Doug Smith

Los Angeles Times journalist

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LA is developing one of the most robust “street psychiatry” programs in the nation. The goal is to meet unhoused individuals experiencing mental health issues where they are.

‘Street psychiatrists’ help unhoused Angelenos access mental health care

LA is developing one of the most robust “street psychiatry” programs in the nation. The goal is to meet unhoused individuals experiencing mental health issues where they are.

from Greater LA

KCRW looks at how much LA taxpayers are funding low-income housing, and whether that money is being put to good use. The latest idea: tiny homes.

8 x 8 foot home for Angelenos experiencing homelessness? Each costs LA up to $130,000, reporting finds

KCRW looks at how much LA taxpayers are funding low-income housing, and whether that money is being put to good use. The latest idea: tiny homes.

from Greater LA

With tens of thousands of homeless people still living on the streets during the pandemic, the city and county of LA are under increasing pressure to house them to prevent further…

LA officials can't agree on how to shelter homeless people living near freeways

With tens of thousands of homeless people still living on the streets during the pandemic, the city and county of LA are under increasing pressure to house them to prevent further…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Greater LA’s special series, “Born & Razed,” closely looks at changing neighborhoods across Southern California. This rebroadcast of episode two focuses on Oxnard.

from Greater LA

Life Examined shares the best reads of 2022. From books about joy, heartbreak, and the superpowers of animals, this list has something for everyone.

from KCRW's Best of 2022

The essential Southern California music festival builds on last year’s triumphant, post-pandemic-hiatus return with 2023 dates slated for April 14-16 and 21-23.

from Music News

Deadly mass shootings occurred in Half Moon Bay and Oakland on Monday, following Saturday’s massacre in Monterey Park.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Monterey Park, the site of a mass shooting on Saturday after the city’s annual Lunar New Year ended, is home to Asian immigrants and mom-and-pop businesses.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mel’s Drive-in Restaurant in Santa Monica is an example of Googie architecture: a retro futuristic style featuring stretched roofs, large glass windows, and neon signs.

from Greater LA

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 15, 2022.

Mayor Karen Bass has picked a new head of LA’s homeless services authority. Will a new regime make a difference in reducing the city’s unhoused population?

from Greater LA