Archive for February 23rd, 2018

Plastic additive BPA not much of a threat, government study finds

Environment & Science | | February 23 2018, 6:06 PM

Many consumers avoid plastic products containing the chemical BPA, but a large study of rats suggests those water bottles and food cans are safe.

Developer gave illicit cash to LA politicians, prosecutors say

Politics | | February 23 2018, 5:38 PM

Real estate mogul Samuel Leung allegedly funneled $200,000 in illegal contributions to Eric Garcetti and seven other politicians while trying to get approval for a huge apartment complex.

LAist is coming back — under KPCC management

Local | | February 23 2018, 5:01 PM

The public radio station will own and operate the local news site out of its Pasadena offices.

Perris parents face new charges in kids' torture case

Crime & Justice | | February 23 2018, 3:48 PM

David and Louise Turpin pleaded not guilty to new charges of child abuse on top of a raft of torture and other charges they're already being held on.

Work on Wilshire subway continues amid funding doubts

Local | | February 23 2018, 1:20 PM

Metro broke ground on the second section of the Purple Line to Beverly Hills, but federal funds for the final stretch to Westwood are up in the air.

Rick Gates pleads guilty, begins cooperating with Mueller's Russia investigation

Crime & Justice | | February 23 2018, 12:41 PM

Gates, business partner of Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, told Judge Amy Berman Jackson he was making the plea of his own free will.

Trump calls Syria 'humanitarian disgrace'

US & World | | February 23 2018, 12:06 PM

The president spoke at a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

SoCal has had at least 10 school shooting threats this week

Crime & Justice | | February 23 2018, 9:25 AM

Seven people have been arrested in the incidents, including one man who had two assault rifles and nearly 100 high-capacity magazines.

Climate change could take a $1 billion bite from winter sports

Environment & Science | | February 23 2018, 6:01 AM

As the climate warms, a new report finds that low-snow years like this one can cost the U.S. winter sports industry up to $1 billion. That can bring economic pain well beyond ski resorts.

Cold weather strains local gas supply

Environment & Science | | February 23 2018, 5:30 AM

SoCal Gas has reduced supplies to local power generators like LADWP as it withdraws gas from the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility.

OC's homelessness problem is bigger than the Santa Ana riverbed

Local | | February 23 2018, 5:30 AM

While officials work furiously to find housing for those evicted from the riverbed, nearly 5,000 people go without permanent shelter in Orange County on any given night.

Why KPCC is bringing LAist back — an open letter to Southern California

Inside KPCC | | February 23 2018, 7:31 AM

We want to tell stories that inform, inspire, and connect Angelenos to one another. That’s what KPCC is dedicated to providing, and that’s what LAist was doing when it shut down in November.

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'Icarus:' The documentary that brought down Russia's doping scheme

Arts & Entertainment | | February 23 2018, 4:41 PM

With two Russian athletes now accused of doping at the Olympics, it brings renewed attention to the Oscar-nominated film that blew the lid off Russia's doping program.

Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman show about America's school-to-prison pipeline

Arts & Entertainment | | February 23 2018, 4:36 PM

In her HBO adaptation, the playwright and actress shares the accounts of teachers, students, politicians and parents — all with something to say about how race and class shape America.

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Tony Mendoza explains why he resigned from the California state Senate

| February 23 2018, 9:51 AM

California state senator Tony Mendoza resigned Thursday from the Legislature after an investigation into allegations that he had made improper advances toward several women.

A check in on school security protocol after footage reveals armed Parkland officer never went into the building

| February 23 2018, 9:48 AM

The armed school resource deputy at a high school in Parkland, Florida, did not intervene during the shooting that left 17 people dead, according to the local sheriff.

The upcoming Supreme Court case that could have major implications for the future of public sector unions

| February 23 2018, 9:31 AM

Next week, the nine justices on the Supreme Court of the United States will hear a case that could change the relationship between public sector unions and the workers they represent in more than 20 states, including California.

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Age before beauty: IMDb sees success with age discrimination lawsuit

| February 23 2018, 9:27 AM

On Tuesday, a federal judge declared a California law censoring IMDB from publishing its subscribers’ ages a violation of the first amendment.

FilmWeek: ‘Annihilation,’ ‘Every Day,’ ‘Game Night’ and more

| February 23 2018, 9:15 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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California Dems converge on San Diego

| February 23 2018, 2:54 PM

California's majority party is throwing a party of its own in San Diego — and what happens in San Diego matters to the entire state.

Here's your SoCal Winter Olympic Games recap

| February 23 2018, 1:16 PM

Plenty of California athletes competed for Team USA, and made their home state proud. There were big victories, but some performances fell flat.

Before LA’s ubiquitous food trucks, there were chuckwagons

| February 23 2018, 11:09 AM

From fresh tamales to oysters on the half shell, the lonchera is an old school Southern California staple, one that dates back more than a century.

Classical music with holocaust ties comes to LA

| February 23 2018, 11:04 AM

The performance of Polish, Jewish works comes just weeks after the country made it illegal to intimate that the state was complicit in Nazi crimes.

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