columnist for the LA Times
Columnist for the Los Angeles Times and author of The Soloist
LA Times Columnist Steve Lopez writes that Los Angeles has become “one giant trash receptacle.” The waste on the streets have fueled a growing rat infestation.
Jun. 4, 2019from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
There are about 15,000 children in L.A.’s public schools who are homeless. At Telfair Elementary in Pacoima, a quarter of students are homeless.
Nov. 27, 2018from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
On the east side of the Colorado Street bridge in Pasadena, there’s a sign that says “There is hope,” along with a crisis hotline number.
Jul. 19, 2017from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Schools rightfully closed campuses during the coronavirus pandemic, but that lost class time should be made up.
Mar. 26from Zócalo's Connecting California
LAUSD is suspending classes as of March 16 for at least two weeks.
Mar. 13from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The “ Women’s Weekend Film Challenge ” brings together women professionals to create a movie within 78 hours. Their ages range from the early 20s to mid-60s.
Mar. 5from Greater LA
Amid the novel coronavirus spreading, stocks are plunging, an infected cruise ship is docking, and people are stocking up on toilet paper.
Mar. 9from Greater LA
Due to coronavirus, many people are working from home and practicing social distancing. This can be good for public health, but in some cases, people might be taking it too far.
Mar. 13from KCRW Features
Mayor Eric Garcetti has closed restaurants and bars around LA. There are exceptions for food take-out, drive-thru and delivery.
Mar. 16from Greater LA
When everyone is at home and practicing safe social distancing, how is the government going to count each person for the 2020 Census? Hear how the U.S.
Mar. 30from Greater LA
As coronavirus fears and social distancing spread, Los Angeles became a ghost town over the weekend.
Mar. 16from News Stories
California has more in common with Mexico City than Washington, D.C.
Mar. 5from Zócalo's Connecting California