Jill Leovy

Los Angeles Times

Guest

Staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and creator of The Homicide Report, which tracks homicides across the city; author of Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

Jill Leovy on KCRW

We just had a weekend of emotional calls from teenagers for stricter gun control and a commitment to fight violence.

How does gun violence in LA compare to the rest of the US?

We just had a weekend of emotional calls from teenagers for stricter gun control and a commitment to fight violence.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Last year, 260 people were murdered in the city of Los Angeles. People like 20-year-old Christian Blanco, who was killed in a drive-by on December 29.

'Ghettoside'

Last year, 260 people were murdered in the city of Los Angeles. People like 20-year-old Christian Blanco, who was killed in a drive-by on December 29.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Los Angeles Police Department says it’ll send dozens of elite officers into South LA in response to an increase in crime and reported gang violence.

LAPD Focuses on South LA

The Los Angeles Police Department says it’ll send dozens of elite officers into South LA in response to an increase in crime and reported gang violence.

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Big Bear Lake is allowing restaurants and stores to resume business, though the state’s stay-at-home orders are still in effect.

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Inside an old restaurant you can hear the sound of kids hunkered down at the counter, plotting a revolution. It’s a long shot for sure, but maybe they will pull it off.

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Crime fell 23% in Los Angeles during the first month of stay-at-home orders, according to Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore.

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Monterey has reinvented itself many times and remains a California jewel.

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Last weekend was the first glimpse of LA’s new normal.

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