Archive for December 10th, 2018

Expect delays during Kaiser's 5-day strike

Local | | December 10 2018, 6:30 PM

It’ll be harder to get an appointment with a therapist or social worker at Kaiser Permanente next week. Four thousand Kaiser mental health clinicians start a five-day strike on Monday. 

The rain is gone, but Malibu's not out of the woods yet

Local | | December 10 2018, 6:29 PM

Miles of Malibu roads and hiking trails are still closed. Even though the skies are blue now, there's still rocks and dirt coming loose and spilling into paths.

Maria Butina, Accused Of Being Russian Agent, Reaches Plea Deal With Feds | | December 10 2018, 6:00 PM

The Russian woman apparently was part of an effort to build clandestine ties between Moscow and important parts of the conservative establishment.

Lawsuits Say Australia Subjects Asylum Seekers To Torture And Crimes Against Humanity

US & World | | December 10 2018, 5:40 PM

The class actions represent more than 1,000 migrants detained by the government on islands belonging to other countries, under contract with Australia.

Roger The Buff Kangaroo, Beloved Online, Dies At Age 12 | | December 10 2018, 1:00 PM

Roger, who lived at The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Australia, was an orphan who grew up to be an impressively ripped alpha male. Photos of his physique were popular online.

Dueling U.S. Agendas As U.N. Climate Change Summit Enters Crucial Final Week | | December 10 2018, 12:40 PM

The U.S. hosted an event on coal and refused to endorse the findings of a dire climate science report. And yet, in official negotiations, the U.S. is working out how to implement the Paris agreement.

Break Rules, Clean Up Gutters: The To-Do List Of A Rookie Mayor In Sierra Leone | | December 10 2018, 12:40 PM

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the first female mayor in Freetown in years, is trying to clean up the perpetual mess caused by rain and garbage — a first step in her plan to revive the beleaguered city.

Bill would waive second year of community college tuition in CA

Education | | December 10 2018, 12:10 PM

Housing costs and trouble enrolling in classes force some community college students to take a lot longer to finish their studies. A new bill seeks to help.

Democrats won big in Orange County this year. Here's how.

Politics | | December 10 2018, 11:51 AM

An "army" of enthusiastic campaigners, willing and wealthy donors, a slow tide of demographic transformation and a loathing for President Trump. All were factors.

Moving from talk to action on black infant mortality plan

Health | | December 10 2018, 11:24 AM

County leaders met with stakeholders to discuss specific steps to reduce the county's high black infant mortality rates, with an emphasis on racial discrimination.

As Climate Changes, Is Eating Raw Oysters Getting Riskier? | | December 10 2018, 11:00 AM

Tighter regulations on oyster harvesting have helped reduce the number of people affected by the deadly bacteria Vibrio vulnificus, but warming waters have allowed the bacteria to expand and thrive.

Sgt. Killed By Friendly Fire At Borderline Shooting

Crime & Justice | | December 10 2018, 10:55 AM

The bullet that killed Ventura County sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus was fired by a California Highway Patrol officer who responded with him.

L.A. Councilman proposes vegan food requirement

Local | | December 10 2018, 10:35 AM

L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz wants to require entertainment venues and LAX airport to serve at least one vegan food option at restaurants and concessions.

Supreme Court Declines Key Planned Parenthood Case

Crime & Justice | | December 10 2018, 10:20 AM

The case means women can continue to use Medicaid money to pay for non-abortion, pregnancy-related health care services at Planned Parenthood. Two states tried to block that.

Ex-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn Indicted On Charges Of Underreporting Income | | December 10 2018, 10:00 AM

Ghosn was arrested last month — and ousted as chairman of Nissan — after he was accused of concealing income from the Japanese government.

A U.N. Migration Pact Is Dividing Europe — And Has Become Fodder For Nationalists

US & World | | December 10 2018, 6:40 AM

The pact, set to be approved this week, is meant to help the European Union navigate its most politically sensitive issue. The pact is non-binding, but several countries have pulled support.

Exercise Wins: Fit Seniors Can Have Hearts That Look 30 Years Younger

Health | | December 10 2018, 4:20 AM

Why develop an exercise habit now? Because 75-year-olds who've been doing it for decades may have the cardiovascular systems of people in their 40s and the muscles of 20-somethings, researchers found.

NPR's Favorite Movies Of 2018 | | December 10 2018, 4:00 AM

From the record-breaking hit Black Panther to the melodrama A Star Is Born, our film critics pick their 15 favorite movies of the year.

'You should be ashamed of yourself': Mayor Garcetti forced to stop speech after protesters shout him down | | December 10 2018, 6:15 PM

The protesters sang songs and stood up to speak about issues ranging from gentrification to the Skid Row neighborhood council.

Metro is killing color names on LA's buses and trains | | December 10 2018, 2:35 PM

Monikers like the "Blue Line" or the "Red Line" will be replaced with letters instead.

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Should LA limit Airbnb rentals to ‘primary’ residences only?

| December 10 2018, 9:44 AM

The City of Los Angeles has been trying to enact rules to regulate the home vacation rental market for many years.

What lies ahead after British PM Theresa May announces ‘Brexit’ deal will be held up

| December 10 2018, 9:38 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed Parliament's vote on her Brexit divorce deal with the European Union, acknowledging that lawmakers would have rejected it by a "significant margin."

After 911 call to save Christmas decoration dummy, we take your good-samaritan-gone-wrong stories

| December 10 2018, 9:36 AM

A retired vet in Austin, TX is walking by a house, sees what he believes to be a guy dangling from the roof, tries to go over and help.

Week in politics: New Mueller probe info continues to trickle out, what John Kelly’s departure means for the West Wing and more

| December 10 2018, 9:32 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable looks at the headlines you might have missed this weekend, plus the stories to keep an eye on in the week to come.

AirTalk asks: What are your most memorable, mesmerizing houses of worship?

| December 10 2018, 9:14 AM

Finding time for spiritual solace or faithful communion often requires a type of physical refuge, and architecture can be the key to transporting us to an other-worldly place.