Greater LA

Greater LA

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

Kieran Wright has been spending his pandemic creating small scale replicas of LA’s most historic and quintessential businesses.

Artist Kieran Wright creates palm-sized pieces of LA history

Kieran Wright has been spending his pandemic creating small scale replicas of LA’s most historic and quintessential businesses.

On the heels of devastating storms and collapse of the power grid in Texas, the question for Californians is: Are there key takeaways from that debacle that can be applied in the…

Key lesson for California utilities from Texas: Be proactive

On the heels of devastating storms and collapse of the power grid in Texas, the question for Californians is: Are there key takeaways from that debacle that can be applied in the…

LA County reached 20,000 COVID-19 deaths this week.

LA’s cemetery workers, with backlog of bodies, try to honor each COVID death

LA County reached 20,000 COVID-19 deaths this week.

For the first time in the school’s history, Ulysses S. Grant High School in Valley Glen won the Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

LA’s top academic decathletes prepare for state championship — from their bedrooms

For the first time in the school’s history, Ulysses S. Grant High School in Valley Glen won the Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

At a greenhouse in La Jolla, California, scientists are trying to harness the carbon-sucking power of plants to clean up the atmosphere.

Wasted: These plants are genetically modified to remove more carbon emissions from the air

At a greenhouse in La Jolla, California, scientists are trying to harness the carbon-sucking power of plants to clean up the atmosphere.

A group of LAUSD parents who want schools to reopen participated in a Zoom blackout this week.

Parents protest for school reopenings. LA Unified says it’ll bring high-needs students back to campuses in March

A group of LAUSD parents who want schools to reopen participated in a Zoom blackout this week.

The 51-mile LA River meanders from Canoga Park, through the San Fernando Valley and downtown LA, and out to sea in Long Beach.

Reimagining the LA River with residents’ input

The 51-mile LA River meanders from Canoga Park, through the San Fernando Valley and downtown LA, and out to sea in Long Beach.

A restoration project for the long-suffering Ballona Wetlands is moving forward after the California Department of Fish and Wildlife certified the final Environmental Impact Report for…

Ballona Wetlands are getting a makeover, but opponents don’t want too much ecological change

A restoration project for the long-suffering Ballona Wetlands is moving forward after the California Department of Fish and Wildlife certified the final Environmental Impact Report for…

Kedren Community Health Center primarily serves Black and Latino Angelenos who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

South LA COVID vaccine standby line sparks racial equity debate

Kedren Community Health Center primarily serves Black and Latino Angelenos who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

The deregulation of electric utilities in California has been an issue for years.

Some OC cities push to buy their own energy and get off the SoCal Edison grid

The deregulation of electric utilities in California has been an issue for years.

People ages 65 and up can currently get vaccinated against COVID-19 in LA County. But the public health department says fewer than half of that age group have received the first dose.

Difficulties vaccinating older Angelenos and the importance of community health clinics

People ages 65 and up can currently get vaccinated against COVID-19 in LA County. But the public health department says fewer than half of that age group have received the first dose.

President Biden aims to tackle immigration reform in the early days of his administration. Progressives are pushing him to go big.

Pathway to citizenship for US’ 11 million undocumented immigrants: Will it happen under Biden administration?

President Biden aims to tackle immigration reform in the early days of his administration. Progressives are pushing him to go big.

The inside of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has been closed to the public because of the pandemic and construction.

LACMA’s new art shows: utopianism, ventriloquism, Japanese drawings

The inside of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has been closed to the public because of the pandemic and construction.

UCSB's Resilience Summit and Certificate Program is meant to equip participants with tips and tools for taking the mental edge off the pandemic.

UC Santa Barbara Resilience Summit offers new perspectives for college students during pandemic

UCSB's Resilience Summit and Certificate Program is meant to equip participants with tips and tools for taking the mental edge off the pandemic.

In the back room of a downtown LA flower shop, Maurice Harris carefully applies a layer of blueish-grey eyeshadow.

Business was booming at LA’s Bloom and Plume. Then the pandemic took its toll

In the back room of a downtown LA flower shop, Maurice Harris carefully applies a layer of blueish-grey eyeshadow.

After winning a hotly-contested election, LA County’s new district attorney took over the nation’s largest prosecutorial outfit in late 2020.

LA deputy district attorneys have a long history of opposing George Gascón’s reforms

After winning a hotly-contested election, LA County’s new district attorney took over the nation’s largest prosecutorial outfit in late 2020.

The Prince family moved from Nashville, Tennessee to Antelope Valley, California with a mouthwatering recipe. They left an indelible mark on LA’s food scene.

How Nashville hot chicken exploded in LA, and where to find it

The Prince family moved from Nashville, Tennessee to Antelope Valley, California with a mouthwatering recipe. They left an indelible mark on LA’s food scene.

In LA, skyrocketing costs of living and a pandemic are highlighting the economic inequalities of a city known for glitz, glamour, and Hollywood happy endings.

LA used to think it was exceptional. Then came the coronavirus pandemic

In LA, skyrocketing costs of living and a pandemic are highlighting the economic inequalities of a city known for glitz, glamour, and Hollywood happy endings.

California politicians and environmental activists are working to pass a Right to Repair bill to make it easier to fix technology and reduce the e-waste going to landfills.

Wasted: Tackling e-waste by fixing broken tech

California politicians and environmental activists are working to pass a Right to Repair bill to make it easier to fix technology and reduce the e-waste going to landfills.

New data in Orange County about who’s been vaccinated (and who hasn’t) is raising questions about how equitable the process has been.

OC’s vaccine inequity highlighted in new demographic data

New data in Orange County about who’s been vaccinated (and who hasn’t) is raising questions about how equitable the process has been.