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LA Welcomes The Winter Solstice With Wet Weekend Weather

LA Welcomes The Winter Solstice With Wet Weekend Weather

O winter storm, o winter storm, please don't ruin our Christmas.

Angelenos' Love For Hollywood Burbank Airport Runs Deep. Here's Why

Angelenos' Love For Hollywood Burbank Airport Runs Deep. Here's Why

Fun fact: Hollywood Burbank Airport is still called the Bob Hope Airport (in our hearts and) by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Billions Of Dollars Are Headed To UC And CSU. How Should They Spend It?

Billions Of Dollars Are Headed To UC And CSU. How Should They Spend It?

Employees, buildings, students -- where will it go?

Feds End Investigation Into OC Jails After Beating Death Of Inmate

Feds End Investigation Into OC Jails After Beating Death Of Inmate

The probe came on the heels of a fatal attack against 41-year-old John Chamberlain.

LA's Asian Santa Is Back In Little Tokyo

LA's Asian Santa Is Back In Little Tokyo

Wearing a golden samurai helmet and zori sandals, 'Shogun Santa' returns for a new chapter without Rodney Kageyama.

California's Segregated Preschools: Extremely Separate And Widely Unequal

California's Segregated Preschools: Extremely Separate And Widely Unequal

65 years after the Supreme Court desegregated public education, California's public preschools are almost entirely nonwhite.

Can Computer Modeling Predict Who Will Become Homeless? LA County Is Betting On It

Can Computer Modeling Predict Who Will Become Homeless? LA County Is Betting On It

Humans aren't great at knowing who is most likely to end up on the streets.

'We Don't Want To Lose This Generation' -- The Push To Get Native American Students To SoCal Colleges

'We Don't Want To Lose This Generation' -- The Push To Get Native American Students To SoCal Colleges

There are about 20,000 students at Cal State San Bernardino. Only 45 are Native American.

Wind And Cold To Continue This Week In LA

Wind And Cold To Continue This Week In LA

Temperatures in some parts of the county could dip below freezing.

Why Is 'Hangover' Producer Scott Budnick Under Investigation By The LA County Sheriff?

Why Is 'Hangover' Producer Scott Budnick Under Investigation By The LA County Sheriff?

Over the last decade, Scott Budnick, producer of the "Hangover" movies, has earned a reputation for reinventing himself as an advocate for incarcerated youth. Lately, though, he's taken on another unexpected role -- as the subject of a criminal investigation.

LA's Armenian Community Celebrates Senate Genocide Resolution

LA's Armenian Community Celebrates Senate Genocide Resolution

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate voted for the first time in history to formally recognize the killing of 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire more than a century ago as genocide.

Cannabis Is Unsafe For Pregnant Women, Says Panel Of California Scientists

Cannabis Is Unsafe For Pregnant Women, Says Panel Of California Scientists

The decision means that legal cannabis products in the state will soon need to carry warning labels.

LA Libraries Will Stop Charging Late Fees And Forgive Your Past-Due Sins

LA Libraries Will Stop Charging Late Fees And Forgive Your Past-Due Sins

Los Angeles joins a growing number of cities working to increase equitable access by removing a financial barrier.

Feinstein Proposes New Safety Rules In Wake Of Conception Dive Boat Tragedy

Feinstein Proposes New Safety Rules In Wake Of Conception Dive Boat Tragedy

The bill would require additional emergency exits, stricter rules for fire alarm systems, and safety standards for storing devices with lithium ion batteries.

SuperShuttle Is Driving Out Of LAX -- For Good

SuperShuttle Is Driving Out Of LAX -- For Good

You won't see any of the blue vans cruising around the airport after Dec. 31.

Why Understanding A Student's Preschool Life May Be Key To Raising LAUSD Graduation Rates

Why Understanding A Student's Preschool Life May Be Key To Raising LAUSD Graduation Rates

The district's new Birth To Eight Roadmap aims to create a smoother transition for nearly 31,000 kids from early education to elementary school.

LA County Is Putting Mini Health Clinics On High School Campuses

LA County Is Putting Mini Health Clinics On High School Campuses

The 'Wellbeing Centers' will offer sexual health services and help with mental health, too.

