Greater LA

Greater LA

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

Mayoral candidates Rick Caruso and Karen Bass defend their plans of quickly moving tens of thousands of unhoused people indoors if elected.

To relieve LA homelessness, Caruso and Bass plan to seek federal funding

Mayoral candidates Rick Caruso and Karen Bass defend their plans of quickly moving tens of thousands of unhoused people indoors if elected.

On this first day of LAUSD’s new academic term, Heidi Kalin is excited about her eighth grade son having more structure back in his life, and more campus events to choose from.

LAUSD’s eased COVID rules: ‘I’m going to trust them on this,’ says parent

On this first day of LAUSD’s new academic term, Heidi Kalin is excited about her eighth grade son having more structure back in his life, and more campus events to choose from.

Museums, a library, botanical gardens, and maybe even a veterans’ cemetery are part of a redevelopment plan for the Great Park.

Will veterans get their own cemetery at Irvine’s Great Park?

Museums, a library, botanical gardens, and maybe even a veterans’ cemetery are part of a redevelopment plan for the Great Park.

Guelaguetza means offering or gift in Zapotec, an indigenous language of Mexico. It’s also the name of the biggest celebration for Oaxacans in LA, which is set for August 14.

Folklorico dances, tlayuda meals: LA Oaxacans prep for Guelaguetza

Guelaguetza means offering or gift in Zapotec, an indigenous language of Mexico. It’s also the name of the biggest celebration for Oaxacans in LA, which is set for August 14.

LAUSD begins its new term on August 15.

A/C upgrades, more tutors, more sleep: What’s new for LAUSD students

LAUSD begins its new term on August 15.

Microforests can be as small as 10 by 10 feet, but they go a long way in enhancing biodiversity, reducing carbon in the atmosphere, and infusing soil with nutrients.

How microforests can make the air cleaner and LA greener

Microforests can be as small as 10 by 10 feet, but they go a long way in enhancing biodiversity, reducing carbon in the atmosphere, and infusing soil with nutrients.

The slow return of performing arts is threatening the existence of some small theaters in the North Hollywood Arts District.

Will the show go on in North Hollywood Arts District?

The slow return of performing arts is threatening the existence of some small theaters in the North Hollywood Arts District.

As part of The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, Angelenos can watch “Macbeth” every Wednesday to Sunday at 7 p.m. through September 4.

‘Macbeth’ actors build intimacy with audience in Griffith Park

As part of The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, Angelenos can watch “Macbeth” every Wednesday to Sunday at 7 p.m. through September 4.

LA’s recently expanded “anti-camping” law will have a disproportionate impact on Black Angelenos, who make up nearly 45% of the city’s unhoused residents.

Expansion of LA’s ‘anti-camping’ law will impact Black Angelenos the most

LA’s recently expanded “anti-camping” law will have a disproportionate impact on Black Angelenos, who make up nearly 45% of the city’s unhoused residents.

Fingerboards, the palm-sized skateboards you steer with your fingers, are tokens of 1990s nostalgia that’s gaining interest among a new generation of riders.

Fingerboards: Handcrafted art offers escapism and competition

Fingerboards, the palm-sized skateboards you steer with your fingers, are tokens of 1990s nostalgia that’s gaining interest among a new generation of riders.

The Echo Park Trash Club gathers a few times a month to help keep LA streets clean. They also serve homeless encampments, where they’ve had to spend time building trust with residents.

Echo Park Trash Club gets rid of litter on streets, mistrust at homeless camps

The Echo Park Trash Club gathers a few times a month to help keep LA streets clean. They also serve homeless encampments, where they’ve had to spend time building trust with residents.

Employing what it calls “fractional ownership” for second homes, real estate startup Pacaso has left communities scrambling to regulate its model.

California communities question Pacaso’s real estate model

Employing what it calls “fractional ownership” for second homes, real estate startup Pacaso has left communities scrambling to regulate its model.

East Hollywood used to have a tightly-knit Japanese immigrant community known as Madison/J-Flats.

East Hollywood tenants fight to stay in area’s last Japanese boarding house

East Hollywood used to have a tightly-knit Japanese immigrant community known as Madison/J-Flats.

After pressure from San Clemente residents, the City Council turned down Steven Knoblock’s proposal banning abortion facilities from opening.

Republicans dominate San Clemente, residents value abortion

After pressure from San Clemente residents, the City Council turned down Steven Knoblock’s proposal banning abortion facilities from opening.

The 5,000-square-foot Hollyhock House in East Hollywood was renovated during COVID, and on August 18, it’ll reopen to the public.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House unites fire, earth, air, water

The 5,000-square-foot Hollyhock House in East Hollywood was renovated during COVID, and on August 18, it’ll reopen to the public.

Former President Barack Obama added LA-based author Antoine Wilson's “Mouth to Mouth” to his reading list. The suspenseful book has been out since January.

New on Obama’s reading list: ‘Mouth to Mouth’ from LA’s Antoine Wilson

Former President Barack Obama added LA-based author Antoine Wilson's “Mouth to Mouth” to his reading list. The suspenseful book has been out since January.

LA is in mourning after iconic Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully died Tuesday at age 94. He called Dodgers games for 67 seasons before retiring in 2016.

Steve Garvey says Vin Scully saved him from wrath of Dodgers fans

LA is in mourning after iconic Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully died Tuesday at age 94. He called Dodgers games for 67 seasons before retiring in 2016.

Mo Ostin died this week at age 95. He ran Warner Brothers Records from the 1960s to the 1990s, then helped create the record label arm of DreamWorks.

Mo Ostin ‘really knew how to live,’ gave new artists a shot

Mo Ostin died this week at age 95. He ran Warner Brothers Records from the 1960s to the 1990s, then helped create the record label arm of DreamWorks.

Psychedelics are catching on in a big way. A hidden ayahuasca retreat builds connections and exposes dangerous vulnerabilities.

SoCal ayahuasca retreats can bring healing. Not all are safe

Psychedelics are catching on in a big way. A hidden ayahuasca retreat builds connections and exposes dangerous vulnerabilities.

Compton native Keb’ Mo’ says “it’s good to be home.” The blues musician is performing at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday.

It’s ‘good to be home’ for Compton native and blues icon Keb’ Mo’

Compton native Keb’ Mo’ says “it’s good to be home.” The blues musician is performing at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday.