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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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A woman attends a public hearing about the gas leak before the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The agency has ordered Southern California Gas Co. to permanently shut down the well, and is suing the company for negligence. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Sophomore Morgan Wang (center) takes part in a rehearsal of The Miser at Arroyo Pacific Academy in Arcadia, Calif., last November. Wang plays Marianne in the play. Maya Sugarman/KPCC hide caption

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Growing Numbers Of Chinese Teens Are Coming To America For High School

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Michelle King was named superintendent for the Los Angeles Unified School District during a news conference in Los Angeles on Jan. 11, 2016. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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New Superintendent To Lead Los Angeles School District

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This photo taken Nov. 3, 2015, shows SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempting to safely stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility's Aliso Canyon facility in Los Angeles. Efforts to plug the well appear to have destabilized it, the Los Angeles Times reports. Javier Mendoza/AP hide caption

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St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, seen here speaking to the media after NFL owners approved the Rams' move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, is the target of anger for many NFL fans in St. Louis today. Pat Sullivan/AP hide caption

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The St. Louis Rams will be moving to Los Angeles. It will be the first NFL franchise in the city since the Rams and Raiders left the city two decades ago. Christopher Lee/The FA via Getty Images hide caption

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Crews work on a relief well at the Aliso Canyon facility above the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles in early December. A leak has allowed tons of methane to escape into the surrounding neighborhood; stopping it is taking months because of pressure from the leak. Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News/AP hide caption

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From 'All Things Considered,' Dec. 24: Methane Gas Leak Displaces Thousands

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At left, Jimmy Smits in My Family. At right, Jennifer Lopez in Selena. Left: Zoetrope/New Line/Kobal Collection. Right: Scott Del Amo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the Los Angeles Police Department's elite Metropolitan Division participate in a simulation of a Paris-style coordinated attack. The team was tested on response time to converge on this site. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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In Wake Of Attacks, U.S. Cities Step Up Terrorism Simulations

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Los Angeles Unified school district buses sit idle following an "electronic threat" on Tuesday. More than 600,000 students were being sent home or told not to come to school. Paul Buck/EPA/Landov hide caption

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(Top) A worker at Blue Creations prepares a pair of blue jeans for a crinkle effect known as "3-D whiskers." (Bottom) Employees at Blue Creations apply the destruction/distressing process to jeans by sanding, ripping and tearing them on molds. John Francis Peters for NPR hide caption

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From Pocket Lining To Jeans, A Niche Means Survival In LA Fashion

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Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis, and it was poised to become a manufacturing giant because of its unique geography. John Francis Peters for NPR & Shereen Marisol Meraji/NPR hide caption

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What Gets Made In LA Is Way More Than Movies

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