Archive for October 5th, 2017


The man who replaced the disgraced dean of USC's medical school is out after less than a year. USC's provost announced Thursday that Dr. Rohit Varma is "no longer dean."
Protesters rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco on January 25, 2017.

California becomes 'sanctuary state' as Gov. Brown signs bill

The law places sharp limits on how state and local law enforcement agencies can comply with federal immigration authorities. That puts California in conflict with President Trump.
Las Vegas shooting victims montage

Southern California victims of the Las Vegas shooting

The local victims include a Simi Valley school office manager, a Manhattan Beach special education teacher and a Manhattan Beach civilian police employee.
Las Vegas Shooting Weapons

NRA open to regulating bump stocks, as used in Vegas shooting

The NRA joined the Trump administration and top congressional Republicans Thursday in a swift and surprising embrace of a restriction on Americans' guns, though a narrow one.
The Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar Dinner in partnership with Bvlgari and Grey Goose
Weinstein, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, made the announcement following a New York Times story that he sexually harassed employees and actresses for decades.
An employee of the Natural History Museum in London peeks at a model of a Neanderthal male in his 20s on display for a 2014 exhibition.

Neanderthal genes help shape how many modern humans look

Calling someone a Neanderthal because of his coarse manners or brutish looks may seem like fun. But be careful. Neanderthal DNA persists inside many of us.
The World Health Organization is sounding the alarm about antibiotic-resistant infections. California is taking steps to prevent their spread.
Los Angeles police detained protesters who shut down an intersection on Thursday, the last day for young immigrants protected under the federal DACA program to renew their protection before the program ends.
Gold Line Accident
Los Angeles County authorities arrested a suspect after a man was stabbed in his face and body during an argument at a commuter rail station.
Tiffany Huizar Las Vegas shooting victim
Imagine your big sister buying you tickets to go hear your favorite country music stars in Las Vegas. Imagine the two of you getting split up as someone starts shooting.
Las Vegas Mourns After Largest Mass Shooting In U.S. History
Where other mass killers have left behind a trail of plain-sight clues that help investigators quickly understand what drove them to violence, Paddock, 64, had nearly no close friends, social media presence or other clear connections to the broader world.
big sur
A Big Sur-area bridge that was closed when landslides cut off the Central California wilderness area is scheduled to reopen next week.
Kazuo Ishiguro, seen here in 2010, has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize in literature

Kazuo Ishiguro, author of "The Remains of the Day" and "Never Let Me Go," was five when his family moved from Japan to Britain; he has said that as a kid, he used TV Westerns — like "Bonanza" and "Wagon Train" — to help him learn English.
AECOM vision for the Piggyback Yard
Construction giant AECOM unveiled plan to marry myriad development plans and local master plans into a cohesive vision for the Los Angeles River in downtown LA.
Carlos Rojas
Santa Ana’s former police chief filed suit against the city claiming he was forced to resign after raising questions about possible corruption among city officials.
Penny Newman began pushing to clean up toxic waste in the 1980s. Now, the mother of the environmental justice movement in Southern California is running for public office.
Activists Across US Rally In Support Of DACA
As of yesterday, federal officials said they had yet to receive applications from thousands of young immigrants eligible to renew their protection one last time.


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The Frame

Episode: A new Jane Goodall documentary; rock hall nominees; Our Lady J

Lukas Nelson follows his own musical path

Having Willie Nelson as his father showed him the work ethic required to be an artist.
Reported Shooting At Mandalay Bay In Las Vegas

The delicate dance between country music, gun culture and the NRA

NPR music critic Ann Powers says it's too simplistic to equate country music artists and fans with gun rights advocates. But the National Rifle Association's NRA Country does complicate things.


Episode: In wake of Sunday’s shooting, stories from Las Vegas
Uber Loses Its Private Hire Licence In London
State regulators will not require Uber and Lyft drivers to do biometric background checks, such as fingerprinting, a subject that’s been hotly debated by taxi groups and the rideshare companies.
Las Vegas Mourns After Largest Mass Shooting In U.S. History
Investigations continue into the motives and details surrounding Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter.
Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies
Tomorrow night marks the start of the National League division series, and LA’s Dodgers are beginning to feel the squeeze.
Las Vegas Mourns After Largest Mass Shooting In U.S. History

In wake of Sunday’s shooting, stories from Las Vegas

When a man opened fire Sunday at a country music festival opposite the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas strip, the concert became a scene filled with confusion and chaos.

Take Two®

Episode: Measuring the success of gun control laws, DACA through the eyes of three different recipients
Hundreds Join "Defend DACA" March In Las Vegas

An uncertain future looms for local DACA recipients

As the end of DACA approaches, we talk with three local DACA recipients about how they and their families are preparing for an uncertain future.

Do strict gun control laws make us more safe?

California has some of the toughest gun laws in the country — but do they make the Golden State safer?
Taiyana Ross
Walk almost anywhere in L.A. and you'll see signs of those struggling with homelessness. A new photo series strives to get their message out.
Dockless bike sharing

The Ride: Dockless bike sharing in LA, Tesla misses Model 3 production goals

LA City Councilman David Ryu proposed a motion this week that would bring dockless bike sharing to the city so cyclists can pick up and drop off bikes without the rack.

No Place Like LA: Paul, finding his LA identity in Texas

No Place Like LA is our new series that asks transplants and immigrants to LA, "When was the moment you felt that Los Angeles was truly home?"

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Early Education

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