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Take Two for October 14, 2013

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Northridge Earthquake

An earthquake could topple thousands of buildings in LA

Thousands of concrete buildings in LA are at risk of collapse when an earthquake strikes, and there's little momentum to make them safer.
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Possibly as small as a 6.0.
Mayor Garcetti And Gov. Brown Sign Bill Allowing Illegal Immigrants Driver's License Eligibility

What you can learn about Governor Brown from his bills

There are lessons to glean in what the Governor signed into law.

For some in the Valley of Plenty, next meal is uncertain

Jessica Ortiz struggles to figure out what to feed her five kids while her husband works in the vineyards and almond orchards. Reporter Sasha Khokha paints an intimate portrait of the barriers to accessing healthy and affordable food for the families that harvest California's produce.

Artists retrace the journey from 'The Grapes of Wrath'

Three artists traveled along Route 66 from Oklahoma to California collecting audio stories of struggle and optimism from people along the way.
Premiere Of FX's "Sons Of Anarchy" Season 6 - Red Carpet
LA Times film writer Rebecca Keegan talks about the now-troubled adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey," the Somali immigrant who became a movie star in "Captain Phillips," and the lengths that Hollywood goes to to keep a script from being leaked.

Hollywood Jobs: Make 'Em Laugh

Lisette St. Claire's job is the world's first laugh wrangler, and she explains what it take to be the best in the laughing biz.
Budget Battle

Rep. Schiff on the shutdown's third week

The partial government shutdown is now in its third week and the country is about to bump up against a borrowing limit. California Congressman Adam Schiff joins Take Two for an update from the Hill.
Chrisman Pumping Plant at the Grapevine

California's water supply, a 700 mile journey

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is a key source of water for central and southern California. Amy Quinton takes us on the 700 mile journey following the water supply.

National Guard members feel the effects of the shutdown

The Oregon National Guard is delaying training for more than 1,000 troops scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in the spring because of the shutdown.
Mexico City

Mexico mayors vulnerable in drug war

A Mexican mayor has gone on hunger strike, asking for better resources from the federal government for mayors under threat by the ongoing drug wars. Dozens of mayors have already been killed or gone missing in recent years. Reporter Dudley Althaus of Global Post joins the show.

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