Archive for January 31st, 2013

VIDEO: 'Go Red For Women' campaign: Heart disease kills 1 woman every minute

Health | | January 31 2013, 5:43 PM

Cardiovascular disease kills more women than all cancers combined, says the American Heart Associations Go Red For Women campaign.

Transit supporters back lower threshold for sales tax measures

Local | | January 31 2013, 5:04 PM

The razor-thin defeat of Measure J has transit advocates calling for lowering the threshold for passing sales taxes. They'll discuss it at the Move LA conference.

Regulators consider tougher pollution rules for LA's ports

Environment & Science | | January 31 2013, 4:44 PM

Regulators are considering tougher air pollution rules for LA's ports. The ports warn that stricter rules could drive away business.

Updated: Southern California companies betting millions on Super Bowl ads (video)

Business & Economy | | January 31 2013, 10:41 AM

Some Southern California companies – including LA-based Paramount Farms – are betting millions of dollars on Super Bowl commercials they hope will pay off.

Super Bowl 2013: Where to watch, party in LA, SoCal | | January 31 2013, 10:32 AM

No matter what team you'll be rooting for this Sunday, you're probably looking for a place to watch the game while grabbing some grub and drinks.

San Onofre 1st anniversary FAQ: Everything you need to know

Local | | January 31 2013, 7:28 AM

San Onofre has now been closed for a year. KPCC's Ben Bergman answers all your questions about the nuclear plant, including when it might reopen.

San Onofre nuclear plant offline for one year, no restart soon

Environment & Science | | January 31 2013, 6:58 AM

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) has been in shut down mode for one year. The nuclear facility was taken offline January 31, 2012, after a radioactive steam leak from one of the plant's two units.

Activist held for 9 months in Vietnam is deported, flies to LAX

US & World | | January 31 2013, 6:32 AM

The decision to release Nguyen Quoc Quan contrasts with the long prison terms given to Vietnamese activists who are members of the same US-based dissident group.

Super Bowl fans will spend more money this year than last

Business & Economy | | January 31 2013, 6:00 AM

The National Retail Federation says more than 179 million people will watch the Super Bowl, spending nearly $12.3 billion, up 12 percent from last year.

US consumer spending up by 0.2 percent, income grows

Business & Economy | | January 31 2013, 5:56 AM

US consumers increased their spending at a slower pace in December, while their income grew by the largest amount in eight years.

LA Area Chamber backs sales tax increase

Represent! | | January 31 2013, 6:09 PM

A measure that would increase the city of Los Angeles’ sales tax by 0.5 percent was endorsed Thursday by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

Peter Stenshoel reviews Chris Squire's 'Fish Out of Water'

Off-Ramp | | January 31 2013, 5:14 PM

When Yes members each decided to release solo LPs, all roughly in 1975, one of the stronger creations was Chris Squire's effort.

January jobs preview: We could be facing an ugly number

The Breakdown | | January 31 2013, 5:14 PM

There's some optimism that the Labor Department will report nearly 200,000 jobs added. But a weak fourth quarter growth number is worrisome.

Former LAUSD teacher Pimentel accused of another lewd act

The Latest | | January 31 2013, 4:40 PM

A former L.A. Unified schoolteacher faces an additional charge of lewd act with a child stemming from a 2004 case in Orange County.

USC's out of state applications on the rise

Pass / Fail | | January 31 2013, 4:03 PM

The University of Southern California is pushing to attract students from all over the country and the world. And it's paying off

Democratic PAC to target longtime SoCal GOP Congressman

Represent! | | January 31 2013, 4:01 PM

The Democratic House Majority Political Action Committee calls Miller "the most endangered Republican incumbent in the entire country."

Super Bowl 2013: 8 things you need to throw the ultimate LA party

The Latest | | January 31 2013, 3:55 PM

How to throw an awesome, memorable Super Bowl party the easy, SoCal way.

Occidental Petroleum sees fourth quarter profits plunge

The Breakdown | | January 31 2013, 3:36 PM

The L.A. based oil and gas behemoth sees year-over-year profits decline for the second consecutive quarter, leading to questions about the future of the business.

