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Eviction Moratorium, Democratic Candidates and Forum Recap, Monitoring The Drought Situation




OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 04:  A neighbor peers out of his door as Alameda County Sheriff deputies Ken Cammack (C) and Ken Kong (R) enter an apartment to evict tenants who have defaulted on rent payments June 4, 2009 in Oakland, California. With high unemployment rates and a weak economy, many people are defaulting on rent and mortgage payments leaving the Alameda County Sheriff to enforce an increased number of evictions, as many as 500 a month, up significantly from one year ago.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ken Cammack;Ken Kong
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 04: A neighbor peers out of his door as Alameda County Sheriff deputies Ken Cammack (C) and Ken Kong (R) enter an apartment to evict tenants who have defaulted on rent payments June 4, 2009 in Oakland, California. With high unemployment rates and a weak economy, many people are defaulting on rent and mortgage payments leaving the Alameda County Sheriff to enforce an increased number of evictions, as many as 500 a month, up significantly from one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ken Cammack;Ken Kong
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Eviction Moratorium

Cities across California have passed temporary eviction moratoriums ahead of a state bill. And one case in Los Angeles shows it's helping people stay in their homes.

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Democratic Candidates and Forum Recap

Southern California turned heads in the political universe with many — but not all — of the top Democratic presidential hopefuls in town. This weekend they showered attention on Democratic activists in Long Beach and courted Latino voters around Los Angeles.

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FBI Hate Crime Report

The number of hate crimes across the nation declined slightly last year but still, violence against individuals reached a 16-year high. That's according to numbers released by the FBI last week.  A total of 7,120 hate crimes were reported in 2018 and the majority of those incidents nearly 60 percent were motivated by race and ethnicity bias. With that, we wanted to look at what's happening locally. Here in Los Angeles, there was a 13 percent increase in 2018 the highest in a decade, according to a recent report by the Center for Study of Hate and Extremism. 

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Monitoring the Drought Situation

After a wet winter last year, most of California is now dealing with abnormally dry conditions.  So what does that mean for the future? Are we on the brink of another drought?

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More from Less

When it comes to global warming, capitalism is often seen as the problem. The relentless need for corporate profits, many believe, is at odds with our natural environment. But a new book seeks to challenge that idea, arguing that capitalism might actually be the solution. 

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Community Band

Every night in L.A., there are countless concerts and open mics, where performers try to get even a few minutes of time in the limelight. For local musicians, it can be hard to find their place in such a crowded field. But one group in Highland Park is trying to change that: At the Hermon Park Community Band, musicians gather at a bungalow in the Arroyo Seco Park every Saturday morning for something that's one part private lesson, one part songwriting workshop and one part jam session. It’s free and open to the public - no sign-up or registration required. You just drop in and grab an instrument. Take Two contributor Ari Saperstien reports.

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