Take Two for January 10, 2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown to unveil new budget proposal

Today, Governor Jerry Brown will unveil his plans to close a $1.9 billion budget gap. That may sound like a lot of money, but $2 billion is practically peanuts compared with the fiscal mess Brown has faced in the past.
New England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins

Autopsy shows Junior Seau suffered from brain disease

Today on Good Morning America, it was revealed that former USC and San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau had the degenerative brain disease called CTE when he committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest.
Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln

Oscar nominations: Who came out on top and who got snubbed?

The big movie news is the Oscar nominations, and by now, you probably already know the big winner was a movie about a big guy, "Lincoln."Daniel Day Lewis, as Abraham Lincoln, received a Best Actor nomination, one of 12 the film earned, including Best Picture.
Giant Squid
Fishermen are reporting huge catches of Humboldt squid off the coast of Orange County, which can measure up to 6 feet long and weigh up to a 100 pounds.

The top 10 best LA-based crime movies

"Gangster Squad" is the latest in a long list of crime thrillers based in the City of Angels. Film historian Mark Jordan Legan tells us his 10 favorite L.A. crime films.
Carolyn Franks
In San Juan Capistrano, a heated battle has been raging between city planning commission and an unlikely duo — a woman and her dinosaur.
Although one goal of President Obama's Affordable Care Act was to rein in the high cost of health insurance, dozens of health plans continue to hike up rates. In California, premiums on insurance coverage rose almost 19%. And although California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones calls some of the increases unreasonable, he admits that he has no authority to stop them.
Supreme Court Upholds Obama's Affordable Care Act

How will the CA Health Insurance Exchange work?

By the end of the year, there will be a new option for Californian's shopping for health care coverage. It's called a Health Insurance Exchange, and California was the first state in the nation to begin the process of creating one.

Yosemite plans to remove ice rink, pools and limit visitors

For years, Yosemite National Park authorities have been looking for ways to balance the interests of its 4-million annual visitors with preserving the environment. Last week the park unveiled how it plans to do so.
Earthquake Detection Technology Showcased At LA Conf

Study shows massive California-wide earthquake not unlikely

For a long time geologists believed it was unlikely that a massive quake in say, San Diego could reach all the way to San Francisco.But a new study published by the journal Nature says that kind of mega-quake isn't out of the question.
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