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Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget released early

Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget released early

According to Governor Jerry Brown in a news conference this afternoon, if voters reject tax increases proposed in his 2012 state budget, he will call for $4.8 billion to be cut from public school funding. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America

A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was sitting at a table greeting constituents in front of Safeway one year ago when a man walked up, shot her in the head, and then killed six bystanders, including a federal judge and a little girl. What happened and what’s happened since that shooting? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Online dating 2.0

Online dating 2.0

The mistletoe may be tucked away for another year, but Valentine's Day tchotchkes already are overflowing on store shelves. And in these weeks between Christmas day and Cupid's night, Internet dating sites reportedly see a surge in traffic. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Do resolutions work?

Do resolutions work?

If you have made New Year’s resolutions what are the chances that you will actually be able to hold to them? In 2009 study from the European Journal of social psychology researcher looked at how long if took 96 people to adopt a new habit. It took on average 66 days for people to pick [...]

The Yosemite Project: In four seasons

The Yosemite Project: In four seasons

Millions of people have visited and photographed Yosemite National Park, but many of those visitors have not seen the park in all four seasons. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

News of the year: what defines 2011?

News of the year: what defines 2011?

What’s your pick for the top news story of 2011? Was it the protests that swept the Arab World? The Occupy Wall Street Movement? The race for the Republican presidential nomination? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The best of Stephen King, from his newest New York Times best-of “11/22/63” on

The best of Stephen King, from his newest New York Times best-of “11/22/63” on

Almost a decade has passed since literary critic Harold Bloom called the men and women of the National Book Foundation idiots for choosing to honor author Stephen King with a medal for distinguished contribution. Bloom criticized King for his pop horror and sci-fi genre affiliation, which he deemed without literary value. Read the Full Story [...]

Top Science Stories of 2011

Top Science Stories of 2011

This last year saw a possible challenge to the theory of relativity with the discovery of subatomic particles able to travel faster than the speed of light, incredible advances in the treatment of AIDS and a supercomputer won a game show. Social media paved the way for social unrest, and NASA bid farewell to one [...]

The latest rumors on the NFL coming to LA

The latest rumors on the NFL coming to LA

Over the weekend, it seemed as if the Minnesota Vikings, one team being courted to move to Los Angeles, was going to stay put. However, those reports were unfounded, and we may just see another Minnesota team move to L.A. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Felony charges filed against chemistry professor in fatal laboratory death

Felony charges filed against chemistry professor in fatal laboratory death

Three years ago, a 23-year-old University of California chemist was severely burned over nearly half of her body in a laboratory chemical fire. Sheharbano “Sheri” Sangji, who was not wearing a protective lab coat during the experiment, died of her injuries 18 days later. The case brought into questions about lab safety practices at UCLA [...]