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State of Affairs, LA sues illegal pot shop, nature is all around the city

FILE PHOTO: City Attorney Mike Feuer is targeting businesses he alleges bought stolen catalytic converters.
FILE PHOTO: City Attorney Mike Feuer is targeting businesses he alleges bought stolen catalytic converters.
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We analyze the Mueller Report for our weekly California politics segment, State of Affairs. Plus, we speak with L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer about his new lawsuit against an illegal pot shop in South L.A. And, we hike Franklin Canyon.

State of Affairs

California's lawmakers react to the redacted Mueller Report.


L.A. Sues Illegal Pot Shop

Recreational marijuana might be legal in California now, but the underground market is still alive as ever. Hundreds of unlicensed dispensaries still dot the L.A. landscape, offering a more affordable alternative to legal marijuana because it doesn't include that 15% sales tax. The city's been cracking down, but now it's filed its first lawsuit against an illegal pot shop.


Nature is all around the city, you just have to look for it

The hustle and bustle of the city make it easy to forget that nature is all around us. So, in honor of the incoming summer and the new book "Wild L.A.," we went on a hike in Franklin Canyon with the book's co-authors.


National Parks Week

So are you now feeling super inspired to get out there and explore the natural world around you Well, lucky for you, National Park week kicks off THIS weekend. Which means the parks are celebrating by waiving entrance fees. On Saturday, April 20th only, participating parks are waiving admission costs. So if you've been looking to visit Joshua Tree, Death Valley or may be a good chance. That's between $30 to $35 bucks you can save yourself to get in touch with mother nature Weather is forecasted to be fair, so get out there and enjoy. Just remember, standard fees for permits and activities like fishing and camping still apply!

Here's a list of parks that are participating.

Gefilte Fish

Gefilte fish is a dish that speaks to the history of Jewish migration to the U.S., and maybe, just maybe, gefilte fish is the unsung star of American Jewish identity. Or maybe it's just groundfish. We find out.


24 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Weekend

Head to any number of Easter events, Earth Day activities and 4/20 celebrations. The Tam O'Shanter opens a new speakeasy, the Dude abides, Wildfest comes to San Pedro and Odd Nights returns to the Autry.


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