Archive for October 5th, 2017

USC medical school dean is out after less than a year

Education | | October 05 2017, 6:09 PM

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."

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

Politics | | October 05 2017, 5:11 PM

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.

Southern California victims of the Las Vegas shooting

Crime & Justice | | October 05 2017, 4:57 PM

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

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

Politics | | October 05 2017, 4:47 PM

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.

Amid harassment reports, Harvey Weinstein takes leave of absence

Arts & Entertainment | | October 05 2017, 4:19 PM

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.

Neanderthal genes help shape how many modern humans look

Environment & Science | | October 05 2017, 12:49 PM

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.

LA County looks deeper as WHO raises the alarm on superbugs

Health | | October 05 2017, 12:44 PM

The World Health Organization is sounding the alarm about antibiotic-resistant infections. California is taking steps to prevent their spread.

Pro-immigration protesters shut down Los Angeles streets

Politics | | October 05 2017, 11:50 AM

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.

Arrest after man stabbed in face at LA-area train station

Local | | October 05 2017, 7:32 AM

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.

Santa Ana high schooler wounded in Vegas recounts terror

Local | | October 05 2017, 7:19 AM

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.

Clues few and elusive for motive of Las Vegas gunman

Crime & Justice | | October 05 2017, 7:13 AM

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.

New Big Sur bridge to reopen months after landslide

US & World | | October 05 2017, 7:06 AM

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 wins Nobel Prize in literature

Arts & Entertainment | | October 05 2017, 6:43 AM

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.

LA River plan would leverage public land to increase housing, green space

Politics | | October 05 2017, 5:30 AM

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.

Ex-Santa Ana police chief sues city over 'forced' resignation

Crime & Justice | | October 05 2017, 5:30 AM

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.

A 'hysterical housewife' reflects on 39 years of environmental activism

Environment & Science | | October 05 2017, 5:30 AM

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.

DACA renewal deadline is today, and thousands may miss it

Local | | October 05 2017, 5:00 AM

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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Lukas Nelson follows his own musical path

Arts & Entertainment | | October 05 2017, 3:10 PM

Having Willie Nelson as his father showed him the work ethic required to be an artist.

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

Arts & Entertainment | | October 05 2017, 12:58 PM

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.

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Should Uber and Lyft drivers be required to do biometric testing for background checks?

| October 05 2017, 9:56 AM

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.

Ammo in the car, hotel rooms in Chicago: the latest on the Vegas shooting investigation

| October 05 2017, 9:50 AM

Investigations continue into the motives and details surrounding Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter.

Go Dodgers! KPCC’s resident baseball experts preview the postseason

| October 05 2017, 9:21 AM

Tomorrow night marks the start of the National League division series, and LA’s Dodgers are beginning to feel the squeeze.

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

| October 05 2017, 9:04 AM

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.

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An uncertain future looms for local DACA recipients

| October 05 2017, 2:39 PM

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?

| October 05 2017, 11:39 AM

California has some of the toughest gun laws in the country — but do they make the Golden State safer?

For LA's homeless, caring is the most valuable currency

| October 05 2017, 10:17 AM

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.

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

| October 05 2017, 10:07 AM

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

Local | | October 05 2017, 9:08 AM

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?"

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