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The problems may not be over in Porter Ranch

10/16/2017
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State regulators have already given Southern California Gas the green light to begin using some wells at the beleaguered Aliso Canyon Storage Facility. But now a new report claims the months-long gas leak may not be the only health problem afflicting the residents of Porter Ranch.

Duration: 00:04:22


LA Times welcomes a new editor

10/9/2017
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There's a new editor-in-chief over at the LA Times: Lewis Dvorkin.

Duration: 00:04:36


The FBI doesn't have to name its iPhone hacker

10/2/2017
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A federal judge ruled that the FBI does not have to reveal the identity of a vendor who accessed information on an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the December 2015 San Bernardino terror attack.

Duration: 00:03:32


Environmental groups give Newhall Ranch the 'OK'

9/25/2017
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After decades of legal battles, developers and environmental groups in northern LA County say they've reached a deal that could clear the way for the Newhall Ranch project.

Duration: 00:04:10


Are the LA Dodgers suffering from the Sports Illustrated curse?

9/11/2017
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A few weeks ago, the buzz surrounding the LA Dodgers, had to do with whether or not they could capture Major League Baseball’s record for most wins in a season. But after losing 15 of 16 games, even winning their division is up in the air.

Duration: 00:04:05


What it means to be LA's biggest fire in history

9/4/2017
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The La Tuna Fire burning near Burbank and Glendale is LA's biggest fire in history by size, but when it comes to size… perspective is everything.

Duration: 00:04:39


California rescue teams jump into action in Houston

8/28/2017
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Thousands of volunteers, including quite a few from Southern California, have joined the rescue efforts in Houston after the city was pummeled with heavy rain and wind from Hurricane Harvey.

Duration: 00:04:17


Big changes at the LA Times

8/21/2017
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The editor and publisher of the Los Angeles Times is out, amid slumping ad sales and discontent in the newsroom.

Duration: 00:04:28


California sues Trump DOJ over sanctuary city policy

8/14/2017
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The state of California is suing the US Department of Justice over President Donald Trump’s sanctuary city policies.

Duration: 00:04:19


What's wrong with LA's new trash pickup services?

8/7/2017
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People who rely on, and pay for, trash pick-up in the city of LA are months in from the roll-out of a new system for commercial properties.

Duration: 00:04:51


Looks like the Olympics are coming to LA... in 2028

7/31/2017
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At first, it was nothing but the 2024 Games for Los Angeles. But city leaders have reportedly reached a deal with the International Olympic Committee four years later in 2028.

Duration: 00:04:28


Boyle Heights coffee shop at ground zero in gentrification debate

7/24/2017
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A coffee shop in Boyle Heights has turned into ground zero for the debate over gentrification.

Duration: 00:04:32


Former USC dean under fire

7/17/2017
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An LA Times investigation out Monday found that former USC Keck School of Medicine Dean Carmen Puliafito, 66, led a secret life of drug-use, partying, and hanging out with criminals.

Duration: 00:04:37


If LA's homeless efforts fail, who is to blame?

7/10/2017
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Homelessness continues to be a growing problem for elected officials in Los Angeles. Local voters recently passed two measures that raise taxes to fund housing and services for the homeless.

Duration: 00:04:20


Ambitions for higher office loom over Garcetti's second-term

7/3/2017
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Eric Garcetti was sworn for a second term as Mayor of Los Angeles over the weekend.

Duration: 00:04:47


LA ready to sign off on Lucas Museum

6/26/2017
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Filmmaker George Lucas already has had a big impact on Los Angeles. A new museum in Exposition Park would cement that, literally.

Duration: 00:04:37


Drivers strike at the Ports of LA and Long Beach

6/19/2017
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Working long hours for little money and often forced to finance the trucks they drive by taking on debt they can't afford, today drivers and warehouse workers at the Ports of LA and Long Beach declared a strike.

Duration: 00:04:19


Are linkage fees the answer?

6/12/2017
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A battle that's been brewing for a couple of years now at City Hall is highlighting a chasm in how to best address the lack of affordable housing in LA.

Duration: 00:04:00


Two Democrats square off tomorrow for L.A. congressional seat

6/5/2017
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Two Democrats square off tomorrow for L.A. congressional seat

Duration: 00:03:29


Will LA change parking rules for food trucks?

5/29/2017
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In Los Angeles, current city law states you can only receive one parking ticket per violation. That, however, could change for food truck owners under a plan the L.A. City Council will consider this week. Might that fundamentally change food truck culture in L.A.?

Duration: 00:04:14

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