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26th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards Presented By Target
Latinos in the U.S. say they need a national leader. But when asked to name one, more than 3/4th said they either couldn't, or that no such person exists.
Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry's iconic Disney Concert Hall turns 10

Take Two recently paid Gehry a visit at his offices in West LA, where he explained that when it came down to a list of four architects, he was the only American on the list, and a definite underdog.
Sen. Ted Cruz Addresses Fort Worth Small Business Roundtable

Both Rep. Ted Cruz and his father are popular in the Lone Star State

Texas Republican Ted Cruz, the freshman senator and Tea Party favorite, has gained national notoriety in recent weeks. He led the recent Republican attempt to de-fund and nullify the Affordable Care Act.
LA Central Library with Susan Orlean
Recently, Susan Orlean relocated to Los Angeles where she's found the subject of her next book: The Central Library in downtown L.A. She reminds us of a fire that ravaged the Central Library back in April 29, 1986.
Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers
Red is for the World Series which starts tonight, blue is for the Dodgers off-season so far and is white the color of a non-athlete? Joining us to answer that question is Andy and Brian Kamenetzsky, who have covered sports for ESPN and the L.A. Times.
LA Streetcar
Last year, when voters signed off on a proposal to bring streetcars to downtown L.A. they were told the project would cost $125 million. Some cost overruns are to be expected, but a new estimate puts the price of the streetcars to more than $325 million.

Mexico outraged at NSA spying by the US

More fallout and condemnation stemming from the NSA spying scandal, now it's Mexico's turn at outrage.
Crews started digging up a parking lot in downtown Fresno. They're looking for artifacts and underground tunnels that were once part of the city's Chinatown more than a century ago.

App Chat: Use your phone to woo the opposite sex

This week on App Chat, we'll fill you on the latest apps to help you find that special someone. App Chat regular Jacqui Cheng, editor at large for Ars Technica joins us this week.

LA schools get greening grants but officials put projects on ice

Southern California schools have received grants from Prop. 84 to tear out asphalt and plant trees as part of urban renewal. But some projects are now on hold.
Jeff Bezos Launches Bezos Center For Innovation In Seattle
Space tourism may eventually prove to be big business. The Wall Street Journal reports a projected $1.5 billion in revenue for the space tourism industry by the middle of the next decade.

Report finds antibiotics in food poses health risk for humans

The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future discovered that as much as 80 percent of the antibiotics sold in this country are fed to food animals.

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