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Take Two for April 15, 2013

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A 33-year-old lawyer from West Hollywood died Saturday night from a lethal strain of bacterial meningitis. The disease has also claimed seven lives in New York City over the past few years.
APTOPIX Warriors Lakers Basketball
Here to explain what Bryant has ahead of him is Dr. Robert Klapper, chief of orthopedic surgery at Cedars Sinai and the host of The Weekend Warrior show on ESPNLA 710.
Immigrant Mother Of American Children Faces Deportation

What happens to kids separated from deported parents?

In 2011, some 1,500 children in southern California were removed from detained or deported parents, and placed in state care. That’s according to an investigation by the Applied Research Center, a think-tank specializing in race issues.
Some children's books are so irresistible, they elicit cries of: read it again! And again. These stories are usually simple. But that doesn’t mean they’re easy to write.
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L.A. Times entertainment reporter Rebecca Keegan joins us for her regular Monday update of the latest from Hollywood.
2013 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival – Day 3
The Red Hot Chili Peppers closed the Coachella Vallley Music and Arts Festival Last Night, in a blinding sandstorm. KPCC's Ben Bergman survived the storm — and the heat — and is here with a recap.
Nation's Lawmakers To Take Up Gun Control Legislation Debate

Gun law legislation debate sparks rush on gun sales

Legislation on gun control continues to edge its way forward in the Senate. At gun shows here in the West, there has been a rush to buy more firearms.
California Governor Jerry Brown Leads Trade Mission To China

What did Jerry Brown accomplish during his China visit?

Today is Jerry Brown's last day in China. The governor has been there for over a week, talking about improved trade, high-speed trains, and the environment. Governor Brown and Chinese officials agreed on and signed a non-binding environmental accord.
Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers
Don "Newk" Newcombe talks about his life, baseball and Jackie Robinson, and what it was like o see Jackie Robinson take his first at-bat.
California University Cuts

What challenges will the next UC president face?

After five years of serving as president of the University of California system, Mark Yudof is retiring. What's for sure is that whoever takes on the job will face all sorts of challenges.
Isidore Recycling

Los Angeles business turns electronic waste into opportunity

Isidore Recycling finds a way to turn old cell phones and computers into profit, and create jobs for ex-prisoners.

Mexico City makes targeted effort to curb salt intake

As cities throughout the U.S. consider soda bans as a way to crack down on our sugar intake, Mexico City is looking for ways to reduce consumption of salt. Mexicans consume as much as three times the amount of salt that Americans do.

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