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Government provides debris removal for fire victims, but many don't know it

12/15/2018
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It's at no out-of-pocket cost to homeowners, but many don't know the service is being offered. And the deadline to participate is fast approaching.

Duration:00:00:59

County Supervisors Approve More Urban Sprawl in Tejon Ranch

12/15/2018
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Developers just got the green light to build a city with nearly 20,000 homes on the L.A.-Kern County line. Some residents are less than thrilled.

Duration:00:01:05

Local toy stores profit from Toys R Us closing but are worried about online retail

12/15/2018
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Toys R Us stores have closed down, and LA's independent toy store say business is better this year, but they're still no match against their biggest competitor.

Duration:00:01:07

OC’s Vietnamese Catholics building new shrine to their Virgin Mary

12/14/2018
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The Orange County shrine and statue marks a milestone for the largest Vietnamese community outside of the homeland, including 100,000 Vietnamese Catholics.

Duration:00:04:06

Why it just got a lot harder to get a proposition on California's ballot

12/14/2018
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Hundreds of thousands of additional signatures are now required for a proposition to make the California ballot — making it harder and more expensive to place a measure directly before voters.

Duration:00:00:53

FilmWeek: ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and more

12/14/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Duration:00:47:46

After CA assemblymember gets in trouble for spanking daughter, we discuss the legalities and psychology of spanking

12/14/2018
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On Sunday, Democratic assemblyman Joaquin Arambula was arrested on a misdemeanor child abuse charge for spanking his 7-year-old daughter in order to discipline her.

Duration:00:18:19

RIP Weekly Standard: Conservative mainstay calls it quit after 23 years

12/14/2018
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The Weekly Standard, a conservative media outlet that has been critical of President Trump, announced Friday that it will terminate after 23 years.

Duration:00:07:51

Fears stir in Vietnamese community that US seeks more refugee deportations

12/14/2018
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Advocates for the Vietnamese American community say they fear the Trump administration may be negotiating with Vietnam to take back thousands of refugees who came to the U.S. decades ago.

Duration:00:21:26

Head of sheriff oversight panel wants to know about secret cliques

12/14/2018
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The head of the civilian commission that oversees the L.A. County Sheriff's Department says in 2019 the panel will focus on use of force, discipline, deputy behavior in the jails and investigations into reports that some deputies are still participating in secret cliques identified by tattoos.

Duration:00:00:46

Surprise, surprise. Americans are getting less sleep.

12/13/2018
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A new study published by researchers at USC, Arizona State and the University of South Carolina discovered a hike in Americans getting six hours or less of sleep a night.

Duration:00:20:26

In honor of Utah’s ‘reply-all’ fiasco, we invite you to share your worst email-related faux pas

12/13/2018
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Maria Peterson, a deputy director at Utah’s Department of Corrections, sent an email last week to invite about 80 of her colleagues to the annual holiday party.

Duration:00:17:30

Big brother has a new target: Your license plate

12/13/2018
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Automatic license plate readers (ALPR’s) have begun popping up in neighborhoods around the U.S. in order to deter property crime, and according to residents -- it’s working.

Duration:00:15:01

NPR: Tronc's $2.5M payout to former LA Times publisher to keep ‘secret recordings’ from coming to light

12/13/2018
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NPR is reporting that Tronc - the former owner of the Los Angeles Times - paid its then publisher Davan Maharaj $2.5 million dollars to keep recordings he had secretly taped of company chairman Michael Ferro using a racial slur.

Duration:00:08:48

Los Angeles approves short-term rental regulations. What will they mean for you?

12/13/2018
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On Tuesday, LA’s City Council approved regulations for short-term rentals such as Airbnb, restricting people to renting only their “primary residence.”

Duration:00:15:11

Progressivism is having a political moment, but some in the movement fear that the brand is becoming diluted

12/13/2018
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Ahead of the 2020 election, more and more Democrats are identifying as “progressive.”

Duration:00:18:21

Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison

12/12/2018
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Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would “take a bullet” for his boss, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to two women that he says was done at the direction of Trump.

Duration:00:05:59

Nearly 20 years later, the Tejon Ranch development has been approved. What next?

12/12/2018
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On Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved a 19,000 home development near the Tejon Pass.

Duration:00:15:46

LA City Council approves controversial homeless shelter in Venice Beach

12/12/2018
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Under a plan approved by the Los Angeles City Council yesterday, Venice Beach will be the site for a 154-bed temporary homeless shelter.

Duration:00:18:28

Breaking down today’s no-confidence vote on Theresa May in British Parliament, and what it all means for Brexit

12/12/2018
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British Conservative lawmakers forced a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May today, throwing U.K. politics deeper into crisis and Brexit further into doubt.

Duration:00:10:51