Archive for March 20th, 2018

Austin on edge as another explosion is reported late Tuesday

Crime & Justice | | March 20 2018, 6:36 PM

Another explosion in Austin, Texas, injured one person Tuesday night, but city police say in tweet that the explosion was caused by an incendiary device and "At this time, we have no reason to believe this incident is related to previous package bombs."

How to stay safe as the strongest storm of the season rolls into SoCal

Environment & Science | | March 20 2018, 6:25 PM

Where to get sandbags, sign up for emergency alerts and monitor storm conditions near the Thomas Fire and other burn areas.

Los Alamitos moves ahead on 'anti-sanctuary' ordinance

Local | | March 20 2018, 5:36 PM

Other cities could follow Los Alamitos' lead as it seeks to opt out of the state law that restricts police cooperation with immigration agents. But the issue could wind up in the courts.

Is Orange County leaving mental health dollars on the table?

Local | | March 20 2018, 4:54 PM

A recent state audit found that counties have a total of $2.5 billion in unspent funds that they could be using to address mental health and homelessness.

LAPD will make body camera videos public under new policy

Crime & Justice | | March 20 2018, 3:25 PM

The L.A. Police Commission has reversed the LAPD's prohibition on the release of video of officer-involved shootings and other serious incidents.

Justices appear skeptical of California law challenged by anti-abortion centers

Crime & Justice | | March 20 2018, 2:53 PM

Supreme Court justices on both sides of the ideological spectrum expressed skepticism about California's "truth-in-advertising" law requiring anti-abortion clinics to more fully disclose what they are.

LA Opera goes back 2,000 years to bring new life to 'Orpheus and Eurydice'

Arts & Entertainment | | March 20 2018, 2:18 PM

By returning opera to its most ancient form, L.A. Opera has made a smash success of its new production of Gluck’s “Orpheus and Eurydice.”

Fewer Americans are hunting, and that threatens conservation funding

Environment & Science | | March 20 2018, 12:01 PM

Money generated from license fees and excise taxes on guns, ammunition and angling equipment provide about 60 percent of the funding for state wildlife agencies, which manage most of the wildlife in the U.S.

As a powerful storm approaches SoCal, we answer 5 big questions

Environment & Science | | March 20 2018, 11:26 AM

A flash flood watch is in effect and weather officials say "mud and debris flows are likely in and around recent burn areas."

The small city of Los Alamitos wants out of California's sanctuary law

Politics | | March 20 2018, 10:27 AM

The City Council voted 4-1 Monday night to approve the ordinance. A required second vote is expected on April 16.

The wave of female candidates is set for a wave of losses, come November

Politics | | March 20 2018, 9:26 AM

A disproportionate number of women running for Congress are running in House districts that are considered pretty safe for the other party to hold, whether Republican or Democrat.

Sudan, world's last male northern white rhino, has died

Environment & Science | | March 20 2018, 6:14 AM

Sudan lived most of his life in a zoo in the Czech Republic, but was brought to a conservancy in Kenya in 2009 as part of a last-ditch effort to save his species. He died at the conservancy at age 45.

Orange County leaders move to open new homeless shelters

Local | | March 20 2018, 5:31 AM

For months, county leaders insisted there were enough beds for 700 homeless who had been living in an encampment. Now, the officials seems to have made an about-face.

Reports of sexual harassment on LA transit increase

Local | | March 20 2018, 5:00 AM

A Metro customer survey shows slightly more people experiencing sexual harassment over last year, despite an increase in police presence.

Kids think the Juul's so cool, they smoke it in school | | March 20 2018, 5:00 AM

It's easy to hide this high-nicotine e-cigarette in your palm. "I think this is going to be the health problem of the decade," says one high school substance abuse counselor.

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The Weinstein Company is ending NDAs, but not everyone is free to tell their stories

Arts & Entertainment | | March 20 2018, 4:19 PM

As part of its bankruptcy filing, the company has released employees from the non-disclosure agreements that kept them silent about Harvey Weinstein's behavior.

'The New Colossus' forces the audience to confront feelings about immigrants

Arts & Entertainment | | March 20 2018, 4:00 PM

The Actors' Gang production is a collection of stories that highlight both the difficulties and joys of immigrating to America.

'Rise' is a TV series that takes teenagers seriously

Arts & Entertainment | | March 20 2018, 3:17 PM

"Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood" writer/producer Jason Katims discusses his new NBC drama series about a group of high school drama students.


Los Alamitos wants out of California’s sanctuary state movement – what are the legal repercussions?

| March 20 2018, 9:39 AM

On Monday, the Los Alamitos City Council voted 4-1 to exempt their city from the Senate Bill 54 law that bars local law enforcement from working with ICE agents.

In Supreme Court case, anti-abortion pregnancy centers challenge California notice law

| March 20 2018, 9:35 AM

California’s faith-based pregnancy centers are challenging a state law in the Supreme Court that requires them to tell patrons about abortion, contraception and prenatal care available at no or low cost from the state.

Ready players 1-100: How modern video games are debunking the ‘myth of the lonely gamer’

| March 20 2018, 9:29 AM

Picture the average video gamer today. Who do you see?

Uber pulls self-driving cars off roads following pedestrian’s death

| March 20 2018, 9:20 AM

Uber is temporarily pulling its fleet of self-driving cars off the roads after one of their cars hit and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, according to police.

AirTalk asks: Whether, how and why you vacation alone

| March 20 2018, 9:09 AM

Vacations can be an opportunity to spend time away from daily routine with people you love most – but, perhaps less commonly, they can also be a chance to spend some rare time with just yourself.

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Gee whiz! Shopping without the biggest toy store

| March 20 2018, 10:57 AM

Advice on unique and affordable places to take your kids instead of Toys "R" Us from the writers of the local parenting blog, MomsLA.

5 spring cleaning tips for cluttered LA homes

| March 20 2018, 9:31 AM

Personal organizer Julie Naylon, of No Wire Hangers, suggests starting with the room that bothers you most.

The soul music scene is alive and well in the UK

| March 20 2018, 8:30 AM

Old school blends with new in this week's music selections. Building on the work of past jazz and soul greats, these artists show us that the kids might be alright.

How self-driving cars detect pedestrians — or don't

| March 20 2018, 8:27 AM

Conveying intent is one of the biggest challenges with autonomous cars' pedestrian detection systems, according to a University of Michigan researcher.

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