Archive for March 16th, 2018

Porn star who alleges affair with Donald Trump has faced threats

Politics | | March 16 2018, 7:01 PM

Her lawyer said she had been "physically threatened," but he didn't provide details. He would not comment on whether the threats came from anyone tied to the president, the Trump campaign or the Trump Organization

Federal court blocks LAPD's gang injunctions

Crime & Justice | | March 16 2018, 5:13 PM

The police department must stop enforcing injunctions against approximately 1,500 people — most of whom are young black and Latino men.

Watch these cute bald eagle chicks hatched on California's Channel Islands

Environment & Science | | March 16 2018, 4:17 PM

The hatching of two bald eagle chicks in a nest on one of the Channel Islands off Southern California gave webcam viewers a thrill this week. Watch video of the babies here.

California candidate calls on Gavin Newsom to step down over previous sex scandal

Politics | | March 16 2018, 1:59 PM

Amanda Renteria has called on fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom to leave his post as lieutenant governor because of a past relationship he had with a subordinate.

New York Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter, 88, has died

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 16 2018, 1:04 PM

Slaughter was the first woman to lead the powerful House Rules Committee and had planned to run for a 17th term. She died following a fall in her home, according to a spokesperson.

2018 LA Marathon means major street closures but more trains

Local | | March 16 2018, 10:41 AM

How to get around on race day and where to watch runners along the 26.2-mile "stadium to the sea" course.

Sen. Jeff Flake wants a Republican to challenge Trump in 2020 — maybe himself

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 16 2018, 9:04 AM

"It has not been in my plans to run for president, but I have not ruled it out," the 55-year-old Flake said Friday in his first solo political appearance in New Hampshire.

FEMA has dropped 'climate change' from its strategic plan

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 16 2018, 8:15 AM

The agency's strategic planning document does not mention the potential impact of a changing climate on the rising risk of natural hazards.

Man killed after boulder pushed off 134 freeway overpass

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 16 2018, 7:00 AM

Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding the person who pushed a 35-pound, basketball-sized rock off an overpass — killing a man.

National Security Adviser HR McMaster expected to leave Trump administration

Politics | | March 16 2018, 5:33 AM

Trump chastised McMaster for saying "the evidence is now really incontrovertible" that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Why SoCal gas-fired power plants are on the chopping block

Environment & Science | | March 16 2018, 5:30 AM

The closure and cancellation of gas-fired power plants comes amid a California power glut and improvements in battery storage. But gas isn't over.

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California takes on the federal government again – this time it’s over net neutrality

| March 16 2018, 9:43 AM

California State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and several other senators and assembly members introduced a comprehensive Net Neutrality bill on Wednesday to prohibit internet access providers from blocking or throttling websites and online services that prioritize access to certain sites over others.

March Madness: bracket-busting upsets and more talks on changing ‘one-and-done’

| March 16 2018, 9:39 AM

Amid an FBI corruption investigation, a Pac-12 task force has put forth a sweeping set of college basketball recommendations.

Tis the season for the SAT: are standardized tests a good indicator of success?

| March 16 2018, 9:21 AM

Some educators continually make claims for what standardized tests can do.

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The potential unforeseen consequences of Hollywood’s new buzz concept: ‘inclusion riders’

| March 16 2018, 9:28 AM

One of the most notable moments at this year’s 90th annual Academy Awards came when Best Actress winner Frances McDormand ended her acceptance speech with two words: “inclusion rider.”

FilmWeek: ‘Tomb Raider,’ ‘Love, Simon,’ ‘7 Days in Entebbe’ and more

| March 16 2018, 9:19 AM

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

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Anyway, here's border wall: Trump comes to CA

| March 16 2018, 11:19 AM

If you were playing Trump-in-California bingo, you could mark "blast Governor Brown" on your card.

LA's oldest Irish bar has big plans for St. Patrick's Day — and you're invited

| March 16 2018, 9:43 AM

Rumors of the demise of Tom Bergin's Irish Pub have been exaggerated. The bar expects more than 12,000 people for its St. Patrick's Day festival.

LA traffic is so bad this man wants to solve it with a boat

| March 16 2018, 9:13 AM

A short sea voyage instead of a gridlocked drive on the 405 — does the idea hold water?

March Madness: Watch Cal State Fullerton square off with Purdue

Local | | March 16 2018, 8:52 AM

It’s been a Cinderella tale for the Cal State Fullerton Titans, so all eyes will be on the team Friday as they take the court against Purdue.

What happens to the trail of trash left by LA marathoners?

| March 16 2018, 7:32 AM

The 26-mile course is typically littered with discarded cups, water bottles, food, clothes — much of which is now recycled, composted or donated.

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