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Huntington Beach – Surf City USA – is paddling away from mainstream California.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that the city's utility will not revamp three of its natural gas power plants. It is all part of the Mayor's vision for a cleaner city.

from LA Observed

“One thing about gallery life in Los Angeles is frustrating for many people is that you can't get to all of the galleries in town in one day, really, because they're all over the city.

Frieze LA lands in the heart of Hollywood

“One thing about gallery life in Los Angeles is frustrating for many people is that you can't get to all of the galleries in town in one day, really, because they're all over the city.

from Design and Architecture

The 61st annual Grammy Awards were handed out at the Staples Center on Sunday.

Who should have won at the Grammys?

The 61st annual Grammy Awards were handed out at the Staples Center on Sunday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When Matt Mandarino and his wife, Chrissy Callan, were shopping for a house, one of their requirements was that it be within biking distance of Mandarino’s job in Hollywood.

To keep prices down, some LA home buyers are sharing costs. But renters may pay a price

When Matt Mandarino and his wife, Chrissy Callan, were shopping for a house, one of their requirements was that it be within biking distance of Mandarino’s job in Hollywood.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some of the best films last year came out of the city Oakland, but the Film Academy apparently didn’t notice.

Snubbing 'Oaktown'

Some of the best films last year came out of the city Oakland, but the Film Academy apparently didn’t notice.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

A rail line connecting LAX to the rest of the metro system goes right through Crenshaw at the street level, and it’s supposed to debut in a year.

Art meets mass transit: Destination Crenshaw

A rail line connecting LAX to the rest of the metro system goes right through Crenshaw at the street level, and it’s supposed to debut in a year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

If you live in Los Angeles, you’ve experienced the Sig Alerts, the blocked lanes, the gridlock and the fantasy of getting out of your car and walking. But what about…

How does LA traffic make you feel?

If you live in Los Angeles, you’ve experienced the Sig Alerts, the blocked lanes, the gridlock and the fantasy of getting out of your car and walking. But what about…

from News Stories

California researchers weren't satisfied with how meteorologists explained weather events such as heavy rains, so they created five categories from "weak" to "exceptional."

There's a new way to describe powerful atmospheric river storms

California researchers weren't satisfied with how meteorologists explained weather events such as heavy rains, so they created five categories from "weak" to "exceptional."

from LA Observed

The appearance at auction of a tile from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Freeman House in the Hollywood Hills has exposed the theft of some valuable chairs and lamps by Rudolph Schindler and by…

Wright, Schindler furniture stolen in mystery USC heist

The appearance at auction of a tile from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Freeman House in the Hollywood Hills has exposed the theft of some valuable chairs and lamps by Rudolph Schindler and by…

from Design and Architecture

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan issued sweeping subpoenas for a trove documents from Trump’s inaugural committee late Monday.

LA venture capitalist named in subpoena for documents relating to Trump’s inauguration

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan issued sweeping subpoenas for a trove documents from Trump’s inaugural committee late Monday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

We’re just a month into 2019, but it’s already shaping up to be a great year for TV. There are new shows like “Sex Education” on Netflix and old favorites like “Broad City.”

Best TV shows of 2019 so far: Why ‘Sex Education’ isn’t just a raunchy teen comedy

We’re just a month into 2019, but it’s already shaping up to be a great year for TV. There are new shows like “Sex Education” on Netflix and old favorites like “Broad City.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Happy year of the pig! Chinese New Year begins today, February 5, 2019.

Chinese New Year with LA Chef Shirley Chung: Pork means getting money, chicken means saving money

Happy year of the pig! Chinese New Year begins today, February 5, 2019.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Andrew Bird’s 20-plus year musical career shows no sign of slowing down, as he readies the release of his new album, My Finest Work Yet (his 14th or 15th, as he put it).

Musician Andrew Bird on why ‘My Finest Work Yet’ is his first overtly political album

Andrew Bird’s 20-plus year musical career shows no sign of slowing down, as he readies the release of his new album, My Finest Work Yet (his 14th or 15th, as he put it).

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Several witnesses described a dramatic scene in which the aircraft, a 1981 twin-engine Cessna 414, burst into flames and began breaking apart. Four people were killed in a house in Yorba Linda.

5 Die As Plane Breaks Apart, Crashes Into Neighborhood In Southern California

Several witnesses described a dramatic scene in which the aircraft, a 1981 twin-engine Cessna 414, burst into flames and began breaking apart. Four people were killed in a house in Yorba Linda.

from NPR

What makes for the perfect waffle? According to contributor   Gideon Brower  ’s longtime friend Jack, it’s a combination of color, texture, and—tanginess?

Chasing memories of a “hippie waffle”

What makes for the perfect waffle? According to contributor Gideon Brower ’s longtime friend Jack, it’s a combination of color, texture, and—tanginess?

from Good Food

If the idea of eating rotting fish, bull’s penis, and monkey brains piques your interest, the  Disgusting Food Museum    in the Arts District might be for you.

Can you stomach the Disgusting Food Museum?

If the idea of eating rotting fish, bull’s penis, and monkey brains piques your interest, the Disgusting Food Museum  in the Arts District might be for you.

from Good Food

It's old versus new when the LA Rams face the New England Patriots in Sunday’s Super Bowl. Who's going to take home the Vince Lombardi trophy?

Gearing up for the LA Rams and Super Bowl Sunday

It's old versus new when the LA Rams face the New England Patriots in Sunday’s Super Bowl. Who's going to take home the Vince Lombardi trophy?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Volunteers with L.A.'s annual homeless count are looking for children living in shelters and on the streets.

How many babies are homeless? No one knows

Volunteers with L.A.'s annual homeless count are looking for children living in shelters and on the streets.

from KCRW Features

The concept comes from Times Up an  d the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and calls on industry leaders to agree to hiring a woman director in the next 18 months.

In a commitment to hire more women directors, Universal accepts the 4% challenge

The concept comes from Times Up an d the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and calls on industry leaders to agree to hiring a woman director in the next 18 months.

from Hollywood Breakdown