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Plastic Straws Will Soon Disappear From Your Favorite LA Restaurants

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| If plastic straws are important to you, you better start hoarding them. After an LA City Council vote on Friday, soon ALL restaurants in the city - yep, that includes food trucks - will only provide disposable straws upon request.

Santa Anita Park reopens after inspection of track following increase in horse deaths

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Horses are back on the track at Santa Anita Park. Officials closed it down this week to study it after 19 horses died in just two months. 

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The Big One: Episode 8 is out

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Even the emergency broadcast messages from the government will be telling you to rely on yourself for help. What does that mean, and what can you do? In this episode, host Jacob Margolis and his family struggle with the psychological and financial toll of prepping for catastrophe.

White or 'other?' With no census category for 2020, Arab-Americans debate which box to check

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Until about a year ago, plans were moving forward to include a category in the 2020 census referred to as MENA, for "Middle Eastern or North African." It would have allowed a more accurate count of Americans of Arabic, Persian and other Middle Eastern or North African descent, who are now counted only as "white.

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New report calls on Los Angeles to improve tree maintenance

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Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin says 30 percent of the city's trees are at risk of dying due to drought and disease.

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25 awesome events happening in Southern California this weekend

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Did your invites to all those Oscar parties and gifting suites got lost in the mail? Ours too. But we're staying busy.

The Big One: Episode 7 is out

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After six months of research, our host Jacob Margolis finally makes an earthquake kit and ends up asleep outside in the rain on Christmas Eve.

Newsom holds meeting of California mayors to address homebuilding

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In Governor Gavin Newsom’s state of the state speech last week he called out cities that are not doing enough for affordable housing, and said he wanted to have a “candid conversation” with their mayors.

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The Best Dog In The World Is Right Here in Southern California

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King - a wire fox terrier - took best in show at last week’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. He lives at handler Gabriel Rangel’s kennel in Rialto. 

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