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LA Observed covers the week's top stories in LA media, politics and culture, sharing breaking news when it's available and tying up loose ends on the topics that Angelenos have been discussing all week.

LA Observed covers the week's top stories in LA media, politics and culture, sharing breaking news when it's available and tying up loose ends on the topics that Angelenos have been discussing all week.
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LA Observed covers the week's top stories in LA media, politics and culture, sharing breaking news when it's available and tying up loose ends on the topics that Angelenos have been discussing all week.

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@LAObserved

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Episodes

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: 00:04:42


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: 00:03:15


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


Democrats still split after California convention

5/22/2017
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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

5/8/2017
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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

5/1/2017
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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

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