New research from Emory University suggests that reading novels can actually lead to neurological changes in your brain. Not just the linguistic areas of your mind, but also in the parts governing physical activity.
Illegal recruiting, cheating, suspensions. Those may sound like story lines from a typical college football season, and they are all part of a new documentary-style show. The thing is, it's not about college football. It's about eight- and nine-year-old players.
Seahawks fans are documented to be some the loudest fans in sports. One way to do that is to make sure of that is to keep the numbers of fans of the opposing team are kept to a minimum when they play in their home stadium.
Cities — including LA — have encouraged homeowners to voluntarily retrofit their dwellings to make them better able to withstand shaking. But as KPCC's Sanden Totten reports, there are no state standards for such work. And many retrofits may not be up to the task.
And as part of our continuing coverage of the 20th anniversary of Northridge, we've built an Earthquake Tracker at our website. It's an interactive map that keeps a record of all seismic activity in California.
The L.A. Unified School Board is voting today on whether to buy more iPads. Superintendent John Deasy is asking for 96,000 new tablets for students and teachers. But with all the controversy that has so far surrounded the iPad program, debate is likely to be robust.
Last week, the LA Public Library announced a new program to help high school drop outs get a degree. Here to tell us more about it is John Szabo, city librarian for the LA - which means he's the top dog at LA's public library system.