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Episodes

  • Considering the Future of Cities

    Sep 29, 2014 | 5 min
    CityLab is live today over at LA Live. But what does it say about LA?s role in the conference, considering this is the second time the conference has been held here? KCRW's Steve Chiotakis speaks with Kevin Roderick of LA Observed.
  • Another LAPD Arrest Raises the Race Card

    Sep 15, 2014 | 5 min
    The LAPD today continues to take hit after hit in social media after an incident involving a Hollywood film actress last week. There?s an ongoing investigation and Kevin Roderick of LA Observed spoke to KCRW's Steve Chiotakis.
  • A Battle Brewing in City Council

    Sep 8, 2014 | 4 min
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, who is being termed out of her board seat, has announced she?s going to challenge Jose Huizar next year for his seat on the LA City Council. Kevin Roderick from LA Observed joined KCRW's Steve Chiotakis to discuss it.
  • Minimum Wage Discussions for Labor Day

    Sep 1, 2014 | 4 min
    On this Labor Day, Mayor Eric Garcetti is helping celebrate by announcing a proposal that would give a lot of folks in LA a raise.
  • A High-Speed Railroad Runs Through It

    Aug 25, 2014 | 5 min
    The High-Speed Rail Authority already had its own selected path from the high desert to San Fernando Valley. But now there?s word that an alternate route being pushed by an LA County Supervisor is gaining some steam.
  • Reducing Paramedics' Wasted Time

    Aug 18, 2014 | 4 min
    There?s a state law that if an ambulance takes you to a hospital, the crew has to stay by your side until you?re admitted. Often times it?s a matter of minutes ? but sometimes it can take hours. Last year, the Fire Department figures it spent $6 million on the wasted time those paramedics had to wait.
  • Can Beutner Save the LA Times?

    Aug 11, 2014 | 4 min
    The LA Times has a new publisher and CEO. He's Austin Beutner, a former Wall Street investment banker who served as first LA deputy mayor under Antonio Villaraigosa.
  • A Watchdog for the Sheriff's Department

    Aug 4, 2014 | 4 min
    Los Angeles County supervisors are expected tomorrow to consider establishing a civilian oversight commission to serve as the public?s eyes and ears on the L.A. County Sheriff?s Department. It comes after renewed calls for such a commission following the accidental shooting of a Pico Rivera man.
  • Rethinking Garcetti's 'Great Streets' Plan

    Jul 28, 2014 | 5 min
    LA Mayor Eric Garcetti wants to specify, and then work on, neighborhood streets to spruce them up and make more pedestrian-friendly areas with his "Great Streets" program. But some detractors say, what's the point?
  • Palm Trees - Love 'Em or Hate 'Em?

    Jul 21, 2014 | 4 min
    Just a couple of weeks ago, Angelenos celebrated the Fourth of July by illegally shooting off fireworks. And often, these displays of patriotism and pyromania often turn into cases of arson and destruction. Among the victims of these fires were palm trees ? 55 all together, according to fire officials.
  • Mass Transit in LA

    Jul 14, 2014 | 5 min
    Happy Birthday, Blue Line! 24 years ago today, area transit officials cut the ribbon on the first leg of what would become a modern transit system in Los Angeles.
  • CHP Beating Sparks Public Outcry

    Jul 7, 2014 | 5 min
    There was a spur-of-the-moment meeting today between civil rights activists and the deputy commissioner of the California Highway Patrol, as community activists continue to call for a full federal probe into an incident caught on video last week.
  • New Laws Take Effect July 1

    Jun 30, 2014 | 5 min
    Tomorrow starts a new month, and there?s also a slew of new laws that go into effect here in Los Angeles and statewide. The changes could affect how you shop, how much money you make, and even if you can get paid while taking time off to care for family members.
  • Ensuring Access to Public Beaches

    Jun 23, 2014 | 5 min
    One recent bill that Governor Jerry Brown signed into law dives deep into the beach access debate, which has often been contentious here in California.
  • Inside California's Spending Plan

    Jun 16, 2014 | 5 min
    California lawmakers passed a budget on time, but Republicans say there's too much spending and it shouldn't include more money for the state's high speed rail plan.
  • A Look Back at the O.J. Trial

