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The legacy of former White House press secretary James Brady

The legacy of former White House press secretary James Brady

Former White House press secretary James Brady gives the thumbs-up while visiting the Brady Briefing Room at the White House March 30, 2011 in Washington, DC.; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images James Brady, former White House press secretary under President Ronald Reagan, passed away today. He was 73. “Jim touched the lives of so many and [...]

Filmweek: Guardians of The Galaxy, Calvary, Get On Up and more

Filmweek: Guardians of The Galaxy, Calvary, Get On Up and more

James Gunn, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan and David Bautista attends the “Guardians of the Galaxy” photocall on July 25, 2014 in London, England. ; Credit: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images Host Patt Morrison and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Tim Cogshell review this week’s releases, including “Guardians Of The Galaxy,” “Calvary,” “Get On [...]

Filmweek: Guardians of The Galaxy, Calvary, Get On Up and more

Filmweek: Guardians of The Galaxy, Calvary, Get On Up and more

James Gunn, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan and David Bautista attends the “Guardians of the Galaxy” photocall on July 25, 2014 in London, England. ; Credit: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images Host Patt Morrison and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Tim Cogshell review this week’s releases, including “Guardians Of The Galaxy,” “Calvary,” “Get On [...]

Is it fair for restaurants to ban children?

Is it fair for restaurants to ban children?

; Credit: Kristian Dowling/Getty Images A popular restaurant on a touristy wharf in Monterey has doubled down on an effective ban on children. The restaurant, Old Fisherman’s Grotto, has a policy against high chairs, strollers, booster seats, crying, and loud noises. Some families who visit the restaurant are peeved with what they call unfriendly rules [...]

Is it fair for restaurants to ban children?

Is it fair for restaurants to ban children?

; Credit: Kristian Dowling/Getty Images A popular restaurant on a touristy wharf in Monterey has doubled down on an effective ban on children. The restaurant, Old Fisherman’s Grotto, has a policy against high chairs, strollers, booster seats, crying, and loud noises. Some families who visit the restaurant are peeved with what they call unfriendly rules [...]

Putting the UCLA water main break in context

Putting the UCLA water main break in context

Water covers the court inside the Pauley Pavilion after a broken water main flooded the UCLA campus.; Credit: Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC UCLA’s busted water main is the water cooler talk of today. The 30-foot geyser sent 10 million gallons of water into the streets of Westwood and UCLA’s campus in the course of the 3 hours [...]

Putting the UCLA water main break in context

Putting the UCLA water main break in context

Water covers the court inside the Pauley Pavilion after a broken water main flooded the UCLA campus.; Credit: Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC UCLA’s busted water main is the water cooler talk of today. The 30-foot geyser sent 10 million gallons of water into the streets of Westwood and UCLA’s campus in the course of the 3 hours [...]

Will latest USC death deter China from sending its students abroad?

Will latest USC death deter China from sending its students abroad?

USC students on their way to attend a memorial service on April 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, for the two Chinese graduate students who were shot to death near campus.; Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images The Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles issued a statement asking authorities to take more measures in protecting Chinese [...]

Will latest USC death deter China from sending its students abroad?

Will latest USC death deter China from sending its students abroad?

USC students on their way to attend a memorial service on April 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, for the two Chinese graduate students who were shot to death near campus.; Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images The Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles issued a statement asking authorities to take more measures in protecting Chinese [...]

Will latest USC death deter China from sending its students abroad?

Will latest USC death deter China from sending its students abroad?

USC students on their way to attend a memorial service on April 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, for the two Chinese graduate students who were shot to death near campus.; Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images The Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles issued a statement asking authorities to take more measures in protecting Chinese [...]