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Greater LA

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

After the fatal stabbing of an unhoused military veteran outside the VA in Brentwood last week, county officials say they plan to move everyone at the camp into housing by the end of…

After fatal stabbing, county aims to house homeless vets outside the VA in West LA by end of year

After the fatal stabbing of an unhoused military veteran outside the VA in Brentwood last week, county officials say they plan to move everyone at the camp into housing by the end of…

“What’s shocking people right now is just the incredible rise in hate crimes and hate incidents against Asian Americans, a significant minority in Orange County,” says LA Times…

Anti-Asian hate incidents up 1,800% in Orange County

“What’s shocking people right now is just the incredible rise in hate crimes and hate incidents against Asian Americans, a significant minority in Orange County,” says LA Times…

All across the country, cities are investing in unarmed crisis response teams to de-escalate non-emergency mental health situations.

Crisis response team in Eugene offers model for LA and OC

All across the country, cities are investing in unarmed crisis response teams to de-escalate non-emergency mental health situations.

Flying cars are coming to LA, possibly as early as 2023.

Flying cars are coming to LA, but this futuristic vision may not solve today’s traffic congestion

Flying cars are coming to LA, possibly as early as 2023.

You’ve likely seen an old couch or bedside table sitting idly on a sidewalk in LA.

Hidden treasure or junk? How to reclaim street furniture in LA

You’ve likely seen an old couch or bedside table sitting idly on a sidewalk in LA.

Street racing has been increasing during the pandemic.

From rumbling cars to rumble strips, how LA plans to curb street racing

Street racing has been increasing during the pandemic.

Results from the California recall election came in early and quickly Tuesday night.

Recall watch parties in Boyle Heights and Costa Mesa illustrate 2 versions of CA

Results from the California recall election came in early and quickly Tuesday night.

Do you ever feel like your television has become another member of your family? You probably look at the screen now more than ever, especially during the pandemic.

New MOCA exhibit puts Pipilotti Rist’s multimedia art on the big screen

Do you ever feel like your television has become another member of your family? You probably look at the screen now more than ever, especially during the pandemic.

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash is cultivating native plant species in its nursery — as a way to preserve its indigenous culture.

At this Chumash plant nursery in Santa Ynez, native seeds are bringing tribal culture back to life

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash is cultivating native plant species in its nursery — as a way to preserve its indigenous culture.

Farmworkers would be able to remotely vote in union elections — if a new bill gets Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature.

Farmworkers can vote from home if new CA bill passes. Critics say this would kill jobs

Farmworkers would be able to remotely vote in union elections — if a new bill gets Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature.

Extreme heat is causing preterm pregnancies and even infant death in some cases.

Why extreme heat can hurt expectant moms, prompt early pregnancy and infant death

Extreme heat is causing preterm pregnancies and even infant death in some cases.

California’s recall election has been powered by some small business owners who are disgruntled about pandemic-era restrictions and pessimistic about the state’s future.

California small business owners are powering recall efforts. Will they succeed?

California’s recall election has been powered by some small business owners who are disgruntled about pandemic-era restrictions and pessimistic about the state’s future.

The organization, led by 82-year-old Gloria Suess, has spent more than 25 years serving three meals a day and providing restroom facilities to unhoused people in Orange.

Mary’s Kitchen helps unhoused residents without question. Now the City of Orange is asking them to shut down

The organization, led by 82-year-old Gloria Suess, has spent more than 25 years serving three meals a day and providing restroom facilities to unhoused people in Orange.

The department added “social media accounts” as a line on the physical field interview cards in 2015, according to a memo from former LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.

LAPD is collecting social media info from civilians they stop. Some worry it’s mass surveillance

The department added “social media accounts” as a line on the physical field interview cards in 2015, according to a memo from former LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.

BLVD MRKT is a new food hall on the corner of Whittier Boulevard and South 6th Street in Montebello.

From vacant lot to repurposed food hall, BLVD MRKT is revitalizing downtown Montebello

BLVD MRKT is a new food hall on the corner of Whittier Boulevard and South 6th Street in Montebello.

LAUSD Board member Jackie Goldberg already expects legal pushback to the vaccine mandate for LAUSD students. “Yes we’re assuming we will be sued. … It will be settled in court.

We’ll try to keep your kids safe, regardless of your politics: LAUSD’s Jackie Goldberg on vax mandate

LAUSD Board member Jackie Goldberg already expects legal pushback to the vaccine mandate for LAUSD students. “Yes we’re assuming we will be sued. … It will be settled in court.

Wildfires are often sparked by residents struggling with homelessness. LA County recently banned encampments in some of the highest fire risk areas.

In high-risk fire areas, homeless camps are now banned. But Topanga Canyon’s unhoused residents want to stay

Wildfires are often sparked by residents struggling with homelessness. LA County recently banned encampments in some of the highest fire risk areas.

The Street Medicine program at USC’s Keck School of Medicine is one of roughly 28 programs in California that offer health care to people experiencing homelessness on the streets…

Street medicine providers can’t get reimbursed by Medi-Cal. A state bill could change that

The Street Medicine program at USC’s Keck School of Medicine is one of roughly 28 programs in California that offer health care to people experiencing homelessness on the streets…

For Beauty 2 the Streetz founder Shirley Raines, beauty is both a luxury and necessity.

Beauty 2 the Streetz: How haircuts and makeup help LA’s unhoused residents feel validated and seen

For Beauty 2 the Streetz founder Shirley Raines, beauty is both a luxury and necessity.

UCSB classes are just two weeks away, and students are using words like “desperate” and “abandoned” to describe their search for housing.

UCSB students without housing resort to desperate measures weeks before school, including van life

UCSB classes are just two weeks away, and students are using words like “desperate” and “abandoned” to describe their search for housing.