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Archive for August 12th, 2014
A 12-year-old girl who was pulled from a Hollywood motel pool along with her mother and brother has died. The girl's mother remains in serious condition.
Authorities say a Southern California man admits he stabbed his parents and two young children to death in their Goleta home.
A British cheesemonger wants to translate a French guide to raw milk microbiology into English. She says it can change our approach to cheese flavor and safety.
Concerned that a "petty political fight" could jeopardize a money-saving contract at the DWP, the LA City Council tried to broker a compromise Tuesday.
Obama says that while the shooting death of the teenager has prompted "strong passions," people should remember him through "reflection and understanding."
Health officials in San Bernardino County are enlisting chickens to provide an early warning for West Nile virus, which is commonly spread by mosquitoes.
The company pleaded no contest to corporate criminal liability in the 2009 death of an employee at an East Los Angeles distribution center.
Danny Deraney, a publicist for Kasem's daughter Kerri, told The Associated Press in an email Tuesday that Kasem's children are discussing their next steps with authorities.
The Los Angeles City Council approved the multimillion dollar settlement, affecting more than 1,000 current and former garbage truck drivers.
Three trapped firefighters had to deploy their personal fire shelters as a rapid wind shift sent a Northern California wildfire burning over their location Monday. All three survived with no serious injuries.
A Spanish missionary priest being treated for Ebola died Tuesday in a Madrid hospital amid a worldwide debate over who should get experimental Ebola treatments.
A retired principal and administrator - and teacher's union favorite - was elected to represent South L.A. in the school board, replacing a member who died unexpectedly.
LA judge says California - not school districts - are on the hook for making sure no English learner students fall through the cracks.
L.A. County supervisors have signed a letter imploring the governor to intervene in the cleanup of contamination around the Exide Technologies plant in Vernon.
An independent report looks into the shooting death of the unarmed college student by Pasadena police officers, but the city wants to withhold portions of it from the public.
In immigration news: What executive action may look like, immigration court problems, Latinos and race, moreMulti-American | | August 12 2014, 11:17 AM
President Obama is expected to take some kind of executive action on immigration by the end of the summer, and it could take a few different forms. This and more.
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 12 and headlines include police Chief Beck's reappointment, Councilman Jose Huizar's campaign funds, and could high-speed rail be California's future?
A loan program from a nonprofit in the San Francisco Bay area is helping child care providers weather the uncertainties of waiting for state reimbursement.
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck has been reappointed for a second five-year term by a 4-1 vote of the L.A. Police Commission.
His comic energy burst into America's living rooms nearly 40 years ago as the alien Mork on planet Earth learning a range of human emotions.
In just a few weeks, college freshmen will move into their dorm rooms and begin a new chapter in the way they live: cohabitating with a roommate.
What kind of noise do you live with? How do you cope with noise in your surroundings?
There’s been a curious trend of ESPN silencing its hosts when it comes to the case of Ray Rice, the NFL football player who was suspended for 2 games after security camera footage caught what appeared to be the aftermath of a physical altercation between Rice and his fiancee.
FICO and the major credit bureaus have announced significant changes in assessing consumer debt.
The Loh Down On Science
Of stressed out mice and men
Workers are taking out soil from a home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. The dirt is laced with potentially harmful lead dust, part of a cleanup ordered by state regulators. Southern California Public Radio's Molly Peterson says the lead battery recycler, Exide Technologies, is picking up the tab.
To weigh in as to whether or not complaining is a good thing, Take Two is joined by Joanna Wolfe, a professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.
Robin Williams may be known best for his work on the small and silver screens, but he was also a staple in the stand up comedy scene. Comedians at The Laugh Factory, where Williams had been performing for more than three decades, paid tribute last night. Jamie Masada, the owner of the venue, talked to Take Two about Williams.
Nearly 23-hundred lifers have been paroled in California over the past five years. That's more than three times the number in the previous 17 years combined. For the first time, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, or CDCR, is offering classes aimed at lifers.
California spent two-billion dollars last year providing preschool and childcare to over one-million low-income kids. KPCC'S Deepa Fernandes discovered California's bureaucracy can make it difficult for smaller childcare providers to actually provide.
It's nearly impossible to do justice to his manic genius and his constant reinvention. From standup, to television sit-coms, to movies, both funny and dramatic, there was hardly a corner of the entertainment cosmos where Robin Williams didn't leave his mark.
It's a bleak scenario in the Middle East. How effective has U.S. policy has been in the area? What are its prospects for the future?
Joining us this week are Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes.
As health officials fight to contain the deadly Ebola virus, the picture of how the disease spread so rapidly, and how officials failed to respond effectively, is emerging. One factor experts looking at is the changing lifestyle in West African countries, where increasing travel and urbanization is posing new risks to the spread of disease.
Commit a crime in America, and you'd expect that the police will hunt you down wherever you are. But to escape the hand of justice, sometimes all you have to do is cross the county line where law enforcement won't pursue fugitives who are just a short drive away.
The race to develop a vaccine for the Ebola virus might conjure up an image of doctors and drug makers rushing furiously out of good will to find a treatment. But in reality, it's more of a business transaction.
Secretary of State John Kerry urged Iraq's new leaders to work quickly to form an inclusive government, adding that the US is prepared to offer the country significant additional aid in the fight against a group of militants calling itself the Islamic State.
The media coverage of the police shooting of an unarmed eighteen year-old outside of St. Louis prompted an interesting phenomenon on Twitter.