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Greater LA

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

When restaurants reopen, will people feel comfortable enough to go there to eat?

What will future dine-restaurants look like, will customers feel safe?

When restaurants reopen, will people feel comfortable enough to go there to eat?

In Santa Barbara, hungry locals have returned to restaurants. Most are sitting outside in the fresh air, though eating inside is an option too.

Santa Barbara is moving the dining room to the sidewalk. Will LA follow?

In Santa Barbara, hungry locals have returned to restaurants. Most are sitting outside in the fresh air, though eating inside is an option too.

Long Beach and Santa Barbara are reopening restaurants for outdoor dining.

LA County Supervisors want dine-in restaurants, hair salons to reopen soon

Long Beach and Santa Barbara are reopening restaurants for outdoor dining.

Larry Aubry died earlier this month at the age of 86. He’s often referred to as the grandfather of South LA.

Remembering LA black rights activist Larry Aubry

Larry Aubry died earlier this month at the age of 86. He’s often referred to as the grandfather of South LA.

At a federal prison along the Central Coast in Santa Barbara County, more than 1,000 inmates and correctional officers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Santa Barbara is home to federal prison system’s worst COVID-19 outbreak

At a federal prison along the Central Coast in Santa Barbara County, more than 1,000 inmates and correctional officers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Plans are in the works to restart some major sporting events, sans spectators. But even sports fans are worried that players won’t be able to perform their best without a crowd.

Can players truly compete without the roar of fans?

Plans are in the works to restart some major sporting events, sans spectators. But even sports fans are worried that players won’t be able to perform their best without a crowd.

Commercial photographer Robiee Ziegler is now using her camera to document the safer-at-home period in LA.   
  In a project she calls “   Making Waves   ,” Ziegler documents the…

Photographer Robiee Ziegler captures portraits of a pandemic

Commercial photographer Robiee Ziegler is now using her camera to document the safer-at-home period in LA.  In a project she calls “ Making Waves ,” Ziegler documents the…

The coronavirus pandemic brought many things to a screeching halt, but people have continued to find outlets for their creativity.

Front yard galleries offer drive-by art

The coronavirus pandemic brought many things to a screeching halt, but people have continued to find outlets for their creativity.

Growing up in LA, musician Mikel Jollett did not have it easy. He escaped from a cult at a young age, and he struggled to maintain a relationship with his father.

‘Hollywood Park:’ How Mikel Jollett left a cult, got into Stanford, became a lead singer

Growing up in LA, musician Mikel Jollett did not have it easy. He escaped from a cult at a young age, and he struggled to maintain a relationship with his father.

Coronavirus is disproportionately affecting people of color across the U.S. in terms of testing, treatment, and death tolls.

Doctors reflect on coronavirus’ outsized toll on communities of color

Coronavirus is disproportionately affecting people of color across the U.S. in terms of testing, treatment, and death tolls.

When it comes to practicing medicine during Ramadan,    Dr.

Muslim doctor treats patients during Ramadan and COVID-19 pandemic

When it comes to practicing medicine during Ramadan, Dr.

Workplace design has shifted over the years to more open concepts that foster collaboration and interaction between workers, though the executive suite and coveted corner office still…

Coronavirus puts open plan offices in the crosshairs

Workplace design has shifted over the years to more open concepts that foster collaboration and interaction between workers, though the executive suite and coveted corner office still…

Even before COVID-19, securing a place to live in Avalon on Catalina Island was hard. There are no cars, next to no crime, and 360 degree ocean views.

Life on Catalina Island: Multiple jobs, years-long housing waitlist

Even before COVID-19, securing a place to live in Avalon on Catalina Island was hard. There are no cars, next to no crime, and 360 degree ocean views.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many Angelenos are sewing face masks as a way to generate income and find a sense of purpose when life feels like it’s coming apart at the seams.

Making face masks helps Angelenos find stability, meaning amid COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many Angelenos are sewing face masks as a way to generate income and find a sense of purpose when life feels like it’s coming apart at the seams.

After spending so much time indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, Greater LA host Steve Chiotakis decided to go on more neighborhood walks.   
  Living just east of the 405, his…

Appreciating the small things on neighborhood walks

After spending so much time indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, Greater LA host Steve Chiotakis decided to go on more neighborhood walks.  Living just east of the 405, his…

When COVID-19 forced non-essential businesses to close, LA’s fashion industry ground to a halt. Garment factories weren’t churning out t-shirts or dresses anymore.

LA garment workers make face masks during health crisis

When COVID-19 forced non-essential businesses to close, LA’s fashion industry ground to a halt. Garment factories weren’t churning out t-shirts or dresses anymore.

LA officials have launched a program called “   Slow Streets   ,” which temporarily shuts down some residential streets to cars and opens them up to people exercising.

LA ‘Slow Streets’ program opens roads to walkers, runners, cyclists

LA officials have launched a program called “ Slow Streets ,” which temporarily shuts down some residential streets to cars and opens them up to people exercising.

California officials are releasing some inmates in an attempt to reduce COVID-19 contagion behind bars. These former inmates are finding the outside world to be a strange new place.

Newly released inmates face challenges around housing, support, employment

California officials are releasing some inmates in an attempt to reduce COVID-19 contagion behind bars. These former inmates are finding the outside world to be a strange new place.

Orange County had    229 confirmed COVID-19 cases    on May 14 — its biggest daily jump so far.   
  “Four of the top six days for coronavirus cases in Orange County have happened in…

OC pushes for more federal COVID-19 aid, as Santa Ana and Anaheim see the most cases in the region

Orange County had 229 confirmed COVID-19 cases on May 14 — its biggest daily jump so far.  “Four of the top six days for coronavirus cases in Orange County have happened in…

It’s tough to maintain social distance inside jails and prisons. California officials are turning to zero cash bail so some inmates are released early.

California officials turn to zero cash bail to reduce jail populations and COVID-19 contagion

It’s tough to maintain social distance inside jails and prisons. California officials are turning to zero cash bail so some inmates are released early.