Los Angeles

The Secret, Toxic Oil Wells Underneath Los Angeles

Before Los Angeles had Hollywood, it had oil – a lot of it. And the toxic legacy of that oil boom still lingers below the city streets. Hundreds of deserted, unplugged oil wells are scattered underneath neighborhoods like Echo Park, potentially leaking toxic gases. Dena Takruri goes to L.A. to investigate this hidden plight.

Inside Skid Row: America’s Homelessness Capital

Skid Row is a sprawling tent city in the heart of downtown Los Angeles where you’ll find thousands of people sleeping on the streets, diseases, no toilets, no food or water. AJ+’s Dena Takruri goes to ground zero of L.A.’s homelessness crisis to show the dire and shocking conditions residents live under.

Bernie’s California Latino Supporters Are Pulling Out All The Stops

The California primary could be Bernie Sanders’ last stand against Hillary Clinton. AJ+’s Dena Takruri shows how some of Bernie’s passionate Latino supporters in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, are pulling out all the stops for victory.