Archive for November 22nd, 2017

Defense bill could lead to more regulation of chemicals in some SoCal drinking water

Health | | November 22 2017, 6:24 PM

The CDC would get $7 million to test the safety of chemicals used in firefighting foam at military bases and civilian airfields. Studies indicate the compounds may cause cancer.

LA considers affordable housing program for artists

Business & Economy | | November 22 2017, 5:39 PM

As high rents push artists out of the Arts District and Venice, the L.A. City Council is weighing a proposal to grant them special consideration in housing.

Why getting rid of net neutrality could be bad for business and you

Business & Economy | | November 22 2017, 4:04 PM

Net neutrality affects everything that everyone does online. The Federal Communications Commission announced this week that it has a plan to repeal it.

Earth is lit, and that's a problem

Environment & Science | | November 22 2017, 12:52 PM

Over the last five years, global light pollution has increased nearly 10 percent, a new study shows, The fastest rise occurred in developing nations.

San Clemente considers relaxing rules on short-term rentals

Local | | November 22 2017, 12:27 PM

The city is being forced to backtrack on harsh restrictions passed in 2016 because of a lawsuit filed by short-term rental owners.

Effort to recall Bonin must start again after missed deadline

Local | | November 22 2017, 11:47 AM

After a filing mistake, the campaign to recall L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin will need to restart before it can collect signatures to get the proposal on the ballot.

Even Rose Parade floats can’t afford to live in Pasadena

Local | | November 22 2017, 9:27 AM

The 2018 floats have been built in Irwindale and Azusa and a handful of other locations outside Pasadena due to real estate prices and safety issues.

Don't compromise your personal information this holiday shopping season

Business & Economy | | November 22 2017, 8:29 AM

Consumers say they're worried about identity theft this holiday season, but they say these concerns won't affect how they shop. Here are steps you can take to protect your data online and in stores.

California prison guard severely injured in inmate attack

Crime & Justice | | November 22 2017, 8:06 AM

Authorities say a 32-year-old inmate at the state prison in Lancaster punched an officer in the face, knocked him to the ground and then stomped on his face.

Millions are not getting treatment for hearing loss

Health | | November 22 2017, 8:00 AM

A study's co-author says many people just accept hearing loss as a fact of life and some doctors aren't screening for it.

How to avoid having that awkward conversation at Thanksgiving

Local | | November 22 2017, 7:00 AM

If no amount of polite or impolite conversation will ever get your family members to see eye to eye on hot-button topics, we have a handy guide for you.

8 recovered after plane carrying 11 crashes in Philippine Sea, Navy says

US & World | | November 22 2017, 6:54 AM

The C-2 Greyhound was en route to the USS Ronald Reagan when it went down Wednesday afternoon Japan time. Eight people were recovered and are "in good condition at this time," the Navy says.

Pixar chief takes leave after sexual harassment allegations

Arts & Entertainment | | November 22 2017, 6:17 AM

John Lasseter, the man behind many beloved children's films, is taking a six-month leave of absence after allegations that he hugged, kissed and groped female employees.

LA's weather will be hot and dry — just like your Thanksgiving turkey

Environment & Science | | November 22 2017, 5:30 AM

Gobble gobble GASP! We could see record heat on Thanksgiving, thanks in part to two high pressure systems.

City Council approves new plans for gentrification-wary South LA

Business & Economy | | November 22 2017, 5:00 AM

The development plans address some — but not all — of residents' concerns.

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'Darkest Hour' paints a nuanced picture of Winston Churchill

Arts & Entertainment | | November 22 2017, 11:47 AM

Screenwriter Anthony McCarten says the film was inspired by Churchill's writing and oratorical gifts, which inspired a nation to persevere through WWII.

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Composer Michael Giacchino raises the dead with his original score for ‘Coco’

| November 22 2017, 11:40 AM

Though Pixar’s “Coco” takes viewers on a grand adventure through the afterlife, there’s plenty of heartbeat in the film, much of which comes from composer Michael Giacchino’s sincere, ranchera-driven score.

FilmWeek: ‘Coco,’ Darkest Hour,’ The Man Who Invented Christmas,’ and more

| November 22 2017, 9:50 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.


What makes a ‘blood brother?’: Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill’s unlikely friendship

| November 22 2017, 12:44 PM

When imagining Buffalo Bill, people might picture a showman riding horseback, handling a lasso.

How the age of bloody, brutal Victorian medicine was transformed by one man

| November 22 2017, 12:42 PM

In her new book, “The Butchering Art,” historian Lindsey Fitzharris looks at the world of nineteenth-century surgery and how one man’s invention and perseverance changed the world of medicine.

The secret to a better life? Sleep.

| November 22 2017, 12:40 PM

Catching some Z’s. Counting sheep. Sawing logs. Getting some shut-eye.

Uber finds itself in damage control mode, again, after mega data theft admission

| November 22 2017, 9:44 AM

E-hailing company Uber has been having a couple of rough years.

How small business owners handle sexual harassment claims

| November 22 2017, 9:38 AM

As allegations of sexual harassment and assault in various industries continue to surface, one thing we have learned is that even big, established companies with well-staffed human resources departments are ill-equipped in handling these claims.

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The Binge: Three shows you need to watch after your Thanksgiving food fest

Arts & Entertainment | | November 22 2017, 12:37 PM

Critic Mark Jordan Legan recommends streaming 'Manhunt: Unabomber,' 'Alias Grace' and 'Master of None.'

How international students spend Thanksgiving in SoCal

| November 22 2017, 11:38 AM

"Our friend was very kind to invite us to her Thanksgiving dinner," one student said. "I didn’t know until we got there that she was vegan and all her friends were vegan!"

UCLA football searches for life after Jim Mora

| November 22 2017, 11:27 AM

After five seasons, UCLA fired its head football coach. Brian and Andy Kamenetzky break down Mora's legacy and explain what LA teams should be thankful for.

I scream, you scream, for turkey-flavored ice cream

| November 22 2017, 11:09 AM

With Thanksgiving expected to be a scorcher this year, we explore some cooler options, including a full Thanksgiving ice cream form.

Hundreds of Las Vegas shooting victims file lawsuits

| November 22 2017, 11:02 AM

Plaintiffs in the Las Vegas shooting lawsuits claim that the Mandalay Bay Hotel, where the shooter was staying, is culpable in the attack.

Want food that's "American?" Try kimchi tacos and adobong baboy

| November 22 2017, 10:58 AM

In California, American food can be apple pie ... or a brothy beef pho.

California Democratic Party demands action on sexual misconduct

| November 22 2017, 10:51 AM

More than a month after 300 women in California politics signed a letter reporting sexual harassment, Democrats have a list of demands

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