Your Urban Drool (aka Polluted Runoff) Isn't Being Cleaned Up Quickly Enough, Says Heal The Bay

Your Urban Drool (aka Polluted Runoff) Isn't Being Cleaned Up Quickly Enough, Says Heal The Bay

Watershed managers are doing too little to make polluters comply with cleanup goals, but new money and stricter deadlines could make a difference.

Lancaster Is Considering Restrictions On Feeding The Homeless In Public Spaces

Lancaster Is Considering Restrictions On Feeding The Homeless In Public Spaces

Residents and homeless advocates packed the city council chambers at a contentious meeting Tuesday night. The vote was postponed.

B/Victoria Is The Virus Mostly To Blame This Flu Season -- And It's Showing Up Early

B/Victoria Is The Virus Mostly To Blame This Flu Season -- And It's Showing Up Early

The B/Victoria strain is more likely to affect children. Fortunately, it's included in this year's flu shot.

Anaheim Minimum Wage Advocates Take Disney To Court

Anaheim Minimum Wage Advocates Take Disney To Court

Is Disneyland subject to a measure passed by voters requiring a $15 minimum wage? It could be up to a judge to decide.

The UC System Is Being Sued To Stop Using SAT/ACT Over Discrimination Claims

The UC System Is Being Sued To Stop Using SAT/ACT Over Discrimination Claims

Civil rights groups say the University of California is violating the equal protection clause of the state constitution by using SAT and ACT scores for admissions.

California Salmon Can Fight (Some) Climate Change Threat By Eating More

California Salmon Can Fight (Some) Climate Change Threat By Eating More

Even a couple of degrees in water temperature can make a world of difference.

A Nativity Scene In Claremont Features Baby Jesus, Mary And Joseph In Cages

A Nativity Scene In Claremont Features Baby Jesus, Mary And Joseph In Cages

Claremont United Methodist Church's Christmas nativity is meant to be a commentary on immigrant family separations.

Recycling Fail: CVS Faces $3.6 Million Penalty

Recycling Fail: CVS Faces $3.6 Million Penalty

Nearly 10 percent of the company's 842 California stores are accused of violating state recycling rules.

Manson Family Was Indicted And Arraigned For Murder 50 Years Ago This Week

Manson Family Was Indicted And Arraigned For Murder 50 Years Ago This Week

The indictments set the stage for one of the craziest trials in L.A. history.

California Is Rewriting The Law On Online Privacy. Here's What You Need To Know

California Is Rewriting The Law On Online Privacy. Here's What You Need To Know

Big changes are coming to your digital privacy protections in California. But you'll have to take action.

A New Shuttle At Griffith Park Will Take You From The Zoo To The Observatory For Free

A New Shuttle At Griffith Park Will Take You From The Zoo To The Observatory For Free

A new bus service traveling between attraction at Griffith Park is part of city officials' goal of providing car-free access to the massive park.

Can LA Reduce Homelessness Through Better Prevention?

Can LA Reduce Homelessness Through Better Prevention?

Officials are looking to cities like Chicago for lessons on how to prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place.

Should Homeless People Have The Legal Right To Sleep Outside? The Supreme Court May Give Us An Answer

Should Homeless People Have The Legal Right To Sleep Outside? The Supreme Court May Give Us An Answer

A federal court decision last year said homeless people do indeed have that right, but many disagree.

LA Metro Says 405 Freeway Toll Lanes Would Help With Congestion. Will Drivers Buy In?

LA Metro Says 405 Freeway Toll Lanes Would Help With Congestion. Will Drivers Buy In?

Widening the 405 didn't fix the traffic nightmare through the Sepulveda Pass. Now Metro is working to expand a program that has proven to alleviate congestion.

Stalked, Cornered, Hit, Sexually Assaulted, Yelled At: These Are The Stories Of Women Riding LA Metro

Stalked, Cornered, Hit, Sexually Assaulted, Yelled At: These Are The Stories Of Women Riding LA Metro

"Men are taking advantage of the fact that women are basically trapped on the bus or train."

Indicted USC Administrator Involved Colleagues In Her Private Dealings

Indicted USC Administrator Involved Colleagues In Her Private Dealings

New details about Donna Heinel, the senior associate athletic director who prosecutors say was a key conduit in the Varsity Blues scheme, shed light on just how expansive her role within the athletics department was -- and on whether USC monitored her activities closely enough.

2020 Elections: Who's Running For LA City Council And LAUSD School Board In The March Primary?

2020 Elections: Who's Running For LA City Council And LAUSD School Board In The March Primary?

More than a dozen candidates hope to run for the L.A. Unified School Board. More than three dozen hope to run for the L.A. City Council.

New Technology May Prevent Wildfires Caused By Power Lines

New Technology May Prevent Wildfires Caused By Power Lines

The system, developed by researchers at Texas A&M, looks for early signs of circuitry failure.

Anaheim Gets To Keep Its Angels -- And Owner Arte Moreno Gets 153 Acres To Play With

Anaheim Gets To Keep Its Angels -- And Owner Arte Moreno Gets 153 Acres To Play With

The team will stick around until 2050 while Moreno develops restaurants, condos and entertainment venues on the land around the stadium.

More USC Staff Accepted Bribes And Helped Admissions Scam, Feds Say

More USC Staff Accepted Bribes And Helped Admissions Scam, Feds Say

Additional employees at the University of Southern California were involved in the "Varsity Blues" admissions scandal beyond the four indicted so far, according to court documents and prosecutors' statements.

Nury Martinez Will Make 'Herstory' As LA's First Latina City Council President. Here Are Her Priorities

Nury Martinez Will Make 'Herstory' As LA's First Latina City Council President. Here Are Her Priorities

She's had a meteoric rise to one of the most powerful jobs in Los Angeles.

Grief Is Common Among Military Vets -- But Rarely Recognized

Grief Is Common Among Military Vets -- But Rarely Recognized

UC Irvine conducted one of the first studies on grief among those who served in the military.

Alhambra Revokes Approval For Condo Project At Worship Site After Outcry From Sikh Community

Alhambra Revokes Approval For Condo Project At Worship Site After Outcry From Sikh Community

When the city's planning commission approved the project this summer, staff reports said the Sikh gurdwara was vacant. But it's actually a vibrant temple that has served Alhambra's Sikh community for 43 years.

An LA Doula Program For Black Moms Derails After Accusations Of Racial Insensitivity

An LA Doula Program For Black Moms Derails After Accusations Of Racial Insensitivity

Doulas can help women have healthier births, but one local program is no longer operational after staff members were fired and others quit in solidarity.

LA County Will Add 500 Badly Needed Mental Health Treatment Beds

LA County Will Add 500 Badly Needed Mental Health Treatment Beds

The plan, which the county's Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday, also calls for alternatives to hospitalization and steps to increase staffing and facility space.

At A City Hall 'Die-In', Protesters Demand Safer Streets And Bold Action From LA Leaders

At A City Hall 'Die-In', Protesters Demand Safer Streets And Bold Action From LA Leaders

Demonstrators say Mayor Garcetti and other city leaders lack "the courage and the conviction" to push for swift, bold infrastructure changes to make streets safe for anyone not in a car.

No Power, No Water, No Phone: SoCal Residents Demand Answers After Utility Shut Offs

No Power, No Water, No Phone: SoCal Residents Demand Answers After Utility Shut Offs

Nearly 200,000 SoCal customers in rural, mountain and foothill communities lost power in October and November, some for days.

LAUSD's Own 'Green New Deal' Calls For Ditching Non-Renewable Energy By 2040

LAUSD's Own 'Green New Deal' Calls For Ditching Non-Renewable Energy By 2040

School board members are due to vote on the plan on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

We've Stopped Counting Bald Eagles -- And That's A Good Thing

We've Stopped Counting Bald Eagles -- And That's A Good Thing

Winter is the best time to see local and migrating eagles so you can still attend local eagle watching events.

How We Survived The Great Thanksgiving Storm Of 2019

How We Survived The Great Thanksgiving Storm Of 2019

It was a cold, wet and snowy Thanksgiving Day, severely limiting our god-given right as Southern Californians to troll the rest of the country.

Did OC Weekly Just Publish Its Last Issue?

Did OC Weekly Just Publish Its Last Issue?

The alt weekly announced it was shutting down but the owner says he's in talks to sell it "to a local businessman."

