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Jill Leovy

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Staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and creator of The Homicide Report, which tracks homicides across the city; author of Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

Jill Leovy on KCRW

We just had a weekend of emotional calls from teenagers for stricter gun control and a commitment to fight violence.

How does gun violence in LA compare to the rest of the US?

We just had a weekend of emotional calls from teenagers for stricter gun control and a commitment to fight violence.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Last year, 260 people were murdered in the city of Los Angeles. People like 20-year-old Christian Blanco, who was killed in a drive-by on December 29.

'Ghettoside'

Last year, 260 people were murdered in the city of Los Angeles. People like 20-year-old Christian Blanco, who was killed in a drive-by on December 29.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Los Angeles Police Department says it’ll send dozens of elite officers into South LA in response to an increase in crime and reported gang violence.

LAPD Focuses on South LA

The Los Angeles Police Department says it’ll send dozens of elite officers into South LA in response to an increase in crime and reported gang violence.

from The Mixer

More from KCRW

Public pensions are eating away at California’s future, and a misguided legal precedent is making the situation worse.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Move ends years-long controversy involving local activists and sheriffs department.

from Orange County Line

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a halt to the death penalty in California. The state has a complicated history with the death penalty.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It may look like business as usual on a Friday night at Jumbo’s Clown Room in Hollywood. A lingerie-clad dancer shimmies up the pole, arches back, and drops to the floor.

from KCRW Features

Will the teachers strike lead to structural changes in LA’s public schools? Deep problems such as financing and middle-class flight remain.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For many Californians, Tax Day this year means writing a check to Uncle Sam.

from The Mixer

President Trump’s intelligence team went to Capitol Hill this week for their yearly update to the Congress. But Trump did not like what they said and how it was covered.

from The Mixer

California’s death penalty was dysfunctional, but it did serve one important purpose.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Huntington Beach – Surf City USA – is paddling away from mainstream California.

from Zócalo's Connecting California