Archive for October 12th, 2017

Here’s how Trump’s health care order affects California

Health | | October 12 2017, 8:32 PM

The executive order on health care President Donald Trump signed Thursday seeks to do away with many requirements under Obamacare. California officials vow to fight.

31 dead as NorCal wildfires grow to size of New York City

Environment & Science | | October 12 2017, 6:46 PM

Teams with cadaver dogs began a grim search Thursday for more dead in parts of California wine country devastated by wildfires.

Will Trump's scaled-down health plans fly in the hot labor market?

Business & Economy | | October 12 2017, 6:37 PM

To lower costs, Trump is making it easier for businesses to buy insurance through "association health plans," which offer less coverage than the ACA requires. But can employers can't attract good talent with low-coverage health plans?

Amazon Studios chief on leave after producer details alleged harassment

Arts & Entertainment | | October 12 2017, 5:51 PM

The decision came hours after The Hollywood Reporter published a producer's detailed claims of harassment by Price.

Hotel: Vegas gunman shot at crowd seconds after shooting guard

Crime & Justice | | October 12 2017, 5:25 PM

Mandalay Bay hotel officials say the gunman wounded a security guard in a hotel hallway within 40 seconds of firing into the crowd at a music festival, disputing a police timeline.

California Gov. Brown responds to deadly wildfires from afar

Politics | | October 12 2017, 5:02 PM

Brown has remained a background player as one of the worst series of wildfires in California history tears across the state's wine country and beyond.

6 things to do this weekend in SoCal

Arts & Entertainment | | October 12 2017, 3:48 PM

Fall is in full swing. Our list of weekend events includes an L.A. version of Burning Man, an oyster festival and more pumpkins!

This week's air quality worst on record for San Francisco Bay

Environment & Science | | October 12 2017, 3:27 PM

As wildfires spread through Northern California counties, clouds of smoke and ash are spreading, too, far beyond the flames. Air quality officials have a database that's searchable by ZIP code.

Getty director tapped to lead National Trust board

Arts & Entertainment | | October 12 2017, 2:16 PM

Timothy Whalen,director of the Getty Conservation Institute, has been elected to serve for three years as the Chair of the National Trust's Board of Trustees.

​Brown signs bills to help California women, families

Politics | | October 12 2017, 1:30 PM

"California is not just about Silicon Valley, it's not just about agriculture, it's not just about Hollywood — it's about families and kids," Brown said before signing the bills outside a Sacramento center that provides resources for homeless women.

Carrillo and Lopez advance to runoff for Assembly seat

Politics | | October 12 2017, 1:19 PM

They are running to replace Jimmy Gomez, who resigned from his position in the Assembly after being elected to Congress to represent California's 34th District.

Trump names pick for Homeland Security post

US & World | | October 12 2017, 12:12 PM

Trump said Thursday that Kirstjen Nielsen will need "no on the job training" and will be "ready on Day One." She is his choice to replace John Kelly, who is now Trump's chief of staff.

California company to assess uranium contamination on Navajo Nation

Environment & Science | | October 12 2017, 11:26 AM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the contract Wednesday to Tetra Tech Inc., headquartered in Pasadena.

Trump signs an executive order on health care

Politics | | October 12 2017, 9:26 AM

President Donald Trump directed his administration to rewrite federal rules so consumers can have wider access to health insurance plans with lower premiums.

Las Vegas shooting victims search for their heroes of the night

US & World | | October 12 2017, 8:32 AM

Facebook pages have been set up to reunite people with the strangers who helped them. One victim's father says he'd like to "give that feeling that you really mattered to somebody. To us."

Canyon Fire 2 containment reaches 60 percent

Local | | October 12 2017, 8:00 AM

Canyon Fire 2 now stands at 9,217 acres and 60 percent containment. Fire authorities say the uptick in acreage is due to better mapping, not fire growth.

This tiny worm hasn't had sex in 18 million years

Environment & Science | | October 12 2017, 7:59 AM

For most species, that would be a recipe for quick extinction. But not for these creatures. Scientists want to know why.

US to pull out of UNESCO amid Palestinian tensions

Politics | | October 12 2017, 7:16 AM

The United States is pulling out of UNESCO after repeated criticism of resolutions by the U.N. cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel.

