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The "castle room" was the first room opened by Maze Rooms in Los Angeles. Noah Nelson/Youth Radio hide caption

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'Escape Rooms' Challenge Players To Solve Puzzles To Get Out

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Beekeeper Rob McFarland (photographed last year) inspects the beehive he keeps on the roof of his Los Angeles house. The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to allow residents to keep beehives in their backyards. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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When A Budget Motel Is 'Home,' There's Little Room For Childhood

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A group of African-American men are confronted by state troopers with bayonets at a street corner in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. Express Newspapers/Getty Images hide caption

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Out Of Long-Gone Rubble Of The Watts Riots, Scars And Signs Of Healing

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Daniel Harmon, a veteran of the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq, looks out the window of his room at the Hollywood Veterans Center in Los Angeles. The facility provides housing to homeless vets. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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The U.S. Declared War On Veteran Homelessness — And It Actually Could Win

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The Eastside Bicycle Club on a 35 mile Saturday evening ride with stops for tacos. Carlos Morales hide caption

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On A 'Tour De Tacos' With Los Angeles' Eastside Bike Club

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A typical midhike feast once hikers reach their destination. HaeRyun Kang/NPR hide caption

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Keeping Alive The Korean Love For Hiking, Thousands Of Miles From Korea

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Officer Ted Simola, a member of the LAPD mental evaluation unit, responds to a call in February. Maya Sugarman/KPCC hide caption

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LA Police Unit Intervenes To Get Mentally Ill Treatment, Not Jail Time

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Metropolitan Division officers finish another "rollback" operation. They searched the apartment of a paroled armed robber and gang member. These rollbacks are a cornerstone of the Metro Division's strategy of tracking people who may re-offend, and suppressing crime before it happens. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

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A Philadelphia mural entitled You Go Girl by Jetsonorama and Ursula Rucker. This is just one of many murals that the city's Mural Arts Program helped to create. Steve Weinik/Courtesy of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program hide caption

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Los Angeles started offering a $3.75 rebate on every square foot of grass replaced with a drought-friendly landscape. The drought is a boost in business for local conservation entrepreneurs. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty hide caption

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California's Drought Makes It Rain Big Bucks For Local Businesses

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