For decades, a large area of land west of LA was the testing ground for space exploration, spilling toxic pollutants that still haven’t gotten cleaned up. But long before it was used for rocket tests, native people held winter and summer solstice ceremonies there. A new historic designation could protect cultural heritage sites but further delay cleanup.
Is Santa Susana a toxic rocket or tribal ceremony site? Depends on who you ask
From this Episode:
Tribal designation at toxic Santa Susana Field Lab could protect land but further delay cleanup
John Luker is standing on the top of a 3,000 foot hill at Sage Ranch Park, surrounded by largely undeveloped land on the border of LA and Ventura County.
Friendly, cozy and safe: Inside LA’s Black-owned bars
With a lot of LA’s bars closed for the last seven months, if people are having evening cocktails, they’re probably doing it at home.