Archive for February 8th, 2013

LAPD manhunt: Cops serve search warrant at Dorner's mom's house | | February 08 2013, 6:07 PM

Police and marshals executed a search warrant at Christopher Dorner's mom's house in connection with the manhunt for the suspected murderer.

LAPD manhunt: Targeted cop hunkers down as police search for Dorner

Crime & Justice | | February 08 2013, 6:02 PM

A cop named in Christopher Dorner's manifesto describes life under police protection. He sleeps with his gun and plans to take his family out of state for a while.

Hate crime charges filed against Compton gang members

Local | | February 08 2013, 6:01 PM

Two alleged gang members, both Latino, are accused of attacking four black juveniles while using racial slurs. Prosecutors are pursuing civil rights charges.

LAPD manhunt: Police scour Big Bear for fugitive Dorner (Update)

Crime & Justice | | February 08 2013, 4:26 PM

Officers will continue to focus their manhunt in Big Bear Friday for a former LAPD cop suspected of targeting police officers and their families as part of a vendetta.

LAPD manhunt: Christopher Dorner's promising career ended with angry manifesto, fugitive status

Crime & Justice | | February 08 2013, 3:42 PM

Dorner once had the promise of a Navy and police career, but it all crumbled in disputes with co-workers. A look at what public documents, associates and Dorner himself say about the downward spiral of his life.

Trestles recommended for historic designation

Local | | February 08 2013, 3:32 PM

California's State Historical Resources Commission boosts an effort to list the Trestles surfing spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

LAPD manhunt: Big Bear skiers take to slopes as search continues | | February 08 2013, 3:27 PM

Authorities have narrowed their search around Big Bear for ex-LAPD officer/murder suspect Christopher Dorner. Meanwhile, heavy snow is keeping a lot of skiers inside.

Music engineer and Grammy honoree Al Schmitt mixes things up | | February 08 2013, 11:43 AM

The most decorated engineer/mixer in Grammy history might add another trophy to his vast collection when the Grammys take place this weekend.

LAPD manhunt: Officers who shot at bystanders placed on leave

Crime & Justice | | February 08 2013, 11:32 AM

Two women shot while delivering newspapers by LAPD officers in Torrance will survive. Their attorney says the shooting was mishandled by the cops.

California considers new regulations for flame retardants

Local | | February 08 2013, 7:22 AM

California is publishing regulations that, if passed, would stop requiring makers of furniture and baby changing pads to use chemical flame retardants in their products.

US growth in Q4 likely stronger on export gains

Business & Economy | | February 08 2013, 7:10 AM

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed sharply in December because exports rose while oil imports plummeted.

PHOTOS: Lion dancers prepare for Lunar New Year: The Year of the Snake

Local | | February 08 2013, 6:00 AM

Monterey Park lion dancers prepare to showcase their talents during Lunar New Year events. Lion dancers scare away evil spirits and bring good luck.

12 traditions, 15 events to ring in the Lunar New Year

Local | | February 08 2013, 5:42 AM

What you need to know about the Lunar New Year which begins on February 10 and will be celebrated by Asians across Southern California

Study: Children of immigrants skew more Democratic than parents

US & World | | February 08 2013, 5:30 AM

The report also found that Latinos and Asian-Americans born in the U.S. are more likely to support abortion and gay rights than their foreign-born parents.

Close shave: Asteroid to buzz Earth next week

Environment & Science | | February 08 2013, 5:00 AM

At its closest approach, the office building-sized asteroid will be only about 17,200 miles above the surface of our planet — far nearer to us than the moon.

OC deputy accused of taking murderer's bribes

Crime & Justice | | February 08 2013, 5:00 AM

Orange County prosecutors say a sheriff's deputy is under arrest for allowing a convicted murderer to have his wife join him in jail for sex in exchange for bribes.

How happy is America?

Business & Economy | | February 08 2013, 4:05 AM

The government is considering adopting a national happiness index. But how do you measure happiness?

