Take Two for March 08, 2013

ShoWest 2010 - Day 2
Here's a thought to consider: "American politics today has migrated from an NFL atmosphere to the Hunger Games." That bleak assessment came from Dirk Kempthorne at a bi-partisan conference held earlier this week at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley.
Former Sec. of Labor Hilda Solis talks about her possible run for a seat on the L.A. Board of Supervisors, her accomplishments in Obama's cabinet, and her speech during the Latino State of the Union.
Markets Look To Extend Record-Breaking Gains
A break in the gridlock on Capitol Hill, some big economic news, and the anniversary of a cultural milestone. Time for our weekly review of the news, The Friday Flashback.
Los Angeles International Airport
Because of sequestration, the FAA will be furloughing 47,000 employees, including air traffic controllers, starting next month. There might also be epic waits at the security line because the TSA says cuts will reduce their staffing as well.
I'm Not Sleepy Book
To help us navigate to the best of the best bedtime books, we've called in our resident children's book expert, Mara Alpert, a librarian with the LA Public Library.
01 - Tippi Hedren Shambala Preserve Feline Cat Tiger Lion
Actress Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve – Acton's 'pride' and joy – is an 80-acre parcel of land that houses and maintains lions, tigers, leopards ... any sort of big cat in need of a home.
Street Food Tostilocos
Perhaps no one knows street food better than Bill Esparza. He's a food blogger who goes by the handle "Street Gourmet LA," and he's an expert at sniffing out the best street eats around Southern California and even as far south as Baja.
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