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Farewell to Cassini: an Instagram Story

For the past 13 years the Cassini spacecraft has been exploring Saturn and its many moons, but this Friday engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are crashing the probe into the planet's complex atmosphere, on purpose. See the full Instagram story here. Images courtesy of NASA JPL.


How affordable housing in L.A. reinforces economic segregation

Publicly funded affordable housing developments in Los Angeles County have overwhelmingly been built in L.A.’s very poorest neighborhoods. KPCC analyzed census tracts of low-income housing sites involving new construction since 2007. Map: Stamen.


L.A.'s mayor raises millions through a little-known process

Since his election in 2013, Mayor Eric Garcetti has used a little-known process to raise millions. KPCC combed through public records, which show some of the contributors do business with the city.


California gun sales shattered records last year

Californians bought guns at a blazing-fast pace last year, setting a record for the most guns ever sold in the state with 1.3 million, according to state data.


The Hairstyles of Key & Peele

Amanda Mofield, department head hairstylist for the Comedy Central show, “Key & Peele,” did 32 different looks for the first East/West College Bowl skit. "We did three of those [sketches], so I had [96] of those characters that they had to be," said Mofield. "So whatever hair I could find, we would throw it together."


Rideshare drivers nabbed in LAPD stings

A KPCC investigation has uncovered that the LAPD is conducting stings on Uber and Left drivers – paid for by the taxi cab industry.