Archive for July 16th, 2014


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A Los Angeles police officer was arrested and charged with assaulting a detained man using his baton two years ago in downtown L.A., an incident caught on camera.
Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Clippers
A transgender woman found slain in Baltimore is the sibling of L.A. Clippers player Reggie Bullock. She was found dead early Wednesday in an alley in northwest Baltimore.
Financial downturns over the past twenty years have forced many RNs to keep working.This has helped stave off an expected nursing shortage.
Rally Protests Scheduled Execution Of Elderly Inmate
The ruling Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney follows a similar ruling in Northern California that has kept the death penalty on hold in California for years.
President Obama Holds News Conference At The White House
Struggling to defuse the persistent crisis in Ukraine, both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday
Loma Linda Med Center receives $100 million gift
Loma Linda University Health announces a $100 million gift to jump-start a $1.2 billion expansion of its Inland Empire facility.
Darrell Issa has more campaign cash than Kevin McCarthy
Congressional candidates have reported their latest campaign contribution totals to the Federal Election Commission. California's two top republicans have the advantage.
An image from the Six Californias website shows the proposed borders of its plan to slice the state into areas that the plan's backers say would be more manageable.
There have been at least 220 efforts to hack California up into smaller states, with at least five just since 2000. Here's a short list, plus some maps showing how the state could have been split.
Home Sales 09 NorthStar mover carries box into sold home
California home sales continued to slump last month compared to a year earlier as buyers faced tight supply and continued rising prices.
A glass of the seaweed beer created by Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. in Belfast, Maine.

Mainers brew craft beer from seaweed

A craft brewer in Maine is using seaweed to make beer. If the beer takes off, the state's emerging seaweed aquaculture industry may benefit.
Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening

First lady: Vets face 'unacceptable' job barriers (updated)

Obama spoke Wednesday to a crowd of 900 business executives, politicians and community leaders at the Unite for Veterans Summit in Los Angeles.
Bail Set For Former NFL Player Darren Sharper
Former NFL safety Darren Sharper has appeared in a L.A. court but back-to-back hearings on sexual assault allegations he faces were postponed.
State water regulators want to make sure local officials have the authority they need to clamp down on water waste in cities. Violating the new rules could cost you $500.
Garcetti says he will coordinate with federal officials and local nonprofits to help make the city a destination for immigrant children detained after crossing the border.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's new guidance states that employers who allow parental leave must provide it to men and women equally.

EEOC announces tougher rules protecting pregnant workers

Discrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says.

Syria's Assad sworn in for third 7-year presidential term

He was declared the winner of last month's election, which outside observers labeled a sham. Syria is in the midst of a civil war that has created a massive refugee crisis.
Oil Prices Hit Highest Price In Almost A Year

California hearing set on tough oil refinery rules

The Environmental Protection Agency is visiting Wilmington for hearings on a proposal that would clamp down on pollution generated by oil refineries.
Rupert Murdoch
Time Warner said it has no interest in further discussions with Rupert Murdoch's media entertainment giant. It's unclear whether Murdoch will pursue a bid.
Everest Institute in Boston.

Students react to the closure of giant for-profit Corinthian

The for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges is closing or selling most of its 107 campuses and online programs.
215 freeway bridge collapse

215 Freeway reopens following big rig crash, partial bridge collapse

The California Highway Patrol online incident log reported that the northbound lanes of the highway at Nuevo Road, closed since the 10 a.m. Tuesday accident, were re-opened at 5:15 a.m.
chopped trees at anaheim park
Police said in a statement Tuesday that the trees appeared to have been chopped with an axe and left behind either late Monday night or early Tuesday morning at Ronald Reagan Park.


Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" Autograph Signing - Comic-Con International 2013
Writer and vlogger Kiala Kazebee is set to appear at a San Diego Comic-Con panel on women in comics, but she's come under fire for using crowdfunding to pay for her trip.
An elite police officer arrests an alleg
Much of the gang violence that children and families in Central America are fleeing from lately is rooted in the United States, particularly Los Angeles. This and more.
bilingual education
A record number of graduating high schoolers achieved an academic standard known as "biliteracy," jumping from 19,000 students last year to more than 24,000 in 2014.
Ridley-Thomas endorses McDonnell for Sheriff
Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell gains more endorsements in his run for L.A. County Sheriff including Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Gang Crackdown
Much of the gang violence that Central American minors and families are fleeing has roots in the United States, particularly in Los Angeles.
Richard Rios
Three days of costly hand-counting ballots get controller's race also-ran John Perez only seven additional votes. The recount could go on for weeks or months.
TV cameras rolled on location in the L.A. area more this spring than last spring. FilmLA believes television production schedules are shifting.
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Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD gets new chief

