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The California Hospital Association lays out the steps you can take if you have enrolled but not yet received a bill or an insurance card.
The Chinese Consulate in San Francisco said Thursday that its compound was damaged in an arson attack and urged American authorities to protect the safety of its diplomats and its premises.
The closures begin tonight and continue through Saturday. We also have information regarding road closures for the 2014 New Year's Race and a list of more closures happening throughout Southern California.
Even NASA calls the Quadrantids "a little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation." But in the Northern Hemisphere, they can be well worth watching.
Initial data from 2013 show the lowest violent crime numbers for the city in 41 years. But the number of officer-involved shootings more than doubled in a year.
Among those who stand to benefit the most from the expansion of Medicaid are homeless adults, many of whom are mentally ill or addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Ryan Lee Carroll of Florida won a raffle to watch the series finale of AMC’s Breaking Bad with the cast.
Research suggest that speaking another language fluently changes what you pay attention to and how you remember events. But some say the idea that language can make you see and think differently is overblown.
The research comes as millions of Americans gain health insurance this week under the federal health care law, many of them through Medicaid.
The talks in Ethiopia will focus on a cease-fire, as well as political prisoners and the 2015 presidential elections.
An 800 gallon sewage spill has shut down a portion of Huntington Harbour in Huntington Beach, including Davenport and Humboldt beaches.
After millions of Snapchat usernames and other data were posted online, a claim of responsibility includes a motive: the service didn't do enough to increase its security, those allegedly involved say.
The poorest state in Western Europe faces a demographic time bomb as its population ages, the workforce shrinks, and youth are unemployed or going abroad.
In many prisons and jails across the U.S., a bland, brownish lump is served to inmates who misbehave. But the practice is starting to fade as more prisoners argue that the loaf is cruel and unusual punishment.
Government researchers tagged the sharks with transmitters, triggering an automatic tweet when they swim close to a beach. This comes after several high-profile shark attacks, some fatal.
Parts of the Northeast and New England are expected to be hit the hardest today and Friday. More than a foot of snow may fall on Boston. The wind chill may plunge to 40 degrees below zero in the Adirondacks.
State budget cuts have slowed efforts to map active faults in California to a crawl.
The home that was an early LA cultural center is cracking apart. Now the city seeks a new caretaker for the hand-built mini-castle that overlooks the Arroyo Seco.
The well-connected Amanda Renteria will challenge Republican incumbent David Valadao, who has already proven he can beat a Democrat in his heavily Latino district.
More than 10 million people receive federal financial aid for higher education. But it all starts with an application, which is now available.
The coming-of-age industry in Texas, a film director's take on our current education system, and a panel on the Mars rovers' many feats are just a few of the events coming to KPCC.
We adults may not be the greatest resolution-keepers, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t encourage our kids to start the year right.
In an opinion piece for USA Today, Drew Faust and Wynton Marsalis called for an increase of arts education. They cited statistics showing that arts ed has declined.
In Immigration News: Immigrant allowed to practice law, border searches of electronic devices and Asian-American millennialsMulti-American | | January 02 2014, 12:04 PM
Calif. Supreme Court rules undocumented law school grad can join State Bar - Southern California Public Radio Sergio Garcia won his bid to practice law on Thursday morning, after a years-long fight.
Foreign films get Oscar momentum and a shot at second lives in English at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, January 3-13.
Guillermo Cespedes' last day in L.A.'s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development is Thursday. His innovative programs contributed to a dramatic drop in crime.
School board member Steve Zimmer says years of staff cuts have affected overall school conditions He wants to use new state money to re-hire laid off staff.
School districts will have to submit a detailed plan by July on how they plan to use new funding to improve learning for disadvantaged students.
All 53 California seats are up for grabs, including races in San Bernardino and Palm Springs that have both parties spoiling for a fight.
Sergio Garcia calls the ruling "wonderful"; he had challenged a 1996 federal law that bars people living in the country illegally from receiving the professional license.
There’s a new species inhabiting the grounds of the freshly renovated Echo Park Lake, snails. The snails can reach the size of a small apple and they lay many bright pink eggs, which are visible throughout the whole park.
The Christmas season is anything but over for Latino children around the world. This Sunday, they're celebrating "Three Kings' Day," or "El Día de los Reyes."
It's only six months until California's mid-term Congressional primary. 53 seats are up for grabs, though KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says the number of competitive races is considerably smaller than it was two years ago.
Increasingly, men are embracing programs that let them spend six weeks or more with their newborns. Social scientists say that while it's good for the dad and the infant, it may be the mother who benefits the most.
Attempts to limit soda consumption tend to fizzle out here in U.S. New York City unsuccessfully tried to restrict drink sizes in restaurants and there are several failed measures around the country to tax soda. That's why lawmakers here are watching what happens down in Mexico.
A Tucson lawyer has asked the Supreme Court to take up a case that may help determine just how thoroughly border officials can search electronics from U.S. citizens without reasonable suspicion.
It's Thursday and that 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 by KPCC political reporter Alice Walton and KPCC political editor Oscar Garza.
Will the rest of the country follow Colorado and Washington in legalizing recreational marijuana? John Hudak from Brookings thinks that there could be other major changes in pot policy across the US.
By law, the emergency contraceptive known as Plan B should be made available at pharmacies to anyone of any age. But a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that's seldom the case.
A new California law, AB1266, defines the rights of transgender children in public schools, and educators have been scrambling to figure out how exactly to put this law into place.
One of the major policy changes in 2014 is the tobacco ban on all UC and CSU campuses. The schools join over 1,000 other colleges and universities nationwide that now prohibit the use of tobacco products on their grounds.
Emily Bazar of the California Healthcare Foundation Center for Health Reporting joins the show for her regular explainer of the Affordable Care Act, Ask Emily.
The Loh Down On Science
Get ready for the biggest spin cycle on the planet!
Guest host Frank Stoltze and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Henry Sheehan and Claudia Puig review this week's releases, including The Best Offer, Interior. Leather Bar., Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Grudge Match and more.
Guest host Frank Stoltze talks with LA's outgoing anti-gang czar Guillermo Cespedes about his tenure and the future of the city’s anti-gang efforts.
One racing champion Michael Schumacher is still comatose after a skiing accident in the French Alps last Sunday. Although he was wearing a helmet and reportedly didn't take great risks on the slopes, he hit his head on a rock and suffered a brain injury.
Personal health tracking is on the rise. Adults use devices like Fitbit and Jawbone to measure every aspect of their lives, from heart rate and breathing to the number of steps taken, and how deeply they sleep.
The online retailer Zappos is making a major change to their company's management - they're getting rid of them all together.