Archive for April 19th, 2018

OC mayors have picked a new, remote site to shelter evicted homeless

Local | | April 19 2018, 9:24 PM

Homeless advocates had criticized similar proposed sites, raising concerns about access to services, transportation and jobs, since the goal is to move as many people as possible off the the streets permanently.

FAQ: What is Vision Zero?

Local | | April 19 2018, 5:41 PM

Vision Zero aims to eliminate traffic deaths in Los Angeles by 2025. So far, the program has not delivered on ambitious promises.

The scoop on tickets to see Tom Hanks as Falstaff at the VA

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 19 2018, 5:25 PM

The Oscar-winner will command center stage as one of Shakespeare's best-loved characters. Tickets go on sale Monday April 23.

California doing a poor job on homeless crisis — especially LA County, state audit finds

Politics | | April 19 2018, 3:14 PM

With 68 percent of its homeless people living in vehicles, abandoned buildings, parks or on streets, California has the highest rate of unsheltered homeless of any state.

From the vaults, a showstopper: Hear Prince perform 'Nothing Compares 2 U'

Arts & Entertainment | | April 19 2018, 2:17 PM

As news swirls about culpability for Prince's death, his estate has released a major find: a long-lost 1984 recording of his classic composition, along with rare video footage from his rehearsals.

Army considers 15 cities for home of new Futures Command, including Los Angeles

Politics | | April 19 2018, 2:07 PM

The Army is considering L.A., San Diego, San Francisco and 12 other cities for the headquarters of its planned Futures Command , which will keep track of emerging technology and innovations that could be used in warfare.

California lawmakers move to limit gay conversion therapy

Health | | April 19 2018, 2:01 PM

The practice of trying to change someone's sexual orientation has been shown to be ineffective, says the Assemblyman who wrote the bill that now heads to the state Senate.

17 best things to do this weekend

Arts & Entertainment | | April 19 2018, 1:19 PM

Books, bicycles, tamales, poppies, magic buses and a few marijuana themed events for 4/20 — this weekend is jampacked with stuff to do in and around Los Angeles.

SpaceX is one step closer to building Mars rockets at LA port

Business & Economy | | April 19 2018, 11:42 AM

SpaceX will receive credits that offset the approximately $1.38 million in annual rent in exchange for improvements it makes, including construction of a huge hangar-style building.

Gun reform is fading as a 2018 voting issue

US & World | | April 19 2018, 11:08 AM

The number of voters in an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll who say a candidate's position on gun policy will be a major factor in deciding whom to vote for has dropped 13 points since February.

Here's what's new in LA mayor's proposed budget

Business & Economy | | April 19 2018, 10:00 AM

After a promise of big new spending on homelessness, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has released his proposed $9.9 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

San Diego tortoise with cracked shell gets $4,000 repair

Environment & Science | | April 19 2018, 9:38 AM

A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in San Diego is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it.

California is hoping reducing voters' paperwork will expand voter rolls

Politics | | April 19 2018, 8:54 AM

In California, eligible applicants who complete a driver's license, ID card or change of address transaction with the DMV will be automatically registered to vote unless they choose to opt out.

Indianapolis superintendent withdraws name from consideration to lead LAUSD

Education | | April 19 2018, 7:01 AM

While is doesn't make much of a difference to the half-million or so students at L.A. Unified schools who their superintendent is, the district's constant budget problems do affect those kids.

FAA orders inspections of engine type that blew apart on Southwest flight

Business & Economy | | April 19 2018, 5:59 AM

The Federal Aviation Administration says CFM engines, which power many Boeing 737s, need to be ultrasonically inspected after a certain number of takeoffs and landings.

Inside the fight for the 'soul' of the California GOP

Politics | | April 19 2018, 5:00 AM

With the June primary approaching, there is a fight underway for the identity of the California Republican Party.

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CA lawmaker is trying an unusual strategy for circumventing an NDA: a subpoena

| April 19 2018, 9:43 AM

Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) is trying a novel strategy to allow a woman to testify in support of her bill, despite the woman’s nondisclosure agreement with her past employer.

FAA calls for blade inspections after Southwest engine explosion

| April 19 2018, 9:37 AM

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered inspections Wednesday on engine fan blades following a fatal explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight.

After Cal Poly suspends frats and sororities, AirTalk asks: What’s the value in Greek life?

| April 19 2018, 9:35 AM

Earlier this week, Cal Poly State University’s president announced that he was suspending all of Greek life, after the recent emergence of a photo of a student in blackface at a Lambda Chi Alpha party.

Senator behind California’s most ambitious housing bill debriefs on its defeat in committee

| April 19 2018, 9:17 AM

Despite gaining national attention that included a front-page write-up on the New York Times, a housing bill in the California legislature pushing for more dense residential developments around public transit hubs died on Tuesday when it was unable to make it out of committee.

As the Castro era ends, what’s next for Cuba?

| April 19 2018, 9:03 AM

For the first time in 60 years, Cuba will be ruled by someone outside of the Castro family.

The symbolism of the new Senate rule allowing infants on the Senate floor

| April 19 2018, 8:54 AM

The U.S. Senate unanimously agreed Wednesday to allow senators to bring babies under the age of one onto the Senate floor during votes.

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A vision for zero traffic deaths: Street design and car technology

| April 19 2018, 12:59 PM

"Humans make mistakes. It's not something we can engineer away. So the idea behind this paradigm shift is let's design a system to be safer."

‘English-Los Angeleno,’ David Hockney brings latest work home to LA

| April 19 2018, 10:57 AM

82 Portraits and 1 Still-life, painted from Hockney's Hollywood hills studio, is on display at LACMA, presented together as one work of art.

It's the end of the internet as we know it, but California is feeling fine

| April 19 2018, 10:51 AM

Net neutrality is coming to an end, but California is fighting back. Here's what state-regulated internet looks like for the average Golden State user.

Now, you can rent this electric car by the minute

| April 19 2018, 8:26 AM

At just 20 cents a minute, the price includes parking, insurance and fuel.

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