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The special radio program explored how different individuals combat racism, hate speech and antisemitism that continue to exist in their lives and their communities today.

News, Los Angeles, Museum

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's 'Confronting Hatred' Broadcast On KPCC

Posted Jan. 3, 2015, 8:03 am

What do a Nobel laureate, a former skinhead, an imam and a heavy metal singer all have in common?

News, Los Angeles, Homelessness, Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage, Homelessness Likely To Be Among Major Issues For L.A. In Year Ahead

Posted Jan. 1, 2015, 1:07 pm

The minimum wage and homelessness likely will continue to be among the major issues affecting Los Angeles in the year ahead.

Mike Bonin.

News, Los Angeles, Parking

Bonin Proposes Sweeping Parking Reform Package In L.A.

Posted Dec. 28, 2015, 9:00 am

Parking in Los Angeles could become smarter and fairer, thanks to a series of seven motions authored by L.A. councilman Mike Bonin and submitted to the L.A. City Council earlier this month.

Lawry's The Prime Rib has been hosting the Beef Bowl in the lead up to the Rose Bowl since 1956.

Sports, Los Angeles, Football

Iowa To Participate In Beef Bowl For First Time Since 1990

Posted Dec. 27, 2015, 10:02 am

The Iowa football team is scheduled to participate in the 60th Beef Bowl today at Lawry's The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, one day before its opponent in Friday's 102nd Rose Bowl Game, Stanford.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX To Begin Using Shorter Runway Starting Monday Due To Construction Activity

Posted Dec. 25, 2015, 9:54 am

Starting Monday, some airplanes at Los Angeles International Airport will begin using a shorter runway thanks to construction activity that will result in more noticeable aircraft activity for residents just north of the airfield.

News, Los Angeles

The Music Center To Host New Year's Eve Celebrations At Grand Park

Posted Dec. 25, 2015, 9:51 am

For its third annual New Year's Eve countdown party at Grand Park next week, the Music Center will include its own performance venue plaza atop Bunker Hill as space for a music stage and other activities, organizers said.

News, Los Angeles, Holiday

Christmas Eve In Los Angeles: The Music Center To Mark Day With Music, Dance

Posted Dec. 24, 2015, 10:47 am

Christmas Eve in Los Angeles will be marked today by a music and dance program at The Music Center and traditional Masses and church services celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

News, Los Angeles, Politics

Donald Trump, Three GOP Rivals Set To Be In Southland Today

Posted Dec. 16, 2015, 9:32 am

Donald J. Trump is scheduled to be in Hollywood today to appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" while three of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination are set to conduct fundraisers in the Southland.

Students stranded waiting for bus to pick them up in Venice.

News, Los Angeles, Lausd

All SMMUSD Schools To Remain Open Following Threat Against LAUSD

Posted Dec. 15, 2015, 8:48 am

All Los Angeles Unified School District schools will stay closed today in response to a reported bomb threat, Schools Superintendent Ramon Cortines said.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica

Jobs Program Aims To Have Military Veterans Work More L.A. Construction Hours

Posted Nov. 25, 2015, 12:30 pm

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a jobs program aimed at having military veterans work 5 percent of all new Los Angeles County construction job hours.

Latest news relating to homelessness.

News, Los Angeles, Homelessness

L.A. May Remove Criminal Penalties For Homeless Who Break Personal Property Law

Posted Nov. 17, 2015, 7:59 am

The Los Angeles City Council will consider a recommendation today to remove criminal penalties from a controversial city law that prohibits the storage of personal property, including items belonging to the homeless, on sidewalks and other public areas.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Police Department

L.A. Authorities Add Patrols in Light of Attack in Paris

Posted Nov. 14, 2015, 9:12 am

In light of apparent coordinated terrorist attacks that left at least 140 people dead in Paris, Los Angeles police have added extra patrols at "critical infrastructure" sites and will have extra officers on hand at large public gatherings today, a department spokesman said.

Happy Halloween! Stay safe out on the streets tonight!

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Halloween

Authorities Say Keep Close Eye On Trick-Or-Treating Youngsters Tonight

Posted Oct. 31, 2015, 8:46 am

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas have put out a call for Halloween safety, urging parents to keep a close eye on their trick-or-treating youngsters and motorists to watch out for costumed children who might wander into streets -- worried more about collecting candy than being safe.

