Private Property sign in foreground with beach behind it | Still from "Access Denied" on SoCal Connected

In 'Special Special Special,' Maria Bamford Finds the Funny in Her Mental Illness

When Maria Bamford steps onto the stage, nothing is off limits. She is fearless. And in her last comedy special, appropriately named "The Special Special Special,"the acclaimed comedian very openly discusses the not-so-funny topic of mental illness, from which she suffers.

She talked to Madeleine about dealing with mental illness, her career, and her parents - as only she can.

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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

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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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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Students featured in the #decisionday section were replaced with new photos.

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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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