Archive for April 20th, 2017

At LA town hall, Sen. Feinstein grilled on health care, Syria and Trump

Politics | | April 20 2017, 6:55 PM

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.

Prescription pain cream scam stole $12 million, according to UC

Health | | April 20 2017, 6:51 PM

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 remedial program 'broken,' advocates say

Education | | April 20 2017, 6:36 PM

Most California community college students are placed in remedial education classes — but researchers say the way that decision is made is mostly inaccurate.

OC DA charges 26 in alleged $40M workers' comp scam

Health | | April 20 2017, 6:35 PM

The DA says the complex scheme involved unnecessary creams, tests and treatments for workers' compensation insurance patients.

Homeless shelter crisis declared in LA

Politics | | April 20 2017, 6:14 PM

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.

LA mayor sets ambitious goals in uncertain times

Politics | | April 20 2017, 5:09 PM

Mayor Eric Garcetti today delivered his annual State of the City address, highlighting plans to house the homeless, increase jobs, and protect the environment.

Construction begins on 'model' for future homeless housing

Politics | | April 20 2017, 5:06 PM

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

Health | | April 20 2017, 3:02 PM

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.

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

Health | | April 20 2017, 2:52 PM

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.

Astronaut, cosmonaut and stuffed dog arrive at international space station

Environment & Science | | April 20 2017, 2:48 PM

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.

Researchers find yet another reason why naked mole-rats are just weird

Environment & Science | | April 20 2017, 2:42 PM

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.

The truth about ugly foods: They're delicious, abundant and good for the planet

Environment & Science | | April 20 2017, 2:30 PM

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.

6 things to do this weekend in SoCal

Arts & Entertainment | | April 20 2017, 12:11 PM

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.

SoCal locals watch cautiously as Trump talks H-1B reforms

Business & Economy | | April 20 2017, 11:59 AM

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.

LA city attorney sues owners of 6 crime-infested homes

Crime & Justice | | April 20 2017, 5:56 AM

Feuer announced the lawsuits in a statement released on Wednesday, stating the properties had long been the sites of rampant criminal activity.

Rare fossils uncovered during LA Purple Line construction

Environment & Science | | April 20 2017, 5:30 AM

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.

ACA's cost-sharing subsidies helped him afford brain surgery

Health | | April 20 2017, 5:02 AM

As President Trump mulls getting rid of these Obamacare subsidies, one man tells his story of how they helped him get needed treatment.

Metro will need more riders to hit bike share goal

Local | | April 20 2017, 5:02 AM

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

Local | | April 20 2017, 5:00 AM

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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It’s illegal to sell homemade food in CA, but that might change

| April 20 2017, 10:16 AM

​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

| April 20 2017, 9:54 AM

Domestic violence often leaves victims feeling isolated, trapped or embarrassed.

Republican venture capitalist John Cox talks about joining the race for California Governor

| April 20 2017, 9:53 AM

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.

House unveils Dodd-Frank replacement, but will it go the way of ACA repeal?

| April 20 2017, 9:43 AM

President Trump and Congressional Republicans have vowed to repeal the Dodd-Frank Act.

Pilot, former police officer explains why we can’t stop watching LA car chases

| April 20 2017, 9:34 AM

Let’s face it. Police car chases are hard to stop watching.

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Tesla Model X tops AAA 2017 Green Car Guide

| April 20 2017, 12:14 PM

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?

| April 20 2017, 11:52 AM

One California lawmaker has a bill that aims to protect officers who unknowingly present incorrect information in reports.

The future of Fox News minus O'Reilly

| April 20 2017, 11:11 AM

"He will walk away with a boatload of money, and the boat will be big!"

Stamps celebrating Latin American dishes are 'delicioso'

| April 20 2017, 10:34 AM

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

| April 20 2017, 9:59 AM

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

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Finally, a movie theater with an indoor playground!

Arts & Entertainment | | April 20 2017, 3:37 PM

At Cinépolis Jr., kids get their yah-yahs out on an indoor playground so they can settle down and watch movies.

John Ridley's LA Riots doc is meant to 'break hearts and lift spirits'

Arts & Entertainment | | April 20 2017, 3:34 PM

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."

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DIY Film Fest: Great directors who were One and Done

Arts & Entertainment | | April 20 2017, 2:35 PM

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.

Off-Ramp Recommends: Taking an interdimensional road trip to the desert

Arts & Entertainment | | April 20 2017, 12:00 PM

Desert X is a site-specific art exhibition in the Coachella Valley. The showcase features 16 contemporary art installations, spread out in the desert.