Pot legalization, LA's rising rent, mountain lion mange and more

U.S. Marijuana Enthusiasts Gather For Mass Pot-Smoking Celebration
It's been a little more than four months since recreational pot became legal in Colorado to those 21 and older. Some incidents with possible connections to edible marijuana have raised concern among Colorado residents and lawmakers.
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We've spent a lot of time on talking about the mountain lions that live here in Southern California. They're facing a lot of obstacles like competition for space and mates, finding food and dodging traffic.
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Los Angeles moves to regulate private trash haulers

Under a state law designed to reduce waste, California cities and counties are required to cut the amount of trash sent to landfills each year.

High Rent, Few Options: Angelenos weigh their choices

There's a rule of thumb for deciding how much to pay when renting an apartment: no more than 30-percent of your gross income.
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KPCC’s Ben Bergman joins Take Two to talk more about L.A.’s rental crisis, and what, if anything can be done to make rents more affordable.
Bottles of Sriracha chili sauce on the shelves of a supermarket in Rosemead, Calif.

Sriracha makers looking to relocate Irwindale factory

Huy Fong Foods, makers of the hot sauce Sriracha, has been battling the residents of Irwindale where their company is located.
A school nurse prepares a vaccine against whooping cough before giving it to students at Mark Twain Middle School in Los Angeles.
Two medical experts explain how a person who is immunized can still get the contagious disease.
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For decades, relations between Jews and Palestinians in Israel have been difficult at best, lethal at worst. Finding peace between these two populations is no easy feat.
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It's Thursday so it's time for State of Affairs, our weekly look at politics and government in the golden state. We're joined by KPCC political reporters Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton.

Facebook announces 'Nearby Friends' tracking feature

If you use Facebook on your phone, the company may soon be able to track your every move, even when you keep the mobile app turned off.
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The Mexican government has given armed self defense groups until May to disarm in exchange these groups known as autodefensas could be incorporated in a new state police force.
First Person: Carlos Morales credits cycling for saving his life
When Morales founded the Eastside Bike Club in 2008, he weighed 400 pounds. Today he's fit and healthy, and using biking to spread the gospel of healthy living.
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How millennials' lifestyles may change US cities and suburbs

Developers in Seattle are also thinking about the problem of affordable housing, a problem that gets bigger as more millennials enter the market.
Neko Case
Musician Neko Case is set to appear in round two of the Coachella Valley festival this Friday. Take Two caught up wither her to talk about her life on tour.
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