Archive for October 11th, 2017


Orange County DA Discusses Case Of The Beating Death Of Fullerton Homeless Man
Under the new policy, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will release police shooting video that isn't subject to any legal restrictions or is irrelevant to the event.
An aerial image from Tuesday shows a neighborhood that was destroyed by an intense and fast-moving wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif., this week. Newly homeless residents of California wine country are beginning to get details about the damages.
Authorities are ordering all residents of the Northern California town of Calistoga to evacuate. The 22 wildfires that have burned more than 115,000 acres in California since Sunday have now been blamed for 21 deaths.

Canyon Fire 2: All remaining evacuations, road closures lifted

The fire has burned through 8,000 acres in Orange County, destroying 15 structures and damaging 12 more, according to the latest information from incident command.
Torrance ExxonMobil refinery
Torrance Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi's bill to end the use of hydrofluoric acid at two local refineries awaits the outcome of a ban proposed by the AQMD
SEIU Hosts Healthcare Enrollment Fair In Bay Area
Covered California's most popular plans will have an added 12.4 percent surcharge in 2018. Officials say the increase covers Trump administration's inaction on subsidies.
Alvarado shopping 1
As a plan to legalize street vending makes its way through City Hall, officials have proposed stop-gap regulations. This one would reduce the penalty to a civil citation.
LA apartments
Rents will keep rising over the next two years because the supply of apartments is tight and not enough new housing is being built, a USC study says.
Las Vegas Shooting

Las Vegas shooting victims from California can get financial help

Both California and Nevada are offering assistance to California residents who were injured or were otherwise affected, as well as surviving family members.
The Men's Central Jail in downtown Los A
L.A. County's inspector general finds that Sheriff Jim McDonnell failed to reveal the extent to which his department cooperates with federal immigration agents.

New 'bike medic' program begins at LAX

The new program includes two medic bike teams, which will be able to weave through traffic and reach injured or ill travelers more efficiently.
Reported Shooting At Mandalay Bay In Las Vegas
Mental health community meetings are being offered in Riverside County on Wednesday evening in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.
Multiple Wildfires Continue To Ravage Through California Wine Country

Here’s what you should have in your emergency bag

What should be in my go bag? “Things you cannot live without,” said Capt. Erica Arteseros of San Francisco’s Fire Department.
Adrian Dodger Veum was born Monday evening via C-section after his mom, Nicole, was evacuated from the hospital during labor.

Mom evacuates smoke-filled hospital as baby is on his way

With contractions four and five minutes apart, Nicole Veum started to see and smell smoke at her Santa Rosa, Calif. hospital.
2017 MacArthur 'genius' grant

Here are the 2017 MacArthur 'genius' grant winners

Southern California honorees Viet Thanh Nguyen, Yuval Sharon, Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Stefan Savage are among the 24 winners of this year's fellowship, which recognizes "extraordinarily talented and creative individuals."
The City Council's planning committee gave its final approval to a fee on developers that would help pay for subsidized housing.
Homeless Count  - 3
"You want to stop chronic homelessness? Solve youth homelessness," says an advocate. But that takes money and effort.
San Francisco City Hall
The San Francisco Ethics Commission is exploring limits on "behested payments," the fundraising practice used by politicians to raise money for pet causes.


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The Frame

Episode: Agnes Varda & JR's 'Faces Places'; IMAX goes VR; Yuval Sharon
As the film industry struggles with audiences lost to streaming and mobile content, companies like IMAX are testing location-based virtual reality experiences.
National Geographic's Further Front Event In New York City - Red Carpet
A Weinstein Company executive who reportedly confronted the film executive about his behavior was labeled as the "sex police." Everyone who worked there had to sign confidentiality agreements.


Episode: ‘Zero percent contained’: Latest on Sonoma and Napa fires

So, did Catalonia actually declare independence or not?

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said today that Spain could limit or rescind Catalan autonomy if the region moves forward with its proposed secession.

‘Zero percent contained’: Latest on Sonoma and Napa fires

As wildfires continue to burn into their third day in Northern California, consistent high winds continue to create trouble for fire crews battling the flames that have overtaken some parts of the Golden State’s famed wine country north of San Francisco, reducing entire subdivisions and neighborhoods to ash, burning over 100,000 acres, displacing thousands, and killing at least 17 people.
Daimler Presents New Smart Cars
File this idea under the category of “what could possibly go wrong."
Trinidad & Tobago v United States  - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

Fans mourn as US men’s soccer suffers worst loss in decades

With an eighth consecutive World Cup in sight, the U.S. has now been sacked from the qualifiers. Embarrassingly.
Philadelphia Eagles v Los Angeles Chargers

Where do you stand on NFL commissioner’s anthem demands?

On Tuesday, commissioner of the National Football League Roger Goodell wrote a letter to all 32 football teams saying he thought NFL players should stand for the anthem.

Take Two®

Episode: 'Atypical' winds and the fire in Nor Cal, a new CA law about mandatory seat belts on buses, and the constitutionality of the NFL making players stand
Trinidad & Tobago v United States  - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

The US men's soccer team will not be in the World Cup

For the first time since 1986, the United States's men's team will not be present in soccer's biggest event. Dave Denholm from ESPN explains how this happened.
Multiple Wildfires Destroy Homes, Threaten California Wine Country
And one expert says more wind is expected later this week.
California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave
The many fires blazing in the state's northern region have burned nearly 170,000 acres. Evacuations have been chaotic and the emergency alert system might be at fault.
Buckle Up road sign

Bus riders will have to buckle up or pay up, starting January 1

Seat belts are a critical part of safety in cars, but they pose complications for buses
sacramento san joaquin delta

MWD approves $4.3 billion for Delta water tunnels

The California Water Fix project, intended to bring water from the Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta to Southern California, lives to see another day.
Kansas City Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers

The Dodgers' next opponents and the NFL's response to kneeling

Brian and Andy Kamenetzky weigh in on the constitutionality of the NFL banning kneeling during the national anthem and who the Dodgers should want to play in the NLCS

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Sewer Science

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