Host Steve Chiotakis connects you to the people and places of Southern California.
Dire staffing shortages have led to frequent lockdowns and violence inside LA’s juvenile halls. Officers, advocates, and inmates are desperate for relief.
The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) was founded in Torrance in 1964. Its success earned the South Bay community the nickname “Soccer City.”
Nikki Chase hosts the podcast “Adult Chicken.” It’s about escaping an abusive relationship and raising special needs kids as a single mom.
Students across the University of California system took final exams after weeks without instruction and feedback. How has the strike impacted them?
Coach Gabriel Giangualano and junior Max Abrahamson lead the St. John Bosco High School esports team.
Ralph Lawler was the LA Clippers’ announcer for 40 years. Now he’s calling shots from the sidelines in a new memoir.
LAHSA’s “reimagined” winter shelter program provides both beds and motel vouchers to unhoused Angelenos looking to stay warm.
Photographer Lev Rukhin moved to LA in 2010 and started shooting its street scenes from an old Volvo station wagon as a way to engage and spend time with his daughter.
A new park celebrates Mendez, et al. v. Westminster School District, et. al, a landmark court case in the mid-1940s that challenged school segregation.
A Los Angeles journalist with brain trauma turned to specialists who recommended ketamine treatment. It’s known as the party drug “special K,” but it gives her relief.
A pajarete is a party and Mexican drink made of chocolate, coffee, high-proof alcohol, and raw milk from goats and cows.
Two art shows in LA might look like your kitchen after Thanksgiving. One features decaying ceramic fruits and vegetables, the other has topsy-turvy flower arrangements.
Lindsey Horvath is the youngest woman ever elected to LA County’s Board of Supervisors, replacing Sheila Kuehl. She’ll be the only renter and millennial among her colleagues there.
The perfume industry is moving away from its commercial French roots to something a little more LA: more diverse, accessible, and artistic.
Rex Richardson will be Long Beach’s first Black mayor. He wants to make the city a model for addressing housing, homelessness, and public safety.
Decades ago, a legendary local soccer team called Hollywood United brought together expats from Europe, including rock musicians, movie actors, and even Milli Vanilli.
The City of Laguna Beach is poised to take control of several Orange County beaches. What will this mean for beachgoers?
California needs to save more water and create more renewable energy. A new solar panel project on exposed water canals will bring a lot of both.
Desalination of ocean water, long-considered too energy-inefficient and environmentally destructive, is increasingly finding its way into California’s water future.
Tony Tetro has forged pieces by Dalí, Caravaggio, and Picasso — and sold them to dealers who didn’t care about authenticity.
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