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Coke’s new pricey, protein-pumped milk; biz analyst weighs in

Coke’s new pricey, protein-pumped milk; biz analyst weighs in
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Fairlife Milk, Whole, by Coca Cola, 1/2015; Credit: Mike Mozart of TheToyChannel and JeepersMedia on Youtube (via Flickr) Coca-cola is unveiling a premium milk that has more protein, less sugar, zero lactose and twice the price. The national rollout over the next several weeks is gambling that fortified, functional beverages will fill the void created […]

Vaccine politics pricks GOP presidential hopefuls

Vaccine politics pricks GOP presidential hopefuls

U.S. Senator Rand Paul speaks at the Defending the American Dream Summit sponsored by Americans For Prospertity at the Omni Hotel on August 29, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. ; Credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Senator Rand Paul (R – KY) yesterday said parents ought to have a measure of choice […]

Is fake engine noise becoming the norm for American car manufacturers?

Is fake engine noise becoming the norm for American car manufacturers?

The new Ford Mustang on display at the LA Auto Show’s press and trade day in Los Angeles, California on November 19, 2014. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images For car enthusiasts, there are few things in life quite as satisfying as slamming the pedal of a Corvette or Mustang to the floor and hearing […]

Filmweek: ‘Black or White,’ ‘Project Almanac,’ ‘The Loft’ and more!

Filmweek: ‘Black or White,’ ‘Project Almanac,’ ‘The Loft’ and more!

(L-R) Actors Virginia Gardner, Allen Evangelista, director Dean Israelite, actors Jonny Weston and Sam Lerner attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures’ “Project Almanac” at TCL Chinese Theatre on January 27, 2015 in Hollywood, California.; Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International Larry and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell  review this week’s […]

NFL stadium in L.A. one step closer to reality, but how badly does L.A. want it?

NFL stadium in L.A. one step closer to reality, but how badly does L.A. want it?

Fans of the St. Louis Rams hold a “Los Angeles Rams” sign against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on November 23, 2014 in San Diego, California.; Credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images The discussion over whether to build an NFL stadium in Los Angeles is one that has been going on for years. Despite […]

Greek Drama: Live Nation speaks out against City Council decision

Greek Drama: Live Nation speaks out against City Council decision

Los Angeles City Hall. ; Credit: Alice Walton/KPCC Controversy continues to follow a vote by a City Council committee this week to re-up the Nederlander Organization as the operator of the historic and city-owned Greek Theatre. While Nederlander (now Nederlander-AEG) had managed the theatre for four decades, an independent commission of experts had determined in […]

Is Los Feliz Neighborhood association victory over Live Nation a harbinger of community clout?

Is Los Feliz Neighborhood association victory over Live Nation a harbinger of community clout?

; Credit: Brian Indrelunas/Flickr It was a powerful statement for LA residents who feel powerless: A city council committee voted 4-to-1 for the incumbent against a new operator for the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park. A Department of Recreation and Parks committee had unanimously recommended the company Live Nation over the present operator, Nederlander, but […]

Potential GOP presidential hopefuls get face time at weekend events in California & Iowa

Potential GOP presidential hopefuls get face time at weekend events in California & Iowa

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Des Moines, Iowa, on Dec. 30, 2011.; Credit: Evan Vucci/AP It was a big weekend for Republican presidential hopefuls as they hunkered down in Iowa for Congressman Steve King and conservative advocacy group Citizens United’s  Freedom Summit, and then here in […]

Over 12 million acres of Alaskan land to be protected as “wilderness”

Over 12 million acres of Alaskan land to be protected as “wilderness”

Denali National Park Preserve in interior Alaska. The White House announced Sunday President Obama will propose to set aside more than 12 million acres in Alasaka’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, blocking future prospects of oil drilling in the region. President Obama has proposed designating over 12 million acres of land in Alaska’s National […]

Can Republicans win by losing on an abortion vote?

Can Republicans win by losing on an abortion vote?

Anti-abortion advocates stage a ‘die-in’ protest at Lafayette Square near the White House January 21, 2015 in Washington, DC. In a written statement on Tuesday, the Obama administration denounced a GOP-backed bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and suggested the President would veto H. R. 36 – Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act if […]