Archive for October 12th, 2017


President Trump Signs Executive Order To Promote Healthcare Choice
The executive order on health care President Donald Trump signed Thursday seeks to do away with many requirements under Obamacare. California officials vow to fight.
Multiple Wildfires Continue To Ravage Through California Wine Country

31 dead as NorCal wildfires grow to size of New York City

Teams with cadaver dogs began a grim search Thursday for more dead in parts of California wine country devastated by wildfires.
Enrollment counselor Vue Yang (left) reviews health insurance options for Laura San Nicolas (center), accompanied by her daughter, Geena, 17, at Sacramento Covered in Sacramento, Calif., in February.
To lower costs, Trump is making it easier for businesses to buy insurance through "association health plans," which offer less coverage than the ACA requires. But can employers can't attract good talent with low-coverage health plans?
Amazon Winter TCA Session
The decision came hours after The Hollywood Reporter published a producer's detailed claims of harassment by Price.
Mass Shooting At Mandalay Bay In Las Vegas

Hotel: Vegas gunman shot at crowd seconds after shooting guard

Mandalay Bay hotel officials say the gunman wounded a security guard in a hotel hallway within 40 seconds of firing into the crowd at a music festival, disputing a police timeline.
Gov. Jerry Brown Announces Emergency Drought Legislation

California Gov. Brown responds to deadly wildfires from afar

Brown has remained a background player as one of the worst series of wildfires in California history tears across the state's wine country and beyond.
pumpkin beach
Fall is in full swing. Our list of weekend events includes an L.A. version of Burning Man, an oyster festival and more pumpkins!
The sky over Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday.

This week's air quality worst on record for San Francisco Bay

As wildfires spread through Northern California counties, clouds of smoke and ash are spreading, too, far beyond the flames. Air quality officials have a database that's searchable by ZIP code.
Timothy Whalen,director of the Getty Conservation Institute, has been elected to serve for three years as the Chair of the National Trust's Board of Trustees.
Jerry Brown
"California is not just about Silicon Valley, it's not just about agriculture, it's not just about Hollywood — it's about families and kids," Brown said before signing the bills outside a Sacramento center that provides resources for homeless women.
Jimmy Gomez Election Night Party
They are running to replace Jimmy Gomez, who resigned from his position in the Assembly after being elected to Congress to represent California's 34th District.
President And Melania Trump Introduce DHS Secretary Nominee Kirstjen Nielsen

Trump names pick for Homeland Security post

Trump said Thursday that Kirstjen Nielsen will need "no on the job training" and will be "ready on Day One." She is his choice to replace John Kelly, who is now Trump's chief of staff.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the contract Wednesday to Tetra Tech Inc., headquartered in Pasadena.
President Trump Signs Executive Order To Promote Healthcare Choice

Trump signs an executive order on health care

President Donald Trump directed his administration to rewrite federal rules so consumers can have wider access to health insurance plans with lower premiums.
Fellow concertgoers helped get Elle Gargano over the fence and out of the festival grounds after she was wounded last Sunday.

Las Vegas shooting victims search for their heroes of the night

Facebook pages have been set up to reunite people with the strangers who helped them. One victim's father says he'd like to "give that feeling that you really mattered to somebody. To us."

Canyon Fire 2 containment reaches 60 percent

Canyon Fire 2 now stands at 9,217 acres and 60 percent containment. Fire authorities say the uptick in acreage is due to better mapping, not fire growth.
When it comes to sex, the roundworm Diploscapter pachys is a loner.

This tiny worm hasn't had sex in 18 million years

For most species, that would be a recipe for quick extinction. But not for these creatures. Scientists want to know why.

US to pull out of UNESCO amid Palestinian tensions

The United States is pulling out of UNESCO after repeated criticism of resolutions by the U.N. cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel.
Then-businessman Donald Trump speaks at the groundbreaking of The Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on Jan. 14, 2005.

How Trump built a California golf course with insults

In 2002, Donald Trump was expected to be a savior for Rancho Palos Verdes. But over the next decade, he brought lawsuits and offended residents. It's a lesson in Trump's management style.
This still image made from a 2013 video released by the Coleman family shows Caitlan Coleman and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle, in a militant video given to the family.
Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband and their children had been held by an extremist group in Afghanistan since 2012. Pakistan's military says it secured their release.

Musician Art Garfunkel opens up in new memoir

KPCC's Alex Cohen speaks with musician Art Garfunkel about his new memoir, "What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From An Underground Man."
As one Monterey critic put it, E. Charlton Fortune "was focused, determined, highly trained, and, ultimately, one of America's great impressionists."
A Navy Reservist was going to deploy to Afghanistan for a year. His boss laid him off. He tried to sue for discrimination, but was blocked by an arbitration agreement.
It takes more than just a star to put on a show: there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work, too. One program teaches students the skills to get technical work in the entertainment industry.


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The Frame

Episode: NBC and the Weinstein story; 'A Noise Within' theater company; musician Rostam

NBC passed on a bombshell Harvey Weinstein story. Why?

As more women come forward with their sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein questions keep piling up. Among them: Why did Ronan Farrow, a reporter for NBC News, publish his story about Harvey Weinstein in The New Yorker?
Joe Morton plays the late comedian and activist Dick Gregory on stage in "Turn Me Loose." That Gregory's comedy remains so relevant today, Morton says, is both remarkable and troubling.


Episode: What Trump’s new executive order means for the ACA and Covered CA
President Trump Signs Executive Order To Promote Healthcare Choice
President Trump will release an executive order today that will roll back health insurance rules and requirements, allowing small businesses and potentially consumers to buy “association health plans,” which are cheaper but provide less coverage than health plans under ACA.
Fairfield Conn. Marks Memorial Day With Parade
The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that it will be admitting girls into the Cub Scouts.
Continental AG Showcases New Automotive Technologies
Are California freeways ready for driverless cars with no one behind the wheel?
'The Immigrant' Premiere - The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival
“Open secret” is one term that has been used over and over again to describe disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s behaviors.
Multiple Wildfires Continue To Ravage Through California Wine Country

Evacuations expand: The latest on Northern CA fires

Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history.

Take Two®

Episode: How Nor Cal fires are affecting the wine industry, Long Beach is divided over density, Metro etiquette
At Least 11 Dead As Multiple Wildfires Burn Through California Wine Country

Why some Northern California vineyards survived the fires

Northern California vineyards have been devastated by wildfire. But one vintner says that his vineyard stopped the fire from spreading to his property.
Street Vendor - 4

LA City Councilmen move to protect street vendors in parks

If a street vendor in LA is undocumented and selling in a public park, a city-issued fine could alert immigration agents.

High-rises and high tensions in Long Beach

Long Beach may allow more high-rises in certain parts of the city, and that's led to chaotic and contentious town hall meetings.

Ultraviolet feminist activist group takes protest to the LA skies

The group hired a plane to carry a banner, reading "Hollywood: Stop Enabling Abuse." The plane flew over the city for a few hours Tuesday.
The Binge is our monthly list of the best movies and television shows you should be streaming. Mark Jordan Legan is our guide, and here are his picks.

The Ride: CA proposes self-driving regs, Lebron James stars in self-driving car commercial

If the California DMV's proposed self-driving regulations take effect, self-driving cars without a human driver could be on the roads by next summer

These crazy new PSAs want you to be a better Metro rider

Do you eat on a train? Take up extra seats on the bus when you don't need them? You might be a Metro Rude Dude.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Picturebook Overload

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