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Homeless Advocates Protest Echo Park Cleanup

| Members of several groups of homeless advocates from across Los Angeles converged on a homeless encampment at the north end of Echo Park Lake on Feb. 12 to protest the routine weekly litter collection.

Special Report: Deceit, Disrepair and Death Inside a Southern California Rental Empire

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Bedbugs. Mold. Typhus. The list of problems at some of Southern California’s low-rent properties is extensive. Many of the tenants who endure these issues all have one thing in common: a management company, PAMA Management, and a landlord, Mike Nijjar, with a long track record of frequent evictions and health and safety violations.

Our Mission: Why We Are Activists For Truth

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As journalists come under attack, we explain why and how we do our jobs in the KPCC newsroom.

Local Charities Process Year-End Rush Of Donations

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Goodwill, the Salvation Army, and others got a flood of contributions from people seeking to get under the wire before the Dec. 31 tax contribution deadline.

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Iranian General's Killing Stirs Strong Emotions In L.A.'s Iranian Community

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Los Angeles is home to the largest Iranian population outside of Iran. The killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Suleimani is generating some strong emotions here. KPPC’s Josie Huang reports from Persian Square in Westwood.

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Westminster Voters To Decide Whether To Recall Three Top Officials

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Voters in Westminster will decide this spring whether to recall its mayor and two city councilmembers. The Orange County Registrar of Voters has signed off on petitions for a recall election.

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Shogun Santa Returns to Little Tokyo After Tragic Loss

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LA’s Asian Santa tradition is back. Shogun Santa has returned to Little Tokyo after a big loss in the community last year.  

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Famed Hmong Singer Dies In Fresno Shooting

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Fans of Hmong YouTuber Xy Lee are in mourning today. The singer, who has ties to Long Beach, was among four killed in a Sunday night shooting in Fresno.  

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LA Leaders Working To Avoid Census Undercount Of Asians

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The 2020 Census kicks off in a matter of weeks. Census officials say Asian immigrants are “hard-to-count” because many have limited English and distrust government. 

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