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Imperial Valley Slaughterhouse Closure Worries Locals

Posted April 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Imperial County in Southern California produces food for much of the country. The economy there depends on agriculture and cattle. Reporter Caitlin Esch has more on why the planned shutdown of a local beef processing plant is threatening to upset an entire region.

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Saying Goodbye to Hollywood Park

Posted December 20, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
And they’re off! Horse and jockeys take off from the starting gates at Hollywood Park.
(Photo: Courtesy Los Angeles Public Libary)

After 75 years, Hollywood Park, the horse racing track in Inglewood will run its final live race on Dec. 22. Independent producer David Weinberg has this look back on its history, and the characters who have filled its stands over the years, for KCRW’s Which Way, LA?

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Immigration Fraud: One Survivor’s Story

Posted November 20, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
Maria Guitterez, originally from Oaxaca, Mexico and living in the United States illegally, was swindled out of $80,000 over ten years in an extended incident of immigration fraud. (Photo: Saul Gonzalez)

When Maria Guiterrez heard she could legalize her immigration status, she jumped on it. She spent $80,000 over ten years, but all the money and effort was just a scam.

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A day in the life at ‘Las Casitas’: Newbury Park’s immigrant community

Posted November 20, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]
Avenida del Platino in Las Casitas, Newbury Park, CA.

Las Casitas looks like one huge cookie cutter house. But when you look closer, you make out four doors and see that it’s actually divided into four apartments. It looks that way, because it’s meant to look like the rest of Newbury Park – suburban.

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The Burning Man Drone Drama

Posted October 16, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
The sun rises at Burning Man. (Photo: Susan Karlin)

As personal UAV’s, or drones, become cheaper and more technologically advanced, it’s becoming easier than ever to shoot beautiful aerial footage, and many were at this years ‘Burning Man’ festival. As many Burners get vocal about the need for safety and privacy regulations in Black Rock Desert, agencies like the FAA are taking note as they prepare to apply these rules to the outside world. Independent producer Sue Karlin went to this year’s Burning Man to find out more.

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Crowdsourcing Science

Posted September 18, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]

Joe Rosenberg hikes high up into the Sierra Nevadas to learn more about the latest trend in crowdsourcing.

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A Civil Rights history lesson for the Comic-Con Generation

Posted August 22, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]
Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis (D-Ga.) meets a fan.

It’s not easy standing out among 125,000 costumed sci­-fi, fantasy and comics fans at San Diego Comic Con. But superheroes come in many guises.

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‘If it’s a bad fire, we’re gonna put up a good fight.’

Posted August 9, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]

With this wildfire season expected to be the worst in 100 years, a fourth-generation Mount Baldy resident takes firefighting into his own hands.

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New play brings Eastsider LA’s blog comments to life

Posted June 5, 2013 by | 7 Comments | ]

A new L.A.-based play called “Unmoderated,” which uses comments as the raw material for drama and comedy on the stage.

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Do you know your maternity benefits?

Posted June 3, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
Lauren Wallenstein, owner of Milk Your Benefits

Are you a California resident expecting a new baby? Congratulations! Now start planning… it pays to know your benefits.