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There’s a century-old house hidden in the middle of an oil field in Baldwin Hills. Few people know it’s there, and even fewer know its history. Today, we unpack the mystery, courtesy of Press Play producer Anna Scott.
The country is in the midst of an epidemic. Not measles or the flu, but heroin addiction. The rate of heroin use among women doubled over a decade, according to a new study published this week. It has also more than doubled among whites, and it grew 60% among middle-class households. What’s next in the heroin epidemic?
Comic-Con starts tomorrow - thousands of fans will be flocking to San Diego, not to mention studios and TV networks. This year, Marvel Studios is skipping the massive entertainment convention. But with famous franchises like Star Wars and DC comics releasing their newest films and TV shows, Comic-Con remains an important destination for Hollywood.
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Drug education in the era of legal weed D.A.R.E. was once the most widely used school-based substance abuse prevention program in the country, and it was invented right here in Los Angeles. With pot now legal here in California, LAUSD is trying more a more subtle approach to educating kids about the dangers of marijuana use.
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