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Health And Human Services Secretary Sebelius Attends Healthcare Enrollment Event
From presidential appearances on funny or die to animated cat gifs, the Obama administration has been doing all it can to reach the so-called invincibles. So how well have they done?
Anza Borrego

Drought takes toll on park renowned for wildflowers

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is famous for its wildflowers. But, this is the third year in a row of drier-than-usual weather near the Salton Sea, making wildflowers scarce.
Great California ShakeOut

4 tips for talking to children about earthquakes

Friday's 5.1 earthquake in La Habra, California made for some interesting conversations come Saturday morning -- chief among them, perhaps, were brought on by probing questions from young minds.
Fall 2011 Student Hackathon Coding

Salinas Valley program teaches farmworkers' kids to code

A new program in the Salinas Valley is challenging that formula. It aims to help the children of farmworker families become programmers and engineers in just three years.
Russell Crowe in "Noah"
On the Lot is Take Two's regular series of talks about the film business with LA Times reporter Rebecca Keegan.
Forever 21
Anthropologist Christina Moon wrote about "fast fashion" in this month's edition of Pacific Standard and she joined Take Two to talk about how Korean immigrants have transformed Jobber Market over the last 20 years.
Members of Greenpeace make a performance
The world’s climate is already showing signs of climate change, including rising sea levels, extreme weather and animal migration.
Brush Fire Threatens Residential Neighborhood Near Glendora
While communities are bracing for changes along the coast, California is also preparing to deal with long term climate problems inland. The state is still experiencing drought conditions with an increased risk of wildfire.
Kentucky v Michigan
Only four teams remain in the NCAA Tournament: Kentucky, Wisconsin, UConn and Florida. And as the tournament heads towards its final weekend, there's still time for a little more madness.
Standardized tests are an important consideration for admissions at many colleges and universities. But one new study shows that high school performance, not standardized test scores, is a better predictor of how students do in college.
A new study out of Stanford University examines how college athletes may internalize stereotypes about their academic abilities, leading to lower test performances.

Is the #CancelColbert outrage overblown? Some say yes

In the past week, a joke from the Colbert Report turned into a tweet sparked outrage among Asian Americans. Over the weekend, that outrage spawned its own backlash from people who say Asian Americans are being too overly sensitive. And some of the people saying that are Asian Americans.
Moses Sumney
Moses Sumney is one of the most talked-about LA musicians of 2014 and he hasn't even released an album yet. To understand why, check out a video of his live performance.

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