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Coyote Controversy, Urban Beekeeping, Taxidermy

Coyotes have proven themselves extremely adaptable to urban life. Some communities say they are "too adaptable." They want coyotes controlled and even killed to protect their young children and pets. Others believe we can co-exist with coyotes if we know how to adapt to them. Now the National Park Service has launched its first ever coyote tracking project. Reporter Derrick Shore asks, how can we come to terms with coyotes? He meets residents on both sides of the coyote issue, and follows a National Park Service coyote tracker to find out what science can teach us about this clever and sometimes threatening urban dweller.

After more than a century, backyard beekeeping is now legal in the city of Los Angeles. But bees have been under siege from pesticides, pests and pathogens. Is there anything the average person can do to help these remarkable insects? Reporter Cara Santa Maria meets the brainy inventors of a new computer program that can save a hive from destruction, and provide aspiring backyard beekeepers with a high-tech tool for healthy hives.

Behind the dioramas of preserved elephants and mountain lions at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is Tim Bovard, one of the world's premier taxidermists. Unfortunately the number of museum-based taxidermists is shrinking fast. Will taxidermy itself go extinct? Reporter Conor Knighton meets Tim Bovard and discovers a surprising interest in taxidermy nurtured by a woman whose love of animals extends beyond their deaths.

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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.

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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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