Greater LA

Greater LA

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

In Huntington Beach, a debate is brewing over the construction of a desalination plant, which would convert salty seawater to drinkable water. The process is extensive and expensive.

A salty fight in Huntington Beach over making ocean water drinkable

In Huntington Beach, a debate is brewing over the construction of a desalination plant, which would convert salty seawater to drinkable water. The process is extensive and expensive.

It may seem steep to pay $225,000 for a 29-year-old video camera that doesn’t even work anymore.

The power and dangers of citizen videos, from Rodney King to George Floyd

It may seem steep to pay $225,000 for a 29-year-old video camera that doesn’t even work anymore.

Churches nationwide have been hotspots for COVID-19. California policymakers have put in new rules to curb the spread, and churches are innovating to follow them. At    St.

How churches are trying to keep members healthy — physically and spiritually

Churches nationwide have been hotspots for COVID-19. California policymakers have put in new rules to curb the spread, and churches are innovating to follow them. At St.

Olivia Moctezuma thinks she contracted COVID-19 at the Santa Paula DMV in early March.

How one Carpinteria family survived coronavirus and 62 days of separation

Olivia Moctezuma thinks she contracted COVID-19 at the Santa Paula DMV in early March.

“It's so cool to see how hard the women in this league have worked to get to this point. ...

LA Sparks’ Sydney Wiese on COVID recovery, new season, gains for women in sports

“It's so cool to see how hard the women in this league have worked to get to this point. ...

The Perseverance rover is scheduled to blast off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Thursday.

Rolling with Perseverance: New rover aims to learn more about Mars

The Perseverance rover is scheduled to blast off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Thursday.

The Glendale Narrows section of the LA River doesn't have a cement bottom. That means plants and trees can grow there, attracting nearby wildlife.

Go for a socially distant walk along the LA River’s Glendale Narrows

The Glendale Narrows section of the LA River doesn't have a cement bottom. That means plants and trees can grow there, attracting nearby wildlife.

Scientists are looking into whether sewage (at wastewater treatment plants) can be early indicators of new coronavirus outbreaks in LA.

Scientists turn to LA wastewater to track coronavirus outbreaks

Scientists are looking into whether sewage (at wastewater treatment plants) can be early indicators of new coronavirus outbreaks in LA.

As of Monday, 615 people have died unhoused since the beginning of the year, and on average, three people die homeless in LA every day.

More than 600 people have died homeless in LA County this year. Andrew Kettle was number 566

As of Monday, 615 people have died unhoused since the beginning of the year, and on average, three people die homeless in LA every day.

Huntington Beach is a hotspot for people who are skeptical of coronavirus and masks.

Huntington Beach becomes center for coronavirus trutherism in Southern California

Huntington Beach is a hotspot for people who are skeptical of coronavirus and masks.

Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in LA have been increasing since the economy reopened in May.

Air Force medics come to LA County’s biggest public hospitals to help with COVID-19

Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in LA have been increasing since the economy reopened in May.

The general election is less than 100 days away. State and county officials are trying to get residents ready to vote — with not just a new system but during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Election Day: How LA plans to avoid tech problems and coronavirus contagion

The general election is less than 100 days away. State and county officials are trying to get residents ready to vote — with not just a new system but during the COVID-19 pandemic.

One civically engaged designer in Los Angeles, Lex Roman,    has created a guide    for local voters to find out where to vote and how government works.

How to become a more civically engaged Angeleno

One civically engaged designer in Los Angeles, Lex Roman, has created a guide for local voters to find out where to vote and how government works.

LA is getting a new professional women’s soccer team that will go into action in 2022. For now, it’s operating under the title Angel City.

What it takes to build a new pro women’s soccer team for LA

LA is getting a new professional women’s soccer team that will go into action in 2022. For now, it’s operating under the title Angel City.

Major League Baseball’s regular season starts this week in Los Angeles, with the Dodgers taking on their division rivals, the San Francisco Giants.

Baseball is back — but Dodger Stadium is empty

Major League Baseball’s regular season starts this week in Los Angeles, with the Dodgers taking on their division rivals, the San Francisco Giants.

Some people in the food industry are testing innovative ways to entice customers to try new food experiences.

Some chefs get creative during pandemic to keep customers

Some people in the food industry are testing innovative ways to entice customers to try new food experiences.

If you need to get away, what are your options? How can you travel safely and responsibly?

Drive or fly? Airbnb or tent? Tips for safe summer traveling during COVID-19

If you need to get away, what are your options? How can you travel safely and responsibly?

West Hollywood called for artistic digital billboard designs that would generate revenue for the city and improve buildings and public space.

Digital billboards might come to the Sunset Strip. West Hollywood hopes they’ll bring in big bucks

West Hollywood called for artistic digital billboard designs that would generate revenue for the city and improve buildings and public space.

Dogs are known as humans’ best friends, but it’s not like you can talk to them. Well, what if you could?

Want to talk to your dog? This speech language pathologist says you can

Dogs are known as humans’ best friends, but it’s not like you can talk to them. Well, what if you could?

The government has tapped some city employees to do coronavirus contact tracing. But other Angelenos are volunteering to do it.

Why some Angelenos are volunteering to be COVID-19 contact tracers

The government has tapped some city employees to do coronavirus contact tracing. But other Angelenos are volunteering to do it.