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“Straight Outta Compton” – a Sports Illustrated report

“Straight Outta Compton” – a Sports Illustrated report

A special feature in today's issue of “SI” takes an intimate look at the intersect of school sports and gang activity in South L.A. But the piece is no sob story. It profiles a gifted high school athlete who dodges linebackers on the field and gangbangers on the street. Read the Full Story at KPCC [...]

KPCC Reporter Stephanie O’Neill checks L.A. County emergency services’ power outages

KPCC Reporter Stephanie O’Neill checks L.A. County emergency services’ power outages

Stephanie O’Neill, KPCC reporter who has been out and about in Altadena and Pasadena has been investigating the damage from the high winds. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Should obese children be placed in foster care?

Should obese children be placed in foster care?

An 8-year-old boy in Ohio was placed in foster care because he weighed more than 200 pounds. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Should Santa Monica Airport be saved or shuttered?

Should Santa Monica Airport be saved or shuttered?

The future of Santa Monica Airport is up in the air. The land and building leases at the airport are set to expire in 2015. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Conrad Murray gets maximum sentence for Jackson death

Conrad Murray gets maximum sentence for Jackson death

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor handed down the maximum allowable sentence to Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray today. He’s been sentenced to four years behind bars for Jackson’s death with the judge calling his actions a “horrific violation of trust.” Murray will likely serve only about half his time because of prison overcrowding but the [...]

"V is for Vengeance" – A dish best served in Sue Grafton’s new novel

"V is for Vengeance" – A dish best served in Sue Grafton’s new novel

After a convicted shoplifter takes a fatal plunge from a bridge in 1988, private investigator Kinsey Millhone is hired to look into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the tragedy. This is the premise of award-winning author Sue Grafton's new murder mystery novel "V is for Vengeance." Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte shares his song

Entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte shares his song

Harry Belafonte's childhood began in Harlem, where his neighbors were Duke Ellington and Langston Hughes. His mother regularly took him to see jazz greats at the Apollo Theater. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

America the Vulnerable: are we just one, big porous and penetrable network?

America the Vulnerable: are we just one, big porous and penetrable network?

“Rabid” and “relentless” are just two of the adjectives that Joel Brenner uses to describe the daily attacks on intellectual property produced in the United States. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Movie Legend Steve McQueen

Movie Legend Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen was one of the top box-office draws of the 1960s and 70s. Known for his anti-hero persona in now-classics such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Bullitt, McQueen remains a silver screen legend. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Sailing Into History

Sailing Into History

We all know the story of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the New World; we sang about it as schoolchildren and celebrate it with a bank holiday each October. But that wasn’t the end of his seafaring adventures. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs