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Baseball and the Dominican Republic

Baseball and the Dominican Republic

In San Pedro de Marcoris in the Dominican Republic, baseball is a way to dream; a passageway out of the impoverished life in a sugar plantation town. Baseball is a bit of an obsession, and by the year 2008, nearly 80 players in the Major Leagues came from San Pedro. In his book, The Eastern [...]

Carol Burnett & Tim Conway, together again

Carol Burnett & Tim Conway, together again

One of the most beloved entertainers in America, Carol Burnett struck a chord with audiences for five decades. She was the first woman to host her own comedy variety show, the spectacularly popular The Carol Burnett Show, and to date, she has been nominated for twenty-three Emmys. She joins Patt with her new book “This [...]

Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett

One of the most beloved entertainers in America, Carol Burnett struck a chord with audiences for five decades. She was the first woman to host her own comedy variety show, the spectacularly popular The Carol Burnett Show, and to date, she has been nominated for twenty-three Emmys. She joins Patt with her new book “This [...]

College application insanity

College application insanity

Most high school seniors applying to college for the Fall of 2010 have already received their acceptance and rejection letters. Oh, the excitement and the dread of it all! In her new novel “Getting In,” author Karen Stabiner examines the experience of five Los Angeles families whose children are applying to college. From the financially [...]

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