Archive for October 6th, 2017

More foreign students denied university student visas

Education | | October 06 2017, 5:36 PM

Cal State Long Beach says the number of visas denied to international students it had accepted was three times greater this year.

California sues Trump over rollback of birth control rules

Politics | | October 06 2017, 5:34 PM

California's attorney general sued the Trump administration Friday over new rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming moral or religious objections.

Linked by tragedy, San Bernardino reflects on Las Vegas

US & World | | October 06 2017, 5:20 PM

This week's mass shooting in Las Vegas has resurfaced painful memories in the Inland Empire city -- site of firearms massacre in 2015.

'Last Comic Standing's' Ralphie May dies of cardiac arrest at 45 | | October 06 2017, 4:55 PM

May's publicist said he had been fighting pneumonia, which caused him to cancel a few appearances in the past month.

Harvey Weinstein on 'indefinite leave' during harassment inquiry

Arts & Entertainment | | October 06 2017, 4:41 PM

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is on indefinite leave from the company he co-founded while an internal investigation into numerous sexual harassment allegations against him is completed.

ICE to make immigration arrests in California neighborhoods

Crime & Justice | | October 06 2017, 3:42 PM

Tthe nation's top immigration official said Friday his agency will have "no choice" but to arrest immigrants who are in the country illegally in California's neighborhoods and worksites.

More manufacturing jobs are coming to the Antelope Valley

Business & Economy | | October 06 2017, 3:34 PM

The country's largest electric bus manufacturing plant opens today in Lancaster. Spanning 7 football fields, the facility will employ 1,200 union workers.

Once its AIM was true, but soon AOL's Instant Messenger will be no more

US & World | | October 06 2017, 3:30 PM

AOL Instant Messenger, with 100 million users at its peak in 2001, was overtaken by mobile text messaging and social media platforms such as Twitter. It will be shut down in December.

How many people missed the DACA deadline?

Local | | October 06 2017, 1:03 PM

Tens of thousands of young immigrants who were eligible to renew their protection from deportation appear to have missed the deadline.

Trump guts requirement that employer health plans pay for birth control

Health | | October 06 2017, 11:17 AM

With a new regulation, the administration will allow any company or nonprofit group to refuse to cover contraception by claiming a religious or moral exemption to the federal health law.

More than half of Vegas shooting victims had ties to Southern California

Crime & Justice | | October 06 2017, 11:06 AM

The Clark County Coroner's office late Thursday released the names of the 58 victims killed. Thirty-one lived, worked or had strong ties to Southern California.

Cleaner locomotive rolls out at Union Station

Local | | October 06 2017, 10:40 AM

The first in a fleet of new diesel locomotives will soon be moving passenger trains on Metrolink's 500 miles of track. The trains put out less noise and pollution.

Freeway-crossing mountain lion dies north of LA

Local | | October 06 2017, 8:37 AM

A mountain lion that managed to cross a Southern California freeway and make its home in the mountains north of Los Angeles has died.

Taco Bell designer and ex-president Robert McKay dies at 86

US & World | | October 06 2017, 7:36 AM

Robert L. McKay, who designed the first Taco Bell restaurant and with founder Glenn Bell turned it from a quirky food stand into a fast-food empire, has died.

International Campaign To Abolish Nuclear Weapons wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

US & World | | October 06 2017, 7:24 AM

The prize was announced in Oslo, Norway, on Friday morning. The campaign, known as ICAN, seeks an international legal prohibition on nuclear weapons.

7 things to do this weekend in SoCal

Arts & Entertainment | | October 06 2017, 5:30 AM

The weekend has never looked better for getting to know the culture of L.A. Our list has a Filipino food festival, the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival and the 30th anniversary of "The Princess Bride."

California landlords prep for Gen Z renters

Business & Economy | | October 06 2017, 5:00 AM

Better technology and more communal spaces are some of the perks landlords hope will lure renters in their teens and early 20s.

For many, the path to juvenile detention may start at home

Crime & Justice | | October 06 2017, 5:00 AM

A new study finds that for most youth coming out of L.A. County juvenile detention, the child protective system had received a warning about their mistreatment as kids.

Housing is a major barrier to reuniting LA's foster kids

Politics | | October 06 2017, 5:00 AM

A pilot program targets parents with unstable housing in the hopes of helping more families reunite.

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‘More human than human’: we discuss the impact and influence of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner

| October 06 2017, 9:57 AM

With the release of the new “Blade Runner: 2049,” the much-anticipated sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic “Blade Runner,” AirTalk takes a look at the influence and impact that Ridley Scott’s original version had on the sci-fi genre.

FilmWeek: ‘Blade Runner: 2049,’ ‘The Mountain Between Us’ and more

| October 06 2017, 9:48 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.


Another dean out at USC med school

Crime & Justice | | October 06 2017, 9:53 AM

After Dr. Rohit Varma was dismissed, USC is looking to fill the top spot at its medical school for the second time in less than two years.

GOP and NRA turn on the bump stock: the politics and mechanics of gun modifications

| October 06 2017, 9:43 AM

In the wake of the shooting in Vegas, congressional Republicans said Wednesday they’d consider banning the bump stock – the attachment used by the gunman in Vegas which allows semiautomatic rifles to fire more quickly.

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Ned Colletti, former Dodgers GM, talks about his time in ‘The Big Chair’

| October 06 2017, 11:59 AM

Ned Colletti helped turn the Dodgers into a winning team during the tumultuous era of the McCourts. He talks about his new book, "The Big Chair."

Burbank's Blizzard Arena gives e-sports a bigger stage

Arts & Entertainment | | October 06 2017, 11:28 AM

The 50,000 square-foot space boasts three studios, two control rooms and other amenities designed to make gaming more of a spectator sport.

State of Affairs: Feinstein's bump stock bill, CA goes full sanctuary

| October 06 2017, 10:46 AM

Senator Dianne Feinstein took some of the first political action just days after a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas — and Republicans are paying attention.

Cannabis lounges, neon signs and other millennial wedding trends

Arts & Entertainment | | October 06 2017, 10:09 AM

This aint your mama's matrimonial fantasy. Want to wear a sparkly jumpsuit or have a groomsmaid? Go for it. Also, October is the new June.

SoCal bands come together with benefit concert for Mexico, Puerto Rico

Arts & Entertainment | | October 06 2017, 9:04 AM

Nearly a dozen bands will take the stage Sunday in downtown LA to raise money for those affected by the natural disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico.

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Writer and musician Our Lady J preaches the gospel of Dolly Parton

Arts & Entertainment | | October 06 2017, 5:36 PM

The writer and producer on the Amazon series "Transparent" talks about her musical career and her connection to the iconic country star.

'Jane': An intimate portrait of Jane Goodall's groundbreaking 1962 expedition

Arts & Entertainment | | October 06 2017, 5:27 PM

Director Brett Morgen discusses the making of a new documentary about the world's most famous female scientist.

How 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' kept an innocent man out of prison

Arts & Entertainment | | October 06 2017, 5:15 PM

In the Netflix documentary, "Long Shot," a man accused of a murder is exonerated in the unlikeliest way.

Women in Hollywood react to Harvey Weinstein harassment allegations

Arts & Entertainment | | October 06 2017, 4:52 PM

What does it say about the culture of the film industry that the allegations against the movie mogul never became public until now?

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