KPCC Blogs Impatient Read the Latest Post The government compensates those injured by vaccines. Who knew? Government officials feel torn between the need to publicize the compensation program and their fear of feeding the anti-vaccination movement. Multi-American Read the Latest Post In immigration news: Migration and US demographic shifts, executive action poll, foreign-born residents in the Inland Empire, more The percentage of immigrants in traditional receiving states like California has decreased, while the numbers have grown in newer destinations. This and more. Off-Ramp Read the Latest Post 12 anime gift suggestions for the clueless parent Animation historian Charles Solomon offers anime gift ideas that can transform an adult’s image from clueless doofus to knowing friend, plus a few suggestions for younger children. Pacific Swell Read the Latest Post De Leon seeks to divest state pensions from coal invesments California State Senator Kevin de Leon says he’ll introduce legislation next month to get the state’s public employees retirement system off of coal. Pass / Fail Read the Latest Post Parents battle for special ed services as the tab rises Frustrated parents often have to fight to get their special education student more help. Their struggle may get worse as the cost of special ed increases. Patt Morrison Read the Latest Post Confessions of a fair-weather Dodgers fan Each year, they come out of the woodwork: the die-hard Dodgers fans who don't really like baseball much. I am one of them. Represent! Read the Latest Post Maven's Morning Coffee: Local cities cancel elections Today is Friday, Dec. 19 and headlines include the cancellation of city elections, an environmental report on the Anaheim street car and L.A.'s year in review. The Breakdown Read the Latest Post New concourse, automated connector train planned for LAX Brian Watt With airport traffic growing, nearly $5 billion is earmarked for projects including a new passenger concourse and an automated connector train to ease congestion.. The Latest Read the Latest Post Heat hacks: How to stay cool without air conditioning The county declared a heat alert on Thursday as high temperatures keep threatening to break records. Find a cooling center near you and get tips for the air-conditionally challenged. Without A Net Read the Latest Post Darlene Love's last Letterman 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' Darlene Love sang "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home" for David Letterman one last time Friday night. She has sung on Letterman's late night shows since 1986.