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Dodgers open playoffs against Atlanta Braves

Dodgers open playoffs against Atlanta Braves

Todd Helton #17 of the Colorado Rockies pops out in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Helton is retiring at the end of the 2013 season. ; Credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images The Dodgers and Braves will kick off the National League division […]

California politicians react to government shutdown

California politicians react to government shutdown

A sign that telling visitors that the area is closed for restoration is posted on the National Mall near the US Capitol in Washington, DC, October 1, 2013. The US federal government shut down for the first time in 17 years on Tuesday, after hours of political brinkmanship failed to end a congressional budget row. […]

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy on the iPad program fiasco

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy on the iPad program fiasco

Do you think iPads are helpful for students? ; Credit: FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images Since it began the first phase of its roll out, the LAUSD’s $1-billion iPad program has been plagued with issues. First, some 300 students figured out how to unlock the security feature on the devices so they could use them to surf […]

Atheism’s new church: Is it a religion?

Atheism’s new church: Is it a religion?

Does this church go against what atheism stands for or is it reasonable for people to want the sense of community church can offer without it having ties to God?; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images An increasingly popular London-based atheist church announced recently that it will be going on a “global missionary tour” over the next couple […]

Filmweek: Don Jon, Baggage Claim, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 and more

Filmweek: Don Jon, Baggage Claim, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 and more

Actress Scarlett Johansson and actor/filmmaker Joseph Gordon-Levitt arrive at the “Don Jon” Premiere during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 10, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. ; Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Guest host Patt Morrison is joined by KPCC critics Tim Cogshell, Andy Klein and Charles Solomon to review […]

Army to revise tattoo policy, again. This time to make it more stringent.

Army to revise tattoo policy, again. This time to make it more stringent.

Would the army’s new policy on tattoos make it even harder for the Army to bring new people in?; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images New rules that would ban new recruits from having tattoos below the elbows and knees or above the neckline have been approved by the Army, military magazine Stars and Stripes reports. The […]

When is it okay to snap and share pics of strangers?

When is it okay to snap and share pics of strangers?

It’s legal to take photos of people in a public space, but does always mean it’s ethically okay to take them?; Credit: Hugo Chinchilla/Flickr Photography has become so easy, instantaneous, fleeting and disposable. To complicate matters, unless you’re a flip-phone holdout, your smartphone isn’t just equipped with precision cameras but a connection for sharing it […]

It’s Banned Books Week…what are you reading?

It’s Banned Books Week…what are you reading?

What banned book do you want to read? ; Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images  The American Library foundation has declared the last week of September as Banned Books Week. Every year, libraries, booksellers, publishers, teachers and readers come together in support of intellectual freedom and to highlight books that have been subjected to threats of censorship […]

Talking to your kids about making online confessions

Talking to your kids about making online confessions

; Credit: Youtube/Cassidy Lynn Transgender teen Cassidy Lynn Campbell made history last week, when she was named homecoming queen at a Huntington Beach high school.   But after what was initially the “happiest day” of her life, she started receiving nasty comments on social media. In response, she made an extremely personal, emotional YouTube video […]

The Girl: A life in the shadow of Roman Polanski

The Girl: A life in the shadow of Roman Polanski

“The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski” Samantha Geimer speaks about for the first time about her life changing encounter with Roman Polanski as a child. In her book she delves into the repercussions, and how her life was impacted by the events. She shares her version of the events that happened […]