LA Observed

By KCRW, Kevin Roderick

LA Observed covers the week's top stories in LA media, politics and culture, sharing breaking news when it's available and tying up loose ends on the topics that Angelenos have been discussing all week. Photo credit: Marc Goldstein

  1. 1.
    California sues Trump DOJ over sanctuary city policy14 August 2017
    4:19
  2. 2.
    What's wrong with LA's new trash pickup services?7 August 2017
    4:51
  3. 3.
    Looks like the Olympics are coming to LA... in 202831 July 2017
    4:28
  4. 4.
    Boyle Heights coffee shop at ground zero in gentrification debate24 July 2017
    4:32
  5. 5.
    Former USC dean under fire17 July 2017
    4:36
  6. 6.
    If LA's homeless efforts fail, who is to blame?10 July 2017
    4:20
  7. 7.
    Ambitions for higher office loom over Garcetti's second-term3 July 2017
    4:47
  8. 8.
    LA ready to sign off on Lucas Museum26 June 2017
    4:37
  1. 9.
    Drivers strike at the Ports of LA and Long Beach19 June 2017
    4:19
  2. 10.
    Are linkage fees the answer?12 June 2017
    4:00
  3. 11.
    Two Democrats square off tomorrow for L.A. congressional seat5 June 2017
    3:15
  4. 12.
    Will LA change parking rules for food trucks?29 May 2017
    4:14
  5. 13.
    Democrats still split after California convention22 May 2017
    4:27
  6. 14.
    Sinclair makes a move on KTLA, Tribune8 May 2017
    4:34
  7. 15.
    Joe Bray-Ali's rise, then fall1 May 2017
    4:04
  8. 16.
    The legacy of Rodney King, 25 years later24 April 2017
    5:00
  9. 17.
    Legal battle to shut down popular Hollywood sign trail17 April 2017
    4:06
  10. 18.
    It's costing you more money to settle LASD complaints.10 April 2017
    4:10
  11. 19.
    What's the power of today's press?3 April 2017
    4:24
  12. 20.
    LA stands to lose federal dollars under Sessions threat27 March 2017
    4:37
  13. 21.
    The 23 candidates vying for Becerra's now-empty seat20 March 2017
    4:20
  14. 22.
    California joins other liberal states opposed to new travel ban13 March 2017
    3:57
  15. 23.
    In LA, a municipal election with oversized consequences7 March 2017
    4:05
  16. 24.
    Mix reviews headed into Mayor Garcetti's reelection big28 February 2017
    4:30
  17. 25.
    Problems at Oroville ripple across California21 February 2017
    3:59
  18. 26.
    Metro still building, despite declining ridership14 February 2017
    4:28
  19. 27.
    Is California out of control?7 February 2017
    8:32
  20. 28.
    LA 2024 Olympic bid in jeopardy?31 January 2017
    3:49
  21. 29.
    California's new attorney general24 January 2017
    4:57
  22. 30.
    Remembering CA Historian Kevin Starr17 January 2017
    4:35
  23. 31.
    Hollywood and Trump10 January 2017
    3:50
  24. 32.
    A look at the big stories of 20173 January 2017
    3:58
  25. 33.
    Defending LA's immigrants20 December 2016
    4:16
  26. 34.
    LA Times brass under fire13 December 2016
    3:29
  27. 35.
    Law enforcement, faith leaders respond to threats on mosques29 November 2016
    3:53
  28. 36.
    LA's fake news history22 November 2016
    4:28
  29. 37.
    Protesting Trump15 November 2016
    4:16
  30. 38.
    Voting Changes in LA8 November 2016
    4:16
  31. 39.
    Questionable campaign contributions in LA31 October 2016
    3:57
  32. 40.
    Remembering Tom Hayden24 October 2016
    4:17
  33. 41.
    A battle of American cities over baseball17 October 2016
    4:00
  34. 42.
    Where the California GOP stands on Trump10 October 2016
    4:06
  35. 43.
    Will LA voters give Metro the money it wants?3 October 2016
    4:21
  36. 44.
    As LA was growing up, Vin Scully was there26 September 2016
    4:26
  37. 45.
    A ballot measure to help the homeless12 September 2016
    3:51
  38. 46.
    This South Korean company is causing a global shipping crisis5 September 2016
    3:35
  39. 47.
    How false reports of an active shooter shut down LAX29 August 2016
    4:25
  40. 48.
    LAPD video released22 August 2016
    4:02
  41. 49.
    Fuentes: from councilman to lobbyist15 August 2016
