New LA trash policy, SportsNet LA, Yee update, Tuesday Reviewsday and more

APTOPIX FBI Raid-San Francisco

Leland Yee's lawyer questions FBI investigation

California State Senator Leland Yee has been accused of accepting bribes from undercover agents in exchange for political favors and he's been charged with conspiring to traffic in firearms, but his lawyer is raising questions about the case.
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LA City Council to vote on new trash policy

Supporters say it will keep garbage out of landfills and cut down on traffic, while opponents say it's bad for small business.
Pay to (watch them) play: Dodgers fans in and around Los Angeles can only see their team on TV if they have Time Warner cable service.
The Dodgers today play their fourth game of the season, but many fans have yet to be able to watch any of the games. The channel that broadcasts most of their games, SportsNet LA, is still unavailable to about two thirds of Los Angeles-area households.
Philadelphia Phillies v Texas Rangers
Looking for the perfect place to propose to your favorite MLB fan? Dream about seeing the words "Will you marry me?" on the Jumbotron? You might want to check the price tag before you get down on one knee at your favorite baseball stadium.
California Report

Oakland's American Steel Studios an industrial haven for artists

Big industrial art spaces are becoming hard to afford in the expensive Bay Area. But American Steel Studios in West Oakland has become a destination for all types of artists: sculptors, woodworkers and especially metal workers.
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How science can improve your April Fools' jokes

Authors Peter McGraw and Joel Warner delved into the science of what makes things funny in their new book, "The Humor Code."
Everyone’s first tweets are boring

#CancelColbert and the power of Twitter

The #CancelColbert campaign on Twitter has gained a lot of momentum and provoked a very testy debate nationwide.
St. Vincent
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, we have journalists Shirley Halperin and Roy Trakin from The Hollywood Reporter.
We've had our share of earthquakes recently, which has led some residents to question the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — and possible connections to seismic activity.
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Tech giants Apple and Samsung are back in court fighting over patent issues and the outcome of the case could change the face of the lucrative smartphone market.
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The specter of death in the desert is one that many Marines have faced in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But a special report by the Desert Sun newspaper finds they're also facing it at home.
MPA Plane Ride

Researchers take to skies to survey marine protected areas

Emerging data looks at how fishermen are responding to marine sanctuaries, scattered like scrabble tiles over 350 square miles between Santa Barbara and Mexico.
William Shakespeare
Hamilton Meadows, a Vietnam veteran and Shakespeare aficionado, seeks out the original pronunciation, or OP, of the legendary bard's English in the hopes of putting on his own production.
20 year celebrations of Def Mix House Lable

House music pioneer DJ Frankie Knuckles dead at 59

Back in the late '70s and early '80s, Frankie Knuckles spun at a Chicago club called The Warehouse, which is where his special brand of music, House, got its name.
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