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Forever 21 Bankruptcy, LA Sheriff's Department Funding, Teen Line




LA Sheriff Jim McDonnell addressing recruits at the Biscailuz Training Academy in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday, May 3, 2018.
LA Sheriff Jim McDonnell addressing recruits at the Biscailuz Training Academy in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday, May 3, 2018.
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We find out what's next for local fast fashion chain, Forever 21, now that it is declaring bankruptcy. Plus, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors is voting Tuesday on funding for the L.A. Sheriff's Department. And, we'll meet some of the teens who work the suicide prevention hotline, Teen Line.

College Athletes Bill

A new California law that could change college sports across the country. Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill Friday that clears the way for student-athletes to get paid for the use of their likeness, name and image. 

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Forever 21 Bankruptcy

Local fast fashion icon Forever 21 has declared bankruptcy. Known for selling $5 tops, $10 jeans and styles that were constantly changing, Forever 21 has come a long way since South Koreans Do Won and Jin Sook Chang founded the company in the 1980s after immigrating to Southern California. While its very first location still exists —in Highland Park —Forever 21 currently operates thousands of stores in 47 countries. But it will soon pull out of some markets and close up to 178 of its U.S. locations.

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L.A. Sheriff's Department funding

On Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on freezing L.A. Sheriff's Department funding, aimed at reducing the department’s $63-million deficit. This comes as Sheriff Alex Villanueva continues to face off with the supervisors over a variety of issues.

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Teen Line

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month so on this last day, we want to spotlight the young people who are there to help. Teen Line is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 for teens to assist other teens who are in need of support and understanding during a personal crisis. 

Well of Scribes

For more than 40 years, a bronze sculpture -- a basin, really -- was a fixture at the L.A. Central Library downtown. It was called the Well of Scribes, and it belonged to a series of cascading pools that greeted visitors at the library's entrance. But in 1969 it went missing. The whole area of cascading pools was torn out back then, along with the West Lawn, to put in a parking lot. And the Well of Scribes was never seen again -- until now. At least part of it.

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