Archive for October 11th, 2017

First police shooting video released under OC's new policy

Crime & Justice | | October 11 2017, 8:15 PM

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.

Entire Northern California town ordered to evacuate due to wildfires

Environment & Science | | October 11 2017, 6:46 PM

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

Local | | October 11 2017, 6:41 PM

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.

Refinery safety: New laws pass, deadly chemical ban stalls

Politics | | October 11 2017, 5:58 PM

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

California blames Trump for health care price hike

Health | | October 11 2017, 5:49 PM

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.

LA considers lifting criminal penalties for park vendors

Local | | October 11 2017, 5:36 PM

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.

Wages have gone up — but people still can't afford rent

Business & Economy | | October 11 2017, 5:34 PM

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 victims from California can get financial help

Crime & Justice | | October 11 2017, 5:08 PM

Both California and Nevada are offering assistance to California residents who were injured or were otherwise affected, as well as surviving family members.

Immigrant rights activists slam LA sheriff over ICE cooperation

Crime & Justice | | October 11 2017, 2:13 PM

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

Local | | October 11 2017, 2:00 PM

The new program includes two medic bike teams, which will be able to weave through traffic and reach injured or ill travelers more efficiently.

Las Vegas shooting: Riverside County reaching out to those directly affected

Local | | October 11 2017, 11:40 AM

Mental health community meetings are being offered in Riverside County on Wednesday evening in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.

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

Health | | October 11 2017, 7:12 AM

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

Here are the 2017 MacArthur 'genius' grant winners

US & World | | October 11 2017, 6:34 AM

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."

LA developers could be required to pay an affordable housing fee

Business & Economy | | October 11 2017, 5:00 AM

The City Council's planning committee gave its final approval to a fee on developers that would help pay for subsidized housing.

12,000 California youth are homeless. Politicians say they want to change that

Politics | | October 11 2017, 5:00 AM

"You want to stop chronic homelessness? Solve youth homelessness," says an advocate. But that takes money and effort.

SF looks to restrict payments to politicians' pet causes

Politics | | October 11 2017, 5:00 AM

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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Old Hollywood meets new technology at the IMAX virtual reality arcade

Arts & Entertainment | | October 11 2017, 3:51 PM

As the film industry struggles with audiences lost to streaming and mobile content, companies like IMAX are testing location-based virtual reality experiences.

How Harvey Weinstein's 'open secret' was enabled for decades

Arts & Entertainment | | October 11 2017, 11:17 AM

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.


So, did Catalonia actually declare independence or not?

| October 11 2017, 9:55 AM

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

| October 11 2017, 9:54 AM

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.

What? Really? Amazon wants to deliver packages to your car’s trunk

| October 11 2017, 9:52 AM

File this idea under the category of “what could possibly go wrong."

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

| October 11 2017, 9:49 AM

With an eighth consecutive World Cup in sight, the U.S. has now been sacked from the qualifiers. Embarrassingly.

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

| October 11 2017, 9:34 AM

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.

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

| October 11 2017, 1:42 PM

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.

How 'atypical' winds in Nor Cal 'drive the fire off the ridges'

| October 11 2017, 11:44 AM

And one expert says more wind is expected later this week.

California's emergency system was supposed to warn people about the fire. It didn't

| October 11 2017, 11:41 AM

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.

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

| October 11 2017, 11:38 AM

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

MWD approves $4.3 billion for Delta water tunnels

| October 11 2017, 11:31 AM

The California Water Fix project, intended to bring water from the Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta to Southern California, lives to see another day.

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

| October 11 2017, 11:27 AM

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

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