Archive for April 26th, 2018

The VA wants to move a PTSD clinic. The vets are fighting back

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 26 2018, 6:35 PM

Veterans in West LA see their PTSD clinic as their home. So why does the VA want to move it?

In Orange County DA's race, candidates' debate is elusive

Politics | | April 26 2018, 6:17 PM

OCDA Tony Rackauckas was a no-show for what could have been the first, real candidates' debate in the hotly contested race. He said he was working on the Golden State killer case.

How genealogical websites helped ID suspected Golden State Killer

Crime & Justice | | April 26 2018, 3:55 PM

Investigators compared DNA collected from a crime scene to online genetic profiles and found a match: a relative of Joseph James DeAngelo.

This man spent years under suspicion after the Golden State Killer raped and murdered his wife

Crime & Justice | | April 26 2018, 3:34 PM

Investigators suspected David Witthuhn in the bludgeoning death of his wife, Manuela, in 1981. His second wife says the shadow of that destroyed him.

17 awesome things to do this weekend

Arts & Entertainment | | April 26 2018, 3:31 PM

Pozole, pancakes, bread, bungalows, a wildlife photo challenge and (count 'em) four free festivals. Go live your best Southern California weekend.

Mike Pompeo narrowly confirmed to be secretary of state

Politics | | April 26 2018, 12:20 PM

The outgoing CIA director secured support from 57 senators, with 42 voting no — one of the slimmest margins for the job in recent history.

Bill Cosby found guilty on three counts of sexual assault

Crime & Justice | | April 26 2018, 10:59 AM

A jury concluded he sexually violated Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He claimed the encounter was consensual.

Fact check: No, this California bill would not ban Bible sales

Politics | | April 26 2018, 10:36 AM

The issue emerged over a bill that seeks to classify selling or advertising gay conversion therapy as a fraudulent business practice in the state. Among those making the Bible ban claim is Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen, who is running for governor.

Truck crash on 210 Freeway blocks lanes, halts Gold Line service in Pasadena

Local | | April 26 2018, 8:45 AM

Metro suspended train service between its Memorial Park and Allen stations and has brought in buses to get passengers on their way.

LAPD arrests one of its own in workers' comp fraud case

Crime & Justice | | April 26 2018, 8:22 AM

Officer John Bailey, 43, is accused of knowingly committing workers' compensation fraud and receiving benefits under false pretenses.

EPA chief Scott Pruitt faces tough questions on Capitol Hill

Politics | | April 26 2018, 7:03 AM

Pruitt will be hoping to satisfy the many questions from lawmakers — but his main audience will be down the street, at the White House.

Study: Colleges that ditch the SAT and ACT can enhance diversity

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 26 2018, 5:33 AM

A new study confirms what some researchers have been saying for decades — standardized tests have little or no value in predicting students' success in college. So why do institutions use them?

Ronny Jackson withdraws as VA nominee amid allegations of improper behavior

US & World | | April 26 2018, 5:28 AM

Jackson decried "baseless and anonymous attacks on my character and integrity," following detailed accusations including improper prescribing of drugs and wrecking a government vehicle while drunk.

LA drops Arizona from its list of boycotted states

Business & Economy | | April 26 2018, 5:00 AM

Los Angeles may have ended its boycott against Arizona, but it continues to restrict business with North Carolina and Mississippi.

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Rachel Weisz is finding new roles for herself. First up, a lesbian. Next, a man

Arts & Entertainment | | April 26 2018, 4:38 PM

The actress is on the lookout for roles she hasn't played before. In her new film, "Disobedience," she has an affair with a childhood friend.

Byron Allen wants to build bridges between theaters and studios

Arts & Entertainment | | April 26 2018, 3:29 PM

The former comedian and TV show host is building up his Entertainment Studio Motion Pictures company, which has interests in both film and television.

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Bill Cosby convicted on 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault

| April 26 2018, 3:01 PM

Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

As Ronny Jackson withdraws from Veterans Affairs nomination, a look at the future of the government’s second largest department

| April 26 2018, 9:56 AM

President Trump’s White House physician, Adm. Ronny Jackson, withdrew his bid Thursday to become the secretary of Veterans Affairs amid allegations that cast doubt on his leadership abilities.

John Lasseter’s leave from Disney comes to a close – what’s next and what will it portend for #MeToo?

| April 26 2018, 9:53 AM

The half-year “sabbatical” of John Lasseter, the animator who steered Disney’s animation ventures to success, is now coming to a close – but can and should he return to Disney?

Facebook’s data scandal has Google flying under the radar, but for how long?

| April 26 2018, 9:51 AM

When news of the Cambridge Analytica data breach broke in late March, Mark Zuckerberg might as well have been the Big Bad Wolf of online privacy concerns, but one month after the fact and Google’s teeth have begun to appear just as sharp.

​As LA City Hall turns 90, we look back at its history

| April 26 2018, 9:39 AM

Whether you’ve gone to LA’s City Hall for a ceremony or to troubleshoot city tax issues or gathered at the lawn below for a speech or during the Women’s March, you’re undoubtedly familiar with this fixture of Los Angeles.

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'Caravan' of migrants from Central America prepares to enter the US

| April 26 2018, 3:48 PM

While not all of the migrants will try to enter the United States, one reporter says at least 200 plan to seek asylum Sunday. They face long odds.

CERT training prepares Long Beach for the big one

Local | | April 26 2018, 1:20 PM

Do you know what to do in a disaster? Long Beach CERT trains regular citizens to be first responders in an emergency.

After 2 long years, our reporter gets her Tesla Model 3

| April 26 2018, 12:38 PM

More than two years after placing a $1,000 deposit for the car, sight unseen in March 2016, motor critic Sue Carpenter gets her Tesla Model 3.

Could a gondola to Dodger Stadium solve traffic woes? That's LA mayor's pitch

Local | | April 26 2018, 9:32 AM

The company behind the proposal wants to create a zero-emission transit line up to Dodger Stadium. It's not the first time the idea has come up.

As LA's homeless crisis persists, should 'hostile urbanism' be reexamined?

| April 26 2018, 8:03 AM

Whether it's planters or spikes, designs of outdoor city space that are meant to deter vagrancy keep everyone away.

What will the LAFC do to the Figueroa Corridor?

| April 26 2018, 5:26 AM

Their shiny new stadium opens up in Exposition Park Sunday, within spitting distance of USC and the Coliseum, and a short drive from Staples Center.

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