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Many of LA's Skid Row residents live in makeshift tents. Kelly McEvers hide caption

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Understanding Skid Row's Tensions After A Fatal Police Shooting

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An economist with the Rand Corporation argues that Los Angeles' fast-food ban failed because it merely blocked new construction or expansion of "stand-alone fast-food" restaurants in neighborhoods where that style of restaurant was uncommon to begin with. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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From Skid Row To Rome: The Story Of An Unusual Running Club

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Fans hold a "Los Angeles Rams" sign during a San Diego Chargers game against the St. Louis Rams last year. Both teams are part of proposals to build new NFL stadiums in the LA area. Donald Miralle/Getty Images hide caption

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Scent Bar, in central Los Angeles, is home to over 700 niche fragrances — several of which are neatly arranged here. Courtesy of LuckyScent hide caption

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The Scents And Sensibility Of LA's Nosy New Perfume Enthusiasts

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Before a Lakers game this season, Adrián García Márquez and the rest of the TWC Deportes crew tapes a pre-game intro. Nadia Gonzalez/TWC Deportes hide caption

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Fake It Till You Make It, Then Come Clean: A Sportscaster's Big Break

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A few trucks move along the docks at the Port of Los Angeles on Thursday. Seaports in major West Coast cities that normally are abuzz with the sound of commerce are falling unusually quiet due to an ongoing labor dispute. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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West Coast Port Closures Are Hitting Several Industries Hard

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Sara Martín reads bedtime stories with her children. When the kids were younger, she says, staying up to date on their frequent immunizations was tough, because of cost and transportation issues. Lauren M. Whaley/CHCF Center for Health Reporting hide caption

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Schools Not Keeping Track When Kids Are Behind On Their Shots

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Fast-food workers in Los Angeles march in August 2013 to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Similar protests around the country have been organized by labor unions. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Unions Have Pushed The $15 Minimum Wage, But Few Members Will Benefit

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Protesters assemble in front of a McDonald's in Los Angeles, demanding a $15 an hour minimum wage in September. Paul Buck/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Los Angeles Residents Divided Over Proposed $15 Minimum Wage

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The California Aqueduct carries water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Southern California. It is one of four aqueducts in the region that glide across the San Andreas Fault. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Southern California's Water Supply Threatened By Next Major Quake

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For the past 34 years, the William Grant Still Arts Center has held a Black Doll Show to showcase diverse dolls for children. The exhibit features dolls submitted by artists and collectors from around the country. Priska Neely/NPR hide caption

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Black Doll Show Inspires With Wakandan Heroes And Jazz Superstars

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The Los Angeles River in 2013. Engineers turned it into a narrow concrete channel in the 1940s, after a flood destroyed homes and left 100 people dead in 1938. Steve Lyon/Flickr hide caption

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Building Sponge City: Redesigning LA For Long-Term Drought

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Over the past 25 years, Mona Shafer Edwards has depicted some of the most famous trials in Los Angeles, including Rodney King and O.J. Simpson (above). Mona Shafer Edwards hide caption

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Eyes Of The Courtroom: Sketching The Nation's Biggest Trials

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Gov. Jerry Brown speaks to the crowd during the California High-Speed Rail Authority groundbreaking event in Fresno. The $68 billion project faces challenges from Republicans in Congress, and from Central Valley farmers suing to block the train from crossing their fields. Gary Kazanjian/AP hide caption

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Construction Begins On California's $68 Billion High-Speed Rail Line

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