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California politicians are proposing state disaster insurance to fight wildfires

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| In case you forgot from all this rain, we’re still a high risk fire state. And the cost of fighting wildfires is now at a record high. On Thursday, California politicians proposed a plan to tackle ballooning fire costs: taking out insurance.

After Woolsey Fire, age-old music competition scrambles for new location

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The Woolsey Fire claimed the Western Town movie set. But when it wasn’t filled with cameras, it hosted a 59-year-old music competition whose future is now uncertain.

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A South Central charter school is talking to students about LGBTQ love.

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South Central charter school KIPP Philosophers Academy has been talking to their students about love. Especially inclusion and LGBTQ rights as part of a weekly “love committee." The school is working with the Los Angeles LGBT center initiative Out at Schools to create support and awareness on campus.

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27 fabulous events happening in Southern California this Presidents Day weekend

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This weekend, Los Angeles is heaven for culture vultures with three art fairs — Frieze Los Angeles, StartUp Art Fair and Superfine! (their exclamation point, not ours) — two major retrospectives, on Charles White and Annie Leibovitz. For pop culture fans, there's a Robyn dance party, AirTalk's Oscar Preview, Mortified's Annual Doomed Valentine's Show and the Long Beach Comic Expo.

The Big One: Episode 6 is out

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We take for granted every day that the buildings we work in are safe. But how do you know? What are they made out of? When were they built? Have they ever been retrofitted? In episode 6, we investigate two office buildings in downtown L.A.

Evacuations are the new norm for those in burn scar areas

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With heavy rains comes the frequent evacuations in fire burn areas. 

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Angelenos Aren't Waiting For The Government To Address Homelessness

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They've gotten to know their homeless neighbors, and they're pushing for the government to move faster and reconsider how it's addressing a humanitarian crisis.

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In OC, once-controversial apartments for homeless turn 10

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Anaheim's Diamond apartments opened 10 years ago to formerly homeless residents. Now, homeless advocates say it's proof that permanent supportive housing works.

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The Big One: Episode 5 is out

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The Big One will be the most economically catastrophic disaster the U.S. has ever experienced, and those with the least will be hit the hardest. In a majority-minority city, what will economic recovery look like? We take a look in today’s episode of the podcast.