School may be out for most L.A. kids, but word is just getting out about Elon Musk's new school at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne. Plus, we've got tips for how to keep pets cool when the temperatures hit triple digits. And as part of our series visiting each and every city in L.A. County, 88 Cities takes a tour of San Fernando.
Checking in on pot regulations
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Recreational marijuana has been legal in California for about six months. But in some cities, regulations, and licenses have been slow to roll out. In L.A., recreational pot growers will have to wait another month to get a license. And there are a couple new rules on the way that could make it all even more complicated. We get up to speed on the latest with the legal pot business.
David Wagner, KPCC's business reporter
Elon Musk is running a school out of SpaceX Headquarters
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L.A. parents, we've got a question for you: Would you be interested in enrolling your kids in a school founded by Elon Musk? Before you answer, the school is called Ad Astra and it's located in Hawthorne at SpaceX. It has fewer than 40 students. The curriculum has an emphasis on science, math and engineering. No sports. And you'd be competing for one of only a dozen open spots. Oh, one more thing Elon Musk pays for everything.
- Mark Harris, reporter for Ars Technica
This architect designed LA City Hall — and most of DTLA's other famous buildings
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John Parkinson is the architect behind SEVERAL iconic buildings throughout Los Angeles, think City Hal, Union Station and the Memorial Coliseum. But for a man who left such an indelible mark on the city, his name doesn't quite have the recognition of, say, Frank Lloyd Wright. That might be because Parkinson died in 1935. But now, he gets his due. July 5th is officially John Parkinson day in L.A.
- Stephen Gee, author of "Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles"
How to keep your car from getting heat stroke
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The American Automobile Assn. expects to rescue tens of thousands of stranded travelers over the long Fourth of July weekend, most of them due to flat tires, dead batteries and drivers locking their keys inside their cars. With the upcoming heat wave expected to ratchet local temperatures to 110, we ask the Auto Club of Southern Calfornia for some tips.
- Doug Shupe, Auto Club of Southern California
Summer hacks for pets
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We get tips and information on keeping our pets safe and comfortable in light on the oncoming heat wave.
- Julie Bank, CEO and President of the Pasadena Humane Society
"88 Cities" takes on San Fernando
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We're visiting every one of the 88 cities in L.A. County to find out what makes them special. The next destination: San Fernando. It's the oldest city in the valley that shares its name and it's become a haven for pedestrians.
The Binge: Summer edition
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The weather outside is frightful, so we have some binge-worthy summer picks that'll keep you inside and out of the heat. Mark Jordan Legan highlights "The Marvelous Ms. Maisel," "Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife," and "Dear White People.”
- Mark Jordan Legan, Take Two contributor
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