Val Zavala

No Car-tastrophe in '84

Angelenos are bracing for the worst of all possible weekends. In car-conscious Southern California, the 405 shutdown is the equivalent of a natural disaster.

But look what happened in 1984, when the Los Angeles Olympics brought the same dire predictions of total gridlock. The region somehow managed to avoid massive freeway congestion and transit meltdown. What did they do right?

Here's a somewhat off-kilter look back from SoCal Rewind — our on-going series of reports illustrating that those who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Airdates

Aid-in-Dying Now an Option, Space Mission to Europa, Kids with Cancer and Cameras

Season 7, Episode 26

Terminally ill Californians now have access to lethal prescriptions when pain and suffering become unbearable. 

The Jet Propulsion Lab prepares for a mission to one of Jupiter's moons.

A couple who lost their son to cancer help other sick children discover photography.

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The Way Home

SoCal Connected explores permanent solutions to LA's homeless crisis with studio guests and video profiles of formerly homeless individuals, hosted by Val Zavala. Profiles are of a veteran, a young man from the Foster Care system and a single mother. Studio guests are L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn, Mark Horvath from Invisible People, Jill Bauman from Imagine LA, Celina Alvarez from Housing Works, Will Watts from Public Counsel and Wendy Greuel from the L.A. Homeless Services Authority.

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Coastal Housing Crisis

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SoCal Connected

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