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Pacific Time podcast: L.A. Lakers, Westside stories, crime in Salinas and vacation by train

June 18, 2010 | 12:27 pm

In this edition of Pacific Time:

Pacific Time podcast

What a drama Game 7 of the NBA Finals was! Our colleagues at KTLA Channel 5 spoke with L.A. Times reporter Mike Bresnahan at Staples Center right after the NBA Finals nail-biter.

Where you live can be the source of some controversy, we're finding, when it comes to borders. There's a debate brewing at our Mapping L.A. feature. Ben Welsh talks about where some of our readers say the Westside ends.

Up north in Salinas, there have been 31 killings in the last 15 months – and every one of them was gang-related. The city has 3,500 gang members. Reporter Scott Kraft talks about what he learned reporting the story.

And planes and automobiles get a lot of focus when it comes to summer travel. But trains are a fine way to make tracks. Travel Editor Catharine Hamm offers some options for travelers.

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-- Michelle Maltais