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A tram to the Hollywood sign

7/17/2018
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The Hollywood sign has been a magnet for tourists and the bane of existence for the neighbors who surround it. People seeking selfies, or even just a closer look, have poured into Beachwood Canyon and other places nearby for decades. Now, Warner Brothers studio says it thinks it has a way to get the people there, without the neighborhood dilemma: A tram that would whisk you up there from the backside of the mountain.

Duration:00:03:51

How will Los Angeles house its homeless?

6/26/2018
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There is no easy fix. Mayor Garcetti and the LA City Council are pushing for permanent housing and emergency shelters in each district. But neighborhoods like Koreatown and Venice have pushed back. Despite support from residents and an increase in taxes to support this effort, too many don't want to see their neighborhood changed.

Duration:00:04:35

Brown water, murky oversight

6/19/2018
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If you sit down with residents who live in the south L.A. communities of Compton and Willowbrook, there is a good chance clean water would be a topic of conversation. Many are complaining about brown-colored water coming out of their taps and a foul odor. The water in that area is overseen by a relatively unknown agency, which maintains the water is safe to drink. But not everyone is buying that, including one local member of Congress.

Duration:00:04:38

What's next for the Parker Center?

6/12/2018
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City leaders want to tear down the Parker Center, the former home of the LAPD, to make way for a new tower for city employees. But preservationists aren't giving up.

Duration:00:04:15

LA Sheriff facing referendum on his reform efforts in election

6/4/2018
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California's primary is June 5 and outside of the races for Governor, Senate and Attorney General, there are several local races as well. That includes a reelection bid for Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell.

Duration:00:04:20

Garcetti calls on state to use surplus to help homeless

5/29/2018
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Governor Jerry Brown says the state has a nearly $9 billion surplus. He has recommended that California save that money for a rainy day. But here in Los Angeles, city leaders think a good chunk of that money should be used immediately to help stem the rise in homelessness.

Duration:00:04:26

LA's former mayor picks up some high dollar endorsements

5/22/2018
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Three weeks to the day from California’s primaries and the race for governor is tightening.

Duration:00:04:25

A street racing resurgence in the San Fernando Valley

5/8/2018
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For the third weekend in a row, drivers took over an intersection in Chatsworth for some high-speed drifting, burning tire marks into the pavement.

Duration:00:03:35

LAUSD names Austin Beutner as the next superintendent

5/1/2018
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It's official. LAUSD has named Austin Beutner as its next superintendent. The businessman, former LA Deputy Mayor and publisher of the Times is no stranger to LA or the fire which may be just what the school board is looking for. What Beutner brings to LAUSD and how he'll shape one of the nation's largest school districts.

Duration:00:03:35

New reports shines spotlight on harassment in LA government

4/24/2018
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Almost a fifth of all L-A city employees who responded to a recent survey say they’ve been sexually harassed at work. And most of those who said they had been harassed never reported it to anyone. Those were the findings of an anonymous survey city officials released last week.

Duration:00:04:26

How El Segundo may change the LA Times

4/17/2018
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The LA Times is moving and a lot of its employees are unhappy. They are concerned about longer commute times and geographic isolation. But as Kevin Roderick of LA Observed explains, its more than just an inconvenience.

Duration:00:04:25

Will LA District Attorney file charges against Harvey Weinstein?

4/10/2018
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L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey has declined to file charges against Hollywood writer-director James Toback. That's despite the fact that dozens of women have accused him of sexual misconduct. At the heart of the decision is how long ago those alleged incidents took place. Now, she has another big decision to make about a man named Harvey Weinstein. And a lot of folks are watching.

Duration:00:04:34

The LA Weekly takes on its critics with a public campaign

4/3/2018
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There is a rather bizarre battle taking place over the future of the L.A. Weekly. And – at the heart of it all – is a debate over facts. The alt-weekly’s new ownership says a group of “deceitful” people are spreading lies about the publication and trying to discredit it. Meanwhile, there’s a call to boycott the paper, by journalists and readers alike, for – what they call – a pattern of unethical behavior.

Duration:00:04:26

LA takes a stand against density development

3/27/2018
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A bill in Sacramento that would force the construction of much-needed new housing in California is proving to be controversial all over the state, including here in Los Angeles. But city leaders don't seem to support it.

Duration:00:03:57

Is LA better off without its gang injunctions?

3/20/2018
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A federal judge has essentially barred city officials from enforcing nearly all of L.A.’s remaining gang injunctions.

Duration:00:04:06

President Trump visits LA and traffic pays the price

3/13/2018
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A presidential visit to Los Angeles means two things: big money fundraisers and somehow even slower roads. Where is President Trump finding financial help in an electorate that voted heavily against him in 2016? And no matter the political affiliation, a look at the toll a visit like this takes on L-A drivers.

Duration:00:03:57

What can LA do to prevent school shootings?

3/6/2018
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While the nation continues to grapple with how to deal with school shootings, local leaders and L.A. school officials are looking for some short term answers.

Duration:00:04:25

Does Garcetti need to fix LA before he eyes DC?

2/27/2018
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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has been hinting at a presidential run in 2020. But nothing has been confirmed yet. And in the meantime, he is facing a number of challenged at home, from housing to the homeless.

Duration:00:04:34

Will another lane solve the 710's traffic - and health - problems

2/20/2018
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Traffic is bad all across Greater Los Angeles. But things are compounded on the 710. The freeway often looks like a sea of big rig trucks. Transportation officials are proposing a freeway expansion. But residents worry that such a plan will only be a temporary fix.

Duration:00:04:16

The search for the next chief of the LAPD

2/13/2018
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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says he will retire this summer and the city - and the department - are looking for his replacement. Who will it be? And how much input will you have?

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