Kirk Siegler

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LA Mayor Candidates Try To Persuade Voters To Pay Attention

Friday, May 17, 2013

The candidates have spent a record amount of money. They've stumped hard in a city that isn't easy to campaign in — 470 square miles sliced up into neighborhoods divided by a web of freeways.

Yet despite nearly $20 million in spending in the March primary alone, turnout is expected ...


A Splash Of 'Urban Ocean' On A Southern California Cruise

Sunday, May 05, 2013

A cruise run by the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif., sounds like a picturesque summer outing. But the Urban Ocean boat cruise highlights the juxtaposition of a powerful port with a fragile ecosystem: You're just as likely to see trash as you are to see marine life.



Why An Immigration Deal Won't Solve The Farmworker Shortage

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Salinas Valley in Northern California grows about 80 percent of the country's lettuce, and it takes a lot of people to pick and pack it. In a field owned by Duda Farm Fresh Foods, a dozen lechugueros, or lettuce pickers, are bent at the waist, cutting heads of ...


Looking To Broaden Appeal, RNC Heads To Hollywood

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Republican National Committee is holding its spring meeting in the Democratic stronghold of Hollywood this week — part of an effort to broaden the party's appeal.

So far, there are sharp divisions among RNC delegates about the future direction of the GOP. But there's general agreement that the party ...


L.A. Schools Hire Security Aides To Watch For Threats

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tenth Street Elementary is in the Pico-Union district of Los Angeles, a few blocks west of the Staples Center and downtown skyscrapers. It's a tough neighborhood; school security is always an issue.

On a recent day, about 150 third-graders were spread across a worn cement playground, running around, playing chase ...


Battling Suicide In A 'Gun State' Means Treading Carefully

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wyoming has the highest per capita suicide rate in the nation. Guns are also a big part of everyday life: The state has one of the highest rates of gun ownership.

It's not hard to find someone in the state who's been directly affected by a suicide in which ...

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A Turning Point For Talking About Suicide And Guns In Wyoming

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Guns are a big part of everyday life in Wyoming, and many residents have been directly impacted by a suicide in which a gun was used. The state has the highest suicide rate in the nation, and two-thirds of Wyoming's suicides are by firearm.

The rural state's relationship with guns ...


Owens Valley Salty As Los Angeles Water Battle Flows Into Court

Monday, March 11, 2013

In the West, fights over water last a long time.

It's been almost 100 years since William Mulholland stood atop an aqueduct along the Owens River and said, "There it is, take it." He was referring to a diversion channel that started piping water to Los Angeles from 200 miles ...


Formal Charges To Be Filed In Aurora Shootings

Monday, July 30, 2012

It's widely assumed that prosecutors will file dozens of first-degree and attempted murder charges Monday against 24-year-old James Holmes, the lone suspect in the attack. Prosecutors may also seek the death penalty.