Feds shut down bus company in deadly Yucaipa crash

The Latest | | February 08 2013, 6:53 PM

Federal officials order the shutdown of the National City company that owns the bus involved in last weekend's Yucaipa crash that killed eight people and injured 20.

LAPD manhunt: Some cheer on fugitive Christopher Dorner with own agendas

The Latest | | February 08 2013, 5:25 PM

In some corners of the Internet, supporters are backing suspected murderer Christopher Dorner while he's still on the run from police.

Study: Type 1 diabetes among children up 70 percent

OnCentral | | February 08 2013, 4:51 PM

The researchers, who focused their study on children in Philadelphia, still don't know why the prevalence of the disease spiked so dramatically.

A remote check in from the Blizzard of '13

Without A Net | | February 08 2013, 4:21 PM

What's really going on in the Blizzard of '13? For a vast area with several microclimates, it could be a whole lot of nothing.

New TV ads for Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel in mayor's race

Represent! | | February 08 2013, 4:10 PM

Eric Garcetti hits the airwaves with his first spot while a second Wendy Greuel ad is released — this one produced by a PAC working on her behalf.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the case of the stolen handshake

Patt Morrison | | February 08 2013, 3:57 PM

Stolen kisses I’ve heard of, but a stolen handshake?

Experts: By 2050, nearly 14 million will have Alzheimer's

OnCentral | | February 08 2013, 3:01 PM

At last check, about 36,000 South L.A. adults said they were caring for someone with one of the most notorious forms of dementia.

Renowned American composer James DePreist dies

Off-Ramp | | February 08 2013, 2:53 PM

Named one of America's best conductors, DePriest was contralto Marian Anderson's nephew, and although he suffered many health problems, his fan base was so devoted one of them gave him a kidney.

Weird CA real estate: Distribution of sales is abnormal

The Breakdown | | February 08 2013, 1:53 PM

The housing market in the state is recovering, but with too many sales at the high end and not enough at the low end, it's far from normal.

Low-calorie fast foods make better business

OnCentral | | February 08 2013, 1:17 PM

Low-calorie fast food like McDonald's yogurt parfait and Burger King's veggie burger are better for the waistline - and maybe the bottom line, too.

With weeks 'til election, mayoral candidates debate, attack

Represent! | | February 08 2013, 11:53 AM

In between shuttling around town to endless debates, Eric Garcetti shows off his musical chops and Jan Perry goes after Wendy Greuel.

Federally qualified clinics tend to provide better, cheaper care

OnCentral | | February 08 2013, 11:46 AM

In South L.A., federally qualified community health centers are some of the only places uninsured residents can find affordable comprehensive care.

Compton gang members charged with targeting blacks

The Latest | | February 08 2013, 11:05 AM

The indictment claims that they and other gang members beat up two black teenagers in December, and in January waged a harassment campaign against a newly arrived black family.

Black History Month shines light on healthcare inequalities

OnCentral | | February 08 2013, 10:30 AM

Black History Month is a time to honor notable African American people and events, and to note inequalities still apply - especially in health care.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA's financial problems

Represent! | | February 08 2013, 8:54 AM

Today is Friday, Feb. 8 and headlines include the CAO's report on Measure A, possible reforms in the Sheriff's Department, and LA Times endorses Mike Feuer.

Young adults are stressed out: In health news today

OnCentral | | February 08 2013, 8:22 AM

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

Judge: No injunction to allow gay Vietnamese-American group in Tet parade

The Latest | | February 08 2013, 6:36 AM

The Partnership of Viet Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organizations has marched in past parades despite objections from religious groups, but is being excluded this year.

Rain forecast for Southern California; snow in the mountains

The Latest | | February 08 2013, 6:16 AM

Snow levels are expected to drop to about 3,000 feet later in the day. The forecast calls for the clouds to clear out Friday night and the sun to return Saturday.

LAX flights canceled as major snow storm hits East Coast

The Latest | | February 08 2013, 5:37 AM

The snow began falling Friday morning, with the heaviest amounts falling at night and into Saturday. Wind gusts could reach 75 mph. Dozens of flights have already been canceled at LAX.

