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Prop 13, 103-year-old orca, Mona Simpson's 'Casebook,' swearing benefits and more

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Screenshot of a video of an encounter with Granny (J2) on Earth Day 2012.
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Screenshot of a video of an encounter with Granny (J2) on Earth Day 2012.

Today on the show, we'll start with a discussion about the new bill that would close a loophole in Prop 13. Then, this hot weather can be good and bad for business owners. Plus, how young is too young to be suspended from school? New research says swearing is good for you, Granny the 103-year-old orca spotted off Pacific Coast plus much more.

More than 30 years ago, California voters approved Proposition 13 in an election known as the Tax Revolt. The measure drastically reduced property taxes on homes, businesses and farms.
With temperatures in Southern California reaching triple digits today and tomorrow, how are local businesses dealing with the heat?
Nationwide, thousands of kids are suspended from preschool, which is becoming more and more academic. Experts say expulsion rates drop when teachers are coached.
Author Mona Simpson's latest novel "Casebook," follows the life of 9-year-old Miles and his family living in Los Angeles.
It's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky. They've covered sports for ESPN and Los Angeles Times.
At one point, sports agent JB Bernstein had an all-star client roster, but as big names like slugger Barry Bonds retired, Bernstein found himself down on his luck.
Tomorrow, the FCC is going to vote on new rules related to how to regulate traffic online. It's part of the decade-long battle between internet providers, tech companies and the FCC over what's called Net Neutrality
Sixty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. But, it looks like not much has changed since Brown vs Board of Education, at least not in California.
On this show, we've kept you up to date on OR 7 - the 5 year old wolf who's been on a solitary journey. But now it seems he might have a lady friend.
A killer whale named Granny is the oldest known member of its species at 103 years old. To give a little perspective, she was swimming the seas even before the Titanic sank in the icy waters of the Atlantic.
In Southeast New Mexico water is scarce and oil is plentiful, yet both are in high demand. A barrel of oil will fetch a handsome profit at today's prices and producing it creates plenty of well-paid jobs, but it also takes a lot of water.
Five LAPD officers have died this year, making it the LAPD's deadliest year in recent memory. Fellow officers are dealing with grief and disbelief.
According to psychologists at England's Keele University, cursing is "a harmless emotional release," and can make you feel stronger and more resilient.
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