Archive for April 25th, 2018

Former cop, Vietnam vet arrested as Golden State Killer

Crime & Justice | | April 25 2018, 6:31 PM

Officials arrested former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo, who they believe to be the notorious rapist and murderer. He has been charged with eight counts of murder

How LAUSD is pushing its students to English proficiency

Education | | April 25 2018, 5:53 PM

Students still learning English in the L.A. Unified School District are becoming proficient in their new language at record levels. Statewide, the numbers are also up.

LA Metro to weigh expansion of homeless efforts

Local | | April 25 2018, 5:42 PM

The county transit agency is considering further steps to address the growing presence of the homeless on its trains and at its stations.

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says he'll plead the Fifth in porn actress case

Politics | | April 25 2018, 4:25 PM

President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he will exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump.

Professor who called Barbara Bush 'an amazing racist' keeps Cal State job

Education | | April 25 2018, 4:14 PM

It came down to freedom of speech, according to Fresno State President Joseph Castro. He noted Randa Jarrar made the remarks in a "private capacity," even as he called her conduct an embarrassment.

New charges against VA nominee: 'Candyman' dispensed drugs freely, wrecked car

Politics | | April 25 2018, 3:07 PM

Detailed new allegations surfaced Wednesday against Dr. Ronny Jackson, President Trump's pick to lead the VA. The White House is defending Jackson, who wants a chance to clear his name.

Tiny lab-grown 'brains' raise big ethical questions

Health | | April 25 2018, 2:55 PM

Scientists are growing increasingly large and sophisticated clusters of human brain cells. Ethicists are now wondering what to do if these minibrains start thinking.

Sides agree to drop rape lawsuit against Russell Simmons

Crime & Justice | | April 25 2018, 2:26 PM

A federal court filing says both sides will bear their own attorneys' fees, but gives no other details on whether a settlement was reached.

2 years after end of Ebola crisis, survivors are suing to receive promised aid

US & World | | April 25 2018, 7:44 AM

In Sierra Leone, there are about 4,000 Ebola survivors. They still face physical and mental issues, but as Ebola has faded from the news, government support has dwindled.

Watchdog says billions in Afghanistan funding at risk of misuse

US & World | | April 25 2018, 7:16 AM

Funds in the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund are at risk because the World Bank is not adequately monitoring how they are used. The U.S. has contributed $3 billion to the fund.

Why you may pay more in your power bill for damage from utility-caused fires

Politics | | April 25 2018, 5:30 AM

A bill pending in the State senate would make it easier for utilities to pass on to ratepayers the costs of wildfires their equipment cause.

Federal judge upholds DACA, outlines conditions to process new applications

Politics | | April 25 2018, 5:28 AM

The U.S. District Court judge put his decision on hold for 90 days to give the Department of Homeland Security time to provide a better explanation as to why the program is unlawful.

What a change to rent control restrictions could mean for you

Local | | April 25 2018, 5:00 AM

LA's mayor is among those supporting an initiative to lift state limitations on rent control. Will it stem sky-high housing costs — or discourage future building?

Supreme Court to hear challenge to Trump travel ban

US & World | | April 25 2018, 5:00 AM

The court will consider Hawaii's challenge to the revised travel ban. At issue: whether officials can block entry of those from certain Muslim-majority countries.

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Toronto van driver cited ‘incel rebellion’ – here’s the 101 on this misogynist online community

| April 25 2018, 9:55 AM

According to reports, just a few minutes before driving his van into a Toronto sidewalk, Alex Minassian wrote a Facebook post praising the Isla Vista mass shooter and paying tribute to the “Incel Rebellion.”

Why research suggests bosses who make jokes in the workplace could be encouraging subordinates to break the rules

| April 25 2018, 9:55 AM

Most would probably agree that working for a boss who has a sense of humor is preferable to working for one who doesn't.

Conservative justices lean toward upholding President Trump’s travel ban

| April 25 2018, 9:50 AM

President Donald Trump appears likely to win his travel ban case at the Supreme Court.

Latino immigrant activist group pushes new strategy in California: ‘non-cooperation’ with police

| April 25 2018, 9:48 AM

An activist group announced the launch of a statewide campaign Tuesday asking Latinos not to collaborate with local law enforcement.

Tracking your facial expressions, reading between the lines: AI in the workplace

| April 25 2018, 9:43 AM

Artificial intelligence is already being used in courtrooms, children’s toys and, of course, labs… but it turns out it may be used in your workplace it, too.

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注意!新电话骗局利用中国大使馆窃取个人信息

Crime & Justice | | April 25 2018, 6:00 PM

“不要回应这些诈骗,如果接到,请挂断电话。”

Improv, drugs and a gopher: The making of 'Caddyshack'

Arts & Entertainment | | April 25 2018, 12:30 PM

"It's amazing when you think about it that they managed to make a movie at all."

What DACA decision means for students today and Democrats tomorrow

| April 25 2018, 12:22 PM

Final word on DACA will determine for many local students if they can attend school in the fall. It may also influence how Democrats do in the next election.

How SoCal's bright colors made KPCC listener Ranjana feel at home

Local | | April 25 2018, 9:55 AM

Ranjana Kishore comes from a part of southern India that's vibrant with colors. When she visited Pasadena for the first time, she was taken aback by how stunning it could be, too.

Watch out, Chinese speakers, you're the target of a new phone scam

Crime & Justice | | April 25 2018, 9:18 AM

Even people who don't speak Cantonese or Mandarin are getting these calls, which claim to come from the Chinese Consulate.

KCET and PBS SoCal are merging. Here's what that means for viewers

Arts & Entertainment | | April 25 2018, 8:47 AM

Never fear, your favorite shows aren't going away, but big changes could be in store for local public television.

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‘Double Vision’: Photographer George Rodriguez's contrasting images of L.A.

Arts & Entertainment | | April 25 2018, 4:59 PM

His new book spans over half a century of images capturing two very different visions of Los Angeles, from pop culture icons to social activists.

In the CalArts world of music, salsa is a popular draw for students

Arts & Entertainment | | April 25 2018, 3:32 PM

The school's expansive music program has a salsa band that reflects the institute's growing Latino student population.

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