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Take Two for March 4, 2013

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California GOP Rove

Update from the GOP spring convention in Sacramento

John Myers, Political Editor for KXTV in Sacramento, covered this past weekend’s convention. He joins the show with an update.
Ruben Barrales
Grow Elect is a political action committee formed to do just that by recruiting, funding and training Latino Republican candidates for public office. The group recently hired Ruben Barrales as its new president. Barrales former San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO also served under President George W. Bush.
Juan Abel Escalante

Deputy's 2008 murder helped inspire change in Northeast LA

Sentencing is set for Monday for Jose Renteria, convicted last month in the fatal drive by shooting of Sheriff''s Deputy Juan Abel Escalante. His death helped change a neighborhood.
Alex Sanchez

Alex Sanchez: Gang peacemaker or shot-caller for MS-13?

Since he became the first former gang member granted political asylum in the United States, many have followed the activism and work of gang interventionist and Homies Unidos founder Alex Sanchez. But for the last three years, many have followed him for a different reason-his implication in a complicated, high-profile criminal case.
President Obama Makes Statement On The Sequestration

Sequestration cuts hit home for business owners

On Friday President Obama accused Congressional leaders of failing to reach a compromise to avoid the impending spending cuts. the end of the day. We'll talk with some business owners who'll feel a direct impact because of sequestration.

Hollywood Monday: Oz, SXSW and more

L.A. Times entertainment reporter Rebecca Keegan joins us for her regular Monday update of the latest from Hollywood.
Today, the Chinese government announced the creation of an international scriptwriting contest. The idea behind the contest is to target American writers. The winners of the "Tale of Beijing" contest will all get prize money and an all-expenses paid trip to Beijing to meet with potential investors.

Crowded field competes in LA’s 13th council district

Stretching from Hollywood to Echo Park, the district is booming. A flood of candidates are on the ballot to represent the diverse area.
Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association mayoral debate.

City Hall Pass: Gearing up for the primary election

It's time for City Hall Pass, your ticket to all the latest political news coming out of downtown Los Angeles with KPCC's political team of Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton. On tap this week, tomorrow's primary election.
Cambodian Diaspora
Peter Pin is a Cambodian photographer who's been documenting Cambodian refugees as they adapt to life in America.
Dementia Music - 1
Patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias find peace and joy through Music & Memory's personalized iPod music program.
Downtown Los Angeles
A lot of Los Angeles' best-known landmarks — and eyesores — came about because of the whims of top city leaders. Where will the next L.A. mayor stand on architecture? Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the LA Times, has talked to the mayoral candidates about city design, and discusses which L.A. spots could use the most work.

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