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In Orange County, bumps along the road to housing Santa Ana river homeless

5/24/2018
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In February, officials dismantled a large homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River in Orange County. A legal settlement was supposed to set former residents there on a path toward permanent housing.

Duration:00:01:07

Feds bust dozens of Mexican Mafia members

5/24/2018
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The U.S. Attorney in L.A. charges 83 people with running a drug ring in county jails maintained by kidnappings, assaults and murders.

Duration:00:00:51

'I Hope This Will Set A Precedent,' Says Trans Teen Who Won Case Over Bathroom Access

5/24/2018
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Gavin Grimm was a high school student in Virginia when his local school board denied him access to the boys' bathroom. His case has stretched for years; now a federal judge has decided in his favor.

Duration:00:04:10

NFL has settled on a solution to player protests during the national anthem

5/23/2018
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NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.

Duration:00:06:38

Some residents say this Koreatown spot isn’t right for a homeless shelter, but is there a good place in Los Angeles?

5/23/2018
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Nearly a month ago, Mayor Eric Garcetti declared a shelter crisis in Los Angeles, and said the city will ease restrictions on the building of new homeless shelters and launch a $20 million effort to create housing around the city.

Duration:00:40:57

Removal of Texas seminary president over comments about abused women sheds light on changing attitudes among Evangelicals towards idea of 'wifely submission'

5/23/2018
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The president of a Texas seminary is being removed from his job the institution’s board of trustees following past comments he made about women in abusive relationships.

Duration:00:18:12

In light of Philip Roth’s death, we look at the Jewish intellectual tradition and its impact on America

5/23/2018
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Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," died Tuesday night at age 85.

Duration:00:15:45

Getting to know CBD, THC’s non-intoxicating cousin, and why it's becoming more popular among medicinal and recreational cannabis users

5/23/2018
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Chances are, if you wander into a recreational cannabis dispensary in California, the majority of the products you’ll see on the shelves from flower to edibles to wax contain THC, the chemical compound found in cannabis plants that creates the “high” that users experience.

Duration:00:13:33

New California building requirements save energy — and not just with solar panels

5/23/2018
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Sure, the solar panels are flashy. But energy efficiency requirements and incentives for home batteries are as big of a deal, if not more.

Duration:00:04:43

Survey ranks LA's parks 66th out of the the 100 biggest cities. Irvine is No. 10

5/23/2018
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When it comes to the quality of its parks, only one Southern California town made the top 10 of America’s 100 largest cities. And it wasn’t Los Angeles. The annual ranking is from The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit group that advocates for more green spaces.

Duration:00:01:03

OC DA's office says jail staff not responsible for inmate's death last year

5/23/2018
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The Orange County District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday that OC jail employees were not responsible for the death of an inmate last year. The DA’s office also said that it believed 27-year-old inmate Danny Pham was killed by his cellmate, Marvin Magallanes.

Duration:00:01:01

California could ban employers from forcing workers to sign arbitration agreements

5/23/2018
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This week, the Supreme Court decided employers can prevent workers from bringing class action lawsuits against them. That is, if the workers signed an arbitration agreement. But in California, a new bill moving through the state legislature could ban employers from asking employers to sign arbitration agreements in the first place.

Duration:00:00:51

A dangerous Oxnard rail crossing is about to get a $69 million overpass, paid for by the new gas tax

5/23/2018
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After a Metrolink engineer was killed in Oxnard in a collision with a truck with years ago, politicians said they had no money to build an overpass. Now they do. Gov. Jerry Brown was there Tuesday to make sure everyone knew the money for the $69 million overpass was raised by California's new gas tax.

Duration:00:00:50

LAPD report shows that arrests of homeless people are up

5/23/2018
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The data also showed an increase in the number of homeless people who were victims of crimes. That all comes as the homeless population in LA continues to grow.

Duration:00:00:58

This retirement community brings its residents together with music

5/23/2018
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There can be divisions between residents with dementia and those who live more independently. That's one reason why they get together every week for choir practice.

Duration:00:01:40

Beach fire pits are popular — and they can also be dangerous

5/23/2018
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A 10-year-old girl suffered major burns after falling into a fire pit at the beach over the weekend. KPCC's Carla Javier went to Newport Beach to find out how common injuries like that are.

Duration:00:01:01

LA sanitation officials will now give boaters clear signs if the LA river is safe

5/23/2018
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The summer kayaking season opens this weekend on the Los Angeles River. And just in time, the city Sanitation department has a new website where you can check how clean the water is.

Duration:00:01:04

USC faculty call on President Nikias to resign

5/23/2018
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Faculty call on USC President Nikias to resign after revelations of a third campus abuse scandal. Nikias laid out plans for a commission to restore accountability.

Duration:00:01:01

'LA Times' Investigation Finds USC Gynecologist Allegedly Victimized Women

5/23/2018
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Six women are suing the University of Southern California, alleging they were victimized by a campus gynecologist who was allowed to practice for decades despite complaints.

Duration:00:04:34

Faculty members call for USC president to resign after Tyndall scandal

5/22/2018
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A group of some 200 faculty members at USC are calling for the school’s president to step down, after a brewing scandal that has once again put the school’s culture and its leadership under scrutiny.

Duration:00:28:47

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