Archive for April 20th, 2018

For one California company, Trump's tariffs have unintended consequences

Business & Economy | | April 20 2018, 5:31 PM

The administration says the steel and aluminum tariffs will raise costs just slightly. But in a low-margin business like canned goods, a little extra cost can take a deep bite out of profits.

LA Metro wants to hear about your 405 commute

Local | | April 20 2018, 4:40 PM

The $10 billion Sepulveda rail project will be one of the biggest projects funded by the Measure M sales tax hike. But first, Metro wants help from commuters.

Cal State students dodge tuition increase

Education | | April 20 2018, 4:37 PM

Cal State's chancellor said he's shelving a proposal to raise student tuition. An improving economy may give the university system the funds it needs.

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

Politics | | April 20 2018, 3:55 PM

The announcements came days before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a border truce village for a rare summit aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang.

Finding alternatives as Malibu moves to ban single-use plastic

Environment & Science | | April 20 2018, 3:44 PM

Whether you think it's time or a waste of time, the city of Malibu decided to ban the use of plastic straws, utensils and stirrers as a means of reducing their harmful effects on the environment.

Don't eat romaine lettuce! There's an E. coli outbreak

Health | | April 20 2018, 3:27 PM

The CDC has warned consumers to "throw out" all romaine lettuce, including whole heads. At least 61 people have been infected by this E. coli outbreak.

10,000 people shouldn’t have guns in California — but it’ll take at least 4 years to get them back

Crime & Justice | | April 20 2018, 3:10 PM

The Department of Justice says it needs more money to beef up the team seizing weapons from people who are prohibited from owning them.

DA: Off-duty LAPD officer charged with murder in DUI crash

Crime & Justice | | April 20 2018, 3:02 PM

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer has been charged with murder after a fiery freeway crash that killed three people.

FAA orders inspections of more jet engines following Southwest failure

Business & Economy | | April 20 2018, 2:49 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered inspections of more jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane.

It's the Hubble Space Telescope's birthday. Enjoy amazing images of the Lagoon Nebula

Environment & Science | | April 20 2018, 2:15 PM

This month marks the Hubble Space Telescope's 28 years in space and as a gift to us earthlings, NASA and the European Space Agency issued photos of colorful, explosive beauty.

DNC officially blames the election loss on a Trump-Russia alliance

Politics | | April 20 2018, 1:21 PM

The Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit Friday alleging the Trump campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

What you need to know about refugees entries

Local | | April 20 2018, 1:13 PM

Since taking office, President Trump has dramatically cut refugee admissions. In one of the latest developments, Iranian refugees who were stranded in Austria en route to the U.S. are suing.

Avicii, DJ-producer who performed around the world, dies

Arts & Entertainment | | April 20 2018, 11:22 AM

Publicist Diana Baron said the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman. No more details about his death were provided.

19 years after Columbine, students walk out to stop gun violence

US & World | | April 20 2018, 10:59 AM

Some 2,600 school walkouts are planned across the country, starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone.

IRS' tax day computer glitch caused by 'master file' issue

US & World | | April 20 2018, 10:16 AM

The delay was an inconvenience for taxpayers and a high-profile embarrassment for the agency. But it didn't really come as a surprise to anyone familiar with IRS's decades-old computer system.

CSU students won't see a tuition hike next year after trustees drop proposal

Education | | April 20 2018, 8:39 AM

Chancellor Timothy White says the country's largest university system will drop its proposal to consider raising tuition by $228 a year, which trustees had planned to discuss in May.

4/20's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

Local | | April 20 2018, 7:54 AM

How the marijuana-loving world came to mark the occasion is believed traceable to five Northern California men now in their 60s with bad backs and graying hair.

Wells Fargo hit with $1 billion in fines over home and auto loan abuses

Business & Economy | | April 20 2018, 6:45 AM

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says it's punishing the banking giant's actions in its mortgage and auto loan businesses.

Just in time for 4/20, a proposed Senate bill would decriminalize marijuana

Politics | | April 20 2018, 5:20 AM

Chuck Schumer's legislation would remove marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under a 1970 law that classifies marijuana as dangerous as heroin for legal and regulatory purposes.

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Hasan Minhaj on being an Indian-American Muslim comedian in the Trump Era

Arts & Entertainment | | April 20 2018, 4:55 PM

Comedian Hasan Minhaj combats a nativist narrative in American culture with his comedy and says, "The things I'm fighting for are actually American ideals."

Wyatt Cenac's new comedy series, 'Problem Areas,' tackles serious topics

Arts & Entertainment | | April 20 2018, 4:52 PM

On his new late-night show, the comedian draws from his "Daily Show" roots and his love of public television.

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Schumer introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana federally – what would that mean for states?

| April 20 2018, 10:06 AM

Not coincidentally, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) plans to introduce legislation today to decriminalize marijuana, which is on the list of scheduled substances along with drugs like heroin.

DNC files lawsuit alleging Trump campaign conspired with Russia, WikiLeaks to influence elections

| April 20 2018, 9:30 AM

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) filed a lawsuit in the federal district court in Manhattan Friday against Russia, WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign alleging that the three entities conspired to disrupt the 2016 presidential campaign.

A new study says the San Andreas fault isn’t the most dangerous in CA

| April 20 2018, 9:15 AM

A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey shows that there’s a more dangerous, though lesser known, fault running through densely populated areas of the East Bay.

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Actors’ union calls for nixing auditions in private hotel rooms or residences

| April 20 2018, 9:28 AM

The union representing actors is calling for an end to a practice that over the years has been fairly common in Hollywood: holding auditions in private hotel rooms or residences.

FilmWeek: ‘I Feel Pretty,’ ‘Traffik,’ ‘Quai des Orfevres’ and more

| April 20 2018, 9:16 AM

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

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Guess who’s coming to dinner? 7 strangers and a conversation about race

Politics | | April 20 2018, 3:20 PM

The new approach to improving race relations in Los Angeles: gathering strangers around the dinner table to talk it out.

Could some sweet Steyer cash give Kevin de León a much-needed boost?

| April 20 2018, 12:03 PM

Steyer will have to break off a fat stack if de Leon hopes to compete with Sen. Dianne Feinstein's $10 million war chest.

Why 'jaw-dropping' campaign donations may become common in California elections

| April 20 2018, 11:54 AM

Are there limits to how much moola groups can throw at the race for governor?

The wild history of SoCal's Jungleland, home to the first female tiger trainer

| April 20 2018, 11:44 AM

Mabel Stark's 57-year career featured lions, tigers — and more than one mauling. Her life is chronicled in a new documentary.

Getty Villa reopens with shiny new galleries for its ancient art

Arts & Entertainment | | April 20 2018, 7:58 AM

Extra space means the museum could show off works that had been in storage for decades that no visitor had ever seen before.

An insider's sneak preview of the LA Times Festival of Books

| April 20 2018, 7:49 AM

Los Angeles Times Book Editor Carolyn Kellogg gives us her top picks, as well as tricks for how to navigate the sprawling book fest at USC.

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