Archive for February 7th, 2013

LAPD manhunt: No sign of Dorner in Big Bear; Riverside mourns; search continues (Photos, map)

Crime & Justice | | February 07 2013, 12:18 PM

Hundreds of officers continued a door-to-door search of homes in Big Bear, near where suspected cop killer Christopher Dorner's burned-out truck was found Thursday, but had turned up little as of 9 p.m.

LAPD manhunt: Images from the search for Christopher Dorner (photos)

Crime & Justice | | February 07 2013, 11:26 AM

View a gallery of photos from the ongoing search for the ex-LAPD officer suspected in the shooting deaths of a couple in Irvine last week.

Funding for military grocery stores could be cut

Business & Economy | | February 07 2013, 6:14 AM

Funding for military grocery stores could be cut under sequestration. The stores help save military members and their families 30 percent on groceries.

US unemployment aid applications decline to 366K

Business & Economy | | February 07 2013, 6:14 AM

The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000.

Church turns to social media, performing arts to recruit new priests

Local | | February 07 2013, 6:00 AM

Amid news of sex abuse scandals, the Catholic Church is using new methods to reach out to young people who may have a calling to the priesthood.

LAPD manhunt: The search for alleged cop killer Christopher Dorner

Crime & Justice | | February 07 2013, 4:05 PM

Ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner is wanted in connection with the revenge slayings of a college basketball coach Monica Quan and her fiance in Irvine on Sunday. Check out all of KPCC’s coverage, including a timeline, map, profiles and photos.

LAPD manhunt: An interactive timeline of events in the search for Christopher Dorner

Crime & Justice | | February 07 2013, 3:20 PM

KPCC's live interactive timeline highlights the key events in the ongoing story of the manhunt for murder suspect and ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner.

Ultimate Grammys 2013 cheatsheet: Let's be appalled together (updated)

The Latest | | February 07 2013, 6:35 PM

The GRAMMYs are Sunday (and there's a new dress code?!). Separate the "root fors" from the "outraged abouts" with the help of these videos and playlists.

A California country-rock classic unearthed

Without A Net | | February 07 2013, 4:49 PM

With Kaleidoscope, Linda Ronstadt and more, Chris Darrow helped birth both world music and country-rock. His reissued 1971 solo debut affirms his role in the latter

LAPD manhunt: Profiles of Christopher Dorner, shooting victims

The Latest | | February 07 2013, 2:55 PM

Police continued their search for ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner Thursday afternoon. Here are details about Dorner and the victims of shootings he is suspected in.

UPDATE: Police seek Ex-LAPD officer Dorner in police shootings; 1 dead, manhunt reaches San Diego

The Latest | | February 07 2013, 2:41 PM

A Riverside police officer has been fatally shot and two other police officers have also been shot. The CHP says the shooting suspect is Christopher Jordan Dorner, the fired LAPD officer wanted for a double homicide in Irvine. A badge linked to Dorner was found in San Diego.

Herbalife battle: Does Ackman have Girl Scouts on his side?

The Breakdown | | February 07 2013, 2:33 PM

The hedge fund manager has fired back against the nutrition and supplements maker, asking a series of questions about its latest defense.

Report: Children of immigrants transforming nation

Multi-American | | February 07 2013, 2:23 PM

The adult children of immigrants do better economically and educationally than their parents did, and tend to vote Democratic.

House Democrats outline gun violence policies

Represent! | | February 07 2013, 2:13 PM

A task force says its goals protect the right of "law-abiding individuals" to own firearms. The NRA calls it an effort "to enact the Obama gun control agenda."

What obesity might mean for dental health in South LA

OnCentral | | February 07 2013, 1:18 PM

A new study indicates that obesity causes the overproduction of a type of protein that can inflame the gums and cause gum disease.

Budget report: LAPD layoffs possible without tax increase

Represent! | | February 07 2013, 1:14 PM

City's financial outlook has improved, but CAO says sales tax hike on March ballot is still necessary. Mayoral candidates are opposed.

LAPD manhunt: Twitter tracks search for Christopher Dorner

The Latest | | February 07 2013, 11:10 AM

Follow our curated stream of Twitter feeds with news and official information about the hunt for the ex-LAPD officer suspected in two murders.

Rabe on LA Weekly couples profile: 'I will use my power judiciously'

Off-Ramp | | February 07 2013, 11:02 AM

The new LA Weekly has a sweet look at a handful of LA couples for Valentine's Day, including Off-Ramp host John Rabe and his husband, gallerist Julian Bermudez.

