E-cig regulation, curbing homeless violence, Anjelica Huston and more

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The L.A. City Council voted to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes and other so-called vaping devices.
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Michael Stoops, Director of Community Organizing for The National Coalition for the Homeless, addresses the challenges of dealing with the mentally ill homeless.
Ask Emily
Emily Bazar of the California Healthcare Foundation Center for Health Reporting joins host A Martinez to answer consumers’ questions about the Affordable Health Act. This week she addresses questions of coverage for immigrants, both legal and not.
Cold Snap Endangers California Citrus Crop
The low temperatures could potentially ruin citrus crops and cause a financial disaster for some of these growers.
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Mexican drug cartels and the avocado business

Like many businesses in the violence-plagued Mexican state of Michoacan, the avocado growing industry has become intertwined with powerful drug cartels.
Anjelica Huston at Airbnb's Hello LA Event at Cook's Garden by HGEL
In the first part of her new two-part memoir, "A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London and New York," Huston says growing up with this pedigree can be a blessing and a curse
Mayor-Elect Bill De Blasio Announces William Bratton As City's Next Police Chief

State of Affairs: Bill Bratton, LA Sheriff hiring and more

It's Thursday, which means it's time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California. To help us with that we're joined in studio by KPCC political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.
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Should schools teach kids how to be responsible on social media?

People, whether they're kids, teens or adults, post a lot of dumb stuff online: selfies from funerals, snapshots of teens drinking alcohol tagged with screen names.
Mystery Barge Construction Project Rumored To Google Project

Mysterious Google barge in San Francisco under investigation

In recent weeks, there's been all sorts of rumors swirling around a mysterious barge being built near Treasure Island in San Francisco. Google is the company behind the barge, but they're not saying too much about it.
King Gillette
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party Download podcast and radio show.
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Chef Susan Feniger on her new restaurant, Mud Hen Tavern

This weekend Susan Feniger is opening her own joint called Mud Hen Tavern.
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