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Greater LA

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

Many veterinary clinics slashed their hours during the pandemic, causing a backlog of appointments that’s putting extra stress on an already burnt-out, under-staffed workforce.

Veterinarian workforce can’t keep up with demand, face same challenges as regular doctors

Many veterinary clinics slashed their hours during the pandemic, causing a backlog of appointments that’s putting extra stress on an already burnt-out, under-staffed workforce.

Sherman Indian High School in Riverside is still thriving, and its mission is to support tribal traditions and identities.

Indigenous community brings healing to complicated history of Inland Empire boarding school

Sherman Indian High School in Riverside is still thriving, and its mission is to support tribal traditions and identities.

The U.S. confirmed its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in California today.

Omicron variant is likely in LA — so vaccines, masks and tests are super important: Barbara Ferrer

The U.S. confirmed its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in California today.

After sitting empty for a year and a half, The Paramount in Boyle Heights is open to live music once more, and KCRW DJ José Galván has been tapped to curate its upcoming shows.

KCRW DJ José Galván tapped to book live shows at The Paramount in Boyle Heights

After sitting empty for a year and a half, The Paramount in Boyle Heights is open to live music once more, and KCRW DJ José Galván has been tapped to curate its upcoming shows.

Homelessness is one of LA’s most divisive issues, and politicians are fighting over what to do about it.

Should LA fight homelessness via long-term housing developments or short-term shelters?

Homelessness is one of LA’s most divisive issues, and politicians are fighting over what to do about it.

Nurses were physically and mentally fried before COVID-19 took over, and the pandemic has only made things worse.

Staff shortage, extra shifts, burnout, resignations: The vicious cycle behind the nurse shortage

Nurses were physically and mentally fried before COVID-19 took over, and the pandemic has only made things worse.

This holiday season is being rocked by a global supply chain crunch and rising prices. So instead of buying a  physical gift, turn toward experiences.

Give experiences this holiday: city bike tour, hot air balloon ride, bungee jumping

This holiday season is being rocked by a global supply chain crunch and rising prices. So instead of buying a physical gift, turn toward experiences.

“You know those shows where you can choose your own ending? Well, in LA, you can choose your own city,” Steve Martin says.

Why actor Steve Martin hasn’t watched ‘LA Story’ in 30 years

“You know those shows where you can choose your own ending? Well, in LA, you can choose your own city,” Steve Martin says.

Angelenos are no strangers to coyotes lurking in our neighborhoods. Sometimes they stay in the shadows, but sometimes they are much more present.

‘Suburban Coyote Golf League’ wins LA Award in KCRW’s Radio Race

Angelenos are no strangers to coyotes lurking in our neighborhoods. Sometimes they stay in the shadows, but sometimes they are much more present.

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year is often called the “most wonderful time of the year,” and it’s also the most wasteful.

In a landfill or someone’s belly? California steps up food rescue programs

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year is often called the “most wonderful time of the year,” and it’s also the most wasteful.

Students and staff at Anaheim High School voted to keep their mascot, “the Colonist,” despite accusations that it’s culturally insensitive and racist.

Anaheim High ‘Colonists’ vote to keep mascot name, despite criticism

Students and staff at Anaheim High School voted to keep their mascot, “the Colonist,” despite accusations that it’s culturally insensitive and racist.

“Chicano I & II: The Mexican American Heritage Series” aired on KNBC-TV in July of 1971 and examined history from the Chicano perspective.

‘Chicano I & II’ was a first-of-its-kind TV series on Chicano heritage. How to watch it now

“Chicano I & II: The Mexican American Heritage Series” aired on KNBC-TV in July of 1971 and examined history from the Chicano perspective.

Joel Wachs, who sat on the LA City Council from 1971 to 2001, explains the dramatic shift in LA politics during the 1970s, and why he chose to stay closeted for most of his life.

Joel Wachs on his early political career portrayed in ‘Licorice Pizza’

Joel Wachs, who sat on the LA City Council from 1971 to 2001, explains the dramatic shift in LA politics during the 1970s, and why he chose to stay closeted for most of his life.

Paul Thomas Anderson looks back on growing up in LA and realizing he didn’t need to go to film school to make movies, and explains why winning awards is the last thing on his mind when…

Filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson on ‘Licorice Pizza,’ growing up in LA at a time of innocence and mystery

Paul Thomas Anderson looks back on growing up in LA and realizing he didn’t need to go to film school to make movies, and explains why winning awards is the last thing on his mind when…

The LA Auto Show is back in action after being canceled last year due to COVID, and the spotlight has shifted from internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric vehicles (EVs).

520 miles on a charge, ‘loft on wheels,’ supercomputers: LA Auto Show debuts new EVs

The LA Auto Show is back in action after being canceled last year due to COVID, and the spotlight has shifted from internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric vehicles (EVs).

It’s been two months since Carson residents started smelling rotten eggs and getting headaches. LA County declared a state of emergency and paid for thousands of hotel rooms.

It’s time for Carson residents to come home, officials say. But the city still smells, residents argue

It’s been two months since Carson residents started smelling rotten eggs and getting headaches. LA County declared a state of emergency and paid for thousands of hotel rooms.

A couple of solo exhibitions in LA feature artists who mix landscapes with history, mythology, and more to create abstract paintings. One is at Smart Objects in Echo Park.

Artists mix history and fantasy at new exhibits in Echo Park and Pasadena

A couple of solo exhibitions in LA feature artists who mix landscapes with history, mythology, and more to create abstract paintings. One is at Smart Objects in Echo Park.

Who have you missed most during the pandemic — a dear friend you've only seen on Zoom, your uncle with too many political opinions, your grandchildren who are outgrowing their clothes…

Share with KCRW: What are your holiday reunion plans?

Who have you missed most during the pandemic — a dear friend you've only seen on Zoom, your uncle with too many political opinions, your grandchildren who are outgrowing their clothes…

Democrats swept all seven Congressional seats in Orange County in 2018. The county was a GOP stronghold for decades.

What does California’s latest redistricting effort mean for OC Republicans?

Democrats swept all seven Congressional seats in Orange County in 2018. The county was a GOP stronghold for decades.

For the first time in the 68-year history of the California School for the Deaf in Riverside, their football team is one game away from capturing the division championship.

Hard-of-hearing and hard to beat: Riverside football team is close to becoming division champs

For the first time in the 68-year history of the California School for the Deaf in Riverside, their football team is one game away from capturing the division championship.