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LA catholic bishop resigns, LAUSD parents weigh in on strike, homelessness in 2018




The fate of homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River in Orange County may come down to whether a federal judge decides there are alternative places in the county for homeless people to sleep.
The fate of homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River in Orange County may come down to whether a federal judge decides there are alternative places in the county for homeless people to sleep.
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LA Catholic Diocese

A Los Angeles Catholic bishop resigned this morning, after an investigation into an accusation of misconduct with a minor. This comes amid increased pressure on Catholic officials to take responsibility for the Church's child sex abuse crisis. 

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LAUSD Parents weigh in

The union that represents teachers in the LA Unified School District has said a strike will take place January 10 if an agreement is not reached.  In an informal sample of parents via Facebook, many say they support the teachers and are asking the district to make changes. We hear from a few of them.

Veteran Suicides

According to federal statistics, veterans are about twice as likely as non-veterans to die by suicide. But the majority of those suicides are among veterans aged 55 or older — whose military service was decades earlier. Steve Walsh reports on how service-related mental health issues can affect people later in their lives.

Homelessness in 2018

One of the biggest challenges facing Southern California this year was, of course, homelessness. Los Angeles seemed to make some progress this year, in fits and starts – While Orange County appeared, anyway, to make major leaps.

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88 Cities: Torrance

Earlier this year we launched a series called 88 Cities ... where we explore every one of the cities that make up Los Angeles County. And our tour guides ... are YOU, the listener. We've been to Agoura Hills and Torrance...San Fernando and Arcadia. We took a pause in that coverage due to the election and other breaking news. But we are back on the road and headed to Glendale at the beginning of the New Year. To drum up the excitement though we are bringing back one of the first segments we did...in Torrance.  

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Asylum and the California Dream, part 2

On Wednesday, a federal judge struck down some of the Trump administration's asylum policies...Potentially making it easier for people fleeing domestic violence and gang violence to stay in the U.S. The asylum process can take years in California... giving families released from detention plenty of time to settle in. As part of our statewide California Dream Collaboration, KPCC's David Wagner checks in with one family attempting to start over in Los Angeles.

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KPCC’s The Night Before Christmas

Time now for our annual tradition -- a reading of Clement Moore's "A Visit from St Nicholas" by some of your favorite voices, from Christmas Past and Present. It's our holiday gift to all of you, from all of us here at KPCC. KPCC's All Star Night Before Christmas was produced by John Rabe and the late Steve Julian.