Archive for June 24th, 2013

LA sides with taxis, goes after ride-sharing apps. Do you agree? (poll)

Local | | June 24 2013, 8:53 PM

City officials sent cease-and-desist letters to Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, promising to crack down on automobile-for-hire services that operate without a permit.

Historic monument unveiled at Memorial Branch Library

Local | | June 24 2013, 6:22 PM

A stone monument to Los Angeles Public Library that was recently re-discovered has been unveiled at its new home near L.A. High School.

Nation's mayors want state control of pot policies

US & World | | June 24 2013, 4:45 PM

The resolution was among dozens of symbolic measures city leaders unanimously passed at the annual mayor's conference in Las Vegas.

Former NBA star Scottie Pippen questioned over Malibu fight

Crime & Justice | | June 24 2013, 3:33 PM

Pippen came in voluntarily to talk to sheriff's department investigators after he was named as a suspect in an assault in Malibu in which a man was injured.

'I Am Legend,' 'Twilight Zone' writer Richard Matheson is dead at 87 (video)

Arts & Entertainment | | June 24 2013, 3:12 PM

The science fiction, fantasy and horror novelist was an influence on a generation of writers and filmmakers. He died Sunday.

New pro league tosses its disc into the frisbee game

Arts & Entertainment | | June 24 2013, 3:06 PM

Major League Ultimate, the second pro Ultimate Frisbee league in the U.S., finished its first season Sunday. But some say the league's new rules deviate too far from the game's roots.

IRS chief: No evidence of 'intentional wrongdoing' so far

US & World | | June 24 2013, 2:46 PM

The new acting chief of the IRS said the "be on the lookout" list used to flag Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny wasn't the only list the agency had been using.

Woman killed by police in Santa Ana had replica gun

Crime & Justice | | June 24 2013, 1:51 PM

Santa Ana police said that the woman was a suspect wanted in connection with a recent homicide being investigated by police in Orange.

Six injured as bus and car collide in San Fernando Valley

Local | | June 24 2013, 12:29 PM

A an articulated Metro bus and a car collided Monday morning in the San Fernando Valley. None of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

Depression may increase the risk of dementia later on

Health | | June 24 2013, 11:12 AM

Alzheimer's disease and depression have a lot in common, and people with depression face a greater risk of dementia as they age.

Hostess: Twinkies to return to shelves July 15

US & World | | June 24 2013, 9:18 AM

The company that went bankrupt last year is back up and running under new owners. It plans to have Twinkies and other snack cakes back on shelves starting July 15.

'Family Ties' creator Gary David Goldberg has died at 68

Arts & Entertainment | | June 24 2013, 8:38 AM

Gary David Goldberg, the creator of several TV shows including the hit '80s Michael J. Fox sitcom "Family Ties," died Sunday. (Read reaction from Twitter.)

Indonesia apologizes for record-setting air pollution from fires

US & World | | June 24 2013, 8:13 AM

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono apologized Monday to Singapore and Malaysia for record-setting pollution caused by forest fires in his country.

Update: Assange says NSA leaker Snowden is 'safe'

US & World | | June 24 2013, 7:52 AM

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Monday former NSA contractor Edward Snowden is "safe" and has applied for asylum in other countries besides Ecuador.

Supreme Court sends affirmative action case back to lower court

US & World | | June 24 2013, 7:45 AM

In a 7-1 decision, the justices ruled a lower court had not applied the right standards when it upheld a University of Texas program. (Read reactions from Twitter.)

Firefighters closer to controlling Hathaway Fire in Riverside County

Local | | June 24 2013, 6:31 AM

Firefighters are close to controlling the Hathaway Fire in Riverside County, The fire started June 9 and is 95 percent contained after burning 3,825 acres.

Orange County to cut about 5 percent from its annual budget

Local | | June 24 2013, 6:00 AM

Because of a court ruling last month, Orange County has to slash $73 million from next year’s budget, which supervisors are expected to approve Monday.

Pharmacists would be allowed to provide more care under SB493

Health | | June 24 2013, 6:00 AM

A proposed California law would let pharmacists prescribe smoking-cessation drugs, administer routine vaccines and order certain tests without a doctor's supervision.

Supreme Court won't review LA Skid Row injunction

Local | | June 24 2013, 5:03 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court will not review a controversial case that restricts how the city of Los Angeles can remove and destroy the possessions of the homeless.

Study shows charter schools are improving in reading

Pass / Fail | | June 24 2013, 9:05 PM

Charter school students improved faster in reading according to the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University

Senate test vote seen as a boost to immigration reform bill

Multi-American | | June 24 2013, 5:49 PM

An amendment to the Senate immigration reform bill, that would heavily increase border security, passed 67-27 on a test vote. Many see it as boosting the bill's chances of passing.

