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Detention Center Tour, Mayor Garcetti's First Six Years, Fireworks

Smoke from LA fireworks stays trapped under incoming heat wave, causing poor air quality
Smoke from LA fireworks stays trapped under incoming heat wave, causing poor air quality
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We speak with U.S. Representative Judith Chu about what she saw during her tour of a detention center at the country's border earlier this week. Plus, how Mayor Eric Garcetti has done during his first six years as L.A.'s mayor. And, how to keep dogs safe during 4th of July fireworks.

Detention Center Tour

Congresswoman Judy Chu visited a detention center at the U.S. border this week. How bad was it? We get her reactions to what she saw.


2020 Census

The Trump administration is printing the 2020 Census forms without the controversial question asking about a person's citizenship. 

Garcetti's First Six Years

It's been six years this week since Eric Garcetti took office as L.A.'s mayor.


CA Dream: Latino Class

California's Latino middle class is expanding, but many families still struggle. The Census says nearly one in five Latinos in the state lives below the federal poverty line. KPCC's Leslie Berestein Rojas introduces us to a family for whom the dream remains out of reach.

Hollywood news round-up

The summer box office is off to a slow start. Here's why it may be down from last year. Plus, the Academy's new members list is out. A look at who got in.


Fireworks and pets

As the U.S. gets ready to celebrate its birthday, we look at how fireworks have become the country's favorite "face exploding, dog torturing, bird murdering way to celebrate its birthday," according to the Washington Post.


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Lincoln Park Pool Reopening

After being closed for ten years, L.A. is reopening the Lincoln Park Municipal Pool just in time for summer. We visit the pool to see the long-awaited ribbon ceremony for the $10 million project.