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Solar Panels, Feral Cats, Route 66, Living the Dream

Rooftop solar panels are becoming easier to install and more affordable than ever, providing a growing number of homeowners with cost-effective renewable energy. But big utilities are lobbying against them. Derrick Shore finds out why.

Los Angeles is home to millions of feral cats that wreak havoc in many neighborhoods. However, Judy Muller discovers that the wild felines have vocal, passionate friends who are pushing for a citywide "no-kill" policy.

Val Zavala travels down Route 66 to visit a new exhibit at the Autry National Center exploring the fact and fiction behind the road and its impact on American popular culture.



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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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Aid-in-Dying Now an Option, Space Mission to Europa, Kids with Cancer and Cameras

Season 7, Episode 26

Terminally ill Californians now have access to lethal prescriptions when pain and suffering become unbearable. 

The Jet Propulsion Lab prepares for a mission to one of Jupiter's moons.

A couple who lost their son to cancer help other sick children discover photography.

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Organic Waste, U.S. Bank Tower, Educated and Homeless, Handful of Cards

Season 7, Episode 27

Food scraps are turned into fuel at a state-of-the-art Orange County recycling center.

A close-up view of the colorful light show from the top of downtown's U.S. Bank tower. 

A graduate student at UCLA has a secret. He has chosen to live in his car.

The amazing dexterity of twins who have mastered the art of "cardistry." 

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Season 7 Episode 29

LA’s Johnny Appleseed of Trees – Landscaper Brent Green has planted hundreds of trees across Los Angeles to increase the tree canopy, cool the planet and improve the air. Teaching Compton Kids how to Fly – Kids as young as seven learn to fly planes from expert pilot Robin Petgrave who has proven youngsters can soar beyond their circumstances. Nine-Year-Old Animal Lover Pushes for Meatless Mondays - Genesis Butler grew up in Long Beach but her love of farm animals made her an articulate advocate for going vegan.

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