News & Data Interactives

Explore KPCC's databases, maps and more

Produced by Chris Keller | Updated Nov 13, 2014

We've collected our interactive maps, databases and charts so you can explore past projects by topic.

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Crime & Public Safety

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Fire Tracker

Fire Tracker

Produced by Jon White, Bryan Ricker & Chris Keller | Jul. 19, 2013

Fire Tracker, KPCC's tool for following & researching California wildfires, contains fire information displayed by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection -- also known as CalFire -- which protects more than 31 million acres of ...

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Timeline: Miramonte teacher Mark Berndt's disciplinary history

Timeline: Miramonte teacher Mark Berndt's disciplinary history

Produced by Eric Zassenhaus & Karen Foshay | Sep. 28, 2014

Miramonte teacher Mark Berndt's disciplinary history at LA Unified

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Sylmar man charged in series of shootings, named suspect in others

Sylmar man charged in series of shootings, named suspect in others

Produced by Erika Aguilar & Chris Keller | Aug. 25, 2014

Authorities in Los Angeles say the 34-year-old Sylmar man they have in custody is responsible for a series of shootings dating back to Aug. 20 that left four people dead. This map shows the locations of the shootings and details the incidents based ...

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Track the O.J. Simpson chase 20 years later

Track the O.J. Simpson chase 20 years later

Produced by Chris Keller | Jun. 16, 2014

It's been 20 years since O.J. Simpson led police on an infamous low-speed chase in a white Bronco, when he was suspected of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman. (He was famously acquitted the following year.) ...

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Search details of California's commercial bus companies

Search details of California's commercial bus companies

Produced by Chris Keller and Lauren Osen | Feb. 11, 2013

This database shows the more than 300 commercial bus companies legally operating in California, beginning with those on the so-called watch list, which are noted by the "further monitoring" designation, and whether the DOT has issued a "violation", ...

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Timeline: Capital Punishment in California

Timeline: Capital Punishment in California

Produced by Evie Liu | Jul. 21, 2014

Since first authorized under the Criminal Practices Act of 1851, capital punishment in California has gone through many changes.

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The most dangerous intersections in Los Angeles

The most dangerous intersections in Los Angeles

Produced by Kim Bui & Chris Keller | Oct. 02, 2012

This map shows which intersections the city considers dangerous, and those designated as hazardous by our audience. Please submit your own hazardous intersection, and other locations you believe are the most dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Pregnant In Prison: Should newborns live with their incarcerated mothers?

Pregnant In Prison: Should newborns live with their incarcerated mothers?

Produced by Deepa Fernandes, Mae Ryan & Eric Zassenhaus | Dec. 12, 2013

Two hundred thirty three inmates gave birth while incarcerated in California’s prison system in 2011 and 2012, the most recent data available. Most were back in shackles two days later, their infants off to live with relatives or foster parents. ...

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A look back at Sheriff Lee Baca's career

A look back at Sheriff Lee Baca's career

Produced by Nuran Alteir | Jan. 07, 2014

After several scandal-plagued years that included investigations into Sheriff's department hiring practices, personnel probes, and an FBI probe into deputy-monitored jails, the embattled sheriff has told the L.A. County Board of Supervisors and the ...

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LAPD helicopter force by the numbers

LAPD helicopter force by the numbers

Produced by Erika Aguilar & Chris Keller | May. 22, 2013

This infographic takes a By The Numbers look at the LAPD's Air Support Division and its helicopter fleet.

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Timeline: Shots fired at LAX Terminal 3 checkpoint

Timeline: Shots fired at LAX Terminal 3 checkpoint

Produced by Mike Roe and Chris Keller | Nov. 01, 2013

The FBI confirmed that the suspect in a shooting at LAX Friday is a 23-year-old New Jersey man. One person is dead and multiple people were shot after a gunman identified as opened fire in Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport on Friday ...

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June 7th shooting in Santa Monica

June 7th shooting in Santa Monica

Produced by KPCC staff, Michelle Lanz & Chris Keller | Jun. 07, 2013

The incident began shortly before noon on Friday at a Santa Monica residence, where shots were reported and a house was on fire. As the house burst into flames, the man, wearing what appeared to be a ballistic jacket, carjacked a woman at gunpoint ...

