Many of LA's Skid Row residents live in makeshift tents. Kelly McEvers hide caption

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When It Comes To Policing LA's Skid Row, What Tactics Work?
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Former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten is seen during a hearing on Thursday before the California Board of Parole Hearings at the California Institution for Women in Corona, Calif. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Oil rigs extract petroleum in Culver City, Calif., on May 16, 2008. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Before Hollywood, The Oil Industry Made LA
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Los Angeles Police Capt. Andy Neiman announced in March that a knife possibly linked to the murder of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife was undergoing forensic tests. Those tests have determined that it was not involved in the crime. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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The tortillas at one of Gold's favorite restaurants — El Parian — are handmade, and heavenly. Arezou Rezvani/NPR hide caption

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'City Of Gold,' Patchwork Of Cultures: A Tour Of LA's Food Scene
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O.J. Simpson, flanked by defense attorneys F. Lee Bailey (left) and Johnnie Cochran Jr., reacts as he is found not guilty on Oct. 3, 1995, of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Myung J. Chun/AP hide caption

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Los Angeles resident Elvis Summers poses with his tiny house on wheels he built. Summers never thought more than 5.6 million people would watch a YouTube video of him constructing the 8-foot-long house, which is small enough to fit in a parking space. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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LA Officials Bring The Hammer Down On Tiny Houses For Homeless
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A neighborhood where many people have left their homes because of a massive natural-gas leak is seen in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles in December. David McNew/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will California Gas Leak Mark A Turning Point In Energy Debate?
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On Jan. 16, Tera Lecuona, resident of the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles, holds a protest sign during a hearing over a gas leak at Southern California Gas Co.'s Aliso Canyon Storage Facility. The company faces misdemeanor charges as well as numerous civil lawsuits. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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Carolina "Maria" Hurtado in the now abandoned maternity ward of the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where she was sterilized four decades ago. Renee Tajima-Peña hide caption

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Film Portrays A 'Perfect Storm' That Led To Unwanted Sterilizations For Many Latinas
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