Archive for April 24th, 2018

Pruitt proposes new rule defining what science can be used by EPA

Environment & Science | | April 24 2018, 6:08 PM

The EPA administrator wants to restrict the science used by the agency in its decision-making. Scientists are concerned it eliminates all good science in the process.

LAPD takes some credit for easing immigrants' fears of reporting crimes

Crime & Justice | | April 24 2018, 4:44 PM

Reports of sexual assault plummeted among Latinos in Trump's first months of office amid heightened rhetoric about mass deportations. The numbers are improving, the LAPD says, pointing to aggressive outreach.

Online post suggests Toronto rampage suspect may have resented women

Crime & Justice | | April 24 2018, 3:16 PM

The suspect posted a chilling Facebook message saluting UC Santa Barbara killer Elliot Rodger just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk.

California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015, study says

Crime & Justice | | April 24 2018, 3:01 PM

The drop has been driven largely by a decline in gang violence and black homicides, according to a recent rare scientific study of firearm violence.

President Trump opens door for VA nominee to drop out, says it's 'his decision'

Politics | | April 24 2018, 2:17 PM

Leaders of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee have asked the White House for additional documents related to Ronny Jackson's time as White House physician.

Thousands march in LA for Armenian genocide recognition

Politics | | April 24 2018, 1:42 PM

Thousands of Armenian-Americans took to the streets of Los Angeles on Tuesday to commemorate the deaths of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire a century ago.

Snapshot: What LA city workers say about sexual harassment in the workplace

Local | | April 24 2018, 11:40 AM

A new survey of Los Angeles city workers found that nearly 18% answered "yes" to the question: I have been sexually harassed in the workplace.

West Los Angeles VA opens parking spots for homeless veterans sleeping in cars

Local | | April 24 2018, 11:15 AM

Veterans have access to 10 parking spaces, but the Greater Los Angeles VA says the program could expand if there's enough demand.

Armenia's prime minister has resigned, leaving the nation's political transition unclear

US & World | | April 24 2018, 10:44 AM

For two weeks, protesters have focused on driving out what they consider a corrupt elite, but seem to lack the structure or the political platform to replace it.

Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints

Business & Economy | | April 24 2018, 9:32 AM

Southwest's CEO could face questions about whether the company's low-cost business model — which puts its planes through frequent takeoffs and landings — is putting passengers at risk.

Newsroom to Chicago Tribune: With 85 percent backing, we have votes for union

Business & Economy | | April 24 2018, 9:21 AM

Tribune journalists give corporate owner Tronc (former parent company of the L.A. Times) a day to recognize the union voluntarily. Otherwise, they say they will force a federal vote that "will result overwhelmingly in our favor."

This LA musician just won NPR’s 2018 Tiny Desk Contest

Arts & Entertainment | | April 24 2018, 7:13 AM

After receiving nearly 5,000 entries this year, we have a winner! Meet the virtuosic talent who won over this year's panel of judges.

Man kills mother, then shoots himself after fire at Gardena home, police say

Crime & Justice | | April 24 2018, 6:28 AM

The 25-year-old man, whose name wasn't immediately released, surrendered to police about 7 a.m.

Prince's family files wrongful death suit against hospital, pharmacy chain

Arts & Entertainment | | April 24 2018, 5:29 AM

The pop superstar was treated for an overdose a week before his death, but the suit contends that the hospital failed to realize the drug he was taking was a deadly counterfeit.

Gay K-pop singer from OC pushes envelope in South Korea

Local | | April 24 2018, 5:00 AM

An Orange County Korean-American raised as a Christian seeks music stardom in a country where conservative mores rule society.

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Meet the couple behind Netflix's 'The Honeymoon Standup Special'

Arts & Entertainment | | April 24 2018, 4:37 PM

Comedians Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero discuss religion and parenthood, and offer relationship advice to audience members in their three-part show.

Jamila Woods uses poetry and song to reflect on her native Chicago

Arts & Entertainment | | April 24 2018, 3:51 PM

Woods hails from the south side of Chicago where she discovered her love of poetry. Her music fuses spoken word and R&B with messages of social justice.

'Dear Franklin Jones' is an audio memoir about growing up inside a cult

Arts & Entertainment | | April 24 2018, 3:42 PM

Radio producer Jonathan Hirsch has made a compelling podcast about his childhood that was defined by the teechings of his parents' guru.

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The #MeToo effect: New CA bill wants to ban mandatory arbitration and non-disclosure agreements in the workplace

| April 24 2018, 9:52 AM

California Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) proposed a bill that would ban employers from requiring employees to sign mandatory arbitration contracts.

Weighing the pros and cons of a bill that would require CA doctors to disclose probation status

| April 24 2018, 9:51 AM

If your doctor was on probation for an incident, say, involving medical malpractice, you’d probably want to know about it and maybe even want to change doctors, right?

In light of the Ventura stabbing, a look at law enforcement’s approach towards the mentally ill

| April 24 2018, 9:49 AM

Ventura’s been rocked by the deadly stabbing of a man having dinner with his family at a local restaurant last Wednesday night.

What to watch for when the Supreme Court hears arguments on the president’s travel ban

| April 24 2018, 8:52 AM

Over a year after Trump limited travel from eight mostly predominantly Muslim countries in a third iteration of the “travel ban,” the Supreme Court is taking up the issue in Trump v. Hawaii.

A tribute to Art Bell, and ‘Coast to Coast AM’

| April 24 2018, 8:44 AM

Art Bell, the founding host of “Coast to Coast AM”, the early-morning radio show dedicated to all things paranormal, has died at the age of 72.

How greater scrutiny of Chinese investments in the US is impacting a terminal acquisition at the Ports of Long Beach

| April 24 2018, 8:42 AM

A US national-security review has raised concerns over Chinese state-run shipping giant COSCO taking control of a large container terminal at the Port of Long Beach in California, one of the biggest gateways for imports into the US.

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Latin music's leading ladies are burning up the charts

| April 24 2018, 10:59 AM

The list includes one artist with roots in Inglewood.

Getty to Cleopatra in new exhibit: 'It's not all about you'

Arts & Entertainment | | April 24 2018, 10:55 AM

Cleopatra would not have liked "Beyond the Nile," the Getty's new exhibit of 2,300 years of Egyptian history. After all, it's not all about her.

3 obstacles to helping Ventura’s homeless with mental illness

| April 24 2018, 10:48 AM

After the fatal stabbing of Anthony Mele, can Ventura keep streets safe without criminalizing homelessness?

LA's African American Firefighter Museum tracks the battle against firefighting segregation

| April 24 2018, 9:50 AM

The African American Firefighter Museum tells the story of segregation and integration in the L.A. Fire Department, and celebrates past and present black leaders of fire departments across the country.

Hear in SoCal: The horns of Glendale

| April 24 2018, 9:45 AM

What are you hearing in SoCal? Our new series explores all of the unique and occasionally annoying sounds that help define where we live.

SoCal housing prices reach all time high

| April 24 2018, 9:41 AM

The median price of a single-family home in Southern California hit an all-time high in March. It is now $519,000, according to the real estate data firm CoreLogic.

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