Say Meow To P-77, SoCal's Newest Mountain Lion

Say Meow To P-77, SoCal's Newest Mountain Lion

The two year-old female is in good health and is now one of 11 living mountain lions currently being tracked across SoCal.

It's Not Just Raining, It's Snowing This Thanksgiving

It's Not Just Raining, It's Snowing This Thanksgiving

There's snow in Lancaster and the Grapevine has been shut down.

Despite Ban, Feds Want More Immigrant Detention in SoCal (They Want Child Shelters, Too)

Despite Ban, Feds Want More Immigrant Detention in SoCal (They Want Child Shelters, Too)

California has banned new for-profit immigrant detention centers. L.A. has opposed new child migrant shelters. The Trump administration is still trying to open both here.

Here's LA County's Vision For Saving The Air And Getting People To Drive Electric

Here's LA County's Vision For Saving The Air And Getting People To Drive Electric

There's a new plan with a number of new benchmarks. And while there's no force of law behind the plan, L.A. leaders hope it'll inspire pilot programs and policy.

Cave Fire In Santa Barbara: 4,330 Acres Burned; Containment At 10%

Cave Fire In Santa Barbara: 4,330 Acres Burned; Containment At 10%

The Cave Fire started just days ahead of forecasts of heavy rains in much of Southern California.

Dear LAist: Where Have All The June Bugs Gone?

Dear LAist: Where Have All The June Bugs Gone?

One reader misses the familiar thwack of tiny wings hitting glass.

LAUSD Tried To Make A New Middle School For WeHo. They Made A Mess Instead

LAUSD Tried To Make A New Middle School For WeHo. They Made A Mess Instead

District officials are hoping to lure some West Hollywood parents to keep their kids in LAUSD after elementary school.

Wind-Driven Cave Fire Explodes In Santa Barbara

Wind-Driven Cave Fire Explodes In Santa Barbara

A fast-moving fire in the hills above Santa Barbara led to growing evacuation orders Monday night.

What's Worse Than SoCal Thanksgiving Traffic? Just Add A Winter Storm

What's Worse Than SoCal Thanksgiving Traffic? Just Add A Winter Storm

The greater Los Angeles area will likely see rain, possibly thunderstorms, and in some places, snow.

Does LA Actually Have More Vacant Units Than Homeless People? Our Mea Culpa

Does LA Actually Have More Vacant Units Than Homeless People? Our Mea Culpa

The answer is probably "yes" even though a recent study that affirmed this used data that raises some questions.

Rape, Stalking, Dating Violence Reports Are Up At Some SoCal Colleges

Rape, Stalking, Dating Violence Reports Are Up At Some SoCal Colleges

The yearly Clery reports tally the number of violent incidents reported at colleges and universities. Officials say some incidents, like rape, go underreported.

How Angry Parents Annihilated A 'Racist' Study Guide Given To Their Downey 5th Graders

How Angry Parents Annihilated A 'Racist' Study Guide Given To Their Downey 5th Graders

Parents in a tight-knit Downey school community were outraged when their children came home with an assignment that they saw as an example of "old school prejudice and racism."

Paying Out Of Pocket For Your LA Therapist? You're Not Alone

Paying Out Of Pocket For Your LA Therapist? You're Not Alone

More and more insured Californians are having trouble getting mental health care, according to a new report.

The Purple Project: Democracy Needs to Be Heard

The Purple Project: Democracy Needs to Be Heard

We asked notable names in TV, film and radio about what amendments from the U.S. Constitution meant to them. Here's what they said.

How Santa Monica Established Order From Scooter Chaos (And What It Can Teach LA)

How Santa Monica Established Order From Scooter Chaos (And What It Can Teach LA)

The city has released the clearest study yet that shows how scooters and other dockless vehicles could usher in the next era of urban mobility.

Dear LAist: Does The City Really Hire People To Hunt Coyotes?

Dear LAist: Does The City Really Hire People To Hunt Coyotes?

A reader wants to know how rogue coyotes are handled.

 Another Asian American Civil Rights Organization Splinters In LA

Another Asian American Civil Rights Organization Splinters In LA

A progressive voice in L.A.'s Korean community is hemorrhaging staff.

