Greater LA

Greater LA

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

It was Bike to Work Day in LA, but the weather gods had other ideas. A storm came through this morning, which is pretty unusual for Southern California in the middle of May.

LA sees weird weather this May

It was Bike to Work Day in LA, but the weather gods had other ideas. A storm came through this morning, which is pretty unusual for Southern California in the middle of May.

Jackie Goldberg won an open seat to the LA Unified School District school board this week.

The pros and cons of Measure EE, a parcel tax to fund schools

Jackie Goldberg won an open seat to the LA Unified School District school board this week.

From the outside, the Abram Friedman Occupational Center is a case study in institutional drabness. The hulking, cube-shaped building on the ragged fringes of downtown L.A.

Adult education offers a ‘good life’ through barbershop training

From the outside, the Abram Friedman Occupational Center is a case study in institutional drabness. The hulking, cube-shaped building on the ragged fringes of downtown L.A.

There’s a $14 billion renovation going on right now at LAX, and the city is adding a whole new expansion plan on top of that with an eye towards the 2028 Olympics.

What to expect at the future LAX

There’s a $14 billion renovation going on right now at LAX, and the city is adding a whole new expansion plan on top of that with an eye towards the 2028 Olympics.

“If you raised your arms up to go into the overhead bin, your whole dress is coming up,” former flight attendant Carolyn Wood told Greater LA, reflecting on what it was like to work in…

The early days of LAX: 'Your nails had to be polished to the same color as your lipstick'

“If you raised your arms up to go into the overhead bin, your whole dress is coming up,” former flight attendant Carolyn Wood told Greater LA, reflecting on what it was like to work in…

Getting to LAX, from anywhere in the region, can be a big hassle, and for years there’s been criticism of public transport options.

What’s the best way to get to LAX?

Getting to LAX, from anywhere in the region, can be a big hassle, and for years there’s been criticism of public transport options.

Just south of downtown, near the corner of Washington Blvd and Grand, is the campus of LA Trade Tech.

Transgender job seekers face unique challenges

Just south of downtown, near the corner of Washington Blvd and Grand, is the campus of LA Trade Tech.

Not everyone trusts the man in charge of running the nation’s largest jail system.

The showdown between LA Sheriff Villanueva and the Board of Sups

Not everyone trusts the man in charge of running the nation’s largest jail system.

Organizers hope to make the South LA transgender career fair an annual event.

Do transgender job fairs work?

Organizers hope to make the South LA transgender career fair an annual event.

In Boyle Heights, local activists have been trying to get rid of art galleries as a way to fight gentrification.

OC Line: Santa Ana creates housing for artists

In Boyle Heights, local activists have been trying to get rid of art galleries as a way to fight gentrification.

Of the seven terminals at the Port of Los Angeles TraPac is unique. That’s because from the moment a shipping container touches dry land, robots do the rest.

As the ports automate, longshore workers worry robots will take their jobs

Of the seven terminals at the Port of Los Angeles TraPac is unique. That’s because from the moment a shipping container touches dry land, robots do the rest.

Port workers aren’t the only people who could lose their jobs to robots. Whole cities in Southern California are at risk of big job losses because of automation.

Will your job become automated?

Port workers aren’t the only people who could lose their jobs to robots. Whole cities in Southern California are at risk of big job losses because of automation.

After rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in late March, gun violence was again in the news.

On the front lines, gun violence through the lens of trauma surgeons

After rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in late March, gun violence was again in the news.

This week, the United Nations   released a disturbing report  . About a million species of plants and animals face extinction in the coming years because of damage done by humans.

Want to escape LA and start a farm? Watch “Biggest Little Farm”

This week, the United Nations released a disturbing report . About a million species of plants and animals face extinction in the coming years because of damage done by humans.

On the northwest corner of Fairfax and Wilshire is the historic Johnie’s Coffee shop.

Inside ‘Bernie’s Coffee Shop,’ a gathering place for activists and protesters

On the northwest corner of Fairfax and Wilshire is the historic Johnie’s Coffee shop.

In 2001, wrestling impresario Vince McMahon launched the XFL,   a professional American football league operated by the World Wrestling Federation and NBC.

The XFL returns to LA

In 2001, wrestling impresario Vince McMahon launched the XFL, a professional American football league operated by the World Wrestling Federation and NBC.

In December, the City of West Hollywood announced    the approval of    “cannabis consumption” lounges.

Move over dispensaries, it’s time for cannabis lounges

In December, the City of West Hollywood announced the approval of “cannabis consumption” lounges.

In Venezuela the economy has collapsed.

Serving Venezuelan food, when your country is in chaos

In Venezuela the economy has collapsed.

For decades, Latinos have mostly supported Democrats in Greater Los Angeles and across the country, but many Venezuelans support Donald Trump. We take a look at why.

Why many Venezuelans love President Trump

For decades, Latinos have mostly supported Democrats in Greater Los Angeles and across the country, but many Venezuelans support Donald Trump. We take a look at why.

There are 306 residential hotels in the City of LA, containing 10,150 rooms, mostly occupied by low-income tenants.

What it’s like to live in an SRO

There are 306 residential hotels in the City of LA, containing 10,150 rooms, mostly occupied by low-income tenants.