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Port Pilot Brett McDaniels prepares to get onto a large cargo vessel at The Port of Los Angeles
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Port Pilot Brett McDaniels prepares to get onto a large cargo vessel at The Port of Los Angeles

Homeland Security union says immigration bill will weaken public safety; UC hospital employees plan to strike over pension changes, pay; African clawed frogs spreading deadly fungus in California; Riding along with the port pilots of Los Angeles; Election Eve: What you need to know before heading to the polls; LA Kitchen aims to curb food waste, plus much more.

KPCC's political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze are here with a lighting round of everything you need to know before you head to the ballot box tomorrow.
Buried in more than 800 pages of the immigration reform legislation currently under debate, is a proposal that would allow Canadians to visit second homes in the US for up to eight months a year.
No one has more riding on the outcome than the estimated 11-million undocumented immigrants living in the US. Many of them are young students anxious about their futures.
During the last presidential election, traditional pollsters were challenged by a relatively new breed of election gurus who used mathematical models to predict the outcome. For the most part, these "modelers" did a better job of divining how people would cast their vote than did big name firms like Gallup.
Today a group of Dept. of Homeland Security employees hopes to tip the odds against the passage of the Senate's immigration legislation.
Films about a Dylanesque folk singer, and a group of pop culture crazed teen criminals are making a big splash in Cannes at the annual film festival.
Food waste is a huge problem in this country. On average, Americans waste about 40 percent of the food we produce, including the produce supermarkets throw out for cosmetic reasons. All this tossing is tonight's topic at the Crawford Family Forum, a discussion called "Getting Wasted: LA's Food Excess."
This week, patient care workers at five University of California medical centers, including UCLA and UC Irvine, plan to go on strike. But just how many depends on a decision which will be made today in Sacramento County Superior Court.
Take Two host Tess Vigeland rides along with the port pilots of the Port of Los Angeles, who are among the highest-paid city employees.
A species of frogs once used to test for signs of human life is now contributing to the spread of a fatal disease among a wide variety of California wildlife.
LA's next mayor will face the challenge of increasing the local supply of water, maintaining momentum on mass transit projects, and fighting pollution in toxic hotspots.
NY Times food columnist Mark Bittman talks about his latest book, "VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good."
An event called the Greatest Barbecue took place downtown yesterday. It brought together some of Mexico's foremost chefs to grill up a whole lotta meat. The event was part of the Hola Mexico Film Festival, which has expanded this year to include a music and — thankfully — a food program
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