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Congratulations to our fall member drive sweepstakes winners!

Grace Lee gave the two tickets to Game 1 of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium she won from a KPCC fall sweepstakes to her husband and son.
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Thanks to more than 10,800 KPCC listeners who supported the station during our Power to the Public fall member drive! Your support powers KPCC and keeps independent journalism strong in Southern California. We had a lot of exciting giveaways during our member drive, and here are the results:

  1. Two tickets to Game 1 of the 2017 World Series: Astros v. Dodgers
    • Grace Lee from Los Angeles
  2. Two tickets to Game 2 of the 2017 World Series: Astros v. Dodgers
    • Sherry Allison from Brea
  3. Two tickets to Game 7 of the 2017 World Series: Astros v. Dodgers
    • Chris Cerf from Culver City
  4. Two tickets to Hamilton in Hollywood on Oct. 26
    • Natalee Jaquays from Woodland Hills
  5. Two tickets to Hamilton in Hollywood on Oct. 28
    • Brandyce Howard from Long Beach
  6. Two tickets to Hamilton in Hollywood and a one-night hotel stay
    • Preston Caves from Manhattan Beach
  7. Two tickets to A Prairie Home Companion live at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Oct. 28
    • Christina Harris from Los Angeles
  8. Two tickets to the Infinity Mirrors exhibition at the Broad
    • Marin Anderson from Huntington Beach; Kelly Chaves from Van Nuys; Seham Constantine from Pasadena; Betty Fox from Los Angeles; Milton Goldman from Santa Monica; Britanny Gutierrez from Van Nuys; Mark Hill from San Pedro; Diane Whiffen from Altadena
  9. Two tickets to a private tour of Shepard Fairey's new art exhibition in Los Angeles on Dec. 2
    • Mike Antos, Samantha Case, Sandra Castellanos, Melanie Edward, Meghan Gallagher, Rich Husong, Vera Lawrence, Elizabeth Lenthall, Ronna Mandel, Bisanne Masoud, David Mesfin, Delaine Moore, Cristen Rasmussen, Debra Silverman, Kathleen Smith, Shirley Spitzer, Kelly Thomas, Apollo Victoria, Kate Volpe, Leslie Winston, Celia Yang Nelson
  10. Three-night stay in a two-bedroom suite at the Pantai Inn in La Jolla
    • Samantha Levy from Los Angeles
  11. Apple iPad
    • Yvonne Emus from Glendale; Judith Schuller from Bellflower; Juan Barraza from Los Angeles

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KPCC joins national project to raise awareness of hate crimes

Members of the Society of Arab Students gather at the University of California Irvine.
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Hate crimes routinely make headlines across the country. Yet there is no reliable national database tracking them. KPCC is pleased to announce it is joining the Documenting Hate project, a coalition of organizations working with community members to create a database of hate crimes across the country.

The effort is led by ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom. The stories we gather will inform upcoming ProPublica’s reporting as well as KPCC programming, beginning with “Free speech vs. hate speech on college campuses,” a November 30 in-person conversation that will focus on freedom of speech and combatting hate speech on Southern California campuses and communities. (In California, violent and hostile confrontations are on track to double this year, according to a report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.)

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#SoCalSoCurious: Vote on your favorite question about Costco

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KPCC journalists want to answer your burning questions about Costco as part of our ongoing “SoCal. So Curious.” project.

We recently invited KPCC listeners to let us know what piques their curiosity when it comes to Costco, and now it’s time to vote up the question that most interests you.

 

You can always ask a new question or check out what we’ve reported out so far.

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#SoCalSoCurious: What have you always wanted to know about Costco?

Costco customers in Alhambra reach out to grab a slice of a moon cake.
KPCC/Wendy Lee

Fact: People are obsessed with Costco. And while we all know about the free samples and $1.50 hot dogs, there’s still so much more we’d like to figure out when it comes to this giant retailer.

Whether you’re after insider tips on how to avoid crowds, curious about parking or dying to figure whether that whole “buy your casket at Costco” thing is real, we want to know your questions. We’ll work to answer them as part of our ongoing “SoCal. So Curious.” project. 

Your questions will be voted on by fellow community members, and they might help inform KPCC's programming online, on-air and in person. You can enter your question and contact information below.

 

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#SoCalSoCurious: Vote on your favorite question about the beach

Paul Manasefi, 12, center, talks with John Zein, 13, as they fish on the Hermosa Beach Pier.
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KPCC journalists want to answer your burning questions about the Southern California coastline as part of our ongoing “SoCal. So Curious.” project.
 
We recently invited KPCC listeners to let us know what piques their curiosity when it comes to the beach, and now it’s time to vote up the question that most interests you.

 

You can always ask a new question or check out what we’ve reported out so far.

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