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Tonight is the last gubernatorial debate between Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman. Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw is the moderator of tonight's debate and spoke with KPCC's Patt Morrison.
I was saddened to read that soul legend Solomon Burke passed away Sunday. I had the pleasure to see him do two sets at the 2003 Bumbershoot festival in Seattle. He also played this year's Bumbershoot just last month, showing his continued vitality until the end.
A voicemail recorded a private conversation with one of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown's aides calling his Republican opponent Meg Whitman a "whore."
The most popular URL shortener is bit.ly. Most don't often think about the letters that come after the period at the end of a domain name, other than knowing that most sites end with ".
Comedian Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up, Paper Heart) has recently been working with charity organization Oxfam America, which works to fight hunger and poverty worldwide. According to Yi, Oxfam asked her to participate in a publicity stunt that TMZ would film, with Yi canvassing for Oxfam on the street.
Former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Carly Fiorina faced off with U.S. senator Barbara Boxer in a debate hosted at KPCC's Mohn Broadcast Center.
Bell's mayor, three council members, former city manager and three other former officials were arrested Tuesday on corruption charges related to their exorbitant salaries. All spent the night in jail. An audit shows the city of Bell mismanaged more than $50 million in bond money and suggests that its disgraced ex-city manager and other employees used city funds to line their pockets.
California's unemployment rate remained fairly steady last month, creeping up one-tenth of a percentage point in August to 12.4 percent.
As a public radio employee, this Onion headline caught my eye today: "Ira Glass Tries To Explain 'This American Life' At High School Reunion."
Emergency workers haven't been able to get into all the homes in the San Bruno neighborhood blasted apart by an explosion and fire Thursday night.
Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins at sunset Wednesday. On the day, Jews are commanded to accept God as king and to hear the shofar, a hollowed-out ram’s horn. Michael Chusid is an Angelino who has taught hundreds of people to blow the shofar; he taught KPCC's John Rabe how to blow it in KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum.
On 16-year-old Khalfani Jones' back-to-school clothes list - cargo shorts, sweaters, socks and underwear. Jones, who has lived in the Westwood Transitional Village since February, is going back to school in style, thanks to the Salvation Army's back-to-school clothes program. Jones was one of 12,000 homeless kids nationwide who got an $80 gift card for clothes at Target under the program.
Everyone's trying to figure out this Internet stuff, with corporations trying to figure out how to turn all the free content out there into something that makes money.
Neil Patrick Harris, star of "How I Met Your Mother," "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" and the classic "Doogie Howser, M.D.," will host the Fashion's Night Out special on CBS Tuesday, September 14.
An independent audit finds that Los Angeles County officials are not following the state law that requires them to publicly disclose the deaths of children who have been abused or neglected. Also, according to Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, the county may pass a plastic bag ban of its own if a statewide ban fails to pass and be signed into law.