Archive for January 19th, 2018

LAUSD-union deal takes small step to cut huge health costs

Local | | January 19 2018, 8:29 PM

As part of a tentative deal with its eight employee unions, L.A. Unified will freeze the amount it pays each year for healthcare at $1 billion for three years.

Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

Arts & Entertainment | | January 19 2018, 4:39 PM

Petty suffered from emphysema, a fractured hip and knee problems that caused him pain but he was still committed to touring. He had a variety of medications, including fentanyl and oxycodone in his system.

Shackled Perris children face long road to recovery

Local | | January 19 2018, 4:27 PM

Any who has experienced abuse for 20 years "will have a lot of learning to do about what relationships are like, what the world is like, how they're supposed to be treated," a mental health expert said.

LAPD Chief Beck’s successor? It could be a woman or a Latino

Crime & Justice | | January 19 2018, 3:29 PM

First Assistant Chief Michel Moore and Assistant Chiefs Beatrice Girmala and Jorge Villegas would all be contenders if they choose to seek the top job.

Your guide to the SoCal Women's Marches | | January 19 2018, 1:41 PM

Community groups are preparing for the second year of the Women's March. We've got a list of rallies kicking off Saturday and the roads that will be closed.

Open or closed? Here's what happens in a partial government shutdown

Politics | | January 19 2018, 12:29 PM

The mail will get delivered, Social Security checks will go out, and the National Park Service says it will try to keep parks accessible if there is a shutdown. But most federal agencies would close.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to retire after 40 years

Crime & Justice | | January 19 2018, 12:04 PM

"Leading the men and women of the #LAPD -my family- has been a privilege I never thought I’d be worthy of," Beck tweeted Friday. He steps down June 27.

Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

Politics | | January 19 2018, 11:40 AM

The justices plan to hear argument in April and issue a final ruling by late June on a Trump policy that has been repeatedly blocked and struck down in the lower courts.

LA Times journalists vote to unionize amid turmoil

Business & Economy | | January 19 2018, 11:09 AM

LA Times journalists vote to unionize as the paper's publisher, Ross Levinsohn, faces allegations of past "frat house behavior", and inappropriate conduct.

Probe: Las Vegas shooting suspect's motive remains a mystery

Crime & Justice | | January 19 2018, 10:30 AM

The Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned researching SWAT tactics, renting other hotel rooms overlooking outdoor concerts and researched targets in at least four cities.

High surf advisory in effect for California's central Coast

Local | | January 19 2018, 10:13 AM

The National Weather Services says that at some off-shore locations, including Mavericks in Half Moon Bay, a few breakers could even approach 55 feet.

Air regulators propose stricter controls but not ban on toxic refinery chemical

Environment & Science | | January 19 2018, 10:03 AM

Over the past year, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has examined ways to make two refineries that use hydrofluoric acid safer.

Women's marches across the country will focus on the vote

Politics | | January 19 2018, 7:53 AM

On the anniversary of the Women's March in Washington, D.C., organizers say marches this year are less about outrage and more about political organizing.

Turnover in Trump's White House is 'record-setting,' and it isn't even close

Politics | | January 19 2018, 7:47 AM

In Trump's first year in office 34 percent of top aides have either resigned, been fired or moved to different positions. That level of turmoil is off the charts compared with recent presidencies.

President Trump: 'Shutdown coming?'

Politics | | January 19 2018, 7:39 AM

Senate Democrats say they will oppose the GOP's stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown, raising the likelihood of the first partial government shutdown since 2013.

Prolific artist Ed Moses of LA's 'Cool School' dies at 91

Arts & Entertainment | | January 19 2018, 7:11 AM

Moses, who produced hundreds of paintings and drawings during a career spanning more than 60 years, continued to work almost daily until about two weeks ago when his health began to fail.

Montecito mudslides: With 101 closed, this group is pairing pilots with passengers

Local | | January 19 2018, 5:00 AM

Thomas Fire Help has been carrying critical workers, like those in medicine, to their jobs. "We didn't sit around and say 'We're going to start an airline,'" said one volunteer. But that's sort of what happened.

Swab tests and judgment calls: How police are checking for pot DUIs

Local | | January 19 2018, 5:00 AM

Californians can now buy recreational pot legally but the science hasn't caught up to the law when it comes to ensuring safe driving.

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Ed Moses says he doesn't make 'art' — he makes 'magic' (UPDATED)

Arts & Entertainment | | January 19 2018, 8:40 AM

Ed Moses hates the words "make" and "create" and "art." As far as he's concerned he's a "shaman" who engages in "magic."


Are we or aren’t we: The latest on the potential government shutdown

| January 19 2018, 9:55 AM

As the midnight deadline approaches, the Senate is readying for a vote on whether they’ll keep the lights on at the Capitol.

The state of the LA Times: Unionization vote, NPR’s bombshell investigation into CEO

| January 19 2018, 9:50 AM

Today, the Los Angeles Times is expected to announce its official employee ballot count on whether or not to unionize in what is believed to be the first union vote in the paper’s 136-year history.

New USC-Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll shows decreasing support for Trump, hopeful outlook on economy

| January 19 2018, 9:48 AM

Nearly a year after Trump’s inauguration, USC-Dornsife/Los Angeles Times has released its new nationwide poll which reflects declining support for the president and portends trouble for the GOP in the coming midterms.

Women’s March 2.0: A look into the movement’s anniversary

| January 19 2018, 9:37 AM

This weekend marks the first anniversary of the Women’s March, where an estimated 750,000 Angelenos took to the streets to join one of the largest national and international movements on Jan. 21, 2017, the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.


Acclaimed filmmaker or alleged child molester: How will Hollywood and history remember Woody Allen?

| January 19 2018, 9:46 AM

He’s won Academy Awards, written plays, directed seminal films and been deemed among the best stand-up comics of all time, but there’s a lingering dark side to Woody Allen’s Hollywood history: allegations that he sexually assaulted his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.

FilmWeek: ‘12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves,’ ‘Forever My Girl,’ and more

| January 19 2018, 9:20 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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Transforming historical figures into Heroes of Color

| January 19 2018, 2:02 PM

We talk with David Heredia, the animator behind the video series “Heroes of Color.”

Remembering influential LA artist Ed Moses

| January 19 2018, 1:05 PM

Trend-bucking Los Angeles artist Ed Moses died at 91. During his prolific career, LA gave Moses a space to follow his own artistic path.

Highlights from the start of the 2018 Sundance Film Fest

| January 19 2018, 12:40 PM

The #MeToo movement and diversity in filmmaking are reflected at this year's Sundance Film Festival, plus a Netflix film that will be streaming soon.

CA Dems don't budge on DACA as shutdown looms

| January 19 2018, 11:19 AM

With no fix for Dreamers on the table, some lawmakers are threatening to block the bill, including Senator Kamala Harris.

High school cybersecurity team cracks code for competition

| January 19 2018, 11:16 AM

The club at Magnolia Science Academy in Santa Ana has a big competition coming up. But as they hack and code, they're most concerned with having fun.

One Assemblywoman wants to better regulate home schools

| January 19 2018, 11:02 AM

A couple in Perris is alleged to have abused their 13 children under the guise of a home-school. Susan Eggman wants better regulations to prevent another incident.

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