Take Two for August 28, 2013


Judge to rule on San Bernardino's bankruptcy eligibility

Today, the city of San Bernardino learns whether it's eligible for bankruptcy protection. The case has garnered nation-wide attention since it could set a precedent as the first city ever allowed to get out of its pension obligations to city employees.
Idaho Wildfires

Arizona hot shot crew heads to Idaho to battle wildfires

This morning, a hotshot crew of firefighters will leave their home base in Arizona and head to Boise Idaho. There they'll get their next assignment, which could be fighting fires somewhere in the northern Rockies, or possibly even here in California.
California Prisons Layoffs

Understanding the fight over California prisons

The debate over prison overcrowding and solitary confinement is still continuing with neither side looking like they will back down. We’ll try and have a better understanding about the issues with a roundtable discussion about the issue.
Golden Oaks Ranch
A move yesterday by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors will likely help bring it back to southern California. They've approved the expansion of a major high-tech TV and film facility at the Golden Oaks Ranch in Santa Clarita.
Aaron Hernandez Court Appearance

Sports Roundup: Aaron Hernandez, Lamar Odom, and more

Time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who have covered the sports scene for the L.A. Times and ESPN.
March on Washington button
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech 50 years ago today. One L.A. woman who was there believes the essence of his words has been lost.
Crowds gather in front of the Washington Monument during the "March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom" in 1963.

The lasting impact of the 1963 March on Washington

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who represents California's 43rd District, joins Take Two to talk about that significance of that day in 1963.
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park

Rim Fire threatens Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy reservoir

The Rim Fire is still only about 25 percent contained and has burned almost 293 square miles, making it California's 7th largest wildfire on record. Yesterday it reached the shores of the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.
Now it's time for App Chat, our regular segment where tech writers give you their app recommendations. This week we're joined by Devindra Hardawar, national mobile editor for Venture Beat.
Tesla Motors has outsold several luxury carmakers in California in 2013, on the strength of its Model S, seen here in the foreground. The Telsa Roadster is behind it.
Tesla now sells more cars in California than Cadillac. And one-third of all electric cars sold in the US are bought by drivers in LA and San Francisco.
Bureau Of Land Management Rounds Up Wild Horses

Report: American west on the brink of a wild horse crisis

Wild horses are destroying native rangelands and in many cases are more nuisance than western icon. Robert Garrott is with Montana State University and he co-wrote a paper outlining the dilemma of managing these wild horse populations.
desert tortoise

Desert tortoise conservation center in Nevada to close

The Desert Tortoise Conservation Center in Las Vegas will shut down because of budget cuts within the next year.
Nigerian Man Attempts To Blow Up Delta Plane Before Landing In Detroit
Drug sniffing dogs can play a key role in police departments looking to uncover illegal stashes. But for pooches in Colorado and Washington, the job has become a lot trickier, now that marijuana is legal.
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