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Lance Armstrong wrestles big tobacco over Prop. 29

Lance Armstrong wrestles big tobacco over Prop. 29

LIVESTRONG Founder and Chairman and seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong (L) speaks as American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Chief Executive John Seffrin (R) listens during a news conference at the National Press Club March 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images Cycling star Lance Armstrong is known for overcoming great [...]

Local food producers go legit

Local food producers go legit

Mark Stambler’s award winning pain levain. Credit: Kevin Ferguson Mark Stambler is a home bread maker who spent years perfecting his craft and finally came up with a product he could sell to local shops in his Los Feliz neighborhood. His bread making attracted so much attention that the Los Angeles Times published a long [...]

Ina May Gaskin on birthing the home birth movement

Ina May Gaskin on birthing the home birth movement

Yailin Melissa Turcios, who was born about 20 minutes prior, is in the arms of midwife, Joni McCann, as her mother talks on the cell phone to relatives at the Birthing Center of South Florida October 16, 2006 in Florida City, Florida. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images In the 1970s, Ina May Gaskin led a caravan [...]

Why are men moving into female dominated jobs sectors?

Why are men moving into female dominated jobs sectors?

More and more men are going into the field of nursing, an area traditionally dominated by women. Credit: Christiana Care/Flickr (cc by-nc-nd) Men are flocking to jobs that have typically been held by women. From 2000 to 2010, according to an analysis of census data by the New York Times, occupations with more than 70 [...]

Justin Combs earns a merit scholarship to UCLA, as well as criticism for accepting it

Justin Combs earns a merit scholarship to UCLA, as well as criticism for accepting it

Justin Combs #5 of the East Team stand on the field for introductions to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl against the West Team at Chase Field on January 3, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images Justin Combs is a lucky man – he’s graduating high school with a 3.75 GPC and a full [...]

Candidates square off in D.A. debate, hosted by AirTalk

Candidates square off in D.A. debate, hosted by AirTalk

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley and Deputy Dist. Atty. Sean Carney of the Target Crimes Division address the media. Credit: Frank Stoltze/KPCC One week before Los Angeles County voters head to the polls, candidates running for district attorney will square off in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle. The six contenders [...]

High school freshman creates breakthrough test for pancreatic cancer

High school freshman creates breakthrough test for pancreatic cancer

Jack Andraka (center) moments after it was announced that he won the Gordon E. Moore Award and $75,000 prize at the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania held in May. Credit: Society for Science & the Public Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose and often goes [...]

Sheila E plays the Playboy

Sheila E plays the Playboy

Sheila E. Credit: Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for Global Green Sheila Escovedo, known by her stage name Sheila E., is an American drummer and percussionist, perhaps best known for her work with Prince, George Duke and Ringo Starr. Sheila E was born into and raised around musical royalty. She is the daughter of percussionist Pete Escovedo, [...]

Prop. 28 seeks to change California Legislature’s term limits

Prop. 28 seeks to change California Legislature’s term limits

Should term limits be lengthened to 12 years? Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images Should term limits be tweaked in California? One state ballot measure up for vote on June 5 is Proposition 28, which seeks to reduce the amount of time a person may serve in the state legislature from 14 years to 12 years. [...]

Soldiers’ remains return from Tarawa 69 years after the battle

Soldiers’ remains return from Tarawa 69 years after the battle

Patt in the studio with veteran Leon Cooper (C) and film maker Steven Barber (R). Leon Cooper was a young Navy seaman who piloted a Higgins landing craft during the first Marine amphibious assault of the Pacific Theater in World War II on the island of Tarawa. In three days of fighting, nearly 6,000 soldiers [...]

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