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Rising Acidity in the Oceans Causing Problems for the Oyster Population

Rising acidity in oceans, due to an increased presence of CO2, is bad news for the oyster population. Madeleine Brand does her first field report for SoCal Connected on how industrial pollution is pushing the pH of the ocean to new never-before-seen levels, and in turn, causing marine animals' protective shells to become weaker and more susceptible to predators. Next a story on Southern California sea lion populations which have increased dramatically, becoming a nuisance because of their noise, smell and tendency to take over a location. Californians are having a difficult time finding a solution that works for both man and animal. And something new in billboards: artist Stephen Glassman has a plan to turn some of the signs into sustainable living bamboo gardens.

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S8 E2: Coastal Housing Crisis

SUBSTANDARD OF LIVING

In this episode, SoCal Connected's Deepa Dernandes meets with Dario Pini, a landlord who calls himself a savior of Santa Barbara’s working class, but the City—and many of his tenants—have a different take on Pini. SoCal Connected looks at whether this self-proclaimed savior is actually a slumlord, and why it's taken officials nearly three decades to stop him.


BACK FROM THE BRINK

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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. a group of children with facial birthmarks and deformities receive a life changing experience thanks to the efforts of a team of volunteer doctors and nurses.

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