Bear Guerra

KCRW Staff

Bear Guerra on KCRW

Listen to the story Read the story There’s a one-story brick building off of Central Avenue, in the heart of industrial South LA. It has no sign at the entrance;…

He lost his job when American Apparel closed, but this 73-year-old is still working

Listen to the story Read the story There’s a one-story brick building off of Central Avenue, in the heart of industrial South LA. It has no sign at the entrance;…

from Arts & Culture Stories

She’s not the teacher, but when 70-year-old Joann Priestly shows up at this preschool, she is well-prepared for each lesson.

Preschoolers gain skills and elders find a ‘sense of purpose’

She’s not the teacher, but when 70-year-old Joann Priestly shows up at this preschool, she is well-prepared for each lesson.

from Arts & Culture Stories

If there’s an expert on what it means to age in Los Angeles, it’s Dr. William Vega, Executive Director of USC’s Royal Institute on Aging. We talked to him at…

What makes life worth living today?

If there’s an expert on what it means to age in Los Angeles, it’s Dr. William Vega, Executive Director of USC’s Royal Institute on Aging. We talked to him at…

from Arts & Culture Stories

More from KCRW

Some people believe the amount offered by Southern California Gas Company is insufficient to put the pieces back together for the community that has been devastated by the largest…

from KCRW Features

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 15, 2021.

What will it take to finally end veteran homelessness? U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough says progress in Los Angeles could have a domino effect across the country.

from Greater LA

The song "Nature Boy" was a huge hit for Nat King Cole and recorded by hundreds of artists, including Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, and Lady Gaga.

from Greater LA

Residents of Carson, a city in South LA, have spent the past several weeks enduring a smell they’ve compared to rotting eggs, vomit, and farts.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The grand finale of the KCRW and Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament of Champions was a guaranteed winner even before we awarded the Golden Tortilla yesterday afternoon.

from Good Food

Native plants are vital to the health of the local ecosystem, particularly during a time of climate change, hotter weather, and droughts.

from Greater LA

KCRW profiles a resident of Homekey, a statewide program to turn hotels and motels into homeless housing. But how do you build stability in a place designed for temporary stays?

from Greater LA

​​In 1975, 17-year-old Cesario “Chayo” Covarrubias left his town of Momax, Zacatecas to join his brothers in East Los Angeles.

from Good Food