'No Fish, No Blackfish': The Future of Southern Resident Orcas
Southern California receives about a third of its water from what's known as the Bay Delta, an estuary where the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River meet.
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Crisis Training for Ventura Cops: Going Beyond the Call of Duty

Crisis Training for Ventura Cops: Going Beyond the Call of Duty

Original Airdate March 18, 2015
Reporter Cara Santa Maria looks at how police departments across Ventura County have implemented comprehensive crisis intervention training for all officers.
Cheerleading Injuries a Growing Concern

Cheerleading Injuries a Growing Concern

Cheerleading has morphed into routines that resemble Olympic gymnastics. In hundreds of competitions, flyers are thrown 10, 15, even 20 feet in the air.
The Optimistic Edge: Dave Lefner

The Optimistic Edge: Dave Lefner

Neon signs of Los Angeles are the inspiration for artist Dave Lefner whose meticulous linocuts -- carving in linoleum blocks -- produce exquisite prints.
End of Life Options and Death with Dignity

End of Life Options and Death with Dignity

Original Airdate March 11, 2015
Should terminally ill Californians have the option to end their own lives as patients in Oregon and Washington do?
Microbeads: More than Just a Facial Scrub

Microbeads: More than Just a Facial Scrub

Original Airdate March 11, 2015
It’s a new kind of plastic that is too small to recycle and too tiny to filter out of our waste water. They are called microbeads.
Young Pilots Get Ready for Take Off

Young Pilots Get Ready for Take Off

Original Airdate March 11, 2015
At an airport in Compton, a remarkable program is teaching kids to fly before they can drive.
Bringing Back Broadway

Bringing Back Broadway

Original Airdate February 18, 2015
Reporter Nick Hardcastle explores Downtown L.A.'s Broadway Theater District. Multi-million dollar restorations of beautiful Art Deco theaters are returning the district to its former glory.
Tiny Houses: Tiny, But Efficient

Tiny Houses: Tiny, But Efficient

Southern Californians may love their sprawling ranch homes, but there is a counter-trend that is appealing to a growing number of homeowners – tiny houses.
North American Purgatory

North American Purgatory

Original Airdate February 18, 2014
The masterful talents of painter Marc Trujillo are applied to gas stations, Costco aisles and fast food restaurants. He renders commercial scenes with realistic precision that rivals the Dutch masters.
Small Lots, Big Controversy

Small Lots, Big Controversy

Original Airdate February 11, 2015
Designed to encourage home ownership, Los Angeles is allowing developers to build single family homes on very small lots. The ordinance, however, is also triggering evictions of low-income tenants and home designs that neighbors find unsightly.
Zumba: Feminism-powered Fitness

Zumba: Feminism-powered Fitness

Original Airdate February 11, 2015
Three nights a week in a neighborhood in El Monte, women do their hair and makeup as if they were going out on the town. Instead they are headed to an intensive exercise class.
Behind the Scenes at Cirque du Soleil

Behind the Scenes at Cirque du Soleil

With millions of fans across the globe, Cirque du Soleil is a mesmerizing blend of street performance and dramatic circus acts. Each act begins with dangerous stunts and elaborately choreographed performances marked by intricate spins and tosses.
Crowning Glory: The Importance of Hats

Crowning Glory: The Importance of Hats

A love for the elegance and beauty of hats is still alive on Sunday mornings in African-American churches across Los Angeles. What has kept this unique tradition alive? We go to the West Angeles Church of God in Christ and Leola’s Hats in South L.A., the heart of hat fashion.
The Uncertainty of Police Body Cameras

The Uncertainty of Police Body Cameras

Original Airdate February 4, 2015
Body cameras for police are coming. And for some local police departments, this technology is already a reality.
Ocean Defenders: Protecting Marine Life One Fishing Net at a Time

Ocean Defenders: Protecting Marine Life One Fishing Net at a Time

Scuba divers and volunteers from the Ocean Defenders Alliance embark on dangerous underwater missions, risking their lives to recover abandoned fishing gear that settles hundreds of feet at the bottom of the ocean floor.
Luis Rodriguez and the Gift of Words

