Take Two for August 30, 2013

U.S. Marijuana Enthusiasts Gather For Mass Pot-Smoking Celebration

White House won't come after states that legalize pot

In a major policy change, the White House announced yesterday that it will not interfere with states laws allowing for recreational marijuana use. That is, as long as those states do a good job regulating pot sales.

Lawmakers split on Syria, but not along party lines

Congress has been decidedly split on how the U.S. should respond. As KPCC's Kitty Felde notes, that mixed response does not fall along party lines.
Shepard Fairey Bus - 1

Zimmer calls for details on LAUSD's arts plan

More than eight weeks after district officials' completion of a new arts plan, many key details remain unclear. One major missing component: a budget.
Obamacare. Immigration. Tackling the deficit, and funding the government. All issues Congress faces as they return from their summer recess next week, and some of the stuff we'll talk about on our weekly news analysis, The Friday Flashback.
Boeing 777 Crashes At San Francisco Airport

Labor Day Travel: What to do if your flight is delayed

The Labor Day weekend is upon us. According to AAA, more than 29 million of us will hop in our cars for road trips and about 2.5 million will head to the airport for a longer journey. Slate contributor Amy Webb is with us and she's got some tips for the flying public.
The Taste
The Taste event will feature cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and discussions about the dining experience, including a chat about pop-up restaurants; those temporary eateries that pop up inside other restaurants, or sometimes even private homes.
Yosemite National Park Remains Open As Rim Fire Continues In Burn On Park's Western Edge

Yosemite still open to visitors despite Rim Fire

The Rim Fire is burning in part of the park, and the fire is now more than 30 percent contained. Full containment is not expected until September 20th. Despite this though much of the park is open for business. Kari Cobb, park ranger and spokesperson for Yosemite, joins the show with an update on the status of the park.
Labor Day BBQ
Three top L.A.-area chefs offer suggestions for dishes that will wow your friends this Labor Day weekend.

Patagonia increases profit by reducing and reusing

The Ventura-based company has been at the forefront of sustainable business for some time now, partnering with eBay to make it easy for customers to buy and sell used Patagonia wares.
Like a number of indie artists these days, KITTEN's lead singer Chloe Chaidez has been greatly influenced by artists from the 1980s, but Chloe wasn't even alive then; she's just 18 years old.
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