Take Two for April 23, 2013

50 Los Angeles-Area Children Sworn In As U.S. Citizens
For more on the path to citizenship as it stands now and how that might change, we're joined now by Angelo Paparelli, an immigration attorney here in Los Angeles.
House Democrats Speak To Media After Party Conference Meeting
While the Senate's Gang of Eight is debating their immigration bill, a bipartisan group of eight congressmen are working on their own immigration reform proposal.
Nia Vardalos Alex Cohen
Being a parent is never easy, but for many it can be overwhelming, especially when it happens almost overnight. Actress Nia Vardalos, star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, chronicles her path to parenthood in her new book, "Instant Mom.

New project maps the greenness of cities

A new project lead by environmental historian Jon Christensen maps out the greenness of cities around the country and compares that with data about wealth, crime, infrastructure.

Is it about time for an Internet sales tax?

A Senate bill that would require online retailers to collect state and local sales tax for purchases they ship to customers survived a procedural vote, and is expected to be approved later in the week.
2013 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival - Day 3
Now it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. With us today is Shirley Halperin, music editor from The Hollywood Reporter, and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes.

Mayoral debate between Garcetti and Greuel gets heated

It was a firey night for the two Los Angeles mayoral candidates. Last night, Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel squared off in a heated debate at the USC health science campus. There are just four weeks left before voters head to the polls.
Williams Fire Burns In The Angeles National Forest

Riverside County considers using inmates to fight fires

The Riverside County board of Supervisors is considering a proposal to allow as many as 200 of their local inmates to battle fires in California. Prisoners have long played an important role in firefighting in this state, but that's changed recently thanks to prison realignment.
Don Yeomans

Two JPL scientists make Time's 100 Most Influential list

Don Yeomans and Richard Cook from NASA/JPL were recently featured on Time Magazine's 100 most influential people list.
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The Congressman will see you now: Rep. Ruiz comes home

Politico says Ruiz's win underscored the theme of the 2012 election: the growing sway of Latinos in American politics. And Ruiz makes sure his office takes care of his constituents.
Art Of The Clean Up
The artist's latest work, "The Art of Clean-Up, Life Made Neat and Tidy," reorders and reorganizes items of every day life.
Secret Stairs

What's behind LA's secret staircases?

Tucked into the hillsides of San Francisco and Los Angeles are lots and lots of hidden public staircases. They help pedestrians get from point A to point B a lot faster, and they also make for a great workout. But how did this idea get started?
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