The leisure activity most likely to get you struck by lightning is —

The Latest | | June 24 2013, 5:41 PM

The link between leisure activity and death-by-lightning has been well established, but it's not golf that's the biggest worry.

UPDATE: Senate vote on amendment seen as key to immigration reform

Represent! | | June 24 2013, 4:17 PM

The 67-27 procedural vote in favor of the so called "border amendment" is seen as a sign that Senators will approve the larger immigration reform bill. A vote is set for the end of the week.

California children facing poor economic conditions, education

Pass / Fail | | June 24 2013, 2:46 PM

A new study shows that more children nationwide are living in poverty than previous years — and California kids are faring particularly poorly.

Woodblock is the new cowbell: 'Arrested Development' launches real 'Fakeblock' app

The Latest | | June 24 2013, 1:56 PM

Today in "fake things becoming real," is news that Netflix recently launched an app that cashes in on a joke from Season 4 of "Arrested Development." (Previously, the fictional banana stand from Newport Beach went on actual tour in the real world.

Poll: Half of Americans want publicly financed elections

Represent! | | June 24 2013, 1:37 PM

Is it the super political action committees or just the volume of ads PAC money buys? Half of Americans say they are willing to pick up the tab for elections.

Tablets in the classroom bring cutting-edge problems, too

Pass / Fail | | June 24 2013, 1:32 PM

A wireless network administrator points says introducing iPads into classrooms can introduce unintended problems, turns teachers into tech support

Rabe's looking for your 'Casablanca' stories

Off-Ramp | | June 24 2013, 12:16 PM

I preferred 'To Have and Have Not,' which I thought was funnier, and moved faster. Now I'm older, have experienced more pain, love, and loss, I prefer Casablanca, which is miles deeper.

In immigration news: Senate to vote on border amendment, SCOTUS affirmative action decision, long waits for green cards, more

Multi-American | | June 24 2013, 9:27 AM

A critical vote is scheduled for Monday on a border amendment that could determine the Senate immigration bill's chances for success. This and more.

Maven's Morning Coffee: profile of labor's Maria Elena Durazo

Represent! | | June 24 2013, 7:48 AM

Todays is Monday, June 24 and headlines include a profile of Maria Elena Durazo, a labor fight in Orange County, and corruption in LA County.

Historic designation expected for former internment camp

Represent! | | June 24 2013, 6:00 AM

The Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote Tuesday to designate at least one acre of the former Tuna Canyon Detention Center a monument.

Los Angeles' large-scale solar rooftop project begins Wednesday

Pacific Swell | | June 24 2013, 6:00 AM

On Wednesday, civic leaders flip the switch on a solar array at a North Hollywood apartment complex. It's the first project to sell solar power to DWP under a buyback program.

Dunbar Hotel to reopen as part of public housing complex

OnCentral | | June 24 2013, 6:00 AM

What was once the epicenter of South L.A.'s prolific jazz scene is reopening June 26 as a multi-unit housing complex for seniors and low-income families.

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| June 24 2013, 12:28 PM

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Can we use mouse teeth to make new human teeth?

| June 24 2013, 6:00 AM

Researchers improve on false teeth and implants.


Is sleeping apart good for couples? (Poll)

Arts & Entertainment | | June 24 2013, 11:48 AM

A study showed that some relationships fare better when couples sleep apart. What's your experience of sleeping apart from your spouse or significant other?

Neal Baer on his new series 'Under The Dome'

| June 24 2013, 11:45 AM

Neal Baer’s highly anticipated series “Under the Dome” follows the story of Chester’s Mill, a small town that is mysteriously cut off from the rest of the world when a huge transparent dome covers it.

Lowell Bergman on Frontline documentary 'Rape in the Fields'

| June 24 2013, 11:23 AM

FRONTLINE and Univision News partnered together to investigate the raping of migrant workers. After a year of reporting, the organizations along with journalist Lowell Bergman will air their documentary, "Rape in the Fields," on FRONTLINE on Tuesday.

Who wins in a deal between USC and the California Science Center?

| June 24 2013, 11:18 AM

The California Science Center’s governing board is expected to vote tomorrow on a 98-year-lease deal that would give USC control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC would have control over the majority of the parking garage for football games and other events held at the coliseum.

If Rivers' deal goes through; new Clippers coach would have to live up to great expectations

| June 24 2013, 10:56 AM

Sources report that the Clippers have made a deal with Boston Celtics to release Doc Rivers from the 3 years left on his contract in Boston and have him sign with LA’s hottest basketball team. In return the Clippers will send Boston their 2015 first-round draft pick.

Supreme Court steps into major political fight and out of affirmative action case

| June 24 2013, 10:55 AM

This morning, the high court decided it will hear a case soon that pits Republicans against President Obama. It centers on whether executive powers allow high-level appointments to be made while Congress is in recess -- thereby side-stepping Senate confirmation. Also, the constitutionality of race-based admissions used by the University of Texas was sent back to the lower court for greater judicial scrutiny.

