Archive for August 11th, 2017

Black Journalists' panel with Omarosa Manigault ends in anger

Politics | | August 11 2017, 5:14 PM

The crowd objected to the White House aide's seeming refusal to answer questions about the Trump administration. She told the moderator, "Ask me a question about me."

Railroads fined for not reporting dirty diesel trucks

Environment & Science | | August 11 2017, 5:02 PM

For years, the railroads failed to properly report noncompliant trucks to state air regulators. They will pay a combined $1.24 million in fines.

What do we know about North Korea's nuclear arsenal?

Politics | | August 11 2017, 4:01 PM

There's a great deal of uncertainty around North Korea's capabilities, but here are the facts.

Billionaire forced to reopen Bay Area beach

Environment & Science | | August 11 2017, 3:56 PM

"This is not simply a win for surfers in San Mateo County," said Surfrider Legal Director Angela Howe. "This is a win for all of the beachgoing public."

​Los Angeles approves plan to host the 2028 Games

Local | | August 11 2017, 3:29 PM

The City Council on Friday endorsed documents at the heart of its plan to stage the Summer Olympics for the third time since 1932.

​California AG sues EPA for not providing Pruitt's records

Politics | | August 11 2017, 1:56 PM

Xavier Becerra is trying to force the agency to release documents he contends could show conflicts of interest by Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Housing for homeless could be in your backyard. Literally

Business & Economy | | August 11 2017, 11:29 AM

L.A. County, looking for ways to develop housing for homeless, is turning to "granny flats" as a potential strategy for beefing up the rental stock.

Want 'Hamilton' tickets for $10? Here's how to get them

Arts & Entertainment | | August 11 2017, 6:56 AM

Through a digital lottery, 40 tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each, and seat locations vary per performance – though some of those seats could be in the front row.

​Trump warns North Korea that US is 'locked and loaded'

US & World | | August 11 2017, 6:31 AM

Trump tweeted Friday: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!"

Appeals panel vacates deportation order against immigrant dad

Crime & Justice | | August 11 2017, 6:03 AM

Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez has been held at Adelanto detention facility in San Bernardino since he was arrested in February while dropping off his daughters at school.

Long Beach mayor out to raise Blue Line's ridership

Local | | August 11 2017, 5:00 AM

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia wants improvements to Blue Line, which has been losing ridership amid concerns about safety and delays.

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'Descendants' director's dream gig: A teen coming-out story

Arts & Entertainment | | August 11 2017, 4:02 PM

Kenny Ortega choreographed and directed the Disney Channel's "High School Musical" and "Descendants" films. He says he'd love to someday make a coming-out story for young people.

Revisit the NBA dreams of LA teens with 'Morningside 5'

Arts & Entertainment | | August 11 2017, 2:01 PM

This new ESPN film follows the stars of the 1992 Morningside High School basketball team a quarter-century after their state championships.


What 70s B-movies teach us about the cynicism of the decade

| August 11 2017, 10:00 AM

The term 70s cinema implies true film classics like The Godfather or Taxi Driver. But film critic Charles Taylor believes there’s more to be learned about the decade through its B-movies.

FilmWeek: ‘Annabelle: Creation,’ ‘The Glass Castle’ and more

| August 11 2017, 9:58 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.


Affordability or altruism? Looking at the endgame of Senate affordable housing bill package

| August 11 2017, 10:01 AM

The lack of affordable housing in is maybe one of the biggest crises facing the state of California.

US and North Korea in secret talks, and how South Korea is viewing the escalating crisis

| August 11 2017, 9:53 AM

On Friday, Trump directed a new threat to Kim Jong Un on Twitter, saying the U.S. military solutions are “locked and loaded.”

Snapchat woes: What’s behind the once promising tech company’s user losses?

| August 11 2017, 9:51 AM

Snapchat’s latest earnings report doesn’t look good.

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California looks to Kentucky for bail reform

| August 11 2017, 1:33 PM

A growing number of advocates and policy experts of all political stripes have been calling for reform of the current bail system. 

LA's city attorney considers options to protect funds from feds

| August 11 2017, 11:58 AM

City Attorney Mike Feuer gave the Department of Justice until Friday to clarify new rules regarding certain undocumented inmates. They haven't. Now what?

State of Affairs: California's blue brings in the green, but a Dem dispute looms

| August 11 2017, 10:58 AM

Political news from the Golden State.

New law would stop tickets for entering crosswalk after countdown begins

| August 11 2017, 10:51 AM

If you've ever entered a crosswalk after the flashing numerical countdown begins, you've broken the law.

Cats have left their mark all over Los Angeles history

| August 11 2017, 10:23 AM

From showbiz cats to beloved school cats, L.A. has been home to many important felines, which makes it the quintessential cat town.

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