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Marie Targonski-O’Brien

Marie Targonski-O'Brien reporting at a protest in Santa Ana, Calif.

Marie Targonski-O’Brien is a writer, reporter and digital producer based in Los Angeles. She graduated from USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism with a M.S. in Journalism in 2017 and is a former Associate Producer for KCET’s award-winnng news magazine show, SoCal Connected.

Marie Targonski-O'Brien reporting at a protest in Santa Ana, Calif.
V & M Iron Works
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SoCal Connected

What Does a Million Dollar Contract Get You in Maywood?

A 2016 state audit found Maywood is over $15 million in debt. The city awarded V & M Iron Works, a city maintenance contractor, almost $1 million.
Maywood City Council Meeting
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SoCal Connected

In Maywood it's Recalls, Hires and Fires

During Wednesday’s city council meeting, the mayor was served with recall papers, a new interim city manager was unexpectedly hired and a woman called for the council to stop employing city officials who sexually harass women.
Military Buds
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SoCal Connected

California Cracks Down on Unlicensed Commercial Cannabis Operations

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control has issued more than 1,000 cease and desist letters to marijuana businesses operating without state licenses.
Student Holding Sign and Rose
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SoCal Connected

Southern California Students Participate in National Student Walkout

About 200 students, parents and community members participated in a national high school walkout event at Redondo Union High School to protest gun violence.
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
Uber Sign on Dashboard of Car
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SoCal Connected

How To Know if You are an Independent Contractor or an Employee

Just because you are being paid as an independent contractor doesn’t necessarily mean you are one in the eyes of the law.  The difference can cost the workers thousands of dollars and rob them of labor protections, like overtime and workers compensation.
Val Zavala in studio circa 1988
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SoCal Connected

Southern California Anchor and Producer, Val Zavala, Retires After 30 Years with KCET

Val Zavala, anchor, producer and award-winning journalist, of KCET’s “SoCal Connected” is retiring after three decades of covering Los Angeles.
Protestors Gather Outside of 7-Eleven After Rumors of ICE Raid
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SoCal Connected

Community Activists in Koreatown Fight to Keep ICE out of their Neighborhoods

Community activists and residents gathered outside of a 7-Eleven in Koreatown this morning after rumors surfaced that agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, would be conducting legal employment verifications of the staff.
Nancy Paulikas In Hat
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SoCal Connected

Missing in L.A.: How Did a Woman Vanish in Plain Sight?

On October 15, 2016 Nancy Paulikas, a 55-year-old resident of Manhattan Beach, visited Los Angeles County Museum of Art with her husband when she disappeared and hasn't been seen since.
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