    4:34
  42. 50.
    Is California's coastline at risk?8 August 2016
    4:17
  43. 51.
    Is the shopping mall dead?1 August 2016
    4:05
  44. 52.
    CA at the DNC25 July 2016
    4:58
  45. 53.
    A Blow for Former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca18 July 2016
    4:19
  46. 54.
    New 30-Story High-Rise has Some Local Residents Worried11 July 2016
    4:03
  47. 55.
    What's Causing Gridlock in Downtown LA?4 July 2016
    4:02
  48. 56.
    Paul Tanaka Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison27 June 2016
    4:44
  49. 57.
    The Future of the LA Times Building20 June 2016
    4:28
  50. 58.
    Why Words Matter in Breaking News13 June 2016
    3:58
  51. 59.
    A Focus on LA County's Supervisor Races6 June 2016
    4:35
  52. 60.
    Will California's Primary Matter After All?30 May 2016
    4:18
  53. 61.
    Is the Metro's New Expo Line a Lifeline for Mass Transit in LA?23 May 2016
    4:10
  54. 62.
    How to Help the Homeless, and Who Will Pay16 May 2016
    4:08
  55. 63.
    Top LA Sheriff's Official Resigns over Racist Emails2 May 2016
    4:16
  56. 64.
    New Chemical in Spice May Be to Blame for Rise in Overdoses25 April 2016
    4:05
  57. 65.
    What's Next in the Parole Case of Leslie Van Houten18 April 2016
    4:36
  58. 66.
    A Prisoner with Political Ties Released from Prison11 April 2016
    4:28
  59. 67.
    It's Time for LA Baseball4 April 2016
    4:09
  60. 68.
    Big Concerns About Small Donations28 March 2016
    4:02
  61. 69.
    A New Owner for the OC Register21 March 2016
    3:54
  62. 70.
    A Tunnel under the 405?14 March 2016
    4:17
  63. 71.
    EPA Finds Hospital "Superbug" Beating Waste Treatment8 March 2016
    3:54
  64. 72.
    Will Rail Extensions Boost LA Metro Ridership?1 March 2016
    3:59
  65. 73.
    How Will LA Grow Up?23 February 2016
    4:20
  66. 74.
    Revisiting the Death of Mitrice Richardson16 February 2016
    3:58
  67. 75.
    Orange County Register: Let the Bidding Begin9 February 2016
    4:04
  68. 76.
    A Tale of Two LA Disasters2 February 2016
    4:18
  69. 77.
    6th Street Viaduct: Tearing Down an LA Icon26 January 2016
    4:06
  70. 78.
    LA City, County Take Dead Aim at Homelessness19 January 2016
    4:36
  71. 79.
    Beck Recommends Charges for LAPD Officer in Venice Shooting12 January 2016
    4:00
  72. 80.
    Does Mayor Garcetti Have LA Ready for El NiƱo?5 January 2016
    4:14
  73. 81.
    New Details, Same Timeline for SoCal Gas Leak29 December 2015
    4:13
  74. 82.
    Finalists Announced for Pershing Square Redesign22 December 2015
    3:53
  75. 83.
    Will Justice Department investigate Lynwood Officer-Involved Shooting?15 December 2015
    4:10
  76. 84.
    LA City Hall Takes SoCalGas to Court8 December 2015
    4:05
  77. 85.
    The End of an Era for LA Aviation1 December 2015
    3:39
  78. 86.
    LA Times Buyouts24 November 2015
    3:56
  79. 87.
    City Hall Backpedaling on LA's Mobility Plan10 November 2015
    4:06
  80. 88.
    Can Online Programming Save Hollywood?3 November 2015
    3:49
  81. 89.
    A New Hurdle for High-Speed Rail: the San Gabriels26 October 2015
    4:01
  82. 90.
    CicLAvia Cleaning Los Angeles19 October 2015
    3:32
  83. 91.
    American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy Protection5 October 2015
    3:47
  84. 92.
    Garcetti's Big Issues28 September 2015
    3:53
  85. 93.
    Clifford Clinton, Anti-corruption Crusader21 September 2015
    3:48
  86. 94.
    Turmoil at the Times14 September 2015
    4:38
  87. 95.
    Undoing Pension Plan Cuts7 September 2015
    4:05
  88. 96.
    Five Million Residents Have Left the Golden State in the Last Decade31 August 2015
    3:55
  89. 97.
    LA Shopping Centers Get Makeovers, New Panache24 August 2015
    4:27
  90. 98.
    A Reinvented Clifton's Cafeteria17 August 2015
    4:00
  91. 99.
    Frank Gehry and the LA River10 August 2015
    4:17
  92. 100.
    Political Fundraising Ramps Up in LA3 August 2015
    4:10

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