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KPCC's newest podcast is out now

Stephanie Kraft
| 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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OC breaks ground on its largest veteran housing project yet

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The new 75-unit complex comes with a community center, a reflection walk, and a pet spa. It aims to decrease the 12% of homeless residents that are veterans.

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Pitzer College weighs suspension of Israel study abroad

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If the small liberal arts college in Claremont shutters its program, it would be the first academic institution in the U.S. to take such a step.

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Plants Sprout Again After Fire...but it's Not All Good News

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The Santa Monica Mountains are showing their first signs of life, but fast-growing invasive plants are giving the native species a run for their money.

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This Is How Homeless Outreach Happens

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Every day, hundreds of people in Los Angeles work with homeless residents to enroll in programs and services already available for help.

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Law in new year requires stores to sell only rescued pets

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Dogs, cats and rabbits sold by pet stores must come from shelters and rescues. California became the first state to require this.

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Most of Montecito's hiking trails reclaimed from the mud

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The mudslide that destroyed homes and lives in Montecito last January buried the area’s popular hiking trails under debris and boulders. But nearly a year later, most trails are re-opened, thanks to volunteers, donations, and some carefully placed explosives.

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How to recycle your Christmas tree in LA

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That tree will (if it's fresh) become a fire hazard as it dries out, so you need to chuck it eventually.