Archive for November 8th, 2012

New numbers give Ruiz slightly bigger lead over Bono Mack

Politics | | November 08 2012, 7:20 PM

New numbers show Democratic challenger Raul Ruiz slightly widening his lead over eight term Republican Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack.

PHOTOS: LA Councilman Art Snyder remembered as a 'rascal' | | November 08 2012, 6:12 PM

Former Los Angeles city councilman Arthur K. Snyder has died at age 79. The ex-Marine served nine terms on the council, and was never far from scandal.

Jared Loughner sentenced to life in prison as Giffords looks on

US & World | | November 08 2012, 11:39 AM

The 24-year-old was spared the death penalty because of a plea deal. Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' husband said that now they are "done thinking about" Loughner.

Burbank's Bob Hope Airport launches marketing campaign

Business & Economy | | November 08 2012, 8:38 AM

Bob Hope Airport launches a $150,000 marketing campaign to encourage more people from the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys to fly out of Burbank.

Nor'easter storm adds fear to misery in New York & New Jersey

US & World | | November 08 2012, 6:29 AM

High winds, driving rain and some snow brought down more power lines across a region working to recover from Superstorm Sandy. The storm added "insult to injury."

US jobless claims fell by 8,000 last week

Business & Economy | | November 08 2012, 6:24 AM

Some of those out of work may not have been able to file claims because of the damage the storm inflicted on parts of New Jersey, New York and surrounding states.

LA cartoonist depicts imaginary world of Barack Obama

Arts & Entertainment | | November 08 2012, 6:00 AM

Obama wins the election, and cartoonist Steven Weissman gets back to drawing his weird White House comic strip 'Barack Hussein Obama."

When bias and obesity collide

Health | | November 08 2012, 1:56 PM

Weight discrimination is a "very real problem," says one expert, and in the world of health care, it's become a "clinical concern."

Perry seeks to play fiscal conservative in LA Mayors race

Represent! | | November 08 2012, 6:11 PM

The Councilwoman says city workers must pay more into their pension and healthcare plans to help solve the budget deficit.

UPDATE: Feds deny group's petition over San Onofre nuclear plant

The Latest | | November 08 2012, 4:44 PM

The group claims the new generators were different than the ones approved in the nuclear plant's original permit and it must be amended. The NRC denied the request.

SpaceX claims its first victims as Rocketdyne lays off 100

The Breakdown | | November 08 2012, 4:17 PM

An old rocket company lets workers go at exactly the same time the commercial business in Southern California is blasting off.

Prop. 30: Fielding questions about income tax

Pass / Fail | | November 08 2012, 4:14 PM

A "Concerned Citizen" wants to know more details about how Prop. 30's retroactive change to income tax affects him. Will he face penalties for inaccurate withholdings?

Disney earnings: A good fourth quarter, but problems remain

The Breakdown | | November 08 2012, 3:26 PM

Disney has a good year, but it continues to lose money on its movie business and interactive, while theme parks surge ahead.

$50,000 reward offered for info on Westlake church murder

The Latest | | November 08 2012, 3:19 PM

Anonymous witnesses have come forward in Sunday's murder outside a Westlake church, but not enough, police said, likely because they're scared.

New charges for man arrested at LAX with suitcase of weapons

The Latest | | November 08 2012, 3:08 PM

A man arrested last month at LAX who allegedly carried a smoke grenade in his luggage pleaded not guilty to new charges that he made false statements to authorities.

'Drunk Nate Silver' tweets are adding up in L.A.

The Latest | | November 08 2012, 2:34 PM

Dear The Innumerate — Drunk Nate Silver is mathifying the future on Twitter. Love, Me(me)

Domestic oil boom: Occidental could buy Yates for $3 billion

The Breakdown | | November 08 2012, 1:44 PM

The L.A.-based oil company could be aiming to gobble up more aging fields in New Mexico that, with technology, have begun producing again.

Rev. Schuller testifies in Crystal Cathedral bankruptcy case

The Latest | | November 08 2012, 1:21 PM

Rev. Robert H. Schuller testified Thursday in bankruptcy court that the ministry he founded owes him millions of dollars for using his creative works in broadcasts and online.

No contest plea in 'Bling Ring' Paris Hilton jewelry theft

The Latest | | November 08 2012, 12:38 PM

The man who allegedly robbed Paris Hilton's home as part of the "Bling Ring" case pleaded no contest Thursday to receiving Hilton's stolen jewelry.

MAP: PCH reopens following major gas leak, evacuations

The Latest | | November 08 2012, 12:03 PM

A major gas leak near the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu prompted a closure of PCH in both directions near Carbon Canyon Road, but it's since reopened.

Art Snyder: "A councilman is really just a glorified plumber"

Off-Ramp | | November 08 2012, 11:13 AM

The late Art Snyder learned Spanish and became so fluent that, during one debate, he translated questions his opponent, Steve Rodriguez, could not comprehend.

How election 2012 changed California's congressional map (graphic)

Represent! | | November 08 2012, 10:11 AM

Redistricting and the 2012 election has altered the map of California's congressional representatives. Get a quick read of the changes in our interactive map graphic.

Raids target medical marijuana dispensaries in Long Beach

The Latest | | November 08 2012, 9:14 AM

Seven medical marijuana businesses were targeted this week, including two on Wednesday. Ten people were arrested and investigators seized cash and pot.

(SPOILER ALERT) Two plot holes in Skyfall, the new Bond

Off-Ramp | | November 08 2012, 8:51 AM

You (gladly) give up the expectation of total reality in any James Bond film, but two plot points stick in my craw after seeing "Skyfall" last night.

Rain, snow forecast for Southern California through the weekend

The Latest | | November 08 2012, 8:35 AM

The Southland prepares for rain and cold temperatures expected to last through Saturday. Meanwhile, the East Coast digs out of the latest storm to hit the area.

Lawsuit blocks Prop 35 voter-approved sex trafficking law

The Latest | | November 08 2012, 8:31 AM

A judge has granted a stay temporarily blocking implementation of Prop 35, a voter-approved sex trafficking law, while groups pursue a First Amendment challenge.

LA council: Undocumented immigrants can get ID & debit cards

Represent! | | November 08 2012, 6:07 AM

The card is not a driver’s license and could not be used to board a plane. It could also be a pre-paid debit card that allows undocumented residents to build credit.

When will California's next execution happen?

The Latest | | November 08 2012, 6:00 AM

California voters rejected Proposition 34, reaffirming their support for the death penalty. So when will executions resume? The courts are working on the issue.

How black, Latino and Asian American voters delivered Obama's victory

Multi-American | | November 08 2012, 5:00 AM

Gauging whether the influence of nonwhite voters reached a tipping point this presidential election

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Opera for Apes

| November 08 2012, 6:00 AM

Asia's newest diva.


FilmWeek: Skyfall, Lincoln, and more

| November 08 2012, 3:37 PM

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Wade Major to review the week’s new film releases including Skyfall, Lincoln, and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

What’s next for LGBTQ rights across the country?

| November 08 2012, 10:47 AM

With President Obama’s reelection and growing support for same-sex marriage, the tide could be turning for LGBT rights. How significant will this momentum be?

How will federal gov. respond to states' legalization of pot?

US & World | | November 08 2012, 10:47 AM

Will Colorado and Washington ignite a trend to legalize recreational marijuana across the nation?

Prop 30’s impact on K-12 and higher education

| November 08 2012, 10:46 AM

How exactly will Proposition 30 affect the education system in California? How will avoiding the loss of funds affect the K-12 system?

OC election results roundup

| November 08 2012, 9:53 AM

We’ll check in with one of our OC roundtable journalists to get the latest results.

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Remakes Market festival mines foreign films for US adaptation

| November 08 2012, 10:10 AM

In recent years, the movie industry has largely relied on sequels and franchises to drive movie goers to the box office. Now, Variety reports that the remakes market is branching out internationally and attracting a growing number of documentary story lines.

LA cartoonist depicts imaginary world of Barack Obama

| November 08 2012, 9:35 AM

Comic strip artist Steven Weissman is back to work. That's because the main character in his most recent book of comic strips is sticking around for four more years.

OC teacher wins Santa Ana City Council seat with $200 campaign budget

| November 08 2012, 9:22 AM

From multimillion-dollar campaigns to a race that was run on a shoe string, how OC kindergarten teacher Angelica Amezcua won a seat on the Santa Ana City Council.

What does Measure B mean for porn industry in Los Angeles?

Local | | November 08 2012, 9:02 AM

Steven Hirsch of Vivid Entertainment joins Take Two to talk about the potential impact of the passage of Measure B.

San Diego elects a Democrat for mayor for the first time in 20 years

| November 08 2012, 8:50 AM

San Diego has elected its first Democratic mayor in two decades, signaling yet another sign of changing demographics. Congressman Bob Filner defeated Republican City Councilman Carl Demaio by just three percentage points.

The impact of high Latino voter turnout at the polls

| November 08 2012, 8:44 AM

Immigration reform has been on Congress' back burner for months and it barely came up during the Presidential campaign. However, heavy Latino voter turnout may renew interest on Capitol Hill.

What's behind the self-funded Congressional candidate phenomenon

| November 08 2012, 8:34 AM

In Connecticut, Republican wrestling magnate Linda McMahon lost her second try for the U.S. Senate after spending more than $40 million of her own money. She spent nearly $50 million on another losing Senate run two years ago.

NPR's Ari Shapiro reflects on covering Romney's campaign

Politics | | November 08 2012, 8:26 AM

NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro joins Take Two to talk about his experience covering Mitt Romney's campaign, plus what he's up to in his free time.

Mark Bittman explains why Prop 37 failed in California

Arts & Entertainment | | November 08 2012, 8:04 AM

New York Times food writer Mark Bittman was an outspoken advocate for prop 37, he explains why he thinks the measure failed.


Meet the new KPCC journalists, and learn their secrets

| November 08 2012, 3:25 PM

Listen to find out which reporter has pet jellyfish, which host sings Rasberry Beret on Karaoke night, and which staffer admits to liking the band Coldplay.

Message from Rabe

| November 08 2012, 11:52 AM

This week, to remind you of the happiness Off-Ramp has brought you in those seven months, we're posting some of our favorite stories.