Archive for January 21st, 2013

OC Children's Hospital receives $27 million

Local | | January 21 2013, 3:39 PM

The Children's Hospital of Orange County is naming its new seven-story tower after Orange County resident Bill Holmes.

Gun background checks need fixes, experts say | | January 21 2013, 12:30 PM

Some experts on mental health and gun violence find problems with the current laws, and they say the system doesn't do a very good job of predicting and preventing gun crime.

Transcript: Barack Obama's second inaugural address | | January 21 2013, 9:18 AM

"That is our generation's task — to make these words, these rights, these values — of Life, and Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness — real for every American," President Barack Obama said during his speech.

Immigrants taking advantage of Obama policy changes

Local | | January 21 2013, 6:00 AM

Immigrants are starting to take advantage of the latest Obama administration immigration reform: the "provisional waiver" policy.

Many volunteer on MLK Day, but what about the rest of the year?

Local | | January 21 2013, 6:00 AM

Each year, Martin Luther King Day is considered a day of service. People across southern California are turning out to volunteer at a variety of places today. But does one day make a difference?

What now? Obama leads a polarized government into second term | | January 21 2013, 5:54 AM

There's less hope than there was four years ago that Obama can bend Washington to his will.

Rooting for the 49ers taps into California's rivalries

Larry Mantle | | January 21 2013, 4:25 PM

After the San Francisco 49ers beat the Atlanta Falcons for the right to go to the Super Bowl, I tweeted my appreciation of a California team going to the game. If no local team is in the running (or exists), I'm always glad to root for a Bay Area team that makes it.

Ray Greene on Sundance 2013: 'Interior: Leather Bar'

Off-Ramp | | January 21 2013, 2:35 PM

There is a strong pornographic flavor to much of "Interior. Leather Bar," including lingering images of male body parts we don't necessarily associate with actors who star in Disney tentpole films.

LA sheriff's deputies wound alleged gunman

The Latest | | January 21 2013, 2:21 PM

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have shot and wounded a man they say opened fire on their patrol car during a chase.

Gun buyback in Compton Monday tribute to 'non-violence'

The Latest | | January 21 2013, 1:57 PM

At Monday's "Gifts for Guns" event in Compton, L.A. County Sheriff's Deputies offered gift cards in exchange for rifles, handguns, and shotguns.

Kings moving to Seattle; still pending approval from NBA board

The Latest | | January 21 2013, 12:36 PM

The only thing stopping the Sacramento Kings from a sale and move to Seattle is approval by NBA owners.

Firefighters battled three alarm fire at Mountain View High School

The Latest | | January 21 2013, 11:10 AM

Firefighters battled flames at Mountain View High School in El Monte this morning.

The James Sundance 2013: Franco Perplex and Christine Voros' KINK

Off-Ramp | | January 21 2013, 10:14 AM

"Kink" is an intriguing but ultimately tiring documentary about fetish filmmaking. The more layered and intriguing "Interior: Leather Bar" offers a genre-defying blend of narrative, documentary and experimental approaches.

LA Fit Expo shows off latest products in health, nutrition

The Latest | | January 21 2013, 6:00 AM

Besides bodybuilders and weightlifters, the 10th annual LA Fit Expo featured the Squatty Potty, "fitness coffee," and diets designed by a high tech eye scan.

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Episode: Plugged In

Plugged In

| January 21 2013, 1:05 PM

This one sucks.

The Loh Life

Advertising Age

| January 21 2013, 8:34 AM

Sandra Tsing Loh gets some exercise while thinking about advertisements... and knee surgery.Perhaps it’s the cold front that greets me each morning in my kitchen, causing me to think: “This is new—it’s California, and my house has WEATHER in it.


More college students are seeking ‘Sugar Daddies’ to pay for tuition

| January 21 2013, 4:07 PM

With the constant fear of rising tuition costs, some college students are seeking alternate methods to pay for their tuition and living expenses.

GOP about-face on debt ceiling sequel

| January 21 2013, 11:00 AM

Congress will vote Wednesday on a bill to extend the limit for the U.S. debt ceiling that will allow the deadline to be postponed until May 18.

President Obama’s second inauguration

| January 21 2013, 10:40 AM

Today marks President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address. While the first time was certainly a historic moment, not just for the man but for the whole country, this one marks a momentous occasion as well. Obama just fought his way through a nasty election cycle to secure his second term, and the country has a very important four years ahead of it.

Critical time for flu bug in California

| January 21 2013, 10:40 AM

Should you get a flu shot? How many times a day should you wash your hands to stay reasonably safe? Is it silly or effective to wear surgical masks in public places? How can people die from a disease as common as the flu in 2013? And how do researchers create new vaccines to protect us from next year’s flu bug?

TSA to replace 'naked image' scanners

| January 21 2013, 10:39 AM

The TSA effectively has carte blanche to be all up in your junk, or to at least look at pictures of it, before you get on an airplane. But the federal agency announced on Friday that it will stop using the kind of x-ray body scanners that produced the anatomically revealing images of passengers at security checkpoints in airports.

The soundtrack for social change

| January 21 2013, 10:39 AM

Sullivan interviewed dozens of artists, including Len Chandler – who, along with Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, galvanized the crowd at the 1963 March on Washington – Buffy Sainte-Marie, Solomon Burke, Yoko Ono, Janis Ian and Richie Havens. And she asks the question, where have the voices of protest gone in today’s music? What forces – social, political and corporate – have conspired to silence the sounds of freedom, justice and equality?