The Future of Newspapers: One-on-One with the L.A. Times Publisher 
Val Zavala tours the offices of the country’s fourth largest newspaper with its 14th and newest publisher, Austin Beutner.
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The Border Between Them

The Border Between Them

Original Airdate March 17, 2011
Anchor Val Zavala brings the story of one family trying to stay together with a border between them.
Creative Economy: The Intersection of Art and Science

Creative Economy: The Intersection of Art and Science

Original Airdate March 24, 2015
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a hub for aerospace innovation. Artists, scientists, and engineers often collaborate and develop creative ways to solve complex problems.
Drought Special: Q&A with Gov. Jerry Brown and L.A. Times' Austin Beutner

Drought Special: Q&A with Gov. Jerry Brown and L.A. Times' Austin Beutner

Original Airdate June 10, 2015
"SoCal Connected" presents a special one-hour in-depth discussion between Governor Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Times CEO and Publisher Austin Beutner on critical water conservation issues facing the state of California.
California's Water Supply: On Shaky Grounds?

California's Water Supply: On Shaky Grounds?

Original Airdate April 29, 2015
Reporter Derrick Shore visits the Bay Delta in Northern California, a vital water source and lifeline for much of the state. What would happen to the Delta in the event of a catastrophic earthquake?
The 'Fast' and the Furious: Can FasTrak Lanes Ease L.A.'s Freeways?

The 'Fast' and the Furious: Can FasTrak Lanes Ease L.A.'s Freeways?

Original Airdate April 29, 2015
Driving on congested freeways is the norm for most Angelenos. For commuters looking to dodge traffic and save time, Metro is providing an option to pay for access to FasTrak ExpressLanes on portions of the 110 and 10 freeways.
Inside the Hip Hop School of Arts

Inside the Hip Hop School of Arts

Original Airdate April 29, 2015
Nick Hardcastle visits the Hip Hop School of Arts, a nonprofit performing arts center in the heart of Pomona, California.
The Art of Protest

The Art of Protest

Original Airdate March 17, 2015
The Center for the Study of Political Graphics is a repository of 85,000 of political posters. Its founder and director, Carol Wells, recalls the turning point in her life when she went from typical teenager to political activist.
A New Face of Homelessness

A New Face of Homelessness

Original Airdate April 15, 2015
There's a different form of homelessness along a riverbed in the suburban community of Santa Clarita. Unlike residents on L.A.'s Skid Row, people like Mike Crosby prefer to remain less visible.
Tourists, Residents Not Mixing Well Around Hollywood Sign

Tourists, Residents Not Mixing Well Around Hollywood Sign

Original Airdate December 16, 2011
It’s more famous than the Sunset Strip, but for homeowners living near the Hollywood Sign, this popular tourist attraction has become a major annoyance.
All About That Badminton: San Gabriel Valley a Hot Spot for the Sport

All About That Badminton: San Gabriel Valley a Hot Spot for the Sport

Original Airdate April 15, 2015
Badminton is a popular sport in Asia that has gained a dedicated following in the San Gabriel Valley since the '90s.
David Boulé and the California Orange

David Boulé and the California Orange

Original Airdate March 17, 2015; Updated April 15, 2015
David Boulé has assembled what's perhaps the largest single collection of materials related to the production and promotion of California oranges
'No Fish, No Blackfish': The Future of Southern Resident Orcas

'No Fish, No Blackfish': The Future of Southern Resident Orcas

Original Airdate April 1, 2015
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.
Urban Farming: A Food Desert Oasis

Urban Farming: A Food Desert Oasis

Original Airdate April 1, 2015
Can an urban farm make a difference in a community labeled a food desert? "SoCal Connected" went to Earthworks, an urban farm attempting to change the diets of families and children by providing educational resources, creating new spaces to garden, and helping residents reconnect to the agricultural roots of El Monte and South El Monte. After watching the video take a moment to fill out the community survey below and tell us what healthy food options are available in your community.
The Restoration and Revival of L.A.'s Hollyhock House

The Restoration and Revival of L.A.'s Hollyhock House

Original Airdate April 1, 2015
Nic Cha Kim visits the Hollyhock House, one of L.A.'s most iconic homes designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the early 1920s. After a recent $4.4 million dollar renovation project, many of the original features have been restored and are now viewable to the public.
Surf's Up for Muslim American Females

Surf's Up for Muslim American Females

Original Airdate April 1, 2015
They are a small but dedicated group of Muslim women who love the waves, but also want to dress modestly on the beach.
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

Original Airdate January 14, 2013; Updated March 18, 2015
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

Original Airdate February 3, 2015; Updated March 18, 2015
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

Original Airdate June 1, 2012; Last updated February 18, 2015
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 3, 2015; Updated February 18, 2015
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

Original Airdate December 10, 2009; Updated February 11, 2015
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

Original Airdate February 11, 2015
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

Original Airdate June 4, 2009; Updated February 4, 2015
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.
Call to Adventure: Helping Young Men Reach Their Full Potential

Call to Adventure: Helping Young Men Reach Their Full Potential

Original Airdate February 4, 2015
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; Updated January 28, 2015
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

Original Airdate January 28, 2015
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

Original Airdate December 10, 2010; Updated January 21, 2015
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 June 1, 2012; Updated 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

Original Airdate January 9, 2013; Updated January 14, 2015
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

Original Airdate January 14, 2015
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.
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; Updated December 17, 2014
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

Original Airdate November 6, 2014; Updated December 17, 2014
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; Updated December 10, 2014
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.