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LA mayoral race: Who might top candidates be, and what issues matter most to voters?

Political leaders in LA are now turning to the race for LA’s next mayor and the candidates so far include Kevin de León, Joe Buscaino, Mike Feuer, and Jessica Lall.

National forests in SoCal reopen on Thursday. Why climate change keeps closing them

Four national forests in Southern California open back up on Thursday: Los Padres, Angeles, San Bernardino and Cleveland.

$1 million house is the norm in LA. Who’s buying them — when median income here is $68,000?

LA Times reporter Andrew Khouri says he talked to several first-time buyers in their 20s and 30s who each have jobs paying $100,000 to $120,000 per year.

Facebook knows about Instagram’s harm on young people — but has no consensus on mitigating problems

Facebook has done years of research into Instagram, and found that a sizable percentage of its teen users are suffering from body image and anxiety issues that have been exacerbated by…

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Kelly was in her 20s in the 1980s and she was determined enjoy sex without shame...until she got an STI she’d never heard of. And so she married the first person who accepted her.

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Kelly was in her 20s in the 1980s and she was determined enjoy sex without shame...until she got an STI she’d never heard of. And so she married the first person who accepted her.

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We’ve been discovering a wide variety of artists via our Global Beat: Australia program, with Melbourne after-dark pop darlings FERLA as one of those stand out groups.

FERLA: ‘I See You’

We’ve been discovering a wide variety of artists via our Global Beat: Australia program, with Melbourne after-dark pop darlings FERLA as one of those stand out groups.

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Josh Barro and Ken White discuss the unusual indictment of Michael Sussman and the unusual memo from Trump lawyer John Eastman about Mike Pence and Donald Trump.

An unusual indictment, an unusual memo

Josh Barro and Ken White discuss the unusual indictment of Michael Sussman and the unusual memo from Trump lawyer John Eastman about Mike Pence and Donald Trump.

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In the Mojave Desert, bighorn sheep roam freely looking for food. But recently, because of drought and rising temperatures, sustenance has been harder to find.

High-speed rail connecting SoCal and Vegas could restrict where rams roam

In the Mojave Desert, bighorn sheep roam freely looking for food. But recently, because of drought and rising temperatures, sustenance has been harder to find.

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When someone has an ailment, they usually go to the doctor to receive a diagnosis. But sometimes there isn’t a clear answer, and people are left with mysteries.

‘Bodies’ season 3 investigates STIs, drug addiction, environmental pollution and more

When someone has an ailment, they usually go to the doctor to receive a diagnosis. But sometimes there isn’t a clear answer, and people are left with mysteries.

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During the final days of the Trump presidency and lead-up to the January 6 insurrection, it turns out that one of Trump’s lawyers sent then-Vice President Mike Pence a memo that laid…

Trump’s team had a plan to invalidate Biden’s White House win and knew some of their own claims were bogus

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In just two weeks, we’ve gone from 64 tortillas to just 16. Three of our top four No. 1 seeds remain, but there have been a lot of upsets along the way.

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In just two weeks, we’ve gone from 64 tortillas to just 16. Three of our top four No. 1 seeds remain, but there have been a lot of upsets along the way.

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You've heard the saying GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME, right?! Well there are some drummers on the scene with new music that we've really got our ear on.

MBE Sept. 22: Bang the drums with Makaya McCraven, Abe Rounds, and more

You've heard the saying GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME, right?! Well there are some drummers on the scene with new music that we've really got our ear on.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 22, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 22, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 22, 2021.

Wanda Jackson meets The Ronettes on Shannon & The Clams’ new album, “Year Of The Spider.” Gutsy and strong, Shannon sings her heart out on “Do I Wanna Stay.”

Shannon & The Clams: ‘Do I Wanna Stay’

Wanda Jackson meets The Ronettes on Shannon & The Clams’ new album, “Year Of The Spider.” Gutsy and strong, Shannon sings her heart out on “Do I Wanna Stay.”

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New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, September 21, 2021

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

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Thank you for making possible the incredible storytelling and great music that you hear every day — and for creating opportunities for developing journalists like me.

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COVID cases and hospitalizations have decreased since the summer surge, and roughly 75% of eligible county residents are vaccinated, according to the LA County Department of Public…

Angelenos may have a disastrous winter if vax rates don’t increase, says public health chief Barbara Ferrer

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Dr. Meena Said’s family fled Afghanistan as refugees when she was a baby.

‘All we can do right now is give them pain control’: How an Afghan doctor in Santa Monica is helping from afar

Dr. Meena Said’s family fled Afghanistan as refugees when she was a baby.

from Greater LA

To get medical treatment without waiting weeks, you might have to break the bank.

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To get medical treatment without waiting weeks, you might have to break the bank.

from Greater LA

Actress Sandra Oh on her characters’ relationship to power.

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A lifetime ago, I was a film studies major at Chapman University in Orange. And there was no better film that Hollywood ever created in my mind than “Casablanca.”

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A lifetime ago, I was a film studies major at Chapman University in Orange. And there was no better film that Hollywood ever created in my mind than “Casablanca.”

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