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Take Two for November 1, 2012

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The race for the White House revs back up today after both campaigns took brief breaks for the mega storm. President Obama will hold events in Wisconsin, Colorado, Ohio and Nevada, while his challenger, Governor Mitt Romney, will spend the day in Virginia rallying conservative voters.

Presidential election in the home stretch

It's been a long and winding road this election season. After almost two years of speculation, primaries, candidates and campaigns, no matter what happens, one thing is for certain is that it will all be over in only five more days.
Hurricane Sandy
Residents of New York are struggling to get back on their feet after Hurricane Sandy flooded much of the city. Some subway lines are back in service this morning, but the traffic in and out of Manhattan is snarled.

How cities like New York rebuild after a natural disaster

For the East Coast, the challenge right now isn't just recovery, but rebuilding. For some, the Sandy superstorm presents a unique opportunity to reevaluate transportation systems, electrical and phone grids, and flood prevention measures.
East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

How to feed your family during a longterm blackout

Feeding your family for days on end without electricity can be challenging at best, but it's a situation any American might be forced to face in the wake of a disaster.
San Diego mayoral candidates Bob Filner and Carl DeMaio
With less than a week to go before the election, the mayoral race in San Diego has taken a decidedly ugly turn. The frontrunner, 70-year-old Democratic Congressman Bob Filner, has seen his lead disappear and is getting in trouble for his temper.
DJ Kid Koala

DJ Kid Koala back on the music scene with '12 Bit Blues'

Scratch DJ Eric San — aka Kid Koala — talks with us about his brand new album “12 Bit Blues” which is a combination of old jazz songs, original music and beats all mixed live.
Prop 30 and 38

What happens if Prop 30 and Prop 38 both fail?

It's been an expensive battle between Governor Jerry Brown's Prop 30 and attorney Molly Munger's Prop 38. Both initiatives would increase taxes to fund education, and both are facing an uphill battle.
 Takano Tavaglione

Teacher vs. supervisor in tight Inland congressional race

Two Riverside natives are competing to become the first representative of the newly drawn 41st Congressional District.
Center for Community Health

Community health centers on the rise in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles alone, one million people are projected to land federally subsidized coverage starting in 2014, and many are likely to go to clinics for their care.
Ruben Martinez

'Desert America' and boom and bust of the West

In his new book, Ruben Martinez turns his attention to the deserts of the American west: Joshua Tree, Northern New Mexico and Marfa, Texas.
Our book critic David Kipen offers some reading and viewing suggestions to help you celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, which begins today.

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