Archive for November 10th, 2017

Citizenship application backlog builds, wait times longer

Local | | November 10 2017, 7:55 PM

More than 708,000 U.S. citizenship applications are pending, with longer waits for applicants who are seeking to become citizens.

Nearly 150 people are evicted from an Orange County homeless camp

Local | | November 10 2017, 6:46 PM

Law enforcement officials on Friday forced people to leave a miles-long stretch of dirt trail along the Santa Ana River in in Fountain Valley.

Hospitals scramble to deal with a shortage of saline drip bags

Health | | November 10 2017, 5:03 PM

Hurricane Maria disrupted the operations of a leading manufacturer of saline IV bags — leading to a shortage that has affected California.

Did Zika cause more miscarriages than microcephaly?

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 10 2017, 4:26 PM

A study looks at the rate of miscarriage — and of babies born with the birth defect — among a group of pregnant women in Brazil. Researchers were surprised by what they found.

Travel ban affects UC Irvine conference

Education | | November 10 2017, 4:11 PM

Dozens of Iranian studies scholars have told organizers they won't be able to attend an Irvine conference next year because of Trump's travel ban.

​PG&E says someone else's wires may have started deadly blaze

Environment & Science | | November 10 2017, 2:50 PM

PG&E said in a legal filing Thursday that a preliminary investigation suggests that a private power line may have started the blaze that killed 21 people and destroyed more than 4,400 homes in Sonoma County.

All the men accused of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry

Arts & Entertainment | | November 10 2017, 2:30 PM

Call it the Weinstein Effect. Multiple men in Hollywood are facing allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to rape. Here's a rundown.

Do your holiday shopping at these winter craft fairs, bazaars and markets

Arts & Entertainment | | November 10 2017, 1:58 PM

Why stick to mega-retailers when you could do your Christmas shopping while supporting local vendors, shop owners and craftspeople?

Anthony Edwards says director Gary Goddard molested him

Arts & Entertainment | | November 10 2017, 12:53 PM

"ER' actor Anthony Edwards has revealed that he was molested as a child by a director and producer, staying quiet because of emotional manipulation.

Ellen Page speaks out on harassment by director Brett Ratner

Arts & Entertainment | | November 10 2017, 12:47 PM

Ellen Page says director Brett Ratner outed her in front of "X-Men" cast and crew when she was a sexually unsure 18-year-old, leaving her feeling violated and ashamed.

7 things to do this Veterans Day weekend in SoCal

Arts & Entertainment | | November 10 2017, 12:34 PM

Our list includes lots of holiday events this weekend, including Veterans Day parades, Christmas tree lightings and something called a "Tofurky Trot."

'These stories are true' Louis C.K. admits

Arts & Entertainment | | November 10 2017, 11:34 AM

The comedian says the stories that he masturbated in front of female comics are true and that he misused his power.

Clearing ruins launches new phase in California fire cleanup

Business & Economy | | November 10 2017, 11:30 AM

Crews began the work this week in flattened, blackened blocks of Santa Rosa's Coffey Park neighborhood. Where hundreds of houses once stood, now there's "nothing but burned everything."

Talking to kids about marijuana gets tougher

Health | | November 10 2017, 8:03 AM

Now that recreational marijuana use in California and other states is legal for adults and marketers are ramping up ads, youth drug educators fear that kids may think it's safe for them to light up.

'Nothing immoral' or 'deeply disturbing'? Republicans split on Roy Moore allegations

Politics | | November 10 2017, 7:50 AM

Some GOP officials in Alabama are skeptical of allegations Roy Moore sexually assaulted a 14-year-old when he was 32. Others say that even if true, it would be irrelevant to his U.S. Senate campaign.

California Republicans drive recall efforts, ballot measures

Politics | | November 10 2017, 7:18 AM

As state Democrats head into a key election year with several legislative wins racked up, Republicans are finding ways to push their agenda outside of Sacramento.

Did state senator Tony Mendoza fire 3 women who reported sexual harassment?

Crime & Justice | | November 10 2017, 6:07 AM

A lawyer for one of the women says the Los Angeles-area delegate axed the trio after they reported that he invited a young employee to visit him at home and in his hotel room.

Surprise! There’s a doctor at your grocery store

Health | | November 10 2017, 5:00 AM

As part of an anti-obesity effort, Providence St. Joseph Health is partnering with grocery stores to bring healthy eating advice to an aisle near you.

Helping veterans pursue their Hollywood dreams

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 10 2017, 5:00 AM

Hollywood is a notoriously tough industry to break into, but an L.A. nonprofit offers a boost to military veterans who are aspiring playwrights and screenwriters.

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Air raid sirens, a theremin and the L.A. Phil come together for 'War of the Worlds'

Arts & Entertainment | | November 10 2017, 4:01 PM

Downtown Los Angeles is the setting for an ambitious opera adaptation of Orson Welles' 1938 radio drama, created by Yuval Sharon.

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Amidst flatlining scores, we check in on standardized testing in CA

| November 10 2017, 9:55 AM

California implemented new standardized tests in 2015, so it was expected that scores would dip before rising once students acclimated to the new format.

In honor of Veterans Day, what’s behind the military/civilian cultural divide?

| November 10 2017, 9:54 AM

Veterans Day arrives Saturday, and for many people, it’s a day to honor friends and family who’ve served in the military.

The Senate drops its version of the tax bill. How it’ll complicate negotiations

| November 10 2017, 9:52 AM

On Thursday, one week after House GOP released their draft of the tax proposal, Senate Republicans unveiled their version of the tax-cut plan.

The Roy Moore allegations and the GOP response

| November 10 2017, 9:49 AM

Four women have said Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore pursued sexual relationships with them when they were teenagers, according to a story in the Washington Post.

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As Louis CK confirms allegations, Hollywood rushes its damage control

| November 10 2017, 9:57 AM

News broke Thursday about more sexual misconduct allegations in the entertainment industry, this time against comedian Louis C.K.

FilmWeek: ‘Daddy’s Home 2,’ ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and more

| November 10 2017, 9:35 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Wade Major and Andy Klein review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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The bonds of bootcamp defy decades, generations and wars

Local | | November 10 2017, 2:12 PM

Aaron Ward and Don Ray served in different wars at different times. But the bond they feel as veterans connects them on a deeper level.

Hollywood's American Legion wants SoCal vets to think of the post as home

Local | | November 10 2017, 11:47 AM

Post 43 has been a sanctuary for combat veterans since it opened in the late 1920s. Now a new generation is overseeing multi-million dollar modernization.

California makes the grade protecting its beaches

| November 10 2017, 9:06 AM

When it comes to combating sea-level rise, erosion and sediment management, the Surfrider Foundation says California is more successful than other states.

For this Veterans Day, honor those who served by listening

| November 10 2017, 8:59 AM

Saturday, November 11, is Veterans Day. We reached out to our listeners to ask how they'll be honoring the vets in their life.

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