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Cave Fire Update, The State Cannabis Tax, For the Love of Burbank Airport




BURBANK, CA - DECEMBER 17:   The Bob Hope Airport formerly The  Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport on December 17 2003, Burbank, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Bob Hope Airport
BURBANK, CA - DECEMBER 17: The Bob Hope Airport formerly The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport on December 17 2003, Burbank, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bob Hope Airport
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Cave Fire Update

Monday night in Santa Barbara, a new blaze started near highway 154 - officials are calling it the Cave Fire. So far, it's scorched over 4,200 acres in Santa Barbara County. Six hundred firefighters are on the scene. The fire is zero percent contained. 

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CA Cannabis Tax

California will raise taxes on legal marijuana sales in the state next year — and that has pot groups mad. They say high prices will continue to send customers to unlicensed pot dealers.

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Well Shut Off

When Edison shut off power to 200,000 people, Amy Nelson lost not only power - she also lost her water and her cell phone. KPCC's Sharon McNary reports.

Purple Project: 6th Amendment

You'll hear Levar Burton on the amendment that ended slavery... and Roxane Gay on a citizen's right to vote.  Plus, there's artist Shepard Fairey, actor Peter Segal and many more.  It's part of the nationwide Purple Project for Democracy, a non-partisan campaign to recommit to democratic values and institutions. Tuesday, Danny Trejo recites the 6th amendment.

MOCA Unionizes

Staffers at MOCA – the Museum of Contemporary Art – have moved to unionize. This comes shortly after a similar effort at the Marciano Art Foundation. KPCC's Take Two looks at what's driving the national movement to unionize at some high-profile museums.

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For the Love of Burbank Airport

As many travelers bemoan the experience of going in and out of LAX, passenger traffic continues to climb at Burbank Airport, which has often been named one of the best airports in the region if not the country. KPCC's Leo Duran digs into what makes the airport tick and what makes it beloved by local air travelers.

More from Less

When it comes to global warming, capitalism is often seen as the problem. The relentless need for corporate profits, many believe, is at odds with our natural environment. But a new book seeks to challenge that idea, arguing that capitalism might actually be the solution.

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SoCal Haiku Study Group

You know haiku? That poetry form you learned in school? Three lines. First line is five syllables, second line is seven, third line is five? Well, for over twenty years, a small but persistent group of writers has gathered at libraries, museums, and picnic tables across Southern California to write and study the ancient Japanese poetry form. The Southern California Haiku Study Group was formed in the late 1990s by a Cal State Long Beach math teacher named Jerry Ball. In August, Ball passed away in Northern California. But the haiku study group he founded lives on. Take Two contributor Matt Hoisch went to the group's monthly meeting at the Hill Avenue Branch Library in Pasadena where the members were remembering him by reading some of his many poems.