Archive for September 12th, 2017

Report: Community college isn't a cheaper route to a university

Education | | September 12 2017, 6:30 PM

Advocates say the long transfer times at community college make it a more expensive for students aiming for a four-year university.

California's housing costs are driving its No. 1 poverty ranking

Business & Economy | | September 12 2017, 5:28 PM

The U.S. Census Bureau ranks California's poverty rate as the country's highest, when factoring in housing and other living costs.

CA may move up primary, shaking up 2020 presidential race

Politics | | September 12 2017, 5:25 PM

Switching the state's presidential primary from June to March would change the strategy for presidential candidates, but it has unclear implications for voters.

Cassini's 'kiss goodbye' to Titan seals the robot's fate

Environment & Science | | September 12 2017, 2:08 PM

"The nudge from Titan's gravity, even at that distant fly by approach distance was enough to seal Cassini's fate," said Todd Barber, lead propulsion engineer on the Cassini Mission.

Other states could share oversight of California's power grid

Business & Economy | | September 12 2017, 12:30 PM

A plan introduced by a state lawmaker would save as much as $1.5 billion a year and run the system more efficiently, supporters say.

How to buy the new iPhones Apple just announced

Business & Economy | | September 12 2017, 11:51 AM

Apple announced their new set of iPhones on Tuesday morning — the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. Here's where and how you can buy one.

Snow leopard cubs unveiled at Los Angeles Zoo

Local | | September 12 2017, 11:08 AM

The cubs have spent the last four months growing behind the scenes as they bonded with their mother and gained enough strength to navigate their outdoor habitat.

​Judge rejects Los Angeles' efforts to join Trump immigration suit

Politics | | September 12 2017, 11:03 AM

U.S. District Judge William Orrick said Monday that allowing Los Angeles in the suit would open the door for cities across the country to join.

​California leaders pledge $30M for young immigrants

Politics | | September 12 2017, 10:12 AM

The announcement comes in response to President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

​A third of wells shut down at Aliso Canyon gas facility site

Local | | September 12 2017, 9:03 AM

State regulators and the company said there were no risks to public health or safety and no release of gas into the atmosphere.

What to do when your health insurance won't pay the bills

Health | | September 12 2017, 8:45 AM

Insurers can reduce benefits or change how much they are willing to pay for services, but they are generally supposed to give customers 60 days' notice.

Mexican diplomat's California visit leads to LA

Local | | September 12 2017, 6:57 AM

In Los Angeles, Videgaray will announce support for young immigrants affected by DACA — hundreds of thousands of whom are Mexican.

Irma becomes post-tropical cyclone as recovery begins

US & World | | September 12 2017, 6:41 AM

Irma is now a post-tropical cyclone, with top winds of only 25 mph — a far cry from the Category 4 storm that ravaged the Florida Keys on Sunday.

Hillary Clinton is 'done,' but not going away

Politics | | September 12 2017, 5:58 AM

In interviews with NPR, Clinton discusses her life since the election she didn't expect to lose, why she lost, and offers scathing criticism of President Trump.

Hurricane Irma blasts into the record books with lasting intensity

US & World | | September 12 2017, 5:07 AM

Hurricane Irma was the longest-lasting powerful hurricane or typhoon ever recorded, worldwide. It kept 185-mph winds for 37 hours — longer than any storm on record.

Are LAUSD grads leaving high schools ready for college?

Education | | September 12 2017, 5:00 AM

On Tuesday, the L.A. Unified School Board may call on staff to deliver a broad-ranging report on the district's college readiness data by January.

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Rotten Tomatoes ratings don't hurt box office, study says

| September 12 2017, 4:32 PM

Yves Bergquist looked at the relationship between Rotten Tomato scores and box office returns and found no correlation— positive or negative— between the two.

Greta Gerwig didn't want 'Lady Bird' to be a typical teen girl movie

Arts & Entertainment | | September 12 2017, 4:10 PM

The actress, who has co-written other films, discusses her first solo directing effort on "Lady Bird" and lessons she learned from other directors.


Checking in on Gen. Kelly’s West Wing regime and the history of chief of staff management styles

| September 12 2017, 9:55 AM

It’s been over a month since John Kelly left his post as Secretary of Homeland Security to become President Trump’s chief of staff, following the ouster of his predecessor, former Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus.

How ‘bout them Dodgers – and what’s with the epic losing streak?

| September 12 2017, 9:53 AM

The Dodgers have just passed a threshold, and it’s not good.

Why pot farmers remain in the shadows of legalized Marijuana

| September 12 2017, 9:52 AM

It’s been nine months since California legalized marijuana.

The challenges of being a first-generation college student

| September 12 2017, 9:50 AM

The UC system is making a push this fall to attract students who are the first in their families to go to college.

iPhone History X: A dive into the past and future of the cult device

| September 12 2017, 9:46 AM

Apple is announcing the latest iPhone today in its Cupertino headquarter.

Sacramento bill pileup: The pressing proposals that need a vote this week

| September 12 2017, 9:43 AM

From “sanctuary state” legislation to highly debated housing bills, there is a lot to vote on before Friday in Sacramento.

Take Two®

Could small quakes help forecast bigger ones in California?

| September 12 2017, 1:04 PM

Focusing on smaller tremors may help forecast larger earthquakes hundreds of miles away, it's a method that would be best implemented here in the Golden State.

The hidden history of queer Chicanos in LA

Arts & Entertainment | | September 12 2017, 12:48 PM

There's a rich LGBT history in L.A., but with few stories involving people of color. Those stories are in the spotlight at L.A.'s MOCA Pacific Design Center.

How strength in numbers affects California's DACA lawsuit

| September 12 2017, 10:56 AM

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit Monday over President Trump's decision to end the DACA program.

Can California learn anything from the deadly Mexico quake?

| September 12 2017, 10:39 AM

The death toll from the deadly earthquake in Mexico has reached to nearly one hundred people, with more confirmed victims in Oaxaca and Chiapas. 

Tuesday Reviewsday: Syd tha Kyd, Odesza and DVSN

| September 12 2017, 9:05 AM

Tuesday Reviewsday is our weekly new music segment, and this week Morgan Rhodes join A Martinez  to talk about the latest releases.

How good are telethons at raising money?

Arts & Entertainment | | September 12 2017, 8:18 AM

A star-studded telethon airs tonight to help hurricane victims. But telethons are a bit of an anachronism when it's just as easy to donate with a click.

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