictures and lower the number of false positives.
Sather Gate UC Berkeley
A report from the California State Auditor's office finds that California public universities don't do enough to train university employees to respond appropriately to incidents of sexual assault.
More than twice as many immigrants come to California from Asia than Latin America. But when their children are steeped in American culture and pick up values different from their home country, they struggle to understand what being LGBT means.
Environmental activist Tom Steyer has vowed to spend $100 million to influence political battles across the U.S. this November. He attends a White House climate change dinner tonight.
Germany v Ghana: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Soccer finally scores big with American audiences, debating the merits and dangers of a "header" and the debate around Lebron's decision to become a free agent. It's time for our weekly look at sports with writers Andy and Brian Kamenetzky.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: You may be surprised by how light and dark make you feel

You may be surprised by how light and dark make you feel

Northwestern researchers get hot and bothered


Do the right thing
The race riots critics said “Do the Right Thing” would cause never materialized. It took the real world, a viral video, and the Rodney King beating to make Spike Lee's prophecy come true.
Brando Skyhorse, author of "The Madonnas of Echo Park," talks with John Rabe about his new memoir, "Take This Man," which details his often-awful upbringing in Echo Park.

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