Archive for March 22nd, 2018

Evacuations lifted as storm moves through SoCal

Environment & Science | | March 22 2018, 6:39 PM

KPCC covered the impact of this powerful storm as it drenched communities from Santa Barbara to Riverside counties on Thursday. Read all the details here.

Trump replacing National Security Adviser HR McMaster with John Bolton

Politics | | March 22 2018, 4:16 PM

According to inside accounts, the president and McMaster clashed when the top aide's cerebral briefings crashed into Trump's more freewheeling style.

Dow drops 724 points amid fears of a US trade war with China

Business & Economy | | March 22 2018, 4:02 PM

The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled nearly 3 percent Thursday after the Trump administration announced plans to impose tariffs on Chinese imports.

This is the 7th evacuation for one Montecito resident — since December

Local | | March 22 2018, 3:22 PM

Multiple evacuations take a toll on Montecito resident Gretchen Horn, who hasn't been home since the mudslides on Jan. 9 forced her and her family to leave. "I don’t want to be scared of my town, but it’s scary right now."

US undercounting opioid-related overdoses by up to 35 percent, study says

Health | | March 22 2018, 10:15 AM

Standards for how to investigate and report on overdoses vary widely across states and counties. As a result, opioid overdose deaths often go overlooked in the data reported to the federal government.

Lead Trump lawyer in Russia probe leaves in legal shake-up

Politics | | March 22 2018, 9:41 AM

President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the special counsel's Russia investigation has resigned amid a shake-up of the president's legal team.

President Trump orders $50 billion tariffs on China

US & World | | March 22 2018, 9:33 AM

Trump ordered stiff new tariffs on a wide range of Chinese imports in response to what the White House calls China's unfair treatment of U.S. technology.

Most US teachers want gun control, not guns to carry, poll finds

US & World | | March 22 2018, 8:15 AM

A Gallup poll finds teachers support measures like background checks for gun buyers, but little enthusiasm for bearing arms.

Police in Arizona release dashcam video of fatal crash involving self-driving car

Business & Economy | | March 22 2018, 8:12 AM

An external view shows 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who suddenly appears in the headlights walking her bike. An interior view shows the safety driver in the moments leading up to the impact.

13 awesome things to do this weekend

Arts & Entertainment | | March 22 2018, 5:30 AM

From waffles and peacocks to brainiacs and airshows, here's how to spend your weekend after the rain dries out in Southern California.

Why supermarkets stay open during fires and storms

Business & Economy | | March 22 2018, 5:00 AM

During recent fires and mudslides in Southern California, supermarkets have stayed open when other businesses in affected areas start to close down.

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'Roxanne, Roxanne' tells the story of a teen rap prodigy

Arts & Entertainment | | March 22 2018, 4:31 PM

At 14, Roxanne Shanté become a revered rapper in New York and beyond. Now, her life story has been made into a biopic written and directed by Michael Larnell.

Martín Zimmerman's play, 'On the Exhale,' explores gun violence in America

Arts & Entertainment | | March 22 2018, 4:29 PM

The play about the complexity of gun control will stream for free on March 24-25 in conjunction with the March For Our Lives rallies.

‘Wild Wild Country’: The true story of a cult, mass poisonings and assassination attempts

Arts & Entertainment | | March 22 2018, 3:08 PM

The Netflix docu-series tells the story from the early '80s of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his efforts to build a community in Oregon.

An Arnold Schwarzenegger movie accidentally got Bill Hader into acting

Arts & Entertainment | | March 22 2018, 9:09 AM

The SNL alum dreamed of being a director, but ended up in front of the camera. Now, with his new series, "Barry," he gets to do both.


Live updates: SoCal storm and impact on fire-ravaged areas

| March 22 2018, 9:32 AM

A powerful Pacific storm is moving across central and southern parts of California, drenching communities previously ravaged by wildfires and mudslides.

Promising step in the development of a male birth control pill

| March 22 2018, 9:22 AM

For over 60 years, women have taken “the pill” – and now there’s some promising science on the potential for a male version.

As SF becomes latest California city to ban fur sale, we check in on impact of WeHo’s own fur ban

| March 22 2018, 9:17 AM

San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban the sale of fur, boosting the city’s animal-loving reputation as it becomes the largest U.S. city to approve the prohibition.

Not your grandparents' political parties: How the makeup of Republican, Democratic voter bases have changed over decades

| March 22 2018, 9:11 AM

Voter makeups for both the Democratic and Republican parties are more different today than they ever have been in the past generation.

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3 ways WonderCon sets itself apart from other fan conventions

Arts & Entertainment | | March 22 2018, 11:59 AM

WonderCon, aka San Diego Comic-Con's sister convention, is the little convention that could. Here's what makes WonderCon different — plus three must-sees.

PBS documentary features true story of Chicano civil rights leader

| March 22 2018, 10:59 AM

Widely known as the inspiration for Dr. Gonzo in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," a new documentary tells the true story of Chicano civil rights activist, Oscar Zeta Acosta.

Montecito faces the fatigue of its fifth recent evacuation

| March 22 2018, 10:40 AM

Thousands of people in Santa Barbara County were ordered to evacuate because of concerns about the potential for mudslides and debris flows caused by heavy rains.

What CSU students need to know about 2 new policies

| March 22 2018, 10:02 AM

Trustees for California State University approved two policies this week to improve eligible students' access to its most popular campuses.

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