Recycling center employees sorting through materials

'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.

A group of children with facial deformities receive a life changing experience thanks to the efforts of a team of volunteer doctors and nurses. SoCal Connected documents the hometown mission of Mending Kids, a non-profit that provides free surgeries to L.A.'s most vulnerable children. 

 

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Life In Plastic: California’s Recycling Woes

As California deals with the fallout of a global waste crisis, plastic manufacturers continue to spread misleading information about recycling, while spending big on lobbying efforts to keep their products on the shelves.

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Who Killed Josiah?

A Humboldt town is polarized over allegations of racism and police incompetence surrounding the death of college student Josiah Lawson.

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Access Denied

An investigation reveals how the state and many cities have let developers get away for decades with not paying their fair share when they replace affordable lodging with luxury hotels up and down California’s coast.

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Born to Run

LA’s oldest youth running club fights to stay competitive in a local track and field scene that may be running out of steam.

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