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FilmWeek Marquee (02/08/13): Side Effects, Identity Thief, Lore and Playroom

| February 08 2013, 1:59 PM

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein from the L.A. Times Community Paper chain and Peter Rainer from the Christian Science Monitor to review the week’s new film releases including Side Effects, Identity Thief, Lore and Playroom. TGI-FilmWeek!


FilmWeek (02/08/13): Side Effects, Identity Thief, Lore, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III and more

| February 08 2013, 1:56 PM

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein from the L.A. Times Community Paper chain and Peter Rainer from the Christian Science Monitor to review the week’s new film releases including Side Effects, Identity Thief, Lore, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III and more. Plus, Larry interviews director Ang Lee about making Life of Pi. TGI-FilmWeek!

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Spooky Science

| February 08 2013, 6:00 AM

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The relationship between gender and profanity

| February 08 2013, 1:20 PM

How often do women swear compared to men? And are they judged differently for it? Do you swear more than most other women? Or are you a man who doesn’t like to curse? Call in to AirTalk and let us know. Oh, and watch your language.

FilmWeek: Side Effects, Identity Thief, Lore, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III and more

| February 08 2013, 10:54 AM

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein from the L.A. Times Community Paper chain and Peter Rainer from the Christian Science Monitor to review the week’s new film releases including Side Effects, Identity Thief, Lore, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

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'Journey' scores video game world's first Grammy nomination

| February 08 2013, 10:07 AM

The Grammys have been around for more than 50 years, and through that time we've seen pretty much everything. From Nikki Minaj staging a fake exorcism during the show to Elton John performing with Lady Gaga.

Rob Lowe continues his political acting career in 'Knife Fight'

| February 08 2013, 9:37 AM

Actor Rob Lowe joins the show to talk about his penchant for political roles, his newest film 'Knife Fight,"

The Dinner Party: A lost A-Bomb, Facebook envy and more

| February 08 2013, 9:29 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.

After 50 years, 'Sabado Gigante' makes host additions to snag younger audience

| February 08 2013, 9:20 AM

Every Saturday night one voice booms into living rooms across Latin America and the United States. Sabado Gigante holds the record for the longest running TV program in the world.In its 50 years on air, the show has had only one host, creator Don Francisco.

Oscars 2013: Honoring the scientific and technical geniuses who make movie magic

Arts & Entertainment | | February 08 2013, 9:13 AM

The Oscars are a few weeks away, but the show’s geekier cousin, the Scientific and Technical Awards, happens tomorrow. KPCC’s Sanden Totten reports.

An inside look at LAPD cop culture

| February 08 2013, 8:54 AM

As authorities continue the hunt for Christopher Dorner, many wonder what might have led the former LAPD officer to possibly commit such crimes. Some who knew him as a friend say he didn't seem violent at all, but others who knew him as a cop say he was a bad apple.

School principals who fail to report abuse rarely prosecuted

Education | | February 08 2013, 8:54 AM

Many professionals are required to report suspected cases of child abuse. Failing to contact authorities is a crime. But those prosecutions aren’t as easy as you’d think.

LAPD Manhunt: Former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton on Dorner

Crime & Justice | | February 08 2013, 8:53 AM

Former LAPD chief William Bratton joins us to talk about what he remembers about Dorner and whether he thinks the LAPD's screening and psychological processes need an update.

Friday Flashback: Drones, arming Syria, same-sex marriage

| February 08 2013, 8:52 AM

We'll talk about the week that was in this regular political reporter roundtable. On tap this week, Chrystia Freeland, editor of Thompson Reuters Digital and James Rainey from the Los Angeles Times.

Snowy weather complicates efforts to track down Dorner

| February 08 2013, 8:52 AM

Ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner has been on the run for more than 24-hours, and while officials suspect he's up in the Big Bear area, and a snow storm there is complicating the search.