In immigration news: Reform and the economy, House immigration debate, a 'racist rager' at Duke University, more

Multi-American | | February 07 2013, 10:18 AM

Immigration reform issue: The effect on the budget - New York Times Immigration reform failed in 2007 when the economic picture in the U.S. was better than it is now. How might the current economy influence prospects for comprehensive reform today?

Pot's effect on stroke risk: In health news today

OnCentral | | February 07 2013, 8:49 AM

OnCentral's daily round-up of the health headlines southside Angelenos ought to know about.

Maven's Morning Coffee: manhunt underway for former cop

Represent! | | February 07 2013, 8:16 AM

Today is Thursday, Feb. 7 and headlines include a search for a former LAPD cop accused of murder, Alan Jackson's decision to leave DA's Office, and more debates.

Baca picks longtime prison official to oversee county jails

The Latest | | February 07 2013, 5:00 AM

If all goes according to plan, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department will announce a new assistant sheriff for custody next week.

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Moldy Memories

| February 07 2013, 6:00 AM

Easy thought control.


Al Gore predicts 'The Future'

| February 07 2013, 3:54 PM

Al Gore tells Larry about "The Future," Gore's new book that analyzes six issues causing the degradation of the modern world.

Oscar-winner and Oscar-nominee, director Ang Lee on 'Life of Pi'

| February 07 2013, 11:49 AM

Where does “Life of Pi” stand in Ang Lee's growing list of big-screen achievements?

BREAKING NEWS: Southern California police on the hunt for armed and dangerous ex-LAPD officer

| February 07 2013, 10:53 AM

How has Dorner been successfully evading police for days? What is his psychological state? He lost his job in 2009, so what happened to push him over the edge? Who else is targeted in his manifesto, and what protections are being made by law enforcement? What will it take to end Dorner’s spree, bring him to justice and restore peace and safety in these communities?

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Amazon to dole out virtual coins for app purchases

| February 07 2013, 11:03 AM

Now for a bit of positive financial news. This week Amazon announced that it would be handing out free money, in the form of 1,000 Amazon Coins. The virtual currency will be released in May for Kindle Fire app purchases.

Stock market surge has investors fleeing bond market

| February 07 2013, 10:44 AM

By many measures, investors are starting to feel better about the economy. Congress dodged the fiscal cliff (at least for now), housing prices are looking a little better, and the stock market is climbing.

City Hall Pass: A recap of AirTalk's mayoral debate

| February 07 2013, 10:33 AM

The primary for Los Angeles mayor is less than a month away. Last night, KPCC's AirTalk hosted a debate with the five leading candidates for mayor. Reporter Alice Walton, who was here late covering the event, joins the show with a recap.

DEVELOPING: Ex-LAPD officer on the run after series of suspected 'revenge' killings

| February 07 2013, 9:55 AM

PRESS CONFERENCE: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck briefs the public about suspect Christopher Dorner:

Navajo singer Radmilla Cody headed for glitzy Grammy Awards

Arts & Entertainment | | February 07 2013, 9:32 AM

Grammy nominee Radmilla Cody was raised on a reservation, and has been nominated for an album sung in her Native American language. From the Fronteras Desk, Laurel Morales reports.

Should Cardinal Mahoney face harsher punishment for role in abuse scandal?

| February 07 2013, 9:10 AM

Amid the thousands of pages of priest abuse files released by the LA Catholic Archdiocese, you find one name over and over: Cardinal Roger Mahoney. The man who led the nation's largest archdiocese for more than two decades repeatedly acknowledges abuse, but he never alerted law enforcement.

Bipartisan Senate group to propose mental health legislation

| February 07 2013, 8:57 AM

Today, a bipartisan group of senators will introduce legislation which they say would strengthen the nation's mental health services and hopefully prevent violent acts by the mentally ill.

Funding for military grocery stores could be cut

| February 07 2013, 8:56 AM

Funding for military grocery stores could be cut under sequestration. The stores help save military members and their families 30 percent on groceries.

Stuart Freeborn, 'Star Wars' make-up artist, dies at 98

Arts & Entertainment | | February 07 2013, 8:56 AM

Pioneering make-up artist Stuart Freeborn, responsible for Yoda, Chewbacca and many other iconic move characters, passed away earlier this week in London at 98.

How Vee-Jay records brought the Beatles to America (Photos)

Arts & Entertainment | | February 07 2013, 8:56 AM

KPCC's Steve Proffitt has the curious story of the Vee-Jay record label, and how they had, and lost, the recording rights to what would become the most successful pop band ever, The Beatles.

Why 'sequestration' is a four-letter word to military contractors

| February 07 2013, 7:54 AM

For The California Report, Erik Anderson of KPBS recently attended the largest military trade show on the West Coast and found lots of people talking about the "s-word." Sequestration.