Val Zavala

Squatter's Rights and Wrongs

Nationwide, squatters are becoming a serious issue for homeowners and new buyers. Correspondent Judy Muller takes a deeper look at the situation here in Southern California and finds out that squatters are not only seeking temporary refuge in empty homes, they're now furnishing them and illegally putting them up for rent on websites like Craigslist. Then, following the success of the ethno-archaeological book "Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century," Val Zavala profiles what the lives of those featured in the book look like and examines how the authors took an archaeological approach to modern 'material culture.' And finally we take a look at the latest in job occupations: chicken sitter.



Upcoming Airdates

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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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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Coastal Housing Crisis

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