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California sues Trump DOJ over sanctuary city policy

8/15/2017
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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?

8/8/2017
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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

8/1/2017
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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

7/25/2017
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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

7/18/2017
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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?

7/11/2017
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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

7/4/2017
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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

6/27/2017
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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

6/20/2017
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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?

6/13/2017
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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

6/6/2017
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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?

5/30/2017
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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


Democrats still split after California convention

5/23/2017
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California Democrats have a new leader of the state party. But progressives are not ready to concede yet.

Duration: 00:04:27


Sinclair makes a move on KTLA, Tribune

5/9/2017
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TV station behemoth owner Sinclair Broadcast Group said today it has plans to buy Tribune Media.

Duration: 00:04:34


Joe Bray-Ali's rise, then fall

5/2/2017
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He won several major, political endorsements, from the Los Angeles Times to LA City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell. But after forcing incumbent Gil Cedillo into a runoff for LA City Council's First District seat, the campaign of Joe Bray-Ali is disintegrating.

Duration: 00:04:04


The legacy of Rodney King, 25 years later

4/25/2017
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It's been 25 years since the LA riots. But have the underlying issues really changed?

Duration: 00:05:00


Legal battle to shut down popular Hollywood sign trail

4/18/2017
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The LA Recreation and Parks department plans to block an entrance to a hike of the iconic Hollywood sign, in response to a legal dispute with a horseback-riding company based in the hills.

Duration: 00:04:06


It's costing you more money to settle LASD complaints.

4/11/2017
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A report by the LA Times finds that LA County is paying more than seven times what it did five years ago to settle lawsuits against its sheriff's deputies.

Duration: 00:04:09


What's the power of today's press?

4/4/2017
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The LA Times has been deeply critical of the Trump administration in its editorials.

Duration: 00:04:23


LA stands to lose federal dollars under Sessions threat

3/28/2017
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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is warning so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal dollars if they refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities.

Duration: 00:04:22

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