Archive for October 11th, 2012

Kids banged up in Victorville bus crash

Local | | October 11 2012, 8:32 PM

School bus crash in Victorville injures 14 people. CHP says no life-threatening injuries reported.

Police, feds raid Long Beach pot shops

Local | | October 11 2012, 8:28 PM

Long Beach police say raids on seven medical marijuana dispensaries is the start of a citywide crackdown on pot shops.

George L. Pla led team that planned shuttle route

Local | | October 11 2012, 8:20 PM

George L. Pla is the president and CEO of Cordoba Corporation, the Southern California-based civil engineering firm that planned Endeavour’s journey on city streets.

San Bernardino County authorities draw attention to domestic violence

Local | | October 11 2012, 7:14 PM

A bilingual awareness campaign marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month in San Bernardino County.

UCI awarded $1 million to combat elder abuse | | October 11 2012, 4:12 PM

The University of California, Irvine has won a $1 million federal grant to test a program designed to combat elder abuse.

Suspect may not have known he was shooting at LAPD cop

Crime & Justice | | October 11 2012, 2:51 PM

Three undercover LAPD narcotics officers were driving just west of downtown early Thursday when an SUV pulled up alongside their unmarked car, and fired a shot.

Candlelight vigil for victims of Salon Meritage killings

Crime & Justice | | October 11 2012, 8:22 AM

A candlelight ceremony Thursday night will honor the eight shooting victims, a day before the first anniversary of the worst mass killing in Orange County history.

Tainted steroids linked to meningitis may have gone to SoCal

Health | | October 11 2012, 7:55 AM

Patients at two Southland health facilities are among those that may have received potentially contaminated medication linked to a rare form of fungal meningitis.

New LAPD challenge coin honors Endeavour shuttle

Local | | October 11 2012, 5:02 PM

What connection is there between the Endeavour shuttle and a military tradition that involves free drinks?

Rick Caruso out of mayor's race before ever getting in

Represent! | | October 11 2012, 6:38 PM

Developer Rick Caruso ended the speculation on his political future today by announcing that he will not run for mayor of Los Angeles in the 2013 race.

Should California fix or nix its death penalty?

Represent! | | October 11 2012, 6:01 PM

This fall, California voters will take up capital punishment for the first time in decades—an issue where there's no unified voice from law enforcement or victims.

That's My Issue; The Environment

Represent! | | October 11 2012, 6:00 PM

Everyone should be interested in this because it affects them at the level of their bodies — what we eat, the air that we breathe, the water that we drink, all that.

Most injuries are not life-threatening, authorities say

The Latest | | October 11 2012, 6:00 PM

Students from Galileo Academy in Victorville are involved in a bus collision with a U-Haul truck. The crash injured 13 children and the bus driver, but authorities say no one sustained critical injuries.

Curating the vice presidential debates on social media

Represent! | | October 11 2012, 5:42 PM

We're curating the best and most interesting of what's being said about the vice presidential debates by our staff and the world on social media. Follow along!

UPDATE: Storm moves over LA; flash flood warnings issued

The Latest | | October 11 2012, 5:27 PM

The rain will affect drivers during the morning commute. A possible lightning strike is believed to have disrupted the Metro Blue Line in Long Beach.

PHOTOS: CA Congress members show opposition to Prop 8

Represent! | | October 11 2012, 4:14 PM

To mark National Coming Out Day more than half a dozen of the state's congressional Democrats posed for pictures to show their opposition to Proposition 8.

Kobe smooshes Smush, Mihm, and Kwame

The Latest | | October 11 2012, 2:12 PM

Bryant said Parker was "the worst. He shouldn't have been in the NBA but we were too cheap to pay for a point guard. So we let him walk on."

Democrat Howard Berman brags about GOP support

Represent! | | October 11 2012, 1:44 PM

LA Democrat brags about GOP endorsements in Valley House race

Shiny object on Mars! Is it a piece of the Curiosity rover?

The Latest | | October 11 2012, 1:41 PM

Sadly, it's probably not Martian, but rather a small plastic part that came loose during the the rover's landing on the Red Planet in late August.

That's My Issue: Health care

Represent! | | October 11 2012, 1:27 PM

I'm a healthy person — a couple of minor little health problems. I could not buy private health insurance for myself.