How Trump built a California golf course with insults

Business & Economy | | October 12 2017, 7:00 AM

In 2002, Donald Trump was expected to be a savior for Rancho Palos Verdes. But over the next decade, he brought lawsuits and offended residents. It's a lesson in Trump's management style.

US woman and family freed after 5 years in captivity in Afghanistan

US & World | | October 12 2017, 6:49 AM

Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband and their children had been held by an extremist group in Afghanistan since 2012. Pakistan's military says it secured their release.

Musician Art Garfunkel opens up in new memoir

Arts & Entertainment | | October 12 2017, 6:35 AM

KPCC's Alex Cohen speaks with musician Art Garfunkel about his new memoir, "What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From An Underground Man."

E. Charlton Fortune — a great impressionist, rediscovered at PMCA

Arts & Entertainment | | October 12 2017, 6:00 AM

As one Monterey critic put it, E. Charlton Fortune "was focused, determined, highly trained, and, ultimately, one of America's great impressionists."

Job protections under fire for military reservists | | October 12 2017, 5:01 AM

A Navy Reservist was going to deploy to Afghanistan for a year. His boss laid him off. He tried to sue for discrimination, but was blocked by an arbitration agreement.

Students get hands-on training for technical theater jobs

Education | | October 12 2017, 5:01 AM

It takes more than just a star to put on a show: there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work, too. One program teaches students the skills to get technical work in the entertainment industry.

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NBC passed on a bombshell Harvey Weinstein story. Why?

Arts & Entertainment | | October 12 2017, 4:00 PM

As more women come forward with their sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein questions keep piling up. Among them: Why did Ronan Farrow, a reporter for NBC News, publish his story about Harvey Weinstein in The New Yorker?

Dick Gregory's political comedy takes on new meaning in 'Turn Me Loose'

| October 12 2017, 10:48 AM

Joe Morton plays the late comedian and activist Dick Gregory on stage in "Turn Me Loose." That Gregory's comedy remains so relevant today, Morton says, is both remarkable and troubling.


What Trump’s new executive order means for the ACA and Covered CA

| October 12 2017, 9:31 AM

President Trump will release an executive order today that will roll back health insurance rules and requirements, allowing small businesses and potentially consumers to buy “association health plans,” which are cheaper but provide less coverage than health plans under ACA.

How will admitting girls to some Boy Scouts programs change both organizations?

| October 12 2017, 9:27 AM

The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that it will be admitting girls into the Cub Scouts.

CA DMV hits the gas on getting driverless cars on the roads by 2018, releases new regulations

| October 12 2017, 9:25 AM

Are California freeways ready for driverless cars with no one behind the wheel?

Harvey Weinstein and the seeming intractability of the ‘open secret’

| October 12 2017, 9:19 AM

“Open secret” is one term that has been used over and over again to describe disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s behaviors.

Evacuations expand: The latest on Northern CA fires

| October 12 2017, 9:06 AM

Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history.

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Why some Northern California vineyards survived the fires

| October 12 2017, 12:36 PM

Northern California vineyards have been devastated by wildfire. But one vintner says that his vineyard stopped the fire from spreading to his property.

LA City Councilmen move to protect street vendors in parks

Local | | October 12 2017, 11:40 AM

If a street vendor in LA is undocumented and selling in a public park, a city-issued fine could alert immigration agents.

High-rises and high tensions in Long Beach

Local | | October 12 2017, 11:36 AM

Long Beach may allow more high-rises in certain parts of the city, and that's led to chaotic and contentious town hall meetings.

Ultraviolet feminist activist group takes protest to the LA skies

| October 12 2017, 11:32 AM

The group hired a plane to carry a banner, reading "Hollywood: Stop Enabling Abuse." The plane flew over the city for a few hours Tuesday.

The Binge: catch up on Search Party, Chewing Gum and Ozark

Arts & Entertainment | | October 12 2017, 11:24 AM

The Binge is our monthly list of the best movies and television shows you should be streaming. Mark Jordan Legan is our guide, and here are his picks.

The Ride: CA proposes self-driving regs, Lebron James stars in self-driving car commercial

| October 12 2017, 10:46 AM

If the California DMV's proposed self-driving regulations take effect, self-driving cars without a human driver could be on the roads by next summer

These crazy new PSAs want you to be a better Metro rider

Local | | October 12 2017, 9:46 AM

Do you eat on a train? Take up extra seats on the bus when you don't need them? You might be a Metro Rude Dude.

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