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State of Affairs: Shift in LA's labor leadership, misleading political ads, and the minimum wage

scpr.org — Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Maria Durazo, executive secretary-treasurer of the labor federation, joins fellow union members, faith and community groups from Los Angeles to travel to Phoenix, Arizona aboard 11 chartered busses to join protests against Arizona's new immigration law, at Dodger Stadium July 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Oct 30, 2014

State of Affairs ... just a little chat with @stoltzefrankly and @thebenbergman. scpr.org/programs/take-… via @kpcc

Oct 30, 2014

Another busy week in California politics. @StoltzeFrankly and @TheCityMaven sort everything out in our weekly segment scpr.org/programs/take-…

New MLS soccer team announced: The Los Angeles Football Club

scpr.org — Major League Soccer announced a new Los Angeles soccer team Thursday: the Los Angeles Football Club. The team will compete with L.A.'s existing soccer team, the L.A. Galaxy. The team's ownership includes stars like Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Mia Hamm Garciaparra and Tony Robbins, but is led by businessmen Henry Nguyen and Peter Guber, according to an MLS press release.

Nicaragua, taking different response to drug trade, reduces violence

scpr.org — ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images Forensic personnel prepare about 400kg of cocaine to be burnt in Tegucigalpa on May 11, 2012. The drug was seized this week in a joint operation, between the Police and the Army in La Mosquita, on the border with Nicaragua. Nicaragua is Central America's largest country.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @thebenbergman: Nicaragua takes a different approach to the drug war, and it seems to be working; My conversation with @eyderp scpr.org/programs/take-…

Oct 30, 2014

Nicaragua takes a different approach to the drug war, and it seems to be working; My conversation with @eyderp scpr.org/programs/take-…

Garcetti announces goals - but no details - on ending LA's housing crisis

scpr.org — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti this week highlighted policies he said would improve housing affordability in the nation's least affordable housing market - though he was mum how to implement them or what his timeline would be.
Oct 30, 2014

Garcetti announces goals to end LA's housing crisis scpr.org/news/2014/10/3… via @kpcc

Election 2014: Kuehl, Shriver offer different ideas of accountability in final debate

scpr.org — Amid a flurry of TV commercials and last minute campaign contributions, Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver appeared in person in the San Fernando Valley to offer competing views of how voters should hold them accountable if elected to the powerful Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

What’s the best way to respond to street harassment?

scpr.org — Paul Weaver / Weaver Photography/Flickr The Susquehanna University Women's Studies Program held its second annual Chalk the Walk event for International Anti-Street Harassment Week. Students and faculty wrote anti-street harassment messages in chalk on the main walkway through campus. Picture this: You're walking down the street, minding your own business, when a complete stranger yells to you from the other sidewalk.

Clippers begin new season without Donald Sterling

scpr.org — Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC Clippers fan Alex Garcia, left, and his son, Kevin, 18, wait outside the Staples Center for the start of the rally to introduce the team's new owner, Steve Ballmer. Thursday night the Los Angeles Clippers open their season against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Oct 30, 2014

Will LA ever be a Clippers town? I asked play-by-play man Ralph Lawler, as he gets ready for his 36th season scpr.org/programs/take-… (@kpcc)

Debating Prop. 1: The big, fat, California water bond

scpr.org — Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Dry cracked earth is visible on the banks of Shasta Lake at Bailey Cove August 31, 2014 in Lakehead, California. Known as the "save our water" proposition by its supporters, Proposition 1 authorizes the state of California to sell $7.1 billion in bonds to battle the drought by paying for groundwater cleanup, water recycling and watershed restoration.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @KPCC: Debating Prop. 1 on @AirTalk: The big, fat, California water bond kp.cc/1040nx9

Pomona SWAT shooting: Suspect charged with capital murder in officer's death

scpr.org — The man suspected of killing a Pomona SWAT officer who was serving a search warrant Tuesday has been charged with capital murder, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. David Martinez, 36, a suspected Mongols motorcycle gang member, was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, and prosecutors planned to request that he be held without bail, according to a statement from the DA's office.

Halloween 2014: Best places to Trick or Treat in LA (...and beyond)

scpr.org — KPCC has compiled a map of trick-or-treating hotspots for the Halloween candy obsessed. From toddler-friendly blocks to teen-tolerant neighborhoods, check out the fun-size source links for specific details on each location. Should the pursuit of candy prove too sweet, there's always our other Halloween guide - a plotting of Southern California cemeteries that reads like a "star map" to the underworld.
Oct 30, 2014

Got #Halloween? @KPCC found the best places to Trick 'r Treat in SoCal (MAP) scpr.org/news/2014/10/3… What's your favorite place?