Economic debate battles that Biden and Ryan will fight

The Breakdown | | October 11 2012, 1:06 PM

When the candidates for Vice President debate Thursday in Kentucky, the U.S. economy isn't all they'll talk about, but it will be a big part of the night.

Lightning causes outages in Long Beach

The Latest | | October 11 2012, 12:34 PM

Lightning knocked out service for about two hours Thursday on the Metro Blue line in Long Beach. Rain is in the forecast throughout the day.

Man arrested at LAX with luggage filled with knives also had rape porn in his computer

The Latest | | October 11 2012, 12:22 PM

Yongda Huang Harris, 28, who wore flame retardant pants as he flew from Japan to LA, had a laundry list of odd objects in his suitcases.

Watch, discuss the vice-presidential debate here live

Represent! | | October 11 2012, 11:59 AM

No matter what you're doing, KPCC is giving you easy access to tonight's Biden-Ryan debate. Here's how you can watch, listen and discuss the face-off.

Awesome animation video of Endeavour crashing through Los Angeles

The Latest | | October 11 2012, 11:19 AM

Check out this computer-generated video animation of Endeavour's proposed travel through Los Angeles, nicknamed "Mission 26" and "The Big Endeavour."

Garcetti ahead — slightly — in mayoral money race

Represent! | | October 11 2012, 10:21 AM

About $71,000 separate Councilman Eric Garcetti and Controller Wendy Greuel in the 2013 race for mayor of Los Angeles. Each has $2.8 million in the bank.

API scores: School Quality in Snapshot Format

Pass / Fail | | October 11 2012, 10:00 AM

In addition to releasing state Academic Performance Index numbers today, the California Department of Education is debuting an easy to read School Quality Snapshot.

Academic Performance Index scores up 10 points

Pass / Fail | | October 11 2012, 10:00 AM

Academic Performance Index scores are up 10 points throughout California, and a majority of schools scored the state goal for the first time in 13 years.

API: What are schools doing to raise API test scores?

Pass / Fail | | October 11 2012, 10:00 AM

Academic Performance Index scores for public schools are out. California education officials say most schools reached the coveted 800-point goal for the first time.

Mayor Villaraigosa backs Richard Alarcon for state Assembly

Represent! | | October 11 2012, 9:40 AM

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has come to the aid of Councilman Richard Alarcon, endorsing him in his race for the state Assembly.

Fracking report reveals little harm, but Baldwin Hills concerned

Pacific Swell | | October 11 2012, 8:44 AM

Report shows little harm from Baldwin Hills fracking. Environmental and community groups are still reviewing it, but they've expressed skepticism about the findings.

Maven's Morning Coffee: USC Village gets OK

Represent! | | October 11 2012, 8:00 AM

Today is Thursday, Oct. 11 and headlines include approval of the USC Village project, more campaign money in the mayor's race, and a look at San Fernando.

Jobless claims: Good week gets U.S. near important number

The Breakdown | | October 11 2012, 7:38 AM

Economists like to see first-time unemployment claims running under 400,000. The US is now getting closer to 300,000, a positive sign.

September foreclosures: California sees improvement

The Breakdown | | October 11 2012, 7:36 AM

Home foreclosure rates in California are dropping. But there is still plenty of homeowners in trouble.

Construction worker crushed to death on 405 Freeway

The Latest | | October 11 2012, 6:28 AM

A crane was being used to move the 3,000-pound steel beam from a truck when it crushed the construction worker. It may cause delays for the morning commute.

LA's gang intervention strategy headed to El Salvador

The Latest | | October 11 2012, 6:00 AM

Gang violence in LA has plummeted in the past couple of years, which many attribute to the city’s anti-gang strategy. Now, the city's hoping to expand its reach.

The art of the spin doctor at Vice Presidential debate

Represent! | | October 11 2012, 6:00 AM

The congressman was picked by the Democratic Party to be one of its spin doctors following the Biden-Ryan face-off

GOP, Democrats spend millions in Calif. Congressional races

Represent! | | October 11 2012, 6:00 AM

View some of the TV ads both parties have produced as part of a multi-million dollar campaign aimed at protecting incumbents and attacking vulnerable opponents.

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Giant Invasion

| October 11 2012, 6:00 AM

Give 'em an inch, they'll take eight.

