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An Emergency Homeless Shelter Is Officially Coming To Venice

An Emergency Homeless Shelter Is Officially Coming To Venice

The City Council and a state commission approved the plan for a 154-bed bridge housing center, which will be built at a former Metro bus yard on Sunset Avenue between Main Street and Pacific Avenue.

Fire Victims Can Get Help Clearing Debris From Their Properties If They Act Now

Fire Victims Can Get Help Clearing Debris From Their Properties If They Act Now

There's no cost out-of-pocket, but you have to sign up for it first.

What People Really Think Of Gavin Newsom's Plans

What People Really Think Of Gavin Newsom's Plans

Californians want the new governor to work on universal health care and free community college as high priorities, a new survey shows.

LA Is Raising Speed Limits In Order To Enforce Them (AKA Write More Tickets)

LA Is Raising Speed Limits In Order To Enforce Them (AKA Write More Tickets)

Here are the new speed limits (and an explanation of this confounding situation).

DTLA Is In Its Feelings About The Trouble With Its City Councilman

DTLA Is In Its Feelings About The Trouble With Its City Councilman

A "champion" is how some DTLA residents view José Huizar. Others say what he done downtown "is more a list of trespasses than accomplishments."

Will The Key Endorsements For LAUSD's Open 'Latino Seat' Go To White Candidates?

Will The Key Endorsements For LAUSD's Open 'Latino Seat' Go To White Candidates?

To some, the prospect that Latinos might be shut out of the three largest endorsements ought to put L.A.'s progressive credentials in question.

How to Find a Primary Care Provider in LA

How to Find a Primary Care Provider in LA

(Photo courtesy of OneMedical) By Vanessa McGrady Do you remember when years ago, before iTunes and Spotify and Alexa, if you loved a song and wanted to hear it you had to buy the whole CD (or even, if...

One Person Actually Can Help The Homeless. Here's What You Can Do

One Person Actually Can Help The Homeless. Here's What You Can Do

Here are some tangible, actionable ways to make a difference.

20,000 Houses Will Be Built Outside LA. Dangerous Urban Sprawl Or Answer To The Housing Crisis?

20,000 Houses Will Be Built Outside LA. Dangerous Urban Sprawl Or Answer To The Housing Crisis?

A massive community in pristine grasslands brings great views, but also high fire risk, more traffic and increased pollution.

Airbnbs In LA Must Now Get The City's Approval

Airbnbs In LA Must Now Get The City's Approval

Under the new rules, hosts will have to register with the city, pay a fee and only rent out their primary residences.

LA County Sheriff's Deputy Is First In Nearly 20 Years To Be Charged For On-Duty Shooting

LA County Sheriff's Deputy Is First In Nearly 20 Years To Be Charged For On-Duty Shooting

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been charged with voluntary manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed motorist at a gas station in Norwalk, county prosecutors said.

Mass Shooting Threats At CSUN Rattle Students; President Says Campus Will Stay Open

Mass Shooting Threats At CSUN Rattle Students; President Says Campus Will Stay Open

A handwritten letter claiming a shooting will take place Wednesday has been making the rounds. It's the second threat at the university in less than a week.

USC Students Say Sexual Abuse Hotline Was A Disappointment

USC Students Say Sexual Abuse Hotline Was A Disappointment

USC created a telephone hotline for women to report abuse by the campus gynecologist, but some women say it failed to address their needs at a vulnerable time and left them feeling betrayed.

'You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself': Mayor Garcetti Forced To Stop Speech After Protesters Shout Him Down

'You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself': Mayor Garcetti Forced To Stop Speech After Protesters Shout Him Down

The protesters sang songs and stood up to speak about issues ranging from gentrification to the Skid Row neighborhood council.

The New Steps For Keeping LA's Mentally Ill Jail Inmates Off The Street When They're Released

The New Steps For Keeping LA's Mentally Ill Jail Inmates Off The Street When They're Released

L.A. county has agreed to develop a release plan for inmates as soon as they enter jail, arrange for treatment and meds upon release, and connect them to a variety of services.

LA Archdiocese Adds 54 Names To List Of Priests It Says Sexually Abused Children

LA Archdiocese Adds 54 Names To List Of Priests It Says Sexually Abused Children

As pressure grows for more disclosure, the archdiocese updates its list of abusive priests for the first time in 10 years.

