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  • Leftovers Stars Max and Charlie Carver Take the Cake (No, really… they did)!

    Leftovers Stars Max and Charlie Carver Take the Cake (No, really… they did)!

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:00:36 GMT
    It’s always a little surreal when I get to interview an actor from a movie or tv show I watch. But sitting across from Charlie and Max Carver from HBO’s “The Leftovers” was twice as disorienting!
    It’s always a little surreal when I get to interview an actor from a movie or tv show I watch. But sitting across from Charlie and Max Carver from HBO’s “The Leftovers” was twice as disorienting!
  • From Jeff Michael

    Street Racers Say Deaths Will Continue Unless…

    Street Racers Say Deaths Will Continue Unless…

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:04:17 GMT
    On Studio 11 LA, Gina Silva covered the latest death from illegal street racing. Yes, that’s redundant—all street racing is illegal but, in this case, the scofflaw attitude of those who do it can’t be emphasized enough.
    On Studio 11 LA, Gina Silva covered the latest death from illegal street racing. Yes, that’s redundant—all street racing is illegal but, in this case, the scofflaw attitude of those who do it can’t be emphasized enough.
  • Rick Springfield's Magnificent Vibration Resonates

    Rick Springfield's Magnificent Vibration Resonates

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-06-19 22:15:59 GMT
    I like to study as much as I can prior to interviews we do on Studio 11 LA. I was given Rick Springfield’s new novel “Magnificent Vibration” the night before he came by but didn’t open it up until two hours before we went on the air.
    I like to study as much as I can prior to interviews we do on Studio 11 LA. I was given Rick Springfield’s new novel “Magnificent Vibration” the night before he came by but didn’t open it up until two hours before we went on the air.
  • 7 Guns, Ammo Seized at UC Santa Barbara Student's Apartment

    7 Guns, Ammo Seized at UC Santa Barbara Student's Apartment

    Thursday, May 29 2014 1:23 AM EDT2014-05-29 05:23:35 GMT
    Days after a gunman killed six people in Santa Barbara County, authorities seized seven guns and 1,000 rounds of ammunition from a man they say accidentally fired a bullet into his neighbor's Isla Vista apartment.
    Days after a gunman killed six people in Santa Barbara County, authorities seized seven guns and 1,000 rounds of ammunition from a man they say accidentally fired a bullet into his neighbor's Isla Vista apartment.
  • Bullying: Should it be a Crime?

    Bullying: Should it be a Crime?

    The city council of Carson, CA has voted to make bullying a crime; a misdemeanor, technically punishable by jail time! It was the first of two votes.
    The city council of Carson, CA has voted to make bullying a crime; a misdemeanor, technically punishable by jail time! It was the first of two votes.
  • From Jeff Michael

    Fingerprinting the Ice Cream Man??

    Fingerprinting the Ice Cream Man??

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-05-08 03:05:10 GMT
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering a law that would require ice cream vendors be screened; given a criminal background check, fingerprinted and licensed.
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering a law that would require ice cream vendors be screened; given a criminal background check, fingerprinted and licensed.
  • Hallucinating Away Heroin Addiction

    Hallucinating Away Heroin Addiction

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-05-07 14:29:14 GMT
    I hesitated passing along this piece— as well written as it is—because I just don’t know if it’s the real deal or another quick and temporary fix to what has become the nation’s scariest addiction nightmare; Heroin.
    I hesitated passing along this piece— as well written as it is—because I just don’t know if it’s the real deal or another quick and temporary fix to what has become the nation’s scariest addiction nightmare; Heroin.
  • Bieber, Drake Bell Trade Jabs in the P.R. Ring

    Bieber, Drake Bell Trade Jabs in the P.R. Ring

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:51:22 GMT
    Not long ago, former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell flexed a little of his comedic wit on twitter, admittedly at the expense of an easy mark; Justin Bieber.
    Not long ago, former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell flexed a little of his comedic wit on twitter, admittedly at the expense of an easy mark; Justin Bieber.
  • From Jeff Michael

    Bryan Singer Sued—Allegations of Drugging, Raping Boy

    Bryan Singer Sued—Allegations of Drugging, Raping Boy

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:10:33 GMT
    I've just read the thirteen page law suit filing against director Bryan Singer and it's as detailed as a movie script with production cues.
    I've just read the thirteen page law suit filing against director Bryan Singer and it's as detailed as a movie script with production cues.
  • Mega Church Pastor Resigns, “Moral Failing”

    Mega Church Pastor Resigns, “Moral Failing”

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:01:24 GMT
    Bob Coy, founder and Senior Pastor of the 20,000 member Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, has resigned because of a moral failing that disqualifies him from continuing in leadership.
    Bob Coy, founder and Senior Pastor of the 20,000 member Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, has resigned because of a moral failing that disqualifies him from continuing in leadership.
  • Celebrating The Benefits Of Arts Education

    Celebrating The Benefits Of Arts Education

    Friday, March 21 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-03-21 15:18:47 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Arts education encourages creativity, helps develop critical thinking, and teaches collaboration.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Arts education encourages creativity, helps develop critical thinking, and teaches collaboration.
  • From Jeff Michael

    Judy Judy Judy!

