When Pepperdine law professor Jim Gash boarded a plane to Uganda, he never expected to become friends with a young prisoner who helped form an international collaboration for freedom.
Amid the tumultuous years of the culture wars in the 80s and 90s, L.A. showed its support for its creative residents, by setting up a fellowship designed to boost the city's cultural capital. Its legacy continues today.
Huell visits two trees in Monterey with interesting histories.
Every train to California was a magic carpet, a means to one of the most varied and exciting destinations on earth.
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.
Mexican food has been getting a lot of attention in the United States, which has Mexican chefs trying their luck at opening restaurants across the border. But they soon find out it's not as easy to find success north of the border.
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.
Since 1929, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles has provided countless poor and low-income people with legal help or a crisis that threatens their shelter, security or basic needs.
As a Boyle Heights native, Alvaro Huerta recollects the legacy of community organizing within the Chicana/o-Latina/o communities and gives advice on how to sustain that activism.
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.
As raging wildfires in California scorch an area that is roughly the size of New York City, more than 11,000 firefighters are battling the blazes, and a number of them are women inmates.
Dario 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.
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.
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.
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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.
Huell visits with world famous artist David Hockney in his Los Angeles studio and we get a first-hand look at some of the newest work.
Oscar-nominated, KCET Lumiere Award-winning actor Gary Oldman is scheduled to attend the Q&A after the film.
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KCET received 10 awards at the 69th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards presented by the Los Angeles Television Academy on Saturday, July 22.
This year we will be honoring Independence Day and celebrating the holiday with Southern California viewers through a variety of war-themed programming specials that will air throughout the day.
KCET earned 19 Emmy nominations at the 69th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, the most nominations behind leading television station KMEX.
Whether it’s through student activism, the involvement of men, discussions on consent, or new ways of healing, these universities are getting it right.
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KCET commemorates Earth Day 2017 with a look at the current issues surrounding the health of our ocean's coral reefs, marine wildlife, and other environmental concerns.