Take Two for November 2, 2012

Both campaigns jumped on the news this morning that employers added 171,000 jobs in October.
By now, you've probably heard about the contentious race between Congressmen Brad Sherman and Howard Berman. The two Democratic incumbents were pushed into a re-election contest because of redistricting.

Super-storm Sandy and our relationship with the ocean

Humans have lived by the shoreline for thousands of years but now that relationship is changing. Author John R. Gillis explores it in his new book "The Human Shore."
Breeders' Cup
A new drug policy for thoroughbreds and a debate over who knows what’s best for the horses is creating buzz at Santa Anita Park ahead of the Breeders' Cup.

What's next now that Farmer's Field has the green light?

Yesterday, AEG, the developer of a proposed National Football League stadium, cleared the last legal obstacle that stood in the way of construction. So when will they actually break ground at Farmer's Field, the proposed site at the downtown convention center? And when's kickoff?

In Bilbray-Peters race, immigrant activists try making their mark

A Congressional race in San Diego is getting a lot of attention from immigration reform advocates around the country. On one side: Republican incumbent Brian Bilbray, on the other, Democratic challenger Scott Peters.
Mid Atlantic Coast Prepares For Hurricane Sandy

The Dinner Party: How to stop a hurricane

The Dinner Party guys are back. This week Brendan Francis Newnam talks about some ingenious ways to stop a hurricane, Philadelphia's largest T-shirt canon named Big Bella and much more.
California Voters Head To The Polls For Midterm Elections

The tricky business of analyzing poll data

Today, the Washington Post calls the presidential race a contest "as close as any in recent history." NPR reported this morning on some potential nightmare outcomes, including an electoral college tie.

Prop 33 wants to expand car insurance loyalty discounts

Let's go back to 1988: Tom Hanks is starring in the movie "Big." George Michael's "Faith" is topping charts, and here in California, voters passed proposition 103. That prop put limits on the ways insurance companies could set rates.
East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Damage from Hurricane Sandy estimated to cost $50 billion

Hurricane Sandy's damage is estimated to cost $50 billion, which could make it the second most expensive storm in U.S. history.
Mexico Distillates

Alternatives to Mexico's most popular alcoholic exports

Today is the second day of the two-day celebration Dia de Los Muertos. For the past 24 hours, those who celebrate the holiday have been honoring the dead with shrines, parties, food and drink.
Runners make their way up 1st Avenue in

Friday Flashback: Job numbers, New York marathon, and more

Once again we have our fearless Friday Flashback duo: James Rainey of the Los Angeles Times and The Guardian's Heidi Moore, here to talk about the news of the week.
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