Take Two for October 19, 2012

The rules of political campaigning in the workplace

Yesterday, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers association filed a lawsuit alleging that a Cal State professor used his university email address to fire off an email urging students to vote in favor of Governor Brown's Prop.

Home foreclosures impact the number of likely voters

Even in presidential election years, it's typical for just over half of the voting age population to actually cast a ballot. But what causes some people to get out and vote and others to skip an election?
Mothers Of U.S. Hikers Detained In Iran Join Protest At Iranian UN Mission
The issue of solitary confinement in California prisons came into sharp focus recently during a series of inmate hunger strikes. Just last month Amnesty International called the state's confinement of 3,000 prisoners in isolation units, "cruel, degrading and inhumane"
Frank in Redlands
There are two initiatives on the November ballot that would reform California's criminal justice system: Props 34 and 36.
Call The Midwife BBC
"Downtown Abbey" what? Dowager Countess who?
Paul Burrell Gives Evidence At Diana Inquest
Call it the "Downton Abbey" effect — there's been an increased demand for butlers around the world.
Sofia Disney Princess

Disney's first Latina princess under scrutiny

Well, we're moving up the social ranks here: from butlers to midwives to ... Princesses.
Boy Scouts
Yesterday more than 14,000 pages from the organizations so called "Perversion files" were released to the public. These files reveal the names of suspected child molesters who worked in the organization dating back to the 70s.
ProPublica Message Machine Project
This morning, the Obama campaign confirmed that Wednesday was their biggest single day of fundraising ever.
Picture of a bee taken in Godewaersvelde
The Dinner Party guys are back. This week Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk about blue honey, a Getty family kidnapping and how standing up straight can make you a happier person.
A Wrinkle In Time

'A Wrinkle in Time' gets the graphic-novel treatment

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic children’s novel, "A Wrinkle In Time." LA-based cartoonist Hope Larson adapted the book into a graphic novel.
Google Opens New Berlin Office
Joining us for this edition of Friday Flashback, L.A. Times political columnist James Rainey and Meagan McArdle, special correspondent for Newsweek and the Daily Beast.
palla prop 37
Proposition 37 pits a mostly grassroots campaign of consumers against high-profile money from Monsanto and General Mills. But do most people care about if their food is genetically modified?
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