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CalArts students protest handling of rape cases — A day after students at the California Institute of the Arts staged a protest about administrators' handling of a sex assault case, students at the prestigious art school said they will begin offering their own support to victims. "We are creating a safe space for people who are assaulted or have been assaulted to come forward," said Cori Redstone, a masters of fine arts student studying painting and one of the protest organizers.
Oct 25, 2014

#CalArts becomes one of 86 campuses nationally under fedl investigation for handling of sexual assault cases… @kpcc

Live Nation, Nederlander/AEG battle for Greek Theatre to continue — The tug-of-war between concert venue operators Live Nation and Nederlander/AEG over who will control the iconic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles's Griffith Park continued Thursday before an overflow crowd. About 150 people signed up to speak during a public comment session at Thursday's public hearing on the issue.
Oct 10, 2014

Looks like flagfootball: Live Nation, Nederlander/AEG battle over #LA #GreekTheatre in red vs green shirts… @kpcc

Survey finds many LA veterans unemployed or earning poverty wages — A new wide-ranging report on U.S. military veterans in Los Angeles has found that a quarter of veterans are unemployed, and among those with jobs, many work for meager wages. "Nearly a quarter are earning an annual income at or below the U.S. poverty level," said the author of the report, USC Professor Carl Castro.

Text-to-911 in an emergency? LA is looking at adding that service — The city of Los Angeles is going to study how much it might cost and how to best implement a system where people could text 911 to get help. Advocates say allowing texting to 911 would help the deaf community get emergency services.
Sep 19, 2014

What do you think? Good idea, or no? RT @KPCC Text-to-911 in an emergency? LA is looking at adding that service

Sep 20, 2014

Text-to-911 in an emergency? LA is looking at adding that service…

Ezell Ford: Los Angeles police sued for killing unarmed man — The family of a black man killed last month by Los Angeles police has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the department and the two officers who shot him. Lawyers for Ezell Ford's family filed the suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court.
Sep 18, 2014

Lawyer who represented Rodney King now represents #EzellFord family in lawsuit over #LAPD shooting death…

California temperatures hottest, driest in 120 years — If you've felt like it's been extra hot - you're right. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Thursday confirmed California has had the hottest year since they started keeping records 120 years ago, in 1895. "For the first eight months of 2014, California has been record warm," said Jake Crouch, a NOAA climate scientist.

Drivers, get out your yardsticks - new California law requires 3-foot buffer for bikes — A new law takes effect next week requiring drivers to stay three-feet from bicycles when passing them on California roads. Backers said it replaces previous rules that were vague about what a "safe" distance is. "The current law states you need to pass a cyclist by a 'safe distance.'
Sep 10, 2014

RT @KPCC: Drivers, get out your yardsticks; new law requires 3-foot buffer for bikes via @ShirleyJahad

First Person: Valerie Watson turns curbs into parks — Valerie Watson is an urban designer; her official title is assistant pedestrian coordinator for the city of Los Angeles Department of Transportation. She works to make the streets more pedestrian-friendly - part of that involves her parklet initiative. L.A.'s streets are "our biggest public space asset," she says, noting that the city has 7,500 miles of them.
Aug 20, 2014

"Pedestrian Coordinator" is an actual job title. Meet the woman behind DTLA's parklets:

Some parking meters in Pasadena are repurposed to help homeless — Got any spare change? Starting Wednesday, you can help the homeless in Pasadena by feeding a meter. "They are re-purposed parking meters," said Jaylene Moseley, president of the non-profit Flintridge Center, which is running the new program. "They are parking meters that are bright orange and they have a happy face on them."
Aug 13, 2014

Feed a meter to help house the #homeless #Pasadena Here's the story w locations of smiley parking meters… @kpcc

Aug 14, 2014

Great concept: Donation meters repurpose Pasadena parking meters to collect funds for the homeless… via @kpcc

Pico Rivera shooting: Sheriff confirms deputy's bullets killed innocent man — Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials today confirmed they shot and killed an innocent man by mistake as they were on the hunt for a parole violator. L.A. County Interim Sheriff John Scott announced an autopsy confirms it was a deputy's bullets that left 54-year-old grandfather Frank Mendoza dead in the doorway of his Pico Rivera home.
Aug 08, 2014

Deputy bullets killed innocent man #Sheriff says "It was a tragic event for all of us"… @kpcc #LA #PicoRivera

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Feb 03, 2016

Many ppl only hear abt #Muslims from the news after an act of terror or in distorted media portrayals #Obama #Mosque…

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