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A Santa Monica city employee washes down the Promenade early Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014. The Promenade is pressured washed daily but much of the water is reclaimed and used to water local parks, a maintenance supervisor said.
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A Santa Monica city employee washes down the Promenade early Tuesday morning. The Promenade is pressured washed daily but much of the water is reclaimed and used to water local parks, a maintenance supervisor said.

Today, we start with a discussion about the unrest between Palentine and Israel. Then, developers turn the Yo app into a tool that helps Israeli civilians. Plus, Time Warner and DirectTV continue their fight over the Dodgers, advice columnist Amy Alkon explains how to be a good person during a drought, creating patrons of the arts through crowdfunding, and much more.

Hamas launched a drone out of Gaza for the first time yesterday. It was shot down by Israel and it's unclear whether it was armed or not; but, the incident grabbed headlines.
The Yo app's only function is to send people the words "yo" as a text message. But developers in Israel have used the code to let people around the world know when rockets are heading into the country.
What are the chances of being able to see an actual Dodgers game on TV when they come back from the break?
Fine programs might work better than incentives as California considers mandatory restrictions for outdoor watering.
By now, most Californians know we are in the midst of a long and severe drought, but how do we get through it?
The hit song "La Bestia" is part of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) campaign to discourage people from attempting to cross into the United States illegally.
A local rapper creates a strange brew of psych, kraut and prog music and we bid farewell to jazz legend Charlie Haden, it's Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly music segment.
The plane carried 38 women and children who had been held at a detention center in New Mexico. U.S. officials say there are many more to come.
This week, the School Nutrition Association is holding its annual convention in Boston. But one key player in the good nutrition movement will not be there: Sam Kass, Obama's food policy czar.
In the upcoming issue of "Life with Archie," Archie dies trying to save his openly gay friend Kevin Keller -- who's married, a military veteran, US Senator AND gun control supporter -- from an assassination attempt by a stalker.
In the wake of the spill, the British oil giant has been making payments to those affected by the incident. But last month, BP stopped some of the payments they were making through an internal program.
There's a new study out of Washington State University that's come to the conclusion that organic fruits and veggies are actually healthier for you than conventionally grown food.
Artists who publish their work on the Internet might hit it big and find thousands, even millions of fans.
A new discovery was announced today that sounds like something straight out of science fiction: A four-winged dinosaur.
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