San Diego fires, rape kit processing, 'Hotel California,' 'Godzilla' SFX and more

Tomahawk Fire
According to Cal Fire, nine blazes that have burned more than 9,000 acres in and around Camp Pendelton, San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo and Carlsbad.

Advocates kick up lobbying efforts for new education dollars

As a June 30 deadline looms for school districts to finalize budget plans, early education, arts and other advocates are pushing for a piece of new state funding.

New report outlines obstacles in processing rape kits

In 2005 Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act, which required that victims of sexual assault did not have to file a police report in order to get a rape kit exam
"Reappearing Act" author Kate Fagan talks about her experience as a college basketball player in Colorado and her journey to live openly as a lesbian in the sports world.
TBS / TNT Upfront 2014 - Presentation
It's that time of year when the TV networks unveil their fall schedules to advertisers in New York in the hopes of attracting billions of dollars in ad revenue...an annual tradition known as the Upfronts.
The Eagles
The 1977 hit single is the band's most successful song, by far. But how did it get written? And why — almost 40 years later — are we still listening?
It's Thursday and that 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 Politics editor Oscar Garza.
Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta Water System Bay
For the first time ever, federal water managers will tap into San Joaquin River to try and bring some relief to parched farmlands and wildlife refuges in the San Joaquin Valley.
Mercer 16466
Over the last couple of years, parts of the San Joaquin Valley have been sinking while surrounding mountains have been rising. Scientists have been mystified as to why that is, but new research might put an end to this mystery.
northern pacific rattlesnake

Hot weather brings out rattlesnakes in California

Wildfires aren't the only threat posed by the heat wave-- experts are warn that the high temperatures are drawing rattlesnakes out of hibernation earlier than usual.
WIRED Business Conference: Think Bigger

Abramson's effect on her female colleagues at the NYT

In a sudden turn yesterday, Jill Abramson was ousted from her position as executive editor at The New York Times. The circumstances around her dismissal are still unclear. But what is clear is, Abramson had a profound effect on her female colleagues at the Gray Lady.
GODZILLA
The Oscar-winning visual effects master and director Gareth Edwards looked back to the King of the Monsters' original designs when coming up with his new form.
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