Jake Gyllenhaal channels a coyote for his role as a crime journalist in 'Nightcrawler'

scpr.org — Listen Now [11 min 31 sec] If it bleeds it leads is the battle cry of local TV news - the more graphic the video, the greater its supposed news value. In "Nightcrawler," which opens October 31, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom.
Oct 30, 2014

Hear Jake Gyllenhaal howl like a coyote into my mic + more on the making of #NightcrawlerMovie kp.cc/1tmoS3e @theframe @kpcc

Maven's Morning Coffee: Maria Elena Durazo leaves county Fed, Supervisor Antonovich endorses his chief of staff, a look at Measure E in Orange County

scpr.org — Good morning, readers. Welcome to the Maven's Morning Coffee -- a listing of the important headlines, news conferences, votes and announcements you need to know to fuel up and tackle your day. The Maven's Morning Coffee is also available as a daily email. Click here to subscribe. Today is Thursday, Oct.

'Pervasive' amounts of radioactive material found in LA, Long Beach harbors

scpr.org — Scientists studying kelp beds along the coast of Southern California have detected "pervasive" amounts of a radioactive isotope known as Iodine-131 in the waters off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Steven Manley, a marine biologist with California State University-Long Beach, says the most probable source of the contamination is the Terminal Island Water Reclamation Plant.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @KPCC: 'Pervasive' amounts of radioactive material found in LA, Long Beach harbors kp.cc/1wKJUuN via @sandentotten

Maria Elena Durazo to leave powerful county Federation of Labor

scpr.org — The head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, widely considered to be one of the most powerful figures in city and county politics, will leave her post to work on organizing immigrants for a national hotel workers' union.

Why there's still no Black Widow or Hulk movies (Plus a calendar of all upcoming superhero movies)

scpr.org — There are plenty of Marvel and DC Comics-based movies coming over the next few years - dozens of them already announced - but some movies that have had fans calling for them are still being left unmade. Here's why those movies aren't hitting your local box office.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @MikeRoe: My piece on the movies Marvel and DC AREN’T making yet, and a calendar of all the ones they are: kp.cc/101n2L4

Oct 29, 2014

My piece on the movies Marvel and DC AREN’T making yet, and a calendar of all the ones they are: kp.cc/101n2L4

Minimum wage: A deli owner says a hike would put him out of business

scpr.org — This is one of two personal stories on the potential effects of increasing the minimum wage. To hear the perspective from a worker making minimum wage click here. Greenblatt's Deli-Restaurant and Fine Wine Shop has been serving up pastrami on rye on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood since Calvin Coolidge was President.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @jennymedina: What LA's min wage increase could mean: new shoes or cutting 1/2 the staff. 2 views @KPCC scpr.org/blogs/economy/… scpr.org/news/2014/10/2…

Oct 29, 2014

What LA's min wage increase could mean: new shoes or cutting 1/2 the staff. 2 views @KPCC scpr.org/blogs/economy/… scpr.org/news/2014/10/2…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @KPCC: Minimum wage: A deli owner says a hike would put him out of business kp.cc/1tDalSi via @thebenbergman pic.twitter.com/eWqMmKNVew

California orders risk-based Ebola quarantine

scpr.org — California is requiring a 21-day quarantine for people traveling from Ebola-stricken areas who have had contact with infected patients. Dr. Ron Chapman, the state's health officer, announced Wednesday that California is establishing a statewide standard to protect the public. Chapman says the extent of quarantines will be determined by county health officials on a case-by-case basis.
Oct 29, 2014

Breaking: California orders 21-day quarantine for people traveling from Ebola-stricken areas: goo.gl/d4q9x8 via @KPCC

Minimum wage: For this working mom, it means constantly telling the kids 'No'

scpr.org — This is one of two personal stories on the potential effects of increasing the minimum wage. For a business owner's point of view, click here. Claudia Chi Ku works a minimum wage job as a cashier at a Mexican restaurant in Pico Union. Her income is so low, she qualifies for food stamps and other public assistance.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @yvonneinla: Really moved by this RT @TheCityMaven: Minimum wage: For this mom, it means constantly telling kids 'No' scpr.org/news/2014/10/2… via @kpcc

Oct 29, 2014

RT @jennymedina: What LA's min wage increase could mean: new shoes or cutting 1/2 the staff. 2 views @KPCC scpr.org/blogs/economy/… scpr.org/news/2014/10/2…

Oct 29, 2014

What LA's min wage increase could mean: new shoes or cutting 1/2 the staff. 2 views @KPCC scpr.org/blogs/economy/… scpr.org/news/2014/10/2…

Oct 29, 2014

What's it like to live on minimum wage? For this mom, it's aways saying "no" @KPCC scpr.org/news/2014/10/2… What's yr experience?

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Jake Gyllenhaal channels a coyote for his role in 'Nightcrawler'

scpr.org — Listen Now [11 min 31 sec] If it bleeds it leads is the battle cry of local TV news - the more graphic the video, the greater its supposed news value. In "Nightcrawler," which opens October 31, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom.
Oct 30, 2014

Human coyote: @TheFrame with #NightcrawlerMovie Jake Gyllenhaal on his happiness playing dark characters. bit.ly/106bcie @KPCC