Take Two for October 29, 2013

Western States Climate Deal
Monday afternoon, California joined Oregon, Washington and British Columbia in signing an agreement to battle climate change. This plan includes the support of research and permit initiatives for clean energy and preservation.

Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods sued as 'public nuisance'

Residents in Irwindale have been complaining about the fumes from the production of the popular spicy sauce Sriracha. The city filed a lawsuit in LA Superior Court yesterday asking a judge to halt Sriracha production at the Huy Fong Foods factory.
Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster

Pension reform: Long Beach claims leadership in reducing risk

Workers will pay more into their pensions, and new hires will retire later with lower benefits. It's part of the city's plan to climb out of a billion dollar hole.
Los Angeles Aqueduct Owens Valley

How the LA Aqueduct altered the Owens Valley environment

From the start, the people of Los Angeles celebrated their aqueduct, cheering by the thousands as water tumbled south. Where that water came from, in the Owens Valley, the response to LA's thirst was quite different.
La Brea Pits 100th 1
100 years ago this week, the County of Los Angeles began digging up, researching and putting on display the fossils found inside the black, bubbly lake we now know as the La Brea Tar Pits.
Highway 134, 210 Traffic
These days people are driving less and they're using more fuel-efficient cars. While that may be good for the environment, it's actually hurting many states and the federal government.
Syrian musician Omar Souleyman, performs
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our regular segment in which we talk about the best in new music. This week we're joined by music critic Steve Hochman.
LA River
For a look at the history of the river, and what could change for the people and wildlife along its route, we're joined by KPCC's Patt Morrison and our Washington correspondent Kitty Felde.
Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure Samira Kawash.
Candy is a source of pleasure and pain, if you consider the problems with obesity in this country. So in advance of Halloween we’ll take a look at the candy complex in the U.S. with Rutgers professor Samira Kawash, author of the book, "Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure."
Christmas decorations 1

Christmas creep: Holiday arrives before Halloween at some SoCal stores (poll)

Over the years, retailers keep moving their holiday promotions earlier, according to retail analysts, and this year price reductions and big sales will be crucial.
TWC Deportes Lakers team

Lakers open season with expanded coverage on Time Warner Cable Deportes

Time Warner Cable Deportes calls itself the first and only Spanish Language regional sports network. An expanded team hopes to boost the passion behind its coverage.
Play At Work

How games can make you more creative and motivated at work

It's always a challenge to get other people to do what you want them to do. You can turn to the old carrot-or-stick approach, or you could also try using games.
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