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Will your living will cover all bases?

Will your living will cover all bases?

Do you have a living will? Credit: John Moore/Getty Images If you’ve ever had a family member in a terminal state, you know the the heart-wrenching decisions that must be made about how – or whether – to treat them. If our loved one isn’t able to speak for themselves, how do we make those [...]

L.A. Film Fest returns to Downtown Los Angeles

L.A. Film Fest returns to Downtown Los Angeles

Actor Mark Ruffalo arrives at the premiere of Focus Features’ “The Kids Are All Right” during the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival held at Regal Cinemas at LA Live Downtown on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Los Angeles is better known for making films than it is for [...]

Life before birth and after death: The Mansion of Happiness explores all

Life before birth and after death: The Mansion of Happiness explores all

Benjamin Franklin once famously wrote, ‘nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes’. But in her new book historian, Harvard professor and New Yorker columnist, Jill Lepore explores our purpose on the planet beyond payments to Uncle Sam and our descent to the grave. The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life [...]

The Department of Justice threatens legal action against Florida for its voter purge

The Department of Justice threatens legal action against Florida for its voter purge

Florida Governor Rick Scott greets people during a bill signing ceremony for House Bill 99, the Florida Safe Harbor Act and House Bill 7049, Human Trafficking, at the Kristi House in Miami. on June 12, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The Governor is in a legal battle with the U.S. Justice Department over the state’s effort [...]

Ruling reached in suit targeting teacher evaluations, as LAUSD and UTLA agree to layoff deal

Ruling reached in suit targeting teacher evaluations, as LAUSD and UTLA agree to layoff deal

Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy speaks during a press conference at South Region High School #2 in Los Angeles, California Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images A tentative decision has been reached in the landmark Doe v Deasy case, the lawsuit aimed to force Los Angeles Unified School District to include student test scores in teacher evaluations. [...]

What does it take to win and hold the White House?

What does it take to win and hold the White House?

“The Candidate: What it Takes to Win – And Hold – The White House” by Samuel L. Popkin Credit: Oxford University Press “There are two winners in every campaign” according to Author, Samuel L. Popkin, “The inevitable winner when it begins– such as Rudy Guiliani or Hillary Clinton in 2008– and the inevitable winner after [...]

The fight for Gabrielle Giffords’ seat in the House

The fight for Gabrielle Giffords’ seat in the House

Ron Barber (center), who is running in the special election for Gabrielle Giffords’ Congressional seat, exits after attending an interfaith memorial service held at St. Augustine Cathedral January 8, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. Credit: Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images Ever since Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords resigned from her 8th district post in January, the fate of the [...]

Film Week

Film Week

English Director Sir Ridley Scott arrives on the red carpet to attend the world premiere of the film ‘Prometheus’ in London on May 31, 2012. Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein, Claudia Puig and Charles Solomon to discuss this week’s new films, including Prometheus, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, [...]

Do parenting skills give female execs a leg up in the workplace?

Do parenting skills give female execs a leg up in the workplace?

PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi smiles during a session untitled “Technology for Society” on the third day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 29, 2010 in Davos. Credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images A new study shows that 95 % of female professionals think raising children has provided them with “unique skills [...]

Will “I’ll Have Another” have another win at Belmont?

Will “I’ll Have Another” have another win at Belmont?

Will there finally be a new Triple Crown winner? Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images There hasn’t been a Triple Crown winner in over three decades. Since the 1970’s, when Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977) and Affirmed (1978) eleven other champions have tried, but fallen short of taking racing’s greatest prize. But “I’ll Have Another” is [...]