Archive for October 7th, 2013

Former SEIU chief sentenced in embezzling case

Crime & Justice | | October 07 2013, 6:26 PM

The former head of a major Los Angeles union local has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from his labor organization.

Covered California fixes glitch, adds physician search tool

Health | | October 07 2013, 6:15 PM

The state-run health insurance marketplace says consumers can now make sure their doctor is participating in plans being sold through the network.

BART unions decline to give 72-hour strike notice

Local | | October 07 2013, 6:12 PM

Labor leaders for Bay Area Rapid Transit workers say they are not giving 72-hour notice for a second strike.

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes bill giving non-citizens jury duty

Local | | October 07 2013, 5:29 PM

Jerry Brown said that serving on a jury, like voting,is a distinct responsibility of citizenship.

China cautions US over the debt ceiling fight

US & World | | October 07 2013, 4:32 PM

China said safeguarding the U.S. debt is of "vital importance to the economy of the U.S. and the world." The United States is expected to run out of money by Oct. 17.

Cheech Marin: 7 things you didn't know about him (his dad worked for the LAPD!)

Arts & Entertainment | | October 07 2013, 4:04 PM

Cheech Marin's resume goes far beyond his role in "Cheech & Chong." KPCC takes a closer look at the life of the actor as he gets ready to talk live at a KPCC event Tuesday.

A new $100 bill rolls out on Tuesday. Take a look at its new features

Business & Economy | | October 07 2013, 3:21 PM

The new bill will feature an array of security features designed to thwart counterfeiters. But you'll still be able to use the old ones in your wallet.

Jury selection begins in Bell corruption case

Crime & Justice | | October 07 2013, 2:27 PM

Prospective jurors will be asked their opinions of public officials and whether they would be concerned about public and media reactions to their verdict.

#KPCCForum: 5 October events you can't afford to miss | | October 07 2013, 2:05 PM

KPCC Events: America's nuclear secrets revealed, 3D printers that fabricate body parts, and rare appearances by Cheech Marin, Bill Hader and Jasper Redd.

Riverside's pit bull breeding law to get public hearing, vote (Poll)

Local | | October 07 2013, 1:59 PM

Riverside County is on the verge of implementing a law that would require most owners of pit bulls and pit bull mixes to have their dogs sterilized. The public will get to weigh in before officials take a vote.

Tustin blimp hangar roof collapses, damages experimental airship (Updated)

Local | | October 07 2013, 1:01 PM

The cause of the roof collapse was not known, but debris was believed to have fallen on the $35 million experimental airship, which is more than 200 feet long.

Baker Fire: 250-acre OC fire now 40-percent contained

Local | | October 07 2013, 11:58 AM

Some 20 residents have been forced to evacuate and at least one firefighter has suffered a minor injury. The fire started at a waste recycling business in Santiago Canyon.

DeLuz Fire: Crews gain ground on Camp Pendleton wildfire

Local | | October 07 2013, 9:41 AM

All evacuation orders have been lifted at Camp Pendleton, where firefighters gained ground on a 2,500-acre wildfire. The fire is now 20 percent contained.

10 years after recall, Schwarzenegger's legacy up for debate

Local | | October 07 2013, 8:47 AM

Ten years ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger unseated then Gov. Gray Davis. But the debate over Schwarzenegger’s legacy – and the recall itself – persists to this day.

In blow to Boeing, JAL places nearly $10 billion airbus order

US & World | | October 07 2013, 8:09 AM

The purchase of 31 next-generation A350s marks the first time the Japanese carrier has opted to buy from the European aircraft maker.

When it comes to brain injury, authors say NFL is in a 'league of denial'

US & World | | October 07 2013, 8:02 AM

Two brothers take an exhaustive look at how the NFL has dealt with allegations that playing football can lead to brain damage.

For boys with eating disorders, finding treatment can be hard

US & World | | October 07 2013, 7:50 AM

Anorexia and bulimia, once thought to be eating disorders affecting only girls and women, affect a growing number of boys and men.

Despite shutdown, Supreme Court opens its doors for new term

US & World | | October 07 2013, 6:56 AM

The docket this year has nothing quite as riveting as last year's same-sex-marriage cases, but the court is facing hot-button social issues and questions of presidential and congressional power.

Researchers from U.S., Germany, share Nobel Prize for medicine

Environment & Science | | October 07 2013, 6:48 AM

The trio was celebrated by the Nobel committee for unlocking a key mystery of cell function.

QUIZ: Government shutdown rumor control: True or false?

Politics | | October 07 2013, 6:00 AM

With the government shutdown in effect, there are rumors and questions left in the public's mind about how the shutdown will affect them. How much do you know?

Small Business under pressure if federal shutdown drags on

The Breakdown | | October 07 2013, 5:56 PM

Small business has been called the "engine of the economy"; but that engine could stall, if loans and contracts are left frozen by the federal shutdown.

Growers push CA GOP on immigration reform

Represent! | | October 07 2013, 3:03 PM

Thousands are expected to march to the U.S. Capitol Tuesday to push for immigration reform. That message is reinforced by California farmers.

