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The City of LA is prepared to cancel any display of fireworks right up to the last minute and one scientist says there should not be any at all. Also, Mayor Villaraigosa makes a public announcement. On Reporter’s Notebook, is Governor Schwarzenegger’s global warming effort in trouble?

Producers:
Karen Radziner
Katie Cooper
Vanessa Romo

Making News Villaraigosa Admits To Affair 8 MIN, 23 SEC
Mayor Villaraigosa has been sued for divorce by his wife, Corina, and today he told reporters the name of his mistress: NBC-Telemundo reporter Mirthala Salinas. At a news conference, he denied that Salinas is pregnant.

Guests:
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, USC Price School of Public Policy (@USCPrice)

Main Topic Is There Too Much Of A Fire Danger For Fireworks? 7 MIN, 19 SEC
The so-called 'rainy season' that ended three days ago is the driest in Los Angeles since record keeping began 130 years ago. Rainfall was nearly a foot less than normal. We’ve already seen some major fires, and local officials are stepping up education and enforcement to deal with brush clearance - and fireworks.

Guests:
Bill Patzert, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (@NASAJPL)
Brian Humphrey, Spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department

Reporter's Notebook State Air Official Quits; Blames Governor’s Office For Interference 7 MIN, 39 SEC
Governor Schwarzenegger has basked in international publicity over efforts to clean up the air and control greenhouse gases. But Catherine Witherspoon says that “this administration has lost its way on air quality and I no longer want to be a part of it.” She has resigned as Executive Director of the Air Resources Board which has led the nation in dealing with air pollution.

Guests:
Catherine Witherspoon, Former Executive Director of the California Air Resources Board

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