Kirk Siegler

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LA Sheriff's Department Agrees To Federal Oversight To Settle Abuse Suit

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The ACLU and the embattled sheriff's department have settled a class action lawsuit that will likely set in motion a number of changes within the nation's largest municipal jail system.


LAPD Chief Has Lessons To Share About Department's Past 'Ghosts'

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cities looking to reform their troubled police forces might have a template to turn to in Los Angeles. The LAPD has come a long way in 20 years, and Chief Charlie Beck wants to share lessons learned.


Sandwich Monday: The Hanukkah Miracle

Monday, December 15, 2014

For this week's Sandwich Monday, guest eater Dan Pashman shares with us a creation that members of every faith can enjoy. It's a latke-doughnut sandwich called the Hanukkah Miracle.


Remembering Rodney King, Southern Calif. Watches Ferguson, NY

Saturday, December 06, 2014

LA's Leimert Park neighborhood saw riots after the Rodney King verdict. Nearby in the Simi Valley, where many in law enforcement live, residents see the recent shootings from their own perspective.


California Storm Brings Welcome Rain During Record-Setting Drought

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

It rained again on Wednesday in California — welcome news to just about everyone. The state is in the midst of a record-setting drought. But the state will need a lot more rain to change the long term outlook. And some residents in areas affected by wildfires are guarding against mud and debris flows.


Colorado's Pot Industry Looks To Move Past Stereotypes

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

In the year since Colorado made recreational marijuana legal, pot has become a billion-dollar business in the state. And some growers are on a serious mission to make it legitimate and mainstream.


'Undocumented' Stigma A Barrier In Asian-American Communities

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In Monterrey Park, Calif. — home to the fastest growing population of Chinese immigrants in the U.S. — community leaders are trying to get the word out about "deferred action" eligibility.


In Southwest, New Immigration Policies Bring Frustration From All Sides

Friday, November 21, 2014

Anger and disappointment with Obama's executive action has been swift, and isn't just being voiced by anti-illegal immigration groups. Some immigrant rights supporters call the moves inadequate.


With Drought The New Normal, Calif. Farmers Find They Have To Change

Friday, November 14, 2014

Three years of severe drought in California is forcing farmers and ranchers to make some tough choices. In some cases, they're rethinking everything about their business and finding new opportunities.


McConnell Elected To Lead Senate GOP; Boehner, Reid Return To Party Posts

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Senate Democrats and Republicans, as well as the House GOP caucus, held closed-door elections today to select their leaders. NPR's Ailsa Chang and Juana Summers explain what this means and why it matters.


Feds List Gunnison Sage Grouse As Threatened Species

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The bird is now protected under the Endangered Species Act, which could stop some oil and gas development in Colorado and Utah — and will likely start a number of legal challenges.


The GOP Takes Heart From Colorado, But Still Faces 2016 Hurdles

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Colorado is one of the battleground states where Republicans made big gains this week, but the state is becoming more urban and more diverse — two factors that work in Democrats' favor.


In Colo., Republicans Try To Capitalize On Obama's Unpopularity

Monday, November 03, 2014

In the tight Colorado Senate race, the Republican challenger, Congressman Cory Gardner, is trying to tie the incumbent to an unpopular President Obama. The Democrat Sen. Mark Udall says his opponent is an extremist.


Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.


Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.


After Quarantine, Ebola-Free Dallas Residents Face New Challenges

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In Dallas, the first round of people that came into contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are free from quarantine and trying to get back to their daily lives. But the ordeal has taken a logistical and emotional toll.


For LAPD Cop Working Skid Row, 'There's Always Hope'

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Los Angeles police officer Deon Joseph has a reputation on Skid Row as someone who cares. He has pushed for changes in policing and sounded the alarm about the neighborhood's mental health crisis.


Identity Politics Center Stage In California's Central Valley Campaign

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The race for the 21st Congressional District seat pits two relatively young, up-and-coming politicians against one another. And the politics of identity and immigration aren't as simple as they seem.


To Counter Gun Violence, Researchers Seek Deeper Data

Sunday, September 28, 2014

For the first time in nearly 20 years, federal money is flowing into gun violence research. There's also growing momentum behind creating a reliable national database for firearm injuries and deaths.


Hundreds Of Homes Threatened By Calif.'s King Fire

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In drought-stricken California, firefighters have their hands full battling nearly a dozen major wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate.