Greater LA

Greater LA

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

To prevent small businesses from being priced out of Boyle Heights, a nonprofit is buying commercial property and offering tenants a share in ownership.

Stopping gentrification in Boyle Heights: Can retail co-op model help?

To prevent small businesses from being priced out of Boyle Heights, a nonprofit is buying commercial property and offering tenants a share in ownership.

In LA, more than 2500 species were identified by about 1400 observers in this year’s City Nature Challenge. The western fence lizard was the most observed species.

Find LA's rare plants and animals through City Nature Challenge

In LA, more than 2500 species were identified by about 1400 observers in this year’s City Nature Challenge. The western fence lizard was the most observed species.

On May 15, a gunman entered a Taiwanese church in Laguna Woods, killing one person and injuring five others.

Chinese and Taiwanese are close in SoCal, processing church killings

On May 15, a gunman entered a Taiwanese church in Laguna Woods, killing one person and injuring five others.

Landmark Theatres will close their arthouse location on Pico Boulevard after 15 years. Is this the beginning of the end of indie theaters?

Landmark on Pico shuts down. Issue is about real estate, not entertainment

Landmark Theatres will close their arthouse location on Pico Boulevard after 15 years. Is this the beginning of the end of indie theaters?

Plans for a Poseidon Water desalination plant in Huntington Beach were unanimously rejected by the California Coastal Commission. What’s the future for desalination in the state?

After salty debate, plans for OC desalination plant are wiped out

Plans for a Poseidon Water desalination plant in Huntington Beach were unanimously rejected by the California Coastal Commission. What’s the future for desalination in the state?

Jacqueline Chow loves bugs. Her poetry speaks to the true beauty of nature.

Young Creators Project spotlight: Jacqueline Chow

Jacqueline Chow loves bugs. Her poetry speaks to the true beauty of nature.

Measure W is meant to raise money to clean and capture rainwater. LA County residents voted to pass it in 2018. Is it making a difference?

Angelenos have put tax dollars into recycling rainwater. Worthwhile?

Measure W is meant to raise money to clean and capture rainwater. LA County residents voted to pass it in 2018. Is it making a difference?

One man waters his yard daily. Another has native plants and hardly ever waters. Southern Californians are taking their own approaches to the drought.

1 man won’t stop watering, another says lawn doesn’t belong here

One man waters his yard daily. Another has native plants and hardly ever waters. Southern Californians are taking their own approaches to the drought.

The next LA County supervisor from the San Fernando Valley and Westside will represent over 2 million people and control billions of dollars. But where’s the campaign?

Campaign is quiet, stakes are high in LA supervisor race

The next LA County supervisor from the San Fernando Valley and Westside will represent over 2 million people and control billions of dollars. But where’s the campaign?

Salome Agbaroji, a high school student in Artesia, loves the adrenaline of performing spoken word poetry. Her writing speaks to the beauty and disparities in her hometown of LA.

Young Creators Project spotlight: Salome Agbaroji

Salome Agbaroji, a high school student in Artesia, loves the adrenaline of performing spoken word poetry. Her writing speaks to the beauty and disparities in her hometown of LA.

With the June primary election ahead, KCRW gets an explainer on how mail-in ballots will work or where, and when, you can go to vote in person.

Where and how to vote in LA County’s June primary election

With the June primary election ahead, KCRW gets an explainer on how mail-in ballots will work or where, and when, you can go to vote in person.

In the LA city attorney’s race, two candidates previously ran for office as Republicans, but they say they’ve been with the Democratic Party for many years now.

Top candidates in LA city attorney’s race are ex-GOP. Does that hurt them?

In the LA city attorney’s race, two candidates previously ran for office as Republicans, but they say they’ve been with the Democratic Party for many years now.

Gillian Chamberlin’s haunting and beautiful poems will make readers long and ache. She says that writing poetry allows her to make her thoughts more digestible.

Young Creators Project poet spotlight: Gillian Chamberlin

Gillian Chamberlin’s haunting and beautiful poems will make readers long and ache. She says that writing poetry allows her to make her thoughts more digestible.

The Silver Lake restaurant staple, Casita del Campo, has been serving margaritas for 60 years. And the downstairs theater, The Cavern Club, hosts raucous drag shows.

Drinks and burritos upstairs, drag show downstairs: Casita del Campo turns 60

The Silver Lake restaurant staple, Casita del Campo, has been serving margaritas for 60 years. And the downstairs theater, The Cavern Club, hosts raucous drag shows.

A new TikTok series began as a way for kids to get news, then became a collection of lost stories of classic LA restaurants and fun food facts.

From Fat Burger to In-N-Out, TikTok series celebrates LA food

A new TikTok series began as a way for kids to get news, then became a collection of lost stories of classic LA restaurants and fun food facts.

“CARE Court” aims to help Californians with mental health and addiction disorders, but civil liberty activists question its effectiveness and legality.

Can CARE Court curb CA’s homelessness and mental health crises?

“CARE Court” aims to help Californians with mental health and addiction disorders, but civil liberty activists question its effectiveness and legality.

An Orange County judge overturned a second-degree murder conviction for two men after they served nearly 30 years behind bars.

OC men served 30 years in prison for murder. Judge resentences them

An Orange County judge overturned a second-degree murder conviction for two men after they served nearly 30 years behind bars.

Thousands of people with mental health issues have been sent (by courts) to a program that diverts them away from jail and into supportive housing.

Funding dries up for program aimed at LA’s ‘sickest of the sick’

Thousands of people with mental health issues have been sent (by courts) to a program that diverts them away from jail and into supportive housing.

LA’s youth climate leaders must juggle school work as they lobby for climate legislation, rally a generation, and push to secure a liveable future.

Not just an after-school activity: LA teens call for climate action

LA’s youth climate leaders must juggle school work as they lobby for climate legislation, rally a generation, and push to secure a liveable future.

P-22, the beloved LA mountain lion, has reached the ripe old age of 12, which is the normal life expectancy for a wild cougar. How much longer might he be around?

P-22, the Brad Pitt of cougars, is aging. Will he still find love?

P-22, the beloved LA mountain lion, has reached the ripe old age of 12, which is the normal life expectancy for a wild cougar. How much longer might he be around?