Archive for August 11th, 2017


White House aide Omarosa Manigault speaks to a health care panel in June. On Friday she was part of a panel at a black journalists conference that ended with the audience protesting her participation.

Black Journalists' panel with Omarosa Manigault ends in anger

The crowd objected to the White House aide's seeming refusal to answer questions about the Trump administration. She told the moderator, "Ask me a question about me."
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway To Buy Burlington Northern Sante Fe
For years, the railroads failed to properly report noncompliant trucks to state air regulators. They will pay a combined $1.24 million in fines.
This picture taken and released on July 4 by an official North Korea news agency shows  leader Kim Jong-Un (second from right) inspecting the test firing of a Hwasong-14 ICBM at an undisclosed location.

What do we know about North Korea's nuclear arsenal?

There's a great deal of uncertainty around North Korea's capabilities, but here are the facts.
Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco. Vinod Khosla bought Martins Beach in July 2008 for some $37 million.

Billionaire forced to reopen Bay Area beach

"This is not simply a win for surfers in San Mateo County," said Surfrider Legal Director Angela Howe. "This is a win for all of the beachgoing public."
IOC Evaluation Commission & LA 2024 Tour Proposed Olympic & Paralympic Venues

​Los Angeles approves plan to host the 2028 Games

The City Council on Friday endorsed documents at the heart of its plan to stage the Summer Olympics for the third time since 1932.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra
Xavier Becerra is trying to force the agency to release documents he contends could show conflicts of interest by Administrator Scott Pruitt.
Granny flats
L.A. County, looking for ways to develop housing for homeless, is turning to "granny flats" as a potential strategy for beefing up the rental stock.
Award-Winning Musical "Hamilton" Draws Throngs To Broadway
Through a digital lottery, 40 tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each, and seat locations vary per performance – though some of those seats could be in the front row.
US Trump North Korea The Latest

​Trump warns North Korea that US is 'locked and loaded'

Trump tweeted Friday: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!"
Immigration Activists Rally In Support Of Immigrant Father Arrested After Dropping Daughter At School
Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez has been held at Adelanto detention facility in San Bernardino since he was arrested in February while dropping off his daughters at school.
Long Beach Garcia Blue Line
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia wants improvements to Blue Line, which has been losing ridership amid concerns about safety and delays.


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The Frame

Episode: Choreographer Kenny Ortega; SoundCloud is saved; 'Morningside 5' documentary
Kenny Ortega choreographed and directed the Disney Channel's "High School Musical" and "Descendants" films. He says he'd love to someday make a coming-out story for young people.
Morningside 5

Revisit the NBA dreams of LA teens with 'Morningside 5'

This new ESPN film follows the stars of the 1992 Morningside High School basketball team a quarter-century after their state championships.


Episode: FilmWeek: ‘Annabelle: Creation,’ ‘The Glass Castle’ and more, plus how 1970s B-movies revealed American cynicism
Danish Drive-In

What 70s B-movies teach us about the cynicism of the decade

The term 70s cinema implies true film classics like The Godfather or Taxi Driver. But film critic Charles Taylor believes there’s more to be learned about the decade through its B-movies.
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.


Episode: US and North Korea in secret talks, and how South Korea is viewing the escalating crisis
The lack of affordable housing in is maybe one of the biggest crises facing the state of California.
On Friday, Trump directed a new threat to Kim Jong Un on Twitter, saying the U.S. military solutions are “locked and loaded.”
Popular Smart Phone Apps Of 2016
Snapchat’s latest earnings report doesn’t look good.

Take Two®

Episode: CA Democrats experience division, LA City Attorney threatens to sue the Dept. of Justice, Cat-Con comes to Pasadena
Bail Reform

California looks to Kentucky for bail reform

A growing number of advocates and policy experts of all political stripes have been calling for reform of the current bail system. 
Prosecutors-Gun Viloence Fight
City Attorney Mike Feuer gave the Department of Justice until Friday to clarify new rules regarding certain undocumented inmates. They haven't. Now what?
Political news from the Golden State.
If you've ever entered a crosswalk after the flashing numerical countdown begins, you've broken the law.
A mural of Room 8
From showbiz cats to beloved school cats, L.A. has been home to many important felines, which makes it the quintessential cat town.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Ch-ch-ch-changes

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