KPCC Blogs Impatient Read the Latest Post How much should a vasectomy cost? I called several urological specialists in the Los Angeles area and, to the amusement of my co-workers, asked about the cost of a vasectomy. It pays to ask. Multi-American Read the Latest Post In immigration news: How executive action could prompt a budget war, voluntary return settlement, an immigration court judge speaks out, more Opposition from some GOP lawmakers to President Obama's immigration plans could lead to a budget showdown this fall. This and more. Off-Ramp Read the Latest Post Getty mounts Minor White photography exhibit The first White retrospective in 25 years opens the photog's work in two directions: his early Oregon past and the homoerotic realm he tried to keep hidden. Pacific Swell Read the Latest Post Conservation groups seek protection of monarch butterfly A sharp decline in the monarch butterfly population has lead conservation groups to petition for protection of the butterfly under the Endangered Species Act. Pass / Fail Read the Latest Post LA schools iPads: Top officials got free tablets, resort trips Los Angeles Unified officials evaluating bids for a massive technology project received iPads and attended a weekend sales pitch in Palm Springs. 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: LAPD names officers in shooting Today is Friday, Aug. 29 and headlines include the names of two LAPD officers involved in a South LA shooting, a defense of the city's wage proposal, and using campaign funds for a legal defense. The Breakdown Read the Latest Post Governor, legislators reach deal to boost CA film tax credit $330 million isn't the $400 million many supporters were hoping for, but it's still more than triple what California now offers to film and TV productions. The Latest Read the Latest Post Quiz: How much do you know about your water use? Part of the confusion is whether you irrigate a yard or use water-saving devices, but no matter how you measure it, California is in a serous drought. Without A Net Read the Latest Post Jack Kirby: 6 things you might not know about the comics legend He's the man who co-created classic Marvel Comics characters like Captain America and the Fantastic Four, but his decades-long career also involves Groot, the CIA and more.