Take Two for July 12, 2013

Women prison sterilization
The Center for Investigative Reporting recently found that nearly 150 women were sterilized without required approvals.
Bob Filner
Filner has not publicly spoken about the sexual harassment accusations, but released a video late yesterday where he apologized to the public and promised to change his behavior.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
It's time now for our end of the week analysis of some of the big stories in the news. Joining the show from steamy Washington, DC, is Nancy Cook of the National Journal, and here in foggy Pasadena, Jim Rainey of the LA Times.
Execution Drug Georgia
The state of Georgia plans to execute convicted murderer Warren Hill on Monda, despite the fact that medical experts agree he has an IQ of 70 and is mentally disabled.

LAPD changing approach to limiting gang violence

Police now rely on gang interventionists, members of communities fighting gang violence that cooperate with police to help reduce crime.
One resource essential to modern society yet goes mostly unnoticed is copper. Demand for the element has skyrocketed over the past decade, and extracting it from the earth is not an easy or clean process.
Mercer 19563
The California inmate hunger strikes continues to make noise. Yesterday, corrections officials confirmed that more than 12,000 inmates have refused meals since Monday.
Great strides have recently been made when it comes to gay rights, but there are still plenty of situations in which homosexuals are treated differently from their heterosexual counterparts.
Yosemite - Peterson

Preserving the beauty of Yosemite National Park

For years, the National Park Service has been looking for a way to preserve and restore parts of the Yosemite Valley. Planners have discussed doing away with tourist amenities like ice skating and swimming pools to try and restore the habitat of the valley's Merced River.

Southern California bobcats dying from mange

Bobcats can be found all over SoCal, but over the last decades researchers have noticed a disturbing trend. More and more bobcats seem to be dying from mange.
UFC 157: Rousey v Carmouche

Do female athletes need a better sports bra?

Every year, many young girls enter the sports world hoping to be the next Serena Williams or Lindsay Vonn. But when women hit the court or the field, one thing is holding back their performance: A good sports bra, or lack thereof.
Andrew Carroll
Some of the first experiments to invent TV happened in an apartment in Hollywood. But neither the people living there, nor the neighbors had any idea until historian Andrew Carroll knocked on their door.
I love you california
One of California's original anthems turned 100 years old this year and like so many in Hollywood, it had a winding road to prominence.
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