LA’s Art World Faces Another Scandal
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LA’s Art World Faces Another Scandal

Four Southern California museums, including the LA County Museum of Art, were raided today by multiple federal agencies. It’s part of a 5-year investigation into looting, smuggling and fraud involving Asian antiquities and Native American gravesites. On Reporter’s Notebook, the State Supreme Court says Californians can be fired for using medical marijuana.

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Feds Raid LACMA After 5 Year Investigation ()

Michael Govan is Director of LACMA, the LA County Museum of Art.  But he couldn’t get through the door this morning without the permission of federal agents. LACMA, along with Pasadena’s Pacific Asia Museum, the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana and the Mingei Museum in San Diego had been raided

as part of a 5-year investigation into looting, smuggling and fraud.

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Reporter's Notebook

Major Setback for Medical Marijuana ()

Medical marijuana was legalized by California voters in 1996. Under a doctor’s prescription, Gary Ross used it to treat the pain of a back injury he suffered while in the Air Force. He says he told his Sacramento employer--a telecommunications firm called RagingWire--but when a drug test came back positive, he was fired. Today, the State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the company. 

Guests:
  • Bob Egelko: Staff writer, San Francisco Chronicle

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