Every train to California was a magic carpet, a means to one of the most varied and exciting destinations on earth.
Originally from Detroit, Barbara Dane's rich voice resonated with a sense of purpose that was a holdover from the singing she would provide at protests and union events. She performs once again in L.A. where many of her pivotal moments in music occurred.
When a man dies hanging from a tree, is that tree an accessory to the act or a witness? The multiple second lives of the frontier "hang tree" reveal something unsettling about the Golden State.
Amid the wave of change hitting South L.A., a man pieces together the life of one of the neighborhood's most enigmatic artists: His father.
Arrowhead once touted the healing properties of its bottled spring water, sourced in the San Bernardino Mountains.
It would be a disservice to the people of California to allow the bill through during the final moments of the legislative session.
Will State Senate leadership let Trump and Cadiz run roughshod over our parks, or will they preserve California?
Massive quake is the strongest to hit Mexico in more than a century.
For more than 60 years, La Cita bar has wrapped its arms around a diverse set of the city’s residents — from recent Central American immigrants to second generation Chicanx feminists — making people feel at home amid its red tiles and sparkling lights.
Here are five of the best remaining “firelooks” in Southern California that you can visit, the last vestiges of a dying breed that are in various stages of restoration and disrepair. If nothing else, you’ll get a spectacular view from up there.
At Friends & Family, a new all-day eatery in East Hollywood, celebrated pastry chef Roxana Jullapat is introducing L.A. to a wider diversity of locally-grown, heirloom grains with her sweet and savory baked goods.
Here are the five best places to experience a stateside version of Deutschland right here in Southern California — beyond knocking back a few of the seasonal kölsch, hefeweizen and doppelbock beers you might more readily find this time of year.
When the transcontinental railroad reached Southern California in 1876, it fueled a powerful promotional machine that promised more about Southern California – and its “semi-tropical” climate – than reality could support.
What do Southern California’s hanging trees say about the region’s attitudes toward its bloody past?
ario Pini calls himself a savior of Santa Barbara’s working class, housing thousands of mainly low-income Latino families in his hundreds of apartment buildings. Amid the state’s affordable housing crisis, he says they would otherwise be homeless. But the
Get an exclusive look at one of country's most beautiful and least visited national parks and see why it's often called the Galapagos of North America. It's home to one of the biggest comebacks in wildlife history. Travel with Val Zavala to the Channel Is
A look at how recent events have reignited a conversation about sexual assault with women using the #MeToo hashtag, and an interview with activist Tarana Burke, who started the campaign about a decade ago.
Among the 100,000 people who have been forced to evacuate wildfires in California, was Jan Hoyman, a pottery artist who narrowly escaped the fire in Mendocino County last week.
KCET's weekly news magazine investigates and reports on the issues that affect Southern California, from the economy to the environment.
"Border Blaster" is an original world music video series. The 30-minute episodes are comprised solely of music videos from groundbreaking musicians from around the world.
Watch New Season
For over 80 years, Town Hall Los Angeles has been the preeminent gathering place of people, influencers, and ideas in Los Angeles.
Lost LA brings SoCal history to life by marrying archival materials with innovative forms of documentary storytelling.
Surreal, awesome, unbelievable, weird? These are just some of the words that come out of your mouth when you view the Devil's Postpile.
Daymé Arocena creates a personal portrait of her home, Havana, Cuba.
A video depicts the impact of a major earthquake, and encourages preparedness. Now.
We hang L.A. history on imperial expansion, of Spain and the United States.
Being human isn't about achieving perfection, it's about running aground.
Good jobs will continue to flee Hollywood.
Sriracha, the almost mythical red sauce made in Irwindale, is actually pretty simple stuff.
As "12 Years A Slave" demonstrates, the stories we celebrate on screen are not necessarily the ones we celebrate in real life.