Wildfire danger, H.R. Giger dies, Michael Sam marketing and more

California's intense drought has increased the risk of wildfire, and also made it more difficult for fire crews to safely conduct controlled burns.

High temps, strong winds make for fire danger in SoCal

Temperatures around Los Angeles are supposed to be in the mid- to high-90s this week. It's a plus if you own an ice cream shop, it's a problem if you're trying to avoid fires.
mosquito bug insect
More heat could cause a number of problems, like extended droughts, water shortages, and an increase in infectious diseases spread by insects.
California's Central Valley Impacted By Major Drought

Oak-killing fungus could add fuel to wildfire season

We all know how heat, drought, wind can increase the odds of a fire, but now there's another factor to think about: fungus.
Donald Sterling, the owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, might be forced by the league's owners to sell his franchise.
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling continues to dominate the airwaves, finally speaking out for the first time in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper.
2014 NFL Combine

The marketing power of gay NFL player Michael Sam

Michael Sam already has an endorsement deal inked with Visa, and many believe that Sam could be an extremely marketable option for companies.

The tiny house movement comes to Los Angeles

Faced with sky-high housing costs, Jenna Spesard and Guillaume Dutilh decided to build themselves a tiny house, hitch it to a trailer and travel the country.
2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Day 1
It's time again for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, Hollywood Reporter music editor Shirley Halperin and Spin Magazine senior writer Chris Martins are back with some new tunes.
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
The "State Preschool Yearbook" is put out each year by national education nonprofit, the National Institute for Early Education Research, and this year's addition also takes stock of state-funded preschool over the last decade.
Gov. Jerry Brown

Governor Brown announces revised CA budget proposal

Governor Brown released the first draft of his budget proposal in January – for California’s nearly $155 billion budget. What has happened since January that prompted changes to his plan?

Years after state takeover, Inglewood schools still in the red

Inglewood Unified's state-appointed trustee said he has no choice but to make cuts to fix the district's finances. Opponents says he's hurting schools.

Does having kids really make you happier?

Decades of research has found that parents are less happy than non-parents. But a new study finds that parents are becoming happier over time.
Heal the Bay 17
Mothers and daughters are closer than ever before, chatting often, sharing about their personal lives, fighting.Why does this happen and what can you do to avoid the next big argument?
Groundwater Replenishment System

SoCal drought: More on the problems with groundwater

KPCC environment reporter Molly Peterson lays out the challenges facing water managers when it comes to these underground lakes.
California Report

Despite extreme drought, state's water restrictions rare

Scientists report most of California is experiencing an "extreme" or even "exceptional" state of drought. That's the highest designation the federal government offers.
H.R. Giger

'Alien' artist HR Giger dies at 74

The Swiss artist is perhaps best known for the creature in Ridley Scott's "Alien," though he produced many other works of art in a long career.
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