Greater LA

Greater LA

Host Steve Chiotakis connects you to the people and places of Southern California.

A new government effort aims to bolster what’s sometimes called the “missing middle” in California’s most expensive housing markets.

Filling the ‘missing middle’ in LA’s housing market is focus of new government program. Will it pay off?

A new government effort aims to bolster what’s sometimes called the “missing middle” in California’s most expensive housing markets.

Malibu native Jordan Wilimovsky is competing in the 10,000 meter open water race in the Summer Olympics.

Olympic swimmer Jordan Wilimovsky drives all over SoCal to find pools for Tokyo Games training

Malibu native Jordan Wilimovsky is competing in the 10,000 meter open water race in the Summer Olympics.

Santa Barbara started a Safe Parking program in 2004 for folks living in their vehicles. It was one of the first in the U.S.

Safe parking for Santa Barbara’s homeless could become national model, inspire federal funding

Santa Barbara started a Safe Parking program in 2004 for folks living in their vehicles. It was one of the first in the U.S.

In the Lincoln Heights neighborhood near Dodger Stadium, housing pushed a group of activists to do something radical: join their local government.

Lincoln Heights activists wanted to fight gentrification, so they became local politicians

In the Lincoln Heights neighborhood near Dodger Stadium, housing pushed a group of activists to do something radical: join their local government.

On May 3, CSUN professor Blaine Pope picked up his 11-year old daughter from school in Santa Monica, and when they were about to head home, they passed by a small group of anti-mask…

When engaging with anti-mask protestors, this LA professor used calm and curiosity

On May 3, CSUN professor Blaine Pope picked up his 11-year old daughter from school in Santa Monica, and when they were about to head home, they passed by a small group of anti-mask…

Once prospering with crops like oranges, walnuts, chili peppers and strawberries, the city of Garden Grove in Orange County now seems like a misnomer.

Garden Grove knocked down trees to build homes. Now the city has a replanting plan

Once prospering with crops like oranges, walnuts, chili peppers and strawberries, the city of Garden Grove in Orange County now seems like a misnomer.

There’s a bold plan in LA’s Crenshaw neighborhood to purchase the local mall for north of $100 million and let the community profit from its redevelopment.

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall: Can community ownership stop gentrification?

There’s a bold plan in LA’s Crenshaw neighborhood to purchase the local mall for north of $100 million and let the community profit from its redevelopment.

While a little more than half of all Angelenos 16 and older have had at least one shot, vaccination rates are now plunging.

How the medical community is fighting vaccine hesitancy and misinformation in LA

While a little more than half of all Angelenos 16 and older have had at least one shot, vaccination rates are now plunging.

A stroll through Hollywood history reveals over 100 years of boulevard branding.

What’s in a street name? Hollywood Blvd is torn between its historic past and economic future

A stroll through Hollywood history reveals over 100 years of boulevard branding.

About one in four children and teens have become angry, anxious or stressed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

LA school counselors offer mental health tips for kids and teens

About one in four children and teens have become angry, anxious or stressed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KCRW speaks with therapist Dawn Delgado about dealing with the prospect of returning to social activities.

How to leave your Zoom account and socialize in real life again? Therapist says take it slow

KCRW speaks with therapist Dawn Delgado about dealing with the prospect of returning to social activities.

If you drive by a mosque in Orange County around sunset, you may see a mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit and a halal taco truck.

Food truck offers halal tacos and COVID vaccines at mosques, uniting OC Muslims and Latinos

If you drive by a mosque in Orange County around sunset, you may see a mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit and a halal taco truck.

Seward Johnson’s 2011 sculpture “Forever Marilyn” depicts the truly iconic Marilyn Monroe mid-subway breeze from that famous scene in “The Seven Year Itch."

Kitschy or crass: Towering Marilyn Monroe statue stirs debate in Palm Springs

Seward Johnson’s 2011 sculpture “Forever Marilyn” depicts the truly iconic Marilyn Monroe mid-subway breeze from that famous scene in “The Seven Year Itch."

Westminster is facing a possible financial crisis and the proposed new Vietnam War memorial has become a point of contention.

Westminster’s new Vietnam War memorial gets approval by City Council but not some veterans

Westminster is facing a possible financial crisis and the proposed new Vietnam War memorial has become a point of contention.

The LA Times said Merida is tasked with “transforming the storied 139-year-old newspaper into a digital powerhouse that thrives for decades to come.”

LA Times names Kevin Merida as new executive editor, puts renewed focus on digital

The LA Times said Merida is tasked with “transforming the storied 139-year-old newspaper into a digital powerhouse that thrives for decades to come.”

The city of LA has locked basketball hoops in Venice Beach. Some locals are trying to get the locks removed with #FreeTheHoops.

Venice Beach basketball hoops are locked. Angelenos get creative to make games happen

The city of LA has locked basketball hoops in Venice Beach. Some locals are trying to get the locks removed with #FreeTheHoops.

Now that kids are back on campus, teachers are bringing lessons outside to keep them safe. The health benefits for students extend far beyond COVID safety.

Outdoor learning started as a COVID safety measure. Schools say it’s here to stay

Now that kids are back on campus, teachers are bringing lessons outside to keep them safe. The health benefits for students extend far beyond COVID safety.

On Monday, the Los Angeles Public Library will begin limited in-person services at the Central Library and 37 branches across the city.

Some LA libraries will soon reopen with medical-grade public computers, Plexiglass barriers, and more

On Monday, the Los Angeles Public Library will begin limited in-person services at the Central Library and 37 branches across the city.

"It really is special, being African American and playing a predominantly white sport because I'm able to represent a community," says Max Irving.

LA’s Olympic hopefuls: Water polo player Max Irving on training in Greece, optimism for USA men’s team

"It really is special, being African American and playing a predominantly white sport because I'm able to represent a community," says Max Irving.

“I have two adult kids. One lives in Redondo and one lives in Van Nuys. We get together every Sunday for dinner, which of course stopped when everything shut down,” said Lisa Gray.

Vaccinated LA mom returns to hosting Sunday suppers with her family of 4

“I have two adult kids. One lives in Redondo and one lives in Van Nuys. We get together every Sunday for dinner, which of course stopped when everything shut down,” said Lisa Gray.