Veteran Tending to a Marijuana Plant

L.A. River, Con Divers, Kite Festival, Jaime Zacarias

Season 6, Episode 6:

 

"SoCal Connected" host Cara Santa Maria navigates the Los Angeles River to explore how restoration efforts are revitalizing the Elysian Valley.

Then, we take a closer look at a prison rehab program that trains convicts to become deep-water divers.

Val Zavala visits the Otis Kite Festival in Santa Monica and introduces us to Tyrus Wong, the lead artist behind Disney's "Bambi" who, at the age of 102, is the grandfather of kite design.

Artbound profiles Jaime Zacarias, the artist best known as Germs, whose work has been influenced by the Clayton Brothers, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Gilbert "Magú" Luján.

 

 

 

 

 

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