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Knott's Preserved: From Boysenberry to Theme Park, The History of Knott's Berry Farm
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Knott's Preserved: From Boysenberry to Theme Park, The History of Knott's Berry Farm

Los Angeles and Mexico City celebrate 50 years as sister cities. And, the history of the boysenberry begins with the Knott family in Buena Park.

Campaign funds

Recent campaign filings show that Senator Kamala Harris has raked in millions from California donors. As presidential campaigns begin showing their take, Take Two asks: what does all that money mean for a candidate at this point in the race? And how might it help candidates tackle California - who will wield new power in 2020?


  • Zach Courser, visiting professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College

VA Mission act

The VA is on the verge of expanding and streamlining private healthcare for veterans. But there's uncertainty about what new eligibility rules mean for patients, and critics are worried the new program will undermine VA care. KPCC's Libby Denkmann reports.

Water sports

The size of this winter's snowpack means lot of water in lakes and rivers as the snow melts, and that additional water means California will have a great season of water sports like white water rafting. 

Sister cities

Since 1969, Mexico City became one of LA’s many sister cities – and this year, the two metropolises celebrate 50 years of a rich and growing relationship. And as Take Two contributor Betto Arcos reports, the sister cities have more in common than you might imagine.

The other Coachella

The second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicks off this Friday, bringing with it tens of thousands of music fans and leaving behind tons of garbage. Enriqueta Magaña, an immigrant from Michoácan, Mexico, heads up a farm crew in the Eastern Coachella Valley that pulls double shifts picking up trash from the annual music fest. We bring her story from Rebecca Plevin, a reporter with The Desert Sun.

Heatwave predictions

When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100 F in four to 16 days, according to a collaborative research team from the University of California, Davis, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Climate Center in Busan, South Korea.


  • Professor Richard Grotjahn, co-author of the study

Dispute between Writers Guild and Talent Agencies reaches new level

Netflix subscriber growth could start slowing down...but the company doesn't seem worried. Plus, the dispute between the writer's guild and talent agencies goes "nuclear."


  • Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter

History of the Boysenberry

Over a THIRD of the country's vegetables —AND TWO-THIRDS of our fruits and nuts — are grown right here in California. That's according to the U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture. But in Southern California, we have a special claim to fame - We are the birthplace of the boysenberry. And that's all thanks to the Knott family and a little farm that you might have heard of. In honor of the annual Knott's Berry Farm boysenberry festival, which is now underway, we took a trip out to Buena Park to learn the story of farmer Walter Knott and his wife Cordelia.

Yosemite camp closures

Yosemite National Park is closing for the entire summer season its five world-renowned High Sierra Camps. Deep snows from the late winter mean there’s not enough time to fix a bridge or repair wastewater treatment facilities, damaged tents and other parts of the outposts’ fragile infrastructure, according to Yosemite officials. 

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