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On October 15, librarian Glen Creason turned in his ID badge at the Central branch of the LA Public Library, and then entered retirement.

On October 15, librarian Glen Creason turned in his ID badge at the Central branch of the LA Public Library, and then entered retirement. "More than ever I’ll miss those moments before the doors open and I had the old library to myself. It's weird how the smell of musty books can be soothing, even sensual sometimes," he writes in a farewell letter.

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Appetite for destruction: The all-female demolition derby is a smash at Irwindale Speedway

Once a year, an all-female demolition derby at Irwindale Speedway offers a high-adrenaline night of destructive mayhem — all to benefit breast cancer research.

Ava DuVernay on Colin Kaepernick, Black identity, and listening to your inner voice

Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix series dives into the early life of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Giving legal rights to nature: Can this effectively fight climate change?

“The rights of nature movement is very closely tied to … the human right to a clean environment,” says Katie Surma, Inside Climate News reporter.

KCRW's Top 30: Helado Negro hits number one, and we’re ‘Far In’ to it

Helado Negro has delivered career best work with his recently released album “Far In.” It’s his seventh full length album, and his first for the storied indie label 4AD.

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Seventeen years and over 30 million albums later, Tears for Fears are thrilling fans with the prospect of a new album projected for release in February.

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Some people believe the amount offered by Southern California Gas Company is insufficient to put the pieces back together for the community that has been devastated by the largest…

$1.8 billion settlement for Aliso Canyon gas leak isn’t good enough, victims say

Some people believe the amount offered by Southern California Gas Company is insufficient to put the pieces back together for the community that has been devastated by the largest…

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“You can’t expect these crew members to put in 14 to 16 to 18-hour days, and then literally tell them, ‘You have to dodge a bullet that's being fired your way.’

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“You can’t expect these crew members to put in 14 to 16 to 18-hour days, and then literally tell them, ‘You have to dodge a bullet that's being fired your way.’

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Native plants are vital to the health of the local ecosystem, particularly during a time of climate change, hotter weather, and droughts.

Native plants allow Californians to rebuild nature and save water, says chief of Theodore Payne Foundation

Native plants are vital to the health of the local ecosystem, particularly during a time of climate change, hotter weather, and droughts.

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There are 18 endangered butterfly and moth species that the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance works to protect.

How a butterfly fertility clinic at the San Diego Zoo is saving critically endangered species

There are 18 endangered butterfly and moth species that the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance works to protect.

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On ESPN2, quarterback brothers Peyton and Eli Manning are analyzing and commenting on football matchups, trading stories from their decorated careers, and teasing each other.

How Eli and Peyton Manning are changing the way fans watch Monday Night Football

On ESPN2, quarterback brothers Peyton and Eli Manning are analyzing and commenting on football matchups, trading stories from their decorated careers, and teasing each other.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The LA Zoo, which is inside Griffith Park, is involved in animal conservation, and it has helped bring back the California condor from the brink of extinction.

LA Zoo expansion will improve animal welfare but may destroy native woodlands

The LA Zoo, which is inside Griffith Park, is involved in animal conservation, and it has helped bring back the California condor from the brink of extinction.

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Writer and director Mia Hansen-Løve on how cinema saved her life.

Mia Hansen-Løve: ‘Bergman Island’

Writer and director Mia Hansen-Løve on how cinema saved her life.

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Get Into This: Curses’ guide to New Beat and EBM

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen described a tax on billionaires that would help pay for President Biden’s ambitious social policy agenda.

Could taxing billionaires’ unsold assets raise enough money to pay for Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ plan?

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen described a tax on billionaires that would help pay for President Biden’s ambitious social policy agenda.

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Josh Barro and Ken White talk about four familiar characters: Lev Parnas, Steve Bannon, John Eastman and Michael Avenatti.

What happened to Lev Parnas, Steve Bannon, John Eastman and Michael Avenatti?

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about four familiar characters: Lev Parnas, Steve Bannon, John Eastman and Michael Avenatti.

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A group called MSCHF recently bought an original Andy Warhol drawing, called “Fairies,” for $20,000.

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A group called MSCHF recently bought an original Andy Warhol drawing, called “Fairies,” for $20,000.

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A band called Pigeon swoops in today with their debut EP feathered in Afro disco, grunge, No Wave, and jazz, led by the powerful vocals of Guinean singer Falle Nioke.

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A band called Pigeon swoops in today with their debut EP feathered in Afro disco, grunge, No Wave, and jazz, led by the powerful vocals of Guinean singer Falle Nioke.

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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 26, 2021.

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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 26, 2021.

Seventeen years and over 30 million albums later, Tears for Fears are thrilling fans with the prospect of a new album projected for release in February.

Tears for Fears: ‘The Tipping Point’

Seventeen years and over 30 million albums later, Tears for Fears are thrilling fans with the prospect of a new album projected for release in February.

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

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Santa Ana will become the first city in Orange County to have rent control.

Rent control and stronger eviction protection is coming to Santa Ana residents in November

Santa Ana will become the first city in Orange County to have rent control.

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President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda has gotten a lot of attention in Washington, but he’s also been quietly reshaping the federal judiciary.

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President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda has gotten a lot of attention in Washington, but he’s also been quietly reshaping the federal judiciary.

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