Archive for May 18th, 2017


UTLA Teachers Union Charter Oversight Rally Jones-Sawyer
United Teachers Los Angeles endorsed their opponents during the campaign, but will now have to work with Nick Melvoin and Kelly Gonez. The first order of business: a new contract.
SEIU Hosts Healthcare Enrollment Fair In Bay Area
Self-employed Californians have higher uninsurance rates than other workers, but an analysis released Thursday shows that improved under the Affordable Care Act.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) And Democratic House Leadership Hold News Conference On Trump's Rhetoric
Xavier Becerra joined a legal effort to intervene in a federal lawsuit to defend the subsidies that reduce out-of-pocket health costs for lower-income people.
The marriage of Mildred Loving, a part-Native American, part-black woman, and her white husband, Richard Loving, led to the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized interracial marriage across the country.
Today, one in six newlyweds marry someone outside their race, which appears to allude to a more accepting society.
Rams Stadium Groundbreaking
A yearlong delay for the Rams and Chargers to move into their new home in Inglewood will likely cost the teams tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue.
Actor Daniel Dae Kim attends a cocktail party celebrating dynamic and diverse nominees for the 67th Emmy Awards hosted by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and SAG-AFTRA at Montage Beverly Hills on August 27, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
In the meantime, some are producing their own shows or creating material for alternative platforms like YouTube.
Illustration of hands giving money to the world.
The matter of foreign aid has taken on renewed urgency in the Trump administration. And it turns out it isn't easy to figure out whether it's effective.
The Agriculture Department established research centers in 2014 to translate climate science into real-world ideas to help farmers and ranchers adapt to a hotter climate. But a tone of skepticism about climate change from the Trump administration has some farmers worried that this research they rely on may now be in jeopardy.
The livelihoods of farmers and ranchers are intimately tied to weather and the environment. But they may no longer be able to depend on government research to help them adapt to climate change.
What started out as web surfing for one teen descended into online obsession and isolation.

Is 'internet addiction' real?

What started out as web surfing by a healthy teen descended into online obsession and isolation. Was it depression, internet addiction or both? Whatever you call it, rehab is now part of the answer.
Gang Crackdown
A gang sweep resulting in nearly two dozen arrests Wednesday has been called the largest ever conducted in Los Angeles. Here's what we know about the MS-13 gang and how big this bust might be.
The weekend is here and it's looking pretty good. Choose from a food festival in an airplane hangar, a celebration of bugs, a nighttime festival and more.
In 2012, King Animal was Soundgarden's first studio album in 15 years. Lead singer Chris Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit. A representative said his death was "sudden and unexpected." He was 52.
Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit, his representative said in a statement to NPR. Brian Bumbery called the death "sudden and unexpected" and said the singer's wife and family were shocked by it.
Nick Melvoin LAUSD Board Candidate Campaign
Tuesday’s elections shifted the balance of power on the L.A. School Board; a majority of the board will have been endorsed by charter school advocates.
Now that LA voters have decided they want more civilians on LAPD discipline panels by passing Measure C, the city council must figure out the details of how that will work.
The deputy Interior secretary helps manage a fifth of the nation's land. Nominee David Bernhardt has lobbied on behalf of water and energy interests in the past.
Missing Boy
Authorities are conducting another search at a park in South Pasadena for clues in the disappearance of a 5-year-old boy missing for nearly a month.
President Trump attends the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.
The morning after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named special counsel overseeing the investigation into Trump team ties to Russia, the president is upping the grievance politics.
Then-Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, photographed in Nov. 2015.

Roger Ailes, former Fox News CEO, dies at 77

Former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has died, the network says, citing a statement from the late executive's family. Ailes resigned from his post leading Fox News last July.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller arrives to testify before the House Judiciary Committee in 2013. The Justice Department announced Wednesday that Mueller will lead the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

Who is Robert Mueller, special counsel overseeing Russia investigation?

Robert Mueller led arguably the biggest FBI overhaul in the bureau's history during his 12-year term as director. Now, he'll investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election.
California Stem Cell
More than 70,000 people in Los Angeles county work in the biosciences, but local leaders say there is tremendous potential for growth.
ICE Agents Detain Suspected Undocumented Immigrants In Raids
​Immigration officials say in the president's first 100 days, immigrant arrests nationwide rose by 38 percent. In the Los Angeles area, arrests are up by about 5 percent.
City Council Los Angeles
The council voted Thursday to approve a $9.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. It calls for millions to cover services such as street and sidewalk repair, homelessness aid and police and fire protection.
LAUSD Creative Coalition
The Creative Industry Coalition is building up partnerships with studios and production companies to provide classroom visits and equipment donations to schools.


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Episode: Who is Robert Mueller? And what to expect from the Russian probe in the coming months
Teacher Surprised With $10,000 As A Knowledge Universe Early Childhood Educator Award Winner
When Nick Melvoin and — assuming her narrow lead in Tuesday's election holds — Kelly Gonez are sworn in as the newest members of the Los Angeles Unified School Board in July, the balance of power on the board will shift.
Muslims Gather To Condemn Extremism In The UK At Baitul Futuh Mosque
While there may be misconceptions about Islam in the western world, one of the most prominent is the notion that Islam is a rigid religion that hasn’t changed much since its origin.
FBI Director Robert Mueller Testifies At Senate Judiciary Committee Of FBI Oversight
The president calls it “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.”
Venice Family Clinic's Silver Circle Gala
Earlier this month, we spoke with former LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky who was in favor of a bill that would increase the number of LA County Board Supervisors from 5 to 7, as well as create a powerful new elected executive position.

Take Two®

Episode: Mayor Garcetti talks DC visit and Measure C, DNC chair on the future of the Dems, LA's bike infrastructure

Civilian panels may depend on the morality of the civilians.

A Martinez talks to police oversight expert: according to the research, Measure C's success may depend on something that isn't so dependable.
UTLA Teachers Union Charter Oversight Rally Jones-Sawyer

There's been a major shift in school board politics

Backers of charter schools have won a decisive victory and now there's a major shift in school board politics which brings a big defeat for the teachers union.
Metro Regional Connector - 5

Mayor Garcetti on police discipline, Olympic bid, more

A Martinez speaks with Mayor Garcetti about the newly passed Measure C, his recent trip to Washington D.C., and L.A.'s bid to host the 20204 Olympics.

When it comes to cycling, LA is no Portland — but it's trying

Bike lanes are few and far between in Los Angeles, but the city is adding bike hubs to some Metro stops and will add more miles to the L.A. River bike path
Democratic Chairman
The new strategy: Target several vulnerable California Republican lawmakers.
California's foster youth might act out because of their circumstances. But in some state shelters and group homes, they are arrested instead of counseled.
LAUSD School Board
To help understand what this means for the nation's second largest school district, Take Two's A Martinez speaks with KPCC education reporter Kyle Stokes.

The Frame

Episode: Yvonne Strahovski talks 'Handmaid's Tale'; 'The Wall' screenwriter's big break
Dwain Worrell was teaching English in China when he submitted a screenplay through Amazon's open submission site. Weeks later he was headed back to the US with a movie deal in hand.
The Handmaid's Tale
The actress talks about becoming Serena Joy Waterford, filming during the U.S. presidential election, and why this character was so hard to let go of.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Healthy Self-Reflection


NBC4 investigative reporter Joel Bellman talks with KPCC's John Rabe about the latest installment of LA's Nuclear Secret, an 8-part series on chemical and nuclear contamination from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.
The late Keith Mitchell showed his stuff early in Monitor and The Romans, adventurous, seriously fun bands of the 70s and 80s.

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