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A video surfaced on the Internet purporting to show journalist Steven Sotloff, 31, being beheaded by a militant of the Islamic State group in Syria, just two weeks after the beheading of journalist James Foley. What protections do freelancers have while covering war-torn countries? Also, three flights in nine days have been diverted after altercations between passengers over legroom and reclining seats. What are the sociological and economic factors behind the emergence of the anti-vaccination movement?
Mayor Eric Garcetti is pitching a minimum wage hike in Los Angeles to $13.25 an hour. Does the plan do enough to appease unions and labor leaders? Also, The leak of celebrity nude photos stolen from iCloud storage sparks concern about privacy and cyber security. Then, writer Chris Farrell delves into the phenomenon led by Americans who are redefining what it means to live, age, and work.
A Compton School board member wants the district to reverse its decision to allow campus police officers to carry AR-15 semi-automatic weapons. Also, how should the U.S. and Europe handle military and diplomatic actions against ISIL? Is bombing Syria a viable option, or is the situation too complicated? Then, college football kicks off tomorrow.
For the past two days, the shoreline has been hammered by waves peaking at over 20 feet. What kind of risks did lifeguards face these past couple of days? Also, a bill has passed the State Senate that bans the use of suspensions and expulsions for dealing with students who commit defiant and disruptive acts. Then, vasectomies and IUDs: How much do they cost?
Beverly Hills Unified has recently voted to give schools the authority to penalize families who don’t live in the district for enrolling their kids in its schools. Also, UCLA and Rand Health researchers say critically ill patients receiving “futile care” are creating delays in care for other patients in Intensive Care Units. Then, is In-n-Out’s double double the best burger in LA?
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy has suspended contracts with Apple and Pearson following criticism and investigation into L.A. schools’ use of iPads in the classroom. Also, two committees have recommended a new pilot program that would allow officers to issue fines for neighborhood “quality-of-life” offenses. Then, should the San Gabriel Mountains be named a national monument?