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The search for Christopher Dorner

The search for Christopher Dorner

Produced by Chris Keller and KPCC staff | Feb. 07, 2013

This curated timeline tracks key events from the life of murder suspect 33-year-old Christopher Dorner, as well as events from the last week, including the shooting deaths of a couple in Irvine and the manhunt following two shooting incidents over ...

Culture

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Oscars 2014: Predicting Sunday's winners at the Oscars

Oscars 2014: Predicting Sunday's winners at the Oscars

Produced by Mike Roe & Chris Keller | Jan. 16, 2014

Who will take home the coveted Oscars for best picture, director, actor and actress and supporting actor and actress at the 2014 Academy Awards?

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Oscars 2013: Predicting Sunday's winners at the Oscars

Oscars 2013: Predicting Sunday's winners at the Oscars

Produced by Lisa Brenner & Chris Keller | Feb. 25, 2013

Who will take home the coveted Oscars for best picture, director, actor and actress at the 2013 Academy Awards this Sunday? Seemingly everyone and their opinionated mother is weighing in on Hollywood's high court of self-congratulation. The ...

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What does a California accent sound like?

What does a California accent sound like?

Produced by Kim Bui, Ian Hill & Chris Keller | Dec. 06, 2012

The California accent. In pop culture, it's one of a few things: The long, slow drawl of the surfer, or how a valley girl ends her sentences, or the slang of East L.A. But c'mon, Californians don't really have an accent or dialect. Right?

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Timeline: Huell Howser

Timeline: Huell Howser

Produced by Eric Zassenhaus | Jan. 07, 2013

This timelines shows key dates in the life of Huell Howser -- the longtime California TV personality and host of "California's Gold."

Economy

Economy & Money

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High rent, few options

High rent, few options

Produced by Ben Bergman, Kristen Lepore, Ashley Alvarado, Eric Zassenhaus & Chris Keller | Apr. 17, 2014

Rising rents and short supply have Angelenos weighing their choices.

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L.A. County health care jobs growing, construction and retail rebounding

L.A. County health care jobs growing, construction and retail rebounding

Produced by Chris Keller | Sep. 13, 2013

This chart shows the last 10 years of Los Angeles County employment data from the California Employment Development Department, arranged by sector. At a glance, it reveals which sectors provided the largest portion of jobs. When each sector is ...

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Timeline: A history of rent stabilization in Southern California

Timeline: A history of rent stabilization in Southern California

Produced by Evie Liu | Aug. 08, 2014

In response to low rental vacancy rates in the late-1970s, Los Angeles approved a series of rental stabilization measures aimed at capping the rents that a landlord could charge. Several cities -- Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and others -- followed ...

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Blogdowntown: Development map

Blogdowntown: Development map

Produced by Machiko Yasuda and Chris Keller | Apr. 04, 2013

We map downtown development projects by status and type.

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Los Angeles Times: The history leading up to the Tribune spinoff

Los Angeles Times: The history leading up to the Tribune spinoff

Produced by Danielle Tarasiuk with Graham Stecklein | Aug. 04, 2014

As of Monday, it is official: The Tribune Co. spins off its print newspapers into a separate company. The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other media properties that Chicago-based Tribune Co. once owned will now form Tribune Publishing, a ...

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Explaining the Monthly Jobs Report

Explaining the Monthly Jobs Report

Produced by Matthew DeBord & Chris Keller | Dec. 07, 2012

Each month the BLS also revises nonfarm payroll employment from the two prior months. The result is an "Initial" figure, a "Revised" figure and a "Final" figure. The chart and table below attempt to illustrate the differences among these three ...

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Loss of emergency unemployment benefits

Loss of emergency unemployment benefits

Produced by Wendy Lee & Chris Keller | Dec. 28, 2012

Unemployed workers in California stand to lose significant benefits should the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program fall over the "fiscal cliff" because Congress failed to renew it, an act undertaken 10 times since the program was created in ...

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Financial crash 5 years later: A timeline of key events in the Great Recession

Financial crash 5 years later: A timeline of key events in the Great Recession

Produced by Mike Roe | Sep. 12, 2013

This week marks Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy, a landmark moment in the Great Recession. This timeline looks at some of the major moments and stories of the global economic crisis that affected the world, the nation and hit home right here ...

Education

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Search selected LA schools' emails related to the district iPad project

Search selected LA schools' emails related to the district iPad project

Produced by Annie Gilbertson & Chris Keller | Aug. 29, 2014

Emails obtained by KPCC through a public records request show Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy directed his staff to figure out how to incorporate Pearson PLC's software into the school system's plan to transition to the ...

