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Parking Tickets, Cluttered Homes, Mud People, Mount Wilson

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Parking has long been a challenge for Angelenos, especially considering the skyrocketing price of ticket fines. Jennifer Sabih looks at how one group of concerned citizens is fighting to reform the city's parking policy.

We live in a very consumer-oriented culture and Southern California may be among the most materialistic. UCLA researchers spent years visiting people's homes, revealing a startling picture of how we really live. Val Zavala takes a peek inside California's cluttered homes.

Nick Hardcastle encounters the Mudpeople, a tribe of urban primitives who get naked, smear their bodies with mud, and walk -- slowly, deliberately -- around their surroundings.

Meet Steven Padilla, one of the hardworking researchers at Mount Wilson Observatory, who shares some of his detailed sunspot drawings from the past 30 years.