'SoCal Connected' Looks at the Choices Facing Lawn-Loving Homeowners During California's Severe Drought | KCET
'SoCal Connected' Looks at the Choices Facing Lawn-Loving Homeowners During California's Severe Drought
BURBANK, CA - May 23, 2014 - SOCAL
CONNECTED, KCET's Emmy and Peabody Award winning series, digs into
the options available to Southern Californians who love their wide, grassy
lawns. The most severe drought in nearly 500 years has triggered
an executive order by Gov. Jerry Brown urging people to reduce water
consumption. SOCAL CONNECTED reporter Jennifer Sabih found some
homeowners who have gotten ahead of the drought and have already said "The Lawn
Goodbye." The story airs on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 8 p.m.
This week's SOCAL CONNECTED also features:
House" - He just may be the landlord from heaven. The inspiring story of one
man who is paying it forward by making his three-bedroom home available to a single mother
and four children who were desperate for a place to live. The rent? $1 a month.
Little-Known Side of Prop 13" - Homeowners love Prop 13 for protecting them
from skyrocketing property taxes. But there's another side to Prop 13 that few
people know about - businesses who have learned how to game the system to keep
their own taxes at 1975 rates. Is it time for reform?
of America" is the Southern California-based Goodyear blimp. As it soars above
all the noise and traffic one lucky man is at the controls of this beloved
dirigible: pilot David Bowling.
"Skin as Canvas" - The
extraordinary work of Japanese tattoo masters is captured in the photography of
Kip Fulbeck, on display at the Japanese American National Museum. Why is this
exquisite work derided in Japan?
SOCAL CONNECTED is anchored by 15-time
Emmy-Award winner, Val Zavala. Contributors to SOCAL CONNECTED include
science journalist Cara Santa Maria, reporters Derrick Shore and Jennifer
Sabih, documentary filmmaker Nic Cha Kim and writer Nick Hardcastle.
SOCAL CONNECTED airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and
repeats Fridays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Weekly segments are also
available online at socalconnected.org.
The television broadcast executive producer for SOCAL CONNECTED is
Val Zavala; digital executive producer, Zach Behrens; and Linda Burns, senior
producer. Pictures are available upon
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