Take Two for September 19, 2013

Starbucks Announces That Guns Are Not Welcome In Its Cafes

Starbucks CEO says guns no longer welcome in stores

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced this week that guns are no longer welcome in its stores.
FBI Briefs Media On Investigation Into Navy Yard Killings

The American media's waning interest in the Navy Yard shooting

While the story lead the news on Monday and Tuesday, it doesn't seem to have held the attention of the American public for very long.
Arturo "Tablas" Castellanos
The strike was orchestrated by a few inmates at the Pelican Bay maximum security prison, one of them was Arturo Castellanos, a convicted murderer who has been held in isolation at Pelican Bay since 1990.
Los Angeles County Homeless Population nears 90,000

Drug cartels thrive on ultimate consumers: addicts

This export industry is evolving. Drug experts say heroin is back on the rise, fueled in part by prescription drug abuse. And while the supply side of the business may change, the demand remains strong.
California University Cuts

Yudof prepares to leave UC Presidency

The UC Board of Regents this week voted to renovate the Blake House, a now empty Bay Area mansion that has traditionally been home the UC president. The group approved the budget for $620,000.
Court Room
A potential juror cannot be removed from a jury because of race or gender, but what about sexual orientation?
"Reason To Be Happy" Cast Photo Call

Actress Jenna Fischer takes the stage in 'Reasons To Be Pretty'

The show came to an end earlier this year and now Fischer is back to her theatrical roots, taking to the stage in an LA Theater Works production of Neil LaBute's play "Reasons To Be Pretty."
City Council Los Angeles

State Of Affairs: Board of Supervisors, Jose Huizar, and more

Time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California with KPCC political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.
An empty condom package rests on a table

Adult film actors call for stricter HIV protection

Despite recent reports from several porn actors they've tested positive for HIV, the adult film industry plans to return to business as usual tomorrow after a temporary shutdown.

Defense lawyers for AEG rest case in Michael Jackson trial

The Michael Jackson trial may finally be coming to an end. The case is now in its 21st week and lawyers for concert promoter AEG rested their defense yesterday.
Freelance journalist, Amanda Lindhout, talks to Take Two about her new book, which documents the 460 days she was held hostage in Somalia.

Why should taxpayers pay for NFL stadiums?

The NFL is the most popular and profitable sport in America. So why do taxpayers keep footing the bill for constructing new football stadiums?
Sidecar, Lyft ride-sharing apps

Vote may change status of ride-sharing services in California

Rideshare services, like Lyft and Uber, have quickly gained in popularity in Los Angeles. They have that "hip" factor working for them, but all along they've been rogue operators.
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