Take Two for February 1, 2013

Cardinal Roger Mahony Celebrates Christmas Mass At The Cathedral Of Our Lady Of The Angels
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez described the newly released personnel files of priests accused of child molestation as "brutal and painful" reading. The papers date back to the 1940s, and detail attempts by the church to shield known child abusers from law enforcement.
Guests Arrive For White House State Dinner For UK Prime Minister Cameron

Friday Flashback: RIP Ed Koch, job numbers, and more

We'll talk about the week that was with our regular political roundtables. On tap this week, Molly Ball from the Atlantic and James Rainey from the Los Angeles Times.
Oregon Car Bomb Plot

Mohamed Mohamud found guilty of terrorist plot

Yesterday, a jury in Oregon found Mohamed Mohamud guilty of trying to detonate a weapon of mass destruction. The 21-year-old Somali-American was arrested in November 2010 when he tried to set off what he believed to be a bomb at a popular tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Square.

Orange County, Navy fight Trestles historic listing

A two mile-plus stretch around Trestles beach has been known for decades as a world-class surfing spot. But is it historic? A panel will decide next week.
beyonce national anthem
Beyonce stirred up a bit of controversy by lip-syncing the National Anthem at Obama's inauguration. The Star-Spangled Banner is notoriously hard to perform, and many pop singers have tried and botched it. Those who want to get it right turn to UCLA vocal coach, Michael Dean.
CHINA-POLITICS-CORRUPTION
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported computer systems in its Beijing bureau had been infiltrated by Chinese hackers. This came a day after The New York Times announced similar cyberattacks.
California Department of Corrections Jeffrey Beard

New prisons boss ready to end federal oversight

Jeff Beard once testified about inadequate healthcare in California's prisons. He now says the system is meeting federal standards.

City of Oakland offers banking services to city's poor

In Oakland today, officials are rolling out a new municipal ID card that has an added bonus: it's also a debit card. It's the first card of its kind in the nation, and it's designed to solve common banking problems for immigrants and people living on the financial edge.
Courier Prime
Over the past century, technology has done a lot to improve the quality of movies. Technicolor helped move motion pictures beyond black and white, stereoscopic imaging and special glasses have allowed 3-D figures to burst off the screen.
Wade Davis

Are American pro sports teams ready for openly gay players?

Earlier this week, during an interview with radio host Artie Lange, San Francisco 49ers Defensive Back Chris Culliver said gay teammates would not be welcomed on his team. The remarks struck a chord in a city known as the gay rights mecca of the country.
Super Bowl ads

Southern California companies betting millions on Super Bowl ads

Some Southern California companies – including LA-based Paramount Farms – are betting millions of dollars on Super Bowl commercials they hope will pay off.
Cast Of "30 Rock" Visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"
The NBC comedy "30 Rock," starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, ended its 7-year run last night. The show was about the cast and writers of a live sketch comedy show, led by showrunner Liz Lemon, played by Tina Fey.
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