Recycling center employees sorting through materials | Still from SoCal Connected episode, "Life in Plastic: California's Recycling Woes"

Young Pilots Get Ready for Take Off

At an airport in Compton, a remarkable program is teaching kids to fly before they can drive. Anchor Val Zavala met 7-year-old Lauro Banuelos, one of hundreds of young people who are learning to fly airplanes and helicopters at "Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum" founded by Tuskegee Airmen and ace helicopter pilot Robin Petgrave. It's an inspiring program that is lifting hundreds of Compton kids beyond their circumstances.

Featuring Interviews With:

  • Robin Petgrave, founder, Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum
  • Lauro Banuelos, 7-year-old pilot
  • Macarthur Dandridge, Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum student/pilot
  • Cynthia Hernandez, Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum student/pilot
  • Mykayla Paschal, Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum student/pilot

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A Humboldt town is polarized over allegations of racism and police incompetence surrounding the death of college student Josiah Lawson. 

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The Fight to Know

In the beginning of 2019, California, one of the nation’s most secretive states when it comes to police files, put Senate Bill 1421 into effect. The new law made public thousands of police records pertaining to police dishonesty, sexual assault and use of force. And in an unprecedented move, forty news groups partner to dig into these once-secret police files. But even after a year into the new transparency law, journalists and the public are realizing that the law has its limits when it comes to investigating police misconduct.

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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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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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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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