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Trump says transgender people can't serve in military

President Donald Trump has announced that the government will not allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military. "The United States Government will not accept or allow ... Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military," Trump wrote in a series of tweets.

SoCal hospitals in an 'arms race' against hackers

As California hospitals get better at protecting patient data, hackers get more sophisticated. "We are probably more vulnerable today," says one expert. L.A. County-USC Medical Center tells KPCC the hospital has an emergency plan for hacking, just as it would for an earthquake.


​Los Angeles Zoo debuts 6-foot-tall baby giraffe

L.A. Zoo visitors are getting their first glimpses of a new baby giraffe. The female Masai giraffe born July 11 made its public debut Wednesday. The new creature, still without a name, stands about 6 feet tall and weighs 156 pounds. It's the second baby born to mother Zainabu and father Philip.

SoCal, What's Good?

Pie Life Pizza

What it is:
If the words "pizza window" sound intriguing, get yourself to Pie Life Pizza as soon as you can. The tiny Pasadena pizza shop offers low-priced slices and whole pies in a variety of topping combinations, served through a window by an always-friendly staff member.
Why it's cool:
In a region where so many restaurants try so hard to be hip, Pie Life’s unassuming vibes — paired with excellent New York-style pizza — make it genuinely cool.
You should know:
While pizza at Pie Life is abundant, parking is limited. Don't plan on getting a spot in the lot Pie Life shares with Pasadena favorite Jones Coffee; instead, snag street parking or take the Gold Line to Fillmore Station and walk up.