Off-Ramp Extra

What old Rome's triumphal parades say about the Endeavour parade

| October 11 2012, 6:00 AM

The LA Times Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne writes, "In parading Endeavour along our boulevards, LA is in some striking ways reenacting one of the oldest public celebrations in Western urban history, the Roman triumph."


The rise of Netflix and the remaking of home entertainment

| October 11 2012, 3:32 PM

In her new book “Netflixed,” financial and media writer Gina Keating details the story of how one company transformed the movie-watching habits of a generation, and gave Americans even more reason to stay home on Saturday nights.

API school scores released today

| October 11 2012, 10:58 AM

This morning, the California Department of Education released the Academic Performance Index (API) scores of its schools.

OC journalists’ roundtable

| October 11 2012, 10:58 AM

Larry and our talented trio of Orange County journalists riff on the latest news from the O.C.

Debate strategy round two: Biden vs. Ryan

Politics | | October 11 2012, 10:57 AM

Vice presidential debates are traditionally surrogate affairs, with each candidate for VPOTUS trying first to do no harm to their political party’s campaign with a scant few weeks before Election Day. But the stakes are higher this year.

Egypt’s proposed constitution criticized for favoring Islam

| October 11 2012, 10:55 AM

Egypt’s new government may not ultimately embrace the democratic ideals demanded by citizens who overthrew former president Hosni Mubarak last year.

Take Two®

Play along with Take Two's vice presidential debate Bingo game

| October 11 2012, 10:56 AM

It's that time again! Tonight, Vice President Joe Biden and VP candidate Paul Ryan face off in their only televised debate.

How social media is making political analysis instantaneous

| October 11 2012, 10:52 AM

The first presidential debate was the most tweeted event in U.S. political history. We look at how social media has democratized political talk.

Issa Rae on 'Awkward Black Girl' and her first TV gig

| October 11 2012, 10:34 AM

Issa Rae, creator of the web series "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," talks about her popular web series, her latest project and how she comes up with the situations in the show.

More details emerge from the Lance Armstrong doping investigation

| October 11 2012, 10:10 AM

Today, more information on the thousand pages of evidence that took down Lance Armstrong.

Celebrating the legacy of Rachel Carson and 50 years since 'Silent Spring'

| October 11 2012, 9:49 AM

Fifty years ago Rachel Carson single-handedly started the environmental movement with her book "Silent Spring".

Report: Majority of California schools reach API goals

Education | | October 11 2012, 9:30 AM

California education officials say that for the first time, a majority of schools reached the coveted 800-point Academic Performance Index goals.

The space shuttle Endeavour starts its trip to its LA home

| October 11 2012, 9:13 AM

Late tonight the space shuttle Endeavour starts its to its new home at the California Science Center.

Hollywood eager to appeal to movie-loving Latino population

| October 11 2012, 9:05 AM

These days it's not just politicians courting Latinos; Hollywood is also very eager to reach this growing demographic.

Betting on Nobel Prize winners

| October 11 2012, 8:43 AM

This week the Nobel Prize for Literature will be awarded, but for weeks, economists, gamblers and laymen have laid their money on the line in hopes they can guess the tomorrow's winner.

Junot Diaz, Mo Yan win big awards for literature

| October 11 2012, 8:38 AM

Book critic David Kipen, also the founder of the bookstore/lending library Libros Schmibros, joins the show to discuss the Nobel Prize in Literature and the finalists in the National Book Awards.

Vice-presidential debate shines light on political division among Catholics

| October 11 2012, 8:25 AM

Tonight Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan take to the stage in Danville, Kentucky for the one and only vice-presidential debate. The debate gives the two a chance to highlight their many differences in policy, but the two have one fundamental thing in common: their faith.

New report says torture cases in Mexico on the rise

| October 11 2012, 8:13 AM

Today Amnesty International issued a report about the Mexican government under outgoing President Felipe Calderon.


Note from Rabe about the podcast and Saturday's live broadcast

| October 11 2012, 9:07 AM

We're doing a live, 2-hour special Off-Ramp this weekend, following the Shuttle Endeavour as it parades through South LA. If you're along the route and want to help, call-in between noon and 2pm Saturday. Since the show is live, the podcast will be sent out sometime Saturday. Please don't freak out!