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Icelandic volcano further delays European air travel

Icelandic volcano further delays European air travel

Five days after Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano scattered ash over European skies and grounded flights across the continent, air travel is slowly resuming as airspace is reopened. But thousands of passengers remain stranded and airline executives are accusing aviation authorities of overreacting to the volcanic conditions. What is the economic impact of the flight delays, and [...]

Remembering Daryl Gates and his impact on Los Angeles

Remembering Daryl Gates and his impact on Los Angeles

Former LAPD chief Daryl Gates passed away this morning of complications due to cancer. Gates served as chief from 1978 to 1992, when he resigned after harsh criticism for his handling of the Rodney King beating. He was also instrumental in creating the first SWAT team in the nation and was much loved within the [...]

Grab me some peanuts and cracker jacks… and bail money

Grab me some peanuts and cracker jacks… and bail money

Another April means that baseball is back in Chavez Ravine and wherever there is baseball, there are tailgaters. Some consider this a benign tradition, a time where fans can get psyched up before the game. But there are those that treat tailgating like they are pledging for a fraternity that doesn’t care about your liver, [...]

Are California legislators really ready to go bipartisan on the budget process?

Are California legislators really ready to go bipartisan on the budget process?

The California State Assembly has apparently put their partisanship behind them to introduce a new package of reforms to help the Golden State move forward. The package includes measures that would amend the state constitution to call for a simple majority vote to pass a budget, among other provisions to stabilize state finances. There will [...]

Academy exhibits classic movie posters

Academy exhibits classic movie posters

For this year's Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expanded the list of best picture nominees from five to 10 films. But this had been done before- for eight consecutive years from 1936-1943, the Academy also had named 10 films for the top award. The diverse movie art of the 80 films [...]

AirTalk Overtime Q&A: Reforming immigration, transforming California?

AirTalk Overtime Q&A: Reforming immigration, transforming California?

Audience members at AirTalk's Town Hall on comprehensive immigration reform asked additional questions of the panelists, including, what approach would Ira Mehlman take to fixing the United States' illegal labor problem? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Growing Greener Schools

Growing Greener Schools

Going green has become a trend as 21st century society begins to grow an environmental conscience. Now schools, public and private, have stepped into the “going green” arena. The new documentary “Growing Greener Schools” premiering April 18th on KCET, goes inside the new movement at several schools in both affluent and inner-city areas. Could greening [...]

Reforming immigration, transforming California?

Reforming immigration, transforming California?

As soon as healthcare reform was signed into law, Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) proposed a legislative outline for immigration reform. Soon after that, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he was moving full steam ahead with a strategy to pass comprehensive immigration reform this summer. But Reid said Tuesday that [...]

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke takes on clean energy and job growth in a recovering economy

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke takes on clean energy and job growth in a recovering economy

While the economy is beginning to recover, unemployment rates are still high – a challenge to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke. One of his jobs is to foster growth, specifically by growing a green workforce and transitioning the nation to a low carbon economy. With these goals in mind, he’s participating today with Canadian [...]

Ring Festival L.A. presents Wagner’s epic opera

Ring Festival L.A. presents Wagner’s epic opera

This summer, the L.A. Opera will give the first-ever presentation in Los Angeles of Richard Wagner's four-part, 17-hour epic "The Ring of the Nibelung." Accompanying the ambitious $32 million production is Ring Festival LA, featuring a variety of "Ring"-related programming involving 115 cultural organizations throughout Southern California. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs