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Lata Pandya is a former producer for KCET'S SoCal Connected. From local politics to the arts, Lata has covered a wide range of stories with the newsmagazine.

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SoCal Connected

LA County Tests Tracking Device That Helps Locate Alzheimer's Patients

LA County Board of Supervisors approved the Bring Our Loved Ones Home Initiative. It outlines 17 strategies to prevent and respond to wandering among those suffering from Alzheimer's, dementia, autism and other memory related impairments.
Boyle Heights Trash Facility, Clean Up America
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SoCal Connected

How a Pile of Trash in Boyle Heights Came to Cost Millions of Dollars

In Los Angeles County criminal court, business owners and fire, sanitation and environmental safety officials testified about the difficulty of putting out one of the city’s largest ever landfill fires and the cost of cleaning it up.
Brown water displayed on a table in Compton, CA from Sativa Water District
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SoCal Connected

Did the Sativa Water District Pay for a Board Member's Surgery?

A county agency today voted to dissolve the Sativa Los Angeles County Water District in Compton, after hearing dozens of public comments accusing district officials of mismanagement, including an allegation that they paid for a board member’s surgery.
Carol Gomez, Clinical Director Program For Torture Victims
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SoCal Connected

Hundreds of Torture Survivors Adjust to New Life in SoCal with Organization’s Help

The Program for Torture Victims helps survivors of torture find new life in America. PTV helped more than 300 clients in Southern California last year, and nearly all of them are also applying for asylum. As the asylum process becomes more difficult, so d
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 7, 2014: Labor groups and workers, including John Beard, with the LA Black
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SoCal Connected

Which L.A. Employers are Accused of Stealing Paychecks?

Los Angeles is the wage theft capital of the U.S.. Read our investigation into the companies accused of stealing from their workers.
California State Capital in Sacramento
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SoCal Connected

New Details of Sexual Harassment Investigations into State Lawmakers

Documents released Friday by the California Legislature detail sexual harassment claims against several state lawmakers and high level employees, with some of the allegations dating back over a decade. None of the elected officials were punished, accordin
Exide Lead Clean Up Notice
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SoCal Connected

Finally a Cleanup Plan for Exide Contamination

The California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) released its final cleanup plan of the Exide battery plant in July. It looks to cleanup to clean up the community, but does it go far enough? 
Trash at Chiquita Canyon Landfill
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SoCal Connected

Wasted: Surprising Facts About All That Stuff You Throw Away

Every day millions of Californians throw things away without thinking about where it all ends up. We waded into the numbers to find out where all of our trash goes. Here's what we unearthed. 
Kennedy and Jaden at LAYN offices
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Homeless and Transgender: Searching for Shelter and Acceptance

LGBTQ homeless youth are among the most vulnerable, fighting early traumas, bullying, and coping with finding their identity.
Diversion programs may keep mentally ill inmates out of jail and get them the help they need, found the report.
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ACLU Seeks Alternatives For Mentally Ill Heading to Jail

A report released today outlines recommendations that would help establish alternatives to jail that would better serve inmates with mental illness who have been charged with non-violent offenses
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