    Judy Judy Judy!

    Friday, March 14 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-03-15 03:00:58 GMT
    Now, flash way forward and there I was walking into KTTV's lobby to welcome that iconic singer to Studio 11 LA. It was surreal.
    Now, flash way forward and there I was walking into KTTV's lobby to welcome that iconic singer to Studio 11 LA. It was surreal.
  • From Jeff Michael

    California: One State or Six?

    California: One State or Six?

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-03-11 04:11:48 GMT
    The petitions are out and signatures being collected to break California up into six separate states. It's the brainchild of Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper.
    The petitions are out and signatures being collected to break California up into six separate states. It's the brainchild of Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper.
  • From Jeff Michael

    Ukraine is Not That Far Away

    Ukraine is Not That Far Away

    Saturday, February 22 2014 1:19 AM EST2014-02-22 06:19:08 GMT
    I want to share something with you. I have thought about writing about the conflict in Ukraine; about the political struggle and the Putin link. But then I got a note from a friend.
    I want to share something with you. I have thought about writing about the conflict in Ukraine; about the political struggle and the Putin link. But then I got a note from a friend.
  • From Jeff Michael

    WhatsApp? A Better question: WhatsUpp with Silicon Valley Again

    WhatsApp? A Better question: WhatsUpp with Silicon Valley Again

    Thursday, February 20 2014 11:16 AM EST2014-02-20 16:16:51 GMT
    Facebook is buying WhatsApp for $19 Billion. If you don't have it on your smartphone, WhatsApp is a great app for texting people anywhere in the world (give or take) where there is internet wireless.
    Facebook is buying WhatsApp for $19 Billion. If you don't have it on your smartphone, WhatsApp is a great app for texting people anywhere in the world (give or take) where there is internet wireless.
  • From Jeff Michael

    Internet Doctor Visits

    Internet Doctor Visits

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 11:32 PM EST2014-02-19 04:32:40 GMT
    I never did like going to my 11am doctor appointment only to be told at 11:30 that the doctor is running a little late.
    I never did like going to my 11am doctor appointment only to be told at 11:30 that the doctor is running a little late.
  • From Jeff Michael

    If You Could Read His Mind...

    If You Could Read His Mind...

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 11:30 PM EST2014-02-13 04:30:50 GMT
    Maybe you remember the old Gordon Lightfoot song, If You Could Read My Mind… it continues, "…what a tale my thoughts could tell…" That should be Brad Carter's theme song.
    Maybe you remember the old Gordon Lightfoot song, If You Could Read My Mind… it continues, "…what a tale my thoughts could tell…" That should be Brad Carter's theme song.
  • From Jeff Michael

    Hoffman, Monteith, Belushi and Maybe Your Loved One

    Hoffman, Monteith, Belushi and Maybe Your Loved One

    Monday, February 3 2014 11:11 PM EST2014-02-04 04:11:01 GMT
    "Just say no." Remember that line from First Lady Nancy Reagan?
    "Just say no." Remember that line from First Lady Nancy Reagan?
  • From Jeff Michael

    Yahoo (Exclamation Mark on Hold)

    Yahoo (Exclamation Mark on Hold)

    Friday, January 31 2014 11:59 AM EST2014-01-31 16:59:02 GMT
    By chance, I just found out that Yahoo! is the latest target of hackers; more specifically I am… We are the latest target.
    By chance, I just found out that Yahoo! is the latest target of hackers; more specifically I am… We are the latest target.
  • From Jeff Michael

    Bong Bowl? Marijuana’s New Best Friend; The NFL

    Bong Bowl? Marijuana’s New Best Friend; The NFL

    Thursday, January 30 2014 11:40 AM EST2014-01-30 16:40:24 GMT
    This is the first Super Bowl that is making me reflect; not on the game--but the pros and cons of the product getting more publicity than anyone actually paying for a 30 second spot in the Super Bowl; Weed.
    This is the first Super Bowl that is making me reflect; not on the game--but the pros and cons of the product getting more publicity than anyone actually paying for a 30 second spot in the Super Bowl; Weed.
  • Pete Seeger 1919-2014: The Guitar Was His Hammer

