L.A.’s Olympic Bid, the Downside of Low Gas Prices and Pot Prosecutions

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was in the Bay Area this morning to make the case to the U.S. Olympic Committee for our city to host the 2024 Summer Games. What are our chances? Also, how did L.A. benefit from hosting the 1984 Olympics? Then, in our regular car news roundup, a look at why low gas prices are bad news for some car manufacturers. Next, China is funding the study of Chinese language, history and literature at American universities. Is it a cultural boon for our institutes of higher learning, or a bad influence on academic freedom? And finally, has the federal ban on medical marijuana been lifted?

Banner Image: Olympic Torch Tower of the Los Angeles Coliseum on the day of the opening ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics.