Take Two for August 12, 2013

Attorney General Holder Testifies On Oversight In The Justice Department At Senate Hearing
Prison overcrowding has become such a problem nationwide that the Obama administration is making a move to rein it in.
Former Congressman Bob Filner of San Diego

Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner leaves therapy early

Filner's lawyers said this weekend he's wrapped up the therapy he sought after several women accused him of sexual harassment. He's left therapy a week earlier than expected, although it remains unclear when he went into treatment.
Tesla Worldwide Debut of Model X
He's called it a cross between a Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table, but that's pretty much all we know about Elon Musk's mysterious Hyperloop.
Bay Area Transportation Workers Strike Looms Ahead Of Monday Deadline
There was concern BART workers would go on strike if talks hadn't progressed, but yesterday, a judge ordered a 60-day 'cooling off period,' and no strikes can be implemented until October 10th.
High Speed Rail Anaheim

LA-to-SF high-speed rail plan delayed again

The long-awaited high speed rail that is supposed to connect LA to San Francisco looks like it's delayed again. Fresno Bee reporter Tim Sheehan joins the show with an update.
ELYSIUM - Official Full Trailer - In Theaters 8/9

On The Lot: 'Elysium', 'World War Z' and more

Time for On The Lot, our weekly summary of news from the movie business with LA Times reporter Rebecca Keegan.
Mike Turner

Odd Hollywood Jobs: Music supervisor

This is one in a series on Odd Hollywood Jobs — not acting or directing, but rather the tasks you haven't heard of. You can read other segments in this series at the links below the story.
OxyContin Abuse On the Rise
The LA Times reports that Purdue Pharma has identified roughly 1,800 doctors who may have recklessly prescribed the painkiller to addicts and dealers.
Last Friday, a Mexican federal court released an infamous drug lord convicted of killing a U.S. drug enforcement agent nearly three decades ago.

UCLA program tries to keep heritage languages alive

Rather than focus on Spanish or French, the program teaches Hindi-Urdu, Persian, Russian, Arabic and Armenian to the children of immigrants from those cultures.
Polar Bears
Half of the world's 9-million species could go extinct by the end of this century. What exactly does that mean? Should we intervene and try to save these species or should we just let nature take its course?
Photographer Gabriele Galimberti wanted to show his own grandmother that he could survive his global trip without her cooking by having other grandmothers cook for him.
Three summers ago, LA musicians Cameron Parkins, Max St John and Sarah Chernoff came together to form a band called Superhumanoids.
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