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City Hall Pass: Pot dispensary crackdown, Calderon investigation and more

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An FBI agent carries out a box as he leaves the Capitol office of State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Rich Pedroncelli/AP

Take Two looks at the latest in the investigation surrounding Senator Ron Calderon and rounds up the week in politics throughout California with KPCC political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.

The federal government launched another crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries here this week, despite the passage of Measure D in Los Angeles that allows 135 of them stay open. 

This week we heard from one of the most powerful women in Los Angeles. LA County Federation of Labor Secretary-Treasurer Maria Elena Durazo spoke to Town Hall Los Angeles. We also heard from LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas. He wants an outside "Blue Ribbon Commission" to examine the Department of Children and Family Services.

Today, the LA City Ethics Commission is issuing its report on spending and matching funds from the mayor's race.  

Finally, we get an update on the federal investigation into State Senator Ron Calderon from East LA. The FBI raided his Sacramento offices last week.  


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