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For aspiring artists, rare chance to work at sea

scpr.org — A unique residency for artists will give two lucky winners the opportunity to spend 23 days at sea aboard a cargo ship later this year to work on an art project. Access Gallery, a gallery for new and experimental art based in Vancouver, Canada, is accepting applications from artists around the world through Feb.
Jan 28, 2015

This artist residency will give 2 lucky winners the opportunity to spend 23 days at sea aboard a cargo ship kp.cc/1wBLcoe

Younger doctors need a measles crash course

scpr.org — As public health officials have been working to curb the measles outbreak that began last month at Disneyland, they have run into an unexpected challenge: Because measles was eliminated in the United States about 15 years ago, most younger physicians have never seen it.

2 votes separate candidates in OC Supervisor race

scpr.org — Just two votes separate the top two candidates in the race for a seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Republican-backed candidate Andrew Do is ahead by two votes. His opponent Democrat Lou Correa just behind. The election is way too close to call; 6,105 provisional and absentee ballots remain to be counted, according to the O.C.
Jan 28, 2015

2 votes...2 VOTES (out of 41,767) separate candidates in OC Supervisor race scpr.org/news/2015/01/2… via @kpcc

Jan 28, 2015

RT @KPCC: Two votes separate candidates in OC Supervisor race kp.cc/1Cz6cCD via @erikaaaguilar http://t.co/CdvEdDPss9

Pro-vaccination messages can push opposition further away, study says

scpr.org — As of now, there are 88 confirmed cases of measles - most of them in California, with some in Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon and even Mexico. This outbreak, which originated at Disneyland last month, has stirred up a tremendous amount of debate over vaccines.
Jan 28, 2015

Scientific data doesn’t change the minds of anti-vaxxers and here’s why @KPCC kp.cc/1LicQkQ via @taketwo #measles

VA settles lawsuit, agrees to transform West LA campus to help disabled veterans

scpr.org — The Department of Veteran's Affairs is announcing today that it will transform its 387-acre West Los Angeles campus into a complex to house and help disabled veterans, according to sources close to the matter. The move settles a lawsuit that accused the agency of misusing federal land there over the past four decades.
Jan 28, 2015

big news - VA's West LA campus will be revamped and returned to homeless vets scpr.org/news/2015/01/2… via @kpcc

Displaced Huntington Beach students return to campus after asbestos cleanup

scpr.org — As hundreds of students went back to their Huntington Beach elementary school Tuesday after spending most of the school year away due to asbestos cleaning, others remain scattered at other campuses, waiting to return.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @KPCC: Displaced Huntington Beach students return to campus after asbestos cleanup kp.cc/1uASw3z via @AGuzmanLopez

Alex Gibney goes 'Clear' with documentary on Scientology

scpr.org — It's been one of the most talked-about films at Sundance: Alex Gibney's documentary, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," gives a look into the world of the controversial religion. The documentary doesn't air on HBO until March, but it's already drawing a backlash.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @KPCC: 'Going Clear': Alex Gibney welcomes Scientology's backlash to his documentary kp.cc/1uAWDMU via @theframe @JGHorn

Jan 28, 2015

RT @KPCC: 'Going Clear': Alex Gibney welcomes Scientology's backlash to his documentary kp.cc/1uAWDMU via @theframe @JGHorn

How unboiling an egg can help cancer researchers

scpr.org — Boiling an egg is simple, but unboiling an egg? That takes some serious science. Researchers at UC Irvine say they've managed to do just that using a newly developed technique that involves untangling the egg's proteins. It could also lead to cheaper ways of study cancer, according to UC Irvine researcher Greg Weiss.

2015 LA homeless census: Thousands of volunteers hit the streets

scpr.org — Los Angeles has one of the largest populations of homeless persons in the nation and the number seems to be increasing. Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), which conducts a homeless count every two years, counted nearly 39,500 homeless persons in 2013.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @amartinezla: 2015 LA homeless count: 6000 volunteers hit the streets scpr.org/programs/take-… via @kpcc

What's next for Mariachi Plaza?

