The city of San Jose has filed a lawsuit against MLB accusing them of improperly keeping the Oakland Athletics from moving to the city to shield the nearby San Francisco Giants from competition. Meanwhile, Time Warner Cable is facing their own class-action lawsuit that alleges the cable provider's $11 billion deal to air Dodgers and Lakers games unfairly passes on the cost to customers without allowing them to opt out of subscribing to the games.
With a new mayor taking office on July 1, the Dorner report due to be discussed by the Police Commission on June 25th, and the Michelle Kane murder a hot topic in the media at the moment, there’s never a shortage of topics to chew over with the top dog at the LAPD. Have a question for the Chief? Leave a comment or give us a call.
The most desirable upgrade packages for new cars may be the most dangerous, according to auto safety experts. Voice-command programs are thought to be safer than using your hands to fumble through menus and buttons. However, safety experts for the American Automobile Association say that might not be so.
Can you tell if someone is an only child? Are you a parent who had a second child for the sake of your firstborn? In Lauren Sandler’s new book, “One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One,” Sandler set out to prove that “only child syndrome” is a myth and such stereotypes don’t exist.
Intense debates have sparked among the 538 members of the Electoral College, who are set to cast their votes on December 19 - are they bound to support their state's candidate, or should they be free to vote their conscience?; Amazon launches a new market shopping experience without cash registers or lines; and we take a look at how counterterrorism efforts continue to impact personal privacy and tech concerns one year after the San Bernardino shooting.
Two more Cabinet members have been appointed by President-elect Donald Trump: retired Marine General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense, and former GOP presidential rival Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing; we take a closer look at the Oakland fire and its implications for what could be a larger housing problem in California; plus, how and why conspiracy theories are feeding into the 2016 political climate.
One year has passed since 14 people were killed in the San Bernardino terrorist attack – we look at the tactical response, the community one year later and what life’s been like for Muslims since; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics review the week’s latest releases, including ‘Jackie,’ ‘Man Down’ and more on FilmWeek.
Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Xavier Becerra as California’s next Attorney general – we look at the implications, as well as who will fill Becerra’s seat in the House; North Dakota’s governor has set Dec. 5 as the eviction date for Access Pipeline protesters – we dive into the competing interests and historical context of the land; what is the future of the death penalty in CA?; plus, we analyze the politics of Black Republicans.
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