Greater LA

Greater LA

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

*Greater LA's regular programming will be preempted by special live coverage of the Trump impeachment trial.*

Tens of thousands of people are expected to gather this Saturday in downtown for the fourth annual Women’s March LA.

Why the Women’s March is still relevant

Tens of thousands of people are expected to gather this Saturday in downtown for the fourth annual Women’s March LA.

FLy Over All Traffic (FLOAT) is angling to begin flying passengers above L.A.’s congested freeways later this year.

Ever dreamed of flying over LA traffic? There’s a new company for that

FLy Over All Traffic (FLOAT) is angling to begin flying passengers above L.A.’s congested freeways later this year.

Downtown LA’s Arts District has been turning into the hippest of hip meccas with happening hotels, restaurants, retail, and office space.

Changes are coming to the Firehouse restaurant and Arts District

Downtown LA’s Arts District has been turning into the hippest of hip meccas with happening hotels, restaurants, retail, and office space.

The nonprofit Compost LA maintains community gardens where residents can drop off food scraps, but many are at capacity, and cities have different rules on what’s allowed to go into…

Composting in LA isn’t as easy as it sounds

The nonprofit Compost LA maintains community gardens where residents can drop off food scraps, but many are at capacity, and cities have different rules on what’s allowed to go into…

Around Southern California and at other tech hubs nationwide, video game workers (and other tech workers) are trying to unionize. Emma Kinema co-founded    Game Workers Unite!

How unionizing could change the lucrative video game industry

Around Southern California and at other tech hubs nationwide, video game workers (and other tech workers) are trying to unionize. Emma Kinema co-founded Game Workers Unite!

“   Parasite   ,” a black comic thriller by South Korean director Bong Joon Ho, recently earned several Oscar nominations, including Best Production Design.

‘Parasite’ house is an example of modernist architecture

“ Parasite ,” a black comic thriller by South Korean director Bong Joon Ho, recently earned several Oscar nominations, including Best Production Design.

Major League Baseball found that in the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros concocted a scheme -- using video cameras and garbage cans -- at their home stadium to steal pitching…

Did the Astros cheat the Dodgers out of the World Series?

Major League Baseball found that in the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros concocted a scheme -- using video cameras and garbage cans -- at their home stadium to steal pitching…

2019 was a tough year for the media landscape. An estimated 7,000 jobs were lost, and many publications went dark.

New tech-focused journalism site, dot.LA, takes off

2019 was a tough year for the media landscape. An estimated 7,000 jobs were lost, and many publications went dark.

In LA, choosing where to buy coffee is about more what that soy latte tastes like.   
  “I'll go to a spot where the coffee may not be that good, but the vibe is right.  ... I'll just…

Coffee shops in gentrifying neighborhoods: Why design matters

In LA, choosing where to buy coffee is about more what that soy latte tastes like.  “I'll go to a spot where the coffee may not be that good, but the vibe is right.  ... I'll just…

Hollywood assistants have put up with abusive bosses and bad pay over the years. But in the era of #MeToo, a younger crop of assistants are pushing back.

Hollywood assistants push the industry to pay up

Hollywood assistants have put up with abusive bosses and bad pay over the years. But in the era of #MeToo, a younger crop of assistants are pushing back.

The BLVD    is an unassuming bar off Whittier Boulevard in Boyle Heights. During the day, this small, pint-sized dive serves micheladas and Coronas to regulars.

At rap battles in LA, throwing insults is meant to be uplifting

The BLVD is an unassuming bar off Whittier Boulevard in Boyle Heights. During the day, this small, pint-sized dive serves micheladas and Coronas to regulars.

In 2018, Huntington Beach sued the state over SB 54, the so-called "Sanctuary State" law that limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration officials.

Huntington Beach must comply with California’s sanctuary law, says appeals court

In 2018, Huntington Beach sued the state over SB 54, the so-called "Sanctuary State" law that limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration officials.

Malibu wants to outlaw all pesticides, including anticoagulant rodenticides that are used to kill rats, because those pesticides end up killing a lot of birds and other animals that…

Malibu’s efforts to ban all pesticides within city limits

Malibu wants to outlaw all pesticides, including anticoagulant rodenticides that are used to kill rats, because those pesticides end up killing a lot of birds and other animals that…

Casitas Springs is a tiny community halfway between Ventura and Ojai, where there are mobile home parks, churches, … and a plant nursery.

Native Australian horticulturist watches in horror as her home country burns

Casitas Springs is a tiny community halfway between Ventura and Ojai, where there are mobile home parks, churches, … and a plant nursery.

Starting this Saturday, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will be permanently free.

MOCA gets rid of admission fees

Starting this Saturday, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will be permanently free.

LA wasn’t always all about cars and freeways. Years ago, there was a huge system of street cars (electric trolley lines), the Red and Yellow lines.

Why did LA shut down its street cars?

LA wasn’t always all about cars and freeways. Years ago, there was a huge system of street cars (electric trolley lines), the Red and Yellow lines.

Americans owe more for their cars than at any other point in U.S. history.

The opposite sides of subprime auto lending

Americans owe more for their cars than at any other point in U.S. history.

At least 240 people died last year in car collisions in the city of LA. More than 60% of them were pedestrians or cyclists. That’s the same number as the year before.

Why LA is struggling to cut traffic deaths

At least 240 people died last year in car collisions in the city of LA. More than 60% of them were pedestrians or cyclists. That’s the same number as the year before.

Mykytyn was a Highland Park mom who founded Integrated Schools, a nonprofit focused on encouraging white and privileged parents to send their children to local neighborhood schools…

The legacy of local education activist Courtney Everts Mykytyn

Mykytyn was a Highland Park mom who founded Integrated Schools, a nonprofit focused on encouraging white and privileged parents to send their children to local neighborhood schools…

The number of orange groves in LA is shrinking, and the sole remaining one in the San Fernando Valley is on the way out.

LA’s last commercial orange grove might be turned into housing, and residents are trying to stop it

The number of orange groves in LA is shrinking, and the sole remaining one in the San Fernando Valley is on the way out.