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Host Steve Chiotakis connects you to the people and places of Southern California.

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Host Steve Chiotakis connects you to the people and places of Southern California.

    ‘Forever Marilyn’ statue is returning to Palm Springs, but not all residents are happy

    ‘Forever Marilyn’ statue is returning to Palm Springs, but not all residents are happy

    Seward Johnson’s, 26-foot tall, 2011 sculpture “Forever Marilyn” depicts the truly iconic Marilyn Monroe mid-subway breeze from that famous scene in “The Seven Year Itch” — face smiling with rapture and white skirt billowing upwards. The...

    • 24 min
    The effort to unlock Venice Beach’s basketball hoops and keep the games going

    The effort to unlock Venice Beach’s basketball hoops and keep the games going

    The city of LA has locked basketball hoops in Venice Beach, even as more outdoor and indoor activities get the green light to restart. Some locals are trying to get the locks removed with the #FreeTheHoops social media campaign. Meanwhile, they’re...

    • 24 min
    Higher grades, better behavior: Why kids’ outdoor classes are catching on

    Higher grades, better behavior: Why kids’ outdoor classes are catching on

    Now that kids are back on campus, teachers are bringing lessons outside to keep them safe. The health benefits for students extend far beyond COVID safety. Many local schools want to make a permanent change, but that’s a tall order for schools...

    • 25 min
    The history of Wilshire Blvd and its ‘millionaire socialist’

    The history of Wilshire Blvd and its ‘millionaire socialist’

    Gaylord Wilshire was a land speculator, billboard tycoon, failed politician and inventor. He built Wilshire Boulevard, a street that became LA’s primary escape route from the horse-drawn era. But as the city got bigger, Gaylord Wilshire got smaller.

    • 25 min
    Why Republicans comprise California’s largest group of vaccine resisters

    Why Republicans comprise California’s largest group of vaccine resisters

    Republicans are the most vaccine-hesitant group in the state, according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California. Nevertheless, the majority of Republicans are willing to get vaccinated, and rates of skepticism are on the decline.

    • 25 min
    LA opens its first government-run homeless encampment

    LA opens its first government-run homeless encampment

    In East Hollywood, a parking lot has been turned into LA’s first government-run homeless encampment. It offers 24-hour security and free meals for the 100 or so people who are expected to move there temporarily. But some advocates worry that...

    • 25 min

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