Archive for April 20th, 2017


Feinstein Town Hall
Hundreds filled First AME Church in South Los Angeles to lob questions at California senior senator and question if she's tough enough on President Trump.
UC unveils sexual assault plan
UC says it will notify hundreds of students who gave their private health insurance information to an alleged multimillion-dollar prescription medication scam.
Community College School -5
Most California community college students are placed in remedial education classes — but researchers say the way that decision is made is mostly inaccurate.
Compound Cream
The DA says the complex scheme involved unnecessary creams, tests and treatments for workers' compensation insurance patients.
homeless homelessness

Homeless shelter crisis declared in LA

Nonprofit organizations and religious institutions in Los Angeles can now operate homeless shelters 24/7, 365 days a year without seeking the city’s permission.
Environmental Media Association Hosts The EMA IMPACT Summit presented Toyota Mirai and Calvert Research and Management
Mayor Eric Garcetti today delivered his annual State of the City address, highlighting plans to house the homeless, increase jobs, and protect the environment.
PATH Metro Villas
Construction began Thursday on what officials are calling a "model" for what housing for homeless could and should look like in Los Angeles.

Vegan cookbooks spill the beans about aquafaba, the eggless egg white

The discovery that the liquid from canned beans can be whipped into an egg white substitute has taken the vegan world by storm. Now DIY recipes are being codified into cookbooks.
Small pulses of electricity to the brain have an effect on memory, new research shows.

Electrical stimulation to boost memory: Maybe it's all in the timing

Research in epilepsy has found a key to why small pulses of electricity to the brain sometimes help and sometimes hurt a failing memory. Brains hurt by physical trauma or dementia might benefit, too.
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasted off Thursday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
It's the first mission to space for American Jack Fischer, who says there is one aspect of space station life that you can't train for on Earth: using a zero-gravity toilet.
Say what you will about naked mole-rats, but their bodies have a trick that lets them survive periods of oxygen deprivation.
The hairless, ground-dwelling, cold-blooded rodents have proven capable of surviving total oxygen deprivation. Their odd biology allows them to run on an alternative fuel.
Boiled octopus, a recipe for "reliably tender, flavorful octopus that can be used as it is, or as a basis for fried or grilled octopus dishes," write Richard Horsey and Tim Wharton in Ugly Food. "Octopus is also totally sustainable, very economical and incredibly versatile — the various methods of preparation and cooking lend it subtly different flavors," says Wharton.
From ugly fish like sea robin to the discarded parts of livestock, like ox cheeks and chicken feet, a new book celebrates repugnant-looking but flavorful foods, and urges us to eat more of them.
For the second weekend in a row, hordes of Southern Californians will be in the desert, so take advantage of the smaller crowds at other shindigs. See our full roundup.
A man uses a laptop computer
The president wants to give American workers a leg up in STEM careers. People who help train and place local Southern California workers in tech jobs say there's plenty of work.
Prosecutors-Gun Viloence Fight
Feuer announced the lawsuits in a statement released on Wednesday, stating the properties had long been the sites of rampant criminal activity.
Leg bones from two extinct mammals have been uncovered at the site of a future Miracle Mile subway station. They include a species of camel and a giant elephant.
As President Trump mulls getting rid of these Obamacare subsidies, one man tells his story of how they helped him get needed treatment.
Metro drew 130,000 rides on its bike share system from July to March, but it will take more users to hit its mark. Drier spring and summer weather should help.

Map: Trips by station in LA's bike share program

Metro's bike share network logged more than 130,000 trips in its first nine months. Using this map, you can explore the number of trips that started and ended at each of the network's Downtown Los Angeles stations.


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Episode: Pilot, former police officer explains why we can’t stop watching LA car chases
​Selling tamales, wontons, blintzes and other foods made in a home kitchen that aren’t “non-potentially hazardous” is considered a crime in California. That’s something Assembly Bill 626, introduced by Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), is trying to change.

Surviving domestic violence

Domestic violence often leaves victims feeling isolated, trapped or embarrassed.
The gubernatorial race is on in California. High profile names like former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom have thrown their hats in the ring for the 2018 election.
Janet Yellen Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee
President Trump and Congressional Republicans have vowed to repeal the Dodd-Frank Act.
Let’s face it. Police car chases are hard to stop watching.

Take Two

Episode: LA Mayor Garcetti announces city budget, 2017 green car guide, stamp series features Latino dishes

Tesla Model X tops AAA 2017 Green Car Guide

The all-electric SUV won best overall, beating 64 other vehicles. It got a perfect score for fuel economy, emissions and cargo capacity behind the second seat.

Should it be harder to prove a police officer lied?

One California lawmaker has a bill that aims to protect officers who unknowingly present incorrect information in reports.
Fox News Executives Said To Be Considering Bill O'Reilly's Future With The Cable News Channel

The future of Fox News minus O'Reilly

"He will walk away with a boatload of money, and the boat will be big!"
Get ready! Yummy Latin American dish staples such as ceviche, tamales, empanadas and flan are being immortalized on postage stamps.

Mixing musical traditions to create a new sound: Primero Sueño

An all-female group of CalArts music students is shaking things up by mixing and matching musical styles and traditions

The Frame

Episode: John Ridley's L.A. riots doc; NY-LA theater partnership; movie theater for kids
Rules at Cinepolis movie theater

Finally, a movie theater with an indoor playground!

At Cinépolis Jr., kids get their yah-yahs out on an indoor playground so they can settle down and watch movies.
John Ridley's documentary, "Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992," marks the 25 year anniversary of the 1992 L.A. Riots. He says a goal of the film was to "break hearts and lift spirits."

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Leafy Listeners


Marlon Brando

DIY Film Fest: Great directors who were One and Done

Lots of people made only one film in the careers. Many of them stank. But a few directors made great films, then never made another film.
Desert X
Desert X is a site-specific art exhibition in the Coachella Valley. The showcase features 16 contemporary art installations, spread out in the desert.

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