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Remembering KTLA’s Stan Chambers

Remembering KTLA’s Stan Chambers
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Anchor Stan Chambers attends the KTLA-CW recieving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 24, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images KTLA anchor Stan Chambers, a fixture on televisions across Southern California for decades has died. He’s covered more than 22,000 stories including Sen. Robert Kennedy’s assassination and the […]

‘Fifty Shades’ tamed kink for the mainstream movie crowd

‘Fifty Shades’ tamed kink for the mainstream movie crowd

Actors Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson attend the “Fifty Shades Of Grey” New York Fan First screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. ; Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images That France’s film board gave a PG-12 rating to “Fifty Shades of Grey” hints at where this steamy flick stands in […]

Top US nutritionists to drop warnings about cholesterol bogeyman, report

Top US nutritionists to drop warnings about cholesterol bogeyman, report

In this photo illustration an egg yolk and its shell are pictured on January 5, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. ; Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images The nation’s top dietary advisory panel reportedly is set to correct long-standing cautions against eating cholesterol-heavy foods. At a committee meeting in December, nutrition experts said cholesterol is no longer “considered […]

White House readies request for War powers from Congress

White House readies request for War powers from Congress

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast February 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama reportedly spoke about groups like ISIS distorting religion and calling the Islamic terror group a “death cult.” ; Credit: Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images Within 24 hours, President Barack Obama is expected to ask Congressional lawmakers for authorization of use […]

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

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

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 […]