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Every week we highlight a few stories produced by PIN partner newsrooms informed by sources in the Public Insight Network.

What we hate and what we love about California driving

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Driving in California was once joy-inducing. Look no further than The Beach Boys or The Doobie Brothers.

In 1958, there were just under 8 million registered vehicles sharing California’s freeways.

Today, the number of registered cars has nearly quadrupled; at the end of 2017 there were 35.4 million cars and trucks and trailers on the road.

Our freeway building hasn’t kept up with the added traffic. No wonder our commutes can be slow, miserable slogs.

We asked what you hate and what you love about your commute. As you’d expect, there’s a whole lot of negative feeling out there.

People hate congestion. Construction. Parking. Inconsiderate drivers.

These LA love stories will give you all the feels

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With all the unrest in the world, it’s easy to forget that great things can happen to people — sometimes, when they least expect it.

In search of some of that goodness, KPCC asked listeners to brag about the person nearest and dearest to them, and share their LA meet-cutes.