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

Santa Monica’s new City Hall East structure uses “foam-flush” toilets that turn human waste into nutrient-rich compost for the garden on site.

Wasted: Santa Monica building will fertilize plants with human poop from foam toilets

Santa Monica’s new City Hall East structure uses “foam-flush” toilets that turn human waste into nutrient-rich compost for the garden on site.

In LA County, the health department controls the details about vaccine distribution.

When can private doctors in LA administer COVID vaccines?

In LA County, the health department controls the details about vaccine distribution.

Many LA restaurants are at risk of shutting down permanently before the economy restarts. The restaurant approval process is typically long and complicated because of bureaucracy.

Cutting red tape for LA restaurants and bars once the pandemic shutdown is over

Many LA restaurants are at risk of shutting down permanently before the economy restarts. The restaurant approval process is typically long and complicated because of bureaucracy.

While most Joe Biden supporters in Southern California watched the inauguration at home, Highland Park resident Edwin Rivera flew to Washington, D.C.

Angeleno in DC says he’s proud to wear the American flag again

While most Joe Biden supporters in Southern California watched the inauguration at home, Highland Park resident Edwin Rivera flew to Washington, D.C.

Former Secretary of State Alex Padilla was sworn into the U.S. Senate this Wednesday by Vice President Kamala Harris.

Alex Padilla becomes California’s first Latino US senator

Former Secretary of State Alex Padilla was sworn into the U.S. Senate this Wednesday by Vice President Kamala Harris.

The right-wing national cable network One America News Network (OAN) launched in 2013. It’s headquartered in San Diego and founded by businessman Robert Herring.

Life after Trump for cable news network OAN

The right-wing national cable network One America News Network (OAN) launched in 2013. It’s headquartered in San Diego and founded by businessman Robert Herring.

Joe Biden supporters from Southern California who wanted to attend the presidential inauguration had difficult decisions to make in recent weeks.

‘I feel like I have to be there’: Despite violence and pandemic, one Angeleno is attending Biden’s inauguration

Joe Biden supporters from Southern California who wanted to attend the presidential inauguration had difficult decisions to make in recent weeks.

Reporters across the country are preparing for Wednesday’s presidential inauguration.

Bulletproof vests now normal work expense for reporters covering potential Capitol violence

Reporters across the country are preparing for Wednesday’s presidential inauguration.

The U.S. is expected to welcome up to 500,000 fewer babies this year, which is a 10-15% drop from last year.

How COVID-19 pandemic birthed the baby bust of 2021

The U.S. is expected to welcome up to 500,000 fewer babies this year, which is a 10-15% drop from last year.

The vaccine site opened on January 15 and administered 2,500 shots. On Saturday, another 4,800 were given. The goal is to reach 12,000 shots every day by the end of this week.

Behind the scenes of the country’s largest COVID vaccination site at Dodger Stadium

The vaccine site opened on January 15 and administered 2,500 shots. On Saturday, another 4,800 were given. The goal is to reach 12,000 shots every day by the end of this week.

“I don’t think [King’s dream] is realized. I think we get symbolic gestures of realization. But at the substance and at the root, we’re not seeing the change and the dream that Dr.

In 2021, local Black analysts say Martin Luther King’s dream hasn’t been realized

“I don’t think [King’s dream] is realized. I think we get symbolic gestures of realization. But at the substance and at the root, we’re not seeing the change and the dream that Dr.

The husband and wife duo of Hot and Cool Cafe plan meals at the start of each week, prepare them in the restaurant, package them individually, and hand-deliver them to seniors.

Hot and Cool Cafe delivers free food to seniors during coronavirus pandemic

The husband and wife duo of Hot and Cool Cafe plan meals at the start of each week, prepare them in the restaurant, package them individually, and hand-deliver them to seniors.

Gary Potter wasn’t paying much attention when he walked outside of his Monrovia home one night last September. And then he looked up.

UC Davis vets treat wildlife hurt by fires, including a big cat from LA’s Bobcat Fire

Gary Potter wasn’t paying much attention when he walked outside of his Monrovia home one night last September. And then he looked up.

Just about a year after the first impeachment of President Trump, now it’s happened for an unprecedented second time.

Trump will remain GOP force even after two impeachments and an insurrection, SoCal political scientists say

Just about a year after the first impeachment of President Trump, now it’s happened for an unprecedented second time.

The death of military veteran Ashli Babbitt at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 is shining a light on far-right extremism in San Diego County.

San Diego’s right-wing extremist roots, from KKK to QAnon

The death of military veteran Ashli Babbitt at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 is shining a light on far-right extremism in San Diego County.

At Roberts Projects in Culver City, a solo show by Jeffrey Gibson infuses Native American crafts with pop culture, music, and activism.

Native American crafts meet pop culture and activism: Jeffrey Gibson’s new Culver City show

At Roberts Projects in Culver City, a solo show by Jeffrey Gibson infuses Native American crafts with pop culture, music, and activism.

Dr. Anthony Fauci said again this week that he expects the “new normal” to be around the corner, with theaters and music venues reopening in the fall.

COVID vaccine: When and how Angelenos get it

Dr. Anthony Fauci said again this week that he expects the “new normal” to be around the corner, with theaters and music venues reopening in the fall.

About three years ago, there were hardly any hydrofoilers in Southern California, but today there are likely hundreds. Still, hydrofoiling isn’t for everyone.

Hydrofoiling takes Southern California surfers to new heights

About three years ago, there were hardly any hydrofoilers in Southern California, but today there are likely hundreds. Still, hydrofoiling isn’t for everyone.

The average American throws away nearly five pounds of trash daily.

Wasted: A new KCRW series

The average American throws away nearly five pounds of trash daily.

Charlie Hodges makes toy houses out of paperboard and eco-friendly inks.

How one LA toymaker is tackling the country’s plastic waste problem

Charlie Hodges makes toy houses out of paperboard and eco-friendly inks.