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Search 2012-2013 kindergarten immunization levels in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties

Search 2012-2013 kindergarten immunization levels in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties

Produced by Evelyn Larrubia & Chris Keller | Sep. 16, 2013

This user-friendly database shows 2012-13 vaccination exemption rates at schools in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties based on data from the California Department of Public Health.

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LAUSD school by school budgets

LAUSD school by school budgets

Produced by Annie Gilbertson, Claire Withycombe & Chris Keller | Jun. 20, 2014

The Los Angeles Unified School District gets $6.8 billion to educate its 650,000 students, plus another $5.2 billion to build and maintain schools, provide adult education and service debts. This data set shows how administrators plan to spend the ...

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Search 2013-2014 kindergarten immunization levels in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties

Search 2013-2014 kindergarten immunization levels in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties

Produced by Evelyn Larrubia & Chris Keller | Mar. 31, 2014

This user-friendly database shows 2013-14 vaccination exemption rates at schools in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties based on data from the California Department of Public Health.

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API results: Calif. schools drop two points, LA Unified improves

API results: Calif. schools drop two points, LA Unified improves

Produced by Emmanuel Martinez, Evelyn Larrubia and Chris Keller | Aug. 29, 2013

Results released Thursday show California schools dropped two points over 2012, but the Los Angeles Unified School District bucked the trend, according to the state Department of Education. L.A. Unified - the state's largest district - jumped three ...

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The science, options, and dilemma of dual language education.

The science, options, and dilemma of dual language education.

Produced by Deepa Fernandes, Maya Sugarman, Jon White & Sean Dillingham | Jan. 17, 2013

Ruby is among a growing number of Los Angeles children whose parents are choosing to place them in immersion schools not to learn English, but to learn a foreign language—sometimes one that isn’t spoken at home. In her case, it’s the Spanish ...

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Compare dropout rates among local school districts

Compare dropout rates among local school districts

Produced by Chris Keller & Evelyn Larrubia | Apr. 10, 2013

A slightly smaller percentage of California students dropped out of high school last year than during the 2010-2011 school year -- 4% vs 4.2% -- according to data released by the California Department of Education on Tuesday. School districts in Los ...

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Charting Hispanic subgroup API scores in local school districts

Charting Hispanic subgroup API scores in local school districts

Produced by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez & Chris Keller | Oct. 04, 2013

Latinos make up 52 percent of California's public school students. But state data shows that as a whole they have never met California's goal of 800 points on the Academic Performance Index, which is based on student standardized test scores and ...

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Capital Appreciation Bonds

Capital Appreciation Bonds

Produced by Vanessa Romo & Chris Keller | Dec. 13, 2012

Search school districts in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino or Ventura county to see those that have issued a Capital Appreciation Bond since 2007.

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California bilingual immersion programs

California bilingual immersion programs

Produced by Chris Keller | Jan. 17, 2013

Los Angeles County leads the state in the number of schools that offer bilingual education starting in kindergarten—in part, advocates and others said, because of its multicultural population. Bilingual schools have quietly built a fan-base, ...

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Timeline: Charles Drew University

Timeline: Charles Drew University

Produced by Jose Martinez | Jan. 09, 2013

This timeline shows key dates at Martin Luther King, Jr./Drew University Medical Center, which L.A. County supervisors shut down in 2007. It had been the primary training facility for Drew medical students.

Environment & Science

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Animation: 2009's Station Fire burns the Angeles National Forest

Animation: 2009's Station Fire burns the Angeles National Forest

Produced by Chris Keller | Aug. 27, 2014

When 2009's Station Fire began burning in the Angeles National Forest few knew how destructive it would become. Seven weeks after it began, two firefighters were dead, scores of houses destroyed, and more than 160,000 acres charred. That's about 250 ...

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Earthquake Tracker

Earthquake Tracker

Produced by Jon White, Bryan Ricker & Chris Keller | Jan. 15, 2014

Earthquake Tracker is KPCC's tool for following & researching California earthquakes.

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Does my community have water restrictions?

Does my community have water restrictions?

