A man operates a leafblower in the park

Blowing Concerns

Suburban sprawl in SoCal is nothing without manicured lawns and gardens. But in order to maintain them, we depend on gardening equipment like leaf blowers, mowers and hedge trimmers. Unfortunately those tools are often powered by smog-spewing motors that will soon surpass cars as the biggest polluters in California! In a joint reporting project with the investigative journalists at FairWarning, SoCal Connected found little attention is focused on the health risks created by our lush machine-maintained landscapes. And a lot of push back happens when cities actually try regulating their use.

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'The Assassin Bugs' and 'Channel Islands'

They’re tiny, weaponized, and carry a potentially deadly payload. They’re called “Assassin Bugs” and they can be as common as the backyard mosquito or as exotic as the so-called “kissing bug"--and they're here in Southern California, spreading some of the deadliest - and neglected- diseases in the world.

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'Where's Nancy?' and 'The Virus Hunter'

A man's search for his missing wife who suffers from early onset Alzheimers reveals gaps in the system meant to locate and care for the mentally impaired in California. "SoCal Connected" documents the journey to answer, where's Nancy?

She's called the unstoppable woman. Meet one of the world's top virus hunters, who travels to the most remote parts of the planet to identify and stop pandemics.

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