Tour bus operators are once again under a microscope after yesterday's crash on the 210 in Irwindale that injured more than 50 people. Authorities say the bus clipped the back of another car while changing lanes, swerved and rolled over onto its side off the freeway.
Part of a thriving business of Chinese-run bus tours that take customers to desert casinos every day. Dr. Timothy Fong is well-acquainted with these companies as co-director of the Gambling Studies program at UCLA.
It's Friday, and time for our weekly Friday Flashback, a look at the week's biggest news stories. Back in the saddle again here in studio is James Rainey of the L.A. Times, and in Washington, DC we've got The Atlantic's Molly Ball.
Automatic federal spending cuts known as the sequester are starting to hit programs for the poor. The Obama Administration announced this week that 57,000 children nationwide will lose out on free preschool classes as a result.
Congratulations and happy birthday to the National Park Service, which celebrates 97 years this weekend. Here in California, we boast 26 national parks including a couple of the most famous, Yosemite and Death Valley.
At one time there were several dozen of them scattered around southern California, now eleven of them in the L.A. area have been added to the National Register of Historic Places under the National Park System.
The Little League World Series is underway in South Williamsport Pennsylvania, and playing in the series is Chula Vista's Eastlake Little League team. For more on this, we're joined now by the team manager, Doug Holman.
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