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LA & California lawmakers struggle to address hit-and-run ‘epidemic’

LA & California lawmakers struggle to address hit-and-run ‘epidemic’
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An ‘Amber Alert’ sign over I-85 North in metro-Atlanta alerts the public to keep an eye out for a 1994 blue Chevy pickup truck thought to have been stolen by murder suspect Brian Nichols. March 12, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia.; Credit: Davis Turner/Getty Images Tomorrow, L.A. City Councillors will vote on expanding alerts for severe […]

Cyber security expert: Even encryption no cure-all for Anthem hack

Cyber security expert: Even encryption no cure-all for Anthem hack

An exterior view of the Anthem Health Insurance headquarters on February 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. About 80 million company records were accessed in what may be among the largest healthcare data breaches to date.; Credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images CA’s largest for-profit health insurer suffered a massive hack announced yesterday.  Today the questions are […]

Assessing political fallout from the FCC’s net neutrality proposal

Assessing political fallout from the FCC’s net neutrality proposal

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler listens during an open meeting to receive public comment on proposed open Internet notice of proposed rulemaking and spectrum auctions May 15, 2014 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images The news that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is advocating the reclassification of […]

Coke’s new pricey, protein-pumped milk; biz analyst weighs in

Coke’s new pricey, protein-pumped milk; biz analyst weighs in

Fairlife Milk, Whole, by Coca Cola, 1/2015; Credit: Mike Mozart of TheToyChannel and JeepersMedia on Youtube (via Flickr) Coca-cola is unveiling a premium milk that has more protein, less sugar, zero lactose and twice the price. The national rollout over the next several weeks is gambling that fortified, functional beverages will fill the void created […]

Vaccine politics pricks GOP presidential hopefuls

Vaccine politics pricks GOP presidential hopefuls

U.S. Senator Rand Paul speaks at the Defending the American Dream Summit sponsored by Americans For Prospertity at the Omni Hotel on August 29, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. ; Credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Senator Rand Paul (R – KY) yesterday said parents ought to have a measure of choice […]

Is fake engine noise becoming the norm for American car manufacturers?

Is fake engine noise becoming the norm for American car manufacturers?

The new Ford Mustang on display at the LA Auto Show’s press and trade day in Los Angeles, California on November 19, 2014. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images For car enthusiasts, there are few things in life quite as satisfying as slamming the pedal of a Corvette or Mustang to the floor and hearing […]

Filmweek: ‘Black or White,’ ‘Project Almanac,’ ‘The Loft’ and more!

Filmweek: ‘Black or White,’ ‘Project Almanac,’ ‘The Loft’ and more!

(L-R) Actors Virginia Gardner, Allen Evangelista, director Dean Israelite, actors Jonny Weston and Sam Lerner attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures’ “Project Almanac” at TCL Chinese Theatre on January 27, 2015 in Hollywood, California.; Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International Larry and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell  review this week’s […]

NFL stadium in L.A. one step closer to reality, but how badly does L.A. want it?

NFL stadium in L.A. one step closer to reality, but how badly does L.A. want it?

Fans of the St. Louis Rams hold a “Los Angeles Rams” sign against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on November 23, 2014 in San Diego, California.; Credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images The discussion over whether to build an NFL stadium in Los Angeles is one that has been going on for years. Despite […]

Greek Drama: Live Nation speaks out against City Council decision

Greek Drama: Live Nation speaks out against City Council decision

Los Angeles City Hall. ; Credit: Alice Walton/KPCC Controversy continues to follow a vote by a City Council committee this week to re-up the Nederlander Organization as the operator of the historic and city-owned Greek Theatre. While Nederlander (now Nederlander-AEG) had managed the theatre for four decades, an independent commission of experts had determined in […]

Is Los Feliz Neighborhood association victory over Live Nation a harbinger of community clout?

Is Los Feliz Neighborhood association victory over Live Nation a harbinger of community clout?

; Credit: Brian Indrelunas/Flickr It was a powerful statement for LA residents who feel powerless: A city council committee voted 4-to-1 for the incumbent against a new operator for the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park. A Department of Recreation and Parks committee had unanimously recommended the company Live Nation over the present operator, Nederlander, but […]