Archive for June 22nd, 2018

Q&A with Mayor Garcetti on immigrant children separated from their families | | June 22 2018, 10:15 PM

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke to KPCC on Friday about his concerns regarding the fate of children separated from their families at the U.S. Mexico border.

Officials Say Illegal Pesticide Caused Deaths Of 13 Bald Eagles In Maryland

Environment & Science | | June 22 2018, 10:00 PM

Authorities said there is an "epidemic on the Eastern Shore" of wildlife-poisoning crimes because it's "cheaper and easier" than trapping a nuisance animals or building a fence.

Torrance Refinery fined $150,000 for storing oily sludge | | June 22 2018, 9:35 PM

The owner of the Torrance Refinery was fined $150,000 this week for storing hazardous waste without permits.

How unusual was the high number of votes in the Koreatown Neighborhood Council election? | | June 22 2018, 7:15 PM

The number of votes cast, some 19,000 with more still to be counted, took the city clerk's office by surprise.

Scabies has shown up at Victorville immigrant detention center

Crime & Justice | | June 22 2018, 7:14 PM

First chickenpox, now scabies at Victorville's federal prison, where thousands of immigrant detainees are being held.

LA civil rights icon John Mack dies

Crime & Justice | | June 22 2018, 7:13 PM

Mack passed away at the age of 81 after a long battle with cancer. He was president of the L.A. chapter of the Urban League for more than 30 years, and served as president of the L.

3 Charts That Show What's Actually Happening Along The Southern Border

US & World | | June 22 2018, 4:20 PM

The number of people taken into custody at the southern U.S. border with Mexico has been decreasing since 2000. Economists say the reasons people choose to cross the border illegally are changing.

More Oil From OPEC May Not Mean Relief At The Gas Pumps Anytime Soon | | June 22 2018, 3:20 PM

Drivers might be cheering OPEC's decision to increase oil production, but analysts say the extra supply isn't expected to drive gasoline prices down in time for summer vacation season.

D.C. Sniper Lee Malvo To Get New Sentencing Hearings

Crime & Justice | | June 22 2018, 1:00 PM

Tried as a juvenile in the 2002 slayings of 10 people, Lee Boyd Malvo got multiple life sentences without parole. Now, an appeals court has affirmed that several of the sentences must be tossed.

In Major Privacy Win, Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant To Track Your Cellphone

Crime & Justice | | June 22 2018, 10:00 AM

The Supreme Court ruled police do need a search warrant to obtain cellphone location information routinely collected by wireless providers.

Emails Raise Questions About Interior Secretary Zinke's Link With Oil Executive

US & World | | June 22 2018, 9:20 AM

Congressional Democrats and a public watchdog group are calling for an ethics investigation into the secretary over a land deal between the Zinke family and oil and gas company Halliburton.

'Roseanne' Minus Roseanne: ABC Picks Up 'The Conners' | | June 22 2018, 9:20 AM

ABC was widely praised for giving up a highly rated show on principle when it canceled its Roseanne reboot. It turns out it wasn't quite that simple.

Laws That Criminalize Spread Of Infectious Diseases Can Increase Their Stigma

Health | | June 22 2018, 9:00 AM

About a dozen states have added hepatitis C to the list of medical conditions for which people can face criminal prosecution if they knowingly engage in activities that could spread the disease.

After losing her son, this LA mom's mission is saving black babies | | June 22 2018, 8:58 AM

After Raena Granberry lost her first baby, she turned her grief and anger into action. Now she does community outreach for a group that's working to close the gap.

One migrant mother describes separation, reunion and trauma

Local | | June 22 2018, 8:37 AM

Before the Trump administration reversed its policy of separating families caught crossing the southern border, thousands of parents and kids were divided.

In SoCal House races, primary vote brings good news for Dems

Local | | June 22 2018, 8:08 AM

California officials are still finishing up the ballot count for the June 5 primary. But early clues signal that key congressional seats could turn from red to blue.

EU Tariffs Take Effect, Retaliating For Trump's Taxes On Imported Steel And Aluminum | | June 22 2018, 7:40 AM

More than $3 billion worth of U.S. goods — from bourbon and peanut butter to Harley-Davidson motorcycles — are now under a 25 percent tariff in Europe.

Making Schools Safer: Harsh Consequences, Or Second Chances?

Education | | June 22 2018, 5:20 AM

The tragedy in Parkland, Fla., this year kicked off a national debate over how to reduce school violence: through tighter security and tougher discipline ... or more help for troubled students?

A Dimming Dream of Retirement in California | | June 22 2018, 5:00 AM

Escalating rent and healthcare costs are forcing many of California’s elderly, especially women, onto a path of downward mobility.

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The ‘Incredibles’ are back to save the world: filmmaker Brad Bird on his return to the superhero world

| June 22 2018, 9:55 AM

After fourteen years of waiting, the “Incredibles” have returned with a sequel.

FilmWeek: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,’ ‘Damsel,’ ‘Boundaries’ and more

| June 22 2018, 9:46 AM

Guest host John Horn and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Lael Lowenstein review this weekend’s new movie releases. 

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CA joins other states to sue Trump over family separations and a check-in from the border

| June 22 2018, 9:30 AM

California and at least nine other states are planning to sue the Trump administration over its separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the president's executive order halting the practice is riddled with caveats and fails to reunite parents and children who have already been torn apart.

Misrepresentation or powerful symbol? The media ethics behind Time’s new cover

| June 22 2018, 9:14 AM

The new cover of Time Magazine, which shows Trump looking down on a crying toddler with the words “Welcome to America” emblazoned against a red backdrop, has elicited both praise and backlash from readers and media watchers.

Ahead of Mexico-South Korea game, we hear your most interesting World Cup traditions

| June 22 2018, 9:12 AM

The World Cup saga continues with the much-anticipated game of Mexico v. South Korea this Saturday.

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