LA Got Some Rain, But We Could Be In For A Dry Winter

LA Got Some Rain, But We Could Be In For A Dry Winter

All that rain that just fell? It might not be enough to stave off fire weather for too long.

It Rained In L.A., And Everyone Reacted Exactly As You'd Expect 

It Rained In L.A., And Everyone Reacted Exactly As You'd Expect 

We'll soon be saying goodbye to the first rainfall of the season. It was beautiful and frightening. Let's review the reactions. 

Officials Confirm Santa Clarita Shooter Used A Ghost Gun

Officials Confirm Santa Clarita Shooter Used A Ghost Gun

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed on Thursday that the .45-caliber handgun was crudely assembled from parts available for purchase without a background check.

Authors Pull Back Study That Found LA Has More Vacant Homes Than Homeless People [UPDATED]

Authors Pull Back Study That Found LA Has More Vacant Homes Than Homeless People [UPDATED]

A financialized housing market leaves regular people falling behind.

Saugus High School Students Return To Campus After Deadly Shooting

Saugus High School Students Return To Campus After Deadly Shooting

Classes won't resume until after Thanksgiving, but students were allowed on Tuesday to retrieve things they left behind during the shooting.

Are LA Sheriff's Deputies Harassing The Families Of People They Shoot And Kill?

Are LA Sheriff's Deputies Harassing The Families Of People They Shoot And Kill?

The Civilian Oversight Commission has ordered the inspector general to investigate harassment claims by at least three families.

A Hollywood Woman Is Suing LA's Catholic Archdiocese Under A New Child Abuse Law

A Hollywood Woman Is Suing LA's Catholic Archdiocese Under A New Child Abuse Law

The suit is thought to be the first filed against the archdiocese using California's recently passed Child Victims Act.

LA's Warm November Is Going From Record Highs To Rain

LA's Warm November Is Going From Record Highs To Rain

National Weather Service forecasters say about a quarter to ¾ of an inch will fall in L.A. County. Some of our taller local mountains could even get some snow.

Before Netflix And Stand-Up Specials, Gabriel Iglesias Was A Student In This Long Beach Teacher's Class

Before Netflix And Stand-Up Specials, Gabriel Iglesias Was A Student In This Long Beach Teacher's Class

Iglesias dedicated the show to his teacher, June Garner, writing: "Thank you for believing in me when I didn't believe in myself."

Eviction Notices Are Surging As Landlords Take Advantage Of A Loophole. Here's How Cities Are Responding

Eviction Notices Are Surging As Landlords Take Advantage Of A Loophole. Here's How Cities Are Responding

Tenants will soon get more state protection against evictions. But in the meantime, cities have been forced to step in to try to keep people in their homes.

Presidential Hopefuls Met Up With California Democrats This Weekend In Long Beach. Our Key Takeaways

Presidential Hopefuls Met Up With California Democrats This Weekend In Long Beach. Our Key Takeaways

Democrats met in Long Beach this weekend, where presidential hopefuls wooed Latino voters and we all got a glimpse of political showdowns to come in 2020.

Christine Blasey Ford: 'I Was Not Prepared For The Venom, The Persistent Attacks, The Vilification'

Christine Blasey Ford: 'I Was Not Prepared For The Venom, The Persistent Attacks, The Vilification'

She faced death threats after accusing then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were both teenagers, Now she says: "I thought anyone in my position, of course, would do the same thing."

How 2 Santa Clarita High Schoolers Helped Prepare Saugus High For The Worst

How 2 Santa Clarita High Schoolers Helped Prepare Saugus High For The Worst

"I was absolutely terrified of things like school shootings and natural disasters, and so was my sister."

Saugus High School Shooting In Santa Clarita: Suspect Dead, Motive Still 'A Mystery'

Saugus High School Shooting In Santa Clarita: Suspect Dead, Motive Still 'A Mystery'

The L.A. County coroner's office has confirmed to KPCC/LAist that Gracie Anne Muehlberger, 15, was one of the two teens killed.

2nd Victim Of The Saugus High School Shooting Is Identified

2nd Victim Of The Saugus High School Shooting Is Identified

The teenager was known for his humor, his involvement with ROTC, and his love of SpongeBob SquarePants.

