Holidays

The cannabis industry entered 2021 on a high note. Did that optimism hold through the year and what can we expect in 2022?

from KCRW Features

During another pandemic holiday season when everyone could use a little faith, the Pulitzer prize-winning journalist talks to Robert Scheer about putting Christ back into Christmas.

from Scheer Intelligence

Just in time for the holiday’s, we’ve handpicked some of the best new festive outputs to add to your playlists, including some fresh finds dug up and submitted directly by our…

The Best Music You Sent Us: Holiday Edition

Just in time for the holiday’s, we’ve handpicked some of the best new festive outputs to add to your playlists, including some fresh finds dug up and submitted directly by our…

from Music News

Despite two straight years of pandemic challenges, a longtime seasonal tradition is soldiering on.

LA County Holiday Celebration 2021: Acapella, soul, Mexican dance

Despite two straight years of pandemic challenges, a longtime seasonal tradition is soldiering on.

from KCRW Features

Some Angelenos haven’t seen their families since 2019. They share why they’re excited to go home for the holidays.

Angelenos on why going home this holiday season is cherished

Some Angelenos haven’t seen their families since 2019. They share why they’re excited to go home for the holidays.

from Greater LA

Warm drinks are perfect for winter holidays: Mexican ponche, Nordic glӧgg, mulled wine, mulled apple cider, and hot chocolate.

Warm up to Mexican ponche and Nordic glӧgg for the holidays

Warm drinks are perfect for winter holidays: Mexican ponche, Nordic glӧgg, mulled wine, mulled apple cider, and hot chocolate.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After a pandemic-stifled 2020, Santa Claus is back to in-person visits this year. And Southern California Santas are adapting to ring in the holiday joy.

Santa Claus is back this year — with free COVID test kits

After a pandemic-stifled 2020, Santa Claus is back to in-person visits this year. And Southern California Santas are adapting to ring in the holiday joy.

from KCRW Features

It’s been a long year, and Angelenos share their challenges and what they’re grateful for despite the tough 2021.

What to be grateful for in 2021? Angelenos say family, health

It’s been a long year, and Angelenos share their challenges and what they’re grateful for despite the tough 2021.

from KCRW Features

States nationwide are seeing COVID-19 surges, and New York reported more than 60,000 new cases this past weekend, the most since the start of the pandemic.

Public closures, canceled holiday plans? Omicron surges nationwide

States nationwide are seeing COVID-19 surges, and New York reported more than 60,000 new cases this past weekend, the most since the start of the pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Industrial ecology professor Roland Geyer shares ways to reduce consumption while keeping the holiday magical.

What to give, when the planet is in peril?

Industrial ecology professor Roland Geyer shares ways to reduce consumption while keeping the holiday magical.

from Life Examined

What makes the last several weeks of the year tamales season?

Deck the halls with corn husks and masa this tamales season

What makes the last several weeks of the year tamales season?

from Good Food

A high-tech dab rig of the future, cannabis seeds and new stash jars are some of the gifts Leafly Senior Editor David Downs suggests for this holiday season.

Stuff 2021 stockings with cannabis gifts: Seeds, pipes, jars

A high-tech dab rig of the future, cannabis seeds and new stash jars are some of the gifts Leafly Senior Editor David Downs suggests for this holiday season.

from KCRW Features

Tucked away in a low-slung, cream-colored building in the Eastside neighborhood of El Sereno, a group of train enthusiasts has created an enormous wonderland of tiny trains.

Pasadena Model Railroad Museum holds open house just in time for Christmas

Tucked away in a low-slung, cream-colored building in the Eastside neighborhood of El Sereno, a group of train enthusiasts has created an enormous wonderland of tiny trains.

from Greater LA

If you’re gathering with family for the holidays, and you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19 but some loved ones are not, what should you do?

How to handle unvaccinated family at holiday gatherings

If you’re gathering with family for the holidays, and you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19 but some loved ones are not, what should you do?

from Greater LA

As some families are preparing to travel and gather for the holidays next week, they should be especially careful as the Omicron variant is expected to overtake the Delta variant, says…

Omicron during holidays: Turn to boosters, rapid tests, distance

As some families are preparing to travel and gather for the holidays next week, they should be especially careful as the Omicron variant is expected to overtake the Delta variant, says…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For me, the holidays are about making the extra effort to produce a dish that’s truly delicious, but I don’t necessarily want to serve anything too fussy or expensive.

Make savory pies for Christmas: Tourtière and Cottage Pie

For me, the holidays are about making the extra effort to produce a dish that’s truly delicious, but I don’t necessarily want to serve anything too fussy or expensive.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

COVID-19 concerns continue for air travelers this holiday season as variants of the virus continue to spread.

Booster, mask, air vent: Tips for safe holiday flying

COVID-19 concerns continue for air travelers this holiday season as variants of the virus continue to spread.

from Greater LA

Celia Sack of Omnivore Books in San Francisco shares her recommendations for the bakers, vegans, and jammers on your list.

Wrapping up the best cookbooks of the year with Celia Sack

Celia Sack of Omnivore Books in San Francisco shares her recommendations for the bakers, vegans, and jammers on your list.

from Good Food

Pomegranate season is short in Southern California, but the fruit looms large in Iranian culture and cuisine.

Celebrate Shab-e Yalda with pomegranates at the farmer’s market

Pomegranate season is short in Southern California, but the fruit looms large in Iranian culture and cuisine.

from Good Food

We all associate warm spices with the winter holiday season. Cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg start to appear in pumpkin pie form in early November.

Wrap yourself in warming spices, make chocolate gingerbread

We all associate warm spices with the winter holiday season. Cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg start to appear in pumpkin pie form in early November.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand