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It’s been nearly four months since Alex Villanueva was sworn in as the 33rd Sheriff of Los Angeles County.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s been nearly four months since Alex Villanueva was sworn in as sheriff of LA County. He campaigned on a message of “reform, rebuild and restore.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California’s death penalty was dysfunctional, but it did serve one important purpose.

A requiem for the death penalty

California’s death penalty was dysfunctional, but it did serve one important purpose.

If you have driven by the intersection of Sunset and Western over the last few years you may have noticed a yellow-wrapped, half-finished big box.

Hollywood’s long-dormant Target may finally be completed

If you have driven by the intersection of Sunset and Western over the last few years you may have noticed a yellow-wrapped, half-finished big box.

from Design and Architecture

The Watts Uprising of 1965 left 34 people dead. Most of the news coverage at the time was by white people who didn't understand the neighborhood.

A look at black films that came out of the 1965 Watts Uprising

The Watts Uprising of 1965 left 34 people dead. Most of the news coverage at the time was by white people who didn't understand the neighborhood.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The $71 billion deal strengthens Disney's portfolio and gives it even more leverage to compete against other streaming powerhouses.

Disney officially owns 21st Century Fox

The $71 billion deal strengthens Disney's portfolio and gives it even more leverage to compete against other streaming powerhouses.

from NPR

Before former Governor Jerry Brown left office, last year, he put his pen to a couple, new transparency laws.  Both have to do with public access to internal police investigations and…

California has new transparency laws, and newsrooms are pouncing

Before former Governor Jerry Brown left office, last year, he put his pen to a couple, new transparency laws.  Both have to do with public access to internal police investigations and…

from LA Observed

The creation of place is as much about the social experience as the physical, especially when it comes to home. And home to many means the company of a pet.

It's a dog's life in DTLA

The creation of place is as much about the social experience as the physical, especially when it comes to home. And home to many means the company of a pet.

from Design and Architecture

More than 100,000 people descended on Lake Elsinore, Calif., over the weekend for a chance to frolic among the flowers. City officials strained to keep up.

'Poppy Apocalypse': A California city swarmed by selfie stick-toting tourists

More than 100,000 people descended on Lake Elsinore, Calif., over the weekend for a chance to frolic among the flowers. City officials strained to keep up.

from NPR

In search of Lebanese cuisine,  Bill Addison    recently paid a visit to the new location of Hayat’s Kitchen in the Hollywood Hills, where he discovered  fresh kibbeh nayeh  and an…

Real-deal Lebanese cooking at Hayat’s Kitchen

In search of Lebanese cuisine, Bill Addison  recently paid a visit to the new location of Hayat’s Kitchen in the Hollywood Hills, where he discovered fresh kibbeh nayeh and an…

from Good Food

When it comes to matters of race, the entertainment industry fails its increasingly diverse audience, time and again.

Hollywood’s Love Affair With Racism

When it comes to matters of race, the entertainment industry fails its increasingly diverse audience, time and again.

from Scheer Intelligence

If you’ve ever had to search for a place to rent, you know the phrase: “no pets allowed.”

LA County pushes for pet-friendly housing

If you’ve ever had to search for a place to rent, you know the phrase: “no pets allowed.”

from Design and Architecture

This week, federal prosecutors charged 50 people in what the Department of Justice is calling the “largest college admissions scam ever.”

What’s next for California universities after the college admissions scandal?

This week, federal prosecutors charged 50 people in what the Department of Justice is calling the “largest college admissions scam ever.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Think of Santa Monica and there are a number of things that come to mind: an idyllic, beachside setting; a tech-saturated economy; a bastion of liberal politics.

Big changes on the horizon for Santa Monica elections

Think of Santa Monica and there are a number of things that come to mind: an idyllic, beachside setting; a tech-saturated economy; a bastion of liberal politics.

from LA Observed

MOCA’s new director Klaus Biesenbach plans to restore “luminosity” -- and, maybe, water -- to the Grand Avenue building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Arata Isozaki.

New life for old buildings: MOCA, a Hollywood library, Target Husk

MOCA’s new director Klaus Biesenbach plans to restore “luminosity” -- and, maybe, water -- to the Grand Avenue building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Arata Isozaki.

from Design and Architecture

What’s it like to be a Target store that was never completed?

Meet Target Husk, the half-built big-box store with a mind of its own

What’s it like to be a Target store that was never completed?

from Design and Architecture

The Pritzker Prize for 2019 has been awarded to Arata Isozaki, the 87-year-old Japanese architect with a career ranging from brutalist libraries to an inflatable purple concert hall.

MOCA director to restore “luminosity” to Isozaki-designed museum

The Pritzker Prize for 2019 has been awarded to Arata Isozaki, the 87-year-old Japanese architect with a career ranging from brutalist libraries to an inflatable purple concert hall.

from Design and Architecture

Federal prosecutors announced charges today in what they call the “largest college admissions scam” they’ve ever prosecuted.

Justice Department charges rich parents bribing and cheating to get their kids into top universities

Federal prosecutors announced charges today in what they call the “largest college admissions scam” they’ve ever prosecuted.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Showtime series    SMILF   , about a hard-luck single mom in Boston, received critical acclaim and was nominated for two Golden Globes last year.

The fall of Showtime’s SMILF, and the role of intimacy coordinators during sex scenes

The Showtime series SMILF , about a hard-luck single mom in Boston, received critical acclaim and was nominated for two Golden Globes last year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When the L.A.

LAUSD faces a deadline to prove it can pay its bills

When the L.A.

from KCRW Features