Produced by Molly Peterson, Francine Rios & Chris Keller | Feb. 28, 2014

In January Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in California and asked state residents to voluntarily cut water usage by 20 percent. We gathered data on water restrictions from city and water agency websites served by the Metropolitan ...

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Timeline: Historic Earthquakes in California

Timeline: Historic Earthquakes in California

Produced by Chris Keller | Aug. 26, 2014

More than 100 earthquakes occur each day in California, though most are small in magnitude and do not cause damage. Here's a look at some of the larger temblors in state history.

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Following the path of the Los Angeles Aqueduct

Following the path of the Los Angeles Aqueduct

Produced by Meghan McCarty & Chris Keller | Oct. 28, 2013

Nov. 5, 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, the legendary civil engineering project that starts about 4,000 feet above sea level in the Eastern Sierra Nevada and brings water down a steady, gradual slope ...

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Beachcombing

Beachcombing

Produced by KPCC Staff | Jun. 07, 2013

This summer, KPCC reporters explore the ecology, economy and culture of Southern California's beaches and coast. We'll consider the challenges facing the coastal area, the research that's influencing how we take care of it, and the personalities who ...

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Plastic bag bans spread across Southern California

Plastic bag bans spread across Southern California

Produced by Machiko Yasuda | Feb. 26, 2013

We mapped all of the cities and jurisidictions within Southern California (as defined as LA, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura Counties) that have banned or have passed ordinances on carry-out single-use plastic bags at grocery stores ...

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SoCalGas natural gas pipelines in Los Angeles

SoCalGas natural gas pipelines in Los Angeles

Produced by Chris Keller | Mar. 13, 2014

An explosion in East Harlem that killed at least seven people on Wednesday morning and injured dozens more is believed to have been caused by a natural gas leak. Con Edison officials said they received reports of a gas odor shortly before the ...

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Timeline: The Construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct

Timeline: The Construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct

Produced by Michelle Lanz | Oct. 25, 2013

November 5, 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, a huge civil engineering feat that brings water from the Eastern Sierra Nevadas 300 miles away to the city of L.A. By the time it was completed in 1913, the ...

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The San Onofre nuclear plant shutdown

The San Onofre nuclear plant shutdown

Produced by Mike Roe & KPCC Staff | Jun. 07, 2013

The San Onofre nuclear power plant is being closed down permanently, thanks to rapid wear inside tubes that carry radioactive water inside the plant's generators. Here's a look back at some of the major events that led to this point.

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Exide's shutdown in Vernon

Exide's shutdown in Vernon

Produced by Molly Peterson, Eric Zassenhaus & Chris Keller | May. 30, 2013

Exide Technologies in Vernon suspended operations by order of the Department of Toxic Substances Control in April. The agency was concerned about arsenic and lead leaking into the air, water and soil around Exide's plant. At a hearing that begins ...

General

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Search through L.A. Archdiocese priest personnel files

Search through L.A. Archdiocese priest personnel files

Produced by Sharon McNary, Frank Stoltze, Zusha Elinson, Joanna Lin, Robert Salladay, Paul Glickman, Chris Keller | Feb. 05, 2013

On Jan. 31, the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles released the confidential personnel files of more than 128 Catholic priests, providing further details as to how archdiocesan leaders addressed decades of sex abuse claims. We present the files ...

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World Cup 2014: Where to watch your country’s team

World Cup 2014: Where to watch your country’s team

Produced by Evie Liu, Francine Rios & Chris Keller | Jun. 09, 2014

World Cup matches start up this week, and whether you're a fan of a specific country's team or just want to experience the "beautiful game" with those who are, we've curated a list of a few key places to catch the international flavor of the 2014 ...

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Where do you find peace and quiet in LA?

Where do you find peace and quiet in LA?

Produced by José Martinez, Ashley Alvarado & Chris Keller | May. 27, 2013

KPCC wants to know: Where do you go to get away from it all? Is there a favorite park or hiking trail? Maybe you prefer an empty museum or quiet garden. Tell KPCC and help us map the best places to escape.

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Where NBA teams, owners stand on Sterling

Where NBA teams, owners stand on Sterling

Produced by Chris Keller | Apr. 29, 2014

KPCC aggregated public comments and reactions from all 30 NBA organizations – many from the owners themselves – who unanimously voiced their support Tuesday for league Commissioner Adam Silver's decision to ban and fine LA Clippers owner Donald ...

