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SoCal Connected

'The Assassin Bugs' and 'Mending Kids'

They’re tiny, weaponized, and carry a potentially deadly payload. They’re called “Assassin Bugs” and they can be as common as the backyard mosquito or as exotic as the so-called “kissing bug"--and they're here in Southern California, spreading some of the deadliest - and neglected- diseases in the world.

A group of children with facial birthmarks and 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 medical treatments for children around the globe - including Los Angeles.

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

SoCal Connected takes a deep dive into L.A.'s housing, the idyllic Apricot Farms and the Los Angeles teenager who took on the oil industry, city hall and the Catholic Church to curb urban oil drilling in her neighborhood - and won.
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'Maybe Babies' and 'Patagonia's Workplace Paradise'

Nearly a million frozen embryos are stored in labs across the nation.
Man Looks at Housing Development in his Backyard in Westchester
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28:29
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'Who Approved That?', 'Animal Court' and 'Energy Saving Family'

As new developments pop up all over L.A., many are asking, 'Who approved that?'
Bail Screen Grab
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26:59
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'Bail Bonds', 'The Comeback Kids' and 'School of Good Works'

The price of freedom for some in the L.A. County Jail system is simply to high a cost. As much as a quarter of the 17,000 in LA's jails are there simply because they cannot make bail. Condors were close to extinction when officials took an aggressive appr
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'Where's Nancy?' and 'The Virus Hunter'

A man's search for his missing wife who suffers from early onset Alzheimers reveals gaps in the system meant to locate and care for the mentally impaired in California. "SoCal Connected" documents the journey to answer, where's Nancy?
Bicycle Accident in L.A.
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27:15
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'Cycle of Disrepair' and 'Blowing Concerns'

Public street disrepair is costing Los Angeles millions in costly personal injury claims.
Park Service workers taking care of a Channel Island fox
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24:49
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'Substandard of Living' and 'Back From The Brink'

SoCal Connected's Deepa Dernandes questions Santa Barbara landlord Dario Pini.
Veteran Tending to a Marijuana Plant
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24:30
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'Airbnbs Gone Wild' and 'Military Buds'

Examine L.A.'s unregulated short-term housing market and an indoor marijuana facility employing veterans.
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26:59
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'Stolen Paychecks' 'Watch Where You Sign' 'The Virus Hunter'

A look at the spike in the number of employers retaliating against undocumented workers.
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'Who Approved That?' 'Animal Court' 'Energy Saving Family

As new developments pop up all over L.A., many are asking, 'Who approved that?'
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