Archive for November 7th, 2012

Largest study of cardiovascular disease among Latinos

Health | | November 07 2012, 5:18 PM

Major health study of 16,000 US Latinos finds American-born Latinos at higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Low income, less education pushes risk up.

Creator of mochi ice cream dies

Business & Economy | | November 07 2012, 4:26 PM

Frances Hashimoto, creator of Mikawaya's mochi ice cream, has died at 69; she was a prominent Japanese American civic leader.

Cox Launches Time Warner Cable's exclusive Lakers channels

Local | | November 07 2012, 4:07 PM

Another million people can now catch the Lakers on TV. Cox Communications launches new channels just in time for the next Lakers-Jazz game.

How to cope if your candidate lost

US & World | | November 07 2012, 3:42 PM

You volunteered, you voted, but your candidate just lost. How do you deal? Psychology experts suggest taking some pointers from — of all things — die-hard sports fans.

IE more “purple” after bruising election night

Politics | | November 07 2012, 1:17 PM

Areas of the Inland Empire, once solidly Republican, trended more toward Democrats in Tuesday's election

America's big backyard pot business

US & World | | November 07 2012, 12:25 PM

Using a pseudonym, photographer "H. Lee" draws back the curtains around marijuana production in Northern California.

How third-party candidates fared

US & World | | November 07 2012, 12:01 PM

Two independent candidates won their Senate races on Tuesday, but third-party candidates barely put a dent in the presidential outcome.

8-term GOP congresswoman Bono Mack trailing Raul Ruiz

Politics | | November 07 2012, 9:20 AM

With all precinct votes counted, she's trailing Democratic challenger 51% to 48%. But many vote-by-mail, provisional, and damaged ballots still have to be reviewed.

California educators breathe sigh of relief at Prop. 30 win

Education | | November 07 2012, 9:17 AM

Election night was a rollercoaster for hundreds of thousands of California educators who kept a close eye on Proposition 30 past the midnight hour.

Airlines prepare for another major Northeast storm | | November 07 2012, 9:10 AM

American, United and other airlines warn travelers, suspend some operations at New York area airports as a another major storm sets in on Northeast.

Republican response likely to be tactical, not transformative

Politics | | November 07 2012, 6:15 AM

Initial indications from within the GOP were that Mitt Romney's defeat wasn't a rejection of the Republican platform as much as a failure of its standard-bearer.

After election, Congress turns to 'fiscal cliff,' other money issues

Business & Economy | | November 07 2012, 6:10 AM

Congress has just weeks to rescue an economy moving closer to the so-called 'fiscal cliff' – a $600 billion cluster of spending cuts & tax hikes due to hit at year's end.

For Obama, vindication, but not a mandate

US & World | | November 07 2012, 5:54 AM

Having won reelection, Obama will seek to set the nation's agenda on issues ranging from taxes to immigration, but he may struggle in selling his ideas to Congress.

What Tuesday's election means for health care reform

Politics | | November 07 2012, 4:14 PM

Could Mitt Romney really have repealed the Affordable Care Act? One legal expert says it's not that simple.

Prop 30 passed, now where's the money?

Pass / Fail | | November 07 2012, 8:06 PM

Prop 30 passes, and California's public schools avoid new budget cuts. But when will the money from ballot measure's tax hikes show up?

2 injured in workplace stabbing near LAX

The Latest | | November 07 2012, 6:27 PM

Police say a workplace argument led to a man slashing and stabbing two coworkers with a large knife or cutting instrument near Los Angeles International Airport.

'Innocence of Muslims' filmmaker sentenced to 1 year in prison

The Latest | | November 07 2012, 5:05 PM

Mark Basseley Youssef, central in making controversial anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims," was sentenced to a year in prison with 4 years supervised release.

Democrats may have super majority in Sacramento

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 4:42 PM

The election may have given them control of two-thirds of seats in the Senate and Assembly, and control of the state budget.

LA regional water board to consider stormwater runoff rules

Pacific Swell | | November 07 2012, 4:17 PM

Los Angeles regional water regulators will consider rules designed to keep polluted stormwater runoff out of coastal waters and beaches.

Prop. 30 has passed, but how do you pay retroactive taxes?

Pass / Fail | | November 07 2012, 3:46 PM

Prop. 30 has passed, and if you make more than $250,000 your income tax will go up - we explain how that's paid. Sales tax will also rise in January.

Mike Sheehan's Election Day sketchbook

Off-Ramp | | November 07 2012, 3:22 PM

Artist Mike Sheehan travelled Southern California on Election Day, sketchpad in hand, capturing voters in the act of exercising their franchise.

VIDEO: Comedy Congress Election Night Special

Patt Morrison | | November 07 2012, 3:17 PM

If you weren't able to make it to the Crawford Family Forum for Election Night, we have the full video up for you to enjoy!

Lacey faces reporters for first time as LA DA-elect

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 2:52 PM

The longtime protegé of current District Attorney Steve Cooley says she's ready to make her own mark.

