Archive for June 26th, 2013

DOMA/Prop 8: Gay marriage supporters rally in West Hollywood (photos)

Local | | June 26 2013, 7:28 PM

Supporters of same-sex marriage celebrated two Supreme Court rulings issued Wednesday that were seen as major victories for gay rights.

Prop 8 supporters to continue efforts to ban gay marriage | | June 26 2013, 5:41 PM

Battle may shift to states that have enacted laws defining marriage as between a man and woman. Other plaintiffs may emerge to challenge Prop 8's demise.

UPDATE: No charges in USC loud party arrest case

Local | | June 26 2013, 5:09 PM

The Los Angeles city attorney announced the decision after three City Council members requested a report on the arrests.

What would a 2013 Voting Rights Act (Section 4) look like?

US & World | | June 26 2013, 4:54 PM

After the Supreme Court ruled a key provision of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional, champions of the law said Congress must revise and restore it.

LAPD releases video of suspect in ambush shooting

Crime & Justice | | June 26 2013, 2:45 PM

Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck released a surveillance video hoping the public can identify a man believed to be the suspect in the shooting of two detectives.

Edison sends layoff notices to 600 San Onofre workers

Local | | June 26 2013, 2:17 PM

The layoffs are part of a plan to reduce the staff from 1,500 to 400 by next year and permanently decommission the 2,200-megawatt nuclear generating station.

In South Africa, emotion builds over Mandela

US & World | | June 26 2013, 1:35 PM

South Africans were torn on Wednesday between the desire not to lose a critically ill Nelson Mandela.

Doc Rivers casually rolls in to take over LA Clippers coaching helm

Local | | June 26 2013, 12:54 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday introduced Doc Rivers as the team's new head coach and Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations.

Update: Former Patriots player Hernandez charged with murder

Crime & Justice | | June 26 2013, 11:51 AM

Former New England Patriot Hernandez was charged with murder Wednesday. He was released by the team hours after being taken from his home in handcuffs.

POLL: Prop 8 ruling legalizes gay marriage in California; DOMA ruled unconstitutional

US & World | | June 26 2013, 10:01 AM

The Supreme Court issued two landmark opinions Wednesday, legalizing gay marriage in California and overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Let us know what you think in our polls.

How clean is your local beach? NRDC release annual report

Environment & Science | | June 26 2013, 7:00 AM

The NRDC releases its annual report on the state of the nation's beaches. Among the 30 states with coasts, California ranked 20th.

UPDATE: Suspect found dead in shooting of LAPD officer in the face

Crime & Justice | | June 26 2013, 6:46 AM

The officer and a county probation officer were searching a home in Willowbrook when they were fired upon Tuesday evening. They are both expected to survive.

US economy grows slower than expected in 2013

US & World | | June 26 2013, 5:46 AM

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 1.8 percent in the first three months of the year, significantly slower than first thought.

For bi-national couples, Supreme Court's decision on DOMA is a long-awaited relief

Multi-American | | June 26 2013, 5:59 PM

The ruling today paves the way for gay and lesbian U.S. citizens to sponsor a foreign-born spouse on an immigrant visa.

A look back at the money in the fight over Prop 8

Represent! | | June 26 2013, 5:05 PM

California's 2008 campaign over same-sex marriage topped the $80 million mark, attracting donors with some unexpected religious and political points of view.

DEVO drummer Alan Myers dies in LA at 58 (videos)

The Latest | | June 26 2013, 3:07 PM

Energy domes are blue today as DEVO mourns the loss of its former drummer, who was with the band when it released its hit song "Whip It!"

More same-sex marriages are expected to boost CA economy

The Breakdown | | June 26 2013, 1:14 PM

Same-sex marriages in California are expected to bring in $492 million over the next three years, as people spend more on weddings.

FAQ: What Prop 8 and DOMA rulings mean for gay marriage in California at a glance

The Latest | | June 26 2013, 11:56 AM

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal related to Prop 8 and, in doing so, cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California. It also ruled DOMA unconstitutional. Here's what it means.

