Greater LA

Greater LA

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

In Fullerton, some bloggers accessed documents related to allegations of misconduct in the city’s police department. But the city sued the blog to prevent publication.

The fight over documents about alleged police misconduct in Fullerton

In Fullerton, some bloggers accessed documents related to allegations of misconduct in the city’s police department. But the city sued the blog to prevent publication.

The Trump administration wants to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young people who were illegally brought to the U.S.

How Angelenos feel about the Supreme Court’s looming DACA decision

The Trump administration wants to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young people who were illegally brought to the U.S.

Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals have been living in limbo for a long time.

The mental stresses DACA recipients may endure

Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals have been living in limbo for a long time.

Civility, compassion, kindness. Is there a shortage of these today, particularly in public life? Jenifer and Matthew Harris seem to think so.

UCLA launches new institute to study kindness

Civility, compassion, kindness. Is there a shortage of these today, particularly in public life? Jenifer and Matthew Harris seem to think so.

Compared to today’s Hollywood of glitzy malls and high-priced condos, Hollywood in the 80s and 90s was a more raw, seedy place.

Chronicling LA's drug dens and punk rock music of the '80s and '90s

Compared to today’s Hollywood of glitzy malls and high-priced condos, Hollywood in the 80s and 90s was a more raw, seedy place.

The birth of a child is a beautiful, messy, painful, confusing, exhilarating and life-changing experience. It's also a private one.

Photographing childbirth: growing trend in LA for new parents

The birth of a child is a beautiful, messy, painful, confusing, exhilarating and life-changing experience. It's also a private one.

This year, more than 1,100 firefighters were on the ground tackling the recent Getty Fire in West LA at its peak.

Inside the job of an LA firefighter: ‘First responders are human too’

This year, more than 1,100 firefighters were on the ground tackling the recent Getty Fire in West LA at its peak.

Earlier this week, authorities confiscated $1.5 billion worth of illegal cannabis in the state.

Can Weedmaps stay in business by highlighting only legal shops?

Earlier this week, authorities confiscated $1.5 billion worth of illegal cannabis in the state.

One year ago, the Woolsey Fire burned a huge area from Thousand Oaks across the Santa Monica Mountains to Malibu. The community of Malibou Lake was in the path of that fire.

Far from recovered: A woman’s life 1 year after Woolsey Fire

One year ago, the Woolsey Fire burned a huge area from Thousand Oaks across the Santa Monica Mountains to Malibu. The community of Malibou Lake was in the path of that fire.

The Trump administration wants to end a little-known immigration protection for some 250,000 people.

Temporary Protected Status recipients are on edge as court decides future

The Trump administration wants to end a little-known immigration protection for some 250,000 people.

There’s a new system called LAX-IT. If you fly into LAX and you want a taxi, Lyft or Uber, you must now walk or take a shuttle bus to a parking and pickup area next to the airport.

LAX is paving more space, but travelers are unhappy

There’s a new system called LAX-IT. If you fly into LAX and you want a taxi, Lyft or Uber, you must now walk or take a shuttle bus to a parking and pickup area next to the airport.

A panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is weighing whether or not to strip Temporary Protected Status holders of their status.

The transformation of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

A panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is weighing whether or not to strip Temporary Protected Status holders of their status.

It’s been a while since many of us have been to a shopping mall. The convenience of online shopping has mall owners scrambling to stay relevant.

Malls are dying, but owners aren’t giving up

It’s been a while since many of us have been to a shopping mall. The convenience of online shopping has mall owners scrambling to stay relevant.

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are meeting in LA this week.

Congress wants more Latinx representation in Hollywood

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are meeting in LA this week.

Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks has been closed since November 7, 2018.

A year after mass shooting, will Borderline Bar reopen?

Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks has been closed since November 7, 2018.

Orange County’s Board of Education is trying to cut the district’s budget by about $170,000, which is less than 1% of the overall budget.

A fight over OC’s education budget

Orange County’s Board of Education is trying to cut the district’s budget by about $170,000, which is less than 1% of the overall budget.

For years, colleges and universities have made big money on their marquee sports programs, especially football and basketball.

NCAA athletes will be able to profit from their fame

For years, colleges and universities have made big money on their marquee sports programs, especially football and basketball.

One nonprofit in Santa Monica is teaching under-resourced kids how to play mariachi music, plus Spanish language and Mexican culture. One student has gone on to play with the LA Phil.

LA kids learn mariachi music and more about themselves along the way

One nonprofit in Santa Monica is teaching under-resourced kids how to play mariachi music, plus Spanish language and Mexican culture. One student has gone on to play with the LA Phil.

High winds and dry conditions have caused several wildfires to break out across Los Angeles. We get the latest on evacuations, school closures, air quality, and containment.

The latest on LA County wildfires

High winds and dry conditions have caused several wildfires to break out across Los Angeles. We get the latest on evacuations, school closures, air quality, and containment.

In October 1959, Rod Serling launched a new TV experience called “The Twilight Zone.” It was black and white, shot on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio lot, and ran for five seasons.

The 60-year legacy of The Twilight Zone

In October 1959, Rod Serling launched a new TV experience called “The Twilight Zone.” It was black and white, shot on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio lot, and ran for five seasons.