Ventura County Sheriff's Sergeant Who Died In Borderline Shooting Was Killed By Friendly Fire

Ventura County Sheriff's Sergeant Who Died In Borderline Shooting Was Killed By Friendly Fire

Helus and the CHP officer, who has not been identified, were the first on the scene of the mass shooting that took place Nov. 7.

Mountain Lion P-64, Famous For Frequent Freeway Crossings, Found Dead In Woolsey Fire Burn Zone

Mountain Lion P-64, Famous For Frequent Freeway Crossings, Found Dead In Woolsey Fire Burn Zone

P-64 was nicknamed "The Culvert Cat" by biologists for his exceptional skill of crossing the region's freeways.

5 Ways Democrats Pulled Down The Orange Curtain

5 Ways Democrats Pulled Down The Orange Curtain

Even California's Republican national committeeman was awed by Democrats' army of campaigners.

Your Homeless Neighbors Have Probably Lived In LA Longer Than You

Your Homeless Neighbors Have Probably Lived In LA Longer Than You

Homelessness affects virtually all demographic groups.

House Of Spirits Liquor Store In Echo Park Was On Fire In Today's Rainstorm

House Of Spirits Liquor Store In Echo Park Was On Fire In Today's Rainstorm

LAFD first reported the fire just before 9:00 a.m.

A Field Guide To The 2019 Special Election For LAUSD School Board

A Field Guide To The 2019 Special Election For LAUSD School Board

Big money, charters-versus-unions, and race-driven redistricting -- welcome to another LAUSD grudge match.

What Our Next Governor Has In Mind For California's Youngest Residents

What Our Next Governor Has In Mind For California's Youngest Residents

"No one should be surprised," by Newsom's early childhood plan, he said. "When I get in there, that first budget will reflect this priority."

LA County Is Ripping Trees Out Of A Popular Hiking Area To Reduce The Flood Threat To Homes And The 110

LA County Is Ripping Trees Out Of A Popular Hiking Area To Reduce The Flood Threat To Homes And The 110

The Devil's Gate Dam reservoir is choking on sediment, and heavy rains could cause the dam to malfunction and overflow, putting homes and a freeway at risk of flooding.

Traditional Therapy Is Not How These Thomas Fire Survivors Are Dealing With Trauma

Traditional Therapy Is Not How These Thomas Fire Survivors Are Dealing With Trauma

Wildfire victims can face psychological harm -- like PTSD and depression -- even if they didn't lose their home.

California's Still A Long Way From Tuition-Free Community College

California's Still A Long Way From Tuition-Free Community College

A second year of free community college tuition in California? It's in the works. But a lot of students will be left out.

In America's 'Worst Bike City,' Laws To Protect Cyclists Are Rarely Enforced

In America's 'Worst Bike City,' Laws To Protect Cyclists Are Rarely Enforced

Cycling in SoCal is hazardous. The state's so-called Three Foot Law was supposed to make bicyclists safer from at one danger: passing cars. So why are some big Southern California police agencies almost never issuing tickets?

LA Has About 40 Immigration Judges. Pending Cases: 74,000 And Growing

LA Has About 40 Immigration Judges. Pending Cases: 74,000 And Growing

The case backlog has jumped by nearly 50 percent in the past two years both locally and nationally.

Houses Built To Resist Wildfires Are Burning In Wildfires -- And Being Rebuilt In The Same Way

Houses Built To Resist Wildfires Are Burning In Wildfires -- And Being Rebuilt In The Same Way

California's wildfire building codes weren't designed for the modern megafire era.

Next Time You're Eating Pizza Or Rocking Out, You Could Be Helping LA Fire Victims

Next Time You're Eating Pizza Or Rocking Out, You Could Be Helping LA Fire Victims

Local businesses and nonprofits are still accepting donations and putting on events to help their neighbors after the Woolsey Fire.

Alex Villanueva Is The New Sheriff Of LA County. Here's Why He's Known As A Maverick

Alex Villanueva Is The New Sheriff Of LA County. Here's Why He's Known As A Maverick

As a deputy he pushed for a smoking ban in the jails, started a separate union, sued the department claiming racial discrimination and got a doctorate in public administration.

