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LA Rec And Parks Is Feeding Kids Junk Food
Overall, fresh fruits and vegetables accounted for just 5% of the combined food budget for six after-school sites reviewed by KPCC.
Business & Economy
LA Rideshare Drivers Would Get $30/Hr Under New Proposal
Under the proposal, drivers would earn $15 in minimum hourly pay, plus another $15 to cover expenses such as gas, car insurance and maintenance.
LA's Kurdish Community Condemns Trump's Syria Troop Withdrawal
The Turkish military is preparing to invade Northern Syria, following President Trump’s announcement he would pull U.S. troops from the region. Critics say the policy change would mean the U.S. abandoning Kurdish allies who have been leading the fight against ISIS.
Facing Eviction in L.A., This Vietnamese Grandmother Fought Back
L.A.'s Chinatown has long drawn newcomers from China and Southeast Asia. In recent years, gentrification has been squeezing some of these immigrants out.
Crime & Justice
Large Settlement With MGM In 2017 Las Vegas Shooting
About 2,500 Californians are potentially eligible for claims in the settlement. A third party will decide how to distribute up to $800 million.
US & World
Judge Hears Request To Block Public Charge Rule
The Trump administration says the public charge rule is part of an effort to enforce immigration laws. Opponents say the rule threatens immigrants' access to vital services.
Environment & Science
Councilman calls for investigation of Playa del Rey gas field
The Aliso Canyon gas leak broke out near Porter Ranch nearly four years ago. On Tuesday a City Councilman called for an investigation of a different underground gas field after troubling images surfaced on video.
California College Students Can Profit From Endorsements
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will allow college athletes in California to profit from the use of their name, image or likeness.
Arts & Entertainment
Henry Huntington: A Railroad Tycoon Who Transformed Southern California
One of the most prized treasures of LA County is 100 years old this year.