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It’s the peak of the summer driving season, and crude oil prices have hit an all-time high - but gasoline prices in California are going down. Also tonight, the budget impasse in Sacramento could be a threat to the aged, blind and disabled.  On Reporter’s Notebook, the Getty sends 40 prized antiquities back to Italy.


Photo Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Producers:
Karen Radziner
Katie Cooper
Andrea Brody

Making News Getty To Return Prized Antiquities To Italy 7 MIN, 48 SEC

In the next few months, the Getty Villa in Malibu will no longer be the showcase it was when it re-opened to much fanfare last year. In a deal designed to end ten years of controversy, the Getty has agreed to return forty prized objects to Italy. The masterpieces that will be shipped home include the statue of Aphrodite from the 5th Century B.C. - a touchstone of the collection.

Guests:
Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times (@jasonfelch)

Reporter's Notebook Budget Impasse Threatens Health Care Service To The Poor 4 MIN, 28 SEC

The state has run out of money for the aged, blind, and disabled. We'll hear about the human cost of the budget deadlock in Sacramento.




Guests:
Elaine Batchlor, Chief medical officer with LA Care

Main Topic Oil Prices Hit An All-Time High, But This Time, Gas Prices Fall 11 MIN, 36 SEC

Summer driving is at its peak and so is the price of crude oil, which closed this week at almost 80 dollars a barrel. However, gasoline prices in California are declining.

Guests:
Charles Langley, Utility Consumers' Action Network (@CharlesLangley)
Anita Mangels, Spokesperson for the Western States Petroleum Association

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