As Atlantis took off from the Kennedy Space Center, a crowd of Californians 2,911 miles away cheered with gusto. Mountain View is home to the NASA Ames Research Center, a vital part of the space shuttle program -- and it seemed a fitting place to celebrate and mourn the end of an era.Reporter: Rachael Myrow
Music Bridge 1: "Telstar" by Neil Andersson, from the album "Malibu Manouche"
It's well known that some people who grow pot do so under the cover of state medical-marijuana laws, then sell it on the black market for bigger profits. In response, Mendocino County has started a novel program intended to license and monitor medical marijuana producers. But this attempt to regulate pot producers has put the county at odds with the feds.Reporter: Michael Montgomery
Republic of Cannabis
: a series co-produced by KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting
Music Bridge 2: "Glitch In Da System" by Money Mark, from the album "Change is Coming"
When San Francisco Supervisor Dan White assassinated Mayor George Moscone and fellow Supervisor Harvey Milk, it changed the politics of the city and the state. But it also marked the friends and families of the victims, including Mayor Moscone's then 14-year-old son, Jonathan. His experience is the subject of the new play, "Ghost Light."Reporter: Cy Musiker
Music Bridge 3: "Healing With Turmeric" by the Dhol Foundation, from the album "Big Drum, Small World"
Gang culture and high unemployment are often features of poor neighborhoods in Los Angeles. That can mean bleak prospects for kids coming up through local high schools. Vocational training can make all the difference. We profile one partnership that brings kids into the kitchen of one of L.A.'s finest restaurants.Reporter: Colin Berry