Villaraigosa adds to his post-mayoral resumé

Represent! | | October 07 2013, 1:48 PM

The former LA mayor wanted to work in Washington and now he has his wish: a DC think tank has brought him on board.

Cleanup deal allows Vernon battery recycler Exide to stay open [UPDATED]

Pacific Swell | | October 07 2013, 12:37 PM

The Department of Toxic Substances Control will issue an order requiring Exide to clean up leaky stormwater pipes and control toxic substances in air emissions.

KPCC DIGEST AM (Oct. 7)—Vandals, vesicles, NFL denial, Red Square sparks, a bakery rises

The Latest | | October 07 2013, 10:05 AM

Catch up quick with our express news digest.

In immigration news: 'Trust Act' and other bills signed in CA, weekend marches, 'immigrant friendly' Midwest cities, more

Multi-American | | October 07 2013, 9:35 AM

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed several bills tied to immigration this weekend, including a landmark measure that limits who state and local police can hold for deportation. This and more.

Parks officials: Long shutdown means more vandalism on public lands

Pacific Swell | | October 07 2013, 6:52 AM

Previous government shutdowns have given rise to vandalism, ecological damage at National Park sites.

Are Southern Californians tuning out the government shutdown?

Represent! | | October 07 2013, 6:00 AM

It’s been about a week of federal government closures. While it’s the talk of D.C., here in L.A., it seems to be far from the minds of many residents.

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The Loh Life

The kids are ... OK, part 1: secret lives

| October 07 2013, 11:51 AM

Sandra Tsing Loh is thankful her children like to eat.

Take Two®

Dodgers fans hopeful at team's chances at a championship

| October 07 2013, 10:06 AM

The LA Dodgers are four victories away from going to their first World Series since 1988. A Martinez visited Dodger Stadium last night.

Odd Hollywood Jobs: Celebrity profiler

Local | | October 07 2013, 9:35 AM

Benjamin Svetkey profiled the likes of Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Jack Nicholson and Tom Hanks for Entertainment Weekly. But writing about movie stars isn't always all that it's cracked up to be.

A look back at the last government shutdown

| October 07 2013, 9:18 AM

With nothing happening in the present, we thought it might be smart to revisit the past, and the other big impasse that shut down the government in the winter of 1995 and 96.

Profile: The first Latino president of the State Bar of California

Local | | October 07 2013, 9:12 AM

For the first time in its 89-year history, the State Bar of California will swear in its first Latino president this Saturday in San Jose, LA County's public defender Luis Rodriguez.

On The Lot: Tom Hanks, 'Avatar,' and more

| October 07 2013, 9:10 AM

Time for On The Lot, our weekly look at the business of entertainment with Rebecca Keegan of the LA Times.

'Valentine Road' examines the tragic killing of 15-year-old Larry King

| October 07 2013, 9:10 AM

The case may be closed, but the tragedy leaves many questions behind. Questions raised in the new documentary "Valentine Road," which airs tonight at 9 p.m. on HBO.

GOP strategist Mike Madrid on CA's Republican summit

| October 07 2013, 9:10 AM

Over the weekend, the state GOP held their annual meeting in Anaheim. This year's convention came amidst a government shutdown and a rift between various Republican factions on Capitol Hill. For more on this weekend's summit, host Alex Cohen speaks with Republican Strategist Mike Madrid.

Cheech Marin on Chicano art and 'Chicanitas'

| October 07 2013, 8:04 AM

Cheech Marin isn't just an actor, but an art collector. He talks about his love of Chicano art, especially small pieces.

The Loh Down On Science

Intelligence agents and college students go head to head!

| October 07 2013, 6:00 AM

Legally Biased? James Bond versus Elle Woods.

Take Two Evenings

The $100 bill gets a new look

| October 07 2013, 2:41 PM

The new $100 dollar bill goes into circulation Tuesday and will feature “raised printing” and other new security features to thwart counterfeiters.

Dodgers thump Braves, could clinch series tonight

| October 07 2013, 10:47 AM

If you were lucky enough to go to game three of the best-of-five National League division series between the Dodgers and Atlanta Braves last night at Dodger Stadium, you were witness to history.

New Supreme Court term promises high-stakes cases

| October 07 2013, 10:45 AM

The high court's new term is starting with a bang. The biggest campaign-finance case since Citizens United will be heard tomorrow. Shaun McCutcheon, an Alabama businessman, is challenging limits to contribution amounts.

Pressure mounts to end shutdown as debt ceiling deadline looms

| October 07 2013, 10:32 AM

The government has now been shut down for a week and Democratic and Republican lawmakers seem no closer to reaching a deal to re-open it. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) has urged House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to allow a vote in the house on a clean funding bill--void of any Obamacare links—while Boehner insists he doesn’t have the votes to pass it.

Loyola Marymount University to vote on ending elective abortions coverage

| October 07 2013, 10:24 AM

Today, Loyola Marymount University is voting on whether to remove elective abortions coverage from staff and faculty insurance plans. The vote represents a turning point in the history of the university, one that would change the ideological direction of the Catholic school going forward.