Archive for January 23rd, 2018

Santa Barbara County issued conflicting mudslide warnings

Local | | January 23 2018, 6:33 PM

In the days before mudslides devastated California neighborhoods, officials released conflicting evacuation orders that left some hard-hit neighborhoods out of the warning zone.

SoCal girl tortured with her 12 siblings was bullied, frail

Crime & Justice | | January 23 2018, 6:23 PM

She was frail, smelly and picked on as a student in Texas, one of her classmates said in a heartwrenching Facebook post.

Weed Wars: Growers sue to block vast California marijuana farms

Crime & Justice | | January 23 2018, 6:16 PM

Growers worry that new rules could open the way for vast farms and drive smaller cultivators out of business.

Motel 6 sued, again, for IDing Latino guests to ICE

Politics | | January 23 2018, 5:55 PM

Did the hotel chain violate civil rights laws by giving personal info on guests to immigration agents who didn't have warrants?

Baby okapi goes on display at LA Zoo

Environment & Science | | January 23 2018, 4:00 PM

The reclusive species, nicknamed the "rainforest giraffe," is known for zebra-like black-and-white stripes on its front and hind legs.

Ursula K. Le Guin, whose novels plucked truth from high fantasy, dies at 88

Arts & Entertainment | | January 23 2018, 3:41 PM

The trailblazing writer, known for the Earthsea series and "The Left Hand of Darkness," used her imagined realms to grapple with social realities.

Shooting at Kentucky high school leaves 2 dead, at least 12 wounded

US & World | | January 23 2018, 1:32 PM

Another five people were also injured in the attack, which authorities say was undertaken by a 15-year-old student Tuesday. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says both of those killed were also 15.

Community colleges hailed as model for disaster readiness

Education | | January 23 2018, 1:00 PM

Staffers at various campuses sprang into action to help during recent fires. Officials say their response should be a national model.

On-campus access to abortion pills? It could become law

Health | | January 23 2018, 11:34 AM

As restrictions on abortion mount in other states, California moves ahead with legislation that would require public universities to stock abortion pills.

What Trump's solar panel tariff could mean for California

Politics | | January 23 2018, 10:34 AM

The U.S. solar industry is split over the high taxes on solar components and large washing machines.

Sessions interviewed by Mueller team in Russia investigation

Crime & Justice | | January 23 2018, 7:58 AM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is thought to be the highest-ranking Trump administration official, and first Cabinet member, to be interviewed by Mueller's team.

Trump says 'nobody knows' if an immigration deal can happen

Politics | | January 23 2018, 7:35 AM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to bring up a bill to address DACA, border security and other issues, even if no consensus emerges before the next funding deadline, on Feb. 8.

Oscars: 'Shape of Water' leads with 13 nods; see the complete list

Arts & Entertainment | | January 23 2018, 6:17 AM

Rachel Morrison, who shot "Mudbound," made history as the first woman ever nominated in the cinematography category.

LA homeless census kicks off Tuesday

Business & Economy | | January 23 2018, 5:00 AM

L.A.'s annual homeless count, a census of who's living on the streets and in the county's shelters, kicks off Tuesday evening.

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Garrison Keillor's sexual harassment allegations go beyond single touch (MPR)

US & World | | January 23 2018, 2:21 PM

An investigation by MPR News has learned of a years-long pattern of behavior that left several women who worked for the longtime host of A Prairie Home Companion feeling mistreated, sexualized or belittled.

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Oscar nominations: Surprises, snubs and Hollywood's new wave

Arts & Entertainment | | January 23 2018, 4:02 PM

Kyle Buchanan of Vulture.com and Amy Nicholson of Variety join John Horn to examine how the nominations reflect the current state of Hollywood.

Edgar Wright on the music, cars and choreography of 'Baby Driver'

Arts & Entertainment | | January 23 2018, 3:43 PM

He built 'Baby Driver' around an expansive pop, rock and R&B playlist. His big fear? That another film might use those songs first.

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New solar panel tariff creates a murky future for California’s industry

| January 23 2018, 9:53 AM

California is the number one state for both solar panel jobs and customers, so it goes without saying that Trump’s increased tariff on imported solar goods will affect the state dramatically.

What could ending the government shutdown cost Democrats?

| January 23 2018, 9:51 AM

The three-day government shutdown ended late on Monday – but the move has garnered criticism from Democrats who wanted to hold out for better immigration policy deals.

‘The Shape of Water’ sees lots of love during the 2017 Academy Award nominations

| January 23 2018, 9:49 AM

The 90th Academy Awards nominations were announced early today, with “The Shape of Water,” “Dunkirk” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” leading the pack.

SoCal’s go-to weather guy Bill Patzert retires

| January 23 2018, 9:44 AM

For a place whose constant is mostly the perennial sun, we Angelenos sure love to talk about the weather – and the go-to guy on that topic in the Southland has always been Bill Patzert.

Right brained, left brained: New research on the mind and creativity

| January 23 2018, 9:31 AM

The right side of the brain used to be seen as the prime holder of creativity.

The FCC rolled back net neutrality, but CA is trying to bring it back – is that a good idea?

| January 23 2018, 9:22 AM

In December, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality rules, but now California lawmakers have two proposals to reinstate the protections.

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New algorithm could help welfare workers protect children

| January 23 2018, 12:42 PM

A USC professor incorporated data about a family's history with the child welfare and criminal justice systems to create a risk score for children.

LA artists Kendrick Lamar and Tyler the Creator are up for Grammys

| January 23 2018, 11:29 AM

We'll get a preview of this weekend's Grammy Awards with music supervisor Morgan Rhodes.

The science of tsunamis and SoCal

Environment & Science | | January 23 2018, 11:24 AM

SoCal was under tsunami watch after an earthquake near Alaska. Although the threat has passed, how would such a disaster affect the region?

Why there's no Oscars category for stunt workers

| January 23 2018, 9:54 AM

Jack Gill is a stunt coordinator and action designer who's working to get his peers' work honored by the Academy. But he's been turned down every step of the way.

No Place Like LA: Mary isn't a tourist when she gives the tour

| January 23 2018, 9:30 AM

If you can show off the city to a native, then you might be home.

7 big (and small) takeaways from the 2018 Oscar nominations

Arts & Entertainment | | January 23 2018, 9:05 AM

The 90th Annual Academy Award nomination announcement marks the halfway point for awards season. Here are the major takeaways.

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