Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has withdrawn his guilty plea and chosen to go to trial on a charge of lying to federal investigators about allegations of corruption in his jail. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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'Easy' Writer: Walter Mosley's Passion For Bringing Black LA Stories To Life

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Former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten confers with her attorney, Rich Pfeiffer, not shown, during a break from her hearing before the California Board of Parole Hearings in April in Chino, Calif. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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The dining room for Wolvesmouth: Taxa, a pop-up dining experience as art installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art's Geffen Contemporary location. Myles Pettengill/Courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles hide caption

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At LA's MOCA, A Celebrated Chef Serves Up Dinner As Art Installation

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Sylvia Welker feeds the pigeons on Skid Row in Los Angeles. There are currently 47,000 homeless people in and around Los Angeles. Gloria Hillard for NPR hide caption

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On LA's Skid Row, Homeless Women Seek Shelter From The Streets

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Juana Zacharias, 18, lives in a group home for foster children in Oxnard, Calif. She came out as transgender when she was 10; she entered the foster care system when she was 11, after her father was killed. Leo Duran/KPCC hide caption

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Los Angeles Pioneers Program To Help Educate Foster Parents For LGBT Kids

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Jimmy Page (right) and Robert Plant (left) of Led Zeppelin performing in the U.K. in 1975. Mick Gold/Redferns hide caption

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LISTEN: Opening riff, Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven'

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The Road Less Traveled? Not Since Waze Came To Los Angeles

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The last remaining space shuttle external propellant tank is moved across the 405 freeway in Los Angeles on Saturday. The ET-94 will be displayed with the retired space shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Quail in dandelion's nest — one of Pascal Baudar's wild-crafted culinary creations. "So many wild plants, so little time," says Baudar. He leads foraging expeditions in the forests of Los Angeles and works with chefs to create meals based on wild foods. Courtesy of Pascal Baudar hide caption

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Urban Foraging: Unearthing The Wildcrafted Flavors Of Los Angeles

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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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