Archive for February 16th, 2017


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.
Snowboarders are pulled by a drone on a lake near Cesis, Latvia, in January.

Recipe for new sports? Just add a drone

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."
Freda DeKnight was Ebony's first food editor and author of a best-selling African-American cookbook in the 1940s. Her recipes presented a vision of black America that was often invisible in mainstream media.
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.
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.
On the eve of a Day Without Immigrants, people attend a Valentine's Day rally organized by the New York Immigration Coalition called "Love Fights Back" in New York City.

'A Day Without Immigrants' protest closes businesses

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
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.
Common Core Arts - 7
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.
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?
Stephen Philip Pougnet, who was mayor from 2012 to 2014, allegedly took $375,000 in bribes from developers, prosecutors said.
Street vendor Boyle Heights meeting - 1
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.
R. Alexander Acosta, seen in 2007, is President Trump's new pick for labor secretary.

Trump picks R. Alexander Acosta as new labor nominee

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

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.
Students in Scott Bedley's fifth-grade class at Plaza Vista School in Irvine, Calif., play a version of "Simon Says" with fake news.

5 ways teachers are fighting fake news

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.
Student Immigration

California is fighting immigration scams with online facts

At a press conference in Los Angeles, Padilla said his office created a website to help outline what immigration consultants can and cannot do.
When University of La Verne administrators planned a leadership class to include students from Mexico, they didn't count on today's political tensions.
Imprisoned Real Estate Heir Robert Durst Appears In Court For Hearing In Murder Case

​Old friend of Robert Durst speaks in murder case

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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Episode: Latest on Trump Cabinet plus White House leaks, #DayWithoutImmigrants & new guidelines on human gene editing
On the eve of a Day Without Immigrants, people attend a Valentine's Day rally organized by the New York Immigration Coalition called "Love Fights Back" in New York City.

What would a #DayWithoutImmigrants look like?

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

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.
President Trump Meets With Cyber Security Experts At White House
Today, President Trump will announce Alexander Acosta as his new Labor Secretary choice.
House Committee Holds Hearing On Affordable Care Act Implementation
As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised conservatives that his top healthcare priority would be to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Graduate student Jennifer Klunk of McMaster University examines a tooth used to decode the genome of the ancient plague.
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

Episode: Oroville Dam braces for rain, is there racial bias in our foster care system, concerns over medical marijuana mold
Sheila Kuehl
"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."
A member of the media tests a Tesla Motors Model S car with an Autopilot system. Regulators and manufacturers are debating whether self-driving cars should have a licensed driver inside as a safety precaution.

Auto makers lobby for relaxed rules on self-driving cars

General Motors, Toyota and Volvo ask Congress for new safety regulations that will accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles
Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

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

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.
APTOPIX Damaged Dam

Oroville update: how crews are preparing for weekend storm

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.
DCFS Hotline - 3
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

Episode: Gender discrimination in Hollywood is real; 'La La Land' composer
Episode: Zach Galifianakis' 'Baskets'; Facebook v. YouTube

Gender discrimination in Hollywood is real

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.
Justin Hurwitz La La Land

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

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

The Awards Show Show from Vulture and The Frame

Episode: How savvy campaigns shape the Oscar race

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Tangled Tresses


Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck - 9

Off-Ramp Recommends treating your sweet tooth

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.
zoot suit 3
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!
Academy diversity
"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

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

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.
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.
Girl at the White Horse - 6
"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."

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