Time's Running Out To Prevent An LAUSD Teachers Strike

Time's Running Out To Prevent An LAUSD Teachers Strike

Deadlines and winter break loom large as LAUSD and the union try to avoid a strike.

How Much Rain Did LA Get This Week? Enough To Put Us On Track For A Normal Year

How Much Rain Did LA Get This Week? Enough To Put Us On Track For A Normal Year

Storms caused chaos on the roads and the cancellation of at least one Hollywood meeting, but we at LAist wanted to know how much rain we really got. The answer: seven percent of a normal year's accumulation.

Southwest Terminal At LAX Now Has 9-Lane Security, Urth Caffé And Trejo's Tacos

Southwest Terminal At LAX Now Has 9-Lane Security, Urth Caffé And Trejo's Tacos

The changes come after a four-year, $528 million renovation.

Police Responded Immediately To Chaotic, Confusing Mass Shooting At Borderline Bar -- Then Slowed

Police Responded Immediately To Chaotic, Confusing Mass Shooting At Borderline Bar -- Then Slowed

Officers arrived within minutes of reports of a shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks. A speedy response is considered critical in mass shootings. But after one their own was shot at the scene, everything slowed down as authorities changed tactics.

People Who Aren't Biologists Are Fighting With Biologists About Feeding Wildlife In The Woolsey Fire Zone

People Who Aren't Biologists Are Fighting With Biologists About Feeding Wildlife In The Woolsey Fire Zone

"What is the absolute best thing you can do for wildlife? Leave them alone and let them figure this out," one NPS ranger wrote on Facebook.

It's Raining In LA, And We All Know How That's Going. There's Even A Chance Of Thunder And Hail

It's Raining In LA, And We All Know How That's Going. There's Even A Chance Of Thunder And Hail

It's a cold, wet slog all over Southern California today as rainy conditions and accidents hamper traffic.

Many University Of California Students Are Still Going Hungry

Many University Of California Students Are Still Going Hungry

Despite a multi-year effort, a significant portion of students at University of California campuses say they're eating less or skipping meals because of finances.

First Flu-Related Death Is Reported In Los Angeles

First Flu-Related Death Is Reported In Los Angeles

The individual who passed away was an elderly resident with other health issues.

Silver Lake Trader Joe's Shooting Victim's Family Files Lawsuit Against LAPD

Silver Lake Trader Joe's Shooting Victim's Family Files Lawsuit Against LAPD

Corado was working at the grocery store during a standoff between officers and 28-year-old Gene Evins Atkins when she was killed.

Are LA Drivers Really That Bad At Driving In The Rain?

Are LA Drivers Really That Bad At Driving In The Rain?

Do Los Angeles motorists really deserve the oft-repeated rap that they can't drive in the rain? We take a look at the data.

LA Sheriff-Elect Starts To 'Clean House' Even Before He Takes Office

LA Sheriff-Elect Starts To 'Clean House' Even Before He Takes Office

Alex Villanueva doesn't take office until next Monday, but on Wednesday his spokesman confirmed that he's removing the undersheriff, all four assistant sheriffs, eight of the 11 chiefs, and others.

Dear LAist: How Do I Talk To Kids About Homelessness?

Dear LAist: How Do I Talk To Kids About Homelessness?

Homelessness is evident everywhere in Los Angeles County. But how to talk to young kids about why so many people are living on the street?

How To Know If Your Home Is At Risk For Mudslides

How To Know If Your Home Is At Risk For Mudslides

It's not just the burn areas that may be in danger.

Outgoing LA Sheriff Warns Against Backsliding On Reforms

Outgoing LA Sheriff Warns Against Backsliding On Reforms

In farewell remarks, outgoing L.A. Sheriff Jim McDonnell says he'll be a "vocal supporter" of Sheriff-elect Alex Villanueva, and "when necessary, a vocal critic." McDonnell refuses to rule out a future run for the job.

Eastside Car Wash Workers Win Historic Settlement

Eastside Car Wash Workers Win Historic Settlement

The more than $1 million dollar settlement could see payouts as big as $40,000 for victims.

