Take Two for July 18, 2013

Mountain Fire
Some 6,000 residents remain under mandatory evacuation orders and the Red Cross says approximately 950 evacuees are at three shelters in the area. Many are kids who had been attending area summer camps before being evacuated.
George Zimmerman Protests Los Angeles Trayvon Martin LAPD

Protesters call for change to Stand Your Ground laws

For the 5th straight night, demonstrators continued to protest the George Zimmerman verdict throughout southern California, resulting in 17 protesters arrested in Victorville, California last night.

The power of 'Black Twitter' to effect change

Black Twitter users showed their collective might after it was announced that a juror in the George Zimmerman trial had received a book deal. Public outrage over social media prompted the juror's book agent to back off.
El Monte Pharmacy
California is launching a new way for people to buy health insurance, and many folks have a lot of questions. KPCC's Stephanie O'Neill has some answers.
San Diego Prepares For Comic-Con International 2013

Hollywood hopes to court Latino market at Comic-Con

Fanboys and fangirls from around the world will spend the next 96 or so hours buzzing about comics, movies, TV, and more. It's a big industry event for Hollywood, and one of the groups they'll be trying to tap is the Latino market.
65th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations

What is the true value of an Emmy?

Emmy nominations are out. But can winning an award help a struggling TV show, or propel an actor to new heights? Is the Emmy the new Oscar?
Malibu tickets

Malibu volunteers to begin issuing parking tickets Thursday (poll)

The city says the program could save them tens of thousands of dollars, save their sheriffs valuable time and resources, and enforce new parking restrictions.
KPCC's political reporters, Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton, discuss Eric Garcetti's first real test of leadership and more in this week's discussion.
Janet Napolitano
The UC Regents are currently meeting, and they're expected to confirm the appointment of former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as the new President of the UC system.
British national execution in Georgia
The state of Georgia forbids the release of information about the origins of the lethal injection, which has become increasingly hard to come by as companies shy away from producing the drugs.
Bumble Bee

Rare Western bumble bee spotted in Seattle

The rare Western bumble bee has been sighted near Seattle, Washington. It's an event so rare it's almost like catching a glimpse of Sasquatch or some other mythical animal.
Koi Tuna
"It's like Thai hick food," says Night + Market chef Kris Yenbamroong about his favorite summer dish, koi tuna.
Mercer 18520
Walter White is part of a growing number of antiheroes populating the TV universe since the late 1990s, from Tony Soprano to Don Draper.
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