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Are there more fires on the horizon? A new 24-hour local news channel, new twist on Parker center debate




The Happy Camp Complex is made up of two fires sparked by lightning storms on August 11 that have since merged.
The Happy Camp Complex is made up of two fires sparked by lightning storms on August 11 that have since merged.
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A new 24-hour local news channel

(Starts at 1:41)

It's hard to nail down exactly where the saying "if it bleeds, it leads" first originated, yet it's plain to see the mantra has been deeply ingrained in journalism for decades...especially when it comes to local news coverage. But now Charter Spectrum is looking to change that by launching a 24-hour "hyper local" news channel in Los Angeles which will focus focus more on community happenings like charity events, beach clean-ups and high school sports.

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https://twitter.com/latimes/status/1030967611574677511

Cal Fire Outlook

(Starts at 9:02)

 We keep hearing it over and over—that fires are the “new normal.” And according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, it’s not stopping anytime soon. NOAA’s monthly update shows that July was the hottest month on record in the Golden State. That, combined with dry brush and returning winds could mean more blazes in sight. 

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Mommy-Con

(Starts at 16:30)

Hundreds of mothers descended on Pasadena this weekend for Mommy-Con. The nationwide convention series focuses on supporting new and expectant parents with a full day of sessions on everything from breastfeeding to peaceful parenting. One of the sessions was for mothers who’d suffered miscarriages or lost babies.

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https://twitter.com/priskaneely/status/1030917908556177408

Unaccompanied Mental Health

(Starts at 21:52)

We meet two teenagers who came to the U.S. illegally on their own who, like many unaccompanied minors, are dealing with serious trauma. One says group therapy and one-on-one counseling at a community health clinic has helped her tremendously; the other is a more recent arrival who’s deciding whether to take advantage of mental health services while he struggles to finish high school and figure out how he might pursue legal status. KPCC’s community health reporter Alyssa Jeong Perry reports.

Morongo Pipeline

(Starts at 26:12)

Late in the day on Friday, Southern California Gas and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians said they'd reached "an agreement in principle" over access to natural gas pipelines that cross reservation land in Riverside County. These pipelines deliver a quarter of the gas feeding into the Los Angeles basin and had a deal NOT been reached two of the three pipelines would have been shut off. The negotiations over the gas lines lasted almost two years and were not always smooth. 

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A #MeToo leader grapples with her own charges

(Starts at 31:52)

Asia Argento, one of the loudest voices and leaders of the #MeToo movement is now facing some alleged sexual assault charges of her own.

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Actor/director Asia Argento speaks onstage at the 2018 Women In The World Summit at Lincoln Center on April 12, 2018 in New York City.  / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS        (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor/director Asia Argento speaks onstage at the 2018 Women In The World Summit at Lincoln Center on April 12, 2018 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
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New twist on Parker Center debate

(Starts at 40:30)

There's a new twist in the long debate over what to do with the old Parker Center. The former LAPD headquarters has been closed since 2013. Now, plans to tear it down face new pushback. On Wednesday, the Aids Healthcare Foundation filed a lawsuit against the city’s efforts to replace the structure with an office space for city workers. The center was considered state-of-the-art when its doors opened in 1955. So, what made the Parker Center so special?

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Located at 150 N. Los Angeles Street, the Police Administration Building served as the headquarters for the LAPD from 1955 to 2009.
Located at 150 N. Los Angeles Street, the Police Administration Building served as the headquarters for the LAPD from 1955 to 2009.
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