Take Two for August 19, 2013

Headline: San Diego City Council to sue Mayor Bob Filner amid sexual harassment claims
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is expected to return to work at City Hall today. This after more than a dozen women have public accused him of sexual abuse and harassment. For more on this we're joined now by Mark Sauer of KPBS.
Downtown San Diego

San Diego's history of political scandals

The ongoing saga of Bob Filner has cast a shadow over a city known for its beaches and sunny weather, but he's not the first San Diego city official to raise eyebrows.
Boyle Heights Community Youth Orchestra
The Boyle Heights Community Youth Orchestra launched last summer to help teach 6 to12 year olds music. Most don't get it at school.
Hempfest

Seattle cops hand out munchies to Hempfest revelers

Seattle pot smokers were greeted with an unusual gift at the city's Hempfest this weekend: The Seattle Police Department handed out bags of Doritos to hungry revelers.
Since 2007, L.A. County has ranked as high as fifth in number of plants seized on public lands, according to the California Department of Justice.
THE BUTLER
The big 'O' has done it again. Oprah's new movie "The Butler" was a huge hit, raking in more than $25 million on its opening weekend. Here to talk about this and other Hollywood news for our weekly segment, On The Lot, is Rebecca Keegan from the L.A. Times.
The Newsroom

Odd Hollywood Jobs: Costume designer to the stars

We've been looking at Hollywood jobs this summer, and talking with the people who do them. And today's job: Costume designer.
Community Garden (A Place Called Home)

UCLA takes comprehensive look at urban gardening in LA

A research group at UCLA has just finished a comprehensive mapping study on urban farms in Los Angeles County, looking at community gardens, school gardens, local farms and nurseries.
EXO cricket bar

Would you eat a protein bar made with cricket flour?

They recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to sell their protein bar made of almonds, dates and you guessed it, crickets.
Idaho Wildfires

Idaho plagued by multiple wild fires

Nine forest fires have burned more than 400,000 acres across Idaho. The state is experiencing more wildfire activity right now than any other part of the country.
Silver Fire Friday - 9
4,000 people showed up on Monday to take an entrance exam to be a firefighter in Pasadena, even though the fire department has only 10 vacancies.
Long Beach Register

'Register' debut sparks Long Beach newspaper war

The brand new Long Beach Register will publish its first edition — in print — today. It's a new venture from the OC Register that will challenge the Long Beach Press-Telegram on its turf.
US Air Guitar Championships
This past weekend, the National Air Guitar championships took place here in L.A. at the House of Blues. It was the first time in nearly a decade that this sporting event was held in southern California.
Latino Comics Expo

Latino Comics Expo comes to Los Angeles

Southern California may host Comic-Con every year, but for the first time it's now host to a comic fest dedicated specifically to Latino artists and fans. Last weekend was the Latino Comics Expo, held at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach.
JPL Earth Missions

NASA to focus on Earth in 2014 (photos)

In 2014 NASA will launch three new scientific missions designed to study the effects of climate change on Earth.
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