Students sit at a desk | Still from SoCal Connected's "Under Pressure"

'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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Cannabis Country

State and local regulators are overwhelmed and outgunned when it comes to closing down California’s poisonous pot pipeline.

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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.

  • 2019-12-25T21:00:00-08:00
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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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Born to Run

The Los Angeles Jets youth track and field club is one of the oldest and most established running teams in California. It was founded in South Los Angeles in 1973 by then West Vernon Elementary school teacher Ron Moore.  Five years later James Robertson and Booker Woods joined as coaches and the team became one of the largest co-ed running groups in the city.

  • 2020-01-02T04:00:00-08:00
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Under Pressure

Parents are willing to spend thousands to get the competitive edge in the college admissions process, but at what cost? Socal Connected takes a revealing look at the high stakes world of the for-profit education consultant business.

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