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The New Normal

California's wildfires are more severe and deadlier than ever before. Debates are raging as to what to do, who will pay for billions of dollars in damage and what can be done to lessen the destruction as California adjusts to its new normal: year-around fire.

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'Who Approved That?,' 'Super Soil,' and 'Oil Activist'

Get a close look at the cutting-edge environmental practices at the idyllic Apricot Farms.
Season 8 Episode 9
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28:29
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'Who Approved That?' 'Animal Court' 'Energy Saving Family

As new developments pop up all over L.A., many are asking, 'Who approved that?'
Season 8 Episode 8
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26:59
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'Bail Bonds', 'The Comeback Kids' and 'School of Good Works'

The price of freedom for some in the Los Angeles County Jail system is simply too high.
Season 8 Episode 7
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25:45
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'Maybe Babies' and 'Patagonia's Workplace Paradise'

Nearly a million frozen embryos are stored in labs across the nation.
Season 8 Episode 6
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27:15
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'Cycle of Disrepair' and 'Blowing Concerns'

Public street disrepair is costing Los Angeles millions in costly personal injury claims.
Season 8 Episode 5
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27:29
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'Where's Nancy?' and 'The Virus Hunter'

A man's search for his missing wife reveals gaps in the mental health care system.
Season 8 Episode 4
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26:59
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'The Assassin Bugs' and 'Mending Kids'

Southern California's deadly “Assassin Bugs” can be as common as the backyard mosquito.
Season 8 Episode 3
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24:49
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'Substandard of Living' and 'Back from the Brink'

SoCal Connected's Deepa Dernandes questions Santa Barbara landlord Dario Pini.
Season 8 Episode 2
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24:30
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'Airbnbs Gone Wild' and 'Military Buds'

SoCal Connected's Nic Cha Kim dives into L.A.'s short term rental challenge.
Season 8 Episode 1
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