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Greater LA

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

For this vaccination site in Watts, volunteers made sure it wouldn’t be cut off by gang territory lines. They also knocked on doors to assuage residents’ vaccination fears.

Meet one of the mobile teams vaccinating LA’s most vulnerable against COVID-19

For this vaccination site in Watts, volunteers made sure it wouldn’t be cut off by gang territory lines. They also knocked on doors to assuage residents’ vaccination fears.

In Orange County, there have been 252,963 coronavirus cases and nearly 4900 deaths since the pandemic began, according to OC Health Care Agency.

To reduce vaccine hesitancy among OC Latinos, share personal stories and boost resource availability

In Orange County, there have been 252,963 coronavirus cases and nearly 4900 deaths since the pandemic began, according to OC Health Care Agency.

In the Oscar-nominated short film “ Two Distant Strangers ,” a Black man named Carter can’t escape the same day.

‘Two Distant Strangers’ puts you in shoes of a Black man who can’t escape getting killed

In the Oscar-nominated short film “ Two Distant Strangers ,” a Black man named Carter can’t escape the same day.

California’s regulations surrounding cannabis billboards are hazy, to put it bluntly. Proposition 64, which made cannabis legal, banned billboards on interstate freeways like the 10.

Competing bills seek to clarify California’s hazy cannabis billboard rules

California’s regulations surrounding cannabis billboards are hazy, to put it bluntly. Proposition 64, which made cannabis legal, banned billboards on interstate freeways like the 10.

As more businesses are slowly opening back up, and more vaccinated people are stepping outside of their bubble, KCRW asked listeners who have received their shots: How are you living…

Why a post-vaccine trip to your local dive bar holds new meaning

As more businesses are slowly opening back up, and more vaccinated people are stepping outside of their bubble, KCRW asked listeners who have received their shots: How are you living…

In the coming days, LA County will begin hosting thousands of unaccompanied minors, children fleeing poverty and violence mostly in Central America.

Long Beach and Pomona to welcome migrant kids. But some activists aren’t happy

In the coming days, LA County will begin hosting thousands of unaccompanied minors, children fleeing poverty and violence mostly in Central America.

A tiny street with a fancy name and down-to-earth people can be a simple reminder that a safe, quiet, ordinary place is extraordinarily sacred to the people who live there.

What’s in a street name? Roslyndale Ave., known for ‘Back to the Future,’ has a uniquely enduring community

A tiny street with a fancy name and down-to-earth people can be a simple reminder that a safe, quiet, ordinary place is extraordinarily sacred to the people who live there.

Boba, those globs of tapioca that go into sweet drinks, are on the brink of running out nationwide.

Your boba tea may be boba-less for months due to US shortage

Boba, those globs of tapioca that go into sweet drinks, are on the brink of running out nationwide.

A new Latinx-owned ice cream pop-up in Koreatown is using sweet treats to broach sensitive topics surrounding mental health and self care.

Sad Girl Creamery offers mental health support, scoop by scoop

A new Latinx-owned ice cream pop-up in Koreatown is using sweet treats to broach sensitive topics surrounding mental health and self care.

People working from home found other excuses to get in their cars.

LA traffic is back. Why didn’t people change their habits?

People working from home found other excuses to get in their cars.

Ben Schwartz has worked in Hollywood since the early 2000s.

Cinerama Dome, ArcLight and Pacific Theatres are closing permanently: How we got here, what we’ll miss

Ben Schwartz has worked in Hollywood since the early 2000s.

The city of Irvine recently launched a hate crime reporting portal.

Some OC cities will begin posting monthly hate crime stats

The city of Irvine recently launched a hate crime reporting portal.

About 10,000 units of affordable housing in LA County are likely to flip to market-rate in the next five to 10 years.

Thousands of Angelenos will have fewer affordable housing options as ‘covenants’ will expire

About 10,000 units of affordable housing in LA County are likely to flip to market-rate in the next five to 10 years.

“The Bruce family is not interested in an apology. We want the restoration of our land. We want restitution for that loss of revenue that we would have had for 96 years.

Family descendent wants Bruce’s Beach back. It might happen with new State Senate bill

“The Bruce family is not interested in an apology. We want the restoration of our land. We want restitution for that loss of revenue that we would have had for 96 years.

For Oakland resident Jenni Bregman, getting vaccinated meant she could rehearse with her dance troupe again.

For this dancer, getting vaccinated means a return to her troupe

For Oakland resident Jenni Bregman, getting vaccinated meant she could rehearse with her dance troupe again.

In San Marino 72 years ago today, Kathy Fiscus was a 3 year old who fell so deep into an unused well that it took a miracle to get her out alive.

How the rescue of 3-year-old Kathy Fiscus became one of TV’s first live news stories, as told in new book

In San Marino 72 years ago today, Kathy Fiscus was a 3 year old who fell so deep into an unused well that it took a miracle to get her out alive.

Six Flags Magic Mountain welcomed visitors again this past weekend as theme parks got the green light to reopen due to reduced COVID-19 case numbers.

Six Flags reopens: Long lines, rides disinfected between guests, mix of excitement and safety concerns

Six Flags Magic Mountain welcomed visitors again this past weekend as theme parks got the green light to reopen due to reduced COVID-19 case numbers.

Lent might be over, but the love for fish sandwiches is not. And in Southern California, restaurants across the region have their own takes on the timeless classic.

Little Fish, Hotville, Yess Aquatic: Where to find some of LA’s best fish sandwiches

Lent might be over, but the love for fish sandwiches is not. And in Southern California, restaurants across the region have their own takes on the timeless classic.

As California gears up to reopen in mid-June, the prospect of returning to the office is creating anxiety for the workforce that was forced to work from home due to the COVID-19…

Zoom meetings, hybrid work models: What to expect when returning to the office

As California gears up to reopen in mid-June, the prospect of returning to the office is creating anxiety for the workforce that was forced to work from home due to the COVID-19…

Getting a dog during quarantine led to specific behavioral and emotional issues, most notably separation anxiety and a lack of socialization.

Dog trainer offers advice on adjusting to post-quarantine life with your new pup

Getting a dog during quarantine led to specific behavioral and emotional issues, most notably separation anxiety and a lack of socialization.