Archive for July 8th, 2013

Big Bear Mountain ski resorts up for sale | | July 08 2013, 7:10 PM

The 60-year-old company that owns the Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski resorts is looking for potential buyers. But it won't sell to just anyone.

Judge to hear arguments in ACLU's case against Anaheim

Local | | July 08 2013, 4:44 PM

Is the city's at-large voting system unfair to Latinos? The ACLU says yes, and it has filed a lawsuit alleging violation of the California Voting Rights Act.

Report: LA needs a new jail with mental health focus | | July 08 2013, 4:33 PM

According to a construction firm, L.A. County's most dire need is proper facilities for its inmates with mental health, substance abuse and medical problems.

Redlands teacher charged with 41 counts of sex crimes

Local | | July 08 2013, 4:16 PM

Laura Whitehurst, who is accused of having a student's baby, was charged with 41 counts of sex and oral copulation with a minor.

Product malfunction may have caused Simi Valley fireworks blast

Local | | July 08 2013, 2:39 PM

Operator Bruce Sussin said that they immediately pulled the plug on the July 4 show when the problem occurred at a park in Simi Valley northwest of Los Angeles.

Curiosity rover begins road trip as NASA looks to 2020 Mars trip

Environment & Science | | July 08 2013, 2:10 PM

The rover Curiosity is heading to a Martian mountain after delays from unexpected discoveries, just a day ahead of a NASA report on the next Mars trip, planned for 2020.

Youths at risk of violence say they need guns for protection

Health | | July 08 2013, 1:17 PM

One-quarter of youths surveyed in a hospital emergency room after being injured in an assault possessed a firearm, a study finds.

Asiana Flight 214: Slow landing speed probed in plane crash (Update)

US & World | | July 08 2013, 12:27 PM

Investigators say the plane was traveling "significantly below" the target speed during approach and that the crew tried to abort the landing just before it crashed.

Clashes by Egypt army, protesters kill at least 54

US & World | | July 08 2013, 10:18 AM

Clashes outside the Republican Guard building in Cairo marked the single biggest death toll since massive protests forced Morsi's government from power.

Asiana Flight 214: Valley church says surviving students will return to China

Local | | July 08 2013, 9:01 AM

Two young Chinese students who died on the Asiana Airlines crash would have begun a study abroad program at a San Fernando Valley church Monday.

It was a 'horrific honor' to recover 19 firefighters' bodies

US & World | | July 08 2013, 7:56 AM

When the bodies of 19 young men killed while battling a wildfire in Arizona were brought from the scene, it was their comrades who carried out that solemn task.

Lawyers for Bradley Manning want some charges dismissed

US & World | | July 08 2013, 6:51 AM

Lawyers for Bradley Manning, who gave reams of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, asked judge to dismiss some of the charges.

Standard and Poor's lawyers want $5B lawsuit thrown out

Local | | July 08 2013, 6:15 AM

A California judge will hear arguments Monday on whether a $5 billion civil fraud lawsuit against the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's should be dismissed.

State could weigh in Tuesday on ride-sharing services (Poll)

Business & Economy | | July 08 2013, 5:47 AM

Ride-sharing services such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar and the traditional taxicab services they're disrupting could learn more on their future from the PUC.

Coalition voices concerns over Hollywood skyscrapers

Business & Economy | | July 08 2013, 5:47 AM

More than 40 community groups say skyscrapers planned near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street could increase traffic in the area.

CA prisoners resume hunger strike to protest treatment

Represent! | | July 08 2013, 4:13 PM

Inmates in isolation units at California's super max prison refuse to eat to protest policies they say amount to "torture." The last such strike was two summers ago.

Torrance fighting lawsuit by man shot at during Dorner manhunt

The Latest | | July 08 2013, 3:54 PM

After settlement talks failed, Torrance fighting liability for officers who mistakenly fired at an LAX baggage handler during the search for Christopher Dorner.

Garcetti says some LA city managers will go

Represent! | | July 08 2013, 3:03 PM

Each L.A. city manager must submit a memo to the new mayor outlining their accomplishments and goals. Some won't survive the process.

Clinic CEO: Obamacare delay will have 'some impact' in South LA

OnCentral | | July 08 2013, 2:50 PM

The White House said last week it would postpone requiring large and medium companies to provide their employees with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Valley chamber sends list of priorities to Mayor Garcetti

Represent! | | July 08 2013, 11:05 AM

The Valley Industry and Commerce Association's top priorities include public transportation, commission appointments and economic development.

Prison realignment: Counties, local law enforcement unlikely to see any major fix

Represent! | | July 08 2013, 8:25 AM

Dozens of bills in the legislature this year aimed to fix some of the problems with California’s criminal justice realignment — but they're dead in the water.

Maven's Morning Coffee: tension in LAUSD

Represent! | | July 08 2013, 7:47 AM

Today is Monday, July 8 and headlines include bad blood between the LAUSD superintendent and school board president and a new executive director for the FPPC.

Is ridesharing the future of public transit, or its failure?

Pacific Swell | | July 08 2013, 6:00 AM

Transit policy experts, advocates and environmentalists are interested in what regulators say about ridesharing services such as Uber, Sidecar and Lyft.

Sneak Peek: LA Unified's new arts education plan

Pass / Fail | | July 08 2013, 6:00 AM

To fulfill its promise to make arts education a core subject, L.A. Unified teachers will incorporate the arts into other subjects.

Tensions grow between LA Unified, Miramonte families

Pass / Fail | | July 08 2013, 6:00 AM

More than two years after a Miramonte teacher was charged with abusing students, two-thirds of the lawsuits against L.A. Unified remain open. Negotiations aren't going well.

Rip out your lawn, then rip open an envelope of cash in LA

Pacific Swell | | July 08 2013, 6:00 AM

Four years into the program, the L.A. Department of Water and Power has upped how much you'll be paid to replace your lawn, from $1.50 a square foot to $2.

What’s next for Wendy Greuel?

Represent! | | July 08 2013, 6:00 AM

The vanquished mayoral candidate is contemplating a run for Los Angeles county supervisor or State Controller.

Congress to tackle student loans and immigration

Represent! | | July 08 2013, 6:00 AM

The clock is ticking on Capitol Hill for Congress to finish work on immigration reform and student loans before adjourning for summer

NRC is coming to SoCal for San Onofre update

Represent! | | July 08 2013, 6:00 AM

The date and place are yet to be announced; the agency is having a difficult time finding a venue for what will likely be a large and noisy public meeting.

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The Loh Life

Summer Guests, Part Two: YouTubing It

| July 08 2013, 11:35 AM

Sandra Tsing Loh looks online to deal with summer pests.

The Loh Down On Science

How you can improve or resize your digital photos at home!

| July 08 2013, 6:00 AM

Quantity doesn't always mean quality.

Take Two Evenings

Can singing together make us happy?

| July 08 2013, 11:14 AM

In her book "Imperfect Harmony," Stacy Horn tells of her experiences singing and gets into the scientific benefits of singing with other people--some studies show that learning music can counteract the impact of aging.

Do passengers have the right to in-flight entertainment if the news could induce panic?

| July 08 2013, 11:01 AM

When Asiana Flight 214 crashed upon landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, some 27 other flights were put in holding patterns in the sky above while emergency responders dealt with the situation on the ground. What is the best protocol for pilots and crew when the news is full of something that could fill their passengers full of dread?

Clashes between Egyptian protesters and the army put further uncertainty on the country’s future

| July 08 2013, 11:00 AM

At least 51 people were killed and more than 300 were injured when the Egyptian army open fire on supporters of Mohamed Morsy. With the escalating clashes, will the military impose stricter control?

Do open-plan offices decrease productivity?

Arts & Entertainment | | July 08 2013, 10:50 AM

A new study by design firm Gensler shows that open-plan offices do not work. Many businesses made the change to to increase communication, employee engagement and creativity through open-plan offices, but this new study shows that many workers cannot focus.

Do male victims of sexual harassment experience the assault differently than females?

| July 08 2013, 10:45 AM

Earlier this month a Redlands area female teacher was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old male student, whose child she is now allegedly bears. Another female teacher in Brea was arrested for sleeping with a male student in June. Are male teenaged victims of sexual assault less “victimized” by these crimes than females?

How does the formation of Asian American communities in Southern California differ from the rest of the country?

| July 08 2013, 10:35 AM

Asian Americans make up the third largest ethnic minority group in the U.S. and a third of them, about 5.6 million, live in California. But a new report co-authored by two Brown University researchers finds that the Asian Americans are almost as segregated from the white Americans as they were 20 years ago.

Take Two®

Odd Hollywood Jobs: US-China film 'ambassador' (video)

Arts & Entertainment | | July 08 2013, 10:40 AM

The Chinese movie-going audience will be worth $5 billion by 2015, and Hollywood wants in on the action. It's Peter Shiao's job to help be their guide.

California National Guard feels brunt of sequestration

| July 08 2013, 10:19 AM

Today, sequestration hits home for the Defense Department - and it hits hard.

Airline industry probes into Asiana crash

| July 08 2013, 10:13 AM

We're learning more about Saturday's crash-landing at the San Francisco International Airport.

New ways cyclists could be doping

| July 08 2013, 10:00 AM

The 100th anniversary of the Tour de France has been going on for a week now - the first Tour since Lance Armstrong admitted to doping over the course of his career.

Unwrapping the McWrap

| July 08 2013, 9:45 AM

Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Susan Berfield got an inside look at McDonald's test kitchen, which spent nearly two years focus-grouping the new product. She joins Take Two with her story.

Flying across the country in a solar powered plane

| July 08 2013, 9:40 AM

What would you feel would be a reasonable amount of time for you to fly from San Francisco to New York? Six hours? Maybe seven if you're delayed?

Prison photos are bittersweet for friends and relatives

| July 08 2013, 9:39 AM

Families of inmates in isolation at Pelican Bay are seeing the faces of their relatives - some for the first time in decades.

Why Hollywood is addicted to sequels

| July 08 2013, 9:35 AM

Iron Man 3. Despicable Me 2. Hangover 3. Hollywood is stuck on sequels. Rebecca Keegan explains why in our feature on the movie biz, On The Lot.

Asiana students came to Southern California to study

| July 08 2013, 8:52 AM

Students on Asiana flight 214 were headed to West Hills summer camp