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Meet the women behind the costumes and the look of 'Black Panther'

2/21/2018
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Three women were instrumental in creating the distinctive world of Wakanda: costume designer Ruth Carter; production designer Hannah Beachler; and cinematographer Rachel Morrison.

Duration:00:17:35

These 5 bills before California lawmakers seek to expand health coverage, lower costs

2/21/2018
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In lieu of pushing for an immediate transition to a government-run single-payer health care system, some are offering these bills as part of a more gradual approach.

Duration:00:04:40

New music from LA's Sy Smith and more

2/20/2018
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Music supervisor Morgan Rhodes walks us through the latest from Beatchild, Sy Smith and Ravyn Lenae.

Duration:00:07:28

California lawmakers push back against more offshore drilling

2/20/2018
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The U.S. Interior Department's proposal to open more offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, including areas in California, has gotten push back.

Duration:00:04:57

Ed O'Bannon and his fight against the NCAA

2/20/2018
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We talk with UCLA legend Ed O'Bannon about the groundbreaking lawsuit, O'Bannon v. NCAA, and his new book, "Court Justice: The Inside Story of My Battle Against the NCAA."

Duration:00:10:03

'Dangerous' people could get guns taken under proposed bill

2/20/2018
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A new bill could expand the gun violence restraining order system already on the books, allowing colleagues and school staff to report dangerous persons.

Duration:00:04:55

The father of the Internet sees his invention reflected back through a 'Black Mirror'

2/20/2018
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The titans of Silicon Valley have a grand vision of the future. But they have a tendency to miss the downside of their inventions — think cybercrime and online harassment.

Duration:00:07:18

Police Commission president on what the public wants in a new LAPD chief

2/20/2018
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Compassion for the underserved. Respect for the homeless and for people with drug issues. These are some of the qualities people are seeking, says Commission President Steve Soboroff.

Duration:00:00:54

LA County looks to build up housing stock

2/20/2018
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L.A. County officials, looking to address massive housing affordability challenges, will look at ways to encourage construction of low-income housing.

Duration:00:00:59

LAX moves forward with public-private partnership for people mover tram

2/20/2018
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The people mover will connect the terminals with parking, car rentals and the new Crenshaw Light Rail line, providing a rail connection to LAX at long last.

Duration:00:00:58

The 'ice meisters' craft perfect Olympic surfaces

2/20/2018
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These skilled technicians know how to make ice for figure skating, speedskating, hockey and curling — each requiring different temperatures, textures and hardness.

Duration:00:04:06

College aid a game changer for foster youth, but many don’t apply

2/19/2018
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Foster youth earn college degrees at rates six times lower than average. Financial aid can be a game changer, but many don’t apply.

Duration:00:00:59

Rendon recall effort stumbles as organizers turn to his reelection

2/19/2018
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State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon's opponents have essentially given up their effort to recall him after failing to turn in any signatures for a recall election.

Duration:00:00:45

Did smallpox virus research put potential profits ahead of public safety?

2/17/2018
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Privately funded scientists made a virus related to smallpox from scratch, hoping it might lead to a better vaccine. But critics worry about repercussions.

Duration:00:04:47

Allison Janney channeled her inner critic to portray Tonya Harding's mom in 'I, Tonya'

2/17/2018
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In "I, Tonya" the Oscar-nominated actress brings a complexity to the character of Tonya Harding's abusive mother, LaVona.

Duration:00:10:17

A town in Mexico sees guitar sales soar thanks to the movie 'Coco'

2/17/2018
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The town of Paracho is celebrating after its onetime resident helped design the guitar featured in the hit Disney-Pixar movie, and now it can't keep up with orders for the instrument.

Duration:00:03:51

From SoCal kids to elite bobsledders: two Olympians share their stories

2/16/2018
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Lauren Gibbs and Carlo Valdes are competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics. They explain how they found bobsledding — or the sport found them.

Duration:00:05:51

George Takei on how he took his internment camp musical, 'Allegiance,' to Broadway

2/16/2018
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After a New York run in 2015, the show is set for its Los Angeles premiere at the Japanese American Cultural Center.

Duration:00:08:31

Dissecting ‘Black Panther’ with the guy who literally wrote the book on black superheroes

2/16/2018
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Adilifu Nama breaks down Wakanda, the African diaspora and all the film's black girl magic in the first installment of Movies With Experts.

Duration:00:08:21

Mendoza sues, Garcia stews: Sacramento's #MeToo takes some unexpected turns

2/16/2018
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Oh yeah, and there's a new candidate in the California governor's race. It's been a busy week for California politics.

Duration:00:13:44

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