Archive for February 18th, 2013

Chinese students wore uniforms with cancer-causing dyes

US & World | | February 18 2013, 4:58 PM

Students in 21 Shanghai schools were ordered to stop wearing uniforms found to contain the dye. The incident is the latest in quality-related hazards in the country.

Ostrich races, 'dates' abound at Riverside Co. Fair (Photos)

Arts & Entertainment | | February 18 2013, 4:40 PM

Jockeys on ostriches, date milkshakes and carnival rides: A winter jolt of harvest-season fun at the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival in Indio.

The business legacy of Jerry Buss in Southern California

Local | | February 18 2013, 4:16 PM

On the court of business, Lakers owner Jerry Buss leaves a legacy taking risks, winning big and transforming the sports culture of Los Angeles.

(UPDATE) A remembrance: LA Lakers owner Jerry Buss, 80, dies (Photos)

Arts & Entertainment | | February 18 2013, 2:40 PM

LA Lakers owner Jerry Buss, 80, has died. "Dr. Jerry Buss" has left his mark on Southern California's sports scene. Many condolences are being shared on social media.

Calif. Legislature to renew debate over rural fire fee

Local | | February 18 2013, 12:02 PM

The fee was imposed for the first time last year and helps fund CAL FIRE, the state's firefighting agency. It has run into two new hurdles in recent weeks.

Catholic magazine: Should Roger Mahony vote for a new pope?

US & World | | February 18 2013, 10:07 AM

An influential Italian Catholic magazine asks the question on its website. Mahony has said will participate in the conclave of cardinals who will elect the successor of Pope Benedict XVI.

Targeted cancer drugs keep myeloma patients up and running

Health | | February 18 2013, 9:57 AM

Thanks to drugs recently approved by the FDA, patients with the blood cell cancer multiple myeloma are living longer and without the pain.

Doping trial may reach far beyond Spain, and cycling

US & World | | February 18 2013, 9:54 AM

A famous doctor is on trial in Spain, accused of masterminding one of the world's largest sports doping rings. His client list is believed to include at least one former teammate of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. The doctor says he treated athletes from other sports, as well.

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss has died

Local | | February 18 2013, 8:20 AM

The owner was hospitalized last week at Cedars Sinai Medical Center reportedly to receive cancer treatment. There was no immediate word on funeral arrangements.

Thousands attend Topshop opening at The Grove

Business & Economy | | February 18 2013, 6:00 AM

More than 10,000 people came to Topshop and its male retail counterpart Topman’s opening last Thursday. Topshop sells clothes that are trendy, yet affordable.

State holds hearing to add a million patients to Medi-Cal

Health | | February 18 2013, 6:00 AM

The expansion of healthcare coverage to 10 million uninsured Californians is part of the federal Affordable Care Act.

LA Mayoral candidates to spar in Monday TV debate

Represent! | | February 18 2013, 5:27 PM

With just two weeks to go before Angelenos vote in the primaries, Los Angeles mayoral candidates will gather at the campus of Cal State L.A. for their next televised debate.

California's second cap-and-trade auction

Pacific Swell | | February 18 2013, 6:00 AM

California continues its efforts to combat global warming this week, as the state Air Resources Board auctions off permits for carbon pollution.

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Super Bowl Virgins, Part Two: I'm So Raven

| February 18 2013, 10:19 AM

Sandra Tsing Loh becomes a Baltimore Raven fan.So, my 10 year old daughter and I decide to watch our first ever Super Bowl, because she felt she needed to be able to talk football in order to negotiate fifth grade.

The Loh Down On Science

Under Pressure

| February 18 2013, 6:00 AM

Reacting to save lives.


California’s ‘Love Affair With The Sea’ gets a closer look from David Helvarg

| February 18 2013, 9:40 AM

Award-winning journalist and environmental conservationist David Helvarg examines the California coast’s heritage and impact on the U.S. in his new book.

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Author David Maraniss on 'Barack Obama: The Story'

| February 18 2013, 9:53 AM

Shortly before President Obama was re-elected, writer David Maraniss published an extensive biography of the 44th president. The book "Barack Obama - The Story" chronicles Mr. Obama's childhood through his post-college years in New York and Chicago. We'll talk to him about the book

A Church Divided: Growing up gay and Mormon

| February 18 2013, 9:27 AM

Reporter Steven Cuevas has the story of a Mormon mother and son working to bridge a historical divide

The impact of LA Lakers owner Jerry Buss on the NBA & beyond

| February 18 2013, 9:16 AM

Roland Lazenby, who has written five books on the Lakers, talks about Jerry Buss's legacy in Los Angeles, the NBA and beyond. Buss died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The national battle over immigration reform

| February 18 2013, 9:07 AM

Last week, the White House reportedly sent copies of its draft proposal on the issue to government officials who deal with border security and other immigration issues. USA Today wrote about that plan this weekend, touching off a wave of criticism from legislators working on their own immigration proposals.

'The Things They Cannot Say': Inside the secret world of soldiers

| February 18 2013, 9:05 AM

Writer Kevin Sites has collected soldiers' stories in his new book "The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won't Tell You About What They've Seen, Done or Failed to do in War."

Immigration reform's unintended impact on foster care kids

| February 18 2013, 9:04 AM

As Congress prepares to tackle immigration reform, two Southland Democrats are addressing an unintended consequence of the current policy. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says it involves thousands of U.S.-born children of undocumented parents in foster care.

Students at Claremont colleges create movement to curb fossil fuel use

Environment & Science | | February 18 2013, 9:01 AM

Dozens of students at Pitzer, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, Pomona, and Claremont McKenna are lobbying their trustees to take the schools’ endowments fossil fuel free.

Hollywood Monday: Screen violence, Oscar accuracy, Ben Affleck

| February 18 2013, 9:00 AM

New studies on screen violence, accuracy in Oscar movies and our weekly Ben Affleck update with entertainment reporter Rebecca Keegan of the LA Times.

Calorie labels may be inaccurate by up to 50 percent, says Harvard researcher

| February 18 2013, 9:00 AM

If you're a calorie counter, you are probably constantly checking the nutrition labels of everything you eat. It's just part of trying to stay fit, be healthy, keep track of your diet, right? But what if those calories you've been counting are wrong? And not just by a little, but by as much as 50 percent.

Pro Publica finds at least 20 CIA prisoners still missing

| February 18 2013, 8:59 AM

During the Bush administration, more than 100 suspected terrorists were believed to have been held in secret CIA prisons or shipped to other countries in secret where they were held and interrogated.

'The Powerbroker' behind the civil rights movement

| February 18 2013, 5:19 AM

Whitney Young worked behind the scenes during the civil rights movement to mold many of the policies that broke down racial segregation. Filmmaker Bonnie Boswell had a front row seat to Young's life and career: she was his niece.