Orange County Sumo Wrestler

Grappling With Giants

Sumo wrestling, like many other cultural imports, has found a unique place in the Southern California wrestling scene. Some western wrestling organizations include sumo in their programs and there are dedicated regional clubs that are devoted to practicing the 1,500 year old Japanese sport. But tech writer, Jim Lowerre, is the only fan that’s actually built an authentic sumo ring (dohyo) in his Orange County backyard where he hosts regular sumo events.

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'The Assassin Bugs' and 'Channel Islands'

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.

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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?

She's called the unstoppable woman. Meet one of 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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SoCal Connected

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SoCal Connected

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