California

California king salmon, or chinook, is back in season. This week Gillian Ferguson talks about the prized fish with Max Dornbush , a buyer with Gjelina Restaurant Group .

from Good Food

To our detriment, California has lost touch with one of its greatest thinkers.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Santa Barbara County leads the state in marijuana growing, and the smell of skunk from all those greenhouses is overwhelming.

Is the smell of weed repelling tourists from Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara County leads the state in marijuana growing, and the smell of skunk from all those greenhouses is overwhelming.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Bohemian Club has been around for 150 years in San Francisco, made up of rich and powerful men.

The Bohemian Club, an annual gathering of men in the redwoods, draws outrage

The Bohemian Club has been around for 150 years in San Francisco, made up of rich and powerful men.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hundreds of small earthquakes have hit the Inland Empire in the past two weeks, and seismologists are trying to figure out what that so-called earthquake swarm could tell us.

Is a flurry of small earthquakes a warning sign?

Hundreds of small earthquakes have hit the Inland Empire in the past two weeks, and seismologists are trying to figure out what that so-called earthquake swarm could tell us.

from Greater LA

Marleen Martinez Sundgaard is the daughter of migrant farm workers from Mexico. As a child, she and her family would come to Washington state to work in the fields for nine months.

Dreaming of Mars, a scientist inspires others along the way

Marleen Martinez Sundgaard is the daughter of migrant farm workers from Mexico. As a child, she and her family would come to Washington state to work in the fields for nine months.

from Greater LA

John Vandemoer, who pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, will be the first to be sentenced in the scandal. Prosecutors are calling for a "meaningful" sentence to rebuild faith in the system.

Sailing coach to be sentenced in college admissions scandal

John Vandemoer, who pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, will be the first to be sentenced in the scandal. Prosecutors are calling for a "meaningful" sentence to rebuild faith in the system.

from Morning Edition

During the LA Times’ Festival of Books, KCRW & 826LA joined together to find out what festival attendees appreciate about their neighborhoods, and what they’d like to improve.

What would you change about your neighborhood?

During the LA Times’ Festival of Books, KCRW & 826LA joined together to find out what festival attendees appreciate about their neighborhoods, and what they’d like to improve.

from Members

California Democrats, with a raft of bills and a supermajority in Sacramento, seemed poised to make something happen when it comes to housing and homelessness.

How Calif. Democrats have dropped the ball on affordable housing and homeless shelters

California Democrats, with a raft of bills and a supermajority in Sacramento, seemed poised to make something happen when it comes to housing and homelessness.

from Greater LA

Rev. Guy Wilson stands at the head of a long table in his church’s mess hall, linking hands with a group of Central American asylum seekers to say grace.

How one church became a migrant processing center

Rev. Guy Wilson stands at the head of a long table in his church’s mess hall, linking hands with a group of Central American asylum seekers to say grace.

from Greater LA

High winds and heat in Northern California recently caused PG&E to shut off power to communities in the Sierra Foothills.

As summer approaches, state utilities try to minimize wildfire risks

High winds and heat in Northern California recently caused PG&E to shut off power to communities in the Sierra Foothills.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For Lupe Félix, senior year was supposed to be all about prom, hanging out with friends and graduation.

Meet Lupe Félix, who crosses the US-Mexico border twice a day for high school

For Lupe Félix, senior year was supposed to be all about prom, hanging out with friends and graduation.

from Greater LA

This week, federal officials charged 16 members of the Aryan Brotherhood with racketeering, murder, and running a multi-state drug ring from behind bars.

How the restructuring of California’s prisons has helped the Aryan Brotherhood thrive

This week, federal officials charged 16 members of the Aryan Brotherhood with racketeering, murder, and running a multi-state drug ring from behind bars.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Oakland, California has just decriminalized psilocybin and other psychoactive fungi and plants. This comes weeks after Denver, Colorado approved similar legislation.

Oakland becomes the second city to decriminalize psychedelic shrooms

Oakland, California has just decriminalized psilocybin and other psychoactive fungi and plants. This comes weeks after Denver, Colorado approved similar legislation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Laverne is small city that doesn’t covet the spotlight, but it’s found one anyhow with its embrace of a novel development tool.

Leading the way in Laverne

Laverne is small city that doesn’t covet the spotlight, but it’s found one anyhow with its embrace of a novel development tool.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Rusty Hicks was elected the new chair of the California Democratic Party. He's a Los Angeles labor leader and Navy veteran who will succeed Eric Bauman.

California Democratic Party Chairman Rusty Hicks on unity

Rusty Hicks was elected the new chair of the California Democratic Party. He's a Los Angeles labor leader and Navy veteran who will succeed Eric Bauman.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA’s homeless population grew by 16% in the city last year.

Homelessness up in LA, SF, and OC. What is the state doing about it?

LA’s homeless population grew by 16% in the city last year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Chief Vicki Christiansen says the danger is now year-round, thanks to hazardous conditions in forests, rampant home development and the changing climate.

1 billion acres at risk for catastrophic wildfires, U.S. Forest Service warns

Chief Vicki Christiansen says the danger is now year-round, thanks to hazardous conditions in forests, rampant home development and the changing climate.

from NPR

Divides that could define this month's first Democratic debates were on display Saturday when 11 presidential hopefuls addressed the California Democratic Party's annual convention.

Democratic candidates descend on California and offer a preview of fights to come

Divides that could define this month's first Democratic debates were on display Saturday when 11 presidential hopefuls addressed the California Democratic Party's annual convention.

from NPR

President Trump says he’ll slap tariffs on all Mexican goods unless Mexico stops migrants from crossing the border into the U.S.

What's the impact on California if Trump raises tariffs on Mexican imports?

President Trump says he’ll slap tariffs on all Mexican goods unless Mexico stops migrants from crossing the border into the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand