Headlines you should know today: Dre and Kendrick tease halftime show; Governor Newsom considers cannabis reforms


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– Undocumented Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas speaks with CNN’s John Avlon about anti-immigrant political and media figures and how he felt appearing on Tucker Carlson’s show. [CNN]

– “The Call”, a nearly 4-minute trailer for the Super Bowl Halftime Show, has been released with appearances by Dre, Snoop, Kendrick, Mary J. and Eminem. [YouTube]

—As cannabis advocates say, the The craft cannabis business is “on the brink of collapse‘ Gov. Gavin Newsom seems open to reform. [NBBJ]

– Damned Amazon. First it kills retail stores. Now it opens them. [TE]

– A look at the problem of increasing graffiti in California’s national parks. [SF Gate]

—Speaking of which, El Pollo Loco is investing heavily in graffiti-proof glass in Los Angeles. Is that a challenge? [LPM]

– Rewards for information are being offered for three hit-and-runs in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. [NBC]

—Actress Yvette Mimieux, star of The Time Machine, died at home in LA at the age of 80 [LAT]