Veteran Tending to a Marijuana Plant

'Airbnbs Gone Wild' and 'Military Buds'

In its season premiere episode, SoCal Connected has found neighbors throughout L.A. filing lawsuits, restraining orders and calling the police on each other, all over the arrival of short term rentals. Can these Airbnb turf wars be settled by City Hall leaders? Will self regulation of the short term rental industry be a better solution to L.A.'s enforcement challenges? SoCal Connected's Nic Cha Kim dives into L.A.'s short term rental challenge.

Indoor marijuana production is booming across Southern California and expected to bring in seven billion dollars statewide once it's legalized for recreational as well as medicinal use next year. So Cal Connected's Vince Beiser goes behind the scenes with an entrepreneurial pot farmer who is training military veterans to work in the marijuana industry. Not only are Vets uniquely qualified to do the difficult, disciplined work indoor farming requires, but some are finding cannabis has added benefits for them as well. 

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'Freelance Nation' and 'Made in L.A.'

With the rise of the super-temp, comes the increase income inequality. What happens when half the workforce are gig workers? SoCal Connected follows an Uber driver who lost his job and is struggling to support his family as an independent contractor. 

How one of L.A.'s most successful entrepreneurs, Cisco Pinedo, is building a brand, furniture and community all at the same time.

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'Stolen Paychecks,' 'Watch Where You Sign' and 'The Virus Hunter'

A look at the spike in the number of employers retaliating against undocumented workers when they complain of stolen wages.

What is the legal loophole that transforms neighborhoods and gets developments built without consent from the community? SoCal Connected investigates.

She's called the unstoppable woman. Meet one 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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'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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'Substandard of Living' and 'Mending Kids'

Landlord Dario Pini calls himself a savior of Santa Barbara's working class, but the District Attorney— and many of his tenants have other words to describe him. SoCal Connected questions one of Southern California's most notorious landlords about allegations that he's more of a slumlord than a savior.

  • 2018-06-12T13:00:00-07:00
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'Who Approved That?,' 'Super Soil,' and 'Oil Activist'

As developments continue to pop up all over L.A., some residents are questioning who approves them. SoCal Connected takes a deep dive into L.A.'s housing and asks if the single family home is an endangered species 

It's considered some of the richest super soil in California. Get a close look at the idyllic Apricot Farms, where cutting-edge environmental practices and old school farming techniques are producing some of the purest produce around.

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