Archive for May 24th, 2019

San Francisco Police Chief Apologizes For Raid On Home Of Freelance Journalist

Crime & Justice | | May 24 2019, 10:40 PM

A raid on a journalist's home to determine the source of a police leak led to a firestorm over press freedoms and the First Amendment.

Judge Blocks Trump Use Of Emergency Power To Build Border Barrier With Military Funds

Crime & Justice | | May 24 2019, 9:20 PM

Judge Haywood Gilliam in Northern California granted a preliminary injunction against moving $1 billion in Defense Department funds intended for anti-drug activities.

Colorado Caps Insulin Co-Pays At $100 For Insured Residents

Health | | May 24 2019, 5:40 PM

A new law, signed by the governor earlier this week, is aimed at helping diabetics afford the lifesaving medication.

Organizers aim to put rent control on the ballot in Pasadena

Business & Economy | | May 24 2019, 5:26 PM

Efforts to collect enough signatures to place a city rent control measure on the ballot last year failed. Tenant organizers think things will be different in 2020.

Porter Ranch Gas Leak Continues On For Thousands Of Plaintiffs

Environment & Science | | May 24 2019, 5:08 PM

Attorneys for alleged victims of the nation’s largest-ever natural gas leak spoke to reporters today in Porter Ranch, near the site of the 2015 disaster at the Aliso Canyon gas storage field.

L.A. City Budget Is a Record $10.6 Billion

Politics | | May 24 2019, 4:50 PM

A booming economy is bringing in record revenue, but more people are living on the streets. The city has earmarked $458 million to fight homelessness.

CA On The Verge Of Toughening Standard For Police Shootings

Crime & Justice | | May 24 2019, 4:44 PM

State lawmakers are on the verge of passing a bill that would toughen the standard for when police can use deadly force.

Trail Angels Ease Epic Journeys Along The Pacific Crest Trail

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 24 2019, 4:42 PM

Some offer a cold soda, or a free ride between trailhead and town. But some Trail Angels actually offer long-distance hikers free lodging and other services at their own homes. One of the best-known outposts is Hiker Heaven in Agua Dulce.

More Than Just A Pile Of Rocks: A Closer Look At The Long Beach Breakwater

Environment & Science | | May 24 2019, 4:26 PM

For decades, a two-mile long breakwater has protected coastal areas of Long Beach from potentially destructive ocean waves.

Wisconsin Man Sentenced To 2 Life Terms For Kidnapping Teen, Murdering Her Parents

US & World | | May 24 2019, 4:20 PM

The case drew national attention as a search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs ended when she escaped captivity and led authorities to her kidnapper.

Trump Orders An Additional 1,500 Troops To The Middle East

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 24 2019, 3:20 PM

The Pentagon would not say where the troops would be sent, other than that they would not be heading to Iraq and Syria. Some of the forces have already arrived in the region.

How Disney Princesses Influence Girls Around The World

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 24 2019, 2:00 PM

A researcher wanted to see how girls of different nationalities perceived the idea of a princess.

Kenya's Judges Uphold Laws That Criminalize Gay Sex

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 24 2019, 2:00 PM

A three-judge panel made a unanimous ruling on Friday that outraged the LGBTQ community. People convicted of homosexual acts will continue to face the threat of up to 14 years in prison.

Chef Mario Batali Pleads Not Guilty In Boston Assault And Battery Case

Crime & Justice | | May 24 2019, 1:20 PM

Batali stepped away from his restaurants and TV appearances after accusations of sexual harassment. He's now facing a charge he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at one of his restaurants in 2017.

Optimism After Daylong Meeting On Efforts To Fix Boeing 737 Max

US & World | | May 24 2019, 12:20 PM

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration hinted it could recertify the plane to fly passengers again by as soon as late June, but he would not commit to a timetable.

