Archive for May 21st, 2019

San Clemente Considers Designated Camping Area For Homeless

Local | | May 21 2019, 6:50 PM

San Clemente is considering revising its anti-camping regulations to designate an area where homeless people are officially allowed to camp.

Jury Clears LAPD In Death Of Man Who Choked On Heroin

Crime & Justice | | May 21 2019, 6:49 PM

A federal jury has decided that five LAPD officers are not liable for the death of a man who tried to swallow a large bindle of heroin during a strip search, rejecting his family's claim that the police used excessive force.

Cal State Wants 4 Years of High School Math for Admission

Education | | May 21 2019, 6:45 PM

Three years of high school math are required for entry now. A proposal would require a fourth year of either math or a class like economics or computer science.

LAUSD Superintendent Wants to Ease Burdens on Principals

Education | | May 21 2019, 6:45 PM

Austin Beutner says he'll pare down paperwork requirements and other administrative tasks to allow principals to spend more time with parents and colleagues.

U.S. Postal Service Is Testing Self-Driving Trucks | | May 21 2019, 6:00 PM

The two-week pilot program will put five autonomous semi-trucks on the road, making the journey between Phoenix and Dallas.

New York Assembly Passes Bill Closing 'Double Jeopardy' Loophole As Rebuke To Trump

Politics | | May 21 2019, 4:20 PM

Top Democrats in the state are framing the change as a way to stand up against President Trump and allow for state prosecutions of those he pardons for federal crimes.

Migrants released by feds at Southern California bus stations

Local | | May 21 2019, 2:29 PM

Border Patrol officials confirmed that they’ve recently dropped migrants off at bus stations in Southern California. The agency said large numbers in Border Patrol custody have "placed us at the breaking point.”

Tenn. Republican To Resign As House Speaker After Lewd And Sexist Texts

US & World | | May 21 2019, 1:00 PM

Tenn. Republican Glen Casada announced he will resign as house speaker after inappropriate and offensive texts leaked weeks ago. He has served in the legislature for nearly 20 years.

Dressbarn, Women's Clothing Chain, To Close All Stores | | May 21 2019, 1:00 PM

The company's CFO, Steven Taylor, called it a difficult decision but said the "chain has not been operating at an acceptable level of profitability in today's retail environment."

Accused Shooter In New Zealand Mosque Attacks Charged With Terrorism | | May 21 2019, 12:20 PM

New Zealand police charged Brenton Tarrant, an Australian citizen, under the Terrorism Suppression Act. He also faces charges of 51 counts of murder and 40 counts of attempted murder.

When LA's Air Got Better, Kids' Asthma Cases Dropped

Health | | May 21 2019, 10:40 AM

New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in Los Angeles communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control.

Teens Who Don't Buckle Up: Chevy Has A Surprise For You | | May 21 2019, 8:20 AM

A new feature in some 2020 models will kick in if "Teen Driver" mode is on. If a driver turns on the car without wearing a seat belt, the car will temporarily refuse to shift out of park .

Nepalese Sherpa Sets Mount Everest Record (Again), Climbing Mountain Twice In A Week | | May 21 2019, 7:40 AM

A Nepalese mountain climber has now climbed Mount Everest a record 24 times — and he's hoping to do it one more time before he retires.

Poll: Many Rural Americans Struggle With Financial Insecurity, Access To Health Care | | May 21 2019, 4:40 AM

A new poll from NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gives a glimpse into rural life in America today, finding that many people living in rural communities live on the edge financially.

For Porter Ranch Firefighters And Thousands Of Others, The Aliso Gas Leak Is Not Over | | May 21 2019, 7:56 AM

More than 48,000 plaintiffs have filed about 400 lawsuits against SoCal Gas seeking compensation for alleged physical and financial damage.

Episode 12: Salman | | May 21 2019, 6:54 AM

Salman Agah is a legendary skateboarder and owner of Pizzanista, a popular L.A. pizza joint. But back when he was a teen in San Jose, he had no reference for what his future might look like or where his ambitions were taking him.

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As Julio Urias Returns To The Dodgers, How Should Sports Teams Handle Allegations Of Domestic Violence Mid-Investigation?

| May 21 2019, 9:38 AM

The Dodgers’ young star pitcher is expected to be reinstated today, after a seven-day administrative leave following his arrest on suspicion of domestic battery.

The Most Surprising Niche Magazines You’ve Ever Seen

| May 21 2019, 9:33 AM

Are you a twin, factory crane professional or emu enthusiast? Because, if so, there’s a magazine for you.

Prop 64 Legalized Cannabis With The Caveat That Local Governments Would Have Ultimate Control. A New Bill Would Change That

| May 21 2019, 9:22 AM

One of the big concessions made in writing California’s Prop 64 was the guarantee of local control -- that even if cannabis was legalized statewide, cities and counties would have the jurisdiction to ban marijuana businesses.

Shut Up And Drive: Riders And Drivers React To New Uber Feature That Lets You Pay For A Silent Ride

| May 21 2019, 9:17 AM

Ride hailing company Uber has rolled out a suite of new features for its popular mobile app and among them is a new option that users have been requesting for some time: an option to ask that your driver not talk during the ride.

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