Archive for June 11th, 2019

State Horse Racing Board Could Get More Power Under New Bill

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 11 2019, 7:16 PM

After two more horses died at Santa Anita Park over the weekend, state regulators wanted to suspend racing during an investigation, but the park declined. A proposed law could change that.

Horse Deaths At Santa Anita Aren't New, The Protests Are

Politics | | June 11 2019, 7:08 PM

Animal rights advocates want an eventual state ban on horse racing.

Residents React to Fontana Earthquake Swarm

Environment & Science | | June 11 2019, 7:07 PM

There have been hundreds of small earthquakes in the Fontana area since Memorial Day. Some residents are jittery, but others say they haven't even felt them.

International Protests Mount As Peru Moves Ahead With New Airport Near Machu Picchu

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 11 2019, 5:20 PM

The government is banking on more tourism after it replaces the outdated airport in Cusco with a gleaming new facility near the mouth of the Sacred Valley. And that's what conservationists fear.

'Patients Will Die': One County's Challenge To Trump's 'Conscience Rights' Rule

Health | | June 11 2019, 4:40 PM

California's Santa Clara County argues that if the rule goes into effect in July, the county will suffer irreparable harm in terms of patient care and staffing costs.

The Queen Honors Two Women Who Seek To End Female Genital Mutilation

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 11 2019, 4:00 PM

They're Leyla Hussein and Nimco Ali — both named Officers of the Order of the British Empire at Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Honours Ceremony.

CEOs Becoming More Active On Political Issues, Including Abortion

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 11 2019, 3:00 PM

Historically, CEOs spoke out on political issues relevant to their bottom lines, but as the fight over abortion escalates, some say their employees and customers expect them to take a stand.

News Publishers Say Tech Industry Poses 'Potentially Existential' Threat To Media

Politics | | June 11 2019, 3:00 PM

A House Judiciary subcommittee heard from publishers on Tuesday as it looks at ways to curb Big Tech's power.

Judge Temporarily Protects Abortion Access At Missouri Clinic

US & World | | June 11 2019, 2:40 PM

A state judge's ruling on Monday will allow Missouri's only clinic that performs abortions to remain open for at least 10 more days.

Uber CEO: Some Of The Increased Scrutiny On Tech Is Deserved

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 11 2019, 2:40 PM

The push to increase regulations on tech companies may be warranted, said Dara Khosrowshahi, chief of the ride-hailing service. His comments come as lawmakers and regulators focus on the industry.

Jon Stewart Blasts Lawmakers In Hearing For Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund

Politics | | June 11 2019, 1:40 PM

Stewart, a longtime advocate for victims and first responders of the 2001 attacks, said it was "shameful" more lawmakers didn't attend.

10 State Attorneys General Sue To Block T-Mobile, Sprint Merger

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 11 2019, 1:20 PM

"When it comes to corporate power, bigger isn't always better," New York Attorney General Letitia James said. The plaintiffs say the proposed merger would limit competition and lead to higher prices.

The Census Bureau Helped Make The Japanese American Internment Possible

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 11 2019, 11:57 AM

The bureau director was one of the biggest champions for the use of the 1940 data. Today, the laws prohibiting such use of the data are much stronger.

Expert Panel Recommends Wider Use Of Daily Pill To Prevent HIV Infections

Health | | June 11 2019, 11:40 AM

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says people at high risk of being infected with HIV should be offered a daily pill containing antiretroviral medications. The drug's cost remains a hurdle.

In 'The Enemy Of The People,' CNN Reporter Recounts His Time Covering President Trump

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 11 2019, 10:20 AM

Jim Acosta comes across less like a reporter than a rival in his book — giving his side of the history of his interactions with the president and the legal battle to regain access to the White House.

Trump Wants To Limit Aid For Low-Income Americans. A Look At His Proposals

US & World | | June 11 2019, 9:40 AM

Low-income Americans who take advantage of government safety net programs could be affected by a number of proposed rules and actions in areas such as housing, food aid, overtime and immigration.

Women's World Cup: U.S. Is 'Ready, Excited, Hungry' As It Takes On Thailand

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 11 2019, 9:00 AM

The U.S. enters its first game armed with enormous talent, deep experience and high expectations. The team is prepared for a long tournament run while staying focused on the opponent in front of them.

LAUSD's Plan To Avoid Financial Meltdown For The Next Three Years

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 11 2019, 7:09 AM

Even if the budget is balanced for now, officials warn that LAUSD's long-term financial health is becoming more precarious. This warning has become almost an annual routine in LAUSD, and in recent years, some skeptics have stopped taking them seriously.

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Fake News Is Seen As Bigger Problem Than Climate Change And Terrorism

| June 11 2019, 9:54 AM

Americans think fake news is a larger problem than climate change, racism and terrorism, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.

Twenty Candidates On The Big Stage: How The Democratic Presidential Debates Will Be Conducted

| June 11 2019, 9:42 AM

On Tuesday, NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo announced its picks for five Democrat debate moderators.

After The Passing Of Two Musso And Frank Greats, We Hear Your Stories Celebrating Local Longtime Workers In The Service Industry

| June 11 2019, 9:24 AM

Last week, Hollywood’s Musso & Frank’s lost two of its pillars: Sergio Gonzalez and Ruben Rueda.

The ‘Stop Violence In The Sex Trades Act’ Could Make New York The First State to Decriminalize Sex Work

| June 11 2019, 9:17 AM

New York state would legalize the buying and selling of sex under a proposal introduced in the state Legislature Monday that would lift criminal penalties for sex work.

It’s Too Darn Hot: LA’s Best Ice Cream Places

| June 11 2019, 9:08 AM

The heat is on in Los Angeles, as temperatures reached close to 100 degrees in some Southland cities.

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