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For migrant kids, past traumas are hard to escape - and early intervention is key

scpr.org — Once a week in Pico-Union, a group of former child migrants gathers in the community room of a housing complex. They talk about their week: Their lives, their jobs, their relationships - and the emotional scars that dog them as young people who left home on their own at an early age, seeking a better life in the United States.
Sep 16, 2014

For migrant kids, past traumas are hard to escape — and early intervention is key scpr.org/blogs/multiame… via @kpcc

New Calif. law: Drivers must give bikes 3 feet of space before passing

scpr.org — Maya Sugarman/KPCC Cyclists and California Highway Patrol officers demonstrate what three feet between cars and bikes looks like. Starting September 16, drivers must give cyclists at least three feet of clearance. A new law takes effect in California today: Drivers must give bicyclists three feet as they pass them on the road.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @KPCC: California's new bike buffer law: We went for a ride with @CalBike; here's how it works kp.cc/1uFCwyN pic.twitter.com/qcKE470ReS

Maven's Morning Coffee: Kuehl and Shriver debate, Rod Wright resigns from office, DWP sees peak demand in the heat

scpr.org — Good morning, readers. Welcome to the Maven's Morning Coffee -- a listing of the important headlines, news conferences, votes and announcements you need to know to fuel up and tackle your day. The Maven's Morning Coffee is also available as a daily email. Click here to subscribe. Today is Tuesday, Sept.

Some LA Unified students wilting in heat waiting for air-conditioning repairs

scpr.org — L.A. Unified says it has air conditioning in all 32,000 school district classrooms, but 2,000 pending service calls have turned the current heat wave into a repair crisis. On Monday, at Franklin High School in Highland Park, the conditions were stifling.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @KPCC: Some #LAUSD students wilting in heat waiting for air-conditioning repairs kp.cc/1uPKOn5 via @AGuzmanLopez

Sep 15, 2014

RT @KPCCNews: Some LA Unified students wilting in heat waiting for air-conditioning repairs kp.cc/1r1kIOD

Growing up Nisei: The social clubs of Japanese-American girls

scpr.org — As pompadoured teenagers, the members of the Japanese-American social club Just Us Girls took 1940's Los Angeles by storm. They rode the streetcar to the Million Dollar Theater to see big bands. They danced into the night to Louis Armstrong. Sumi Hughes, then known as Sumi Fukushima, was particularly light-footed.