Supertyphoon Haiyan relief effort, Trader Joe's recall, Tyler Shields and more

Several organizations here in the U.S. are assisting in the relief efforts and gearing up to aid victims of Supertyphoon Haiyan any way they can. One of these groups is called Team Rubicon.
Relief Efforts Continue After Typhoon Haiyan's Destruction

Filipino-Americans crucial part of aid to typhoon victims

For many, this aid money comes on top of regular remittances that they send back to their family members in The Philippines. All this cash may be a major force in what rebuilds the country and people's homes.
We Care Spa Offers Holistic Pampering To Desert Guests

Desert Hot Springs facing bankruptcy with $3 million defecit

The Coachella Valley town of Desert Hot Springs is running a deficit of more than $3 million, or about 20 percent of its total revenue. Among the solutions are to declare municipal bankruptcy, or dis-incorporate the town, which is home to about 25,000 people.
California Continues To Lead U.S. In Green Technology

Desert solar panel projects face increased scrutiny

Birds are having a tough time trying to fly through the heat given off by solar thermal projects that have sprung up all over the California desert. With more of these projects looking to get green lit, what will that mean for the birds that are just trying to fly on through?
LAX Shooting

LAX shooting: What is the Los Angeles Airport Police Division?

After the Nov. 1 shooting at LAX, many wondered, "What is the L.A. Airport Police Division? Where does it patrol? How long has it been operating?" We provide some answers.
Trader Joe's
Several salads and sandwiches sold at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods have been recalled over fears of E. Coli contamination.
Soho House Satellite Nights Series With M.I.A.
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our regular segment in which we talk about the best in new music. This week we're joined by Oliver Wang of and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes.
Historic Drought Cripples Ranches And Farms In American West

Could cloud seeding help relieve drought in the West?

Back in 1946, the idea of making rain was shrouded in magic and often fraud. Now, more than half a century later, cloud-seeding has been proven to work and be cost-effective.
Typhoon Communication

Typhoon Haiyan: Local Filipino community desperate for news about survivors

In The Philippines, communications are still down, days after Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the island nation. KPCC's Leslie Berestein-Rojas says families there, and abroad, are becoming desperate for news about loved ones.
Death Toll Rises in Philippines Following Impact Of Super Typhoon
As the Philippines tries to recover from Typhoon Haiyan, scientists are looking more closely at the storm.
Fronteras Desk

Investigation into candy factory explosion in Juárez ongoing

Authorities in the Mexican border city of Juárez are finalizing their investigation into the cause of a deadly explosion at a candy factory last month.

California public schools to require students to learn typing

Smartphones, laptops and tablets are ubiquitous today, but it wasn't always that way. It used to be that most learned to communicate via the typewriter.
Violence School Lessons
Senator Ron Calderon has been a huge booster of TV and film production in L.A. as a member of the California Film Commission's board, but he was removed from that position due to an ongoing FBI investigation involving bribes.

Garden City: Tending to a cultural crossroads in Kansas

Peggy Lowe of Harvest Public Media reports from Garden City, Kansas. City leaders there are embracing the town's cultural change, which is driven by its newest citizens.
Tyler Shields

Picture This: Tyler Shields and 'The Dirty Side of Glamour'

Photographer Tyler Shields has made a name for himself with celebrity photographs that are definitely NOT your standard TMZ fare.
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