    Jun 9, 2014 | 5 min
  • Los Angeles to Receive Federal Funding for L.A. River Facelift

    Jun 2, 2014 | 5 min
  • The Last Push in the Governor's Race

    May 26, 2014 | 5 min
  • Subway Debate Enters the Supervisor's Race

    May 19, 2014 | 5 min
  • California's Court Crisis

    May 12, 2014 | 5 min
  • Commencement Speaker Switcheroo

    May 5, 2014 | 5 min
  • The Response to Donald Sterling and Racism

    Apr 28, 2014 | 5 min
  • Celebrating John Muir

    Apr 21, 2014 | 5 min
  • LA Register and LA's Future

    Apr 14, 2014 | 5 min
  • Long Beach Elections and Layoffs

    Apr 7, 2014 | 5 min
  • Dodgers May Win on the Field, but Fans Lose on TV

    Mar 31, 2014 | 5 min
  • Tourists v. Homeowners at the Hollywood Sign

    Mar 24, 2014 | 5 min
  • Poor Marks for Historic Preservation

    Mar 17, 2014 | 4 min
  • California Democrats Look Ahead

    Mar 10, 2014 | 4 min
  • Garcetti in Mexico to Boost Trade

    Mar 3, 2014 | 4 min
  • Proposal to Put Retrofitting Costs on Tenants Shaking Things Up

    Feb 24, 2014 | 4 min
  • Jamzilla, The Great Pour, and the Price of Progress

    Feb 17, 2014 | 4 min
  • A Jaywalking Crackdown in LA

    Feb 4, 2014 | 5 min
  • Phasing Out the City's Business Tax

    Jan 29, 2014 | 5 min
  • The Downside to Summer in January

    Jan 20, 2014 | 4 min
  • Los Angeles Crime Stats Dropped in 2013

    Jan 13, 2014 | 5 min
  • A Look Ahead to the 2014 Legislative Session

    Jan 6, 2014 | 4 min
  • Aaron Kushner Takes the Register to LA

    Dec 16, 2013 | 10 min
  • 18 Indicted in Probe of LA Jails Abuse

    Dec 9, 2013 | 6 min
  • Sheriff's Department Hires Deputies With Checkered Pasts

    Dec 2, 2013 | 6 min
  • Will DWP's Controversies Hinder Its Ambitious Goals?

    Nov 25, 2013 | 5 min
  • Garcetti Family Moving to Getty House

    Nov 18, 2013 | 4 min
  • Housing Homeless Vets on Land in West LA

    Nov 11, 2013 | 6 min
  • Sexual Harrassment at LA City Hall

    Nov 11, 2013 | 4 min
  • Hillary Clinton, Others Hit the Southland ATM

    Nov 4, 2013 | 5 min
  • City Spending and Other Lessons from Big Data

    Oct 28, 2013 | 6 min
  • At-Risk Buildings in Earthquake Country

    Oct 14, 2013 | 5 min
  • 100 Days of Mayor Garcetti

    Oct 7, 2013 | 5 min
  • County Workers, Impound Policy, USC Football

    Sep 30, 2013 | 4 min
  • The Dodgers' Rollercoaster Season

    Sep 16, 2013 | 5 min
  • More Trouble for LA County Sheriff's Office

    Sep 9, 2013 | 4 min
  • For Politicians, LA Is the Nation's ATM

    Aug 30, 2013 | 4 min
  • Measuring Air Pollution along LA Freeways

    Aug 26, 2013 | 4 min
  • Can Big Data Improve City Hall?

    Aug 19, 2013 | 5 min
  • Connecting LA to LAX by Train

    Aug 13, 2013 | 4 min
  • A Push for More Diversity in LA Politics

    Aug 6, 2013 | 5 min
  • Should Sprawl be Preserved?

    Jul 29, 2013 | 4 min
  • A Special Election in LA's Sixth Council District

    Jul 23, 2013 | 4 min
  • Zimmerman Verdict Prompts LA Protests

    Jul 15, 2013 | 5 min
  • Hollywood Went Garcetti, Now Garcetti Goes Hollywood

    Jul 9, 2013 | 4 min
  • What's So Hot about Death Valley?

