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File: A conductor steps down from the engine of a Metrolink train on Sept. 15, 2008 in Chatsworth.
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File: A conductor steps down from the engine of a Metrolink train on Sept. 15, 2008 in Chatsworth.

Today on the show, we'll start with Metrolink's new collision avoidance system. Then, how will Gov. Jerry Brown spend $687.4 million on drought relief? Plus, aggressive Academy Award campaigns push for Oscar votes, MillerCoors releases new beer marketed toward Millenials, Egypt's Oscar-nominated 'The Square' tells the story of unfinished revolution and much more.

Today the Southern California passenger rail system Metrolink said it will install new safety measures on its trains. It's partly in response to a deadly crash in 2008 where a Metrolink train collided head-on with a freight train near Chatsworth, killing 25 people.
Yesterday, the governor announced a plan which includes funding to improve conservation, clean up drinking water and make irrigation systems more efficient.
Facebook is paying $19 billion in cash and stock for start-up messaging application WhatsApp, a company that employs just 55 people.
While new LED streetlights have a positive impact on the environment and on energy savings, it also affects the way the city itself looks on film. And Hollywood will never be the same.
More than 120 UCLA and USC students attended a town hall meeting Thursday night to discuss racist, sexist fliers sent to each school.
Filmmakers spent more than two years recording the volatile events and created what has become the first Egyptian movie to be nominated for an Academy Award, "The Square."
It's Thursday and that means it's time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California. To help us with that we're joined in studio by KPCC political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.
Fortune has a higher alcohol content, comes in a black bottle, and its makers suggest serving it in a whiskey glass, instead of a pint.
Developers in Glendale got the go-ahead Tuesday to build an affordable housing complex in the city's Arts District.
Earlier today two men charged in the attack on Giants Fan Bryan Stow pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles Courtroom.
Starring Mathew McConaughey, it was shot in less than a month, with no lights and a fraction of the budget of most of its competitors in the Best Picture field.
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