Archive for January 10th, 2017

LA County votes to set up its own immigrant affairs office

Local | | January 10 2017, 6:24 PM

The multilingual office would coordinate and streamline access to services for immigrants, county officials say.

Brown's budget calls for build-up of rainy day fund

Politics | | January 10 2017, 6:09 PM

Gov. Jerry Brown prepares to announce his budget proposal Tuesday against a backdrop of lower state revenues and threats of federal funding cuts.

Rain hits LA, with 2 more storms on the way

Environment & Science | | January 10 2017, 6:07 PM

The rainfall in SoCal has been above average for some regions in Greater Los Angeles, a trend that will continue this week as two storm systems move through the area.

Will Donald Trump revisit discredited vaccine/autism theory?

Health | | January 10 2017, 6:07 PM

Vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says Trump asked him to chair a vaccine panel. A Trump spokeswoman says the president-elect might create an autism commission.

Garcetti holds commanding lead in campaign fundraising

Politics | | January 10 2017, 6:00 PM

Contributions to city and school board candidates in Los Angeles have zoomed past $8 million, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday.

Watch: President Obama's farewell address (plus fact-checking)

Politics | | January 10 2017, 5:41 PM

President Obama follows a tradition dating back to George Washington. Over the years, presidents have offered warnings about partisanship, praised balance of power and shared regrets.

Jeff Sessions faces attorney general confirmation hearing

Politics | | January 10 2017, 5:06 PM

Sessions says he's not a racist and that he's been unfairly "caricatured." He forcefully defended his record, saying he "did not" harbor the "racial animosities" of which he's been accused.

Did Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council official misspend funds?

Politics | | January 10 2017, 3:48 PM

The group's treasurer resigned and reimbursed the city more than $27,000 to cover expenditures the L.A. City Clerk found questionable.

360° video: Travel to the moon with David Bowie

Environment & Science | | January 10 2017, 3:40 PM

See panoramic views of a trip to the moon in Skunk Bear's latest video. It's a journey that spans David Bowie's long career — and his greatest hits serve as the soundtrack.

George Lucas art museum coming to Los Angeles

Arts & Entertainment | | January 10 2017, 3:22 PM

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is officially coming to Los Angeles. It was previously announced that it was down to L.A. and San Francisco for which city would land the museum.

Dylann Roof sentenced to death

Crime & Justice | | January 10 2017, 2:42 PM

Dylann Roof, 22, murdered nine people in the basement of a historically black church in Charleston, S.C. He told the jury that prosecutors "don't know what real real hatred looks like."

Reporter who broke the story of start of WWII dies at 105

US & World | | January 10 2017, 2:12 PM

As an activist, Clare Hollingworth saved thousands of refugees from Hitler's forces. Then, a few days into her career as a reporter, she uncovered the scoop of a lifetime: Germany was invading Poland.

San Bernardino shooter's brother pleads guilty to immigration fraud

Crime & Justice | | January 10 2017, 1:39 PM

The brother of the male attacker in the 2015 San Bernardino mass shooting that left 14 dead pleaded guilty Tuesday to immigration fraud.

Canadian company buys American Apparel. What's next?

Business & Economy | | January 10 2017, 12:26 PM

The label most associated with American clothing manufacturing has been bought by a Canadian company. What will happen to American Apparel's 3500 L.A. workers?

Nominee for California attorney general clears 1st hurdle

Politics | | January 10 2017, 12:25 PM

An Assembly committee controlled by Democrats voted 6-3 along party lines to support Becerra, a Los Angeles-area Democrat and the highest-ranking Latino in Congress.

Federal prosecutors will retry former LA sheriff Lee Baca

Crime & Justice | | January 10 2017, 12:08 PM

Baca was first tried on obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges last month, but the case ended in a mistrial because jurors could not come to a consensus. Eleven of the 12 wanted to acquit him on the charges. The new trial will begin Feb. 21.

Scientists predict star collision visible to the naked eye in 2022

Environment & Science | | January 10 2017, 7:05 AM

If it happens, it would be the first time such an event was predicted by scientists. They say two stars in the constellation Cygnus will eventually merge and explode.