$19.1 Billion Disaster Aid Bill Stalled After Republican Blocks House Vote

Politics | | May 24 2019, 12:20 PM

Rep. Chip Roy objected to a procedural vote on a bipartisan $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, forcing Congress to wait until June to finish work on the legislation.

Missouri Governor Signs Ban On Abortion After 8 Weeks Of Pregnancy

US & World | | May 24 2019, 11:40 AM

The bill makes no exception for cases of incest or rape and follows the approval of similar restrictions in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio.

Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Reverse Protections For Transgender Patients

Health | | May 24 2019, 10:40 AM

A federal agency issued a proposed rule Friday that rolls back Obama-era protections for transgender patients. Advocates for transgender people say the rule leaves them vulnerable to discrimination.

Harvey Weinstein 'Reaches $44 Million Deal' With Accusers

US & World | | May 24 2019, 9:00 AM

About $30 million would compensate women who have accused him of sexual misconduct as well as former employees of Weinstein Co. and studio creditors, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Biden, Sanders Highlight Familiar Split In Democratic Party

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 24 2019, 8:40 AM

The former vice president is calling for unity and compromise, a restoration, of sort, of what Democrats view as normalcy. For Bernie Sanders and his supporters, that's hardly enough.

In California, Agreement On New Rules For When Police Can Use Deadly Force

US & World | | May 24 2019, 7:00 AM

Under the agreement, officers will only be able to use lethal force when it is "necessary" and if there are no other options. That's widely viewed as higher than the existing legal standard.

OPINION: Why Ditching Processed Foods Won't Be Easy — The Barriers To Cooking From Scratch

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 24 2019, 6:20 AM

Though a new study shows that eating unprocessed food is healthier, home-cooked meals require resources that food experts take for granted, such as money and time, the authors of a new book argue.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May To Step Down June 7

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 24 2019, 4:40 AM

May had been under intense pressure from lawmakers to step down after her plans for Brexit were repeatedly rejected. Conservative lawmakers will now begin to consider her replacement.

Julián Castro Wants To Redefine Which Immigrants Have 'Merit'

Politics | | May 24 2019, 4:40 AM

The Democratic presidential candidate wants to decriminalize border crossing and argues that President Trump's proposed "merit-based" immigration system "says that only certain people have merit."

27 Fabulous Events Happening This Memorial Day Weekend In Southern California

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 24 2019, 6:42 AM

Several cities are holding Memorial Day events to honor those who died serving in the U.S. armed forces. There's also a Godzilla movie marathon, a Silk Road Dinner and Corgi races.

Episode 15: Emmen

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 24 2019, 6:38 AM

Emmen Ahmed is a freelance illustrator and student based in Detroit (shout out to her amazing artwork for this podcast). Her grandfather had a huge influence on her, and when he passed away a few years ago, she struggled to maneuver through life without him.

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The LA Gig That Launched Elton John’s Career

| May 24 2019, 9:49 AM

On August 25, 1970 musician, Elton John, took the stage at West Hollywood’s Troubadour.

What’s In The Police Use-Of-Force Bill That Is Expected To Pass In California

| May 24 2019, 9:44 AM

After several months of negotiations over a bill that aims to reduce police use-of-force in California, law enforcement have removed opposition and legislative leaders have announced support.

FilmWeek: ‘Aladdin,’ Booksmart,’ ‘The Tomorrow Man’ and more

| May 24 2019, 9:32 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Digging Into ‘Recomposition’ After Washington Becomes First State To Allow Composting of Human Remains

| May 24 2019, 9:22 AM

The term “recomposition” might bring to mind images of bony skeleton hands bursting up from gravesites and the undead being reanimated, but in reality it’s an alternative method to burying or cremating human remains.

Oscar Nominee John C Reilly Discusses His New Show At The Pasadena Playhouse

| May 24 2019, 9:21 AM

Oscar and Tony Award nominee John C. Reilly is starring in new production at the Pasadena Playhouse, “Gather: Surprising Stories & Other Mischief.”

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