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San Diego may close the book on library fines

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| Library director Misty Jones laid out the idea of eliminating fines for overdue items to a City Council committee last week.

More ICE work site audits underway as enforcement steps up

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Federal immigration agents continue to visit L.A. businesses, gathering hiring records to see if any unauthorized immigrants have been hired.

LAist is coming back — under KPCC management

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The public radio station will own and operate the local news site out of its Pasadena offices.

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Work on Wilshire subway continues amid funding doubts

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Metro broke ground on the second section of the Purple Line to Beverly Hills, but federal funds for the final stretch to Westwood are up in the air.

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Why KPCC is bringing LAist back — an open letter to Southern California

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We want to tell stories that inform, inspire, and connect Angelenos to one another. That’s what KPCC is dedicated to providing, and that’s what LAist was doing when it shut down in November.

OC's homelessness problem is bigger than the Santa Ana riverbed

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While officials work furiously to find housing for those evicted from the riverbed, nearly 5,000 people go without permanent shelter in Orange County on any given night.

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SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

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Californians were hoping for a repeat of the spectacle that occurred during a Dec. 22 Falcon 9 launch during exceptionally clear twilight conditions, but this time the sky was much brighter, making the plume less brilliant.

How LA shaped gospel music

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Gospel may have started in the South, but L.A.'s influence helped to commercialize and popularize the genre outside the church.

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Orange County struggles to find motels to house homeless

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Workers are frantically calling motel owners, seeking rooms for the homeless people being removed from the Santa Ana riverbed.

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