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Lawyer Patricia Ortiz meets with Rosa, an immigrant from El Salvador, at the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project offices in Los Angeles to discuss her asylum case. David Wagner/KPCC hide caption

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Asylum-Seekers In California Wait For Their Day In Immigration Court

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Bryan and Helen Lopez (left) had been living in their car before they moved in with Marlene and Michael Rapkin in September. As part of Host Home Program in Los Angeles, the plan was to stay with the Rapkins for about three months, but they are staying longer. "We're open to extend it as long as they're committed to doing what they're doing, which they are," Marlene says. Liz Kuball for NPR hide caption

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To Help The Homeless, Some In LA Are Giving Them A Place To Stay

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Rep.-elect Andy Levin, D-Mich. (left); Rep.-elect Veronica Escobar, D-Texas (center); and Rep.-elect Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, talk following a photo of the incoming members of Congress on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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It's dorm life for adults: A PodShare co-living building in Venice Beach, Calif., where dorm beds go for about $1,400 per month with shared kitchens and bathrooms. Courtesy PodShare hide caption

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Patrick Torres, Erik Miron, Bergen Moore of the Vignes Rooftop Revival on the way to a gig in downtown Los Angeles. Jeremy Copeland/freelance hide caption

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One Band's Key Instrument: Wheels

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A passenger at Union Station in Los Angeles is scanned with Thruvision technology, designed to reveal suspicious objects on people, during a Transportation Security Administration demonstration on Tuesday. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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Jesse Henderson (left), an Army veteran, walks Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles looking for homeless veterans. His job is to try and connect them with support resources, including transitional housing, offered by the nonprofit U.S.Vets. Gloria Hillard/NPR hide caption

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Fewer Homeless Veterans On LA's Streets

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LAPD Deputy Chief Dennis Kato tracks crime statistics in near real time and searches across databases using new, more powerful analytics tools. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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How Data Analysis Is Driving Policing

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A pink umbrella peeks through a collapsed tent home on L.A's Skid Row. Gloria Hillard/NPR hide caption

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Women Of LA's Skid Row Tell Their Stories Through The Anger, Despair On Their Faces

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Guests bring beverages and food that remind them of loved ones. Amy Pickard provides the "death wine." Lisa Napoli/NPR hide caption

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One Woman Helps Others Make Sure End-Of-Life Planning Is 'Good To Go'

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Ads for tech companies like Apple and Netflix dominate billboards on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Linda Wang/NPR hide caption

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On LA's Sunset Strip, A New Golden Age Of Billboards

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Jesse Hernandez, shown in a handout photo from the Los Angeles Fire Department, spent more than 12 hours in the city's sewer pipes. Hernandez family/LAFD hide caption

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Debris and mud cover the street in front of shops in Montecito, Calif., Tuesday after heavy rain brought deadly flooding to the region. Daniel Dreifuss/AP hide caption

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James Brown, who was homeless for more than 20 years in Los Angeles, in his apartment building in East Hollywood. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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In A Push To House The Homeless, High Prices Are Eroding Gains

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Mortician Caitlin Doughty has traveled around the world exploring the ways other cultures approach death. Mara Zehler hide caption

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Mortician Explores Cultures' Many Paths For 'Sacred Transition' Of Death

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