What Are All The Democrats Doing In Long Beach This Weekend? (A Political Convention Explainer)

What Are All The Democrats Doing In Long Beach This Weekend? (A Political Convention Explainer)

Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris and more are in town for California Democrats' Fall Nominating Convention. They're holding rallies and appearing at a Univision forum. "It's essentially like a music festival for Democrats," said one campaign manager.

Dear LAist: Can I Take My Bike On Metro Trains?

Dear LAist: Can I Take My Bike On Metro Trains?

One reader wants to know how bicycle-friendly L.A. Metro is.

Saugus High School Shooting In Santa Clarita: Teen Girl And Boy Dead, Alleged Shooter In 'Grave Condition'

Saugus High School Shooting In Santa Clarita: Teen Girl And Boy Dead, Alleged Shooter In 'Grave Condition'

The shooting was reported just before 7:40 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley High School.

How California Got Tough On Guns: Your Guide

How California Got Tough On Guns: Your Guide

For more than 50 years, California's progressive politicians have layered on restrictions, while gun owners and manufacturers continue to try to find their way out of them.

Native American Students Feel Invisible. A New SoCal College Hopes To Change That

Native American Students Feel Invisible. A New SoCal College Hopes To Change That

California Indian Nations College is a new public college founded to serve Native Americans. Students say it's a big change from campuses where no one understands Native culture.

Edison Settles Lawsuits Over The Thomas Fire, Woolsey Fire, And Montecito Mudflow

Edison Settles Lawsuits Over The Thomas Fire, Woolsey Fire, And Montecito Mudflow

The settlements resolve claims brought by 23 cities, counties and local governments, but not lawsuits brought by individuals and businesses.

Rachel Rossi Wants To Be LA's Next DA. She's Promising To End 'Archaic' Approach To Justice

Rachel Rossi Wants To Be LA's Next DA. She's Promising To End 'Archaic' Approach To Justice

Rachel Rossi, 36, is the fourth person to take on Lacey. Rossi is the only non-prosecutor in the race; she's a former L.A. County and federal public defender.

Edison Power Shutoffs: Where Were You When The Lights Went Out?

Edison Power Shutoffs: Where Were You When The Lights Went Out?

Southern California Edison cut power to about 170,000 customers this year as a fire prevention measure, most during windstorms in October, but now state regulators are digging into the company's decision-making and the problems the outages caused.

Fried Chicken, Traffic And 'Absolutely Nothing.' Here Are The Things Worth Waiting In Line For In LA, According To Readers

Fried Chicken, Traffic And 'Absolutely Nothing.' Here Are The Things Worth Waiting In Line For In LA, According To Readers

It started with a photo of a swing. And ended with 100-plus responses from some passionate people. 

LA Archbishop Jose Gomez Elected As First Latino President Of US Bishops' Conference

LA Archbishop Jose Gomez Elected As First Latino President Of US Bishops' Conference

Gomez is seen as a bridge between conservative and liberal factions within the U.S. Catholic Church. 

Where Are You Going On Jump Scooters? Here's Why LA And Uber Are Fighting Over Who Gets That Data

Where Are You Going On Jump Scooters? Here's Why LA And Uber Are Fighting Over Who Gets That Data

Uber's permit to operate its Jump-brand electric scooters and bikes was technically suspended, but they're still in service on city streets.

DACA Is Going Before The Supreme Court, And People Are Scared

DACA Is Going Before The Supreme Court, And People Are Scared

The fate of some 700,000 young immigrants hangs in the balance as the high court considers whether the Trump administration may end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

TV Legend Norman Lear Loves America So Much He Read Us The Declaration Of Independence

TV Legend Norman Lear Loves America So Much He Read Us The Declaration Of Independence

Norman Lear is not one of those veterans "holding onto something they couldn't deal with or whatever." He just didn't talk about it much. He does, however, like to talk about love of country.

After Prop 187 Came The Fall Of California's Once-Mighty GOP, And The Rise Of Latino Political Power

After Prop 187 Came The Fall Of California's Once-Mighty GOP, And The Rise Of Latino Political Power

"If it wasn't for 187, I would never have thought about running for political office," said former State Senate Leader and current city council candidate Kevin de León.

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