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Jul 27, 2012

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The London Olympics are here -- and the brand police are out in full force. Ford may be looking to aluminum for its new pickup trucks. A New York grocery store has created a "man aisle" stocked with all the…

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London Olympics' brand exclusion zone rankles some

Jul 27, 2012
'Brand police' on the look out for ads near Olympic Park that aren't official sponsors.

Drought? What drought? Homeowners fined for brown lawns

Jul 27, 2012
A homeowners association in Denver has issued hundred of tickets to residents this year for failing to keep up their lawns in the drought.

Shopping in the man cave

Jul 27, 2012
A New York grocery store creates a special space just for men.

Movie artifacts rake in big bucks at auctions

Jul 27, 2012
Hollywood costumes and props used to be sold on eBay. The sale of a big private collection shows that specialty auctions are now the way to go.

Take a walk though the country's newest urban park

Jul 27, 2012
The Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles offers much needed -- and some say, long overdue -- green space in the neighborhood.
Host Tess Vigeland conducts an interview from an interactive fountain in downtown L.A.'s Grand Park.
Megan Larson

Ford looks to lighten its pickup trucks

Jul 27, 2012
Ford reportedly plans to swap aluminum for much of the steel in its F-150 pickup truck. Will the gamble for fuel efficiency fly with customers?

Weekly Wrap: Contrary economic indicators

Jul 27, 2012
The Dow vaulted back over 13,000 while Gross Domestic Product just treads water in the shallow end of the pool. What can we take away from the latest economic data?
Cargo container are stacked on a ship that is docked at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A walk in the park

Jul 27, 2012
A little green space in the middle of the concrete jungle of downtown Los Angeles can remind office workers what's really important in life.
Tess Vigeland checks out The Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain in L.A.'s Grand Park
Liyna Anwar

The London Olympics are here — and the brand police are out in full force. Ford may be looking to aluminum for its new pickup trucks. A New York grocery store has created a “man aisle” stocked with all the goods a dude could want. The drought isn’t keeping one Denver development from charging a $200 ticket, despite restrictions on watering. Hollywood studios looking to raise a little extra money are selling off iconic props and costumes through major auction houses.  And host Tess Vigeland takes us for a walk around the newest edition to Downtown L.A.’s cityscape — Grand Park.

Music from the episode

Lost Frank Ocean
No Sleep Till Brooklyn Beastie Boys
Love Jones J Dilla