Standard & Poor's upgrades California's bonds

The Breakdown | | January 31 2013, 3:32 PM

Prop 30 and improved fiscal discipline combine to improve the state's credit score. But there's still work to do to lower borrowing costs.

California bucks trend in preschool budget increases

Pass / Fail | | January 31 2013, 2:50 PM

At the White House and in governors' offices nationwide, there’s a move to increase access to early childhood education. Except in California.

Former CD13 councilwoman backs Matt Szabo

Represent! | | January 31 2013, 1:49 PM

The one-time representative from District 13 endorsed Matt Szabo for the council seat that stretches from Echo Park to Hollywood to Atwater Village.

Off-duty Sheriff's deputy pleads not guilty to murder

The Latest | | January 31 2013, 1:01 PM

An veteran L.A. Sheriff's deputy pleads not guilty to murder for allegedly shooting a Sylmar neighbor last summer while off-duty.

Longtime CA Democrat lines up 2014 endorsements

Represent! | | January 31 2013, 11:56 AM

San Jose Congressman Mike Honda is hoping to fend off a possible challenge from fellow Democrat Ro Khanna, who has already raised $1.2 million.

In immigration news: Dealing with future immigration, the legacy of 1986's IRCA, how visa backlogs affect Asians, more

Multi-American | | January 31 2013, 11:07 AM

Forget citizenship and the border: Future immigration is the hard part - ABC/Univision From the story: "The Senate 'Gang of Eight' hasn't committed to a position on one of the most complicated and impactful aspects of reform: how to handle future waves of immigrant workers, specifically those doing manual labor.

VIDEO: Salma Hayek's odd reason for endorsing Garcetti for LA mayor

Represent! | | January 31 2013, 10:37 AM

Ten years ago, the actress and the mayoral candidate were part of a group learning about global warming. He impressed her and now she's backing his campaign.

As immigration reform debate begins, it helps to turn back the clock to 1986

Multi-American | | January 31 2013, 10:18 AM

Two proposals failed to make it out of Congress in 2006 and 2007, and the last major overhaul took place 27 years ago - with big compromises. What's different now?

Kinky plays Conga Room tonight: Listen to the Off-Ramp archive interview

Off-Ramp | | January 31 2013, 9:46 AM

"Its signature sound combines insanely catchy disco-funk rhythms that music-licensing and ad-campaign directors adore."

UPDATE: Bomb making materials found at Riverside home

The Latest | | January 31 2013, 8:59 AM

Federal authorities are examining a house in Riverside loaded with possible explosives. They have resumed their search of the home Thursday morning.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown gets high marks

Represent! | | January 31 2013, 8:11 AM

Today is Thursday, Jan. 31 and headlines include a high for governor's approval rating, a look at the mayor's history on transit, and money talks in city races.

PHOTOS: 'Homeless Count' takes place in Los Angeles

The Latest | | January 31 2013, 8:10 AM

Volunteers hit the streets Wednesday night across Southern California to finish counting the homeless.The counts are expected to continue Thursday night.

Weekly US unemployment aid applications rise to 368K

The Latest | | January 31 2013, 7:01 AM

Weekly applications for unemployment benefits leapt 38,000 to a seasonally adjusted 368,000. The increase comes after applications plummeted in the previous two weeks to five-year lows.

VIDEO: Senate hearing for defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel

The Latest | | January 31 2013, 6:13 AM

The former Nebraska senator is the lone witness at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that could be crucial in determining whether he wins Senate confirmation. Watch live video of the hearing.

Will Villaraigosa's traffic track record pass White House muster?

Represent! | | January 31 2013, 6:00 AM

President Obama's Cabinet has no Latinos, which means LA's mayor could possibly get serious consideration to succeed Ray LaHood.

Principal may lose credential in LAUSD sex abuse scandal

Pass / Fail | | January 31 2013, 5:00 AM

A state commission will decide on Thursday whether to suspend a principal for allegedly failing to report abuse by one of her teachers.

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Episode: Funny Names

Funny Names

| January 31 2013, 6:00 AM

Taking baby steps?


