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Four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot, is there really science to superstition?

Four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot, is there really science to superstition?

The likelihood of finding a four-leaf clover, or shamrock, is estimated one in 10,000. Spilling salt and walking under a ladder are said to bring bad luck, while finding a four-leaf clover and carrying a rabbit’s foot somehow ensure good fortune. During playoffs, we’ve all heard of the playoff beard and the lucky charm an […]

Four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot, is there really science to superstition?

Four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot, is there really science to superstition?

The likelihood of finding a four-leaf clover, or shamrock, is estimated one in 10,000. Spilling salt and walking under a ladder are said to bring bad luck, while finding a four-leaf clover and carrying a rabbit’s foot somehow ensure good fortune. During playoffs, we’ve all heard of the playoff beard and the lucky charm an […]

Four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot, is there really science to superstition?

Four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot, is there really science to superstition?

The likelihood of finding a four-leaf clover, or shamrock, is estimated one in 10,000. Spilling salt and walking under a ladder are said to bring bad luck, while finding a four-leaf clover and carrying a rabbit’s foot somehow ensure good fortune. During playoffs, we’ve all heard of the playoff beard and the lucky charm an […]

CA water wasters go unchecked, as NASA scientist sounds dire warning

CA water wasters go unchecked, as NASA scientist sounds dire warning

The U.S. Drought Monitor records for California as of 12/4/14.; Credit: U.S. Drought Monitor All the rainfall California has been getting still hasn’t put a dent in the ongoing drought. Tomorrow, the State Water Board will meet to discuss putting in more restrictive water conservation law. Meanwhile, an AP enterprise piece has found that state […]

CA water wasters go unchecked, as NASA scientist sounds dire warning

CA water wasters go unchecked, as NASA scientist sounds dire warning

The U.S. Drought Monitor records for California as of 12/4/14.; Credit: U.S. Drought Monitor All the rainfall California has been getting still hasn’t put a dent in the ongoing drought. Tomorrow, the State Water Board will meet to discuss putting in more restrictive water conservation law. Meanwhile, an AP enterprise piece has found that state […]

Outgoing Metro head, Art Leahy on biggest challenges to come

Outgoing Metro head, Art Leahy on biggest challenges to come

Metro CEO Art Leahy is leaving his post when his contract expires in April. ; Credit: Kitty Felde/KPCC Next month, Art Leahy will move from the top position at Metro to become the chief executive officer at Metrolink. While at Metro, Leahy supervised highway and transit projects worth over $14 billion. At Metrolink, he will […]

Expert on the criminally insane shares stories of working in LA County’s crisis center

Expert on the criminally insane shares stories of working in LA County’s crisis center

People come to this mental health urgent care center, across from County/USC hospital, with a range of mental health needs. Some need a refill of their psychiatric medications. Others have been placed on involuntary psychiatric holds, and can remain here up to 23 hours.; Credit: Rebecca Plevin/KPCC In the second part of our look at […]

Expert on the criminally insane shares stories of working in LA County’s crisis center

Expert on the criminally insane shares stories of working in LA County’s crisis center

People come to this mental health urgent care center, across from County/USC hospital, with a range of mental health needs. Some need a refill of their psychiatric medications. Others have been placed on involuntary psychiatric holds, and can remain here up to 23 hours.; Credit: Rebecca Plevin/KPCC In the second part of our look at […]

Expert on the criminally insane shares stories of working in LA County’s crisis center

Expert on the criminally insane shares stories of working in LA County’s crisis center

People come to this mental health urgent care center, across from County/USC hospital, with a range of mental health needs. Some need a refill of their psychiatric medications. Others have been placed on involuntary psychiatric holds, and can remain here up to 23 hours.; Credit: Rebecca Plevin/KPCC In the second part of our look at […]

Expert on the criminally insane shares stories of working in LA County’s crisis center

Expert on the criminally insane shares stories of working in LA County’s crisis center

People come to this mental health urgent care center, across from County/USC hospital, with a range of mental health needs. Some need a refill of their psychiatric medications. Others have been placed on involuntary psychiatric holds, and can remain here up to 23 hours.; Credit: Rebecca Plevin/KPCC In the second part of our look at […]