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Plotting the most-recent sales of NBA teams

Plotting the most-recent sales of NBA teams

Produced by Chris Keller | May. 30, 2014

The NBA has learned that Shelly Sterling and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer reached an agreement on the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers for a reported $2 billion. The chart below—which does not include the reported Clippers deal—plots the ...

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Northridge Earthquake 20 years later: Then and now photo gallery

Northridge Earthquake 20 years later: Then and now photo gallery

Produced by Maya Sugarman & Chris Keller | Jan. 02, 2014

KPCC found some of the more iconic images of damage from the devastating Northridge earthquake of 1994 and wondered what was rebuilt and what was changed. Photographer Maya Sugarman spent weeks looking for the original sites and reproducing the ...

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Public Radio Bracket Madness

Public Radio Bracket Madness

Produced by Sean Dillingham & Mike Roe | Mar. 10, 2014

It's March, which means it's time for KPCC's second annual Public Radio Bracket Madness — the bracket poll in which we ask you to pick your favorite public radio shows!

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Timeline: The Life of Nelson Mandela

Timeline: The Life of Nelson Mandela

Produced by Brian Frank and Chris Keller | Dec. 05, 2013

Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. South African President ...

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How Wal-Mart distributes strawberries to 200 stores

How Wal-Mart distributes strawberries to 200 stores

Produced by Wendy Lee, Grant Slater & Chris Keller | Jun. 13, 2013

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to grow the sales of locally-grown produce nationwide and is buying crops directly from farmers. The retailer tells KPCC how it transports strawberries grown at a small Santa Maria farm to 200 stores in California and ...

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Illegal alien'? 'Undocumented immigrant'? You told us what term you use, and we mapped the responses

Illegal alien'? 'Undocumented immigrant'? You told us what term you use, and we mapped the responses

Produced by Ashley Alvarado & Chris Keller | Apr. 24, 2013

What is the proper terminology for an immigrant in the country illegally? That's a question that has stirred discussion among journalists, policy makers and others who have an interest in the debate over immigration — or who simply want an accurate, ...

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Timeline: American Generations since 20th Century

Timeline: American Generations since 20th Century

Produced by Evie Liu | Oct. 06, 2013

Though there is a consensus on the general time period for generations, there is not an agreement on the exact year that each generation begins and ends.

Health

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Selling the Spine

Selling the Spine

Produced by Karen Foshay, Benjamin Brayfield, Jon White & Eric Zassenhaus | Jun. 17, 2014

Doctors profit in the OR, but at whose expense?

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Whooping cough: How bad is it this year?

Whooping cough: How bad is it this year?

Produced by Evie Liu & Chris Keller | Jul. 11, 2014

Since June this year, cases of pertussis—or whooping cough—in California have reached epidemic proportions in California, according to the state Department of Public Health. An epidemic is the occurrence of more cases of disease than expected in a ...

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Where to get a flu vaccine in Los Angeles and Orange counties

Where to get a flu vaccine in Los Angeles and Orange counties

Produced by Chris Keller | Jan. 11, 2013

Click on an icon to find Los Angeles County (green) or Orange County (red) Public Health Center offering flu vaccinations. The blue icons represent immunization clinics in Los Angeles County that provide no-cost or low-cost immunizations. Call in ...

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How much does medical care cost? A searchable database of procedures in California billed to Medicare in 2011

How much does medical care cost? A searchable database of procedures in California billed to Medicare in 2011

Produced by Chris Keller | May. 30, 2013

KPCC has created this searchable database that will allow you to compare the average charge for the 100 most frequently billed procedures paid under Medicare in 2011, which you can view by hospital or as a statewide average. It's based on data ...

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The (high?) price of fresh food: Help us document it

The (high?) price of fresh food: Help us document it

Produced by Kim Bui | Jan. 25, 2011

We took a week and wrote down prices of basic food items in Vernon Central and around Los Angeles. Help us continue to document the cost of basic, fresh food by contributing to the map.

Immigration

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Status of undocumented immigrant driver's license laws nationwide

Status of undocumented immigrant driver's license laws nationwide

Produced by Chris Keller | Oct. 03, 2013

After years of failed attempts, California is close to becoming the tenth U.S. state to let unauthorized immigrants apply for driver's licenses. This map shows the status of similar laws throughout the country.

