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Environment & Science

Does trapping and killing coyotes actually work?

Arcadia became the latest SoCal city to start lethal control after residents' reports of dogs being eaten, cats disappearing and of being stalked by coyotes. Animal rights activists have protested the move saying trapping and killing is inhumane and does little to reduce the coyote population.

Arts & Entertainment

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

The region is expecting a storm, but there's still a way to make your own splash this weekend. From immersive art, to the L.A. Cookie Con & Sweets Show, to the Long Beach Comic Expo, to Mardi Gras in Venice, to a Scottish Festival at The Queen Mary, see our full roundup of events.

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SoCal, What's Good?

The Cactus Store

What it is:
Welcome to the world of cactuses. For a 200 square-foot shop, it's easy to get lost in the myriad cactuses of all sizes from around the world. Just don't forget to watch where you're walking!
Why it's cool:
The shop stocks all sorts of cactuses, including strange genetic mutants, small succulents and cactuses that are older than most of the folks who stop by the store just for an Instagram photo.
You should know:
The shop is small and is open for limited hours, so be prepared to wait for your turn to enter. Also, if you fall in love with a bigger cactus (and some are quite large), don't worry about fitting it in your Prius. The Cactus Store is happy to deliver your new prickly friend.