Take Two for April 12, 2013

In January, Governor Brown declared that the state's prison crisis is over, and that measures meant to reduce overcrowding were no longer needed. But just yesterday, a federal panel of judges rejected that claim.
LA County Probation

LA's 'Most Wanted' features 'worst of worst' of prison realignment

The Los Angeles County Probation department is increasingly in the media spotlight, thanks to prison realignment. The department even has its own TV segment.
Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings
The Maloofs have set a deadline of 5 p.m. today for all Sacramento investors to submit a written, binding "back-up" offer to buy the team.
President Obama Announces Vice President Biden To Lead Interagency Task Force On Gun Control
We'll talk about the week that was with our regular journalists in-the-know. With us this week are Nancy Cook with the National Journal and James Rainey from the Los Angeles Times.
42 Jackie Robinson
'42' opens nationwide today. The film chronicles how Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, played by Harrison Ford, found, signed and delivered Jackie Robinson to the majors.
Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League baseball, but there was another man facing similar obstacles in the world of professional hockey.
Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy  sp

LAUSD teachers vote 'no confidence' in Supt. John Deasy

United Teachers Los Angeles, the union that represents LAUSD teachers, announced yesterday that a referendum vote on Superintendent John Deasy overwhelmingly voted against Deasy. More than 90 percent of teachers voted no confidence.
Mexico Vigilantes
Over the past 7 years, drug violence in Mexico has claimed more than 60,000 lives. Recently, vigilante groups have sprung up in response to drug cartels across Mexico's southwest mountains.
Disconnect

'Disconnect' shows the perils of being Internet-obsessed

Are we so "connected" online that we lose sight of things happening right before our eyes?
New Study Finds Risks With Plavix-Aspirin Combination

UCLA neurologist: 'Miserable job' treating migraines among low-income patients

Mirta Orellana has lived with migraines for nearly a decade, and has resorted to taking her friends' leftover medication or buying foreign drugs to soothe them.

Are people leaving California because of high taxes?

Every year around tax day, Californians threaten to leave the state over the high income tax rate. This year, a few very wealthy residents have added reason to consider it; they’ll be paying retroactively higher taxes this year because of Governor Brown’s Prop 30.
BRITAIN-ROYALS
If you believe the bookmakers, Alexandra will be the name given to the child of Prince William and the Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Obit Jonathan Winters
Comedian Jonathan Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, has died at age 87.
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