Politics

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Find your Congressional representative

Find your Congressional representative

Produced by Eric Zassenhaus & Chris Keller | Dec. 04, 2013

Enter your address or use your location to find your Congressional representative, view biographical information and read past coverage from KPCC.

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What did state Congressional reps say about the shutdown?

What did state Congressional reps say about the shutdown?

Produced by Chris Keller | Oct. 06, 2013

Wonder where members of the California Congressional delegation stand on the federal government shutdown, or what they've said about Obamacare or the debt ceiling? And how about what they've said before the shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1? We ...

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Where does your representative stand on Iraq?

Where does your representative stand on Iraq?

Produced by Kitty Felde | Jun. 27, 2014

As Iraq's security forces continue to struggle to contain a largescale invasion by the Sunni militant group ISIS, the California delegation's response to sending military advisers to the area can be summed up in one word - "reluctant." In fact, the ...

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Syria: Where does your US representative stand?

Syria: Where does your US representative stand?

Produced by KPCC Staff | Aug. 30, 2013

Congress is out of session until September 9th, but that hasn't stopped lawmakers — including many Californians — from weighing in on whether the U.S. should get involved militarily in Syria following allegations of a chemical weapons attack against ...

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Annotating Gov. Brown's 2014 State of the State address

Annotating Gov. Brown's 2014 State of the State address

Produced by KQED, Capital Public Radio, & KPCC staff | Jan. 22, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown delivered the annual State of the State address this morning, signaling initiatives for the upcoming legislative year. During the address he outlined his vision for the state on a number of topics, including education, health care, ...

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Timeline: Henry Waxman's 40 years in Congress

Timeline: Henry Waxman's 40 years in Congress

Produced by Monica Luhar | Jan. 30, 2014

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) announced Thursday that he will not seek reelection to the House this fall.

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Candidates for Southern California congressional seats

Candidates for Southern California congressional seats

Produced by Kitty Felde & Chris Keller | Mar. 14, 2014

This year, voters will go to the polls to select representatives for all of California's 53 congressional seats, starting with a primary on June 3 and culminating with the general election on Nov. 4. Here is a list of those who have filed the ...

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Exploring California statehouse gun legislation

Exploring California statehouse gun legislation

Produced by Julie Small & Chris Keller | May. 29, 2013

California already has some of the most stringent gun laws in the country, but this session of the Legislature has seen the introduction of numerous bills intended to tighten loopholes and further restrict access to weapons and ammunition. This ...

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California governors and their use of the veto since 1967

California governors and their use of the veto since 1967

Produced by Chris Keller | Sep. 09, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed about 12 percent of the bills passed by the state legislature in 2012, the second lowest veto percentage since 1996 when then-Governor Pete Wilson vetoed just under 9 percent of the bills that came across his desk, according ...

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Exploring themes in Gov. Brown's State of the State

Exploring themes in Gov. Brown's State of the State

Produced by Kim Bui & Chris Keller | Jan. 10, 2013

Interactive to add context to key words and themes in Gov. Jerry Brown's third annual State of the State address.

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Tracing Central Basin's trust fund

Tracing Central Basin's trust fund

Produced by Karen Foshay & Chris Keller | Dec. 20, 2013

The FBI is investigating what happened to $2.7 million the Central Basin Municipal Water District put into a trust fund to create an environmental impact report for a water storage project. The money has also been the subject of questions from one ...

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Immigration: Where does your US congressman stand?

Immigration: Where does your US congressman stand?

Produced by Kitty Felde & Chris Keller | May. 13, 2013

KPCC's Kitty Felde runs down the California congressional delegation's stance on immigration reform.

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Congressional district offices: Who is open for business?

Congressional district offices: Who is open for business?

Produced by Kitty Felde, Brian Frank & Chris Keller | Oct. 04, 2013

The federal government is shut down. What about the office of your member of Congress? It's up to each lawmaker, with guidance from either the Senate counsel or the House Administration Committee. Democrat Barbara Boxer says Senators were advised to ...

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Hollywood stars, celebrities backing Garcetti

Hollywood stars, celebrities backing Garcetti

Produced by Sharon McNary & Chris Keller | Jan. 10, 2013

While actors and actresses are responsible for only a fraction of the $7.9 million raised by candidates running to be mayor of Los Angeles, those who have contributed to mayoral campaigns have lined up behind Eric Garcetti.