Brace For Rain, People. It's About To Hit LA

Brace For Rain, People. It's About To Hit LA

Showers are headed our direction starting Wednesday, possibly continuing on and off through Saturday.

Dear LA, Please Don't Get Scammed This Giving Tuesday

Dear LA, Please Don't Get Scammed This Giving Tuesday

So how do you spot a sham? We've got tips.

LA County Approves Universal Health Standards For Homeless Shelters

LA County Approves Universal Health Standards For Homeless Shelters

L.A. has never had a universal standard for inspecting shelters.

LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell Concedes To Alex Villanueva

LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell Concedes To Alex Villanueva

It's the first time in about a century that a sitting L.A. sheriff has been voted out of office.

Uber Wants To Be The Uber Of Scooters -- And They'll Be All Over LA Sidewalks Soon

Uber Wants To Be The Uber Of Scooters -- And They'll Be All Over LA Sidewalks Soon

The city has accepted applications from seven electric scooter and bicycle companies and has just started granting provisional permits for them to operate within L.A.

Mountain Lion P-74 'Most Likely' Died In The Woolsey Fire

Mountain Lion P-74 'Most Likely' Died In The Woolsey Fire

The sub-adult male was the newest cougar being tracked as part of NPS biologists' study of mountain lions in the region.

Tears And Hugs - InSight Has Touched Down On Mars

Tears And Hugs - InSight Has Touched Down On Mars

InSight would be the eighth American spacecraft to land on the red planet in the past four decades.

Dear LADYist: Are You There, God? It's Me, Menopause.

Dear LADYist: Are You There, God? It's Me, Menopause.

The only time you'll hear us say it's better to be late than early.

Charter School Advocates Spent Tons Of Money On This Election -- And They Still Lost Their Biggest Races

Charter School Advocates Spent Tons Of Money On This Election -- And They Still Lost Their Biggest Races

They shelled out $62 million but it wasn't enough to win the race for governor and state schools superintendent.

Students Demand USC Listen To Their Ideas After The Tyndall Scandal

Students Demand USC Listen To Their Ideas After The Tyndall Scandal

"It's empowering to know that we can possibly do something to end this 30-year era of trauma," said one student.

How Crazy Is Black Friday Looking This Year?

How Crazy Is Black Friday Looking This Year?

Has online shopping toned down those legendary Black Friday shopping scuffles?

A Makeshift Malibu Thanksgiving For Woolsey Fire Survivors

A Makeshift Malibu Thanksgiving For Woolsey Fire Survivors

"It's times like this where it sort of restores my faith in humanity."

Alex Villanueva Says He Would Eliminate The LA Sheriff's Constitutional Policing Advisors

Alex Villanueva Says He Would Eliminate The LA Sheriff's Constitutional Policing Advisors

Villanueva, who appears poised to oust incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell, says the two advisors are "a dog and pony show." An ACLU policing expert says getting rid of them would be "a troubling step in the wrong direction."

Provisional Ballots Surged In LA County. If You Cast One, Here's What To Know

Provisional Ballots Surged In LA County. If You Cast One, Here's What To Know

Provisional ballots surged in L.A. County -- here's what we know so far.

More Than 70 Horses Displaced By The Woolsey Fire Are Still Homeless

More Than 70 Horses Displaced By The Woolsey Fire Are Still Homeless

The Ventura County Fairgrounds is still housing dozens of horses that don't have a stable to return to.

After FBI Raid, Richelle Huizar Won't Be Running For Her Husband's Council Seat After All

After FBI Raid, Richelle Huizar Won't Be Running For Her Husband's Council Seat After All

Federal agents searched their home and two of Councilman José Huizar's offices earlier this month, looking for evidence based on allegations of criminal activity, according to the FBI.

Watch LAFD Pilots Rescue 3 People And 2 Dogs As The Woolsey Fire Closes In

Watch LAFD Pilots Rescue 3 People And 2 Dogs As The Woolsey Fire Closes In

The helicopter's fuel supply was dwindling and there was no chance of a hoist operation, so the pilots made an "incredibly complex" landing on the mountaintop.

Republicans Are Out, Democrats Are In. But What Does It All Mean?

