Emily Mae Czachor

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 Picture the inside of a casino. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? You don’t have to be a high roller in your spare time to stake a…

Why are there casinos in Hawaiian Gardens and Bell Gardens?

 Picture the inside of a casino. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? You don’t have to be a high roller in your spare time to stake a…

from Curious Coast

Araceli Argueta is a lifelong resident of the Los Angeles area, but she still doesn’t consider herself an L.A. native. At least, not in the traditional sense of the word.…

Curious Coast: One listener wanted to know more about LA’s indigenous communities, here’s why

Araceli Argueta is a lifelong resident of the Los Angeles area, but she still doesn’t consider herself an L.A. native. At least, not in the traditional sense of the word.…

from News Stories

A few weeks ago, Curious Coast set out to investigate a question of your choosing and followed your lead to a particularly iconic Los Angeles structure: City Hall. The question…

Curious Coast: One listener’s personal connection to City Hall

A few weeks ago, Curious Coast set out to investigate a question of your choosing and followed your lead to a particularly iconic Los Angeles structure: City Hall. The question…

from Curious Coast

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