Southbound I-405 reopens after wild police chase

Local | | January 10 2017, 6:52 AM

All southbound lanes had been closed overnight for an investigation after an attempted murder suspect led police on a chase.

Warmer oceans could boost the toxins in your shellfish dinner

Health | | January 10 2017, 6:48 AM

A new study finds a link between warming waters and a dangerous neurotoxin that builds up in species like Dungeness crab, clams and mussels — and harms us if we eat them.

Beverly Hills tunneling moving closer to reality with Purple Line funds

Local | | January 10 2017, 5:00 AM

With new federal funding for the second phase of the Purple Line, planned construction under Beverly Hills High is again stirring controversy.

Meals on Wheels becoming doctors' 'eyes and ears'

Health | | January 10 2017, 5:00 AM

The program is formalizing the health checks its volunteers already carry out through partnerships with insurers, hospitals and health systems.

LA County to expand Sheriff's mental evaluation teams

Crime & Justice | | January 10 2017, 5:00 AM

The department has just 10 mental evaluation teams. Response times often top half an hour. Supervisors OK'ed a plan to expand the number to 23, and create a 24-hour triage desk.

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Lawmakers, budget watchers’ first look at Governor Brown’s 2017-2018 state budget proposal

| January 10 2017, 10:51 AM

California Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year today and for the first time in four years, it projects a deficit of about $1.6 billion.

Gender neutral parenting debate fueled by conflicting analysis of scientific data

| January 10 2017, 10:50 AM

With growing awareness of gender fluidity in children (see this month's National Geographic for instance), neuroscientists such as Debra Soh are pushing back against the corresponding trend of gender-neutral parenting.

First Trump nominee confirmation hearing underway

| January 10 2017, 10:49 AM

It's Day One of Senate confirmation hearings for Donald Trump's cabinet nominees.

Why saying sorry is so hard sometimes

| January 10 2017, 10:49 AM

I’m sorry: these simple words can also be the most powerful ones in the English language.

How sex workers might advertise now that Backpage adult section has shut down

| January 10 2017, 10:48 AM

The shutdown of the adult section on, one of the biggest classified ads sites in the world, took sex workers across the country by surprise on Monday.

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Is NASA focusing too much on asteroid missions?

| January 10 2017, 3:14 PM

Many scientists are voicing concerns that NASA is becoming much too focused on asteroid related missions. Are asteroid projects taking away from planet exploration?

2 ways President Obama will leave his mark on California

| January 10 2017, 1:47 PM

The President found some of his strongest support in the Golden State, and his legacy will continue to ripple up and down the coast long after he's gone.

Why moms of middle schoolers have it the hardest

| January 10 2017, 1:12 PM

A recent study finds that the hardest time for mothers isn't when they're new moms, but later, when their kids are in middle school.

How Trump's pick to head Justice Department could affect immigration in CA

| January 10 2017, 9:37 AM

The Senate kicks off confirmation hearings today for top posts in the Trump Administration, including at the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security.

Latin American music from Café Tacuba, Diana Fuentes and more

| January 10 2017, 9:33 AM

This week we've got new music from Latin America from our new music experts. The legendary Café Tacuba is back and Diana Fuentes has some new sounds too.

The search for a lost city began with Pasadena

Local | | January 10 2017, 9:22 AM

Filmmaker Steve Elkins wanted to find a lost city in Central America. He didn't start his search with a flight there, but with a drive to JPL in Pasadena.

The Frame

'Love is Love' rallies entertainment industry to help Orlando shooting victims

Arts & Entertainment | | January 10 2017, 3:46 PM

Matt Bomer, JK Rowling and Patton Oswalt are just some of collaborators on the comic book anthology created to benefit victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.

The LA-centric music of Issa Rae's 'Insecure'

Arts & Entertainment | | January 10 2017, 3:06 PM

Music supervisor Kier Lehman worked with Solange Knowles to create a soundtrack for HBO's "Insecure." It includes big names like Kendrick Lamar and independent artists too.

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