Greater LA

Greater LA

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

It looks like a big, white flying saucer that landed on its four legs, and if you’ve taken off or touched down at LAX in the past 50 years, chances are you’ve noticed it.

What would you like to see go inside LAX’s Theme Building?

It looks like a big, white flying saucer that landed on its four legs, and if you’ve taken off or touched down at LAX in the past 50 years, chances are you’ve noticed it.

At a recent rally at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, community organizers, union members and elected officials kicked off a year-long campaign to encourage people to participate in…

Why the 2020 Census matters to California

At a recent rally at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, community organizers, union members and elected officials kicked off a year-long campaign to encourage people to participate in…

As a big new football stadium and new metro stations enter the City of Inglewood, rents are going up, and that’s squeezing out some long-time residents and restaurants.

Gentrification in Inglewood is hurting some long-time restaurants

As a big new football stadium and new metro stations enter the City of Inglewood, rents are going up, and that’s squeezing out some long-time residents and restaurants.

Hundreds of small earthquakes have hit the Inland Empire in the past two weeks, and seismologists are trying to figure out what that so-called earthquake swarm could tell us.

Is a flurry of small earthquakes a warning sign?

Hundreds of small earthquakes have hit the Inland Empire in the past two weeks, and seismologists are trying to figure out what that so-called earthquake swarm could tell us.

Marleen Martinez Sundgaard is the daughter of migrant farm workers from Mexico. As a child, she and her family would come to Washington state to work in the fields for nine months.

Dreaming of Mars, a scientist inspires others along the way

Marleen Martinez Sundgaard is the daughter of migrant farm workers from Mexico. As a child, she and her family would come to Washington state to work in the fields for nine months.

In New York state, Democrats approved a deal to strengthen rent laws and tenant protections. Meanwhile, the California legislature has yet to make housing and rent control headway.

Inglewood passes rent control ordinance

In New York state, Democrats approved a deal to strengthen rent laws and tenant protections. Meanwhile, the California legislature has yet to make housing and rent control headway.

California Democrats, with a raft of bills and a supermajority in Sacramento, seemed poised to make something happen when it comes to housing and homelessness.

How Calif. Democrats have dropped the ball on affordable housing and homeless shelters

California Democrats, with a raft of bills and a supermajority in Sacramento, seemed poised to make something happen when it comes to housing and homelessness.

The thousands of migrants who come into the U.S. every day through the Southwest borders are trying to get to their families. That’s where buses come in.

Greyhound struggles with a surge in migrant ridership

The thousands of migrants who come into the U.S. every day through the Southwest borders are trying to get to their families. That’s where buses come in.

Rev. Guy Wilson stands at the head of a long table in his church’s mess hall, linking hands with a group of Central American asylum seekers to say grace.

How one church became a migrant processing center

Rev. Guy Wilson stands at the head of a long table in his church’s mess hall, linking hands with a group of Central American asylum seekers to say grace.

The Santa Anita Race Track has denied the California Horse Racing Board’s request to cancel the rest of the horse racing season.

As 2 more horses die, pressure mounts to close the Santa Anita Race Track

The Santa Anita Race Track has denied the California Horse Racing Board’s request to cancel the rest of the horse racing season.

In January, Orange County reported nearly 7,000 people living in shelters or on the street.

OC Line: What's behind the different homeless counts in OC?

In January, Orange County reported nearly 7,000 people living in shelters or on the street.

For Lupe Félix, senior year was supposed to be all about prom, hanging out with friends and graduation.

Meet Lupe Félix, who crosses the US-Mexico border twice a day for high school

For Lupe Félix, senior year was supposed to be all about prom, hanging out with friends and graduation.

There’s a new heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Andy Ruiz won the title last weekend, beating British boxer Anthony Joshua.

California native Andy Ruiz becomes the new heavyweight boxing champ

There’s a new heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Andy Ruiz won the title last weekend, beating British boxer Anthony Joshua.

As you age, you have to worry about who’s going to take care of you, how much money you’ve saved, the possibility of losing your partner, and dealing with loneliness.

It’s hard getting older, especially for LGBTQ retirees

As you age, you have to worry about who’s going to take care of you, how much money you’ve saved, the possibility of losing your partner, and dealing with loneliness.

In 1967, Silver Lake was ground zero for one of the first U.S. protests over police harassment of the gay community. This was two years before the Stonewall riots.

Happily leather after at The Eagle in Silver Lake

In 1967, Silver Lake was ground zero for one of the first U.S. protests over police harassment of the gay community. This was two years before the Stonewall riots.

LA released the numbers from its latest homeless count yesterday. It’s not pretty - there are almost 60,000 homeless people across the county.

Are some South Bay cities pushing homeless people into LA?

LA released the numbers from its latest homeless count yesterday. It’s not pretty - there are almost 60,000 homeless people across the county.

Like more than a thousand other LA high schools, Roosevelt High School has a big, fancy prom at the end of the year.

You’re invited to the Roosevelt High School prom

Like more than a thousand other LA high schools, Roosevelt High School has a big, fancy prom at the end of the year.

When Governor Jerry Brown pushed for high speed rail to connect LA and San Francisco, Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk said he could create a cheaper and faster alternative: the…

Meet the LA-based companies developing the Hyperloop

When Governor Jerry Brown pushed for high speed rail to connect LA and San Francisco, Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk said he could create a cheaper and faster alternative: the…

It’s 8 a.m. on a Monday morning, and Antonio Alvarez is helping his friend move everything she owns across the street. First he moves some blankets; a rug; some dog food.

‘They throw away your food. My god, we’re homeless people’

It’s 8 a.m. on a Monday morning, and Antonio Alvarez is helping his friend move everything she owns across the street. First he moves some blankets; a rug; some dog food.

One of California’s last major family-owned newspapers is being sold. The Harrell-Fritts family announced it will be selling the Bakersfield Californian after 122 years of ownership.

After more than a century of family ownership, the Bakersfield Californian is on sale

One of California’s last major family-owned newspapers is being sold. The Harrell-Fritts family announced it will be selling the Bakersfield Californian after 122 years of ownership.