Archive for August 21st, 2017

Top editors abruptly ousted at Los Angeles Times

Business & Economy | | August 21 2017, 5:42 PM

Executive Editor and Publisher Davan Maharaj and his second-in-command Marc Duvoisin were abruptly fired Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Will transparency in drug pricing force down costs?

Health | | August 21 2017, 5:41 PM

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would force greater transparency in drug pricing. The drug industry says the measure wouldn't help consumers.

Photos of the moon’s shining moment in SoCal

Local | | August 21 2017, 4:15 PM

These snapshots left us starry-eyed.

Trump says US can't afford quick Afghanistan withdrawal

US & World | | August 21 2017, 3:34 PM

Though his speech was billed as an announcement of his updated Afghanistan policy, Trump offered few specifics about what it would entail.

​Jury awards $417M in lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer

Health | | August 21 2017, 12:53 PM

The lawsuit was brought by Eva Echeverria, who alleged Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers about the potential cancer risks of talcum powder.

Suspected driver in Barcelona attack 'shot down' by police

US & World | | August 21 2017, 9:57 AM

Catalan police confirmed that the man they shot in the town of Subirats was Younes Abouyaaqoub, the alleged driver of a van that rammed people in Barcelona.

Here are the best eclipse moments across Southern California

Environment & Science | | August 21 2017, 7:07 AM

Well, eclipse day came and went. Some folks flocked to places like the Griffith Observatory, while others caught a glimpse during their normal routine.

LA gears up to help homeless people pay rent

Business & Economy | | August 21 2017, 5:00 AM

The push is on in L.A. to find help with rent for tens of thousands of homeless people the county has pledged to house over the next few years.

Applications for CA immigrant driver's licenses declining

Local | | August 21 2017, 5:00 AM

As of this July, about 915,000 unauthorized immigrants had obtained California driver's licenses after they became available to them in January 2015. Application numbers have gradually been dropping off.

LA schools watched the eclipse — both indoors and outdoors

Education | | August 21 2017, 5:00 AM

"We're not going to take a risk," one Los Angeles school's principal said — of a child wearing faulty glasses, or of a child refusing to wear them.

#SoCalSoCurious: Is a nanny better than day care? | | August 21 2017, 5:00 AM

A listener asked us if adult interaction is better for toddlers than peer interaction. The answer is complex. We got five child development specialists to weigh in.

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'The Man Behind the Clown' shows Jerry Lewis as more than a comic

Arts & Entertainment | | August 21 2017, 4:55 PM

French filmmaker, Gregory Monro, examined the comedian's career as a director, which Lewis believed he never received proper credit for.

Carlos Almaraz's art was steeped in the dualities of sexual and ethnic identity

Arts & Entertainment | | August 21 2017, 3:48 PM

A new exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art traces the painter's work from his civil rights activist days to a style that was deeply personal.


Week in politics: What Bannon’s departure means for White House policy and Breitbart

| August 21 2017, 10:46 AM

As the Trump administration begins its first week without its chief strategist Steve Bannon, we ask what effect his removal has on White House policy and Breitbart News.

RIP Jerry Lewis: What made the comedy legend so polarizing?

| August 21 2017, 9:57 AM

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis, 91, died in his Las Vegas home on Sunday from natural causes, according to his publicist.

AirTalk’s live coverage of the Great North American Eclipse

| August 21 2017, 9:49 AM

Nearly a century has passed since North America witnessed a total solar eclipse.

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California Canon: 'Additional Dialogue, Letters of Dalton Trumbo'

| August 21 2017, 11:31 AM

In this latest installment, Take Two contributor David Kipen looks at the book, "Additional Dialogue, Letters of Dalton Trumbo," featuring letters from the blacklisted Oscar-winning screenwriter.

What scientists are watching for during the eclipse

| August 21 2017, 11:24 AM

We spoke with two scientists about why the eclipse is such a big deal, and what they're looking for during the event.

Americans have always been awed by eclipses

| August 21 2017, 11:09 AM

They've always invoked an array of we took a look back on the history of solar eclipses and how the public has received them in the past.

CA State Auditor investigates spike in suicides for female inmates

| August 21 2017, 11:03 AM

Women make up just 4 percent of CA's prison population - but account for 11 percent of inmate suicides.

How police prepared for Sunday's "America First" protests

| August 21 2017, 10:57 AM

On Sunday, Laguna Beach had protesters on both sides of the political spectrum, a police presence... and no violence.

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