scpr.org — Opposition from the community has pushed the L.A. County Metropolitan Transit to rethink a proposed development at Mariachi Plaza, the iconic Boyle Heights gathering spot. The proposal was for a roughly 120,000-square-foot development with shops and medical office space. Critics argued that it wouldn't suit the needs of the historic immigrant neighborhood - and would encourage further gentrification from downtown.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @KPCC: Now that the proposed development is nixed, what's next for #BoyleHeights' Mariachi Plaza? kp.cc/1yMa7uy http://t.co/f4b8iepGLR

Ventura police call for public's help identifying potential witnesses to homeless attack

scpr.org — Police say they're still hoping to talk to potential witnesses in the case of a homeless man who was set on fire near a Ventura beach over a week ago. Police say they haven't been able to speak with the victim since the night of the attack.
Jan 27, 2015

Ventura police call for public's help ID'ing potential witnesses to homeless attack kp.cc/1yM82ij http://t.co/jmbkvjsRVZ

Dozens quarantined as health agencies try to stem measles outbreak

scpr.org — At least 57 people have been quarantined in Orange and San Diego Counties as part of public health officials' efforts to quell the measles outbreak that began at Disneyland last month.
Jan 27, 2015

To stop measles, OC's quarantined 30+ ppl. SD, 27. LA: ?? @LAPublicHealth PIOs won’t answer ?s. cc: @cynthiaharding bit.ly/1JDSNM0

California officials preparing for rise in new teacher jobs

scpr.org — Over the past seven years, enrollment in higher education programs that prepare candidates for teaching plummeted sharply. Teacher layoffs and fewer openings kept many away from the profession. With the economy now improving, school districts have ramped up hiring and California is poised for a turnabout in teacher credentialing.

Malnourished sea lion pups wash ashore

By Jed Kim
scpr.org — Unusually high numbers of malnourished California sea lions have stranded alive so far this year. The number of stranded animals, at this point, outpaces even that from 2013, a year that the National Marine Fisheries Service declared an "unusual mortality event" for West Coast sea lions.

Sundance 2015: Media outlets wrongly report record-breaking deal

scpr.org — The earliest media reports about the sale of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" at the Sundance Film Festival said that Fox Searchlight was buying the drama for a record festival price of $12 million. It was a startling headline, repeated by many media outlets, including KPCC on Monday morning.
Jan 27, 2015

12M, 4M, same diff... RT @JGHorn: .@sundancefest sales whopper: Media reports for record-breaking sale wrong. bit.ly/1y1ZlfU

Jan 27, 2015

'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' actually sold for around $4 million, NOT $12 million as reported #Sundance2015 kp.cc/1CuJifQ

Jan 27, 2015

RT @JGHorn: .@sundancefest sales whopper: Media reports for record-breaking sale wrong. bit.ly/1y1ZlfU

Buena Park considers scrapping at-large voting elections

scpr.org — After finding evidence of racially-polarized voting, Buena Park is considering moving to a single-member district election system that would give minority voters representation on the city council. Since the California Voting Rights Act was signed into law in 2002, several municipalities that elect officials citywide, also known as at-large elections, have been sued for diluting the voting power of minority groups or denying them political representation.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @KPCC: Buena Park considers scrapping at-large voting elections kp.cc/1LeMuA2 via @erikaaaguilar

First Person: Eric Barr fights back against his stroke with theater

scpr.org — Eric Barr was a theater professor at the University of California Riverside, until a series of strokes in 2013 forced him into retirement. When I had the first stroke I was in the bathroom," recalls Barr. "I noticed that there was an arm waving around in the bathroom, and...I realized it was my arm."
Jan 27, 2015

Video: actor reflects on his stroke with a one-man show, part of @KPCC's First Person series kp.cc/1CuQx7l vimeo.com/117858494

What parents need to know about children's brains on music

scpr.org — If you learned how to play a recorder or ukelele in school, you may have built up brain functions that boosted your ability to do better in school, especially if you kept up with practice.
Jan 28, 2015

Little recap of Sunday's @KPCCforum Music & the Brain event scpr.org/blogs/educatio… What parents need to know abt children's brains on music

LAPD's Beck, other law enforcement want police-tracking app disabled

scpr.org — Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police. Waze is a combination of GPS navigation and social networking.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @KPCC: LAPD's Beck, other law enforcement want police-tracking feature in Google's Waze app disabled kp.cc/1Ct35fB

Jan 26, 2015

RT @KPCC: LAPD's Beck, other law enforcement want police-tracking feature in Google's Waze app disabled kp.cc/1Ct35fB