Buffett to CA home prices: DeBord Report hits 1,000 posts

The Breakdown | | November 07 2012, 2:24 PM

It's a nice round number, 1,000. Since last August, your business and economy reporter has covered a lot of ground in Southern California and beyond

Tom Hanks allegedly defrauded by insurance broker

Without A Net | | November 07 2012, 2:13 PM

Tom Hanks was allegedly defrauded by a Southern California insurance broker, who was arrested Wednesday morning.

Abraham Cruzvillegas explores a person, places and things

Without A Net | | November 07 2012, 1:09 PM

Autodesctrucción 1, a sculptural exhibition by Abraham Cruzvillegas, transforms rebar, art, rod, and feathers into inspired translations of a traveling trumpet player.

PHOTOS: 17 saddest cutest animals to vote in the 2012 election

The Latest | | November 07 2012, 12:49 PM

Newton said for every Super Bowl, there is an equal and opposite Kitty Halftime Show. We applied this law of motion to the election, and here's what happened.

Patt Morrison on the outcome of the CA Props (archived chat)

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 12:36 PM

Join Patt Morrison and Bob Stern, former president of the Center for Governmental Studies, for a live chat about how the election results may affect you.

Patt's Hats: A bejeweled crustacean for a red-letter day

Patt Morrison | | November 07 2012, 12:00 PM

Election Day plus one just felt like a crustacean sort of day. I didn’t remember until later that I actually have TWO lobster pins, and could have worn both. Like "an exaltation of larks" or "a murder of crows," what’s the plural term for lobsters?

September home prices: CA is still down from peak

The Breakdown | | November 07 2012, 11:43 AM

In Southern California, home prices are moving up in response to limited supply and high demand. But in the state, prices are well below their highest levels.

Porn stars and adult video fans on Twitter bemoan the passage of Measure B

The Latest | | November 07 2012, 11:42 AM

Many fear that the passage of "The Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act" will scare the profitable industry away from L.A. - and possibly California.

Could Murdoch buy both the LA Times and the Financial Times?

The Breakdown | | November 07 2012, 11:32 AM

The head of News Corp. has been discussed as an L.A. Times buyer. His name surfaced again this week as speculation heated up about another newspaper on the block.

CSU students to get tuition refunds after Prop. 30 passes

Pass / Fail | | November 07 2012, 10:59 AM

Instead of a tuition hike, Cal State students will receive refunds on their fees because voters approved Prop. 30 at the polls.

Voters approve Prop 30; educators relieved

Pass / Fail | | November 07 2012, 10:51 AM

Fifty-four percent of Californians approve Prop 30, a measure to raise taxes; educators throughout the state express relief at avoiding $6 billion in potential cuts.

Harbor Freight spoof hits the nail on the head

Off-Ramp | | November 07 2012, 10:47 AM

I especially like the Megalineating Variable Intensity Multifunction Power Tool that not only retranks floating lug grout but removes ear wax.

Wins, losses in California Assembly races

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 10:21 AM

An update on last night's state Assembly races, including Districts 39, 47, 49, 50, 51, 57 and 65. L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon’s political career may be over.

Proposition 36: Three Strikes reform passes easily

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 9:47 AM

California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 36, which amends the state's Three Strikes law.

'Innocence of Muslims' filmmaker is back in court today.

The Latest | | November 07 2012, 9:31 AM

An L.A. County man who is believed to be behind the film "Innocence of Muslims" is due in court today to determine if he violated probation.

Latino voters play big role again for Obama

Multi-American | | November 07 2012, 9:12 AM

Latinos vote in large numbers for Obama again. Despite Republican predictions, Latinos' share of the overall vote is steadily rising.

East Coast storm causes LAX flight cancellations

The Latest | | November 07 2012, 8:52 AM

The impending storm has thwarted several New York-bound flights out of LAX this morning. The new storm is forecast to bring rain, snow and strong winds.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Election results

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 8:48 AM

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 7 and all of the headlines are a look at last night's ballot returns, from the president to state Legislature to propositions.

Updated vote totals on California propositions, Measure J

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 8:34 AM

Good morning, folks. Let’s get back to where we were with the campaigns at Dodger Stadium -- Props 30, 32 and 34, and Measure J.

Lots of new faces in Congress from California; Bono Mack trailing

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 8:34 AM

Redistricting had a major effect on California's Congressional races, likely sending new faces heading to Washington. As of Wednesday morning, two races are too close to call.

Did CA vote against self-interest with Props 30, 33, and 38

The Breakdown | | November 07 2012, 8:20 AM

It looks like voters thought through tax increases and insurance discounts pretty thoroughly. But they may not have considered some underlying problems.

California voters keep the death penalty, reject Prop 34

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 8:05 AM

Proposition 34, the initiative that would have replaced the death penalty with life without parole in California, failed by more than 5 points.

