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Jockeys and horses prepare for the first races of the afternoon at Santa Anita Park.
Jockeys and horses prepare for the first races of the afternoon at Santa Anita Park.
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California political roundup

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tells President Trump his latest healthcare push makes "no sense." Meanwhile, political strategists weigh in on party strategy post-Mueller report summary. And did Gov. Newsom defy voters on the death penalty? One poll says no.

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College Admissions Bills

Responding to college admissions scandal, California lawmakers propose sweeping reforms. Bills introduced in the Legislature close loopholes used by parents to get kids into elite universities, including regulation of private college consultants.

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Student Parents

The state is doing more to help college students who are parents but it should be looking at how a community college in the San Fernando Valley has been helping this population for nearly 20 years. Adolfo Guzman Lopez reports.

This LA bike tour serves up Boyle Heights history — and tacos

How do you like your tacos? Street style with onion, cilantro and salsa? Or maybe you're one of those people who like to pile it high with cheese and guac? Well, how about this third option: multiple tacos in-between stops on a nine-mile bike ride through Boyle Heights? With a side of local history, of course. 

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Carnitas tacos from Zamora Brothers in Boyle Heights.
Carnitas tacos from Zamora Brothers in Boyle Heights.
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Santa Anita reopens

Santa Anita reopens Friday afternoon after 22 horses died since Christmas. We'll hear about the new rules being implemented there to improve horse and rider safety.

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24 Of The Coolest Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

Events on the big screen include the Noir City Festival, the 30th anniversary of Pet Sematery, The Field Guide to Evil anthology and videos of weird amusement park rides. In person, you can attend a tea festival, a Drag Queen Story Hour, a Latin food fest, a leather fest, a cholo goth dance party and a mini-version of Comic-Con. Plus, KPCC In Person kicks off the third season of its community-centered storytelling series, Unheard LA.

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