Today is Wednesday, July 16 and headlines include the fire department's new chief, the end of the marijuana farmers market, and a decision to shelter undocumented children in LA.
Is it too easy to get in English learning programs in California — and too hard to get out? One Torrance girl has been incorrectly labeled for five years.



Episode: AirTalk for July 16, 2014
85th MLB All Star Game
Summertime means baseball season is well underway. One mark of this is the annual MLB All-Star Game, which just took place yesterday.
Statewide Foie Gras Ban Goes Into Effect Next Week In California
The Supreme Court may consider California’s ban on foie gras after thirteen states banded together to urge a review of the law.
Monday, a chartered plane carrying children and mothers deported from the US landed in the Honduran capital of San Pedro Sula.
Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" Finalist Announcement at NYSE
A cup of cappuccino and a bag of potato chips doesn’t sound like a delicious combination, but the people at Lay’s thinks it could be a winning one.
Empty playground
A South Carolina woman was arrested after her 9-year-old daughter was found playing alone in a park near the McDonalds where her mother works.
Los Angeles Police Foundation's 10th Annual Fundraising Gala
Los Angeles police officers rejected the city's latest contract proposal last week. Union president Tyler Izen told KPCC no one issue was a deal breaker, but said the lack of a cost of living adjustment was "kind of the straw that broke the camel's back in my members' minds."

Take Two

Episode: Texas border patrol, LGBT and the CDC, Veterans wait and more
Kern County ballot box
The first recount in a statewide election in California is underway in Kern County. Teams of lawyers and campaign operatives continue watching over the ballots in the state controller's primary election.
We're smack in the middle of summer which for some means, ROADTRIP! Which is the perfect time to try out the new apps that we have today on App Chat.
Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz.
Much of that gang activity is rooted in the U.S., particularly Los Angeles. For decades, gang members have been deported back to their home countries and taken those affiliations with them.

CDC tracks health and wellness of LGBT Americans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a long anticipated look at the health of Americans that describe themselves as gay, lesbian or bi-sexual.
The sixth annual Downtown Film Festival L.A. continues today with the Little Tokyo-set 1959 film noir "The Crimson Kimono," screening at the Art Deco Oviatt building. Festival co-director Greg Ptacek joins Take Two for a preview.
University of Phoenix
A recent report from the Center for Investigative Reporting has found that GI Bill funds funds don't always help.
85th MLB All Star Game
A Trout maybe swimming up to superstardom, the West maybe baseball's best and is Donald Sterling going to be harder to shake than the NBA thought? This means it's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky.
This week in Iraq, lawmakers took a first step toward forming a new government by naming a new speaker of the parliament.
Ohio Citizens Start To Vote During Early Voting In Presidential Election

Census data shows 4 out of 5 US seniors are white

What happens in politics when people who vote make decisions for a future that's not theirs?
Some have found the spotlight in the midst of a crisis involving thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the border from Central America.
Word Crimes
The video is filled with hilarious imagery intended to help the viewer get a better grip on grammar and why one should care about such things.

California's 'English learner' test for public schools is flawed

If you're enrolling your child in a public school for the first time this fall, be ready to fill out a stack of forms.
Immigrants Processed At The McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas

How the US Border Patrol functions in South Texas

The detention of immigrant activist Jose Antonio Vargas in McAllen, Texas made us does U.S. Customs and Border Patrol function in South Texas?
Nick Greenhouse is too young to vote, but the Seattle high school sophomore taught himself to code and designed Greenhouse, a free browser plug-in that exposes the role money plays in Congress.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Climate of Conquest

Climate and Conquest

You won't believe how Genghis Khan and climate change are related!


Roger Guenveur Smith as "Rodney King"
The life and death of Rodney King is examined on stage by writer/performer Roger Guenveur Smith.

First Person

Dr. Sophia Momand
Momand's work with the homeless is partly driven by her Muslim faith, which stresses the need to actively help others.

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