Archive for September 13th, 2017

DACA: Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants

Politics | | September 13 2017, 8:03 PM

Dems said they'd reached agreement with Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border security enhancements — not including Trump's long-sought border wall.

Thousands of DACA recipients may miss renewal deadline

Local | | September 13 2017, 6:03 PM

When the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was rescinded, an Oct. 5 deadline was set for many recipients to renew their status to work and live here legally.

Dirty restrooms taint LA city park grades

Politics | | September 13 2017, 5:21 PM

Nearly half those surveyed said gang activity kept them from going to city parks. Play equipment and indoor gyms scored high, but messy restrooms hurt the overall grade.

LAUSD board president charged with conspiracy over campaign contributions

Education | | September 13 2017, 5:21 PM

Los Angeles Unified School Board President Ref Rodriguez and his cousin were charged Wednesday by the L.A. District Attorney's office for allegedly reimbursing almost $25,000 in campaign donations back to donors.

California lawmaker backs off regional energy grid plan

Politics | | September 13 2017, 5:07 PM

A proposal to merge California's energy grid with others in the West will not advance this year, after the lawmaker sponsoring it said Wednesday it requires more discussion.

Something you didn't know is illegal may soon be made legal

Local | | September 13 2017, 5:06 PM

The California Legislature this week passed a measure that would make it legal for pedestrians to enter the crosswalk during the flashing countdown. Many didn't know it was illegal.

5 ways being a 'sanctuary state' wouldn't change much

Crime & Justice | | September 13 2017, 4:11 PM

Touted as "landmark" legislation, the bill falls short of what its author, State Sen. Kevin de Leon, and immigrant rights advocates had hoped for.

Summer brought a drop in murder rates for Los Angeles

Crime & Justice | | September 13 2017, 1:01 PM

The total number of homicides over June, July and August dipped to 59, which is much lower than the typical rate for the summer months, which recently has totaled in the 70s or 80s.

A troubled LA charter school network details plans to reform

Education | | September 13 2017, 10:25 AM

Celerity Educational Group leaders say they have a plan in place to right the ship — and on Tuesday, the L.A. Unified School Board tentatively blessed that plan.

Anaheim declares homelessness emergency

Local | | September 13 2017, 10:05 AM

Anaheim City Council voted Tuesday to declare a public health and safety emergency because of the hundreds of homeless people living along the Santa Ana River.

Olympic committee officially chooses LA for 2028 games

US & World | | September 13 2017, 9:45 AM

The International Olympic Committee met in Lima, Peru this week, where they officially announced Los Angeles and Paris as future host cities.

​Sanders bill expands Medicare for all, lacks details on cost

Politics | | September 13 2017, 6:38 AM

Sanders was unveiling his bill the same day Republican senators were rolling out details of a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law.

​Berkeley loosens rules on police pepper-spraying protesters

Crime & Justice | | September 13 2017, 5:58 AM

The city banned pepper spray in 1997 as a crowd-control weapon, even though most other law enforcement agencies permit officers to use it to disperse violent crowds.

California attorney general defends DACA lawsuit

Politics | | September 13 2017, 5:00 AM

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra says a suit against the Trump administration after its DACA program decision isn't wasted effort or grandstanding.

Dads can get postpartum depression, too — here's why

Health | | September 13 2017, 5:00 AM

New research links lower testosterone levels with male postpartum depression. A man's low testosterone may also mean less depression for his female partner.

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The Bernie Sanders solution: Is universal health care the best plan for the US?

| September 13 2017, 9:59 AM

Sen. Bernie Sanders will publicly unveil a new version of his single-payer healthcare bill today.

How moving up CA’s primary could impact 2020 presidential election

| September 13 2017, 9:35 AM

The California Legislature is moving forward on a plan to switch the state's presidential primary election from June to March, a move that would change the national strategy for presidential candidates but has unclear implications for local voters.

Why youth sport is the midst of a crisis

| September 13 2017, 9:30 AM

Youth sports is in decline, according to a new report published by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association and the Aspen Institute.

Does a judge’s faith interfere with his or her ability to serve the public?

| September 13 2017, 9:19 AM

Dianne Feinstein made waves last week when she questioned a 7th Circuit supreme court justice nominee about her ability to keep her religious beliefs from interfering with her job.

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K2 Sports: Dodgers squeak to the post season and the Lakers honor Kobe Bryant

| September 13 2017, 1:29 PM

Every week we get the latest sports news with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky for our segment, K2 Sports! 

Mexico and US: Neighboring countries at a breaking point

US & World | | September 13 2017, 12:33 PM

Recent events have put a strain on an already fragile relationship between the two nations with a long history of distrust. One former Mexican diplomat gauged it where it stands now.

​ Expert: Mexico would welcome Dreamers with open arms

| September 13 2017, 11:17 AM

But the former presidential advisor says that it would be best for DACA participants if they were allowed to stay in the US.

Here are some ways to prevent being faked out by 'fake news'

| September 13 2017, 11:10 AM

Misinformation and sensational doctored photos are everywhere on the internet. Here are some ways to remain vigilant against these stories without basis.

The Frame

How Giancarlo Esposito's suicidal thoughts led him to direct a movie

Arts & Entertainment | | September 13 2017, 4:04 PM

The "Breaking Bad" star discusses the low point in his career that led him to his second directorial effort about reality television and suicide.

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