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Larry Magid: Laptops Here To Stay For Some L.A. Students

The Los Angeles Unified School District is making a change to its program to provide every student with an iPad. The district will now let some high school students get laptops instead.

06/30/2014

Dried and cracked earth is visible on an unplanted field at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: California’s Record Drought Taking Toll On Central Valley Farmers And Businesses

Cash registers in the Central Valley are seeing less activity these days because there’s less water. The state’s record drought is impacting farm towns in California’s Central Valley in a major way.

06/27/2014

Dried and cracked earth is visible on an unplanted field at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: California Drought Hammering Central Valley Farms, Businesses

California’s record drought is affecting just about everyone across the state but the Central Valley’s multibillion-dollar agricultural industry may be experiencing the impact the most.

06/25/2014

Mario Balotelli of Italy scores his team's second goal on a header past Gary Cahill and goalkeeper Joe Hart of England during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between England and Italy at Arena Amazonia on June 14, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: It’s Time To Ban Head Shots In Youth Soccer

(KCBS) – A group called Parents and Pros for Safer Soccer is advocating a ban on head shots for youth under 14. “The brain is not fully developed and you’re hitting the ball with the […]

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Larry Magid: Does Social Media Influence Consumer’s Purchases?

According to a Gallup study, 62 percent of Americans don’t feel influenced at all by social media when it comes to their shopping and purchasing habits.

06/24/2014

A dry canal near Bakersfield, CA on February 6, 2014. (David McNew.Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: California Drought Turning Central Valley Farmland Into Dust Bowl

Summer is here and nowhere is the drought being felt more severely than in California’s Central Valley, where fertile farmland is slowly turning into a dust bowl.

06/24/2014

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Tech Report: Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet, A Hefty-Priced Hybrid

Microsoft’s much talked about Surface Pro 3 tablet is out, but our technology analyst says it could be priced kind of high considering that $899 doesn’t get you the optional keyboard attachment.

06/23/2014

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Animal Update: Avoiding And Treating Heat Stroke For Pets

Summer is here and sometimes it can be a troublesome time for pets (dogs especially) who can easily suffer heat stroke if you don’t take some basic precautions.

06/23/2014

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StarDate: Moon and Venus— A Brilliant Morning Encounter

Early risers are in for a skywatching treat at first light Tuesday morning — a close pairing of the crescent Moon and the planet Venus. Venus looks like a dazzling star just to the left or upper left of the Moon.

06/23/2014

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Narsai David: How To Cook California King Salmon

My favorite fish of all is now in season. There’s a reason Chinook is known as California king salmon. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the king of all fish.

06/20/2014