Ruben Vives

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Reporter for the Los Angeles Times

Ruben Vives on KCRW

The Los Angeles River in downtown is getting new bridges and parks. But with the greening of the river may come “green gentrification.”

Bridges and Walls: LA River, part 2

The Los Angeles River in downtown is getting new bridges and parks. But with the greening of the river may come “green gentrification.”

from Design and Architecture

There’s a corruption scandal in Maywood.

Big corruption in tiny town of Maywood, California

There’s a corruption scandal in Maywood.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The L.A. County District Attorney’s office is taking a closer look at the City of Maywood.

What happens to accountability, when fewer people are looking?

The L.A. County District Attorney’s office is taking a closer look at the City of Maywood.

from The Mixer

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Huntington Beach – Surf City USA – is paddling away from mainstream California.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Plans for the high-speed rail project originally meant to connect L.A. and San Francisco - are now derailed. At least, so it seems.

from The Mixer

California State Senator Scott Wiener’s controversial housing bill, SB 50, has been shelved for debate until next year.

Gov. Gavin Newsom is pumping the brakes on California’s high speed rail project. Or is he?

from Design and Architecture

Senate Bill 50 would force LA to allow more housing near public transit. It cleared a committee hearing in Sacramento on Tuesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The “Bethel effect” – named after a local church – is transforming the city of Redding in a way that even non-Christians can appreciate.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

On the Western edge of Los Angeles County near the suburbs of Chatsworth and Simi Valley, a battle has raged for decades over a the Santa Susana Field Lab, a toxin-filled former…

from KCRW Features

In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to downsize its prisons because of overcrowding.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hundreds of residential hotels in the City of LA offer shelter for people who would otherwise be homeless, but trendier SROs are popping up for young professionals with more money.

from Greater LA