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Reports of bomb threat at LAX, traffic diverted (updated)

Updated 1:17 p.m.:Traffic diversions have ended at the Tom Bradley International Terminal of LAX following a bomb threat, Los Angeles Airport Police shared on twitter.https://twitter.com/LAAirportPD/status/492400861188878336Earlier:Police are responding ... [Published SCPR - 12 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Magnolia charter network pleads for judge to reopen schools

Magnolia Public Schools asked an LA Superior Court judge Thursday to reopen two charter schools. The Los Angeles Unified school district closed the schools after an audit found missing and misused funds.RELATED:  Charter schools: Audit finds missing, ... [Published SCPR - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Study finds 3 out of 4 children with mental health needs don't get treated

UCLA researchers say only one-quarter of California children aged 4-11 with mental health needs receive treatment. Maya Sugarman/KPCCA UCLA study released Thursday suggests only about a quarter of California children with mental health needs receive ... [Published SCPR - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Richard Alarcon's fall from Valley political leader to convicted felon

Now that former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon has been convicted of perjury and voter fraud, the longtime San Fernando Valley politician could end his 20-year public career as an inmate in state prison.Alarcon started out as Mayor Tom Bradley's ... [Published SCPR - 8 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Mayor Garcetti turns to YouTube to communicate directly with LAPD officers about contract

Mayor Eric Garcetti took a digital detour Thursday, using YouTube to communicate directly with LAPD officers about a one-year contract they voted down two weeks ago.The mayor had intended to visit roll call meetings with officers, but the Los Angeles ... [Published SCPR - 12 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

LA Trade Tech speech: Obama criticizes US companies for lack of 'economic patriotism'

President Barack Obama on Thursday criticized American companies that seek overseas mergers to avoid paying taxes at home.Speaking to hundreds of people who had lined up for blocks in the blazing heat at Los Angeles Trade Technical College in South L.A., ... [Published SCPR - 12 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund kids'

Listen Now[15 min 17 sec] Download Larry Busacca/Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2014 in Park City, Utah.Court documents show that deceased actor Philip Seymour Hoffman left his $35 million fortune to his long-time ... [Published SCPR - 12 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Should public schools play host to private summer school courses?

Listen Now[17 min 47 sec] Creative CommonsPrivate schools are offering summer courses that are transferable to public schools for a fee. Critics say that the courses should be offered free of charge if applicable to public school curriculum.Across ... [Published SCPR - 12 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Should pharmacies be required to translate drug labels for non-English speakers?

Listen Now[14 min 8 sec] Scott Olson/New prescription bottles lie on a counter at a Target pharmacy April 28, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois.The California State Board of Pharmacy is set to consider that issue in a July 31 meeting . Currently, pharmacies ... [Published SCPR - 12 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

California prisoners granted class-action lawsuit against race-based policies

Listen Now[22 min 32 sec] Kevork Djansezian/A California Department of Corrections officer speaks to inmates at Chino State Prison in the dayroom of Sycamore Hall that was modified to house prisoners on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California.A federal ... [Published SCPR - 12 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Tax credits for the film and TV industry

Listen Now[4 min 52 sec] Robyn Beck/AFP/The world famous Hollywood signCalifornia has been trying hard to keep film and TV production in state.Making movies and TV shows creates thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue.For the last ... [Published SCPR - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 2 reports

Airbnb squatter highlights renters' rights issue in California

Chris Weeks/Airbnb hosts have seen an increase in squatters, many having to hire lawyers and pay large fees to remove tenants from their units.A recent case in Palm Springs is proving to be a learning opportunity for people renting out rooms or vacation ... [Published SCPR - Jul 23 2014]

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"I believe if you are going to do a forensic audit, there has to be duedue process and within that there has to be a public hearing" said Alfredo Rubalcava, spokesman for Magnolia
"He was much more of a broad thinker than most elected officials" Guerra said
"I’m really happy to see him doing something other than fundraising. Trade Tech is one of our premiere institutions where so many of our young people get trained" Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) told KPCC. Bass, whose district include the college, stood outside with ticket holders ahead of the event
"The law is very clear: City officials are prohibited from communicating with employees concerning subjects of ongoing collective bargaining negotiations" union President Tyler Izen said last week

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