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As the pandemic raged, dozens of homeless veterans built a military-style encampment on a sidewalk in one of LA’s toniest neighborhoods.

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As the pandemic raged, dozens of homeless veterans built a military-style encampment on a sidewalk in one of LA’s toniest neighborhoods.

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The department told CalMatters it can’t say how many cases it chose not to investigate during the past 18 months under a new state law, which aimed to ensure state oversight of police…

State Justice Department hasn’t probed — or even logged — all police shootings of possibly unarmed people

The department told CalMatters it can’t say how many cases it chose not to investigate during the past 18 months under a new state law, which aimed to ensure state oversight of police…

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Non-alcoholic bottle shops: Spirited movement spreads in LA

Dry January is over but abstainers in LA have more options than ever to keep drinking less or not at all. The Laundry Truck LA helps unhoused Angelenos wash their clothes.

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The government has asked California and six other states to reach an agreement on drastic cuts for water use, or it would make the decision itself. Today is the deadline.

How will CA farming be affected by water cuts from Colorado River?

The government has asked California and six other states to reach an agreement on drastic cuts for water use, or it would make the decision itself. Today is the deadline.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A comet with a green tail will be the most visible in tonight's sky. It last passed through our solar system 50,000 years ago.

Earthlings can see a green-tailed comet for first time in 50,000 years

A comet with a green tail will be the most visible in tonight's sky. It last passed through our solar system 50,000 years ago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Since July, a new law has required the California Justice Department to investigate incidents where police fatally shoot someone. But in some cases, that’s not happening.

CA Justice Department hasn’t probed, or even logged, all police shootings of possibly unarmed people

Since July, a new law has required the California Justice Department to investigate incidents where police fatally shoot someone. But in some cases, that’s not happening.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As a rift between City Hall and the Santa Ana police union grows, the union is looking to oust two City Council members.

Santa Ana police union in City Council recall effort — again

As a rift between City Hall and the Santa Ana police union grows, the union is looking to oust two City Council members.

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