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Body politics: Sacramento bill considers fate of transgender athletes

Body politics: Sacramento bill considers fate of transgender athletes

Tennis player Renee Richards on the tennis court, July 1977.; Credit: Getty Images/Getty Images Assemblyman Tom Ammiano’s AB 1266 would allow transgender students in public K-12 schools to use bathrooms and participate in team sports that correspond to their gender identity. California law currently prohibits discrimination in education, and the Ammiano bill would take protecting […]

Filmweek: The Great Gatsby, And Now a Word from Our Sponsor, Aftershock, and more

Filmweek: The Great Gatsby, And Now a Word from Our Sponsor, Aftershock, and more

Leonardo DiCaprio and Carrie Mulligan in “The Great Gatsby.”; Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Larry and KPCC critics Wade Major and Henry Sheehan review this week’s releases, including The Great Gatsby, And Now a Word from Our Sponsor, Aftershock and more. TGI-FilmWeek! The Great Gatsby And Now a Word from Our Sponsor Aftershock   Guests: Wade […]

The appeal of Internet heroes like Charles Ramsey and Uncle Ruslan

The appeal of Internet heroes like Charles Ramsey and Uncle Ruslan

Charles Ramsey speaks with a reporter after finding missing woman Amanda Berry and calling 911. His call lead to the discovery of two more women being held in the Cleveland home of Ariel Castro. ; Credit: WEWSTV The drama of the Cleveland kidnapping story yesterday could be eclipsed only by the comedic candor of kidnapping […]

How did kidnapping of three Cleveland women last a decade?

How did kidnapping of three Cleveland women last a decade?

A police officer keeps the public away from the house where three women, who disappeared as teens about a decade ago, were found alive May 7, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Amanda Berry, who went missing in 2003, Gina DeJesus, who went missing in 2004, and Michelle Knight, who went missing in 2002, managed to escape […]

California’s Supreme Court rules to allow cities to ban medicinal marijuana dispensaries

California’s Supreme Court rules to allow cities to ban medicinal marijuana dispensaries

Lev Goukassian, owner of the Nirvana Pharmacy, a medical marijuana shop in Los Angeles, California, works on his products.; Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images California’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled to allow local governments to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within their borders. The ruling will allow cities and counties to restrict access to medical marijuana by […]

The L.A. river is on its way up

The L.A. river is on its way up

On a cloudy Sunday afternoon, two dozen photography enthusiasts trudge along the muddy banks of the L.A. River. Though not always known for its beauty, the river provides no shortage of photo ops…; Credit: KPCC The L.A River is undergoing a series of improvements and upgrades that have Angelenos taking a new look at its […]

FilmWeek: Iron Man 3, Midnight’s Children, The Iceman, and more

FilmWeek: Iron Man 3, Midnight’s Children, The Iceman, and more

Actor Robert Downey Jr rings the opening bell at New York Stock Exchange on April 30, 2013 in New York City. ; Credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images Larry and KPCC critics Wade Major and Henry Sheehan review this week’s releases, including Iron Man 3, Midnight’s Children, The Iceman, and more. TGI-FilmWeek! Iron Man 3 Midnight’s Children […]

NYC company offering a raise in return for a corporate logo tattoo

NYC company offering a raise in return for a corporate logo tattoo

Rapid Reality’s staff are freshly inked — would you get a tattoo if it came with a big raise? A New York City company has found a way to offer its employees a 15 percent raise while picking up some free marketing – in the form of a company logo tattoo. Rapid Realty offered its […]

Who is responsible for building safety in countries like Bangladesh?

Who is responsible for building safety in countries like Bangladesh?

Members of the Bangladeshi Army carry the body of a garment worker as heavy equipment is brought in to remove debris following an eight-story building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 30, 2013.; Credit: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images With the death toll well past 350 people and another 1,000 still missing […]

Orange County District Attorney plans to publicize names of convicted “johns”

Orange County District Attorney plans to publicize names of convicted “johns”

A female police officer poses as a prostitute on Holt Boulevard in Pomona, CA.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images In an attempt to stem out prostitution, Orange County is turning to publicizing the names of those who are convicted of buying sex. Orange County District Attorney’s office said in a news release that the putting a […]

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