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Archive for October 24th, 2013
Officials say they'll wait it out and give a bear that ventured into Pasadena the chance to make its way back to the wilderness Thursday.
The city of Los Angeles formally requested from a list of potentially unsafe buildings in LA from UC Berkeley earthquake researchers Thursday.
The California Fair Political Practices Commission announced the largest fine in its history for campaign-reporting violations.
The California Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of physicist Thomas F. Rosenbaum as its new president.
The state fines nine California hospitals a total of $775,000 for failing to ensure the health and safety of patients. Two violations led to patient deaths.
Former University of California police officer John Pike claimed that the death threats he received after pepper-spraying student protesters caused him depression and anxiety.
Each state has already adopted rules to require a percentage of new vehicles sold to be zero emission by 2025.
The president said that with the partial government shutdown over, both parties should be able to work together to fix what he called "a broken immigration system."
Leading contractors on the troubled health insurance website told Congress Thursday that the government failed to thoroughly test the system before it went live.
Cal State Fullerton economists said Thursday they expect slow, but gradual economic growth in the U.S. and Southern California through early 2014.
Join Premiere Props this Saturday in El Segundo for a live auction featuring costumes and gory props from horror films and television series.
The new cable deal will make the Al Jazeera America channel available in an additional 11 million households in the important L.A. and New York markets.
David Sedaris is coming to Pasadena November 15th, and he's asked Off-Ramp commentator Dylan Brody to share the stage with him and tell a goats story.
In immigration news: Obama calls for reform, GOP bill to offer temporary legal status, racism allegations in El Cajon, moreMulti-American | | October 24 2013, 10:58 AM
'We've kicked this particular can down the road for too long,' President Obama said during a Thursday speech calling for action on immigration reform. This and more.
Today is Thursday, Oct. 24 and headlines include allegations from sheriff's deputies, the trial of a former Bell employee, and is City Hall a frat house?
California's median home price rose in the last 12 months, and institutional investors are looking for bargains in other states, according to RealtyTrac.
Take Two Evenings
Excuse the pun but, sriracha is totally hot right now. Now the spicy stuff is getting its own festival. The first annual Los Angeles Sriracha festival happens this Sunday. We talk to one of the cofounders, Randy Clemens.
The fight over civil rights and voting continues to play out across the country. It has simply changed form. Here in California, the fight is over the structure of local elections, and whether they deliver fair representation to minority communities.
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party Download podcast and radio show.
Astronomers at UC Riverside have recently discovered a new galaxy, a galaxy which they say is the most distant one ever discovered.
Twenty years ago, chef Daniel Boulud opened up a restaurant in New York City called simply Daniel. Now you can make them in the comfort of your own home.
While it may seem to be not the scariest of beasts, remember that the animals can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and the males often have very sharp horns.
In June, New Mexico's behavioral health care system was thrown into chaos. The state abruptly froze Medicaid payments to over a dozen mental health providers in the state after an audit allegedly found widespread fraud.
Prison officials had been accused of mistreating and neglecting those prisoners, who make up a third of the inmate population.
If you are a careful listener of Take Two, you'll know that every two weeks, we have a chat about questions that crop up in regards to the new healthcare law.
As Congress remains stalled on immigration reform and deportations continue, some immigrant advocates are turning to more aggressive - and riskier - protest tactics.
It's Thursday, which means it's time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California. To help us with that we're joined in studio now by KPCC political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.
In a recent video posted by surfer Brad Coder, viewers are able to see a giant Great White shark underneath his surfboard. The video was shot close to shore, right off the coast of El Porto beach in Southern California.
The Loh Down On Science
"Suspicious" is this bird's middle name
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Peter Rainer and Alynda Wheat to review this week’s releases including The Counselor, American Promise, Blue Is the Warmest Color and more! TGI-FilmWeek!
Should surfers be allowed in the lineup all day throughout the summer? Or does blackball work to protect bodysurfers and others from dangerous objects in the surf?
The rollout of the online health insurance exchanges that make up the backbone of the Affordable Care Act was anything but smooth. Now, the key contractors behind the websites are being hauled in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today to explain what went wrong and how they plan to fix it.
Shifting gears from the technical problems of the Affordable Care Act website, President Obama called on Congress to work on an immigration overhaul. The immigration plans of the President have been overshadowed by the government shutdown, and the launch of the new healthcare system. Some Republicans are already announcing their legislation plans.
Starbucks is opening its first “tea bar” in New York city today, selling traditional and novelty tea beverages like a Spiced Mandarin Oolong tea and carbonated teas along with pastries and other goodies. Can Starbucks mainstream tea the way it has mainstreamed coffee?
The National Security Agency might have listened in on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone communications, according to the German government. The revelation prompted Merkel to call President Barack Obama for an immediate clarification. Merkel said such an action, if confirmed, would be "a serious breach of trust.”