Take Two for March 13, 2013

California state capitol
California Democrats are celebrating this morning. Last night they eked by in the polls to reclaim their Supermajority in the state senate.
Teen Head Start - 1
School offers child care program – but will sequestration cuts force it to scale back?
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California bill seeks college credit for online courses

A bill being introduced today could have huge implications for higher education in California. The legislation would require the state's public colleges and university to give credit to students when they take online courses, substituting for on campus classes they couldn't register for.
Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angel
The Los Angeles Unified School District announced Tuesday that it settled 58 lawsuits over Berndt's alleged misconduct. But nearly two-thirds of the 191 civil suits filed against the nation's second-largest school district in the case remain unresolved.
Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Lakers

Sports Roundup: Lakers comeback, Iditarod winner and more

It's time to get a get a little exercise and take a run through the world of sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky. They've covered the Los Angeles sports scene for over a decade for the Times and ESPN.
Disney Imagineer Bob Gurr 24

Chris' Collection: Designing Disneyland with Bob Gurr

Take Two's new recurring feature with Chris Nichols, editor at LA Weekly magazine. On tap this week, ex-Disney Imagineer and amusement park designer Bob Gurr.
Afghanistan War Veteran Married In New York's City Hall Marriage Bureau

Veterans' wait times for benefits skyrockets under Obama

A new report by the Center for Investigative Reporting shows wait times for benefit checks have skyrocketed under the Obama administration.
Operation Mend
A program at UCLA works to bridge the divide between military and civilian worlds. It pairs LA families with injured service members coming to town for reconstructive surgery. As Josie Huang found, it's an education for everybody.
Obama Visits Virginia High School, Signs America Invents Law

What do new US patent laws mean for inventors?

If you were to invent a viable alternative to an e-book, you might want to patent it. For the past 200 years, that patent filing process has remained pretty much unchanged, but this Saturday the system is shifting from first to invent to first to file.
Frankfurt Book Fair 2012

How much should authors get from used ebook sales?

It's a brave new world, and we're not talking about the Aldous Huxley novel. How much authors should get off of used eBooks is up in the air, and Take Two examines how the digital world is affecting the publishing world.
COSTA RICA-MEXICO-PENA NIETO
President Enrique Peña Nieto on Monday touted proposed new reforms to boost competition in Mexico's highly concentrated telecommunications sector, moves that could weaken the influence of billionaire Carlos Slim and television giant Televisa. We’ll speak with Tim Johnson, the Mexico City bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers.
Mexican-American Experience
Can't get a ticket to one of the hundreds of bands at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas? Well, it's not the only music fest in town. The 3rd annual Mexican-American Experience kicks off today, and and just like SXSW, the two-day event brings together acts from all over the world.
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