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What if Angelenos wrote about New York the way The New York Times writes about us?

What if Angelenos wrote about New York the way The New York Times writes about us?
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Traffic makes its way through Times Square on March 23, 2006 in New York City. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) New York and Los Angeles have the most polluted air in the U.S.; Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images “Southern Californians are overcoming their fears of subway germs, and reversing the American directive to go […]

Nestlé Waters CEO isn’t stopping bottling in California, says new tech will save millions of gallons

Nestlé Waters CEO isn’t stopping bottling in California, says new tech will save millions of gallons

Volunteer firefighter, Christian Avalos loads bottled water into the bed of a truck for resident Donna Johnson to distribute as water wells supplying hundreds of residents remain dry in the fourth year of worsening drought on February 11, 2015 in East Porterville, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images “Absolutely not. In fact, if I could increase […]

David McCullough’s ‘The Wright Brothers’

David McCullough’s ‘The Wright Brothers’

Orville Wright (1871 – 1948) lands one of the early Wright gliders badly, overseen by his brother Wilbur (1867 – 1912); Credit: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images Historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian David McCullough has gained notoriety for his writing on the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and Panama Canal. He tackles the […]

The Board of Supervisors considers removing ICE from county jails

The Board of Supervisors considers removing ICE from county jails

The Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles, 10 September 2006.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images The Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a motion today that would remove federal agents from L.A. County jails. The county partnered with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) nearly a decade ago to expedite the deportation of […]

Councilmember Krekorian details middle way on the minimum wage

Councilmember Krekorian details middle way on the minimum wage

Paul Krekorian at a Los Angeles City Council meeting on August 6th, 2013.; Credit: Mae Ryan/KPCC As Los Angeles debates the merits of various proposals to increase the minimum wage, LA City Councilmember Paul Krekorian has his own plan. Unlike Mayor Garcetti’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017 or the more […]

Filmweek: ‘Hot Pursuit,’ ‘Maggie,’ ‘The D Train’ and more

Filmweek: ‘Hot Pursuit,’ ‘Maggie,’ ‘The D Train’ and more

ctress/producer Reese Witherspoon (L) and Actress Sofia Vergara attend the premiere of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s “Hot Pursuit” at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 30, 2015 in Hollywood, California. ; Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Patt Morrison and KPCC film critics Amy Nicolson and Andy Klein will review this week’s new film releases, including the […]

Governor Brown and others up for a (well-deserved?) raise

Governor Brown and others up for a (well-deserved?) raise

Members of the California State legislature applaud as California Governor Jerry Brown (C) arrives to deliver the State of the State address at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images How much should lawmakers be worth? How much should the Governor and state legislators be paid? […]

Deflated win: NFL Patriots investigation unfolding

Deflated win: NFL Patriots investigation unfolding

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is surrounded by the media after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.; Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images Reports are coming out today that a Patriots employee likely deflated the footballs used for the […]

Bell Gardens sordid murder case could vex jury selection

Bell Gardens sordid murder case could vex jury selection

The location where Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo was shot on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.; Credit: Erika Aguilar/KPCC The son of murdered Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo told a police officer that his mother shot his father three times in the side last fall during an argument that he tried to break up but couldn’t […]

Clips clinch, Ducks dominate…wasn’t there an important fight, too? Recapping the weekend in sports

Clips clinch, Ducks dominate…wasn’t there an important fight, too? Recapping the weekend in sports

Blake Griffin #32 and Matt Barnes #22 of the Los Angeles Clippers embrace at the final buzzer against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Seven of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images If you weren’t paying […]