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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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LA May Finally Rein In Developers Looking To Influence City Hall

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L.A.'s Ethics Commission is recommending the city council restrict many businesses from making donations to officials and impose limits on how and when politicians can solicit donations for their favored charities.

ACLU wins settlement against San Bernadino County over treatment of gay, lesbian bisexual inmates

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An ACLU lawsuit alleging discrimination of gay, transgender and bisexual inmates by San Bernardino County was settled today in Riverside. 

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California politicians are proposing state disaster insurance to fight wildfires

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In case you forgot from all this rain, we’re still a high risk fire state. And the cost of fighting wildfires is now at a record high. On Thursday, California politicians proposed a plan to tackle ballooning fire costs: taking out insurance.

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After Woolsey Fire, age-old music competition scrambles for new location

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The Woolsey Fire claimed the Western Town movie set. But when it wasn’t filled with cameras, it hosted a 59-year-old music competition whose future is now uncertain.

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A South Central charter school is talking to students about LGBTQ love.

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South Central charter school KIPP Philosophers Academy has been talking to their students about love. Especially inclusion and LGBTQ rights as part of a weekly “love committee." The school is working with the Los Angeles LGBT center initiative Out at Schools to create support and awareness on campus.

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27 fabulous events happening in Southern California this Presidents Day weekend

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This weekend, Los Angeles is heaven for culture vultures with three art fairs — Frieze Los Angeles, StartUp Art Fair and Superfine! (their exclamation point, not ours) — two major retrospectives, on Charles White and Annie Leibovitz. For pop culture fans, there's a Robyn dance party, AirTalk's Oscar Preview, Mortified's Annual Doomed Valentine's Show and the Long Beach Comic Expo.