    Jul 2, 2013 | 5 min
  • CicLAvia Brings LA to Wilshire Boulevard

    Jun 24, 2013 | 5 min
  • The Calderon Family, A Political Dynasty

    Jun 17, 2013 | 6 min
  • Was Friday's Tragedy a School Shooting?

    Jun 10, 2013 | 5 min
  • Nikki Finke and Entertainment Journalism

    Jun 3, 2013 | 6 min
  • Villaraigosa's Political Future

    May 28, 2013 | 5 min
  • Getting Out the Vote for Tomorrow's Election

    May 21, 2013 | 5 min
  • Hollywood Park, and the Mayor's Race Is Almost Over

    May 13, 2013 | 5 min
  • Expo Line Approaches Westside

    May 7, 2013 | 4 min
  • Jason Collins and the Acceptance of Gay Athletes

    Apr 29, 2013 | 6 min
  • Garcetti Has Edge over Greuel in LA Mayor's Race

    Apr 22, 2013 | 5 min
  • Lights Out for Digital Billboards

    Apr 15, 2013 | 4 min
  • Jackie Robinson's Pasadena Ties

    Apr 8, 2013 | 4 min
  • Dodgers Stadium Gets a Facelift

    Apr 2, 2013 | 4 min
  • Clinton Endorses Greuel

    Mar 26, 2013 | 4 min
  • Eli Broad and the LA Times

    Mar 18, 2013 | 4 min
  • Looking Forward to Baseball Season

    Mar 11, 2013 | 5 min
  • LA's Next Mayor and the 'Vision' Thing

    Mar 4, 2013 | 5 min
  • Traffic, Bikes and the 405

    Feb 25, 2013 | 4 min
  • Endorsements Roll in for Mayor's Race

    Feb 19, 2013 | 4 min
  • Getty House, Greuel's Police Plan, and More from the Mayor's Race

    Feb 12, 2013 | 5 min
  • Mayoral Candidates Square Off

    Jan 29, 2013 | 5 min
  • Teen Newspaper 'LA Youth' Calls It Quits

    Jan 15, 2013 | 5 min
  • Amazing! Huell Howser Remembered

    Jan 8, 2013 | 4 min
  • Tribune Company's Future

    Jan 1, 2013 | 4 min
  • Notable Angelenos We Lost in 2012

    Dec 25, 2012 | 4 min
  • School Safety and Gun Control

    Dec 18, 2012 | 4 min
  • Los Angeles' New Urban Core

    Dec 10, 2012 | 4 min
  • LA County Corruption Roundup

    Nov 30, 2012 | 5 min
  • Tribune Company's Bankruptcy

    Nov 30, 2012 | 5 min
  • Big Money in the Mayor's Race

    Nov 19, 2012 | 4 min
  • Dodgers Parking Lot, Staples Center

    Nov 19, 2012 | 4 min
  • Mayor's Race without Zev

    Nov 19, 2012 | 4 min
  • Brown Signs Bill Allowing Driver's Licenses for Some Undocumented

    Nov 14, 2012 | 52 min
    Governor Brown has signed legislation to allow some illegal immigrants to apply for driver's licenses, but has vetoed protections for farm workers and a prohibition...
  • Carmageddon 2 and the Rampture

    Nov 14, 2012 | 5 min
  • OC Register Sold

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • Why the Board of Supervisors Matters

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • Rodney King, OJ Simpson, Watergate

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • High-Speed Rail Moves Forward

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • Hard Times at Downtown News

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • Mayor Villaraigosa's Final Year

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • The First Top-Two Election

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • Remembering Sheriff John

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • Violent Police Incidents Spark 'Use-of-Force' Debates

    Nov 14, 2012 | 5 min
  • Musical Chairs at Civic Center

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • Cracked Sidewalks and the Mayor's Race

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • Deputy Abuse Allegations at LA County Jails

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • Holmby Hills Looks for Pothole Fix

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • Onion Field Killer Dies

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • ID Cards for Undocumented Immigrants

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • Endeavour Makes Its Way to LA

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • Electronic Billboards in LA

    Nov 14, 2012 | 5 min
  • Who's Ready for the Next Election?

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • Congestion Pricing Arrives in LA

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min