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Archive for November 15th, 2013
Sometimes you're outnumbered. But not in Gotham, and not Friday — because an entire city seemed to stand with Batkid, aka a 5-year-old boy named Miles.
Nervous over a steep spike in armed robberies, several Oakland, Calif., neighborhoods have pooled funds to hire private security patrols.
The decline has cost the county hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue.
More testimony Friday in the corruption trial of Bell's ex-city assistant manager Angela Spaccia. She said she believed boss Robert Rizzo could approve city loans.
Residents say noxious fumes are causing them respiratory ailments, headaches, nausea and nosebleeds.
Ramirez also taught for several years at San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley. Many of his students, friends and colleagues took to Twitter to express their condolences.
The father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto was found dead in his home on Wednesday. The L.A. County coroner ruled his death a homicide. The LAPD is investigating.
The authors found that for each degree of separation from a homicide victim, one's odds of also being murdered went down by 57 percent.
Tough parents and tough kids often struggle to express love without, well, saying it aloud. Here are two stories about trying to break emotional barriers.
A 7-year-old kidnapped in Alaska two years ago was found in La Crescenta Thursday. Police spotted three adults with a 3-year-old and a 7-year-old girl.
Two of the four bodies found near Victorville were identified as those of Joseph and Summer McStay, who went missing from their home in Fallbrook in February 2010.
Mark Berndt's no contest plea is the legal equivalent of pleading guilty. He was sentenced to the maximum sentence of 25 years and ordered to register as a sex offender.
While the aid effort continues to ramp up, many in the typhoon-ravaged nation are still waiting for food, water and adequate shelter.
In order to have a second child, one parent would have to be an only child under the new policy. At present, both parents must be only children.
LA Unified Schools Superintendent John Deasy apologized to the community where a former teacher abused dozens of children over the years.
Coachella Valley Unifed School District Superintendent Darryl Adams says a complaint from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee has the community rethinking their mascot's look.
The deadline for the parent company of the Orange County Register to purchase the Press-Enterprise is Nov. 15, but so far there's been no announcement of the sale.
Drinking water in Los Angeles gets high marks. But new federal regulations are requiring expensive changes to L.A.’s water storage system.
Speaker John Boehner says it won't happen this year, and the prospects for 2014 are uncertain. But a pair of California GOP members are still working on colleagues.
The W.M. Keck Amphitheatre at the Disney Concert Hall gets very Polish this Saturday.
A large array of solar panels the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is proposing for the floor of the Owens Valley will get a public meeting in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday.
Congress has been getting an earful from constituents about the Affordable Care Act. Thirty-nine Democrats voted with the GOP to amend the law. See the full vote breakdown here.
But there's a catch: If you win tickets to the Democratic fundraiser, you collect only if you and your date pass a background check.
Seattle area union workers rejected a contract that would have extended the manufacturing of Boeing's 777X through 2024. Long Beach leaders hope to bring that work here.
An L.A. councilman has a plan that would allow remote testimony from citizens at some meetings. That would save time and money — and hopefully encourage more civic participation.
California schools are staring down a daunting challenge this year: they must shift how and what they teach to meet new learning standards called the Common Core. And for-profit companies are lining up to offer help — for a price.
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Wade Major and Lael Loewenstein to review this week’s releases, including Nebraska, Go For Sisters, Dear Mr. Watterson, Aftermath and more! TGI-FilmWeek!
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Wade Major and Lael Loewenstein to review this week’s releases, including Nebraska, Charlie Countryman, Go For Sisters and more!
While many criticized the idea early on, many have warmed to the idea after the announcement that noted artist and satirist Lalo Alcaraz would be one of the writers.
What if you could influence L.A. City Hall through the comfort of your own home? Alice Walton explores a plan that would allow remote testimony at public meetings.
Every Friday on Take Two we profile a different musical act that's doing something notable. This week it's all about the love with the LA based indie band Grouplove and their new album "Spreading Rumors".
It's Friday Flashback, a time to look back at some of the big stories and headlines in news this week. Joining us today are James Rainey and Elahe Izadi.
The new documentary, "Mortified Nation," showcases stage shows around the country where adults read from the diaries and journals they kept as kids in front of a live audience. It's sometimes embarrassing, but always funny.
Coachella Valley Unified will be holding a special meeting tonight to discuss the recent controversy surrounding its mascot.
Gamers are gearing up for the much-anticipated release of Playstation 4 today. Sony has sold more than 80 million PS 3s since its release in 2006.
KPCC's Karen Foshay was granted rare access to some of DCFS's frontline workers, getting a glimpse of the challenges facing the troubled agency. She joins us on Take Two.
A new production of the play, "12 Angry Men," twists the formula of the classic drama by dividing the racial make-up of the jury between black and white.
Christina Dunham, a resident of Northern California, has been trying to contact family members in some of the worst hit regions this past week. She joins Take Two to tell about her struggle to connect with family in the Philippines.
How do you take a photo of an animal you'll never see? That was wildlife photographer Steve Winter's conundrum when he set out to capture the cougars that roam the hills of Griffith Park.
The Loh Down On Science
How Mister Pufferfish gets a Missus.
Do you feel disgusted when you a cockroach scurrying across the floor? What is your reaction when you hear someone says the word, “bed bugs?” Seeing and talking about insects usually evokes a strong reaction, often fear, from many people.
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said he's asked Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, to look into restoring health coverage to more than 1 million Californians who have had their health insurance plans cancelled under the Affordable Care Act.
The level of gun violence in the top-grossing PG-13 images is on the rise and now rivals that of the most popular R-rated movies, according to the report “Gun Violence Trends in Movies,” published in the December issue of Pediatrics.
China has relaxed the country's one-child policy -- another step in the gradual loosening of the one of the world’s most famous family planning rule. The Chinese Communist Party introduced the population-control measure in 1979 and the latest change would allow couples to have a second child if either of the parents is an only child. Currently, the state lets couples to have a second child only if both of the parents are only children. Ethnic minorities and some couples living in some rural areas are also exempt.
After a federal court ordered California to reduce its prison population, the state enacted “realignment.” The law shifted responsibility for tens of thousands of felons to counties. Now, two years after implementation, a new study gives the massive policy change mixed reviews.
L.A. City Archivist Michael Holland turned to the city's archives to see how Los Angeles handled and processed the events of that fateful weekend.
Los Angeles Times Food Editor Russ Parsons says it's the latest way to keep your Thanksgiving bird from turning out dry and nasty.
In 1960, the then-Los Angeles City Councilwoman got President John F. Kennedy to the Coliseum. Then she had to persuade a GOP supporter to host him ... and 1,500 friends.
Robert Egger will open L.A. Kitchen in Lincoln Heights to offer job training for aged-out foster kids and people returning from prison, and also to provide healthy meals to seniors.