    Pete Seeger 1919-2014: The Guitar Was His Hammer

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 5:41 PM EST2014-01-28 22:41:08 GMT
    I first picked up a guitar in 7th grade. It belonged to a friend who asked me if I wanted to learn how to play. The first song he taught me was "If I Had a Hammer" by Pete Seeger.
    I first picked up a guitar in 7th grade. It belonged to a friend who asked me if I wanted to learn how to play. The first song he taught me was "If I Had a Hammer" by Pete Seeger. 
  • From Anchor Jeff Michael

    Fight To Live: Pay Attention Now or Later, Wish You Had

    Fight To Live: Pay Attention Now or Later, Wish You Had

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 12:09 PM EST2014-01-22 17:09:22 GMT
    Fight to Live. If you take away anything from this, make it those three words. Fight to Live is the new Documentary that is desperately trying to get America's attention.
    Fight to Live. If you take away anything from this, make it those three words. Fight to Live is the new Documentary that is desperately trying to get America's attention.
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    Drink Up...Someone Else Is Conserving Water

    Drink Up...Someone Else Is Conserving Water

    Thursday, January 16 2014 6:05 PM EST2014-01-16 23:05:33 GMT
    California Governor Jerry Brown is about to declare a state-wide drought. By the time you read this, he may have already.
    California Governor Jerry Brown is about to declare a state-wide drought. By the time you read this, he may have already.
  • Bieber And Felony Egging: Maybe You Should Care

    Bieber And Felony Egging: Maybe You Should Care

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 11:22 AM EST2014-01-15 16:22:11 GMT
    I don't know many journalists who give two rips about what Justin Bieber does in his off-time, which lately seems to be all of the time.
    I don't know many journalists who give two rips about what Justin Bieber does in his off-time, which lately seems to be all of the time.
  • From Jeff Michael

    It's Not Like The Movies

    It's Not Like The Movies

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 12:59 PM EST2014-01-14 17:59:31 GMT
    A new Fox drama, Gang Related, was shooting in downtown LA and needed a real reporter to play a reporter for them. They called the newsroom. I said, okay. Doing those one-off shoots are fun.
    A new Fox drama, Gang Related, was shooting in downtown LA and needed a real reporter to play a reporter for them. They called the newsroom. I said, okay. Doing those one-off shoots are fun.
  • FOX 11 Exclusive: Baca Says He's Not Target of Federal Investigation

    FOX 11 Exclusive: Baca Says He's Not Target of Federal Investigation

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 10:03 AM EST2014-01-08 15:03:07 GMT
    "I know I'm not a target." Those words from Sheriff Lee Baca on the set of Fox 11 News. Baca was here after a stunning announcement today that not only was he retiring, but it would be effective at the end of the month.
    "I know I'm not a target." Those words from Sheriff Lee Baca on the set of Fox 11 News. Baca was here after a stunning announcement today that not only was he retiring, but it would be effective at the end of the month.
  • 'Fat Loser- Mental Toughness Training for Dieters'

    'Fat Loser- Mental Toughness Training for Dieters'

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 12:17 AM EST2014-01-07 05:17:58 GMT
    Ok, I'm still mulling over my interview with the author of a new book on losing weight. It's called Fat Loser- Mental Toughness Training for Dieters. Yes, the double entendre "Fat Loser" is intended.
    Ok, I'm still mulling over my interview with the author of a new book on losing weight. It's called Fat Loser- Mental Toughness Training for Dieters. Yes, the double entendre "Fat Loser" is intended.
  • From Anchor Jeff Michael

    Paul Walker Autopsy: For How Many Eyes?

    Paul Walker Autopsy: For How Many Eyes?

    Friday, January 3 2014 6:16 PM EST2014-01-03 23:16:51 GMT
    I have just finished reading the autopsy reports on Paul Walker and Roger Rodas. The "Fast and Furious" star and Rodas were killed when the Porsche Carrera GT Rodas was driving went out of control.
    I have just finished reading the autopsy reports on Paul Walker and Roger Rodas. The "Fast and Furious" star and Rodas were killed when the Porsche Carrera GT Rodas was driving went out of control on a Santa Clarita street and smashed into a tree at a speed of more than 100mph.
  • Bringing Guests Together to Further a Cause

    Bringing Guests Together to Further a Cause

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 5:37 PM EST2013-12-10 22:37:53 GMT
    When we book guests on Studio 11 LA, of course we look for people we think our audience will find interesting but I don't think we've ever thought about how interesting they would find one another.
    When we book guests on Studio 11 LA, of course we look for people we think our audience will find interesting but I don't think we've ever thought about how interesting they would find one another.
  • From Jeff Michael

    Remembering My Friend Don Rhymer

    Remembering My Friend Don Rhymer

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 6:00 PM EST2013-11-26 23:00:18 GMT
    Tonight I will end my day with a group of guys at a steak house in memory of a man whom we all owe a lot to. It was one year ago that we all lost our friend, Don Rhymer.
    Tonight I will end my day with a group of guys at a steak house in memory of a man whom we all owe a lot to. It was one year ago that we all lost our friend, Don Rhymer.
  • From Jeff Michael

    BART: Would You Strike?

