Erik Scott

Captain II, LA Fire Department

Captain II with the LA Fire Department.

Erik Scott on KCRW

LAFD leaders are trying to get more than 1,000 firefighters vaccinated before the city’s vaccine mandate goes into effect in October.

More than 1000 LA firefighters are unvaccinated. Will October’s city vax mandate change that?

LAFD leaders are trying to get more than 1,000 firefighters vaccinated before the city’s vaccine mandate goes into effect in October.

from Greater LA

An explosion rocked a South LA residential neighborhood on Wednesday when the LA Police Department tried to detonate a cache of illegal fireworks they seized earlier in the day.

‘We see a whole other side’ of fireworks, from injuries to fires, says LA fire captain

An explosion rocked a South LA residential neighborhood on Wednesday when the LA Police Department tried to detonate a cache of illegal fireworks they seized earlier in the day.

from Greater LA

More from KCRW

The western United States is the driest it has been in at least 1200 years. How can California mitigate drought conditions?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Today the FDA authorized a second booster shot of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for people ages 50 and up, plus some people who are immunocompromised.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Cameras, sensors, and palm-scanning technology — it’s not science fiction. It’s the new, cashierless Whole Foods in Sherman Oaks.

from Greater LA

To reduce the amount of plastic making its way into the ocean, LA County is requiring that food service items be made of organic or recyclable materials.

from KCRW Features

As leaders relax mask mandates and large portions of the country move on from the COVID pandemic, grief remains deep and widespread for those who have lost family in LA.

from KCRW Features

LA’s youth climate leaders keep up with their schoolwork as they lobby for climate legislation, rally a generation, and try to secure a liveable future.

from Greater LA

Jenna Schwartz and Nicolle Fefferman, co-founders of “Parents Supporting Teachers,” are using old-fashioned grassroots campaigns to push LAUSD to communicate better with families.

from KCRW Features

Gas prices just reached a record high, so California will return a big chunk of its budget surplus to drivers. But for super commuters, a $400 rebate won’t last two weeks.

from Greater LA

Millions of Californians will face water restrictions this summer due to the state’s worsening drought. What questions do you have about the new rules?

from Greater LA