Archive for January 10th, 2017


The multilingual office would coordinate and streamline access to services for immigrants, county officials say.
California Budget
Gov. Jerry Brown prepares to announce his budget proposal Tuesday against a backdrop of lower state revenues and threats of federal funding cuts.
LA Rain -

Rain hits LA, with 2 more storms on the way

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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends annual flu vaccination for people 6 months and older.
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.
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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)

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.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, will go before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Jeff Sessions faces attorney general confirmation hearing

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.
Porter Ranch Gas Leak - 3
The group's treasurer resigned and reimbursed the city more than $27,000 to cover expenditures the L.A. City Clerk found questionable.
This episode of "Good Question" takes a trip to the moon accompanied by the music of David Bowie.

360° video: Travel to the moon with David Bowie

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

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 appears via video before a judge, in Charleston, S.C., on June 19, 2015.

Dylann Roof sentenced to death

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."
Veteran British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth, who broke the story that the World War II had begun, celebrates her 100 birthday during a party at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong in 2011. She celebrated her 105th birthday there this past October.

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

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 Attack
The brother of the male attacker in the 2015 San Bernardino mass shooting that left 14 dead pleaded guilty Tuesday to immigration fraud.
The exterior of the American Apparel fac
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?
Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Meets With House Democrats On Capitol HIll

Nominee for California attorney general clears 1st hurdle

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.
Sheriff Baca at court
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 a star collision in the constellation Cygnus.
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.
405 SB lanes shut

Southbound I-405 reopens after wild police chase

All southbound lanes had been closed overnight for an investigation after an attempted murder suspect led police on a chase.
Dungeness crabs for sale at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. California's Dungeness crab season was shut down in 2015, when record high ocean temperatures and lingering toxic algae blooms raised the domoic acid in shellfish to unsafe levels. A new study links dangerously high levels of the neurotoxin to warmer ocean temperatures, suggesting such closures could become more common in the future.

Warmer oceans could boost the toxins in your shellfish dinner

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.
Westside Purple Line Extension
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'

The program is formalizing the health checks its volunteers already carry out through partnerships with insurers, hospitals and health systems.
KPCC Police Crime stock photo
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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Episode: Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing, gender neutral parenting & CA's 2017 budget
Jerry Brown Introduces January California Budget
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.
Germany Debates Expanding Parental Leave
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.
Sen. Jeff Sessions Testifies At His Senate Confirmation Hearing To Become Country's Attorney General

First Trump nominee confirmation hearing underway

It's Day One of Senate confirmation hearings for Donald Trump's cabinet nominees.
Katrina Evacuees Spend Thanksgiving Away From Home

Why saying sorry is so hard sometimes

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

Take Two®

Episode: Obama's farewell, the challenges of mothering middle school-aged children, U2's "The Joshua Tree" turns 30
An illustration of OSIRIS-REx, a collection of sensors, imaging devices and sample collectors, on its way to encounter the asteroid named Bennu.

Is NASA focusing too much on asteroid missions?

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

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.
President-Elect Donald Trump Holds Meetings At His Trump Tower Residence In New York
The Senate kicks off confirmation hearings today for top posts in the Trump Administration, including at the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security.
Café Tacvba - FUTURO
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.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The search for a lost city began with Pasadena

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

Episode: 'Love Is Love' comic book anthology; 'Insecure' music; awards season update
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'

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.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Tears of Joy

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