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Traditional therapy is not how some Thomas fire survivors are dealing with trauma

Kyle Grillot
| People affected by California's destructive and dangerous wildfires could face long-lasting psychological harm, like post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. However some wildfire victims, especially those who live in rural areas, find it hard to reach out for, or accept, mental health care.

The stress of battling massive wildfires can take a toll on firefighters

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To help fire crews deal with the stress of fighting ever-more frequent and destructive wildfires, officials have set up a peer-support trailer in the middle of the Woolsey fire base camp.

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Raising children with autism is hard, for Korean immigrants it's harder

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Having a child with autism or a developmental disability can be tough. But for some immigrant communities, like Koreans, there's stigma attached to disabilities. And that makes it harder to get help.

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Two LA businesses closed and fined for selling counterfeit drugs

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The LA City Attorney's office closed the stores and fined the people who run them $20,000. An injunction stops the owners from selling drugs 10 more years.

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LA aims to eliminate 25% of smog before the 2028 Olympics

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Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday asking California to rely 100% on electric energy by 2045. LA answered with a goal of its own: electrifying transportation.

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Bridge housing project opens doors to its first residents

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The facility gets people off the streets and on track to find permanent homes. But the beds filled up quickly, and there were still dozens sleeping in tents nearby.

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A UCLA professor's call to root out racism in research

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In the latest issue of the journal "Ethnicity & Disease," Chandra Ford calls out the public health field and challenges researchers to recognizes bias.

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LA takes first step to cleaner Compton and Willowbrook water

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LA County planning commission voted unanimously to dissolve Sativa water district after months of brown tap water in Compton and Willowbrook.

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