Where in the world is Edward Snowden?

| June 24 2013, 10:53 AM

Journalists aboard a flight from Moscow to Havana were disappointed to find that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was not aboard, despite reports that he had checked in on the flight, ostensibly en route to Ecuador or Venezuela. So where is Snowden headed, and does the U.S. have any power to stop him?

Do queer folks have more disposable income? Apparently, only in California.

| June 24 2013, 10:37 AM

The Williams Institute at UCLA has recently released a new study looking at poverty rates among lesbian, gay and bisexual people in America and finds that this group is more likely to be poor than their heterosexual counterparts.

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Remembering 'Family Ties' creator Gary David Goldberg

| June 24 2013, 10:47 AM

Gary David Goldberg, the creator of the hit 80s TV show "Family Ties" as well as several other series, died yesterday, just two days shy of turning 69.

Booker T changes pace with 'Sound the Alarm'

| June 24 2013, 10:33 AM

The sound of the B3 Hammond Organ has always been a hallmark of Booker T's music. The group's new album, "Sound the Alarm," expands on that tradition.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton on immigration reform

| June 24 2013, 10:09 AM

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is leading a delegation of mayors who hope to help shape the debate in Congress by providing a local government perspective on the need for immigration reform

Selling Obamacare to California's immigrant communities

| June 24 2013, 9:53 AM

As we mentioned earlier - this coming January the Affordable Care Act goes into effect. But in a state as diverse as California, what will it take sell Obamacare to ethnic communities where English is a second language?

NPR's Neal Conan signs off from Talk of the Nation

| June 24 2013, 9:43 AM

Neal Conan has been hosting the show since 2001 and he joins us now from NPR in Washington DC to talk about the show's legacy and what's next for him.

Clippers and Celtics reportedly reach Doc Rivers deal

| June 24 2013, 9:31 AM

Last night, the Clippers took another step in the right direction after agreeing in principle to a deal with the Boston Celtics for their head coach Doc Rivers.

On The Lot: 'Monsters U,' audition prank, Melissa McCarthy and more

| June 24 2013, 9:24 AM

Now its time for our regular Monday discussion of the entertainment biz, On the Lot with LA Times reporter Rebecca Keegan.

Pharmacists would be allowed to provide more care to Californians under SB493

| June 24 2013, 9:10 AM

A proposed California law would let pharmacists prescribe smoking-cessation drugs, administer routine vaccines and order certain tests without a doctor's supervision.

Susan Orlean's next book to mine stories from LA's Central Library (Photos)

Local | | June 24 2013, 9:07 AM

Writer Susan Orlean has a knack for turning ordinary sounding subjects into extraordinary stories. She recently relocated to Los Angeles and it's here that she's found the subject of her next book: the central library.

Odd Hollywood Jobs: Military liaison

Arts & Entertainment | | June 24 2013, 8:58 AM

When he joined the Army 18 years ago, Lt. Col. Steven Cole never thought he would be working in Hollywood, but today, he serves as a liaison between the Army and the entertainment industry.

Hell Is Other People app helps you avoid unwanted run-ins

| June 24 2013, 8:56 AM

With social networks like Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram and Twitter, there are plenty of ways to keep track of your friends, family members and co-workers. But what if you'd rather avoid them?

#MyName: The importance of names and what they say about you

Arts & Entertainment | | June 24 2013, 8:56 AM

We asked listeners to tell us how they got their names. Dalton Conley, a sociology professor at New York University joins the show to tell us how important names can be and what they say about you.

SCOTUS punts affirmative action case back to lower courts

| June 24 2013, 8:56 AM

In a 7-1 ruling, the high court "vacated and remanded" an earlier decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which had upheld the UT Austin's affirmative action program.

Immigration reform package's future in House is uncertain

| June 24 2013, 8:56 AM

The Senate continues debate on a comprehensive immigration reform package. Many believe it will pass before the week is out, but some are saying it could get as many as 70 votes before it goes to the House.

Imperial Courts homicide draws attention to area's transition

| June 24 2013, 8:55 AM

Early Sunday morning, a man was shot while standing outside the Imperial Courts public housing development in Watts. He's the nineteenth person to die in South Los Angeles this year.

Why is Edward Snowden seeking asylum in Ecuador?

| June 24 2013, 8:55 AM

First WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Now Ecuador has received an asylum request from former U.S. Intelligence contractor Richard Snowden and will process it when he arrives in the South American nation.


Off-Ramp commentator Dylan Brody on the immigration debate

Politics | | June 24 2013, 10:51 AM

I, for one, am not willing to take down the Statue of Liberty and put up a statue of the grumpy old guy yelling, "Get off my lawn!"