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January 01, 1990 - November 22, 2012 + LA Observed

Martin Luther King in Woodland Hills listen Download

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A lot of things we know about the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King are remarkable. Yet I managed to be surprised again...

Bay Area Wins a Round listen Download

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The new year in Sacramento marks a new era, and not just as the end of the weird experiment in celebrity-driven politics that was Arnold...

Brown Can't Save Bookstores listen Download

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By now you probably know that Jerry Brown took the oath of office earlier today and is the governor of California. Again. That's only relevant...

Year in Review listen Download

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There's one Los Angeles public figure for whom 2010 will be a mostly forgettable year. That is Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who came into 2010 off...

Holiday Books listen Download

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Do you have an Angeleno on your shopping list who you still need to buy for? If he or she appreciates LA books, or you'd...

LA Stories listen Download

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As a native of Los Angeles, I have a soft spot for homegrown stories about the city that’s like no other. Most of the observations...

Stadium Talk listen Download

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Los Angeles won't be hosting the World Cup again any time soon. The lords of international soccer have spoken. Russia gets the tournament in 2018....

Visit to Vancouver listen Download

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Which major city on the West Coast would you say is most like Los Angeles? Or at least, that offers the most lessons in livability...

Juan Romero's Story listen Download

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This past Saturday I got out early and went to Pershing Square, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Rain clouds were threatening, but even...

Civic Agenda listen Download

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Two weeks since the last election and they're still counting votes in the race for attorney general. That's the state's top lawyer. As of this...

Coast with the Most listen Download

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You've heard it a thousand times since last week's election. The Republican wave that hit the rest of America crashed before it hit California. The...

Election Eve listen Download

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Well here we are. One day left in the California election marathon. That means the candidates are out today making their last rounds of the...

Giving Lu Parker a Pass listen Download

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TV reporter Lu Parker finally decided to speak about her relationship with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. But, as sometimes happens with these things, we didn't really...

LA's Split Personality listen Download

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Los Angeles has always had a split personality. Going back to the days when the American settlers kept their distance from the Mexicans and Chinese....

KCET Goes Indie listen Download

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If you only follow the brave new world of television and media a little bit, a local news nugget last week may have caught you...