Los Angeles

Animal shelters in LA are overcrowded, so to find new homes for dogs, volunteers are turning to pack walks, baths, and “adopt me” vests.

from KCRW Features

Care about our planet? Motivated to live greener? Looking to meet other climate-minded folks in the Los Angeles area?

from The Anti-Dread Climate Podcast

LAUSD leaders recently voted yes on a cellphone ban for students. Board member Nick Melvoin explains how this would work and what safety concerns might rise.

LAUSD sorts through the rules of a cellphone ban coming in January

LAUSD leaders recently voted yes on a cellphone ban for students. Board member Nick Melvoin explains how this would work and what safety concerns might rise.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Anna May Wong’s career spanned more than 60 films across the silent era and the talkies. Her life is now the focus of an exhibit at the Chinese American Museum .

Encore: Anna May Wong fought discrimination in film. Now she’s on US quarter

Anna May Wong’s career spanned more than 60 films across the silent era and the talkies. Her life is now the focus of an exhibit at the Chinese American Museum .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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

Ishnoelle Chin Richardson transforms market peaches into a pie inspired by Jollibee

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

from Good Food

The Leimert Park Juneteenth Festival was abruptly canceled, but there’s still plenty of events across the city to celebrate the holiday.

Juneteenth in LA: Here’s where to celebrate

The Leimert Park Juneteenth Festival was abruptly canceled, but there’s still plenty of events across the city to celebrate the holiday.

from KCRW Features

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.

Saulitos BBQ, House of Mofos: Don’t miss these summer pop-ups

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

The construction of Dodger Stadium displaced hundreds of people who lived in Chavez Ravine decades ago. Former residents and descendants don’t agree on reparations.

What is justice for families evicted from Chavez Ravine?

The construction of Dodger Stadium displaced hundreds of people who lived in Chavez Ravine decades ago. Former residents and descendants don’t agree on reparations.

from KCRW Features

Jerry West, the perennial NBA All-Star and architect of the Lakers’ “Showtime” and Shaq/Kobe eras, dies at 86.

Jerry West, Lakers legend and ‘The Logo,’ dies at 86

Jerry West, the perennial NBA All-Star and architect of the Lakers’ “Showtime” and Shaq/Kobe eras, dies at 86.

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

University of Connecticut basketball coach Dan Hurley said, “Thanks, but no thanks” to a reported six-year deal to be the Lakers’ new coach. The offer would’ve doubled his salary.

Search for Lakers coach continues after top candidate says no

University of Connecticut basketball coach Dan Hurley said, “Thanks, but no thanks” to a reported six-year deal to be the Lakers’ new coach. The offer would’ve doubled his salary.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Japanese Americans have played baseball in SoCal for 100 years, but the last Japanese American youth league in LA County — Sansei Baseball — is shrinking.

Sansei league shows deep bond between baseball and Japanese Californians

Japanese Americans have played baseball in SoCal for 100 years, but the last Japanese American youth league in LA County — Sansei Baseball — is shrinking.

from KCRW Features

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

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

CSU Long Beach researchers are investigating two local incidents of sharks biting humans, but they say the attacks are rare and movies often misrepresent the marine predators.

Shark incidents in SoCal: Real risk or media hype?

CSU Long Beach researchers are investigating two local incidents of sharks biting humans, but they say the attacks are rare and movies often misrepresent the marine predators.

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

Lost Notes examines the legacy of Reggie Andrews, a world-class musician, producer, and mentor who changed the lives of countless young musicians in South LA.

Do What You Want To Do: The Legacy of Reggie Andrews

Lost Notes examines the legacy of Reggie Andrews, a world-class musician, producer, and mentor who changed the lives of countless young musicians in South LA.

from Lost Notes

Metro is gathering comments on six possible options for a rail line over – or tunneled under – the Sepulveda Pass. Some in Bel Air are ready to fight them all.

Bel Air homeowners vow to kill Westside commuter subway

Metro is gathering comments on six possible options for a rail line over – or tunneled under – the Sepulveda Pass. Some in Bel Air are ready to fight them all.

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