Archive for February 16th, 2017

LA marks 75th anniversary of order to intern Japanese-Americans

Arts & Entertainment | | February 16 2017, 6:37 PM

The Japanese American National Museum will feature Executive Order 9066, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed to authorize the internment of 120,000 people of Japanese descent.

Recipe for new sports? Just add a drone

Business & Economy | | February 16 2017, 6:31 PM

You may have heard of drone racing, but people keep coming up with new ways to enjoy these flying machines. A Latvian firm has developed a drone to pull snowboarders in a sport called "droneboarding."

Meet Freda DeKnight, a 'hidden figure' and titan of African-American food

Arts & Entertainment | | February 16 2017, 6:25 PM

DeKnight was Ebony's first food editor and author of a best-selling African-American cookbook in the '40s. Her recipes presented a vision of black America that was often invisible in mainstream media.

Looming SoCal storm triggers advisories, preparation, evacuations

Local | | February 16 2017, 6:20 PM

What could be the strongest storm system to hit the area in years will move into L.A. and Ventura counties Thursday night. Up to 6 inches expected in the valleys and 10 in the mountains.

'A Day Without Immigrants' protest closes businesses

US & World | | February 16 2017, 5:01 PM

Some businesses closed for the day; others stayed open and pledged to contribute a share of the day's proceeds to nonprofits that aid Latino communities.

Torrance Refinery agrees to up its power to reduce flares

Environment & Science | | February 16 2017, 4:53 PM

The refinery has had to flare off gases during power outages that were outside its control, caused by reasons from Mylar balloons to fog. A new power line could prevent that.

Using data to paint a complete picture of LA arts ed

Education | | February 16 2017, 3:49 PM

With a new research project announced today, L.A. County wants to paint a more detailed picture of the state of arts education in its 80 school districts.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

Arts & Entertainment | | February 16 2017, 2:49 PM

The area might be in for a huge rain storm this weekend, but that shouldn't stop you from living it up— who can resist free chocolate or a Scottish festival?

​Ex-Palm Springs mayor, developers charged in corruption case

Local | | February 16 2017, 2:41 PM

Stephen Philip Pougnet, who was mayor from 2012 to 2014, allegedly took $375,000 in bribes from developers, prosecutors said.

LA City Council votes to decriminalize street vending

Crime & Justice | | February 16 2017, 11:51 AM

For years, street cart vending was considered a crime punishable by a misdemeanor in the city of LA. Now, the penalty is a $250 ticket. The council moved quickly on the policy change so that vendors wouldn't be exposed to possible deportation.

Trump picks R. Alexander Acosta as new labor nominee

Politics | | February 16 2017, 10:13 AM

The president's first choice, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his nomination on Wednesday after facing criticism from members of both parties.

A bit more vitamin D might help prevent colds and flu

Health | | February 16 2017, 7:26 AM

An analysis finds that if you're deficient in vitamin D, taking a supplement might cut your risk of respiratory infections. But there's disagreement on what's considered deficient.

5 ways teachers are fighting fake news

Education | | February 16 2017, 7:21 AM

In an era of national attention to what's real and what isn't, we asked educators to share their strategies for helping students sort out fact from fiction.

California is fighting immigration scams with online facts

Crime & Justice | | February 16 2017, 5:09 AM

At a press conference in Los Angeles, Padilla said his office created a website to help outline what immigration consultants can and cannot do.

The joint college class taught by a SoCal and Mexican university

Education | | February 16 2017, 5:00 AM

When University of La Verne administrators planned a leadership class to include students from Mexico, they didn't count on today's political tensions.

​Old friend of Robert Durst speaks in murder case

Crime & Justice | | February 16 2017, 4:54 AM

Nathan "Nick" Chavin, is a New York advertising executive who was a longtime friend of Robert Durst and his wife Kathleen Durst. He was also a friend of Susan Berman, whom Durst is charged with killing.

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What would a #DayWithoutImmigrants look like?

| February 16 2017, 10:29 AM

That’s the question being posed and the point being made by some immigrants across the country who are striking Thursday by staying home from work or not making any purchases.

