Archive for February 22nd, 2018

Trump appears to read from the NRA's script hours after the gun lobby chief's speech

Politics | | February 22 2018, 6:59 PM

The president held another meeting on the subject of school safety after last week's after 17 people were killed last week in a shooting at a Florida high school.

Florida shooting: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

Crime & Justice | | February 22 2018, 3:31 PM

Scot Peterson, the armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people, was suspended and placed under investigation — but chose to resign.

NPR board faces tough questions over sexual harassment handling

Business & Economy | | February 22 2018, 3:07 PM

NPR's senior management and board members faced skepticism as they sought to rebuild trust with the network's workforce. Some comments appear to have stoked fresh anger from staffers.

Does rebuilding LA's Roosevelt High mean razing its history?

Education | | February 22 2018, 2:17 PM

L.A. Unified says the proposed $173 million "modernization" for the Boyle Heights campus is long overdue. Some alumni worry the district is bulldozing history.

Sexual harassment a persistent, costly problem for City of Los Angeles

Politics | | February 22 2018, 2:01 PM

The city has paid out millions since 2011 for settlements or judgments involving allegations of sexual harassment and assault.

Trump considers pulling ICE agents from California

US & World | | February 22 2018, 12:44 PM

"Frankly, if I wanted to pull our people from California, you would have a crime nest like you've never seen," the President said.

Blowout well near Porter Ranch was severely corroded

Environment & Science | | February 22 2018, 12:09 PM

The well casing was corroded deep underground. SoCal Gas made repairs to casings of at least 20 of its aging wells before returning them to service.

California Sen. Tony Mendoza quits before discipline vote

Crime & Justice | | February 22 2018, 11:47 AM

It was a reversal for Mendoza, who had earlier said he planned to defend himself Thursday on the Senate floor against sexual misconduct allegations.

SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

Local | | February 22 2018, 11:34 AM

Californians were hoping for a repeat of the spectacle that occurred during a Dec. 22 Falcon 9 launch during exceptionally clear twilight conditions, but this time the sky was much brighter, making the plume less brilliant.

Not much public feedback on LAPD's new chief hire

Crime & Justice | | February 22 2018, 10:20 AM

Few people have attended public meetings to tell city officials what they want to see in the new police chief. But commissioners say what they've heard is useful.

11 things to do this weekend in SoCal

Arts & Entertainment | | February 22 2018, 9:00 AM

From sitcom re-enactments and immersive VR screenings to dancing marionettes and urban chuck wagons, we've got your Southern California weekend planner.

Sen. Marco Rubio says he'll still take NRA money

Politics | | February 22 2018, 6:22 AM

One week after 17 people were killed in a school shooting Florida, Rubio touted his support of the Second Amendment and said, "People buy into my agenda."

Miracle on Ice, Part II as US women's hockey team wins gold

US & World | | February 22 2018, 6:03 AM

The American women tied the score late in the game, forcing overtime against their archrival, Canada. Then it went to a penalty shootout.

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Margot Robbie gives Tonya Harding story the dimension it deserves

Arts & Entertainment | | February 22 2018, 3:28 PM

The actress and producer behind "I, Tonya" offers lessons in radical empathy and how Tonya Harding vs. Nancy Kerrigan was anything but black-and-white.

'Black Panther' schooled Hollywood. Will the studios listen?

Arts & Entertainment | | February 22 2018, 3:16 PM

Beyond the big bucks the superhero film is raking in, those dollars were spent by a diverse audience — one rarely seen at the box office.


Teachers with guns: Examples and experiences from other states

| February 22 2018, 9:56 AM

Last week’s shooting at a Florida high school reignited the debate over allowing teachers to arm themselves in the classroom.

Encampments, sidewalk tents: Is SoCal ready for the new normal of homelessness?

| February 22 2018, 9:42 AM

The homeless crisis continues to grow in the Los Angeles suburbs despite political promises.

With a lack of physical evidence, will rape allegations against Weinstein hold up in court?

| February 22 2018, 9:41 AM

After months of high-profile accusations, the rape allegation of an Italian model against Harvey Weinstein might be the case that will bring him to trial.

How YouTube is changing the world, one cat video at a time

| February 22 2018, 9:36 AM

YouTube has changed the world – with cat videos, double rainbows and ‘Despacito.’

Bike sharing, ride fares, policing tactics and more: updates on LA’s public transit from Metro CEO Phil Washington

| February 22 2018, 9:35 AM

Phil Washington returns for his recurring visit with AirTalk to discuss the latest MTA news.

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Orange County moved some homeless into motels for 30 days. What happens next?

| February 22 2018, 11:39 AM

Last week, Orange County told a federal judge that it would provide motel rooms and other forms of shelter to those cleared out of the Santa Ana River camp.

SoCal's cold snap has winners and losers

| February 22 2018, 10:44 AM

The cold weather may be bad for crops, but it’s good for some businesses. We'll hear from this year's cold snap winners and losers.

Shipwreck gold back in California for exhibition

| February 22 2018, 10:18 AM

The California Gold Rush treasure recovered from the SS Central America is now in Long Beach for a public display, thanks to the work of geologist Bob Evans.

How LA shaped gospel music

Local | | February 22 2018, 9:38 AM

Gospel may have started in the South, but L.A.'s influence helped to commercialize and popularize the genre outside the church.

4 Ways the Honda Gold Wing is like a car

| February 22 2018, 8:51 AM

One of Honda's oldest nameplates gets a high-tech makeover, including Apple CarPlay -- a first for a motorcycle.

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