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Displaced By Fire Or Earthquake? State Orders Phone Companies To Help You

If a disaster forces you from your home, access to reliable phone service can help you get back on your feet. State utility regulators have voted to require phone companies to provide some essential basic services for survivors.


As Protests In Hong Kong Continue, We Get The Latest On The Ground And Check In On US-China Relations

China’s Communist Party is making it clear that the use of force is still a possibility in Hong Kong, where protestors have gathered the last several months to oppose a controversial extradition bill and call for more political freedoms.


Nuclear Disarmament And What It Means To Dismantle The Treaties That Eased Us Away From Nuclear War With The Soviet Union

A world without nuclear weapons was close to reality in 1986 when Soviet and American leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan were in talks of a 10-year deal to eliminate the countries' arsenals.


Youth Sport Participation Is On The Decline. Why?

The average child today quits playing sports by age 11, spending less than three years on these activities.


LA's Air Is Bad, But Getting Better

Southern California has had almost 80 particularly smoggy days, so far this year. And Friday is another one.


Anaheim Seniors Have A New Ally: An App That Helps Track Their Well-Being

Seniors who are homebound often don’t have a lot of people around to keep track of how they’re doing.


As Some Law Enforcement Agencies Rethink Policy, Is No Response The Best Response When It Comes To Possible Suicide-By Cop Calls?

After initiating a traffic stop on Monday, CHP officer Andre Moye was shot and killed by a suspect whose father now says his son may have been trying to get the police to kill him.


Cut From The Same Cloth: How Directors’ Cuts Compare To Theatrically Released Edits

Just like in the story of Goldilocks, it took director Francis Ford Coppola three tries to find the edit of “Apocalypse Now” that was just right.


New Study Says Long-term Exposure To Air Pollution Can Be Equivalent To Smoking A Pack A Day

Air pollution, especially ground-level ozone, can be linked to increases in emphysema, even among non-smokers and long-term exposure to higher-than-average levels of ozone leads to lung damage similar to that seen in smokers.


You Can Walk To Dodger Stadium And Save Your Parking Money For Dodger Dogs

Fans chant “Let’s Go Dodgers,” but on their drive into Dodger Stadium they don’t go very fast. Cars creep along in traffic that can last well past the first pitch.


Is Following An Ex On Social Media A No-No? Opinions Differ By Age When It Comes To Online Infidelity And Relationships, Report Finds

Is it okay to follow an old flame on social media sites when you’re in a relationship? Are emotional relationships online crossing the line?


What Happens After LA County Supervisors Vote To Cancel Jail Replacement Contract

In a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to cancel a $1.7 billion contract to replace Men’s Central Jail in Downtown Los Angeles.


Collateral Damage: A Look At How California And Los Angeles Prosecute Sex Trafficking, And Who Really Pays The Price

The message has been delivered by Los Angeles leaders time and again in recent years: Local law enforcement is cracking down on human traffickers.


The Perseids are back for their 2019 show

It's August, which means the spectacular Perseids meteor shower is upon us. That said, they're not going to be nearly as bright as they could be given the moon.


Pasadena becomes stage in federal court battle over protected status for some immigrants

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in Pasadena on Wednesday in the Trump administration’s challenge of a lower court decision that last year blocked the government from ending Temporary Protected Status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants.


Five Male USC Students Complained About Student Health Doctor

Fifty men are now suing USC and former student health doctor Dennis Kelly. Five of them say they complained about improper behavior to university administrators.


LAUSD ‘School Performance Framework’ Would Rate Schools On 1-5 Scale

The Los Angeles Unified School District is considering a proposal that would issue ratings for L.A. schools and charters.


AirTalk Checks In With Metro CEO Phil Washington: NextGen Bus Service, Sepulveda Pass Transit Line and more

Phil Washington returns for his recurring visit with AirTalk to discuss the latest MTA news.


Are Lower Participation Numbers For High School Football In California Indicative Of A Larger Decline In The Sport’s Popularity?

High school football participation has dropped by more than 3 percent in the state of California, according to new numbers released earlier this month by the California Interscholastic Federation, the state’s governing body for high school sports.


Survivors Reflect On 20 Years Since LA Jewish Community Center Shooting

With so many mass shootings in our national headlines, it can be hard to process the details of each new tragedy. But many in Los Angeles will never forget the anti-Semitic attack at a Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills 20 years ago.