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Last November’s Woolsey Fire burned down hundreds of homes in LA and Ventura counties.

Last November’s Woolsey Fire burned down hundreds of homes in LA and Ventura counties. In response, home insurance companies are raising the rates of some policyholders, while opting not to renew the policies of other homeowners.

from Greater LA

Arriola’s Tortilleria in Indio has sold tortillas longer than anyone in Southern California

To find the oldest continuously operating tortilleria in Southern California, you need to hop on the 10 Freeway and drive   all the way to the outskirts of downtown Indio to Arriola’s…

5 design things to do this week: August 19 - 25

This week: see costumes that steal the (TV) show; celebrate Bauhaus through photos; learn about the Victorian Valley; find the voice of your place; and go loco for Legos .

The impact of work-related stress on DNA

Preliminary studies suggest that for at least some people high stress jobs can cause harm to DNA.

A remarkable documentary called "Aquarela" is about water--really and truly about water and its effect on the planet.

from Film Reviews

When you’re introduced to a cuisine by eating in restaurants, often times the process and pantry seem impenetrable.

from Good Food

KCRW and Gustavo Arellano’s second annual Great Tortilla Tournament is now underway, with 32 tortilla makers from across Southern California moving on to the second round this…

from Good Food

Oscar-winner Julianne Moore and writer-director Bart Freundlich make movies together--and they’re also a married couple.

from The Business

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Over at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, chefs are flocking to  Weiser Family Farms    for biquinho peppers.

Now in season, Biquinho peppers are coveted by chefs. Here’s why

Over at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, chefs are flocking to Weiser Family Farms  for biquinho peppers.

from Good Food

CBS and Viacom have  officially recombined , but not without a major struggle. It took Shari Redstone years to bring the two parts of her father’s media empire back together.

Hollywood news banter: The triumph of Shari Redstone

CBS and Viacom have officially recombined , but not without a major struggle. It took Shari Redstone years to bring the two parts of her father’s media empire back together.

from The Business

LA is a city that runs on corn tortillas, and the best of them start with quality masa.

Making masa at Carnitas Uruapan

LA is a city that runs on corn tortillas, and the best of them start with quality masa.

from Good Food

In 2018,  Gustavo Arellano  wrote for the New Yorker about Le Mirage Pastry, a Syrian bakery in Anaheim making bouza, a chewy ice cream studded with pistachios.

Le Mirage Pastry in Anaheim is a destination for Syrian ice cream

In 2018, Gustavo Arellano wrote for the New Yorker about Le Mirage Pastry, a Syrian bakery in Anaheim making bouza, a chewy ice cream studded with pistachios.

from Good Food

These days Los Angeles chef  Jet Tila    is recognized by millions as a presenter on Iron Chef America. But cooking well, and teaching others how to do it, is still a passion of his.

Improving on the classics with Team Tila

These days Los Angeles chef Jet Tila   is recognized by millions as a presenter on Iron Chef America. But cooking well, and teaching others how to do it, is still a passion of his.

from Good Food

Comedian David Alan Grier on the comedy of retirement in "The Cool Kids".

David Alan Grier: "The Cool Kids’’

Comedian David Alan Grier on the comedy of retirement in "The Cool Kids".

from The Treatment

In Testimonios: Early California Through the Eyes of Women, authors Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz transcribed, translated and edited 13 firsthand accounts from women growing up…

Stories of early California through the eyes of women

In Testimonios: Early California Through the Eyes of Women, authors Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz transcribed, translated and edited 13 firsthand accounts from women growing up…

from The 805

For a city with seemingly perfect weather, a yoga studio on every block, fresh local produce, and hyper health-conscious people, Santa Barbara has produced some remarkably unhealthy…

Some famous foods got their start in Santa Barbara

For a city with seemingly perfect weather, a yoga studio on every block, fresh local produce, and hyper health-conscious people, Santa Barbara has produced some remarkably unhealthy…

from The 805

Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Billy Ray, is currently working on a television series centering on James Comey and his time at the FBI.

Screenwriter Billy Ray talks movie franchises and writing for politics

Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Billy Ray, is currently working on a television series centering on James Comey and his time at the FBI.

from The 805

What if you could go back in time and relive any moment from your past? That's the basis of the title story in a collection by one of Santa Barbara’s best known living authors, T.C.

T.C. Boyle on writing about gaming addiction

What if you could go back in time and relive any moment from your past? That's the basis of the title story in a collection by one of Santa Barbara’s best known living authors, T.C.

from The 805

Our guests review "47 Meters Down: Uncaged," in which four teenagers dive into sunken ruins that turn out to be hunting ground for great white sharks; "Blinded by the Light," about a…

Surplus of shark films: Social commentary or just for thrills?

Our guests review "47 Meters Down: Uncaged," in which four teenagers dive into sunken ruins that turn out to be hunting ground for great white sharks; "Blinded by the Light," about a…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the last 50 years, the tech industry has re-shaped communication, the economy, and political landscape in America.

Silicon Valley's journey from obscurity to global powerhouse

In the last 50 years, the tech industry has re-shaped communication, the economy, and political landscape in America.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week saw the long-awaited recombining of CBS and Viacom.

ViacomCBS and the triumph of Shari Redstone

This week saw the long-awaited recombining of CBS and Viacom.

from Hollywood Breakdown

From Richie Havens to Jimi Hendrix, photographer Henry Diltz recalls his favorite moments of the historic festival.

Official photographer of Woodstock remembers the festival 50 years later

From Richie Havens to Jimi Hendrix, photographer Henry Diltz recalls his favorite moments of the historic festival.

from KCRW Features