Archive for September 13th, 2017


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DACA: Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants

Dems said they'd reached agreement with Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border security enhancements — not including Trump's long-sought border wall.
Demonstrators on the campus of Metropolitan State University in Denver protest President Trump's decision to end the DACA program.
When the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was rescinded, an Oct. 5 deadline was set for many recipients to renew their status to work and live here legally.
David Ryu's Education
Nearly half those surveyed said gang activity kept them from going to city parks. Play equipment and indoor gyms scored high, but messy restrooms hurt the overall grade.
LAUSD Board - Ref Rodriguez
Los Angeles Unified School Board President Ref Rodriguez and his cousin were charged Wednesday by the L.A. District Attorney's office for allegedly reimbursing almost $25,000 in campaign donations back to donors.
California Legislature

California lawmaker backs off regional energy grid plan

A proposal to merge California's energy grid with others in the West will not advance this year, after the lawmaker sponsoring it said Wednesday it requires more discussion.
Pedestrian signal
The California Legislature this week passed a measure that would make it legal for pedestrians to enter the crosswalk during the flashing countdown. Many didn't know it was illegal.
A photo released Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows people being arrested during an ICE operation.
Touted as "landmark" legislation, the bill falls short of what its author, State Sen. Kevin de Leon, and immigrant rights advocates had hoped for.
Ford Announces New Electrification Project With Los Angeles Police Department
The total number of homicides over June, July and August dipped to 59, which is much lower than the typical rate for the summer months, which recently has totaled in the 70s or 80s.
Celerity LAUSD Board
Celerity Educational Group leaders say they have a plan in place to right the ship — and on Tuesday, the L.A. Unified School Board tentatively blessed that plan.
homeless encampment Santa Ana River

Anaheim declares homelessness emergency

Anaheim City Council voted Tuesday to declare a public health and safety emergency because of the hundreds of homeless people living along the Santa Ana River.
The International Olympic Committee met in Lima, Peru this week, where they officially announced Los Angeles and Paris as future host cities.
Congress Health Overhaul

​Sanders bill expands Medicare for all, lacks details on cost

Sanders was unveiling his bill the same day Republican senators were rolling out details of a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law.
Free Speech Berkeley

​Berkeley loosens rules on police pepper-spraying protesters

The city banned pepper spray in 1997 as a crowd-control weapon, even though most other law enforcement agencies permit officers to use it to disperse violent crowds.
State Attorney General Xavier Becerra says a suit against the Trump administration after its DACA program decision isn't wasted effort or grandstanding.
A new dad may look like he's holding it together, but odds are he's pretty sleep deprived.
New research links lower testosterone levels with male postpartum depression. A man's low testosterone may also mean less depression for his female partner.


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Episode: The Bernie Sanders solution: Is universal health care the best plan for the US?
Emergency Rally In Columbus, OH With Bernie Sanders And To Stop Trumpcare
Sen. Bernie Sanders will publicly unveil a new version of his single-payer healthcare bill today.
CA Primary Polling Place -
The California Legislature is moving forward on a plan to switch the state's presidential primary election from June to March, a move that would change the national strategy for presidential candidates but has unclear implications for local voters.
U14 Girl's Federal Cup

Why youth sport is the midst of a crisis

Youth sports is in decline, according to a new report published by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association and the Aspen Institute.
Dianne Feinstein Holds Press Conference On Impacts Of Medicaid Cuts On Kids
Dianne Feinstein made waves last week when she questioned a 7th Circuit supreme court justice nominee about her ability to keep her religious beliefs from interfering with her job.

Take Two®

Episode: US-Mexico relations, the Olympics announcement, staying vigilant against unfounded stories
Every week we get the latest sports news with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky for our segment, K2 Sports! 
Mexico Trump Immigration
Recent events have put a strain on an already fragile relationship between the two nations with a long history of distrust. One former Mexican diplomat gauged it where it stands now.

​ Expert: Mexico would welcome Dreamers with open arms

But the former presidential advisor says that it would be best for DACA participants if they were allowed to stay in the US.

Here are some ways to prevent being faked out by 'fake news'

Misinformation and sensational doctored photos are everywhere on the internet. Here are some ways to remain vigilant against these stories without basis.

The Frame

Episode: Artist Ai Wei Wei's doc 'Human Flow'; actor-director-producer Giancarlo Esposito
Human Flow,
Ai Wei Wei's feature doc takes an on-the-ground look at the migrant crisis in 23 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
The "Breaking Bad" star discusses the low point in his career that led him to his second directorial effort about reality television and suicide.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Let it Run

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