Mud Flow Risk
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Dangerous rains are still washing out Southern California. There was a flood warning earlier Monday for the Woolsey and Hill Fire burn areas in Ventura County. Plus, there are flood advisories for many SoCal cities. And a part of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu remains closed to non-residents. While the skies are expected to clear up tomorrow afternoon the dangers of flooding and debris flows can linger.
- Jason Kean, research hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey.
Trash and Rain
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Over the last 72 hours, some parts of Southern California have received more than four inches of rain and that's washed a lot of trash onto our beaches and into waterways. The Los Angeles flood channel is filled with so much trash, it could fill the Rose Bowl field two stories deep. That's according to the L.A. County Public Works office.
- Mark Gold, Associate Vice Chancellor of Environment and Sustainability for UCLA
Measure HHH Audit
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Back In 2016, Los Angeles voters passed Proposition HHH. It raises more than a billion dollars for construction of homeless housing and service centers. But the City controller is calling foul. He says L.A. is sitting on hundreds of millions of those dollars that should be used now, not later like the city leaders plan.
- Matt Tinoco, KPCC’s housing reporter
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One issue we've been talking about lately is the high number of young students in Los Angeles who are without a consistent place to live. According to data from last November, almost 18,000 students in the L.A. Unified School District have been identified as homeless. But L.A. is not alone. KQED education reporter Vanessa Racaño visited a school district in Monterey County where forty percent of the students are homeless.
Michelle King Tribute
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Take Two takes a moment to recognize Michelle King, former superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. She died Saturday at age 57 after a battle with cancer. When she was appointed to superintendent in 2016, KPCC's Priska Neely talks to teachers and staff that worked with King at Hamilton High School in mid-city L.A., where King spent years as principal.
No Place Like LA: LA Anniversary
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Los Angeles is full of transplants like Jon Regardie. He moved here from Washington DC in the 1990s. Time flew and before he knew it he was celebrating his twenty-fifth 'LA-versary' week. This city is where he belongs, he realized and his story is part of the series we call "No Place Like LA." You can read Regardie's ode to L.A. here.
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Despite all the places to hike in L.A., there's a huge part of the population that has trouble accessing those trails. Araceli Hernandez is the manager of 818Hikes, a group of San Fernando Valley residents trying to make hiking more accessible to underserved communities. She speaks to A Martinez about the obstacles people in her neck of the woods have when it comes to hiking in L..A.