Luis Rodriguez and the Gift of Words

Original Airdate February 4, 2015
For Luis Javier Rodriguez, the pen is mightier than the sword. It's what ultimately saved him from being swept away by the drug and gang scene in Los Angeles.
Call to Adventure: Helping Young Men Reach Their Full Potential

Call to Adventure: Helping Young Men Reach Their Full Potential

Call to Adventure has helped transform the lives of young inner city boys in Los Angeles through rigorous outdoor training and support from male role models. These mentors help encourage young boys to succeed and ultimately reach their full potential by creating a safe space for dialogue and physical activity.
SoCal Ski Areas Adjust to Climate Change

SoCal Ski Areas Adjust to Climate Change

Original Airdate January 28, 2015
Faced with consistent dry spells and an ongoing drought, Southern California ski areas are faced with more and more challenges.
Silver Lake's Holyland Exhibition

Silver Lake's Holyland Exhibition

Original Airdate January 28, 2015
Nestled in the heart of Silver Lake, the Holyland Exhibition is a treasure trove of artifacts and mementos from the Holy Land gathered by explorer Antonia Futterer, once rumored to have been the inspiration for the popular film "Indiana Jones."
Second Helpings: The Challenge of Getting Food to the Hungry

Second Helpings: The Challenge of Getting Food to the Hungry

Original Airdate June 4, 2009
At the end of banquets and catered events, untouched food is often scraped from plates, tossed into dumpsters and dumped into landfills. In L.A. County alone, more than one million tons of food is dumped into area landfills.
I Am Los Angeles: One-Eight-Seven

I Am Los Angeles: One-Eight-Seven

Murder robs families of their loved ones, leaving little to no time to grieve. Many are left with unsettling questions that often remain unsolved.
How Safe is Your Child's Sports Field?

How Safe is Your Child's Sports Field?

Original Airdate January 21, 2015
On athletic fields, grass is a thing of the past – artificial turf has largely taken over. Many of these fields are covered in fake dirt called crumb rubber.
Bringing CicLAvia to South Los Angeles

Bringing CicLAvia to South Los Angeles

Original Airdate January 21, 2015
Since 2010, hundreds of thousands of Angelenos have pedaled the streets of Los Angeles at one of the largest alternative transportation events in the nation.
Urban Farms

Urban Farms

Growing one's own food in urban areas can seem like a far-fetched idea. But not for one Pasadena family.
Jesse and the Typewriter Shop

Jesse and the Typewriter Shop

Original Airdate January 21, 2015
Typewriters are making a comeback in an era where many of us are constantly distracted and glued to our phones.
Enhancing the Moviegoer Experience with 4DX

Enhancing the Moviegoer Experience with 4DX

Original Airdate January 14, 2015
Most people go to the movies to escape reality and enjoy some good old fashioned storytelling through eye-popping visuals that keep you on the edge of your seat. But what if you could actually experience it in a more realistic way?
Rising CO2 Levels Posing Threat to Oysters

Rising CO2 Levels Posing Threat to Oysters

Rising CO2 levels are disrupting the natural balance of the ocean and posing a threat to oysters and marine mammals in California.
The Art of Kaiseki with Niki Nakayama

The Art of Kaiseki with Niki Nakayama

For chef Niki Nakayama, local ingredients and presentation are important elements to consider when preparing a Kaiseki dish.
Capturing Rainwater One Rain Barrel at a Time

Capturing Rainwater One Rain Barrel at a Time

Original Airdate January 14, 2015
You can bet that it doesn't rain cats and dogs here in Southern California. But that's no excuse not to prepare and capture the rain that does fall.
Life Behind Bars for GBT Inmates at the K6G

Life Behind Bars for GBT Inmates at the K6G

Original Airdate December 17, 2014
At the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail, a separate wing exists for gay, bisexual, and transgender inmates. Since its creation, the unit has gained a reputation as one of the safer, community-oriented units.
Second Chances and Culinary Dreams at the L.A. Kitchen

Second Chances and Culinary Dreams at the L.A. Kitchen

Original Airdate December 17, 2014
In 1989, activist and nonprofit leader Robert Egger founded the D.C. Central Kitchen, an organization that has prepared approximately 27 million meals for the needy. Now, he’s brought his philosophy and inspiration from the D.C. Central Kitchen to Los Angeles to help start a fresh new social enterprise movement.
Bright Lights, Big City

Bright Lights, Big City

Original Airdate April 21, 2011
L.A. urbanites are accustomed to rows of man-made lights stretching endlessly in every direction. But some experts say those glittering lights in the night sky can actually change the chemistry of the air we breathe in and pose health risks.
Public Art at LAX Airport

Public Art at LAX Airport

Art can be found in the most unlikely of places: Busy airports.
Saving the Salton Sea

Saving the Salton Sea

Original Airdate December 10, 2014
It's hard to imagine that the Salton Sea was once considered a prime tourist destination in the 1950s.
The Future of Farming: Hydroponic Tomatoes

The Future of Farming: Hydroponic Tomatoes

Original Airdate April 21, 2011
Rows of healthy hydroponic tomatoes are nurtured and grown in a high-tech greenhouse facility in Camarillo, California.
A Collection of 'Wilde' Adventures

A Collection of 'Wilde' Adventures

Original Airdate December 10, 2014
Just off of Adams Boulevard is a buried treasure most Angelenos don't even know exists.
Signs of Life

Signs of Life

Sign spinning is a way of life for Justin Brown and thousands of others across the globe.
Will Commercial Aviation Ever Take Off at San Bernardino International Airport?

Will Commercial Aviation Ever Take Off at San Bernardino International Airport?

Original Airdate December 3, 2014
Millions of passengers pass through busy commercial airports in Southern California, but only a few know about the existence of the San Bernardino International Airport.
Location for Rent

Location for Rent

Would you be willing to rent out your home and hand over the keys to production companies?
Pet Adoption: Cute, Slow, and Listed Under the Endangered Species Act

Pet Adoption: Cute, Slow, and Listed Under the Endangered Species Act

Original Airdate December 3, 2014
Desert tortoises go into hibernation during the winter months. With all that beauty rest, it's no wonder they can live to be a hundred years old.
Mission Music: The Passion and Fervor of Fandango

Mission Music: The Passion and Fervor of Fandango

During the Mission period, music was a common language that united people from all walks of life. Some of the greatest influences in California included European music, a religious experience that later morphed into a social celebration known as the fandango.
Restoring Southern California's Kelp Forests

Restoring Southern California's Kelp Forests

Original Airdate November 19, 2014
Over the last 100 years, the Palos Verdes Peninsula has lost 75 percent of its kelp forests.
I Am Los Angeles: Terrance Thompson

I Am Los Angeles: Terrance Thompson

Terrance Thompson fell into a deep depression after his sole caretakers passed away, one by one.
Clare Graham's 'Warehouse of Wonders'

Clare Graham's 'Warehouse of Wonders'

Original Airdate November 19, 2014
Artist and collector Clare Graham is an expert at transforming recycled material into art reminiscent of fractal designs and elaborate patterns found in nature.
Happy Birthday, Hurricane Mama! L.A. Phil Celebrates 10th Birthday of its Organ

Happy Birthday, Hurricane Mama! L.A. Phil Celebrates 10th Birthday of its Organ

Original Airdate November 19, 2014
The Walt Disney Concert Hall is ringing in ten years by paying tribute to its magnificent 6,134-piece pipe organ.
Treated Human Waste as Fertilizer?

Treated Human Waste as Fertilizer?

Original Airdate November 12, 2014
When Angelenos flush their toilets, where does all that waste go?
Robotic Exoskeleton: The Future is Now

Robotic Exoskeleton: The Future is Now

Original Airdate November 12, 2014
In 2012, Marine captain Derek Herrera was shot and paralyzed from the chest down after leading a special operations task in Afghanistan during his third deployment.
Angelo in Trona

Angelo in Trona

A troubled teenager shares the story of his move from Bakersfield to Trona, an isolated desert town in San Bernardino County.
Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock

Original Airdate October 28, 2011
74-year-old Herbie Hancock has been breaking musical boundaries for decades.
Jeepney Tours in Historic Filipinotown

Jeepney Tours in Historic Filipinotown

Original Airdate November 5, 2014
In Historic Filipinotown, several community-based organizations are working to empower and create visibility for the Filipino American community through tours, immigration outreach, and oral histories.