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Los Angeles is supposed to be a great sports town. The Dodgers, Lakers and Clippers are going strong, but USC and Michigan--the teams in next month's Rose Bowl game--are disappointed, and the National Football League is playing games with local officials. Plus, the State Supreme Court may throw out the ban on gay marriage; and, will LA County ban trans fats in restaurants?

Producers:
Karen Radziner
Katie Cooper
Dan Konecky

Main Topic A "Great Sports Town" and Its Trouble with Football 13 MIN, 25 SEC

This year's Rose Bowl decided the championship of college football. In next month's game, USC and Michigan will be also-rans--and the NFL has been gone for 12 years.  The Pac 10 will again play the Big 10 again next month at the Rose Bowl, but the 93-year tradition is turning into just another college game. Meantime, another, less celebrated, tradition was established 12 years ago. That's when the pro-football Rams left Anaheim and the Raiders departed the LA Coliseum.  Ever since, the National Football League has played hard-to-get with a series of public officials.

Guests:
Chris Dufresne, Sportswriter, Los Angeles Times
Mark Ridley-Thomas, LA County Board of Supervisors (@mridleythomas)

Making News State Supreme Court to Review Gay Marriage Ban 5 MIN, 33 SEC

Proposition 22 passed by a large margin in 2000, defining marriage in California as "a union between a man and a woman." Today the State Supreme Court agreed to decide if it violates the constitutional ban against discrimination.

Guests:
Itir Yakar, Staff writer for the Daily Journal

Reporter's Notebook LA County Considering Banning Trans Fats 5 MIN, 39 SEC

New York City's already done it and Chicago's thinking about it.  Now Los Angeles County is among the local governments exploring a possible ban on trans fats in restaurants.

Guests:
Jonathan Fielding, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

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