Archive for July 8th, 2014


The commissioner of the CHP says he was shocked and concerned by video of one of his officers repeatedly punching a woman he had pinned on the side of an L.A. freeway.
Santa Ana Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a man who stole a 15-year-old girl's iPhone, setting off a chain of events that ended in her death.

Pier 'ambassador' reacts to post-shark attack fishing ban

Manhattan Beach officials want to look at safety issues after Saturday's shark bite incident. The shark had broken free from a fishing line moments before the attack.
Clippers Sterling Basketball
Sterling was testy during his 90-minute appearance Tuesday afternoon, calling doctors who declared him to have Alzheimer's disease as "hired guns."
Students Attend College And Career Convention In Los Angeles
An estimated 10,000 L.A. residents started work this week through the Hire L.A. program, which places teenagers and young adults in summer jobs.
port of los angeles la
Nearly 1,000 dockworkers walked off their jobs Tuesday at the massive ports of L.A. and Long Beach, disrupting international cargo before a mediator ordered them back.
New Harry Potter story
A 1,500-word story posted on the author's Pottermore website is the first update since "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was published in 2007.
California state officials don't plan to cite fishermen who hooked a great white shark that bit a swimmer near the Manhattan Beach pier.
Brazil v Germany: Semi Final - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Germany beat Brazil in today's World Cup semifinal for a final score of 7 to 1. The German team scored five goals in 29 minutes.
Nakal Longolio Acii, 9, had to stay several weeks at a Guinea worm clinic in Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan, while health workers coaxed the parasite out of her leg.

Going, going, almost gone: A worm verges on extinction

There were only 17 cases of Guinea worm in the first five months of this year, the Carter Center reported Monday, that's a 75 percent reduction from last year.
Red Light Cameras HFR

Riverside weighs whether to end red light traffic cameras

The Riverside City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to get rid of the city's red light traffic cameras.
Six Flags Magic Mountain coaster derail
Four people were injured and about two dozen others stranded late Monday after the Ninja coaster slightly derailed. All riders were removed after about three hours.
134-Foot-High Thermometer, Billed As World's Tallest Thermometer Up For Sale

World's tallest thermometer to light up again in Baker

You can catch the "soft-lighting" of the attraction Thursday. The event will commemorate the 101st anniversary of the hottest recorded day on Earth — 134 degrees in Death Valley.
Ford Recalls Over 1 Million SUV's
Ford is recalling 100,566 vehicles in North America for various safety defects. No injuries related to the defects have been reported.
Detainees sleep and watch television in a holding cell where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed at a U.S. Customs facility in Nogales, Texas.
The White House says the money would help increase the detention, care and transportation of unaccompanied children and includes extra to help fight wildfires in the West.

For-profit Corinthian Colleges to sell campuses, close others

The giant for-profit college chain will unwind after the Department of Education cut off its access to federal money.
Monticello Fire
More than 1,900 firefighters battling the blaze by Tuesday morning gained on its front end as temperatures soared past 100 degrees, according to CalFire.
Israeli soldiers stand on their tanks near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza with more than 50 strikes overnight after Hamas militants fired scores of rockets over the border.

Israel expands attacks on Hamas in Gaza

Responding to recent rocket attacks, Israel conducts airstrikes and calls up reservists. It's also planning ground operations.
Referee Mark Geiger will be the U.S. presence at the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday.

World Cup: How one American referee is making history

Referee Mark Geiger is making history with his selection as the fourth official in the game between Brazil and Germany. It's the first time a U.S. referee has been used this late in a World Cup.


Immigration Overload California
While they reported favorable conditions at the shelter, they said more needs to be done for children and families fleeing growing violence in Central America
Bobby Shriver and Sheila Kuehl are locked in hotly contested race that's expected to draw big money from super PACs in the November runoff.
Amidst the scandals enveloping the VA, Maureen Gerwig says a local VA facility provided great service to her husband as he dealt with cancer, heart disease, and Hepatitis C.
Orange County Asian population
The number of unemployed Asian Americans countywide jumped 123 percent from 2007 to 2011, according to census numbers.
Immigration Overload
President Obama has requested almost $4 billion in emergency funds to deal with the mass migration of unaccompanied minors arriving from Central America. This and more.
Tuesday's drought news makes you question whether waiting so long in the drive-thru line will continue to be worth it.
US Capitol
Today is Tuesday, July 8 and headlines include an app that highlights money in politics, Mayor Garcetti's thoughts on his first year, and another sentencing delay for a state senator.



