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Mexico trade, California drought, Antarctic photos and more

Today on the show, we'll take a look at how small businesses in California are looking to Mexico for new trade opportunities. Then, Obama's in the Central Valley to discuss the state's water woes. Plus, a new book by the editor of the NYT's Modern Love column explores "Love Illuminated," most Californians view weight and exercise as top risks to kids, newly found photos in Antarctica shed new light on one of Ernest Shackleton's last expeditions, and much more.

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Comcast/Time Warner merger, e-cigarettes, Valentine's Day etiquette and more

Today we start with a look at the Comcast/Time Warner merger and what it may mean for your Internet service. Then, the business of e-cigs is booming, but the industry braces for FDA regulation. Plus, local restaurant causes a stir by adding a 3% healthcare surcharge to customers' tabs, Slate's Emily Yoffe joins us with some etiquette lessons for Valentine's Day, plus much more.

86th Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon - Inside

Diversity in Hollywood, Kim Pham trial, #SaveRufus and more

Today on the show, we'll start with a look at UCLA's latest report on diversity in the entertainment industry. Then, Attorney General Eric Holder calls on states to rethink their voting ban for felons. Plus, drought hits Central Valley farmers hard, Frank Stoltze reports on the lack of sprinkler systems in many of LA's high rises, we get an update on the Kim Pham trial and much more.


Immigration reform, Dumb Starbucks, California drought and more

Today on the show we'll start with a look at the state of immigration reform, as advocacy groups plan to play hardball with GOP lawmakers. Then, Gov. Jerry Brown has two more years to reduce the California prison population. Our Tuesday Reviewsday critics introduce us to new tunes by Neneh Cherry, Romeo Santos and more.

Internet protest, Dumb Starbucks, NFL player Michael Sam comes out

On Monday we talk about the new list of the country's biggest givers in 2013. Also, what is the Dumb Starbucks in Los Feliz and why are people waiting in line so long for it? We'll also talk about what San Diego elections could mean for California. And Boy George tells us about his first album in 18 years and much more.

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Obamacare addiction coverage, water shortages, Friday Flashback, LEGO movie

Friday we talk to local marionette legend Bob Baker on turning 90. Also, we find out what the Affordable Care Act addiction coverage means. Plus, despite rain, some California communities could soon run out of water. We also have Friday Flashback, a discussion with the LEGO movie's director and writer team and much more.