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E-scooters will stay in Santa Monica...on some conditions

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| Santa Monica officials announced details of a new pilot program with e-scooter and bike share companies — and the new rules that will go along with it.

Homelessness: I feel your pain, or do I?

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As cities look for ways to tackle homelessness and the state pours half a billion dollars into finding solutions, one reporter looks at the science of empathy.

Will more LA immigration judges ease growing case backlog?

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Los Angeles has the nation's second-largest backlog of immigration court cases, second only to New York. New immigration judges are being hired, but are they enough?

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Long Beach Cambodians seek a stronger political voice

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Long Beach is home to the largest group of Cambodians in the country, but they lack a political voice. Now some are pushing to redraw City Council boundaries.

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Metrolink remembers its deadliest train crash 10 years later

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It’s been 10 years since 25 people died and 100 were injured in Chatsworth. Officials at the memorial said safety updates since 2008 have prevented collisions since.

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Bridge housing project opens doors to its first residents

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The facility gets people off the streets and on track to find permanent homes. But the beds filled up quickly, and there were still dozens sleeping in tents nearby.

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Officials unveil $300 million San Gabriel train trench

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The new 1.4-mile train trench brings railroads below traffic. It will save over 1,700 delayed hours waiting for the train to pass. And it saves more than just time.

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Fatal kayak accident stirs up boat safety questions

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After a power boat struck a kayaker on Labor Day in Marina del Rey, some question boat safety rules. But residents and professionals say the rules aren't the problem.

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Recognizing the art of the labor movement

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Latino studies teacher Irene Sanchez received this year's Joe Hill poetry award at the Labor Day parade in Wilmington.

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