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SoCal Connected

'Cycle of Disrepair' and 'Blowing Concerns'

Los Angeles has some of the worst streets in America and the degradation and disrepair is costing the city millions in costly personal injury claims. What's being done to fix L.A.'s roadways and stop the costly litigation?

Socal Connected investigates Motorized outdoor equipment like leaf blowers and lawnmowers will soon surpass cars as California's top pollutant. In a joint investigation with FairWarning, Socal Connected looks at the politics and pollution behind leafblowers.

Update (11/17/17): Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that Bureau of Street Lighting (BSL) Director Ed Ebrahimian and Bureau of Street Services (BSS) Director Nazario Sauceda are both retiring from the Department of Public Works. 

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

In 2019, California, one of the nation’s most secretive states when it comes to police files, put SB1421 into effect. But a year into the new transparency law, journalists and the public are realizing that the law may not be as transparent as expected.
SOCAL CONNECTED “Fire Station 9”
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Fire Station 9

Take a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the busiest fire station in the country, where firefighters act as both primary care providers and emergency responders for the nearly 5,000 people living on Skid Row.
Marijuana plants with law enforcement officers behind it | Still from SoCal Connected "Cannabis Country"
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27:20
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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.
Students sit at a desk | Still from SoCal Connected's "Under Pressure"
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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.
Girl in foreground stretching, with teammates stretching behind her | Still from "Born to Run", SoCal Connected
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Born to Run

Socal Connected looks at what happened to LA Jets’ Obea Moore and the current state of youth track and field today.