Until last month, Helen Harlan lived in a five-bedroom house in Highland Park with 24 roommates.
Feb. 18from Greater LA
The Plaza Historic District, or El Pueblo Historical Monument, is the oldest section of the city.
Feb. 19from Greater LA
Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his annual State of the State speech today. A lot of it focused on fighting homelessness.
If you grew up in LA, you may have fond memories of LAUSD's coffee cake. Want to learn the secret recipe? We've got the original 1954 recipe for you here.
Feeling overwhelmed by the constant barrage of noise in our lives?
Feb. 18from Design and Architecture
In October, we brought you the story about Jonathyn Barber. He was convicted of second-degree murder for a fatal DUI collision. He served 16 years.
Gwendolyn Lang, an 80-year-old widow, lived with two of her adult sons. At the time, the bank foreclosed on her home.
In December, we brought you a story about XOTX-Tropico Nursery, an exotic plant store in West Hollywood.
Rotting fruit is made out of semi precious stones, a group show centers around witches, and paintings depict figures floating through water.
Feb. 18from Arts & Culture Stories
The Marciano Art Foundation permanently and abruptly closed a few months ago after the staff tried unionizing.
Feb. 18from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
“Gentefied” follows three cousins and their immigrant grandfather who try to save the family’s taqueria as gentrification creeps in. We speak to the Latinx creators of the show.
The series marked Byrd’s first time music supervising a project.
Feb. 18from KCRW Features
On this Presidents’ Day, we broadcast a special panel discussion about the messy green rush following the legalization of recreational marijuana in California.
Feb. 17from Greater LA
At Tirsa’s Mexican Cafe near LA’s Chinatown, there are half-pound burritos and colossal Hot Cheetos concoctions. L.A. Times restaurant critic Patricia Escarcega checks it out.
Feb. 14from Good Food
There’s a parade of papayas at the market this week, and Market Report correspondent Gillian Ferguson talks about homemade tajin with acclaimed pastry chef, Cecilia Leung.
This week, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced plans to investigate the LAPD’s use of the CalGang database.
Feb. 14from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey this week dismissed 66,000 marijuana-related convictions in the county.
Ahead of an election, LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey has moved to dismiss 66,000 cannabis-related convictions here.
Feb. 14from KCRW Features
LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced that she’s moving to dismiss 66,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1961.
Feb. 13from Greater LA
Monarch butterflies are among the best known types of butterflies in North America. But the population has suffered recently, especially in California.