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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 […]

‘The Wrecking Crew’ filmmaker & keyboardist on unsung pioneers of west coast sound

‘The Wrecking Crew’ filmmaker & keyboardist on unsung pioneers of west coast sound

“The Wrecking Crew” Would it surprise you to know that session musicians, not just official band members, recorded the famous “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys or “California Dreamin’” by The Mamas & The Papas? If not, then it’s likely you know The Wrecking Crew were a motley group of musicians who helped create “west […]

Hillary Clinton breaks email silence, press and public react

Hillary Clinton breaks email silence, press and public react

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on stage with Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton for the official release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report which coincides with the start of the 59th session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women on March […]

Hillary Clinton breaks email silence, press and public react

Hillary Clinton breaks email silence, press and public react

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on stage with Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton for the official release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report which coincides with the start of the 59th session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women on March […]

Hillary Clinton breaks email silence, press and public react

Hillary Clinton breaks email silence, press and public react

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on stage with Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton for the official release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report which coincides with the start of the 59th session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women on March […]

DC wants to nix marijuana prescreening for job applicants. What are CA’s laws?

DC wants to nix marijuana prescreening for job applicants. What are CA’s laws?

; Credit: Micah Balwdin/Flickr In the wake of a ballot measure that legalized the use of marijuana in our nation’s capital, a D.C. Council committee has advanced a bill to ban employers there from prescreening job applicants for the drug.   But employers can still test for pot and other drugs after they offer the […]

DC wants to nix marijuana prescreening for job applicants. What are CA’s laws?

DC wants to nix marijuana prescreening for job applicants. What are CA’s laws?

; Credit: Micah Balwdin/Flickr In the wake of a ballot measure that legalized the use of marijuana in our nation’s capital, a D.C. Council committee has advanced a bill to ban employers there from prescreening job applicants for the drug.   But employers can still test for pot and other drugs after they offer the […]

DC wants to nix marijuana prescreening for job applicants. What are CA’s laws?

DC wants to nix marijuana prescreening for job applicants. What are CA’s laws?

; Credit: Micah Balwdin/Flickr In the wake of a ballot measure that legalized the use of marijuana in our nation’s capital, a D.C. Council committee has advanced a bill to ban employers there from prescreening job applicants for the drug.   But employers can still test for pot and other drugs after they offer the […]

Draft Environmental Impact Report released for 210 to 710 expansion

Draft Environmental Impact Report released for 210 to 710 expansion

An I-5 exit sign with an I-710 pull-through sign, northbound.; Credit: formulanone/Flickr Creative Commons A draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) regarding a proposed expansion that would close the 4.5 mile gap between the I-210 Freeway and the I-710 Freeway was released today by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan […]

Draft Environmental Impact Report released for 210 to 710 expansion

Draft Environmental Impact Report released for 210 to 710 expansion

An I-5 exit sign with an I-710 pull-through sign, northbound.; Credit: formulanone/Flickr Creative Commons A draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) regarding a proposed expansion that would close the 4.5 mile gap between the I-210 Freeway and the I-710 Freeway was released today by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan […]