City of Fullerton police cars in a parking lot | Still from SoCal Connected's "The Fight to Know"

Big Dam Mistake

The LA Times reported that the Matilija Dam near Ojai now sports a giant pair of scissors and a dotted line across its face, thanks to some anonymous artists.

Their message, apparently, is that it's time for the dam to go.

Rewind to the year 2000 and you can hear the same call echoing through the canyons of the Ventura River. Life & Times reporter Philip Bruce found that even then, critics viewed the dam as a colossal mistake.

SoCal Rewind is an on-going series bringing you past reports on the issues of today. By drawing on KCET's extensive archive of Southern California news, culture and public affairs, we seek to inform current events by providing a little historical perspective, and maybe answer the question: Is there anything new under the SoCal sun?

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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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Students featured in the #decisionday section were replaced with new photos.

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