A former Kentucky Fried Chicken store turned into a medical marijuana dispensary is back in business after closing down previously. It's legal status under the City's new law regulating prescription pot is unclear. No word on if you have a choice of regular or extra crispy canabis.
Mario Obledo, a distinguished Latino civil rights leader who was an early advocate for Hispanics has died at the age of 78. Obledo fought discrimination in his native Texas and later became Secretary of Health and Welfare under Jerry Brown. I met Mr. Obledo in 1982 when I volunteered for his campaign for governor, which he lost the nomination to Tom Bradley. In later years Obledo moved to the left but was honored for his work by President Clinton.
Want to hang out with firefighters at Magic Mountain? You can do that and support the LAFD's Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firemen's Fund. It's tonight but you can still get tickets online. More info here.