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Parking Tickets, Cluttered Homes, Mud People, Mount Wilson

Season 6, Episode 16

Parking has long been a challenge for Angelenos, especially considering the skyrocketing price of ticket fines. Jennifer Sabih looks at how one group of concerned citizens is fighting to reform the city's parking policy.

We live in a very consumer-oriented culture and Southern California may be among the most materialistic. UCLA researchers spent years visiting people's homes, revealing a startling picture of how we really live. Val Zavala takes a peek inside California's cluttered homes.

Nick Hardcastle encounters the Mudpeople, a tribe of urban primitives who get naked, smear their bodies with mud, and walk -- slowly, deliberately -- around their surroundings.

Meet Steven Padilla, one of the hardworking researchers at Mount Wilson Observatory, who shares some of his detailed sunspot drawings from the past 30 years.

 

 

 

 

 

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Homeless Special

On any given night, 47,000 men, women, and children live on the streets of Los Angeles – sleeping in tents, cars, on sidewalks, and in emergency shelters. The enormity of the homeless crisis led SoCal Connected to ask the difficult questions: How do we create more affordable housing? Are we willing to pay for critical services such as mental health counseling, medical care, job training, and alcohol/drug rehab programs? With limited resources available, how do we decide who gets helped first? And how do we prevent more people from ending up on the streets every day?

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Human Trafficking, Driving in the 1930s, Derelict Icons, Cuddle Sanctuary

Season 7, Episode 24

Young girls sold on the streets of L.A. are victims of human trafficking.

Weekly hug sessions give people the benefits of human touch.

Classic automobiles get new life without losing their weathered charm.

Historical footage of a dangerous Hollywood intersection before traffic signals.

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Safe Parking for the Homeless, Freezing Plants, L.A. Eco-Village, Penguins and iPads

Season 7, Episode 25

Homeless people living in cars and vans need safe overnight parking. Does Santa Barbara have the solution? 

A scientist at the Huntington Botanical Gardens is finding a way to freeze succulents that could go extinct. 

The Eco-Village is an "intentional community" of people who live sustainably, affordably and cooperatively in the middle of LA.

Penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific enjoy chasing virtual mice on an iPad. 

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