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Downtown LA’s Skid Row hosts the largest concentration of homeless people in the country.
KCRW’s Press Play covered the city’s latest efforts to address the growing number of people affected by homeless. The recent Department of Veterans Affairs scandal has motivated many, including First Lady Michelle Obama, to scrutinize how we care for our country’s homeless veterans.
Local officials are trying to change their approach to homeless …
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Today, the second phase of Los Angeles’ plastic bag ban went into effect. That means smaller grocery stores can no longer hand out plastic bags, and have to charge 10 cents for paper bags. The law went into effect for large grocery stores in January, making LA the newest of over a hundred cities and counties in California outlawing single-use plastic. State lawmakers are …
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This year, NASA’s scientific rover Opportunity celebrated a milestone. It has been exploring Mars for ten years, even though it was only supposed to operate for three months.
John Callas is the project manager for Opportunity at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada-Flintridge and has has been with the rover since the beginning in 2000.
“At that time scientists thought Martian dust would collect on …