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California City

Deep in the Mojave Desert, there is a little town with a big name and a bizarre history: California City. For decades, real estate developers have sold a dream here: if you buy land now, you’ll be rich one day. Thousands of people bought this dream. Many were young couples and hard-working immigrants looking to build a better future. But much of the land they bought is nearly worthless.  In this new podcast from LAist Studios, host Emily Guerin tells a story of money, power and deception. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Yeah No, I'm Not OK with Dascha Polanco

California City

  • 130 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 38:27

In our final episode drop of Yeah No, I'm Not OK, Dascha and Diane talk about what it meant to come up together as actors and Latinx artists. They also discuss their personal experiences with body image and what it means to continuously choose to embrace what is uniquely yours. To hear more episodes, subscribe to the Yeah No, I'm Not OK feed. Thank you for listening! For more information and support for eating disorders, please visit: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the United States at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). You can find a list of additional resources at SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

Yeah No, I'm Not OK with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

California City

  • 180 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 55:45

We are back with another episode of Yeah No, I'm Not OK.  Karla shot to fame when she wrote an essay about being an undocumented student at Harvard. But instead of book deals, she looked for more meaning in writing and exploring her identity. Along the way, she learned more about herself and tells Diane how the correct diagnoses, therapy, strict personal boundaries, and self-acceptance have all changed her life for the better. If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the United States at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). You can find a list of additional resources at SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources. More information on borderline personality disorder here: https://www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.org/consumer-recovery-resources/ Learn about DBT therapy here: https://www.onlinedbtcourses.com/ Subscribe to our newsletter to stay on top of new episodes with a note from Diane, recommendations from listeners and our team, and listener stories. Sign up at laist.com/newsletters. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

Introducing Yeah No, I'm Not OK by Diane Guerrero

California City

  • 130 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 54:00

Who is Diane Guerrero and why is she talking about mental health? In this episode, we learn more about Diane’s personal experience and her commitment to making mental health a priority in communities nationwide, especially communities of color. Then for the very first time, Diane sits down with her big brother Eddie to have an honest conversation about their family history of addiction, anxiety, and depression.   Subscribe to our newsletter to stay on top of new episodes with a note from Diane, recommendations from listeners and our team, and listener stories. Sign up at laist.com/newsletters. For more resources on addiction or to get help, please visit: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline. http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/sapc/  More support (via text) can be found at: https://www.crisistextline.org/ Additional Information on depression and anxiety can be found here: https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Mental-Health-Conditions/Depression This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

Norco 80 Episode 3: The Robbers

California City

  • 130 views
  • 4 months ago
  • 40:57

We are back with Episode 3 of Norco 80. To hear the remaining 10 episodes, visit the Norco feed for new episodes available each Monday.  In this episode, George Smith didn't set out to rob a bank. He just wanted to survive the apocalypse. Norco ‘80 is produced by LAist Studios in collaboration with Futuro Studios.  This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

Norco 80 Episode 2: The Firefight

California City

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  • 5 months ago
  • 35:21

We are back with Episode 2 of Norco 80.  The bank robbers make it out of the Security Pacific Bank, cash in hand––but they’re immediately met by the police and a firefight begins.  We meet one of the first officers on the scene, who explains the culture of the Norco police force in the 1970s and reveals just how unprepared they were for an armed robbery of this magnitude. Norco ‘80 is produced by LAist Studios in collaboration with Futuro Studios.  Episode 3 now available on the Norco 80 feed. Visit LAIST.COM/NORCO80 to listen and subscribe.  *Editor’s note: For clarification, Deputy Sheriff Andrew Delgado-Monti carried both a revolver and a shotgun during the firefight outside the Security Pacific Bank, which was standard for the Riverside Sheriff’s Office at the time.

Introducing Norco 80 Episode 1: The Robbery

California City

  • 160 views
  • 5 months ago
  • 23:57

Introducing Norco 80, the unbelievable true story about God, guns, survivalism and the bank robbery that changed policing in America forever. May 9th, 1980 began as a regular Friday in sleepy Norco, a small town about 48 miles east of Los Angeles, known mostly for its horse trails and old western look. But around 3:30pm, five masked men with assault rifles would attempt to rob the Security Pacific Bank downtown. Host Antonia Cereijido introduces us to a region that was rapidly becoming the “Bank Robbery Capital of the World'' in the 1980s. The robbers themselves describe the beginning hours of the ill-fated robbery, that forty years later is still used to justify the evolution of armed policing and crime response in America. Norco ‘80 is produced by LAist Studios in collaboration with Futuro Studios.