Girl in foreground stretching, with teammates stretching behind her | Still from "Born to Run", SoCal Connected

A Soldier's Story

The numbers are alarming. One in seven female service members will be a victim of military sexual trauma, or MST. And many of those women will never report their attacks. Once stateside, female vets may have trouble finding the expert care they need to treat the trauma.

One of the few residential treatment facilities for MST is in Long Beach, VA. It is there homeless female vets begin 12 weeks of intensive therapy, learning practical skills to deal with the shame, guilt and blame that goes along with being a victim of rape. Many of these women also experience PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), which compounds the problem.

We take a rare glimpse into the treatment program with the help of Brave New Foundation. Female veteran Angie Peacock documented her stay at the Long Beach, VA Renew program and videotaped her experience. Her experience highlights the specialized needs of female veterans.

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Born to Run

The Los Angeles Jets youth track and field club is one of the oldest and most established running teams in California. It was founded in South Los Angeles in 1973 by then West Vernon Elementary school teacher Ron Moore.  Five years later James Robertson and Booker Woods joined as coaches and the team became one of the largest co-ed running groups in the city.

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Under Pressure

Parents are willing to spend thousands to get the competitive edge in the college admissions process, but at what cost? Socal Connected takes a revealing look at the high stakes world of the for-profit education consultant business.

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Cannabis Country

State and local regulators are overwhelmed and outgunned when it comes to closing down California’s poisonous pot pipeline.

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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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Who Killed Josiah?

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

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