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Surf Border Diego Palacios portrait

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LA artists take a symbolic surf across US-Mexico border

Los Angeles artist Diego Palacios and the non-profit art space Machine Project recently spent a day surfing in the ocean at the border between San Diego and Tijuana.

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State of Affairs: Rohrabacher calls on Assange, Gov. Brown's bonds

Political news from the Golden State.
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks as his department releases a broad use-of-force report Tuesday. The report says that when LAPD officers fire at suspects, their targets are disproportionately black or mentally ill.

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Police in California use force against blacks disproportionately

The findings are part of the first-ever report on use of force by the California Department of Justice
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Lin-Manuel Miranda surprises Panorama High

The Hamilton star visited the predominantly Latino school with the message that hard work pays off.

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Why are Trader Joe's parking lots so small?

The chain's first store opened in Pasadena 50 years ago in 1967. And while the company's grown, its parking lots have not.

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LA councilman: Homeless housing needs to build community buy-in

Thanks to city and county voters, Los Angeles has a lot more funding in the pipeline to tackle homelessness. But money isn't the only barrier.

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East Hollywood cafe hopes to be pillar for LGBTQ community

While bars and resource centers are important for the LGBTQ community, Cuties Coffee Bar in East Hollywood hopes to provide a third type of space.
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Comparing young people's views on race to their parents

The racial violence in Charlottesville has a lot of people wondering why race relations in this country continue to be so fraught. 
San Diego Mayor

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San Diego Mayor makes his case for a "new California Republican"

Kevin Faulconer is the GOP mayor of a very liberal city. He says his brand of Republicanism can lead to a "GOP with broad appeal."


After Charlottesville, Dodge ends promotion of Roadkill Nights, GM CEO leaves Trump panel

The violence in Charlottesville has had ripple effects on the auto industry