Episode: AirTalk for July 8, 2014
The way we listen to music is always changing -- from records to tapes to CD's to MP3's, music is something people devote time to, it’s at the forefront and in the background of our lives.
Vice President Biden Addresses U.S. Conference Of Mayors In Las Vegas

LA rejects the Feds with no more ICE holds

The City of LA will no longer hold inmates longer than their jail time despite detention requests, or “I.C.E. holds” from the the US Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) department.
El Rancho High School counselor Delia Madera in her office.
The El Rancho Unified School District has voted to require ethnic studies courses as a requirement for graduation, becoming the first school district in the state to do so. The requirement goes into effect in the 2015-16 school year.
Undocumented Immigrants To U.S. Repatriated To Guatemala
Unprecedented numbers of children immigrating illegally to the U.S. have overwhelmed the border and filled processing centers.
job application check box checkbox employment
This week a new law, AB 218 went into effect in the state of California that “bans the box” on all public job applications asking whether or not a job applicant has been convicted of a crime.
The so-called "employer mandate" won't go into effect until 2015; implementation has been delayed twice already.

Take Two

Episode: LAPD immigration, Washington pot, Freeway Rick Ross and more
Pope Francis Holds His Weekly General Audience
Last week, the Vatican formally recognized the International Association of Exorcists. It's a group of 250 Catholic priests who claim to cast out demons from humans.
The eastern Grand Canyon was about half-carved (to the level of the red cliffs above the hiker) from 15 million to 25 million years ago, an analysis published Sunday suggests. But the inner gorge was likely scooped out by the Colorado River in just the pa
A new report finds that "extreme" climate change has arrived at one of America's favorite places to escape to: our national parks.
Drought Drilling
In the middle of the California drought — one of the worst in recorded history — you'd think that scientists and water policy experts would have full access to all state records that contain information about the state's groundwater supply, a precious resource.
Advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws in Washington D.C. said Monday that they had collected more than twice the votes needed to get a measure on the November ballot that would decriminalize pot possession.

Grand Canyon development plan causes controversy

Imagine riding a gondola right down to the floor of the Grand Canyon, gliding quickly by caravans of hikers on the backs of mules, taking in all of the beauty that the canyon has to offer.
A blind pianist, a country music legend, the reboot of a Latin label in New York and an Argentinean electro-pop band. It's all about the new music here on Tuesday Reviewsday.

The untold story of drug kingpin 'Freeway' Rick Ross

Freeway Rick Ross was a cocaine kingpin in the '80s and early '90s, whose empire spanned across the U.S. Until it all came crashing down
Activists Protest Processing Of Undocumented Immigrants In California Town

Community orgs. provide aid to busloads of undocumented immigrants

Protestors have been gathering in the city of Murrieta, southeast of Los Angeles. They're upset with the federal government's diversion of undocumented immigrants for processing there and they appear to have stopped the program for now.
ICE Holds Immigrants At Adelanto Detention Facility
This year, the LAPD has gotten 733 requests for ICE detainers and granted about 300 of them, or some 40 percent, according to Chief Charlie Beck. With the city's new policy, that rate will likely drop further.

USC film school teams up with State Dept. for doc festival

For the third year, the U.S. State Department is funding the University of Southern California's American Film Showcase, a $3.3 million program.
First Retail Marijuana Stores Open In Washington State
Washington State yesterday began issuing licenses to vendors and today they'll be open for business. For more we're joined by Derek Wang, editor at the public radio station KUOW in Seattle.

LAPD Museum houses history of city's dark side

In the trendy northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park, on one end of York Boulevard you’ll find record stores, cafes and hipster boutiques. On the other end you’ll find the Los Angeles Police Museum.

Could childhood trauma lead to a misdiagnosis of ADHD?

According to a new study, One in nine — that's 6.4 million — U.S. children currently has a diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
California Prisons Solitary
Today marks one year since 30,000 California state prisoners began a hunger strike to protest the solitary confinement conditions faced by inmates.


The social worker who saved Taylor Orci from child abuse

"Sweetheart, this man wants to ask you some questions," my dad said as he knelt down and looked me in the eyes so intensely I thought I would shatter into pieces.
Sophia Loren and 400 of her closest friends are in Napa next weekend for her 80th birthday. LA restauranteur Piero Selvaggio is cooking something special.

Low-Emission Camels

Why camelburgers may be in your future

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