Archive for April 18th, 2018

Gov. Brown orders California National Guard mobilization

Politics | | April 18 2018, 5:38 PM

Brown said 400 members of the Cal Guard will begin deploying before the end of the month to combat crimes like drug smuggling — not immigration enforcement. And the order's happening without a Trump administration sign-off.

Trump says he will walk out if North Korea meeting not 'fruitful'

Politics | | April 18 2018, 5:25 PM

President Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed reporters Wednesday evening after talks at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

What adult learners really need (Hint: It's not just job skills)

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 18 2018, 5:05 PM

The focus shouldn't be "quick-and-dirty" paths to a degree, argues one scholar and activist, but deep learning experiences and strong support.

'Houses disappeared' when tumbleweeds rolled into Victorville

Environment & Science | | April 18 2018, 5:00 PM

A resident of Victorville says tumbleweeds roll in whenever a strong wind kicks up — but that this latest round felt "like we were being invaded."

SpaceX launches NASA satellite to search for alien worlds

Environment & Science | | April 18 2018, 4:34 PM

TESS — short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — will spend two years searching for planets near bright, nearby stars.

LA Football Club diehards wanted a stadium that was loud, intimidating and never let you sit down

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 18 2018, 3:33 PM

The "Supporters Section" in the L.A. Football Club's new stadium in Exposition Park is designed to fit the demands of diehard enthusiasts. (They don't want to be called "fans.")

Should Elon Musk's Westside tunnel get to skip environmental review? Some LA leaders think so

Environment & Science | | April 18 2018, 3:28 PM

The region's transit agency worries The Boring Company's tunnel could interfere with its plans to build a subway under Sepulveda Boulevard.

ACLU sues Los Alamitos over anti-sanctuary ordinance

Crime & Justice | | April 18 2018, 1:32 PM

The tiny Orange County city has become the epicenter of the three-way fight over immigration among local, state and federal officials.

New report: Yup, Los Angeles is the most polluted metro area in the US

Environment & Science | | April 18 2018, 1:16 PM

The American Lung Association released its annual "State of the Air" report Wednesday, and the Golden State gets plenty of mentions — but not in a good way.

What's it like to pose for David Hockney? We asked the people in his portraits

Arts & Entertainment | | April 18 2018, 9:32 AM

"There is nothing except the canvas, the artist, his gaze, and you," says Stephanie Barron, a curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "That's it. The rest of the world just fades away."

Why SoCal's 'Super Bloom' was a super bust this year

Environment & Science | | April 18 2018, 7:00 AM

Last year's incredible wildflower display created an Instagram frenzy. This year, not so much. What changed?

Help is not on the way: Ikea-owned TaskRabbit offline after security breach

Business & Economy | | April 18 2018, 6:14 AM

The Ikea-owned service has been offline since Monday and showed no signs of restarting Tuesday.

More kids are getting access to pre-K in California, but it's largely quantity over quality

Education | | April 18 2018, 6:01 AM

More state leaders are putting funding into preschool programs, but the quality of those programs isn't keeping pace with the quantity, according to a new report.

'Shoot first, ask questions later': Ronan Farrow on a diplomacy-less State Department

US & World | | April 18 2018, 5:57 AM

Journalist Ronan Farrow worked for years in the State Department. In his new book, he describes what he sees as a dangerous whittling away of the agency's influence.

CIA Director Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un; 'Good relationship' formed, Trump says

US & World | | April 18 2018, 5:22 AM

The CIA director recently traveled to North Korea to pave the way for direct talks between the North Korean leader and President Trump. It "went very smoothly," Trump said.

Ref Rodriguez filed two finance forms for 2014. They don't line up

Education | | April 18 2018, 5:00 AM

L.A. Unified School Board member Ref Rodriguez faces a long list of troubles. And it’s not just the criminal charges connected to his 2015 election campaign. New documents raise questions about whether red flags in Rodriguez’s alleged actions should have been caught.

The takeaway from the sudden death of California's most controversial housing bill in years

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 18 2018, 4:00 AM

Senate Bill 827, which would have forced cities to allow taller, denser development around public transit, got only four votes on the 13-member Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing.

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How 'FernGully' inspired a generation to pursue environmental justice

Arts & Entertainment | | April 18 2018, 4:23 PM

Director Bill Kroyer on how the 1992 film had a lasting impact on young moviegoers at the time, including KPCC's environment reporter, Emily Guerin.

'Come Sunday' puts 'This American Life' story of Bishop Carlton Pearson on screen

Arts & Entertainment | | April 18 2018, 3:54 PM

The Netflix film dramatizes the story of a popular Pentecostal preacher that was first told in an episode of the popular public radio program.

How #MeToo informed a filmmaker's second documentary on Harvey Weinstein

Arts & Entertainment | | April 18 2018, 3:51 PM

“The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret" set to premiere at the Hot Docs Festival. Director Barry Avrich's first film about Weinstein was effectively buried.

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Chief Beck on the CA bills seeking to change use-of-force standards and increase access to officer misconduct-related records

| April 18 2018, 9:54 AM

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck joins Larry Mantle for his monthly check-in.

Remembering Barbara Bush, and how other first ladies define their role

| April 18 2018, 9:47 AM

Barbara Bush, the former US first lady has died on Tuesday at the age of 92.

Starbucks is closing 8,000 stores for discrimination training. So how do you determine implicit bias in the workplace?

| April 18 2018, 9:33 AM

Starbucks is closing some 8,000 of its locations in May for implicit bias training, after a store manager in Philadelphia called the cops that led to the arrests of two black men.

How a Supreme Court case involving alleged stock fraud relates to the president’s power to fire Mueller

| April 18 2018, 9:29 AM

On the surface, a Supreme Court case involving the Securities and Exchange Commission would likely only pique the interest of financial junkies and the most die-hard court-watchers.

War of words: The rivalry between American and British English

| April 18 2018, 9:15 AM

For Americans, the British accent can sound either sexy or snobby. To the British, Americans are ruining the English language. Why the love-hate relationship?

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College football kickoffs will never be the same

| April 18 2018, 1:02 PM

The word kickoff dates back to the earliest forms of American football. Now with concerns about repetitive head trauma in the sport, changes are coming.

The LA River was trashed — before these 900 people came to help

Environment & Science | | April 18 2018, 12:05 PM

Friends of the L.A. River just kicked off its 29th annual river clean-up. For three weekends in April, FoLAR will lead river cleanups along the entire 51-mile stretch of the river

Why California cities are slow to embrace cannabis businesses

| April 18 2018, 11:59 AM

"West Hollywood is one of the few cities in the state that are going to allow marijuana lounges, where people can come and consume in a licensed space."

At Tesla, style and speed trump safety

| April 18 2018, 11:04 AM

Tesla's high injury rate at its California factory led investigative reporters to evidence of dangerous conditions and a failure to report accidents under the law.

For Luceli, being an Angeleno means feeling cold in moderate temps

Local | | April 18 2018, 10:29 AM

When she ran out to get something from her car, she thought it was freezing. But not her family...

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