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Super Soil: This Could Be the Healthiest Farm in California

Spiraling orchards. Flocks of sheep. Returning to basics. A trip to Apricot Lane Farms in Moorpark, Calif. transports you to an idyllic environment. One that focuses on the natural ebbs and flows of a purposefully created ecosystem and has one very important thing at it’s center -- healthy soil. Here, letting plants go through their natural process of living and dying actually helps regenerate unhealthy soil. Val Zavala looks at cutting-edge environmental practices where soil is king. She also looks at how taking care of our soil can help to combat climate change. Focusing on the future by digging deeper into what’s under our feet.

Featuring Interviews With: 

John Chester, Apricot Lane Farms 

Steven Allison, University of California, Irvine 

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'Cycle of Disrepair' and 'Blowing Concerns'

Los Angeles has some of the worst streets in America and the degradation and disrepair is costing the city millions in costly personal injury claims. What's being done to fix L.A.'s roadways and stop the costly litigation?

Socal Connected investigates Motorized outdoor equipment like leaf blowers and lawnmowers will soon surpass cars as California's top pollutant. In a joint investigation with FairWarning, Socal Connected looks at the politics and pollution behind leafblowers.

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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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