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Take Two for January 17, 2013

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Obama And Biden Unveil Proposal To Decrease Gun Violence In U.S.
President Obama issued 23 executive orders on gun control yesterday.
LAPD Takes Over Security At Dodgers Games After Attack On Giants Fan
Escalating violence in Oakland has forced city leaders to consider a wide range of possibilities for addressing the problem, including bringing in former NYPD & LAPD Chief Bill Bratton as a consultant.

The 'rich' history of the Presidential inauguration

There's a rich history to the Presidential inaugurations of the past. Emphasis on the "rich."

The role of music in Presidential inauguration

Music plays a big role during presidential inaugurations.
Discover BCS National Championship - Notre Dame v Alabama

Why sports media didn't fact check the Manti Te'o story

did the sports media drop the ball in not fact checking the existence of Mani Te'o's fictitious girlfriend?
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party podcast and radio show. On tap this week, the worst thing on a dinner menu, the birth of the roller coaster and going to the grave in style.
Medical Marijuana

City Hall Pass: Medical marijuana, Mayor race, and more

An issue that seems to be evergreen here in Los Angeles: medical marijuana. The city council decided yesterday to put a third pot measure on the ballot for the upcoming city election.
San Francisco Passes Toughest Recycling Law In U.S.

Fresno garbage collectors fight against privatization

A messy fight is brewing in Fresno over the city's decision to privatize residential garbage collection. This week, garbage workers are doing some heavy lifting to try and bring the issue to the ballot box.
33 year-old and six month pregnant Spani
Next Tuesday marks 40 years since the decision in the landmark Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade. The issue of abortion has been a topic of debate ever since, as conservatives and liberals have fought over how to interpret the court's ruling.
A new report of the nation's hospitals found a sharp increase in the number of emergency room visits triggered by energy drink consumption. The report, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is the most comprehensive look yet at the safety of energy drinks.

Budget cuts hurt ESL classes in California public schools

English class offerings at public schools are always in high demand, but because of budget cuts, many of those classes have been cut or eliminated. The California Report's Chris Richard has the story.
California Republic flag in front of the Union Station Rail Transit in the city of Los Angeles, California

Map: Do Californians have an accent? Listen to some examples

Penelope Eckert, professor of linguistics and anthropology at Stanford, disagrees. She and her team of researchers are traveling all over the state to prove it by conducting a study called Voices of California.
dunkin' donuts to california

Will Dunkin' Donut's SoCal expansion hurt mom and pop shops?

Did you hear that yelp of joy? That was your friend, the East Coaster, learning Dunkin' Donuts is expanding into Southern California. More than 150 stores starting in 2015.Others, though, wonder whether the Massachusetts chain will threaten doughnut business at the mom 'n pop shops that dot L.

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