64 episodes

How to L.A. aims to drop a little knowledge about ALL the things that affect the people of Los Angeles, whether that’s something that makes our city great (tacos!) or something that we need to work on, like the alarming number of traffic collisions. We serve the curious Angeleno who wants to better connect with our city, discover the new, navigate the confusing and even drive some change along the way. 

Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

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How to L.A. aims to drop a little knowledge about ALL the things that affect the people of Los Angeles, whether that’s something that makes our city great (tacos!) or something that we need to work on, like the alarming number of traffic collisions. We serve the curious Angeleno who wants to better connect with our city, discover the new, navigate the confusing and even drive some change along the way. 

Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    COVID Renter Protections Are Here To Stay... For At Least 2 More Months

    COVID Renter Protections Are Here To Stay... For At Least 2 More Months

    #59: The deadline for ending COVID-era eviction protections got pushed...and pushed again. Now the deadline is at the end of March. Unless, of course, L.A. County officials punt it one more time. There's been a lot of confusion out there about what's going on. Landlords are angry. Tenants are scared. Brian De Los Santos talks to LAist Housing Reporter David Wagner about how we got to this point, and what might happen next. If you are looking for some answers, we got some here. Plus, David has written a handy guide, including everything renters need to know about this process: https://laist.com/news/housing-homelessness/los-angeles-county-city-eviction-guide 

    • 14 min
    Cheap Fast Eats #5: Culver City

    Cheap Fast Eats #5: Culver City

    #58: LAist Food Editor Gab Chabran and HTLA Host Brian De Los Santos are at it again, eating everything in sight that's good and cheap. This time they're hitting up Culver City - a city steeped in moviemaking history that is very much part of LA but with its own personality. It's kinda like where urban meets suburban, and where there is a lot of good grub. 

    Featured restaurants: Empanadas Place, Jasmine Market & Deli, Sexy Beans.

    Check out Gab's full article here: https://laist.com/news/food/slurpable-asian-noodles-rustic-empanadas-and-sexy-beans-welcome-to-cheap-fast-eats-culver-city 

    • 15 min
    Finding Some Peace And Quiet In This Wild City

    Finding Some Peace And Quiet In This Wild City

    #57: New Year, New You, right? Whatever self improvement goals you've set for yourself this year, life is still stressful - work pressures, family commitments...not to mention natural disasters, political strife and world crises that you literally have no control over. Well, we want to offer a little respite. Los Angeles actually has a lot to offer in terms of quiet places to walk or meditate that could bring a little peace to a hectic day or week. We are not mental health experts so we are just making suggestions based on what we know we need from time to time to have a little zen in our lives. Host Brian De Los Santos checks out a few special places around the city that are accessible to anyone who is looking for a little calm, and gains a new understanding of the benefits of walking meditation. 

    Guests: Diana Winston, director of mindfulness education at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center; David Jaramillo, director of operations and customer care at The Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness

    • 14 min
    Is There a 'Generational Divide' in Mental Health?

    Is There a 'Generational Divide' in Mental Health?

    #56: Following the mass shooting in Monterey Park, a lot of focus has been placed on the mental health of people in the larger Asian American Pacific Islander community. The realization that the suspected shooter in this case -- and in another recent incident in Half Moon Bay -- was an older Asian man, a senior citizen, has brought about a closer examination of the generational divide in the AAPI community when it comes to one's mental health and a willingness to see help. How to LA host Brian De Los Santos explores that divide and what's being done to help elders in the AAPI get what they need in terms of services.

     

    Guest:

    Myron Dean Quon, Chief Executive Officer at Pacific Asian Counseling Services.

     

     

    • 12 min
    Monterey Park Holds a Special Place in LA's Asian Community and Far Beyond

    Monterey Park Holds a Special Place in LA's Asian Community and Far Beyond

    #55: A mass shooting sent shockwaves through the Asian American community of Monterey Park on the eve of Lunar New Year. Eleven people have died, and more are still being treated for their injuries. The tragedy left residents wondering how such a horrible event could happen in an otherwise idyllic example of what an immigrant enclave can be.

    Today on HTLA, we want to take some time to talk about the history and cultures of Monterey Park. 

    Guests: Josie Huang, Asian American communities reporter for LAist; Yong Chen, professor of history at University of California, Irvine

    • 14 min
    How I Got Started #1: Ashley Ray

    How I Got Started #1: Ashley Ray

    #54: The City of Angels is made up of some pretty exciting people, from all sorts of backgrounds with all kinds of interests. This year, we're putting the spotlight on some folks we think you should know about... and demystifying how they got to where they are in life. From musicians and writers to changemakers and activists, we’re sitting down with some dope Angelenos and getting INTO it in our new segment, “How I Got Started.”

    This first chat is with the fabulous Ashley Ray. She’s a stand-up comedian, podcast host, TV writer, and television critic. Find her on Twitter @theashleyray, or her website Theashleyray.com

     

     

    • 13 min

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55 Ratings

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Love love love this show

I am obsessed with this show. Someone who just moved to LA, this show provides me with so much information about my new city. I love the show features LA natives who are able to provide information about shopping. We eat what's going on with our local government and even the weather.

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More cheap fast eats

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Great podcast on LA life, cultures, people and issues

LA is a big and diverse city. As an Angelino, I love the beautiful, vast messiness of the city but it can be overwhelming. This podcast offers short, accessible shows that looks into the people, issues, and cultures that energize the region. So happy I stumbled upon this podcast.

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