Take Two for May 1, 2013

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Last night, Mexican authorities captured the father-in-law of Joaquin "el Chapo" Guzman. If that name doesn't ring a bell, he's the head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel.
Bureau of Street Services

#DearMayor: LA voters look for relief from city's pot holes

What do Angelenos want the next mayor to focus on? Transportation issues. Specifically, the sorry condition of the city's roads.
Daily Antiretroviral Pill Found To Protect Healthy From AIDS Transmission
The US Preventative Services Taskforce now says that everyone ages 15 to 65 should be tested for the virus that causes AIDS. Here to tell us more about what this recommendation means is Michael Weinstein, the president of AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
May Day 2012

May Day protests for immigration reform

On this May Day, activists expect thousands of people to march through the streets of downtown LA in a call for immigration reform. Demonstrators remember another time when immigration reform was at the top of the national agenda.
Fronteras Immigrants

High-skilled immigrants aren't optimistic about reforms

We know what lawmakers and CEOs think about high-skilled immigrants. They want more of them. Tech companies have been lobbying hard to get more visas for these workers, and Washington has been listening. But what do the high-skilled immigrants want?
DLD Conference 2009

Silicon Valley gets in on the DC secret-money game

One of the tech companies pushing for more H1B visas is Facebook. The company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently launched a bipartisan coalition called Forward U.S. to help lobby for immigration reform. But this group has other items on its agenda that some have found surprising.
San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Four
It's time for our weekly romp through sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky. They've covered the L.A. sports scene for over a decade for the Times and ESPN.
Central #ComedyFest Kick-Off With Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner & Judd Apatow

Carl Reiner on Comedy Central's Twitter #Comedyfest

Yesterday we told you about a one-of-a-kind comedy festival happening all this week: Comedy Central's Twitter #ComedyFest. The festival features all sorts of legendary funny people, from the cast of "Reno 911," to Judd Apatow, Mel Brooks, and Carl Reiner.
Paul Tanaka Hearing

Paul Tanaka offers harsh criticism of Sheriff Lee Baca

He was once a trusted advisor, but now he's become an outspoken critic. Paul Tanaka, the longtime number two man in the LA County Sheriff's Department, stepped down unexpectedly in March. Now, he's told the Los Angeles Times he was forced out by Sheriff Lee Baca, and he's accusing the Sheriff of caring more about politics than public safety.
Aereo

Nielsen piloting digital TV content ratings system

The television ratings company, Nielsen, is going digital... finally. They're rolling out a pilot program that will let them track audience television viewing habits online.
Yahoo To Announce Q2 Earnings One Day After Appointing New CEO

Yahoo! doubles maternity leave time for employees

If you're a working soon-to-be-mom, you might want to consider working at Yahoo. The California-based tech company has just announced that it's doubling its maternity leave for new moms.
Community Health Center Provides Services To Needy As Supreme Court Debates Healthcare Reform Law
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a drug called Osphena, a drug that some are calling the female equivalent of viagra. It's headed to market next month.
UCLA Early Science Education

UCLA, museum help turn children into 'pre-scientists'

New nation-wide science standards released a few weeks ago lay out lessons that are aimed at Kindergarten aged tots. But a handful of programs across Southern California are starting even sooner and they're teaching scientific concepts to preschoolers.
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How could a common house cat find its way back home from 200 miles away? Scientists think some animals can actually have internal compasses that detect the earth's magnetic field.

LACMA's plan for a $650-million makeover

Next month, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will unveil plans for a $650-million makeover. It's an impressive plan, but do they have the money to pull it off? For more on this we're joined now by Christopher Hawthorne who writes about architecture for the Los Angeles Times.
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