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Timeline: Jerry Brown through the years

Timeline: Jerry Brown through the years

Produced by Monica Luha | Oct. 17, 2013

Now in his third term, Jerry Brown has become the longest-serving governor in California history. After first serving from 1975-83, he returned to the state's highest office in 2011, inheriting a financial crisis that had almost paralyzed the state. ...

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Greuel inches closer to Garcetti in fundraising race

Greuel inches closer to Garcetti in fundraising race

Produced by Sharon McNary & Chris Keller | May. 10, 2013

As the March 5 city election gets closer, candidates are required to file campaign finance reports more frequently. In reports submitted Thursday — covering just the first 19 days in January — City Controller Wendy Greuel collected more than fellow ...

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#DearMayor: What should LA's new mayor work on first?

#DearMayor: What should LA's new mayor work on first?

Produced by KPCC Staff & Chris Keller | Apr. 24, 2013

We're collecting your thoughts and feelings about what the new mayor should make his or her first priority when taking office.

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2013 L.A. Mayor voting patterns by precinct

2013 L.A. Mayor voting patterns by precinct

Produced by Chris Keller | May. 22, 2013

Eric Garcetti rode a wave of support in central Los Angeles to win election Tuesday as the successor to Antonio Villaraigosa as mayor of the nation’s second largest city, beating City Controller Wendy Greuel 54 to 46 percent. How did the vote break ...

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2013 L.A. Mayor voting turnout by precinct

2013 L.A. Mayor voting turnout by precinct

Produced by Chris Keller | May. 22, 2013

Only about 19 percent of registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday's LA's mayoral runoff election, choosing Eric Garcetti to succeed Antonio Villaraigosa as mayor of the nation’s second largest city, unofficial results from the Los Angeles City ...

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Hollywood insiders backing Garcetti, Greuel for mayor

Hollywood insiders backing Garcetti, Greuel for mayor

Produced by Sharon McNary & Chris Keller | Jan. 10, 2013

Entertainment industry companies and employees have given nearly $1 million to Los Angeles mayoral candidates -- about one-tenth of all contributions -- since the campaigns began in 2011.

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Timeline: The FBI's investigation of Ron Calderon

Timeline: The FBI's investigation of Ron Calderon

Produced by KPCC staff | Jun. 10, 2013

On Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, State Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother Tom were indicted on public corruption charges in connection with suspected bribery and other allegations. We look back at Calderon's past and his relationship with the Central Basin ...

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Exit polls shows Garcetti to be all things to -- almost -- all people

Exit polls shows Garcetti to be all things to -- almost -- all people

Produced by Oscar Garza & Chris Keller | May. 22, 2013

Tuesday night, just after the polls closed, Fernando Guerra disclosed the initial results of an election day exit poll, which predicted a victory by Eric Garcetti over Wendy Greuel by 54 percent to 46 percent. Guerra, who directs Loyola Marymount ...

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Exit polling shows mayoral candidates' strengths among ethnic groups

Exit polling shows mayoral candidates' strengths among ethnic groups

Produced by Alice Walton, Eric Zassenhaus & Chris Keller | Apr. 24, 2013

An exit poll from the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University confirms what many observers expected in Tuesday’s mayoral primary. The center surveyed both vote-by-mail and in-person voters. Eric Garcetti won the primary ...

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Charting voter turnout for mayoral elections

Charting voter turnout for mayoral elections

Produced by Chris Keller | May. 20, 2013

In advance of Los Angeles' 2013 mayoral election Tuesday, the L.A. Times analyzed voter turnout dating back to 1913 and found that L.A.'s Election Day malaise stretches back decades. This chart shows voter turnout dating back to 1913 and is based ...

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Looking back at the War in Iraq

Looking back at the War in Iraq

Produced by Machiko Yasuda and Chris Keller | Mar. 18, 2013

A timeline showing the major events that took place after the United States 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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Tell us about your voting experience

Tell us about your voting experience

Produced by Chris Keller | Apr. 04, 2013

Did you vote today? Good for you! Please tell us about it. KPCC wants to collect voter experiences this Election Day, map them and share them with our audience. Please take a moment to input your experience.

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Antonio Villaraigosa's tenure

Antonio Villaraigosa's tenure

Produced by Alice Walton, Molly Peterson, Adolfo Guzman Lopez, & Grant Slater | Mar. 14, 2013

As Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa approaches the end of his eight-year tenure, KPCC is examining his performance and legacy. Here’s a timeline of significant milestones during his time in office.

