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At five can’t-miss pop-ups this summer, treat yourself to Texas-inspired BBQ, vegan mofongo, hand-rolled bagels with homemade cream cheese, crispy duck mole, and more.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ishnoelle Chin Richardson shops for peaches for his pie, which was inspired by Filipino fast food chain Jollibee.

from Good Food

Great white sharks call Southern California shores their home. Carlos Gauna, a photographer and drone pilot, documents the hot spots and shares safety tips.

You’re swimming with sharks. Why great whites love SoCal

Great white sharks call Southern California shores their home. Carlos Gauna, a photographer and drone pilot, documents the hot spots and shares safety tips.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The cookbook “Kismet” features family recipes and favorites from the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurants owned by Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson.

LA’s Kismet co-owners on global inspirations for their recipes

The cookbook “Kismet” features family recipes and favorites from the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurants owned by Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A measure to create harsher penalties for some drug and theft crimes has qualified for the November ballot. It comes as California lawmakers debate rising crime.

Prop 47: Crime reform measure qualifies for November ballot

A measure to create harsher penalties for some drug and theft crimes has qualified for the November ballot. It comes as California lawmakers debate rising crime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

An Orange County judge temporarily halted University of California academic workers’ strike.

OC judge halts UC academic workers strike

An Orange County judge temporarily halted University of California academic workers’ strike.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Zucchini hits the market with a young farmer growing the crop.

Meet Alex Frecker, the newest face at the farmers market

Zucchini hits the market with a young farmer growing the crop.

from Good Food

Gustavo Arellano weighs in on a proposed California law that would require folic acid to be added to masa.

Why is the government messing with our tortillas?

Gustavo Arellano weighs in on a proposed California law that would require folic acid to be added to masa.

from Good Food

Chef Jordan Kahn ushers in a new era of Vespertine.

Jordan Kahn rebirths Vespertine, now anchored by nature and nutrition

Chef Jordan Kahn ushers in a new era of Vespertine.

from Good Food

Jo Flashman pairs Southern California hikes with microbreweries.

A guidebook to the great outdoors and the craft of brewing beer

Jo Flashman pairs Southern California hikes with microbreweries.

from Good Food

After his felony conviction, Donald Trump wants to secure a lot of cash from tech and business sector donors at three fundraisers in California this week.

Trump hoping to grab major cash in CA after felony conviction

After his felony conviction, Donald Trump wants to secure a lot of cash from tech and business sector donors at three fundraisers in California this week.

from KCRW Features

Inglewood school officials  blame closures on declining student enrollment and aging facilities. But distraught community members suspect financial motives.

Inglewood school closures stoke community fear and mistrust

Inglewood school officials blame closures on declining student enrollment and aging facilities. But distraught community members suspect financial motives.

from KCRW Features

Warming ocean temperatures affect albacore tuna’s migratory patterns, and that’s made it more difficult for local fishermen to make a living catching them.

Climate change forces 3rd gen fisherman to rethink this year

Warming ocean temperatures affect albacore tuna’s migratory patterns, and that’s made it more difficult for local fishermen to make a living catching them.

from KCRW Features

Chefs Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson bring the bold Mediterranean flavors of Kismet to a new cookbook.

Los Feliz darling Kismet debuts a cookbook

Chefs Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson bring the bold Mediterranean flavors of Kismet to a new cookbook.

from Good Food

Cindy Carcamo reports on why California's once flourishing asparagus farms are disappearing.

What happened to California's once abundant asparagus crop?

Cindy Carcamo reports on why California's once flourishing asparagus farms are disappearing.

from Good Food

Sea otter 841 went viral last summer for stealing surfboards and evading authorities. Now she’s returned to the Santa Cruz waters where she made her name.

Santa Cruz’s outlaw sea otter is back in action

Sea otter 841 went viral last summer for stealing surfboards and evading authorities. Now she’s returned to the Santa Cruz waters where she made her name.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

UCLA academic workers are protesting the school’s response to its Gaza Solidarity Encampment — days after Congress members grilled Chancellor Gene Block on the unrest.

Why UCLA is at the center of campus unrest over Gaza

UCLA academic workers are protesting the school’s response to its Gaza Solidarity Encampment — days after Congress members grilled Chancellor Gene Block on the unrest.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Volunteers spent days cataloging the wildlife around the U.S. southern border during the annual Border BioBlitz to establish the region as a biodiversity hotspot.

Community catalogs wildlife to change borderland reputation

Volunteers spent days cataloging the wildlife around the U.S. southern border during the annual Border BioBlitz to establish the region as a biodiversity hotspot.

from KCRW Features

Enjoy this guide to edible wildflowers (with recipes!) in Southern California.

13 edible SoCal wildflowers and what you need to know about them

Enjoy this guide to edible wildflowers (with recipes!) in Southern California.

from Good Food

Dorsey Nunn, a formerly incarcerated individual, co-director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) and co-founder of All of Us or None (AOUON), a grassroots movement of…

Navigating the deadly maze of the prison industrial complex

Dorsey Nunn, a formerly incarcerated individual, co-director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) and co-founder of All of Us or None (AOUON), a grassroots movement of…

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