Mandalit del Barco As an arts correspondent based at NPR West, Mandalit del Barco reports and produces stories about film, television, music, visual arts, dance and other topics.

Program On Ariz. Immigration Part News, Advocacy

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Microsoft's Surface Tablet To Compete With iPad

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Myisha Areloano, Adrian James, Jahel Campos, David Vuenrostro and Antonio Cabrera camp outside President Obama's campaign headquarters in Culver City, Calif., on Friday to protest his immigration policies. Grant Hindsley/AP hide caption

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Is Deportation Freeze A 'Big Relief' Or 'Cynical Ploy'?

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AMC Deal Signals Hollywood's New Bond With China

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English-Language News Launched By Univision, ABC

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The fifth-graders from L.A.'s Pico Union neighborhood, who rarely get to spend time in nature, say it was the best field trip ever. Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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A New Destination For Kayakers: The L.A. River?

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BooBoo (right) flashes a Playboys gang hand sign, 1993. Robert Yager hide caption

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Ex-L.A. Gang Member Trades Streets For Family Life

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Airlines Poised To Profit From FAA Shutdown

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One of Los Angeles' 32 red light cameras. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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In L.A., Paying Red Light Camera Fines Now Optional

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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (left) and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky hold souvenir concrete chips as they celebrate the demolition of two lanes of the Mulholland Drive bridge over I-405 ahead of schedule Sunday. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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L.A. Drivers Ecstatic As I-405 Reopens Early

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I-405's Closure Will Be A 'Nightmare' For L.A. Drivers

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Prince William Proves 'Fierce' On Polo Field

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Royal Couple To Visit Southern California

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U.S. Marshals deputies restrain a suspected member of an Azusa, Calif., gang after a raid in Irwindale on June 7. The Latino gang conspired to rid the Southern California city of its black residents through threats and violence dating back to the early 1990s, according to an indictment. AP hide caption

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Hate-Crime Arrests Signal 'Victory' For California City

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L.A. Worries About State's Plan To Reduce Inmates

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