Archive for September 2nd, 2014


A Los Angeles man accused of leaving a dog to die from the heat inside an abandoned stolen van has been sentenced to more than a year in state prison.
Eric Garcetti
A UC Berkeley study found that 567,000 workers – 37 percent of L.A.'s salaried and hourly non-government workers – would get a raise if the minimum wage is increased to $13.25.
6.0 Earthquake Rattles Northern California

Gov. Brown seeks federal aid for Napa earthquake

In a letter to President Barack Obama Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown asks him to declare a major disaster to release federal emergency funds.
Slide the City
Changes to the proposal have been made to minimize possible traffic congestion and water waste. Those changes include the date, location and water disposal plans.
A Russian capsule that housed a gecko space-sex experiment. The geckos all died.

Russian space experiment on gecko sex goes awry

A returned space capsule was opened to reveal frozen gecko remains inside, disappointing scientists. On the bright side, the fruit flies that were aboard made it.
Music Makes You Smarter
Researchers believe music training played a role in the educational achievements of children in an L.A.-based nonprofit that provides free music lessons to low-income students.
Page County, Va., Sheriff John Thomas received an MRAP for his department in May. "Is it overkill? Yeah, it is. I mean, for our use, it's more armor than we need. But it's free," he says.

Should local police get the military's extra armored trucks?

The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. These huge vehicles aren't always welcome.
Ezell Ford March - 13
The shooting sparked protests outside LAPD headquarters by people who said it was another case of excessive use of force. But witnesses are scarce, says the inspector general.

Gov. Brown mulls bill to curb antibiotic use in livestock

The bill would prevent the use of antibiotics for the fattening of livestock. Farm groups support it; consumer and health advocates say it doesn't go far enough.
iPads jury box
A man who authorities believe strangled dozens of women as he moved from place to place around the country was convicted Tuesday of three 1980s murders in Los Angeles.
Iraqi Army soldiers and volunteers chant slogans against the al-Qaida inspired group Islamic State of Iraq

California congressional leaders weigh in on ISIS

Congress is looking to the president for leadership on the Islamic extremists after a purported beheading of an American journalist.
Apple says it found no evidence of a widespread problem in iCloud or its Find my iPhone service in the hack, which involved photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and others.
Black Police Precinct And Courthouse Museum Recalls Miami's Segregated Past
Orange County Superior Court Judge Scott Steiner and Kern County Superior Court Judge Cory Woodward will remain on the bench despite the censures.
File Photo Of US Journalist Steven Sotloff Held Hostage By Extremists
Sotloff, a journalist, had last been seen in Syria in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group.
Happy Camp Complex fire
The fire is part of 17 blazes sparked in the Happy Camp Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest by lightning strikes from an Aug. 11 thunderstorm.
No love from California

Obama popularity sinks in California

The president comes to California to raise money, play golf, and tie up traffic on the Westside. A new poll shows his popularity has dropped.
The fire was sparked by a traffic collision involving a pickup truck hauling a trailer and a passenger vehicle off the I-15. One person in the truck was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with minor injuries.
dunkin' donuts to california
Dunkin' Donuts arrived in Los Angeles to crowds Tuesday morning. The Santa Monica store is the first Dunkin Donuts full restaurant to open in Southern California.

Humpback whales attracted to California's coast by anchovies

The massive schools of anchovies are drawing Humpback whales to central California coast and they can be seen until early October this year, according to Capital Public Radio.
Homicide investigators believe some of the shootings may be gang related but have not yet linked the incidents.
LAX airplane Americans Begin Traveling Ahead Of Thanksgiving Holiday

Jet with cracked windshield returns to Los Angeles

An American Airlines jet bound for North Texas has safely returned to Los Angeles International Airport after the front windshield cracked. Nobody onboard was hurt.

Captain arrested after boat runs aground in LA

Sheriff's Sgt. G. Montoya says the captain was arrested on suspicion of driving a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to the Associated Press.
Somalia Violence

Targeting Al-Shabab leadership, U.S. launches airstrikes in Somalia

The Pentagon said it was still "assessing the results of the operation." Local Somali officials said the U.S. airstrikes hit near a meeting of the al-Qaida affiliated group.
The Safe Spaces Initiative would create intervention programs within mosques nationwide to thwart violent extremism. LA's counterterrorism chief welcomes the plan.
California drought - generic Farmers Hire Drilling Crew To Search For Water To Irrigate Crops
A new study says climate change will increase the chances that decades long dry spells will hit the Southwest during the next century.
The California Coastal Commission got new authority to fine landowners who block public access to beaches. So far, the agency hasn't issued any citations.


