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Damaged Dam

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A tale of two dams

Amid the damage at the Oroville Dam, a $1 billion auxiliary spillway is set to be completed this year at California's Folsom Dam. Both cases represent widely diverging conditions across California's dams, as well as the challenge of maintaining older dams with outdated designs.

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Japanese-Americans remember WWII incarceration

Many of the Japanese Americans incarcerated at Tule Lake had been farmers before the war. At camp, they were employed as field workers, often for $12 a month. Here, incarcerees work in a carrot field.

Many of the incarcerated were farmers, coerced to work the land in the camps. The food they grew was meant for the incarcerated but camp administrators sold it on the open market. Resistance ensued.

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Man walking with wife shot dead in Duarte drive-by attack

A man was fatally shot as he walked toward his home in Duarte Saturday night. Authorities are still looking for the suspect or suspects.

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Historic Lankershim Depot becomes home to new coffee shop

Lankershim Depot in 1950

Friday's opening is the latest development for the Lankershim Depot since its $3.6 million makeover wrapped up in 2014. The depot hasn't been open to the public since 1952.

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Authorities respond to small explosion at Torrance refinery

Torrance ExxonMobile refinery

There were no evacuations or injuries as a result of this explosion, which came exactly two years after the explosion at the refinery that was so massive it registered as a magnitude-1.7 tremor.

Education More

KPCC's LAUSD candidate survey: Lisa Alva

Lisa Alva LAUSD School Board Candidate

Lisa Alva is running for the Los Angeles Unified School Board in the March 7 primary election. Alva hopes to represent District 2.

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Oscar-nominated 'Moonlight' editors on making history in the era of #OscarsSoWhite


Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders are nominated for an Academy Award and she's the first African American woman ever nominated in the editing category.

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Scott Pruitt confirmed to lead Environmental Protection Agency

Scott Pruitt has been confirmed by the Senate to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the EPA's next administrator. Pruitt is a longtime critic of the agency.

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A bit more vitamin D might help prevent colds and flu


An analysis finds that if you're deficient in vitamin D, taking a supplement might cut your risk of respiratory infections. But there's disagreement on what's considered deficient.