Naomi Watts does 'The Impossible'

| January 31 2013, 2:33 PM

Naomi Watts talks with Larry about the physical and emotional demands of filming "The Impossible," the challenges portraying a real-life survivor of a tsunami and the close relationship she forged with the young actor who plays her son.

In the wake of XGames Snowmobiler Caleb Moore’s death, are extreme sports too extreme?

| January 31 2013, 11:00 AM

Caleb Moore failed to land a backflip on his snowmobile resulting in a gruesome crash which led ultimately to his death. Is it time to create laws in a community that’s always prided itself on not playing by rules?

Oscar-nominated Israeli documentary 'The Gatekeepers'

| January 31 2013, 10:58 AM

Israeli filmmaker Dror Moreh asked six former chiefs of Israel's secret service unit to speak in front of a camera for the first time. Their lengthy, candid may surprise you. How did Moreh secure these interviews?

The psychology and legality of the Manti Te’o hoax

| January 31 2013, 10:58 AM

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo admitted to masterminding the plan because he was in love with Manti Te’o.

The power of persuasion in the politics of guns

| January 31 2013, 10:54 AM

Are the emotional arguments in the gun control debate effective?

Lawrence Wright’s 'Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief'

Arts & Entertainment | | January 31 2013, 10:51 AM

Author Lawrence Wright's controversial new book on Scientology cites unflattering, even frightening, accounts of the control the church over its members. Scientology officials respond by saying his book is filled with errors and call him bigoted. How does Wright react?

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The Dinner Party: Nude museum exhibit, world's largest diamond and more

| January 31 2013, 10:44 AM

Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party podcast and radio show.

Washington State seeks pot consultant with unique mix of skills

| January 31 2013, 10:18 AM

Looking for work? Here's a job description in Washington that piqued our interest:

City Hall Pass: The race for LA mayor heats up

| January 31 2013, 10:04 AM

While Villaraigosa considers a possible future in Washington, we now look at the latest in the fight to replace him as mayor of LA. It's time now for our weekly segment on local politics.

'King Of Kong' musical comes to the UCB Theater

Arts & Entertainment | | January 31 2013, 9:47 AM

Tonight at the UCB Theater in Hollywood, a group of TV writers will perform an 8-bit musical version of a "King of Kong," based on the 2007 documentary film.

San Bernardino's bark beetle battle ends

Local | | January 31 2013, 9:18 AM

San Bernardino County supervisors voted to end the emergency proclamation against the bark beetle, a pest that had been ravaging conifers trees in the County's forests for a decade.

Kenneth Corley wins freedom from prison under Prop 36

| January 31 2013, 9:07 AM

Last November, voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 36, the measure that changed California's three strikes law to require that third strike be serious or violent felonies. It also allowed some of the inmates serving life sentences to have those sentences reduced.

A look at the San Onofre power plant, one year after closure

| January 31 2013, 8:59 AM

One year ago today, a tube burst inside one the newly installed steam generators at the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant. A tiny amount of radioactive steam was released, and the plant been closed ever since.

Pentagon expanding cyber security efforts

| January 31 2013, 8:59 AM

The Grey Lady isn't the only one hiring additional security experts... The Pentagon is also expanding its cybersecurity forces. Three years ago, the Defense Department created it's Cyber Command, a group tasked with defending critical computer systems as well as launching offensive cyber operations.

Why is sticking to a New Year's resolution so difficult?

| January 31 2013, 8:58 AM

It's the last day of January. So, how's that New Year's resolution you made while when you were nursing your hangover going? Are you sticking to it?If you are like most of us, probably not so well.

Will Villaraigosa's traffic track record pass White House muster?

| January 31 2013, 8:58 AM

President Obama's Cabinet has no Latinos, which means LA's mayor could possibly get serious consideration to succeed Ray LaHood.

Struggling Inland Empire cities lead in unemployment and foreclosure rates

| January 31 2013, 8:58 AM

Riverside/Ontario area now leads the nationThe in unemployment among large population centers. Riverside and San Bernardino both were at the top of a list of worst run cities, and a once-proud park in downtown San Bernardino has turned into an urban eyesore.