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Los Angeles Mayor
KPCC's political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze are here with a lighting round of everything you need to know before you head to the ballot box tomorrow.
Aerialist Nik Wallenda Attempts To Cross Niagara Falls On A Tightrope
Buried in more than 800 pages of the immigration reform legislation currently under debate, is a proposal that would allow Canadians to visit second homes in the US for up to eight months a year.

High school senior balances courage with fears of being undocumented

No one has more riding on the outcome than the estimated 11-million undocumented immigrants living in the US. Many of them are young students anxious about their futures.
Bipartisan Group Of Senators Announce Major Agreement On Immigration Reform
During the last presidential election, traditional pollsters were challenged by a relatively new breed of election gurus who used mathematical models to predict the outcome. For the most part, these "modelers" did a better job of divining how people would cast their vote than did big name firms like Gallup.
President's immigration proposal gives discretion to border agents
Today a group of Dept. of Homeland Security employees hopes to tip the odds against the passage of the Senate's immigration legislation.
Films about a Dylanesque folk singer, and a group of pop culture crazed teen criminals are making a big splash in Cannes at the annual film festival.
LA Kitchen

LA Kitchen aims to curb food waste

Food waste is a huge problem in this country. On average, Americans waste about 40 percent of the food we produce, including the produce supermarkets throw out for cosmetic reasons. All this tossing is tonight's topic at the Crawford Family Forum, a discussion called "Getting Wasted: LA's Food Excess."
California Budget Crisis Threatens Basic Services
This week, patient care workers at five University of California medical centers, including UCLA and UC Irvine, plan to go on strike. But just how many depends on a decision which will be made today in Sacramento County Superior Court.
01 - Port Pilots Los Angeles
Take Two host Tess Vigeland rides along with the port pilots of the Port of Los Angeles, who are among the highest-paid city employees.
African clawed frog
A species of frogs once used to test for signs of human life is now contributing to the spread of a fatal disease among a wide variety of California wildlife.

LA's next mayor must make choices on water, transit, toxic hotspots

LA's next mayor will face the challenge of increasing the local supply of water, maintaining momentum on mass transit projects, and fighting pollution in toxic hotspots.
Mark Bittman
NY Times food columnist Mark Bittman talks about his latest book, "VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good."
Chefdance Cafe - Day 2 - 2012 Park City
An event called the Greatest Barbecue took place downtown yesterday. It brought together some of Mexico's foremost chefs to grill up a whole lotta meat. The event was part of the Hola Mexico Film Festival, which has expanded this year to include a music and — thankfully — a food program

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