Sam Sanders en In Sochi, An Olympic Artist Sees The 'Possible' <p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:29:00 +0000 Sam Sanders & Sam H. Sanders 42627 at In Sochi, An Olympic Artist Sees The 'Possible' New Law Puts Gloves On 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 16:37:00 +0000 Sam Sanders & Sam H. Sanders 41930 at New Law Puts Gloves On California Bartenders No Relief Forecast After One Of California's 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 40703 at No Relief Forecast After One Of California's Driest Years Ever Target's Word May Not Be Enough To Keep Your Stolen PIN Safe The giant retailer Target continues to feel the fallout from a massive security breach at its stores. <a href="">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 16:08:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 40376 at Target's Word May Not Be Enough To Keep Your Stolen PIN Safe AmEx Settles With Feds Over Add-On Products Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Now American Express has agreed to a settlement that's worth more than $75 million. This deals with claims that the company misled customers about some of its, quote, "add-on" products.<p>NPR's Sam Sanders explains.<p>SAM SANDERS, BYLINE: Banks and finance companies sell safety. Security.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF AMERICAN EXPRESS AD)<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: But are you too comfortable? These days, crime can happen in a few keystrokes. Wed, 25 Dec 2013 10:55:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 40222 at LA's Filipinos Grieve For Loved Ones Abroad By 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 22:28:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 38239 at Aftermath At The Airport: LAX Tries To Turn Back To 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 37460 at San Diego Air Show Grounded By Shutdown Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>The shutdown is affecting communities all over the country. We're going now to San Diego. There is a big U.S. Navy presence in town and San Diego is home to the Miramar Air Show. But that show has been cancelled this weekend due to the partial government shutdown. In past years, the event has drawn over half a million people, earned millions of dollars for programs that help military families. Sun, 06 Oct 2013 11:18:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 35914 at Students Find Ways To Hack School-Issued iPads Within A 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 35394 at Students Find Ways To Hack School-Issued iPads Within A Week Hollywood's Chinese Theater Reopens After Makeover Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>Our first show from NPR West in Southern California coincides with another grand occasion, the reopening of the iconic Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. It's been refurbished and reconfigured. Sat, 21 Sep 2013 21:03:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 35112 at