Vergara v California trial
A state appeals court could hear the Vergara v. California verdict next year. At stake are laws giving teachers tenure after two years and wide job protections.
Familes and Children Held In U.S. Customs and Border Protection Processing Facility
Close to 2,000 child migrants were reunited with relatives in LA County since the start of the year.
Orbitz Names LAX As Busiest Airport For 2011 Thanksgiving Travel

Allegiant Air now charging $5 fee for airport check-in

The low-cost carrier says it is pushing passengers toward paperless boarding using their smartphones or tablets and trying to save money.
U.S. Agents Take Undocumented Immigrants Into Custody Near Tex-Mex Border
Federal investigators say they've been unable to substantiate complaints from advocates that unaccompanied minor migrants were mistreated after being taken into custody. This and more.
New numbers suggest LAUSD officials vastly underestimated the number of students facing problems from the district's new digital enrollment system.
Vice President Biden Addresses U.S. Conference Of Mayors In Las Vegas

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti's wage proposal

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 2 and headlines include a minimum wage proposal for Los Angeles, an $8 billion price tag to fix the city's infrastructure, and an endorsement for Elan Carr.
arrowhead water bottle plastic
Demand for bottled water in the Golden State has been booming, but what effect does the industry's use of California's water supply have on the state's drought?
UCLA Dreamers
Some 2,000 'Dreamers' enrolled at UC schools will find added resources, including more financial aid, advisers and services.
Arroyo Seco clean up
One of Los Angeles County's largest homeless camp cleanups in recent years will continue on Tuesday, dismantling between 17 and 20 dwellings near South Pasadena.


The Frame

Episode: Telluride: Ethan Hawke, 'Seymour: An Introduction'
Graham Moore

Telluride: 'The Imitation Game' screenwriter and director make a splash

Director Morten Tyldum and writer Graham Moore discuss their film about WWII British code breaker Alan Turing, who became a hero but then paid for his homosexuality.
The actor explains how the desire to overcome creative pitfalls motivated him to direct the documentary about musician and mentor Seymour Bernstein.


Episode: AirTalk for September 2, 2014
Jerry Brown Delivers California State Of The State Address

Sacramento legislation that survived the last days of session

Among the most contentious bills debated late into the legislative session was a package of laws regulating the pumping of groundwater in California.
Mayor Eric Garcetti is pitching a hike for the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $13.25 an hour. Is it fair to expect businesses to shoulder a steep wage increase?
"X-Men: Days Of Future Past" World Premiere
The leak of celebrity nude photos stolen from iCloud storage has sparked concern about privacy issues and cybersecurity. The large cache of photos include pictures of actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Kirsten Dunst, model Kate Upton, and others.
While many think of retirement as a destination one arrives at after decades of work, for those in the baby boomer generation, it is often just a beginning.
mcdonalds mcdonald's sign
The National Labor Relations Board is considering changes to its definition of what constitutes a “joint employer,” reports the Wall Street Journal. The move could impact millions of temp and freelance workers.

Take Two

Episode: Averting extremism, Internet etiquette, foster kids, leaked celebrity nude photos
The Deep Web is a part of the Internet not accessible by standard Web browsers and search engines.

Celebrity nude photo leak raises Internet etiquette questions

Nude photos of celebrities were leaked online over the weekend. The incident raises questions about personal online etiquette.
Bottled water to be sent to Haiti on Jan

The bottled water industry and California's drought

Some California communities are keeping a closer eye on where their water comes from and where it goes. One concern is bottled water.

Stuart Murdoch on his new film 'God Help The Girl'

Stuart Murdoch of the indie band Belle and Sebastian, joins Alex Cohen in studio to talk about the new film that he wrote/directed called 'God Help The Girl.'
The remains of 25 dinosaurs were found in a single rock slab from northeastern China.

Fossils suggests dinosaurs may have had caretaker roles

One fossil discovered in northeast China has given researchers a lot to ponder and might even indicate some interesting child-rearing trends.
Taylor Swift 1989
This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment, guests Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes join A Martinez in studio.
Francisco Rodriguez, L.A. Community College chancellor
The Los Angeles Community College District is the largest in the nation with its fair share of problems, but Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez is optimistic.
The viral "Ice Bucket Challenge" has brought in $100 million for ALS, but it's also attracted backlash from critics who it's the latest example of 'slacktivism.' What do people with ALS and their families make of the challenge?
A new investigation has revealed foster kids and teenagers in California are being prescribed powerful psychotropic medication at an alarmingly high rate.
Activists Protest Supreme Court Decision On Corporate Political Spending

Mega-donors and the new political landscape

Big money is nothing new in politics but new data shows how several court decisions have paved the way for an unprecedented amount of spending on campaigns.

Mental health organization brings help to northern Iraq

Decades of fighting in Iraq has traumatized many locals, which is why the Trauma Rehabilitation and Training Center has stepped up to treat PTSD and depression patients.

Celebrity nude photos surface, FBI responds

Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities were leaked this weekend. The FBI says it is investigating what may be an underground celebrity nude trading ring.
A Los Angeles-based Muslim civil rights organization wants to introduce an intervention program to diver young American Muslims away from violent extremism.
Coachella Valley mascot

Coachella Valley High School parts with controversial mascot

The bearded, snarling mascot has existed since the 1920s, but did not appear at Coachella Valley High School's season opening football game on Friday.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Scorpitecture


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