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SoCal Gas pinpoints location of leaky Porter Ranch gas well as residents continue to leave town

SoCal Gas pinpoints location of leaky Porter Ranch gas well as residents continue to leave town
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Porter Ranch resident Michelle Theriault takes part in a press conference on a gas leak in Porter Ranch after a regular Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC At this point, you’ve probably heard about how residents of the Porter Ranch community just north of Northridge have been dealing with the pungent […]

The popular hoverboard delivered fun and falls this Christmas season

The popular hoverboard delivered fun and falls this Christmas season

A boy rides a hoverboard on the day after Christmas, in San Pedro, California.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images This year, hoverboards topped most Christmas lists — despite recent stories about them catching fire. Both adults and children have found that the not-so-easy to ride hoverboards can actually be dangerous. This is why some physicians recommend […]

Substance abuse researcher on how kids are using drugs and alcohol in 2015

Substance abuse researcher on how kids are using drugs and alcohol in 2015

A man smokes a joint during a march calling for the legalization of marijuana.; Credit: MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL/AFP/Getty Images Teens are smoking more pot than cigarettes these days, and drinking and illicit drug use are down as well. That’s the word from this year’s Monitoring The Future report, an annual look at substance abuse among teens. […]

Tips and tricks for navigating holiday travel without becoming a total Scrooge

Tips and tricks for navigating holiday travel without becoming a total Scrooge

Los Angeles International Airport is seen during National Landmarks Illuminated Across U.S.; Credit: Jason Kempin It’s hard to deny that holiday travel is a pain. Roads are jammed, airports are busy, security lines are long, and all you want to do is get where you’re going so you can start celebrating with your family and […]

Are kids off limits for political cartoons?

Are kids off limits for political cartoons?

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to crowd during a campaign rally at Ottawa Farms December 19, 2015 in Bloomingdale, Georgia. ; Credit: Nicholas Pilch/Getty Images Yesterday The Washington Post put up a cartoon that depicted Ted Cruz’s two daughters as trained monkeys, in response to a recent Christmas ad that featured the […]

Are kids off limits for political cartoons?

Are kids off limits for political cartoons?

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to crowd during a campaign rally at Ottawa Farms December 19, 2015 in Bloomingdale, Georgia. ; Credit: Nicholas Pilch/Getty Images Yesterday The Washington Post put up a cartoon that depicted Ted Cruz’s two daughters as trained monkeys, in response to a recent Christmas ad that featured the […]

Pressure on Saudi Arabia to face realities of ISIS, terrorism

Pressure on Saudi Arabia to face realities of ISIS, terrorism

A meeting of Gulf foreign ministers on December 7, 2015 in the Saudi capital Riyadh, a few days ahead of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit. ; Credit: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images In the multi-national effort to get Syrian President Bashar Assad out of power, Saudi Arabia is a notable ally. The powerful desert kingdom can […]

Sanders’ camp data breach looms large over Dem debate on national security

Sanders’ camp data breach looms large over Dem debate on national security

Democratic president candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton debate at Saint Anselm College December 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire.; Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images The Democratic presidential candidates took the stage for their third debate over the weekend. The topic at hand was national security and other domestic issues, but what many tuned in to […]

Sanders’ camp data breach looms large over Dem debate on national security

Sanders’ camp data breach looms large over Dem debate on national security

Democratic president candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton debate at Saint Anselm College December 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire.; Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images The Democratic presidential candidates took the stage for their third debate over the weekend. The topic at hand was national security and other domestic issues, but what many tuned in to […]

President Obama addresses the nation at his annual year-end press conference

President Obama addresses the nation at his annual year-end press conference

President Barack Obama makes a statement on the climate agreement in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Pool/Getty Images President Barack Obama will hold his annual year-end press conference at the White House Friday, before taking his holiday vacation to Hawaii. After the news conference, […]