Social workers investigated family of dead Echo Park boy 6 times

An 11-year-old boy found dead in his mother's closet last week had been the subject of multiple reports to child welfare authorities.

SoCal fans mourn iconic singer Juan Gabriel

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In Southern California, fans of the Mexican singer Juan Gabriel are remembering a towering figure who transcending pop music to become a cultural icon for millions.

California energy officials back off power outages predictions

The original predictions that the L.A. Basin could see 14 days of power outages this summer were based on some faulty premises, an independent analysis says.

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Gene Wilder, star of classics like 'Willy Wonka,' dies at 83

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Wilder's nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died late Sunday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

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Commentary: RIP Juan Gabriel, the greatest songwriter of his generation

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Gabriel was 66 when he died at home this past Sunday. KPCC's education correspondent remembers the star for who he was: the greatest songwriter of his generation.

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Depression treatment often doesn't go to those most in need

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Most people with depression aren't getting treatment, a study finds, while people who aren't depressed are prescribed antidepressants they don't need. Ethnicity and income level have a lot to do with that.

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The strange, twisted story behind Seattle's blackberries

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Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.