Republicans Are Out, Democrats Are In. But What Does It All Mean?

California's U.S. House elections are over. Now comes the hard part -- governing.

With Rain Forecast, Residents In Woolsey Fire Burn Zone Prep For Possible Mudslides

With Rain Forecast, Residents In Woolsey Fire Burn Zone Prep For Possible Mudslides

With rain in the forecast, homes that survived the fires could now be exposed to mudslides and debris flows.

Win And Juice: Snoop Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Win And Juice: Snoop Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Snoop D-O-double-G got the 2,651st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.

What Happens To The Maids And Gardeners Of Malibu When The Houses Are Gone

What Happens To The Maids And Gardeners Of Malibu When The Houses Are Gone

"I need the money, I need to keep working. To be honest, I don't know what to do," said one day laborer.

Woolsey Fire Should Be Fully Contained By Thanksgiving

Woolsey Fire Should Be Fully Contained By Thanksgiving

Some residents of Malibu Colony Cove were allowed to return to their homes -- or the sites where their homes once stood.

Alex Villanueva Declares Victory Over Jim McDonnell In LA County Sheriff's Race

Alex Villanueva Declares Victory Over Jim McDonnell In LA County Sheriff's Race

Retired L.A. County Sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva declared victory after the latest vote count showed him surging ahead by more than 87,000 votes.

These Photos Showcase The Grim Remains Of Paramount Pictures' Legendary Western Set

These Photos Showcase The Grim Remains Of Paramount Pictures' Legendary Western Set

Paramount Ranch burned to the ground on Friday in the Woolsey Fire. Here's what's left.

All The Things Being Done To Put Malibu Back Together Again After The Woolsey Fire

All The Things Being Done To Put Malibu Back Together Again After The Woolsey Fire

The biggest question after a wildfire: How do you rebuild? Here's the answer, from your water and electricity providers.

SoCal Edison Is Spending Millions To Make Sure Its Power Poles Are Safe From Birthday Balloons

SoCal Edison Is Spending Millions To Make Sure Its Power Poles Are Safe From Birthday Balloons

The upgrades are expensive: Covered power lines, fiberglass utility poles and tiny weather stations. The expected payoff? Reducing how often power lines start fires.

Where Traumatized Firefighters In The Field Go For Help

Where Traumatized Firefighters In The Field Go For Help

Fighting fires has been compared to the kind of stress that soldiers go through in warfare. A report found firefighters experience PTSD at rates similar to combat veterans.

3 Months After Proposing Homeless Housing In Sherman Oaks, City Staff Haven't Set Foot On the Land

3 Months After Proposing Homeless Housing In Sherman Oaks, City Staff Haven't Set Foot On the Land

Meanwhile, Councilman David Ryu's district nixed a separate proposal for affordable housing in the neighborhood and broke ground on a housing center for women in Hollywood.

California Police Scanned More Than 1 Billion License Plates -- Rarely Finding Cars On 'Hot Lists'

California Police Scanned More Than 1 Billion License Plates -- Rarely Finding Cars On 'Hot Lists'

California's law enforcement agencies scanned license plates more than a billion times in 2016 and 2017, compiling massive databases of people's movement across the state while rarely detecting cars on police watchlists.

Porter Projected To Win In Orange County As Democrats Take The Lead

Porter Projected To Win In Orange County As Democrats Take The Lead

In two of the tightest races in Southern California, Democrat Katie Porter has been projected to win and Democrat Gil Cisneros has pulled ahead by 941 votes.

More Latinos Voted This Election. Are They Turning The Corner On Turnout?

More Latinos Voted This Election. Are They Turning The Corner On Turnout?

Researchers say Latinos cast more ballots this time around and their influence is showing.

Councilman José Huizar Removed From Committees After FBI Raids On His Offices, Home

Councilman José Huizar Removed From Committees After FBI Raids On His Offices, Home

In a letter sent to the City Clerk, Council President Herb Wesson listed "adjustments" to four City Council committees that Huizar served on or led.

From FEMA To Mental Health: A Guide To Getting Help After The Fire

From FEMA To Mental Health: A Guide To Getting Help After The Fire

The fires that blazed through Southern California this week and last left all manner of destruction in their wake. Here's how to start rebuilding.

