Park Service workers taking care of a Channel Island fox

'Substandard of Living' and 'Back From The Brink'

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

Get an exclusive look at one of country's most beautiful and least visited national parks and see why it's often called the Galapagos of North America. It's home to one of the biggest comebacks in wildlife history. Travel with Val Zavala to the Channel Islands and learn how the Island Fox came back from the brink of extinction. 

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'Freelance Nation' and 'Made in L.A.'

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How one of L.A.'s most successful entrepreneurs, Cisco Pinedo, is building a brand, furniture and community all at the same time.

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'Stolen Paychecks,' 'Watch Where You Sign' and 'The Virus Hunter'

A look at the spike in the number of employers retaliating against undocumented workers when they complain of stolen wages.

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She's called the unstoppable woman. Meet one the world's top virus hunters, who travels to the most remote parts of the planet to identify and stop pandemics.

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'The Assassin Bugs' and 'Channel Islands'

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'Substandard of Living' and 'Mending Kids'

Landlord Dario Pini calls himself a savior of Santa Barbara's working class, but the District Attorney— and many of his tenants have other words to describe him. SoCal Connected questions one of Southern California's most notorious landlords about allegations that he's more of a slumlord than a savior.

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'Who Approved That?,' 'Super Soil,' and 'Oil Activist'

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