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The nerve center for stormy L.A.

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| During a storm, when roads are flooding and mud is flowing, critical decisions get made at the Los Angeles County Public Works operations center in Alhambra.

Episode 2 of KPCC's newest podcast is out

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The Big One just hit. You're racing to get to your family, about a 15-mile walk home. On your way, you encounter injured people, burning buildings, and a city that looks less and less like the one you’ve always known. Continue your survival journey today in episode 2: “Your Walk Home.”

Spanish-Speaking Parents May Be At A Disadvantage During LAUSD Strike

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Thousands of LAUSD teachers are on strike. The district is over 70 percent Latino or Hispanic and serves many non-English-speaking families. How are they getting information about the strike? 

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LA council members want to restrict contributions from big developers

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Developers of large residential and commercial buildings would be barred from contributing if their projects require approvals from city officials.

Here's what one parent of a disabled LAUSD student says about the potential strike

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LAUSD serves about 60,000 special education students and some parents of these students are worried about what will happen to their care if teachers strike.

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Federal prison workers stressed, taking on second jobs as they work without pay

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One of the groups who won’t be getting a paycheck this week are federal prison workers. At a federal prison in Victorville, corrections officers say moral is low.

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LA County opens new parking lot to homeless to sleep overnight

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The Board of Supervisors is expanding the county's participation in Safe Parking LA, a nonprofit that finds lots for people to park while they sleep in their cars.

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KPCC's newest podcast is out now

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KPCC’s podcast The Big One is ready to stream. When the actual Big One hits, it’ll take less than two minutes for more than 10 million Southern Californians to lose internet, power and a sense of security. You’ll need a plan if you want to survive, and this podcast will help you get started.

Asian actress' Golden Globe award seen as win for diversity

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Sandra Oh is the second Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for best lead actress in a TV drama series. But Asian representation is still lacking in Hollywood.

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