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Thousands of LA's homeless shelter beds are empty. Here's why

Susanica Tam/For KPCC
| Every night, some 43,000 people sleep on the streets of Los Angeles County in tents, cars and makeshift structures. So why do thousands of beds run by the biggest homeless agencies also sit empty each night?

What 'zero tolerance' on border crossings means for SoCal

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The crackdown on illegal entries by families will have an impact in places like Los Angeles, home to a large community of Central Americans where many aim to settle.

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4.5 magnitude earthquake rattles Southern California

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The quake measured with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 struck just before 5 a.m. Tuesday near the rural area of Cabazon, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.

2018 Election: Your guide to the state primary ballot measures

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Here's a quick download on the five state propositions you'll see on your June 5 primary ballot.

Grieving parents pass out thousands of helmets

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After their 19-year-old son was hit while skateboarding and not wearing a helmet, Shaun and Ginger Clark have had a mission.

ICE has blasted California's sanctuary laws, but immigrant arrests in jails are up

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California ICE arrests other than those occurring in the community went from 12,705 in fiscal year 2015 to 14,259 in fiscal year 2017.

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Regulation could be checking in to LA's Airbnbs

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It's a victory to those who believe short-term rentals are displacing families trying to find affordable housing. But some hosts call the rules "excessive."

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How should the new Artesia rail go through DTLA?

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L.A. Metro is seeking public comment on eight route options that would take the Artesia light rail line through crowded downtown.

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Orange County still awaiting new homeless shelter sites

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Despite a series of failed attempts to set up new homeless shelters in Orange County, local leaders and advocates for the homeless say there's no turning back.