Los Angeles

Californians reacted quickly to the news that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts related to the death of George Floyd.

from KCRW Features

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s so-called “justice budget” for the next fiscal year includes nearly $1 billion to fight homelessness.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For this vaccination site in Watts, volunteers made sure it wouldn’t be cut off by gang territory lines. They also knocked on doors to assuage residents’ vaccination fears.

Meet one of the mobile teams vaccinating LA’s most vulnerable against COVID-19

For this vaccination site in Watts, volunteers made sure it wouldn’t be cut off by gang territory lines. They also knocked on doors to assuage residents’ vaccination fears.

from Greater LA

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 21, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 21, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 21, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 20, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 20, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 20, 2021.

In Our Backyard, a new series on climate change, from Warren Olney. Coming Thursday!

In Our Backyard

In Our Backyard, a new series on climate change, from Warren Olney. Coming Thursday!

from To the Point

In the Oscar-nominated short film “ Two Distant Strangers ,” a Black man named Carter can’t escape the same day.

‘Two Distant Strangers’ puts you in shoes of a Black man who can’t escape getting killed

In the Oscar-nominated short film “ Two Distant Strangers ,” a Black man named Carter can’t escape the same day.

from Greater LA

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 19, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 19, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 19, 2021.

Pot patrons consider the date of 4/20 as their own holiday. This year is a special one — the 50th anniversary of 420.

This Week in Weed: What the 50th anniversary of 420 will look like amid the pandemic

Pot patrons consider the date of 4/20 as their own holiday. This year is a special one — the 50th anniversary of 420.

from KCRW Features

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson discovers how Chef Angie Lee of Caravan Swim Club at the Hotel June is using squash blossoms.

Who says LA doesn’t have seasons? The farmer’s market defies assumptions

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson discovers how Chef Angie Lee of Caravan Swim Club at the Hotel June is using squash blossoms.

from Good Food

Food, like people, adapt. Open the website of Lasita and see a phrase that might as well be the mantra for 2021: New chapter, New beginning.

New chapter, new beginning: Lasita is this week’s ‘In the Weeds’

Food, like people, adapt. Open the website of Lasita and see a phrase that might as well be the mantra for 2021: New chapter, New beginning.

from Good Food

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 16, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 16, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 16, 2021.

California’s regulations surrounding cannabis billboards are hazy, to put it bluntly. Proposition 64, which made cannabis legal, banned billboards on interstate freeways like the 10.

Competing bills seek to clarify California’s hazy cannabis billboard rules

California’s regulations surrounding cannabis billboards are hazy, to put it bluntly. Proposition 64, which made cannabis legal, banned billboards on interstate freeways like the 10.

from Greater LA

As more businesses are slowly opening back up, and more vaccinated people are stepping outside of their bubble, KCRW asked listeners who have received their shots: How are you living…

Why a post-vaccine trip to your local dive bar holds new meaning

As more businesses are slowly opening back up, and more vaccinated people are stepping outside of their bubble, KCRW asked listeners who have received their shots: How are you living…

from Greater LA

In the coming days, LA County will begin hosting thousands of unaccompanied minors, children fleeing poverty and violence mostly in Central America.

Long Beach and Pomona to welcome migrant kids. But some activists aren’t happy

In the coming days, LA County will begin hosting thousands of unaccompanied minors, children fleeing poverty and violence mostly in Central America.

from Greater LA

A decade and-a-half ago, a relatively obscure tech entrepreneur with a passion for education reform was rejected for a second term as head of the California School Board over his…

The man who runs Netflix once headed California’s School Board. The pandemic shows we were wrong to drive him out

A decade and-a-half ago, a relatively obscure tech entrepreneur with a passion for education reform was rejected for a second term as head of the California School Board over his…

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Whether crispy or crunchy, hot with chile or sweet with honey, fried chicken is found all over the world. And luckily we have a world of choices right here in Southern California.

Evan Kleiman’s top fried chicken spots in SoCal: Pikunico, Honey’s Kettle, Golden Bird, and more

Whether crispy or crunchy, hot with chile or sweet with honey, fried chicken is found all over the world. And luckily we have a world of choices right here in Southern California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This year kicked off with an alarming rise in shootings in Los Angeles, according to the LAPD’s public stats. Homicides are up, robberies are down, rapes are down, car thefts are up.

Why some violent crimes are up in LA: Combo of COVID and nation’s long history with guns

This year kicked off with an alarming rise in shootings in Los Angeles, according to the LAPD’s public stats. Homicides are up, robberies are down, rapes are down, car thefts are up.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 15, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 15, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 15, 2021.

A tiny street with a fancy name and down-to-earth people can be a simple reminder that a safe, quiet, ordinary place is extraordinarily sacred to the people who live there.

What’s in a street name? Roslyndale Ave., known for ‘Back to the Future,’ has a uniquely enduring community

A tiny street with a fancy name and down-to-earth people can be a simple reminder that a safe, quiet, ordinary place is extraordinarily sacred to the people who live there.

from Greater LA