Archive for July 8th, 2014

Commissioner says CHP 'wounded' after freeway beating

Crime & Justice | | July 08 2014, 7:06 PM

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.

Stolen iPhone leads to 15-year-old girl's death

Crime & Justice | | July 08 2014, 6:04 PM

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

Local | | July 08 2014, 5:45 PM

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 sale trial: Donald Sterling denounces doctor's Alzheimer's claims

Crime & Justice | | July 08 2014, 5:34 PM

Sterling was testy during his 90-minute appearance Tuesday afternoon, calling doctors who declared him to have Alzheimer's disease as "hired guns."

Thousands of young Angelenos start work through Hire LA program

Politics | | July 08 2014, 5:31 PM

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.

Labor dispute briefly shuts Los Angeles, Long Beach ports

Business & Economy | | July 08 2014, 5:06 PM

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.

JK Rowling writes new Harry Potter story, fans lose minds

Arts & Entertainment | | July 08 2014, 4:36 PM

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.

Fishermen who hooked shark in Manhattan Beach won't be cited

Crime & Justice | | July 08 2014, 3:22 PM

California state officials don't plan to cite fishermen who hooked a great white shark that bit a swimmer near the Manhattan Beach pier.

World Cup: Germany pummels Brazil 7-1 (Plus: Sad Brazil faces)

Business & Economy | | July 08 2014, 1:09 PM

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.

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

Environment & Science | | July 08 2014, 12:28 PM

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.

Riverside weighs whether to end red light traffic cameras

Local | | July 08 2014, 11:56 AM

The Riverside City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to get rid of the city's red light traffic cameras.

Six Flags' Ninja coaster closed after crash with tree

Local | | July 08 2014, 11:52 AM

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.

World's tallest thermometer to light up again in Baker

Local | | July 08 2014, 11:03 AM

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 recalling 100,566 vehicles for safety issues

Business & Economy | | July 08 2014, 9:34 AM

Ford is recalling 100,566 vehicles in North America for various safety defects. No injuries related to the defects have been reported.

Obama seeks $3.7B to deal with border kids, fight wildfires (updated)

Politics | | July 08 2014, 8:39 AM

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

Education | | July 08 2014, 8:25 AM

The giant for-profit college chain will unwind after the Department of Education cut off its access to federal money.

Monticello Fire: Chronic dryness hinders fight; containment at 55 pct.

Local | | July 08 2014, 8:24 AM

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.

Israel expands attacks on Hamas in Gaza

US & World | | July 08 2014, 7:20 AM

Responding to recent rocket attacks, Israel conducts airstrikes and calls up reservists. It's also planning ground operations.

World Cup: How one American referee is making history

Arts & Entertainment | | July 08 2014, 7:02 AM

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.

California lawmakers tour Ventura County child migrant shelter, call for refugee status

Multi-American | | July 08 2014, 7:37 PM

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

Duran endorses Shriver for powerful LA county supervisors seat

Represent! | | July 08 2014, 2:26 PM

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.

A widow's tale: How the VA helped my husband...and me

Impatient | | July 08 2014, 1:03 PM

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.

As Asian-American population grows in OC, so do needs

Multi-American | | July 08 2014, 12:45 PM

The number of unemployed Asian Americans countywide jumped 123 percent from 2007 to 2011, according to census numbers.

In immigration news: Obama requests emergency funding, LAPD won't comply on ICE detainers, court blocks AZ license order, more

Multi-American | | July 08 2014, 10:57 AM

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.

California Drought News: My burger, my burrito, my poor wallet

Pacific Swell | | July 08 2014, 8:49 AM

Tuesday's drought news makes you question whether waiting so long in the drive-thru line will continue to be worth it.

Maven's Morning Coffee: App shines light on money in politics

Represent! | | July 08 2014, 8:01 AM

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.

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Audiophiles and background listeners: how do you listen to music?

| July 08 2014, 11:13 AM

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.

LA rejects the Feds with no more ICE holds

| July 08 2014, 10:54 AM

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 Unified's new curriculum requirement revives debate over role of ethnic studies

| July 08 2014, 10:51 AM

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.

Immigrants or refugees? The law complicating deportation of Central American children

| July 08 2014, 10:47 AM

Unprecedented numbers of children immigrating illegally to the U.S. have overwhelmed the border and filled processing centers.

New law gives ex-felons better chance at a job, but some say it doesn’t go far enough

| July 08 2014, 10:36 AM

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.

With implementation twice delayed, should the employer mandate be dropped from Obamacare?

| July 08 2014, 10:09 AM

The so-called "employer mandate" won't go into effect until 2015; implementation has been delayed twice already.

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Vatican officially recognizes international association of exorcists

| July 08 2014, 10:35 AM

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.

Study: How climate change affects National Parks across the US

| July 08 2014, 10:32 AM

A new report finds that "extreme" climate change has arrived at one of America's favorite places to escape to: our national parks.

Even in drought, key Calfornia data on water wells remains restricted

| July 08 2014, 10:31 AM

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.

Proposed ballot measure would decriminalize pot possession in DC

| July 08 2014, 10:25 AM

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

| July 08 2014, 9:20 AM

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.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Henry Butler, Cowboy Jack Clement, Fania and Miranda

Arts & Entertainment | | July 08 2014, 9:15 AM

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

| July 08 2014, 9:11 AM

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

Community orgs. provide aid to busloads of undocumented immigrants

| July 08 2014, 9:09 AM

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.

Los Angeles to require judicial oversight for ICE holds

| July 08 2014, 9:09 AM

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

| July 08 2014, 9:08 AM

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.

Washington State's legal pot shops open for business

US & World | | July 08 2014, 9:08 AM

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

Arts & Entertainment | | July 08 2014, 9:07 AM

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?

| July 08 2014, 9:07 AM

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.

What's changed in the year since California's inmate hunger strike?

| July 08 2014, 9:06 AM

Today marks one year since 30,000 California state prisoners began a hunger strike to protest the solitary confinement conditions faced by inmates.

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The social worker who saved Taylor Orci from child abuse

Crime & Justice | | July 08 2014, 1:04 PM

"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.

RECIPE: LA restauranteur Piero Selvaggio cooks for Sophia Loren's 80th

| July 08 2014, 12:00 PM

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.

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Low-Emission Camels

| July 08 2014, 6:00 AM

Why camelburgers may be in your future