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The 6 craziest parts of filming the white Bronco chase for 'American Crime Story: The Peop...

"To shoot it on a stage would just feel like the little TV movie that we definitely didn't want to be," executive producer Brad Simpson told the Frame.

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Advocates say LAUSD unduly scrutinizing charter applications

Charter school supporters said LAUSD's school board approved 89 percent of the charter petitions it received in 2013 while that approval rate fell by half this year.

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Rising crime in Long Beach stoking anxieties among police, politicians

The residents of Long Beach are experiencing a double-digit boost in robberies and thefts. It's one of many California cities posting an increase in crime in 2015.

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Hollywood ramps up for campaign season—and we don't mean the Oscars

Actors and other industry types have a history of endorsing political candidates, but this year both Democrats and Republicans in the business are torn between who to endorse.

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Samantha Bee brings a female perspective to late night TV

L.A. Times TV critic Mary McNamara says "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" is off to a good start, but laments that it's only a weekly show.

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'It's Our Turn', Maria Shriver's newest endeavor

Maria Shriver will be appearing with Diane von Furstenberg, Abby Wambach and Nicole Richie at a conference called 'It's Our Turn.

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LA homelessness: City, county vote for fixes. Now what?

City and county officials affirm their commitment to ending homelessness, but say they will need to find more revenues to fund their plans for the long-term.

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Adam McKay's 'The Big Short' is a factor in the Oscar and presidential races

Adam McKay, writer and director of "The Big Short," says that the conversation around the movie is more exciting to him than the Oscar nominations.

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5 things to know about LA's big homelessness fix

After months of studies, bold declarations and public hearings, city and county officials are moving on their homelessness strategies. Here's what you need to know.

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Political drama at the California Coastal Commission

Tomorrow, the California Coastal Commission begins a two day meeting. On the agenda, a public hearing that's almost sure to be dramatic.

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