    BART: Would You Strike?

    Friday, October 18 2013 7:45 PM EDT2013-10-18 23:45:32 GMT
    Discussing the two unions striking the Bay Area Rapid Transit, it was one of those times when we looked at a story and rubbed our eyes to make sure we were seeing things clearly.
    Friday morning in our Studio 11 LA meeting, we talked about the two unions striking the Bay Area Rapid Transit, BART. It was one of those times when we looked at a story and rubbed our eyes to make sure we were seeing things clearly.
  • The Heroin Epidemic: Ending Addiction for Good

    The Heroin Epidemic: Ending Addiction for Good

    Thursday, October 10 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-10-11 03:18:31 GMT
    Southern California suburbs are filled with good kids hiding a potentially lethal addiction. Watch what Richard Taite, founder of Cliffside Malibu Addiction Treatment Center has to say about the epidemic.
    Southern California suburbs are filled with good kids hiding a potentially lethal addiction. Watch what Richard Taite, founder of Cliffside Malibu Addiction Treatment Center has to say about the epidemic.
  • From Jeff Michael

    Los Angeles Parking Meters: Is This Smart Parking?

    Los Angeles Parking Meters: Is This Smart Parking?

    Tuesday, October 8 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-10-08 23:24:22 GMT
    Let's take a minute to look outside the "white lines" of parking. New technology may make it easier to find a space, but it also is making it easier for cities to pull in a lot more cash.
    Let's take a minute to look outside the "white lines" of parking. New technology may make it easier to find a space, but it also is making it easier for cities to pull in a lot more cash.
  • From Jeff Michael

    Gravity: Left Up In The Air

    Gravity: Left Up In The Air

    Monday, October 7 2013 6:20 PM EDT2013-10-07 22:20:50 GMT
    I'm no movie critic but I don't get all the gushing over Gravity.
    I'm no movie critic but I don't get all the gushing over Gravity.
  • 2-Year-Old Colton Boy Fatally Mauled By Dogs

    2-Year-Old Colton Boy Fatally Mauled By Dogs

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 1:35 AM EDT2013-09-25 05:35:48 GMT
    Colton police say a 2-year-old boy has been fatally mauled by as many as five dogs, believed to be Pit Bull mixed breeds. How would you solve the problem of Pit Bull related deaths?
    Colton police say a 2-year-old boy has been fatally mauled by as many as five dogs, believed to be Pit Bull mixed breeds. How would you solve the problem of Pit Bull related deaths? Jeff Michael and KABC's Larry Elder weigh-in.
  • From Jeff Michael

    Regulating Mobile App-Based Ride Sharing Companies

    Regulating Mobile App-Based Ride Sharing Companies

    Thursday, September 19 2013 8:11 PM EDT2013-09-20 00:11:16 GMT
    Today the California Public Utilities Commission decided to regulate the mobile-app based ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, making them conform with 20-plus rules.
    You may not be able to stop progress, but you can regulate it. Today the California Public Utilities Commission decided to regulate the mobile-app based ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, making them conform with 20-plus rules.
  • From Jeff Michael

    Former Beatle Puts His Life on Display in Grammy Museum Exhibit

    Former Beatle Puts His Life on Display in Grammy Museum Exhibit

    Ringo Starr stopped into the Grammy Museum in L.A. on Tuesday to give the media a preview of the new exhibition "Ringo: Peace & Love"
    Ringo Starr stopped into the Grammy Museum in L.A. on Tuesday to give the media a preview of the new exhibition "Ringo: Peace & Love"
  • Zimmerman vs. DMX: Making Money On A Killing? Just Say No

    Zimmerman vs. DMX: Making Money On A Killing? Just Say No

    Thursday, February 6 2014 1:07 PM EST2014-02-06 18:07:22 GMT
    The man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin has come up with the idea of a celebrity boxing match to raise money for… charity. Now there's a word he should look up. But let's move on to "celebrity".
    The man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin has come up with the idea of a celebrity boxing match to raise money for… charity. Now there's a word he should look up. But let's move on to "celebrity".
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