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

'Lost Angels' Takes a Closer Look at Life on Skid Row

 

When he was working as 2nd unit director on "The Soloist," Thomas Napper caught a glimpse of a world most people probably find frightening and avoid at all costs -- Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. However, during the two-year course of making the documentary film "Lost Angels," Napper realized that Skid Row is as much a community brought together by friendship and caring as it is by the common misfortunes of drug addiction, violence, and mental illness. He spoke to Madeleine about the film and some of its characters.

 

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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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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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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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