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Culture a l’Aztlan: La Tocada Fest recap & the near future of Latin American music festivals

Culture a l’Aztlan: La Tocada Fest recap & the near future of Latin American music festivals

Ivan Salinas

August 6, 2018

On its 5th anniversary, La Tocada couldn’t have opted for a better turnout. Produced by the entertainment producers of Live Nation and Frías Entertainment, the one-day event gathered thousands of people at the Los State Historic Park to share an experience of Latin American music, food an...

KCSN News Update: GM will pay unlimited compensation in wrongful death lawsuits against company

Andrew Martinez

July 8, 2014

General Motors has placed no limit on the amount of compensation the company will pay in wrongful death lawsuits linked to faulty ignition switches.   The U.S. Supreme Court issues a decision upholding company's religious objections to contraceptive coverage requirements in the new health ...

KCSN news update: Hospitals considering scaling back financial aid to push Affordable Care Act insurance

Andrew Martinez

July 8, 2014

President Obama calls for paid leave for mothers of newborns and he encouraged employers to implement more flexible work schedules. The Environmental Working Group finds that nearly half of young children are eating potentially harmful amounts of vitamin enriched cereals and snack bars. Some hospitals...

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: 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 ...

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