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KPCC investigation reveals questionable tactics LAUSD used to defend rape lawsuit

KPCC investigation reveals questionable tactics LAUSD used to defend rape lawsuit

Former LAUSD teacher Elkis Hermida was convicted in 2011 of lewd acts with a child and sentenced to three years in state prison.; Credit: California Department of Justice Last November, Los Angeles Unified School District lawyers fighting a civil lawsuit argued in court that a 14-year-old middle school student was mature enough to consent to [...]

KPCC investigation reveals questionable tactics LAUSD used to defend rape lawsuit

KPCC investigation reveals questionable tactics LAUSD used to defend rape lawsuit

Former LAUSD teacher Elkis Hermida was convicted in 2011 of lewd acts with a child and sentenced to three years in state prison.; Credit: California Department of Justice Last November, Los Angeles Unified School District lawyers fighting a civil lawsuit argued in court that a 14-year-old middle school student was mature enough to consent to [...]

US and China announce major climate deal, but is it enough?

US and China announce major climate deal, but is it enough?

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Obama, seen here during a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, announced pledges to reduce greenhouse gases.; Credit: NPR — HUANG JINGWEN/Xinhua /Landov The unexpected deal was announced yesterday out of the Asian-Pacific Economic Summit in Beijing, and apparently was negotiated in secret over the [...]

US and China announce major climate deal, but is it enough?

US and China announce major climate deal, but is it enough?

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Obama, seen here during a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, announced pledges to reduce greenhouse gases.; Credit: NPR — HUANG JINGWEN/Xinhua /Landov The unexpected deal was announced yesterday out of the Asian-Pacific Economic Summit in Beijing, and apparently was negotiated in secret over the [...]

US and China announce major climate deal, but is it enough?

US and China announce major climate deal, but is it enough?

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Obama, seen here during a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, announced pledges to reduce greenhouse gases.; Credit: NPR — HUANG JINGWEN/Xinhua /Landov The unexpected deal was announced yesterday out of the Asian-Pacific Economic Summit in Beijing, and apparently was negotiated in secret over the [...]

US and China announce major climate deal, but is it enough?

US and China announce major climate deal, but is it enough?

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Obama, seen here during a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, announced pledges to reduce greenhouse gases.; Credit: NPR — HUANG JINGWEN/Xinhua /Landov The unexpected deal was announced yesterday out of the Asian-Pacific Economic Summit in Beijing, and apparently was negotiated in secret over the [...]

Herbie Hancock’s latest cross-over: From musician to author

Herbie Hancock’s latest cross-over: From musician to author

Musician Herbie Hancock performs onstage at the “Keep on Keepin’ On” Concert during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2014 in New York City.; Credit: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Very few artists can master a singular musical genre, but even fewer can combine multiple [...]

Herbie Hancock’s latest cross-over: From musician to author

Herbie Hancock’s latest cross-over: From musician to author

Musician Herbie Hancock performs onstage at the “Keep on Keepin’ On” Concert during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2014 in New York City.; Credit: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Very few artists can master a singular musical genre, but even fewer can combine multiple [...]

West LA veterans facility slow to help homeless

West LA veterans facility slow to help homeless

People walk past a homeless war veteran explaining his plight hoping for assistance while standing along Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, on August 22, 2012. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images The new director of the West Los Angeles Veterans Home, Thomas Bucci, is tasked with speeding up  the slow progress of the half-empty facility. [...]

West LA veterans facility slow to help homeless

West LA veterans facility slow to help homeless

People walk past a homeless war veteran explaining his plight hoping for assistance while standing along Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, on August 22, 2012. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images The new director of the West Los Angeles Veterans Home, Thomas Bucci, is tasked with speeding up  the slow progress of the half-empty facility. [...]