SoCal Connected on KCET
Dec 29

Wildlife Center, The Last Bookstore, Dumpster Divers, AC-100

Venture inside the California Wildlife Center as staff and volunteers work to rescue and rehabilitate sick, injured, and orphaned animals. Reporter Cara Santa Maria follows the rehabilitation and release of two elephant seals off the Malibu coast.

Nic Cha Kim visits The Last Bookstore, which has become a cornerstone for the downtown Los Angeles community. Owner Josh Spencer discusses how his shop grew from a small loft in 2005 to California's largest independent bookstore.

Meet people who take environmentalism to a new extreme. Dumpster divers are a rare breed of preservationists who can't stand to see good food thrown away, so they rescue it.

Find out what it takes to finish the "AC-100" -- an annual 100-mile endurance race in the San Gabriel Mountains above Los Angeles.