Greater LA

Greater LA

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

Chuck Tapia remembers the exact moment he told his wife it was time to pack their valuables in their cars and flee their home.

In Porter Ranch, residents return home after Saddleridge fire

Chuck Tapia remembers the exact moment he told his wife it was time to pack their valuables in their cars and flee their home.

If you're living at home with your parents, we want to hear from you. What are your top reasons for doing it? How do your parents feel about it?

Are you an adult living at home? What’s that like?

If you're living at home with your parents, we want to hear from you. What are your top reasons for doing it? How do your parents feel about it?

It’s much tougher to get a bacon-wrapped hot dog, a taco, or elote in Orange County than in Los Angeles.

Why it’s tough to be a street vendor in Orange County

It’s much tougher to get a bacon-wrapped hot dog, a taco, or elote in Orange County than in Los Angeles.

Many businesses operating in Southern California have strong ties to China.

China’s political hard line impacts SoCal businesses

Many businesses operating in Southern California have strong ties to China.

You’ve probably heard of César Chávez, the Mexican American labor organizer whose activism in Central California led to the creation of the United Farm Workers union.

The history of Filipino organizing in California

You’ve probably heard of César Chávez, the Mexican American labor organizer whose activism in Central California led to the creation of the United Farm Workers union.

Civility, compassion, kindness. Is there a shortage of these today, particularly in public life? Jenifer and Matthew Harris seem to think so.

UCLA launches new institute to study kindness

Civility, compassion, kindness. Is there a shortage of these today, particularly in public life? Jenifer and Matthew Harris seem to think so.

Due to Santa Ana winds, gusts in some parts of LA could top 60 mph. Power lines could fall down and set things on fire.

Utilities cut off power as a wildfire precaution

Due to Santa Ana winds, gusts in some parts of LA could top 60 mph. Power lines could fall down and set things on fire.

The Dodgers will face off against the Washington Nationals in game 5 of the National League Division Series this Wednesday evening.

Dodgers fans never stop bleeding blue

The Dodgers will face off against the Washington Nationals in game 5 of the National League Division Series this Wednesday evening.

Seniors are one of the fastest demographics to fall into homelessness.

Santa Monica tries out universal basic income on seniors

Seniors are one of the fastest demographics to fall into homelessness.

As millennials and those in Generation Z continue to move to densely populated urban centers, they’re finding new ways to afford them. That’s why co-living is getting more popular.

In pricey LA, living with strangers gains popularity

As millennials and those in Generation Z continue to move to densely populated urban centers, they’re finding new ways to afford them. That’s why co-living is getting more popular.

We reported last week about what it’s like    to own an EV    and be a renter in Los Angeles. We got a lot of questions and comments.

EV charging in LA: Your questions answered

We reported last week about what it’s like to own an EV and be a renter in Los Angeles. We got a lot of questions and comments.

In California, many people are turning to cannabidiol (CBD) for their pets who are suffering from anxiety, joint pain, and other ailments.

Can CBD alleviate your dog or cat’s ailments?

In California, many people are turning to cannabidiol (CBD) for their pets who are suffering from anxiety, joint pain, and other ailments.

The mayor of Idyllwild, a small town in the San Jacinto, is very busy.

Mayor Max: top dog of Idyllwild

The mayor of Idyllwild, a small town in the San Jacinto, is very busy.

The city and county of Los Angeles announced last week they’ll forgive 2 million citations and warrants for things like traffic violations and minor misdemeanors. L.A.

LA to forgive 2 million citations. How might that affect homelessness?

The city and county of Los Angeles announced last week they’ll forgive 2 million citations and warrants for things like traffic violations and minor misdemeanors. L.A.

Crime is on the rise in Santa Ana, and there have been several accusations of police misconduct.

Santa Ana wants to establish a police oversight commission

Crime is on the rise in Santa Ana, and there have been several accusations of police misconduct.

David Shalom and his wife, Claudia, shudder at the thought of having to board a bus with their 2-year-old daughter after a long flight to LAX.

LAX unveils new plan for curbside pickups… outside the terminal

David Shalom and his wife, Claudia, shudder at the thought of having to board a bus with their 2-year-old daughter after a long flight to LAX.

Brandi Wolfe says the scariest moment in her three years of homelessness came when she was sitting in a quiet North Hollywood park down the street from where she lives.

LA’s homeless report a rise in hostility

Brandi Wolfe says the scariest moment in her three years of homelessness came when she was sitting in a quiet North Hollywood park down the street from where she lives.

A 50-year old cold case has been partially solved. In 1969, a bronze sculpture called the Well of Scribes went missing from the Los Angeles Public Library.

The mystery of the long lost Well of Scribes

A 50-year old cold case has been partially solved. In 1969, a bronze sculpture called the Well of Scribes went missing from the Los Angeles Public Library.

The    CASA 0101 Theater    in Boyle Heights has a hit play on its hands. “   Always Running   ” was originally scheduled to close in a couple of weeks.

What ‘Always Running’ theater show means to Latinx Angelenos

The CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights has a hit play on its hands. “ Always Running ” was originally scheduled to close in a couple of weeks.

LA artist Lari Pittman is known for    his loud, dense   , and chaotic paintings.

The complexities of American life in Lari Pittman’s retrospective

LA artist Lari Pittman is known for his loud, dense , and chaotic paintings.