Archive for January 12th, 2018

Ex-California hospital owner sentenced for huge fraud

Crime & Justice | | January 12 2018, 6:06 PM

The former owner of Pacific Hospital in Long Beach is going to prison for helping bilk the government in a $600 million fraud scheme. Seventy-three-year-old Michael Drobot was sentenced Friday to 63 months in prison and must forfeit $10 million to the government.

Blaze Bernstein's friend arrested in connection with his death

Crime & Justice | | January 12 2018, 5:11 PM

High school friend Samuel Woodward, 20, has been taken into custody — a few days after Bernstein's body was found buried a shallow grave in a Lake Forest park.

Gov. Brown calls Trump official to say: No drilling off CA

Environment & Science | | January 12 2018, 4:35 PM

A week after the Department of Interior released its offshore drilling plan, governors of coastal states are asking Secretary Ryan Zinke to spare their coastline. Including Gov. Jerry Brown.

Mudslide death toll rises to 18 — 5 still missing

Local | | January 12 2018, 4:27 PM

The number of missing has gone down but the figures might fluctuate as new cases are reported and others are cleared.

Why have more people died in the mudslides than in the Thomas Fire?

Local | | January 12 2018, 1:25 PM

Two people died in the largest wildfire state history. The mudslides have killed far more. How come? Experts say it's a combination of perceived threat and 'disaster burnout.'

Thomas Fire fully contained, as firefighting costs set new record

Local | | January 12 2018, 12:04 PM

The Thomas Fire burned through more than 440 square miles and left several communities vulnerable to the mudslides that would ultimately hit earlier this week.

Researchers spot massive black hole in double 'burp'

Environment & Science | | January 12 2018, 10:00 AM

The cosmic sinkhole is at the center of a galaxy 800 million light-years from Earth and supports the theory that such objects can switch their power output on and off in relatively short time-scales.

Montecito mudslides: Stories of victims and survivors

Local | | January 12 2018, 9:04 AM

As authorities looked for victims and residents took stock of the devastation, some were left to wonder how they survived when neighbors didn't.

Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe Haiti, African countries

Politics | | January 12 2018, 6:32 AM

Trump tweeted Friday: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used."

Oprah beats Trump in NPR poll, but most Americans don't want her to run for president

Politics | | January 12 2018, 6:02 AM

The former talk show host and media mogul would beat President Trump by 11 points in a hypothetical 2020 match-up, but 54 percent of Americans say they don't want Winfrey to run for president.

DACA renewal applicants urged to get ready fast

Local | | January 12 2018, 5:00 AM

Officials have yet to issue new guidance on DACA following a court order allowing renewals for the program. But legal providers say those eligible should get ready.

50 years of devastating SoCal mudslides

Local | | January 12 2018, 5:00 AM

The recent mudslides in Santa Barbara County are the latest in a long history of damaging Southern California mudslides.

High praise: 'Pot churches' popping up around California

Health | | January 12 2018, 5:00 AM

Churches that offer marijuana as a sacrament are proliferating. Local officials say they're pot dispensaries in disguise, using religion to skirt tax laws and other rules.

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Johnny Cash’s unlikely collaboration with a Folsom Prison inmate

Arts & Entertainment | | January 12 2018, 4:05 PM

In 1968, the Man in Black recorded a landmark album that included a song written by inmate Glen Sherley. The relationship proved to be fateful for both men.

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What Trump’s reported sh*thole comment tells us about WH politics, shifting immigration policy and the state of the media

| January 12 2018, 9:48 AM

Decoding Trump’s reported use of a vulgarity in describing countries including Haiti and El Salvador.


Walking a fine line: To what level of accuracy should historical dramas aspire?

| January 12 2018, 9:24 AM

How harmful is it to get your history fix through films like “Apollo 13,” “Ben-Hur,” or, heaven forbid, “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”?

FilmWeek: ‘The Commuter,’ ‘Paddington 2,’ ‘Proud Mary,’ and more

| January 12 2018, 9:12 AM

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

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Why are so many prison guards committing suicide?

| January 12 2018, 1:41 PM

UC Berkeley researchers and the union are working to lower the suicide rate among guards — which is four times the national average.

3 things to listen for at the gubernatorial town hall Saturday

| January 12 2018, 12:41 PM

It will be the first time the candidates have faced each other in public to answer questions.

4 books to read that aren't 'Fire and Fury'

| January 12 2018, 10:40 AM

LA Times Books Editor Carolyn Kellogg suggests a handful of new titles that are just as timely and relevant.

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