SOCAL CONNECTED “The Fight To Know”

How L.A. Can Fix Its Iconic Eyesores

In a recent column, L.A. Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne slams the city's iconic public places, from LAX to the L.A. River to Pershing Square. He calls them depressing, dispiriting eyesores -- punchlines. And he has some ideas for improving them. He shares some of those ideas with Madeleine.

You can follow Christopher on Twitter at @HawthorneLAT.

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The L.A. River (Associated Photo Credit: independentman/Flickr/Creative Commons License)

 

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Fire Station 9

Take a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the busiest fire station in the country, where firefighters act as both primary care providers and emergency responders for the nearly 5,000 people living on Skid Row.

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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.

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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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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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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.

The following changes were made to the original episode:
Students featured in the #decisionday section were replaced with new photos.

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