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Sequestration steps: What we think will happen after sequestration starts

Sequestration steps: What we think will happen after sequestration starts

Produced by Chris Keller and Machiko Yasuda | Mar. 01, 2013

A timeline showing what could happen after sequestration starts.

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Presidential Inaugurations To Remember

Presidential Inaugurations To Remember

Produced by Mike Roe & Chris Keller | Jan. 19, 2013

Mike Roe looks back on memorable Presidential Inaugurations.

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US Supreme Court takes up Prop 8

US Supreme Court takes up Prop 8

Produced by Eric Zasenhaus | Dec. 07, 2012

This timeline shows major events in the life of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban against same-sex marriage.

Seasonal

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SoCal holiday guide to Christmas tree lighting ceremonies

SoCal holiday guide to Christmas tree lighting ceremonies

Produced by Lisa Brenner & Chris Keller | Nov. 27, 2012

This map shows holiday tree lighting ceremonies around Los Angeles County.

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Veterans Day: Where did they serve?

Veterans Day: Where did they serve?

Produced by Kim Bui, Ian Hill & Chris Keller | Nov. 09, 2012

Web map showing where local veterans served.

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Southern California's Lowest Recorded Temperatures

Southern California's Lowest Recorded Temperatures

Produced by Chris Keller | Jan. 11, 2013

The icons show the lowest Southern California temperatures recorded at National Weather Service stations. Click an icon to view information about the temperature, dates recorded and station elevation.

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This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for...

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for...

Produced by Ashley Alvarado, Kim Bui & Chris Keller | Nov. 23, 2012

In a word, readers share what they are thankful for.

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Black Friday over the years

Black Friday over the years

Produced by Chris Keller | Nov. 26, 2012

This timeline details Black Friday incidents and changes in habits over the years.

Sports

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Timeline: A look at Vin Scully's career

Timeline: A look at Vin Scully's career

Produced by Monica Luhar | Oct. 03, 2013

Vin Scully joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950. Though he's taken on network assignments and even hosted game shows, he's always been the voice of the Dodgers. And Scully recently announced he will return next year for a 65th season announcing ...

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Timeline: 10 moments in Dodgers-Giants rivalry

Timeline: 10 moments in Dodgers-Giants rivalry

Produced by Nuran Alteir | Sep. 27, 2013

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants - and their fans - have one of the longest and most passionate rivalries in American sport. Here are 10 important events in that rivalry.

Transportation

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Parking in LA: Where is it worst?

Parking in LA: Where is it worst?

Produced by Evie Liu & Chris Keller | Jun. 25, 2014

Hunting for—and failing to find—a parking spot is one of the things we Angelenos share. And it's one of the things we hate about living here: We know to allow an extra 15 minutes if we don't have a designated spot and want to come close to being on ...

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110 Freeway 'FasTrak' express lanes take a toll on drivers starting Nov. 10

110 Freeway 'FasTrak' express lanes take a toll on drivers starting Nov. 10

Produced by Lisa Brenner & Chris Keller | Nov. 09, 2012

The rules of the 110 Freeway are set to change late Saturday, Nov. 1o or early Sunday, Nov. 11 when "Metro ExpressLanes" – L.A. County's first toll lanes – opens for your carpooling and solo driving pleasure. This map shows entrance and exit ...

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Database: Passenger carriers regulated by California

Database: Passenger carriers regulated by California

Produced by Chris Keller | May. 07, 2013

The California Public Utilities Commission regulates passenger carrier companies operating with the state, such as limousine companies, airport shuttles, charter and scheduled bus operators. Here is a searchable, sortable table of these companies ...

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Gauging the health of Southern California's bridges

Gauging the health of Southern California's bridges

Produced by Sanden Totten, Brian Frank & Chris Keller | Jun. 21, 2013

California has more than 24,000 bridges. Many are classified as "Structurally Deficient", "Functionally Obsolete" or "Fracture Critical". These ominous-sounding terms are part of the Federal Highway Administration's National Bridge Inspection ...

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USC-UCLA football game 2012

USC-UCLA football game 2012

Produced by Lisa Brenner & Chris Keller | Nov. 16, 2012

Here's everything you need to know for a hassle-free day at the 2012 USC-UCLA football game.