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CSUN student dies after hiking trip in Angeles National Forest

Andrew Martinez

July 2, 2014

UPDATE: The Pi Kappa Phi National Fraternity announced it has suspended its Zeta Mu Chapter at CSUN following Villa's death in a press release Thursday. A CSUN student has died after passing out on a fraternity hiking trip in the Angeles National Forest Tuesday. Armando Villa, 19, was hiking ...

KCSN News Update: City can’t prevent people from sleeping in cars

Andrew Martinez

July 2, 2014

A federal appeals court rules that Los Angeles cannot bar people from sleeping in cars, because the law discriminates against the homeless and poor. An investigation into price fixing and bid rigging in the auto parts industry has led to 34 arrests and $2.3 billion in fines. Prosecutors say a kill sw...

KCSN News Update: Burbank Airport opens regional transportation center

Andrew Martinez

July 2, 2014

A $112 million regional transportation center opens at the Burbank Airport. Government, business, and law enforcement officials believe hackers are winning the war against cybercrime. Forty percent of women surveyed about workforce opportunities believe they are under-compensated and would like t...

KCSN News Update: Cedars-Sinai hospital enlisting barbers to detect high blood pressure

Andrew Martinez

July 1, 2014

Auto manufacturers are making progress in safety features including front crash warning systems and automatic braking capabilities. President Obama unveils a comprehensive ocean protection plan that addresses pollution, over-fishing, and the impact of climate change. Amazon is out with its own smart...

KCSN News Update: California state senate rejects warning labels on sodas, energy drinks

Andrew Martinez

July 1, 2014

An attempt to include warning labels on certain sodas, energy, and fruit drinks has been defeated in the California state senate. The Social Security Administration has closed 64 field offices since 2010, forcing more seniors to seek help online. An investigation has revealed that pilot mismanagement ...

KCSN News Update: Drought depleting rivers, affecting salmon migrations

Andrew Martinez

June 26, 2014

California's severe drought is depleting rivers and streams and making the annual migration to the ocean too dangerous for young Chinook Salmon. The number of births to older mothers in their forties is rising. The Food and Drug Administration will be issuing voluntary guidelines aimed at having peopl...

KCSN News Update: US ranks last in health care among 11 industrialized nations

Andrew Martinez

June 26, 2014

Rising home prices have reduced the number of possible buyers and impacted construction jobs. President Obama will sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation. The Department of Education is warning college students abo...

KCSN News Update: CDC finds use of e-cigarettes rising among teens

Andrew Martinez

June 25, 2014

Surveys suggest that more long time unemployed workers are abandoning their search after finding it nearly impossible to get another job. A large percentage of people earning between 50-thousand and 100-thousand dollars a year say it is difficult to save money for retirement. Facebook unveils a n...

KCSN News Update: City officials endorse minimum wage increase for hotel workers

Andrew Martinez

June 25, 2014

A Los Angeles City Council committee gives its endorsement to increasing the minimum wage for non-unionized hotel workers. Work schedules for the nation's 15-thousand air traffic controllers are resulting in risky fatigue on the job. Starbucks is partnering with Arizona State University to give...

KCSN News Update: LA-based group proposes parking fines rate cap at $23

Andrew Martinez

June 20, 2014

-A group is proposing that the city of Los Angeles adopt a $23 cap on parking fines, an issue that could end up as a ballot initiative to let voters decide. -Investigators for Mercury Insurance have uncovered more than $24 million in attempted fraud. -A U.S. Court of Appeals rules that law enforcemen...

KCSN News Update: Obama signs bill to finance improvements at ports of LA

Andrew Martinez

June 20, 2014

  -President Obama has signed a 12-Billion dollar water projects bill that will help finance improvements at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. -First Lady Michelle Obama meets with 20 Mayors to turn a spotlight on a national effort to eliminate homelessness among those who served in ...

KCSN News Update: New Van Nuys housing facility aids homeless residents with mental illness

Andrew Martinez

June 19, 2014

  -MTA leaves Claremont off of Gold Line project funding list -Santa Monica becomes first California city to inspect and require retrofitting for potential at-risk structures -Affordable housing has an impact on a child's cognitive ability, according to study -Non-profit housing corpo...

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