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Greater LA

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

Three LA City Council members are calling for local elections get fully financed with taxpayer money.

The push to publicly finance LA elections

Three LA City Council members are calling for local elections get fully financed with taxpayer money.

The deadline to apply to the University of California was Thanksgiving weekend. Many private college applications are due in early January.

College admission pressures mount for LA high schoolers

The deadline to apply to the University of California was Thanksgiving weekend. Many private college applications are due in early January.

KCET’s SoCal Connected is premiering an episode tonight called “Under Pressure.”

KCET documents the pressure facing college-bound high school students and their counselors

KCET’s SoCal Connected is premiering an episode tonight called “Under Pressure.”

XOTX Tropico Nursery, founded in 1988, is a haven for endangered plant life. But now it’s endangered itself. The owner is required to vacate the nursery by December 30.

A West Hollywood ‘botanical museum’ will soon be uprooted

XOTX Tropico Nursery, founded in 1988, is a haven for endangered plant life. But now it’s endangered itself. The owner is required to vacate the nursery by December 30.

A sergeant at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department says dozens of internal affairs complaints have been buried.

Another scandal plagues the Orange County Sheriff’s Department

A sergeant at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department says dozens of internal affairs complaints have been buried.

Assemblymember Chad Mayes is the second California Republican to leave the party this year. Last week he re-registered with no party affiliation.

California politician leaves the GOP as Trump pulls the party further right

Assemblymember Chad Mayes is the second California Republican to leave the party this year. Last week he re-registered with no party affiliation.

Riot Games    announced this week    that it’s going to pay $10 million to all the women who worked at the company at any time in the last five years.

Former Riot Games staffer on the company’s payouts for harassment

Riot Games announced this week that it’s going to pay $10 million to all the women who worked at the company at any time in the last five years.

LA is a car town, but LA also has street culture, with people walking around, chowing down on bacon-wrapped hot dogs from street vendors.

The new rules for street vending in LA

LA is a car town, but LA also has street culture, with people walking around, chowing down on bacon-wrapped hot dogs from street vendors.

Los Angeles County held a memorial ceremony this week honoring the lives of 1,457 people who died in 2016, but whose remains were not claimed by loved ones.

Why LA County cremated and buried 1,457 people in a mass grave

Los Angeles County held a memorial ceremony this week honoring the lives of 1,457 people who died in 2016, but whose remains were not claimed by loved ones.

The LGBTQ series “   Eastsiders   ” is now in its fourth and final season on Netflix.

‘Eastsiders’ puts focus on long-term queer relationships in LA

The LGBTQ series “ Eastsiders ” is now in its fourth and final season on Netflix.

On Tuesday, Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro joined Black Lives Matter activists in front of LAPD headquarters to raise awareness about the police shooting of 30-year-old…

Julian Castro joins Black Lives Matter’s call to fire 2 LAPD officers

On Tuesday, Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro joined Black Lives Matter activists in front of LAPD headquarters to raise awareness about the police shooting of 30-year-old…

Wildfires have burned large swaths of Greater LA, so the Arts District-based gallery Wilding Cran is making fire the centerpiece of its latest exhibit.

Local art exhibit focuses on Angelenos who’ve been affected by wildfires

Wildfires have burned large swaths of Greater LA, so the Arts District-based gallery Wilding Cran is making fire the centerpiece of its latest exhibit.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), is considering letting single drivers use the carpool lane on the 405 freeway -- for a per-mile toll.

Toll lanes possibly coming to 405 freeway

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), is considering letting single drivers use the carpool lane on the 405 freeway -- for a per-mile toll.

We go to Sunset Boulevard, between Crescent Heights and Doheny. That’s the world-famous Sunset Strip. It’s home to the Whisky a Go Go, where 50 years ago The Doors were the house band.

Sunset Strip nightclubs made historic landmarks

We go to Sunset Boulevard, between Crescent Heights and Doheny. That’s the world-famous Sunset Strip. It’s home to the Whisky a Go Go, where 50 years ago The Doors were the house band.

For 50 years, the University of California has required aspiring freshmen to take the SAT or ACT exams to get in.   
  Getting in has become more difficult every year. As of 2018, UC…

UCs consider dropping ACT and SAT exams

For 50 years, the University of California has required aspiring freshmen to take the SAT or ACT exams to get in.  Getting in has become more difficult every year. As of 2018, UC…

The executive director of LAHSA announced today that he'll leave the city-county agency at the end of this month. The departure is voluntary, he says.

Exit interview: Peter Lynn of the LA Homeless Services Authority

The executive director of LAHSA announced today that he'll leave the city-county agency at the end of this month. The departure is voluntary, he says.

For more than 24 years, the OC Weekly was distributing its coverage of local news and entertainment at coffee shops and bookstores around Orange County.   But last week, the paper was…

The sudden demise of OC Weekly

For more than 24 years, the OC Weekly was distributing its coverage of local news and entertainment at coffee shops and bookstores around Orange County.  But last week, the paper was…

A modern take on an ancient, Chinese festival has found a home in eastern LA County for the next month.

Chinese Lantern Festival lights up the night sky

A modern take on an ancient, Chinese festival has found a home in eastern LA County for the next month.

Thanksgiving isn’t necessarily a family holiday. Many Angelenos spend Turkey Day alone. But alone doesn’t have to mean lonely.

The perks of spending Thanksgiving solo

Thanksgiving isn’t necessarily a family holiday. Many Angelenos spend Turkey Day alone. But alone doesn’t have to mean lonely.

A winter storm has arrived in Los Angeles, and it’s likely to continue through the weekend. Up to two inches of rain are expected along the coast, and more in the foothills.

Angelenos brace for a cold and rainy Turkey Day

A winter storm has arrived in Los Angeles, and it’s likely to continue through the weekend. Up to two inches of rain are expected along the coast, and more in the foothills.