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So Far This Year, L.A. County Sheriff's Dogs Have Only Bitten People of Color

A new report finds the L.A. County Sheriff's Department needs to reform its canine unit. 

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Talking About Climate Change in Terms of Its Impact on Your Favorite Things

New York. Paris. Bacon.

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A Reminder That Giving Drug Addicts Free Clean Needles Is Worth Every Penny

Helping people get high safely is a lot cheaper than treating them for HIV. 

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Almost Half of All Car Crashes in Los Angeles Are Hit-and-Runs

4,000 people each year are killed or injured in these accidents. Could a change in the law make it a little easier to catch the perpetrators?

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California's High-Speed Rail Plan Is in Jeopardy, But It's Hiring Workers Anyway

Officials say they will move with a worker training program, despite a court ruling that stopped just short of invalidating the line.

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Mesmerizing Public Art of the Day: A Video Installation to Distract LAX Travelers

Will this really "bring back the romance" of travel?

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Hollywood Has Embraced the High-Tech Scene

The regional geography of venture capital in Southern California.

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The Unsteady Rise of Minority Civil Servants

Where public payrolls still don't reflect the local population.

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Except for All the Details, Elon Musk's Hyperloop Sounds Awesome

Will more fully baked transportation projects be put on hold in hopes that Musk's still-fictional idea works out?

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In California, Transgender Students Get a Big Bathroom Win

In other toilet news, Juggalo porta-potties are disgusting, a Japanese toilet is hackable, and a man allegedly bombs a gas-station commode with a skunk.

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The Most Famous Models for How Cities Grow Are Wrong

We need new ways to explain growing urban inequality.

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Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home

The number is on the rise.

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Sorry New York and L.A. (and Other Cities), No More CBS (or Showtime) for a While

Time Warner and CBS are locked in a dispute over transmission fees.

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Santa Barbara Loves Its 'Disgusting,' 'Rotted,' 'Dirty Diaper'-Smelling Corpse Flower

The city is all abuzz over news that a rare, incredibly odiferous Titan Arum has blossomed.

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Map of the Day: L.A.'s Freeways, Reimagined as a Subway

Public transit nerds, prepare to geek out.

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The Flawed Federal Rule That Killed High-Speed Rail to Vegas

It may be time to revisit the Buy America provision in U.S. transportation funding.

Watch 10 Years of Public Transit Ridership Growth in This Blobby, Pulsating Map

In this unusual visualization, America's steady user rise is shown as a sea of swollen red discoids.

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Drought Policy Of the Day: Get Paid to Kill Your Lawn

L.A. homeowners can trade green (lawns) for green (cash). 

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'We Are All Trayvon'

Across the country, protesters rage at the acquittal of George Zimmerman.