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Most Recent Episodes

Orange County Register: Let the Bidding Begin

The news is still up in the air for the struggling parent of the Orange County Register.

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A Tale of Two LA Disasters

The list of people displaced by the massive gas leak near Porter Ranch continues to grow, but there's another ? well-documented ? environmental blunder across town in East LA.

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6th Street Viaduct: Tearing Down an LA Icon

City officials say demolition of the iconic, 84-year-old Los Angeles landmark will begin next week.

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LA City, County Take Dead Aim at Homelessness

At last count, there were more than 44,000 people living on the streets of Los Angeles County. That's a 12% increase from just a couple years ago — and that number is still growing.

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Beck Recommends Charges for LAPD Officer in Venice Shooting

LA Police Chief Charlie Beck says criminal charges should be filed against an officer who shot and killed a homeless man in Venice last year.

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Does Mayor Garcetti Have LA Ready for El Niño?

Rain is in the forecast for much of the week in Southern California, and for the city of LA, it could very well be a test of whether Mayor Eric Garcetti sinks or swims.

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New Details, Same Timeline for SoCal Gas Leak

SoCal Gas may have found the leak, but says this new information will not speed up the timeline for fixing it.

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Finalists Announced for Pershing Square Redesign

The City of LA and its partners are trying to re-imagine Pershing Square, the largest park in the city's historic center.

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Will Justice Department investigate Lynwood Officer-Involved Shooting?

Black community leaders are demanding a US Justice Department investigation into the shooting death over the weekend of 28-year old Nicholas Robertson by LA County Sheriff's Deputies. It?s another controversy in a department that?s faced a lot of outside scrutiny lately.

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LA City Hall Takes SoCalGas to Court

The City of Los Angeles is taking Southern California Gas Company to court over the stench of a natural gas outflow in the northern portions of the San Fernando Valley.

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