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Jose Huizar on the contested race for council seat, and future of Downtown revitalization

Jose Huizar on the contested race for council seat, and future of Downtown revitalization
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Los Angeles City Council member Jose Huizar leads a press conference about the Operation Healthy Streets initiative at the Volunteers of America building near Skid Row.; Credit: Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC The race for the 14th District City Council seat got interesting last month, when outgoing LA County supervisor Gloria Molina decided to throw her hat in […]

Outrage grows over lapses in Secret Service security

Outrage grows over lapses in Secret Service security

The wrought iron fence that surrounds the White House is shown, September 22, 2014 in Washington, DC. The US Secret Service has launched an investigation to find out how man carrying a knife was able to get inside the front door of the White House on Friday night after jumping the fence on the north […]

Fall is in the air, MLB playoffs are in the parks and MVP is up for debate

Fall is in the air, MLB playoffs are in the parks and MVP is up for debate

Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on August 10, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.; Credit: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images Crowds are flocking to Dodger Stadium for more than just the momentum behind the end of the regular season and the beginning of the […]

Senate control at play in fast-approaching midterm election

Senate control at play in fast-approaching midterm election

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (2nd R) (R-KY) answers questions with Republican leaders following the weekly Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol September 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. McConnell answered questions about the midterm elections and the remaining legislative agenda for the Senate. Also pictured (L-R) are Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. John Thune […]

Hollywood may soon have an eye in the sky for shooting television shows and movies

Hollywood may soon have an eye in the sky for shooting television shows and movies

The Hollywood Sign is illuminated by the spotlight of a helicopter streaking past the sign at night on November 16, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday it has approved exemptions that would allow video and photo production companies to use drones on closed film sets. After […]

Attorney General Holder’s resignation opens coveted, powerful Cabinet post

Attorney General Holder’s resignation opens coveted, powerful Cabinet post

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a Sept. 4 news conference at the Justice Department in Washington.; Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP As one of President Barack Obama’s longest serving cabinet members, critics of Attorney General Eric Holder have been on tenterhooks awaiting his resignation for many months. So today’s news that he will step down […]

How young is too young for a smart phone?

How young is too young for a smart phone?

; Credit: Photo by jenny downing via Flickr Creative Commons Slick advertisements for the new iPhone 6 are enticing for all age demographics, especially children, tweens and teens who want the latest, greatest toys.  As Rachael Myrow found on The California Report, opening up the world of smart phones to kids introduces an entirely new […]

Survey says: Americans want religion with their politics

Survey says: Americans want religion with their politics

Priests wait for the arrival of Pope Francis prior to his mass’ celebration at Mother Teresa square in central Tirana on September 21, 2014. ; Credit: GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images The newest Pew poll on religion has documented growing trends in the American populace. One segment of the poll found a growing divide between the religious […]

Put the claws away, ‘Tiger Mom’ parenting may not pay off

Put the claws away, ‘Tiger Mom’ parenting may not pay off

; Credit: Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images A new study published in the Journal of Family issues takes a close look at Tiger Mother parenting in China and found that it’s not working. The study is believed to be the first empirical measure of this style of parenting in China, and in the sample of 589 Chinese […]

Local civil rights activists demand Daniele Watts apologize to the LAPD

Local civil rights activists demand Daniele Watts apologize to the LAPD

Daniele Watts attends a Janelle Monae concert at Club Nokia on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, in Los Angeles.; Credit: Todd Williamson/Todd Williamson/Invision/AP It’s been nearly a week since LAPD handcuffed, detained and released African American actress Daniele Watts in response to a complaint of indecent exposure. Watts has since filed a complaint with the department. […]