Sam Sanders http://wamc.org en New Law Puts Gloves On California Bartenders http://wamc.org/post/new-law-puts-gloves-california-bartenders Bartender Cameron Hall hadn't heard of a new California law that bans culinary workers from touching uncooked food with their bare hands.<p>The rule applies to bartenders, who are now supposed to wear gloves to put limes in the mojitos and cherries in the Manhattans — even to scoop ice into a glass.<p>But when a reporter fills him in, Hall stops serving drinks at Rocco's Tavern, a little spot in downtown Culver City, just long enough to rant.<p>"It'd just be a pain," he says. "It'd be a nuisance. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:18:00 +0000 Sam Sanders & Sam H. Sanders 82595 at http://wamc.org New Law Puts Gloves On California Bartenders No Relief Forecast After One Of California's Driest Years Ever http://wamc.org/post/no-relief-forecast-after-one-californias-driest-years-ever It's a near-perfect morning on Venice Beach in Southern California, temperatures in the 60s, with a breeze. You can hear the waves of the Pacific crash against the sand. Only a layer of clouds mars the scene.<p>Scott and Sue Nolan, visiting from Houston, play kickball in the sand with their son. Sun, 05 Jan 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 81225 at http://wamc.org No Relief Forecast After One Of California's Driest Years Ever Target's Word May Not Be Enough To Keep Your Stolen PIN Safe http://wamc.org/post/targets-word-may-not-be-enough-keep-your-stolen-pins-safe The giant retailer Target continues to feel the fallout from a massive security breach at its stores. <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/27/257634334/target-encrypted-data-were-taken-but-not-the-key-to-unlock">The latest revelation</a>: Hackers who stole credit and debit card numbers this holiday season also collected encrypted personal identification numbers.<p>But Brigitte Clark had no worries as she left a Target in Los Angeles on Saturday morning, her cart full of groceries.<p>"I feel about as safe as we can be," she says. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 80811 at http://wamc.org Target's Word May Not Be Enough To Keep Your Stolen PIN Safe Hot Sauce Maker In A Jam http://wamc.org/post/hot-sauce-maker-jam Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>The factory that makes and bottles Sriracha sauce is in trouble - for the second time this year. First, one of the company's Southern California plants faced a shutdown after neighbors complained about the pungent odor there, and now a California Department of Public Health has placed a 30-day hold on all new bottles of Sriracha, citing health concerns. NPR's Sam Sanders reports.<p>SAM SANDERS, BYLINE: The bright red bottle with the green tip and a rooster on the label - Sriracha. It's everywhere. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 12:23:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 79869 at http://wamc.org LA's Filipinos Grieve For Loved Ones Abroad By Taking Action http://wamc.org/post/las-filipinos-grieve-loved-ones-abroad-taking-action Since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines last week, the largest Filipino community in America has come together to grieve and to help.<p>Friday night, about 25 miles south of Los Angeles, members of Long Beach's Filipino community gathered at Grace United Methodist Church to hold a vigil for typhoon victims. One by one, attendees came to the microphone and named people who died or remain lost in the storm.<p>Rev. Nestor Gerente, the pastor at Grace United, came to the U.S. from Manila 15 years ago. He lost relatives in the storm. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 22:29:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 77965 at http://wamc.org Aftermath At The Airport: LAX Tries To Turn Back To Business http://wamc.org/post/aftermath-airport-lax-tries-turn-back-business Nearly 1,000 scheduled flights and 100,000 passengers were affected at Los Angeles International Airport, where a gunman on Friday killed a TSA agent and wounded others. On Saturday afternoon, a major terminal in one of the nation's busiest airports finally reopened, FBI agents continued their investigation, and thousands of passengers tried to catch their flights. Sat, 02 Nov 2013 21:49:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 76924 at http://wamc.org Not In My Backyard: Hollywood Sign's Neighbors Fed Up With Tourists http://wamc.org/post/not-my-backyard-hollywood-signs-neighbors-fed-tourists Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>If you've ever been to Los Angeles, no doubt you've sent a selfie with a Hollywood sign in the background. If that is you, you're not alone. The iconic sign is one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. Over the last few years, social media and GPS have only multiplied the number of visitors. Now, homeowners in the area say that's wreaking havoc in their neighborhood. NPR's Sam Sanders reports.<p>SAM SANDERS, BYLINE: Marcus Suffert(ph) is visiting L.A. from Germany. I found him walking up towards the Hollywood sign on a sunny L.A. Sun, 13 Oct 2013 21:19:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 75492 at http://wamc.org Students Find Ways To Hack School-Issued iPads Within A Week http://wamc.org/post/students-find-ways-hack-school-issued-ipads-within-week Los Angeles Unified School District started issuing iPads to its students this school year, as part of a $30 million deal with Apple. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:02:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 74444 at http://wamc.org Students Find Ways To Hack School-Issued iPads Within A Week Apple-1 Computer Fetches $671,000 At Auction http://wamc.org/post/apple-1-computer-fetches-671000-auction Electrical engineer Fred Hatfield bought an Apple-1 computer in 1976, one of Apple's first computers. At an auction in Germany this weekend, it sold for $671,400.<p>Hatfield's relationship with that computer was an interesting one, and involves one bold interaction with Steve Jobs himself.<p>Hatfield, now in his 80s and living in New Orleans, says he was always into technology. "I've always been interested in digital machinery. Sun, 26 May 2013 22:06:18 +0000 Sam Sanders & Sam H. Sanders 65624 at http://wamc.org Apple-1 Computer Fetches $671,000 At Auction Frank Ocean's Big Year, And What Hasn't Changed In Hip-Hop http://wamc.org/post/frank-oceans-big-year-and-what-hasnt-changed-hip-hop <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/137108917/frank-ocean" target="_blank">Frank Ocean</a> is set to take a victory lap at this year's Grammys. He's up for six awards for his album <em>Channel Orange</em>, including best new artist, and he'll be performing as well. Sat, 09 Feb 2013 10:45:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 57484 at http://wamc.org Frank Ocean's Big Year, And What Hasn't Changed In Hip-Hop