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Undocumented families, aging homes, high unemployment: The root causes for a cluster of evictions in this Southern California blue-collar port city.

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Two decades ago, California enacted a law to remove guns from people deemed too dangerous to be armed. But the measure, plagued by problems, has not achieved its promise.

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California voters will decide Gov. Gavin Newsom’s fate September 14. Lt. Gov.

California Recall: What to know about the effort to remove Gavin Newsom

California voters will decide Gov. Gavin Newsom’s fate September 14. Lt. Gov.

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The last-minute change would more than double what’s in the current budget deal.

Governor, lawmakers add $500 million to wildfire prevention budget, following CapRadio, NPR California Newsroom investigation

The last-minute change would more than double what’s in the current budget deal.

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A Minnesota judge sentenced Derek Chauvin to 22 1/2 years in prison Friday for the murder of George Floyd — a punishment that exceeds the state's minimum guidelines but falls short of…

Derek Chauvin Is Sentenced To 22 1/2 Years Over George Floyd's Murder

A Minnesota judge sentenced Derek Chauvin to 22 1/2 years in prison Friday for the murder of George Floyd — a punishment that exceeds the state's minimum guidelines but falls short of…

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Newsom misled the public about wildfire prevention efforts ahead of worst fire season on record

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Between 2016 and 2019, Bakersfield police officers used force that broke at least 45 bones in 31 people, an analysis of public records shows.

Bakersfield police broke 31 people’s bones in four years. No officer has been disciplined for it

Between 2016 and 2019, Bakersfield police officers used force that broke at least 45 bones in 31 people, an analysis of public records shows.

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How California is revolutionizing homeless housing — and why it might not last.

Faster, cheaper: How California is revolutionizing homeless housing — and why it might not last

How California is revolutionizing homeless housing — and why it might not last.

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KCRW will stop airing The Daily from The New York Times.

KCRW Drops The Daily as of January 14th

KCRW will stop airing The Daily from The New York Times.

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For the first time since nationwide protests erupted over police brutality, local elected officials in Los Angeles are set to vote later today on changes to the LAPD’s budget for the…

Changes to LAPD budget get first hearing at City Hall

For the first time since nationwide protests erupted over police brutality, local elected officials in Los Angeles are set to vote later today on changes to the LAPD’s budget for the…

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Over those three days, the sounds of police sirens, distant helicopters, bursting fireworks, and blasts of rubber bullets backdropped afternoons of cell phones buzzing with emergency…

PHOTOS: Witness 72 hours of rallies and rage on the streets of LA

Over those three days, the sounds of police sirens, distant helicopters, bursting fireworks, and blasts of rubber bullets backdropped afternoons of cell phones buzzing with emergency…

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Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles due to continuing public unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.

National Guard troops patrol LA as Governor Newsom declares state of emergency

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles due to continuing public unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.

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More than 500 people were arrested in downtown Los Angeles Friday night as demonstrations protesting police violence — including the recent killing of George Floyd — shifted into…

PHOTOS: LAPD arrests more than 500 demonstrators protesting police violence

More than 500 people were arrested in downtown Los Angeles Friday night as demonstrations protesting police violence — including the recent killing of George Floyd — shifted into…

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Demonstrators assembled in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday as part of national protests calling attention to the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man killed by police officers…

PHOTOS: Downtown LA protesters face off with police over George Floyd’s death

Demonstrators assembled in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday as part of national protests calling attention to the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man killed by police officers…

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Gov. Gavin Newsom revised California’s budget down to $203 billion Thursday as the coronavirus pandemic batters the state with record job losses and shortfalls.

Schools, health face deep cuts in California’s $203 billion budget

Gov. Gavin Newsom revised California’s budget down to $203 billion Thursday as the coronavirus pandemic batters the state with record job losses and shortfalls.

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Parker Tenove moved from Kansas to California to become part of the track and field program at El Camino College. When the coronavirus canceled the spring season, his plans fell apart.

Community colleges could see influx of athletes as coronavirus disrupts sports recruiting

Parker Tenove moved from Kansas to California to become part of the track and field program at El Camino College. When the coronavirus canceled the spring season, his plans fell apart.

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Beaches in Los Angeles County reopened today. But before you grab the towel and beach umbrella, LA is enacting several restrictions to maintain social distancing.

LA County releases safety restrictions for newly reopened beaches

Beaches in Los Angeles County reopened today. But before you grab the towel and beach umbrella, LA is enacting several restrictions to maintain social distancing.

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Why is the coronavirus deadly for so many African Americans in LA?

When he worked at a hospital in downtown Los Angeles, Dr.

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Longtime KCRW staff member Matt Holzman passed away April 12, 2020. He was 56. Among his many projects, he was the curator of Matt's Movies and the producer of The Document.

Remembering KCRW’s Matt Holzman, curator of Matt’s Movies and host of The Document

Longtime KCRW staff member Matt Holzman passed away April 12, 2020. He was 56. Among his many projects, he was the curator of Matt's Movies and the producer of The Document.

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As coronavirus fears and social distancing spread, Los Angeles became a ghost town over the weekend.

Empty LA: Scenes from a city under quarantine

As coronavirus fears and social distancing spread, Los Angeles became a ghost town over the weekend.

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One day ahead of California's primary, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren will hold a rally at East LA College. Sen.

March 2: Elizabeth Warren at East LA College

One day ahead of California's primary, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren will hold a rally at East LA College. Sen.

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President Trump is holding a press conference at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In a speech to the U.N.

Watch live: President Trump's U.N. press conference

President Trump is holding a press conference at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In a speech to the U.N.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is speaking to reporters after meeting with the House Democratic caucus.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is speaking to reporters after meeting with the House Democratic caucus.

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