In immigration news: Supreme Court paves way for sponsorship of same-sex spouses, Senate approves border security amendment, more

Multi-American | | June 26 2013, 11:27 AM

The U.S. Supreme court has paved the way for gay and lesbian U.S. citizens to sponsor immigrant spouses by ruling against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and the Senate has moved closer to a vote on an immigration reform bill by approving a border security amendment. This and more.

DOMA ruling good for bi-national couples, but issues remain

Multi-American | | June 26 2013, 11:27 AM

With the Defense of Marriage Act struck down, same-sex couples are now eligible for federal immigration benefits. But some may still encounter legal snags.

Summer Night Lights anti-gang program starts in South LA

OnCentral | | June 26 2013, 10:02 AM

The program is an initiative of outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, but it's expected to continue at least through next year.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage

Represent! | | June 26 2013, 8:02 AM

Today is Wednesday, June 26 and headlines include the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on same-sex marriage, a makeover for Schwarzenegger, and a LA City Council vote for a developer.

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Surprising connection between fear, anxiety, and Tylenol

| June 26 2013, 6:00 AM

Is there a quick fix for existential pain?


Is shooting a home intruder a justifiable use of deadly force?

Crime & Justice | | June 26 2013, 3:09 PM

Police said an apartment resident in Ontario shot and killed a man who broke into his home early Monday morning. While there is no “stand-your-ground” legislation in California per se, the state does have laws in place sanctioning the use of deadly force against home intruders.

Take Two®

What the Supreme Court's decision means for family law

| June 26 2013, 10:14 AM

What does the Supreme Court's ruling on Prop 8 mean for the thousands of families waiting to learn their legal fate? How do gay couples talk to their children about today's news?

New book reveals the legacy of LA's 'Operation Fly Trap' drug bust

| June 26 2013, 9:31 AM

Author Susan Phillips looks into the unintended consequences of this approach to the war on drugs in her book, "Operation Fly Trap: LA Gangs, Drugs and the Law."

Where does the Protect Marriage group go from here?

| June 26 2013, 9:22 AM

It's been a long road from Proposition 8's journey from California to the US Supreme Court. Joining us now is Ron Prentice, executive director of Protect Marriage, the group that originally brought Prop 8 to the ballot and has been defending it in court.

'Milk' screenwriter Dustin Lance Black talks Prop 8

Arts & Entertainment | | June 26 2013, 9:01 AM

The legal challenge to Prop 8 in the Supreme Court was organized by a group called the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Dustin Lance Black is one of the group's founding board members.

NPR's 'Tell Me More' is coming to KPCC

| June 26 2013, 8:59 AM

Come July 1st, KPCC will be airing a bonus hour of Take Two at 8 pm. At 9 you can tune into the award-winning NPR program "Tell Me More."

How are people of faith reacting to Prop 8 news?

Arts & Entertainment | | June 26 2013, 8:59 AM

The issue of gay marriage is, for some, a religious question: is it moral? Would God approve? Not all congregations feel the same way.

USC law professor Jody Armour breaks down the Prop 8 decision

| June 26 2013, 8:59 AM

We know the headlines, but what do today's decisions really means for gay marriage in California and the rest of the nation. Here to break it down for us is Jody Armour, a professor of law at USC.

Sports Roundup: Baseball, Doc Rivers, Aaron Hernandez and more

| June 26 2013, 8:58 AM

Time for our weekly romp through sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, brothers who have covered sports for the L.A. Times and ESPN.

Three generations of Californians react to Prop 8 decision

| June 26 2013, 8:58 AM

For those within the gay community, today's decision comes just in time. For others, maybe it didn't come soon enough. We wanted to talk about what the court's ruling on DOMA and Prop 8 means to different generations of gay people.


Off-Ramp goes curling in Westminster - not in a hair salon, on an ice rink!

Arts & Entertainment | | June 26 2013, 3:09 PM

Last weekend, curlers of all skill levels, from an Olympic medalist to rank beginners, came together for Orange County’s first ever three-day curling bonspiel in Westminster.