Recycling center employees sorting through materials

A New Face of Homelessness

"SoCal Connected" reveals a different form of homelessness; encampments along a riverbed in the affluent community of Santa Clarita. Unlike residents on L.A.'s Skid Row, people like Mike Crosby prefer to remain less visible. Reporter Cara Santa Maria learns how Crosby survives, what caused his life to fall apart. We also talk to law enforcement, a city official, and a shelter director about the limited resources available to the homeless, and what happened after the city cleared the riverbed encampments.

Featuring Interviews With:

  • Tim Davis, executive director, Bridge to Home
  • Gail Morgan, communications manager, Santa Clarita
  • Captain Roosevelt Johnson, captain, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station
  • Mike Crosby

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A Humboldt town is polarized over allegations of racism and police incompetence surrounding the death of college student Josiah Lawson.

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Life In Plastic: California’s Recycling Woes

As California deals with the fallout of a global waste crisis, plastic manufacturers continue to spread misleading information about recycling, while spending big on lobbying efforts to keep their products on the shelves.

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Access Denied

An investigation reveals how the state and many cities have let developers get away for decades with not paying their fair share when they replace affordable lodging with luxury hotels up and down California’s coast.

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Born to Run

LA’s oldest youth running club fights to stay competitive in a local track and field scene that may be running out of steam.

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