Archive for November 21st, 2017

David Cassidy, singer and 1970s TV heartthrob, dies at 67

Arts & Entertainment | | November 21 2017, 7:05 PM

Cassidy's role as an adolescent aspiring musician on the TV show "The Partridge Family" turned him into a real-life, teen-dream pop idol. Cassidy revealed to People Magazine in February 2017 that he had been diagnosed with dementia and would stop performing.

If California's gas tax is repealed, what would happen?

Local | | November 21 2017, 6:05 PM

Those who want to roll back a new state gas tax and vehicle fees can start collecting signatures to get their measure on the ballot.

Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57 million riders, drivers

Business & Economy | | November 21 2017, 5:59 PM

Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers.

Do-it-yourself 'ghost guns' bypass background checks, firearm registration

Crime & Justice | | November 21 2017, 5:55 PM

When Kevin Neal went on his deadly shooting rampage last week in California, he used "ghost guns": homemade weapons built from kits and instructions found on the Internet.

LA County approves $15 million wrongful conviction payout

Crime & Justice | | November 21 2017, 1:37 PM

Frank O'Connell spent 27 years in prison for a murder he says he didn't commit. A judge freed him in 2012 because of improper conduct by sheriff's detectives.

Watchdog report finds Trump travel ban caused confusion, violated court orders

Politics | | November 21 2017, 12:40 PM

Full details of The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General's report are being withheld by DHS leaders.

7 things to do this Thanksgiving weekend in SoCal

Arts & Entertainment | | November 21 2017, 11:27 AM

Take the friends and relatives to the L.A. version of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, holiday markets or a spectacular neighborhood lights display.

Rep. John Conyers acknowledges settlement, but denies sexual harassment claim

Politics | | November 21 2017, 11:10 AM

BuzzFeed obtained documents detailing a sealed 2015 settlement with a former employee, with a $27,000 payout. The Michigan Democrat says the settlement was made to avoid "protracted litigation."

FCC unveils plan to repeal net neutrality rules

Politics | | November 21 2017, 10:38 AM

The FCC will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo rules that prevent Internet providers from blocking or slowing websites and apps. The plan would require broadband providers to disclose their practices.

Attorneys filing Vegas shooting lawsuits in LA with 450 plaintiffs

Crime & Justice | | November 21 2017, 9:54 AM

The new lawsuits were filed in Los Angeles with the intent to get the cases before a jury less likely to be influenced by the size and clout of a casino company, according to one lawyer.

PBS and CBS fire Charlie Rose after misconduct claims

Crime & Justice | | November 21 2017, 9:46 AM

PBS has distributed Rose's interview show since 1991, and CBS had previously suspended the veteran newsman. The head of CBS News said there is nothing more important than assuring a safe, professional workplace.

LA Turkey Trots worth sweating for

Local | | November 21 2017, 7:36 AM

Whether you want to race the relatives, wear a turkey costume, or just burn some calories, here is a roundup of some of the neighborhood races.

After death of 8th child, Ikea relaunches dresser recall

Health | | November 21 2017, 7:32 AM

The latest death was Jozef Dudek, 2, of Buena Park. The toddler had reportedly been put down for a nap when his father went in to check on him and found him under the dresser.

When should I give my kid a smartphone?

Education | | November 21 2017, 7:12 AM

It's a question most parents will wrestle with at some point — when is the right time to give my child a smartphone? Here are some things to consider before you answer that question.

Majority of LGBTQ Americans report harassment based on identity

US & World | | November 21 2017, 6:58 AM

In the poll, LGBTQ people also reported numerous experiences of institutional discrimination — in jobs, equal pay, promotions, and when trying to obtain health care or housing.

America's Cup race gets a radical new single-hulled boat

Arts & Entertainment | | November 21 2017, 6:51 AM

The 166-year-old yacht race, which has featured giant foiling catamarans in recent years, will return to monohulls in 2021. But the new boats are far from traditional.

More homeless shelter beds for Antelope Valley

Business & Economy | | November 21 2017, 5:00 AM

L.A. officials are opening up a second winter shelter in the Antelope Valley in the hopes of bringing more homeless services to the area.

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Sexual harassment on set is ‘the status quo,’ says Zoe Kazan

Arts & Entertainment | | November 21 2017, 5:11 PM

The actress and writer, who starred this year in "The Big Sick," weighs in on Hollywood's long history of exploiting women and what to do about it.

Why 'The Dana Carvey Show' failed despite its brilliance

Arts & Entertainment | | November 21 2017, 3:59 PM

Dana Carvey's 1996 sketch comedy show with Robert Smigel, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell failed to capture an audience on ABC. Was it ahead of its time?

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DOJ investigating Harvard affirmative action policies against Asian-Americans

| November 21 2017, 9:57 AM

The Department of Justice is officially investigating Harvard’s admission practices after multiple complaints filed against the university alleging discrimination against Asian-American applicants.

A popular dating app wants to give women more control in job networking

| November 21 2017, 9:51 AM

Dating app Bumble is branching out into professional networking – with an extra safety measure to prevent the kind of sexual harassment found on other networking sites like LinkedIn.

Pasadena, Inglewood want rent control. Is that the best way to control high rents?

| November 21 2017, 9:21 AM

Developers say the solution to the housing crisis is to build more housing — and that rent control dissuades developers from doing that.

Is a career comeback possible for Louis C.K., Bill O’Reilly, Charlie Rose?

| November 21 2017, 9:10 AM

News elder statesman Charlie Rose became the latest powerful man to fall from grace over sexual misconduct allegations.

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Tuesday Reviewsday: LA's Alex Rose, The Dead's Mickey Hart and rocker Selene Vigil

| November 21 2017, 12:41 PM

Alex Rose was born in L.A., reared in Austin, and is now singing full time back in her birth city. And, man, can she sing. Listen to her and more new music.

LA Phil announces new CEO

| November 21 2017, 11:16 AM

New LA Phil CEO Simon Wood has some pretty big shoes to fill

Big Sunday charity prepares for big holiday help

| November 21 2017, 10:58 AM

The LA-based nonprofit has plenty of ways to help out this holiday season, starting with Wednesday's Thanksgiving Stuffing event

Is LA Mayor Eric Garcetti planning to run for US president?

| November 21 2017, 10:52 AM

Garcetti has been traveling the country, and it's leading to a lot of speculation that he may be running for president in 2020

How kids of the '90s revived 'Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie'

| November 21 2017, 10:34 AM

Voice actors for the beloved Nickelodeon animated series talk about their experiences with the original show and the new movie

Sexual misconduct allegations plague California politicians

| November 21 2017, 10:18 AM

Celebrities and politicians have faced constant sexual harassment charges for the past several weeks. KPCC's Mary Plummer puts the complaint numbers in context.

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