L.A. is looking to increase the number of allowed indoor cats from three to five.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pets

L.A. Moves Toward Raising Number Of Cats Allowed Per Household To Five; Santa Monica Has No Limit

Posted Oct. 20, 2015, 4:05 pm

The Los Angeles City Council took a major step today toward allowing households to keep as many as five cats, up from the current limit of three.

According to the Santa Monica 2013 Homeless Count findings, there have been significant increases in unsheltered individuals and people in vehicles that resulted in an overall increase in the street count of 20.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Homelessness, Weather

L.A. Vows To Re-House the Homeless Before Winter

Posted Oct. 14, 2015, 10:48 am

The Board of Supervisors agreed today to spend $15 million on programs to rapidly re-house homeless people and assist families before El Niño hits.

Hugh Hefner.

News, Los Angeles, Playboy, Magazine

Playboy To Stop Publishing Nude Photos

Posted Oct. 13, 2015, 11:11 am

Starting next March, Playboy will no longer publish pictures of fully naked women, it was reported today.

Host Atlas Novack.

Life And Arts, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Tv, Top 5

VIDEO: Top Five Shows Based in Los Angeles

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 10:19 am

On this episode of Westside Top 5 host Atlas Novack gives us his top five shows that were based in L.A.

Latest city of Los Angeles news.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Small Businesses, Taxes

L.A. City Council Wants More Study of Proposed Tax Breaks

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 10:07 am

A Los Angeles City Council committee Monday called for further study of a plan that would offer a total of $54 million in annual tax relief to tens of thousands of small businesses by 2020.

A man poses with a shark.

News, Sports, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Sharks

Shark Attacks: Fact vs. Fiction

Posted Sep. 7, 2015, 9:30 am

Ever since “Jaws” scared millions of moviegoers in the summer of 1975, there’s been a fear and fascination with sharks.

L.A. is looking to increase the number of allowed indoor cats from three to five.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pets

Did You Know Santa Monica Has No Limit On Number Of Indoor Cats? L.A. Looks To Change Its Law

Posted Sep. 2, 2015, 9:47 am

Did you know Santa Monica has no limit on the number of indoor cats per household? It along with San Diego and other municipalities have no limits, but in Los Angeles the current number is three.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti at the announcement Tuesday morning in Santa Monica.

News, Sports, Los Angeles, Santa Monica

USOC Announces L.A. As The Nation's Bid City For 2024 Summer Olympic Games

Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 5:22 pm

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to move forward with a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, prompting the U.S. Olympic Committee to formally name Los Angeles as its official bidder for the athletic spectacle.

The Best Friends Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center features more than 400 fantastic dogs, cats, kittens and puppies from Los Angeles Animal Services shelters.

News, Los Angeles, Video, Pets

VIDEO: Your New Pet Is Waiting For You At Best Friends Pet Adoption/Neuter Center

Posted Aug. 27, 2015, 9:33 am

The Best Friends Pet Adoption & Spay/Neuter Center features more than 400 fantastic dogs, cats, kittens and puppies from Los Angeles Animal Services shelters. The center is open daily from noon to 8 p.m. and adoption specialists are ready to help you find that perfect pet match.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Los Angeles, Transportation, Los Anglees

L.A. City Council Panel To Weigh In On Uber/Lyft Picking Up Passengers From LAX

Posted Aug. 18, 2015, 10:01 am

A Los Angeles City Council panel will weigh in today on a plan to allow ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers from LAX.

News, Los Angeles, Television

HBO Miniseries "Show Me A Hero" Premieres Tonight

Posted Aug. 16, 2015, 9:52 am

"Show Me A Hero," a six-part miniseries on the divisiveness in the late 1980s stemming from a federal judge's order to build subsidized low-income housing that would be filled by non-whites in Yonkers, New York, premieres at 8 p.m. tonight on HBO.

Dodger Stadium.

Sports, Los Angeles, Dodgers

Dodgers Conducting Clothing, Shoe Drives On Christian Faith Day Today

Posted Aug. 16, 2015, 9:46 am

The Los Angeles Dodgers are asking fans to bring their gently used clothing and shoes to Dodger Stadium today in connection with the team's annual Christian Faith Day.

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