Michelle Obama Went To A DTLA School And Crushed Storytime

Michelle Obama Went To A DTLA School And Crushed Storytime

The former First Lady was here as part of her Becoming book tour, but if you asked the kids they'd probably tell you she was here to read them The Gruffalo.

Sgt. Ron Helus, Killed In Borderline Shooting, Laid To Rest Today

Sgt. Ron Helus, Killed In Borderline Shooting, Laid To Rest Today

Helus, a 29-year veteran of the force, succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained after confronting an active shooter at Thousand Oaks' Borderline Bar and Grill.

This Is Why Fire Officials Don't Want You To Stay And Defend Your Home

This Is Why Fire Officials Don't Want You To Stay And Defend Your Home

Not that many years ago, state and local fire officials considered adopting a policy to train residents to stay and defend their homes from fire. A disaster on the other side of the world killed the idea.

P-22 Is OK, But The Woolsey Fire Has Turned The Santa Monica Mountains Into A 'Moonscape'

P-22 Is OK, But The Woolsey Fire Has Turned The Santa Monica Mountains Into A 'Moonscape'

The fire burned roughly 88 percent of the national park land. Two mountain lions and a bobcat have not yet been located.

Woolsey Fire: Gov. Brown, Secretary Zinke Tour Burn Zone; Hill Fire Now Fully Contained

Woolsey Fire: Gov. Brown, Secretary Zinke Tour Burn Zone; Hill Fire Now Fully Contained

The Woolsey Fire is now one of the largest on record to burn in Los Angeles County.

Update: Republicans Lose More Ground in SoCal House Races As Counting Continues

Update: Republicans Lose More Ground in SoCal House Races As Counting Continues

Republicans are swimming against a riptide of late ballots that have been benefiting Democrats.

This Map Shows Where Homes Have Been Destroyed And Damaged By The Woolsey And Hill Fires

This Map Shows Where Homes Have Been Destroyed And Damaged By The Woolsey And Hill Fires

Disclaimer: the burn zone is still being inspected and is subject to change, Ventura County officials say.

Do You Feel Pressure To Have Children?

Do You Feel Pressure To Have Children?

"So when are you having kids?" If that sounds familiar, we want to hear from you.

Woolsey Fire: What Happens Next For Malibu Evacuees?

Woolsey Fire: What Happens Next For Malibu Evacuees?

Active hotspots and flareups still threaten the area, along with downed power lines, debris and other hazards.

Why This House Is Still Standing Among The Ruins Of The Woolsey Fire

Why This House Is Still Standing Among The Ruins Of The Woolsey Fire

"If I could've I would've left, but you know I'm not gonna. The animals need me ... I was not gonna leave them. I know everyone's going to say I'm an idiot."

Woolsey Fire Now Among Largest On Record In LA County; Flare-Up Reported In Carlisle Canyon, Lake Sherwood Area

Woolsey Fire Now Among Largest On Record In LA County; Flare-Up Reported In Carlisle Canyon, Lake Sherwood Area

The wildfires sweeping across Southern California have destroyed hundreds of homes, killed at least two people and injured several more, and ravaged beloved landmarks and park space.

What Happened At The Santa Susana Nuclear Site During The Woolsey Fire?

What Happened At The Santa Susana Nuclear Site During The Woolsey Fire?

The site is riddled with radioactive waste and toxic compounds. Where does it all go during a fire?

The Saga Of Stanley -- The Malibu Giraffe Caught In An Actual And Online Inferno

The Saga Of Stanley -- The Malibu Giraffe Caught In An Actual And Online Inferno

"It is a major mobilization to move a giraffe," a Santa Barbara Zoo official told LAist. In the case of a fast-moving fire, "you couldn't mobilize fast enough or safely enough to move the animals. If they didn't kill the animal trying to load it, it would be amazing."

SoCal Democrats Are Licking Their Chops To Take Over The House. Here's What They're Planning

SoCal Democrats Are Licking Their Chops To Take Over The House. Here's What They're Planning

Many Southern California Democrats are poised to play critical roles in investigating President Trump and influencing policy that will impact California. With the House Majority, "we can stand up to stupid stuff," said Rep. Ted Lieu.

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