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No Place Like LA: David, and the weirdos of Long Beach
David never felt at home being the outcast in Kansas. But amid all the weirdos in Southern California, he felt normal. Audio
LA County library system in a growing financial hole
L.A. County's library system is facing a massive structural deficit and the county has not yet figured out what to do about it.
Environment & Science
Southern California's burning. Is climate change to blame?
Scientists say a warming planet is likely to exacerbate the factors that led to the firestorms torching Southern California this week.
Kagel Canyon residents happy to return home after Creek Fire
After three nights in a Red Cross shelter because of the Creek Fire, one resident of Kagel Canyon shared her journey home with KPCC reporter Libby Denkmann.
Arts & Entertainment
Director Bryan Singer's on-set antics go back decades — so why does he keep getting hired?
The director was fired from the Freddie Mercury biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody," after he went AWOL from the set. Singer says he was caring for a sick relative.
Can your crockpot give you lead poisoning?
Mass-produced crockpots and other ceramic food containers are probably safe, but handmade earthenware might merit a home test.
Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown
President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22.
Business & Economy
LA City Council approves rules for recreational pot
Weeks away from the statewide legalization of recreational sales, L.A. now has rules for businesses planning to provide marijuana to consumers starting in 2018.
US & World
'Beginning of a new approach': President Trump declares Jerusalem Israel's capital
The president has announced that the U.S. is officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, fulfilling a campaign promise while unsettling volatile politics in the region.
Crime & Justice
SoCal man confesses to molesting 50 children
The 18-year-old turned himself in to Riverside police after allegedly telling his mother he had sexually assaulted two boys at a motel.