Take Two for January 16, 2013

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VIDEO: Obama announces new gun control measures

This morning, President Obama is expected to announce the most aggressive and expansive national gun-control agenda in generations.
Anonymous Gun Buy Back Program In San Francisco
President Obama unveils his administration’s plan to overhaul the nation’s gun laws Wednesday. In California, which already has some of the nation’s toughest gun laws, state lawmakers are moving forward with plans of their own to further thwart gun violence.
Bob Filner
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has announced plans to open up an office in Tijuana. Adrian Florido explains where the office will be, what it will do and why this is another step in cross border cooperation.
Salon Prive Opens Showcasing The Worlds Finest And Most Expensive Cars

Should Scrabble's point system be rearranged?

In the future, the words luxury, boxy, zombie and doozy might not hold the same weight in a Scrabble game, that is, if one UC San Diego researcher has his way. He's been floating a very controversial proposal to change the value of some tiles to more accurately reflect modern usage.
Joseph Rodriguez

Photographer documents inmates' 'Re-Entry' into society

Joseph Rodriguez's new work is a photo series called Re-Entry in Los Angeles, featuring men and women recently released from prison as they return to life on the outside.
Gov. Jerry Brown
The country's largest university system is wading into the world of online education. Yesterday, San Jose State announced it's joined forces with one of the leading for-profit online education companies, Udacity
"Baker Day" Blast at Bikini Island
Nuclear historian Ward Wilson explodes some misconceptions about the bomb in a new book called "Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons."
Shackleton
Adventurer Tim Jarvis will lead a team of six on what would be the first authentic re-enactment of Shackleton's historical journey across the Antarctic.
Reyna Grande
The National Book Critics Circle announced finalists for its annual awards earlier this week. Several California authors made the short list, including one based right here in Los Angeles.
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