Brad Sherman easily defeats Howard Berman

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 7:59 AM

Brad Sherman defeats Howard Berman in new 30th Congressional District. It's the end of an era for a southern California political icon.

UPDATE: Southern California State Senate election

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 7:33 AM

The big question in the Senate race: Would Republicans lose two seats in the Senate and their ability to block Democratic budget proposals?

Jackie Lacey becomes LA's first female District Attorney

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 5:48 AM

"While she and I have serious disagreements, we share a commitment to making Los Angeles County a safer place to live," Jackson said in conceding the race.

California Propositions: An Election Night roundup

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 4:51 AM

Voters approved a tax hike to fund public education, gave a boost to unions, softened the Three Strikes law, and kept the death penalty.

Southern California Assembly races — slam dunks to squeakers

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 1:27 AM

Updated results on some of Southern California's most competitive and bitterly fought Assembly races. Democrats seek a two-thirds majority.

Prop. 30 winning; what's next for schools, taxes

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 1:21 AM

Prop. 30, a measure to increase taxes and stave off $6 billion in primarily education cuts, appeared headed for passage early Wednesday.

24th House District: Maldonado concedes to Capps

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 12:47 AM

Republican Abel Maldonado conceded to Democratic Rep. Lois Capps Tuesday night. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Capps led 54.8 percent to 45.2 percent.

Soda tax Measure H in El Monte falls flat

Represent! | | November 07 2012, 12:11 AM

Would you have voted for a tax adding 12 cents to a can of soda or $1.28 to a gallon of sweetened juice drink to raise revenue for health and law enforcement?

Jump to: The Loh Down On Science | AirTalk® | Take Two® |
The Loh Down On Science

Altruists vs. Louts

| November 07 2012, 6:00 AM

Overthinking sushi.


Republicans and Democrats focus on fiscal cliff compromise

| November 07 2012, 3:45 PM

What kinds of measures would prevent the U.S. from falling off the fiscal cliff? Will the lame duck Congress be able to provide an interim solution?

California voters say yes to raising sales tax, no to ending death penalty

| November 07 2012, 10:54 AM

Which propositions were most important to you? What do you think yesterday’s results mean for the state?

POLL: Election 2012: a nail-biter to the end

| November 07 2012, 10:54 AM

It seemed like this day would never come, but the 2012 election cycle has finally reached its end.

Take Two®

Analyzing the election results for California

| November 07 2012, 5:37 PM

Darry Sragow, partner of SNR Denton lawfirm and former chief campaign strategist for Democrats in the California State Assembly and Allan Hoffenblum, Republican political analyst join the show to analyze the election results for California.

The role of hindsight in the presidential election

| November 07 2012, 9:55 AM

President Barack Obama has won the race for the White House. Did you see that coming? As the saying goes, hindsight is always 20/20. Is there a way to catch ourselves from becoming know-it-alls after the fact?

Colorado and Washington legalize marijuana, but may face federal fight

| November 07 2012, 9:41 AM

Two Western states, Colorado and Washington, have become the first states to legalize recreational marijuana.

Democrats keep control of Senate after two Tea-Party backed losses

| November 07 2012, 9:36 AM

The presidential race always gets top billing, but a third of the Senate and all members of the House were up for re-election yesterday, too. Lawmakers will be heading back to work with many of the same faces, and likely much of the same divisiveness.

Who were the winners and losers in the election media frenzy?

| November 07 2012, 9:28 AM

Who were the winners and losers when it came to media coverage of the election? Joining us is Tim Goodman, TV critic at The Hollywood Reporter.

Prop 36 success and Prop 34 failure bring change to CA criminal justice system

| November 07 2012, 9:20 AM

Last night brought mixed news for California's criminal justice system. Voters approved Prop 36 to ease California's Three Strikes Law, but they failed to end the death penalty by rejecting Prop 34.

California state election round up

| November 07 2012, 9:18 AM

In California state politics, it wasn't all about Proposition 30. The California ballot had 11 propositions, plus there were also local ballot measures and hotly-contested Congressional and mayoral races.

Molly Munger on the failure of Proposition 38

Education | | November 07 2012, 9:09 AM

Molly Munger joins Take Two to talk about the outcome of Prop 38 and what she thinks is next for California schools.

Swing-state Colorado turns blue again, but not by a landslide

| November 07 2012, 9:07 AM

Latino voters played a crucial role in Colorado, helping President Obama carry the swing state as he did in 2008. However, it was still a close race in the state with 51 percent for Obama versus to 46 percent for Romney.

70 percent of US Latinos voted for Barack Obama

| November 07 2012, 9:04 AM

More than 12 million Latinos voted and they broke overwhelmingly for President Obama: 71 percent voted for the incumbent compared to 27 percent for Romney. That's a forty-point difference.

What the passage of Prop 30 means for California

| November 07 2012, 8:13 AM

First we bring you an update on the passage of Proposition 30. It increases the income tax on wealthy Californians and temporarily raises the state sales tax