Recommended reading for political junkies across the spectrum

| February 16 2017, 9:54 AM

If newspapers, magazines, and your social media feed are not helping you make sense of the world, politically-minded editors have actual books to recommend - fiction and non.

White House roundup: new Labor Secretary nom; leaks, leaks and leaks

| February 16 2017, 9:51 AM

Today, President Trump will announce Alexander Acosta as his new Labor Secretary choice.

What’s next for Obamacare, plus AirTalk listeners share their ACA stories

| February 16 2017, 9:41 AM

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised conservatives that his top healthcare priority would be to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Influential science group releases guidelines for human gene editing

| February 16 2017, 9:29 AM

A science advisory group from the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine this week released guidelines on the use of human genetic engineering.

Take Two®

Sheila Kuehl thinks LA County should treat pot like alcohol

Politics | | February 16 2017, 5:19 PM

"I think that this sort of reefer madness approach that we’ve had about marijuana is not going to help us in regulation. But we don’t want to underregulate either."

Auto makers lobby for relaxed rules on self-driving cars

| February 16 2017, 12:14 PM

General Motors, Toyota and Volvo ask Congress for new safety regulations that will accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles

The Dodgers are still behind the count on a new TV deal

| February 16 2017, 11:58 AM

Thousands of people in LA have waited to see the Dodgers on TV besides Charter Cable. We'll explain why that wait will probably last at least another season.

Oroville update: how crews are preparing for weekend storm

| February 16 2017, 10:10 AM

Crews at the Oroville spillway have been working around the clock in an effort to prepare for the oncoming storm set to hit Northern California this weekend.

How a child abuse hotline is landing black kids in foster care

Local | | February 16 2017, 9:43 AM

One in three black kids are reported to LA's Department of Child and Family Services' child protection hotline before the age of five. Take Two examines why with investigative reporter, Garrett Therolf.

The Frame

Gender discrimination in Hollywood is real

Arts & Entertainment | | February 16 2017, 9:39 PM

It’s not new news that the entertainment business has a terrible record when it comes to diversity in hiring for jobs in film and television. But what's new is that the federal government is getting involved to change that.

How composer Justin Hurwitz created the award-winning score for 'La La Land'

Arts & Entertainment | | February 16 2017, 3:33 PM

The movie is an Academy Award favorite, but the most important thing for Hurwitz was creating a score that "sounded like its own thing."

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Off-Ramp Recommends treating your sweet tooth

| February 16 2017, 5:09 PM

LA Cookie Con has sweet bites for everyone: traditional, sweet, savory, salty, and – of course, because this is L.A. -- plenty of vegan and gluten-free treats, too.

Archival photos document the real ‘Zoot Suit’

Arts & Entertainment | | February 16 2017, 5:01 PM

The production of "Zoot Suit" at the Mark Taper Forum blends fact and fiction to tell the story of contentious trail of the Sleepy Lagoon murder. The library has the original story!

Ava DuVernay's latest film '13th' unpacks the 13th amendment

Arts & Entertainment | | February 16 2017, 4:42 PM

"The systems of oppression have made black people terrified of their own selves is one of the saddest statements in the film."

La Santa Cecilia on love, life, and who had the sorriest rice

| February 16 2017, 3:53 PM

After their most recent Grammy nomination for their album "Buenaventura," the band decided it was time to get back to basics. "Amar y Vivir" will drop this spring.

The too-short career of installation artist and farmboy Jason Rhoades

Arts & Entertainment | | February 16 2017, 2:22 PM

What might you find in a Jason Rhoades installation? Bongs, a stuffed snake riding an electric train, an entire room laid out like an Ikea showroom, neon signs spelling out nicknames for the vulva, orange extension cords, restaurant shelving.

New Hollywood bar Girl at the White Horse says 'drink at home'

Local | | February 16 2017, 1:54 PM

"What we wanted to do was make it as simplified as possible. You can call your spirit and we’ll probably have one mixer with it. Almost the way you’d come home from work and just pour something."