Archive for August 11th, 2017

What do we know about North Korea's nuclear arsenal?

Politics | | August 11 2017, 4:01 PM

There's a great deal of uncertainty around North Korea's capabilities, but here are the facts.

Billionaire forced to reopen Bay Area beach

Environment & Science | | August 11 2017, 3:56 PM

"This is not simply a win for surfers in San Mateo County," said Surfrider Legal Director Angela Howe. "This is a win for all of the beachgoing public."

​Los Angeles approves plan to host the 2028 Games

Local | | August 11 2017, 3:29 PM

The City Council on Friday endorsed documents at the heart of its plan to stage the Summer Olympics for the third time since 1932.

​California AG sues EPA for not providing Pruitt's records

Politics | | August 11 2017, 1:56 PM

Xavier Becerra is trying to force the agency to release documents he contends could show conflicts of interest by Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Housing for homeless could be in your backyard. Literally

Business & Economy | | August 11 2017, 11:29 AM

L.A. County, looking for ways to develop housing for homeless, is turning to "granny flats" as a potential strategy for beefing up the rental stock.

Want 'Hamilton' tickets for $10? Here's how to get them

Arts & Entertainment | | August 11 2017, 6:56 AM

Through a digital lottery, 40 tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each, and seat locations vary per performance – though some of those seats could be in the front row.

​Trump warns North Korea that US is 'locked and loaded'

US & World | | August 11 2017, 6:31 AM

Trump tweeted Friday: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!"

Appeals panel vacates deportation order against immigrant dad

Crime & Justice | | August 11 2017, 6:03 AM

Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez has been held at Adelanto detention facility in San Bernardino since he was arrested in February while dropping off his daughters at school.

Long Beach mayor out to raise Blue Line's ridership

Local | | August 11 2017, 5:00 AM

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia wants improvements to Blue Line, which has been losing ridership amid concerns about safety and delays.

Is your doctor drug tested? That depends on where he works

Health | | August 10 2017, 7:05 PM

What are hospitals' drug policies for the doctors who work on their campuses? Some conduct drug tests, some don't. It can get complicated.

Should jury weigh death penalty for Seal Beach shooter?

Crime & Justice | | August 10 2017, 6:19 PM

An Orange County judge will rule whether a jury should be allowed to consider the death penalty for the man who confessed to the Seal Beach beauty salon massacre.

On Guam, the mood is calm despite being in North Korea's crosshairs

Politics | | August 10 2017, 5:57 PM

Despite North Korea's recent threats to create an "enveloping fire," hotels and beaches are full in the tiny U.S. Pacific territory. "If it's gonna happen, it's gonna happen," says one resident.

Trump thanks Putin for expelling US diplomats from Russia

Politics | | August 10 2017, 5:55 PM

After the Russian president moved to expel 755 staffers from U.S. embassies and consulates in response to sanctions, Trump said his administration needs to cut the State Department payroll anyway.

As eclipse madness sweeps US, a Stonehenge made of cars prepares

Environment & Science | | August 10 2017, 5:51 PM

Carhenge in Alliance, Neb., will be prime viewing for this month's total solar eclipse. The town is preparing for thousands of visitors.

Studying lizards? Be sure to wear the right color shirt

Environment & Science | | August 10 2017, 5:09 PM

A study from UCLA and the Natural History Museum finds that the color of a human's shirt can make a lizard more or less likely to run away.

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'Descendants' director's dream gig: A teen coming-out story

Arts & Entertainment | | August 11 2017, 11:02 PM

Kenny Ortega choreographed and directed the Disney Channel's "High School Musical" and "Descendants" films. He says he'd love to someday make a coming-out story for young people.

Revisit the NBA dreams of LA teens with 'Morningside 5'

Arts & Entertainment | | August 11 2017, 9:01 PM

This new ESPN film follows the stars of the 1992 Morningside High School basketball team a quarter-century after their state championships.


What 70s B-movies teach us about the cynicism of the decade

| August 11 2017, 5:00 PM

The term 70s cinema implies true film classics like The Godfather or Taxi Driver. But film critic Charles Taylor believes there’s more to be learned about the decade through its B-movies.

FilmWeek: ‘Annabelle: Creation,’ ‘The Glass Castle’ and more

| August 11 2017, 4:58 PM

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


Affordability or altruism? Looking at the endgame of Senate affordable housing bill package

| August 11 2017, 5:01 PM

The lack of affordable housing in is maybe one of the biggest crises facing the state of California.

US and North Korea in secret talks, and how South Korea is viewing the escalating crisis

| August 11 2017, 4:53 PM

On Friday, Trump directed a new threat to Kim Jong Un on Twitter, saying the U.S. military solutions are “locked and loaded.”

Snapchat woes: What’s behind the once promising tech company’s user losses?

| August 11 2017, 4:51 PM

Snapchat’s latest earnings report doesn’t look good.

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California looks to Kentucky for bail reform

| August 11 2017, 8:33 PM

A growing number of advocates and policy experts of all political stripes have been calling for reform of the current bail system. 

LA's city attorney considers options to protect funds from feds

| August 11 2017, 6:58 PM

City Attorney Mike Feuer gave the Department of Justice until Friday to clarify new rules regarding certain undocumented inmates. They haven't. Now what?

State of Affairs: California's blue brings in the green, but a Dem dispute looms

| August 11 2017, 5:58 PM

Political news from the Golden State.

New law would stop tickets for entering crosswalk after countdown begins

| August 11 2017, 5:51 PM

If you've ever entered a crosswalk after the flashing numerical countdown begins, you've broken the law.

Cats have left their mark all over Los Angeles history

| August 11 2017, 5:23 PM

From showbiz cats to beloved school cats, L.A. has been home to many important felines, which makes it the quintessential cat town.

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