Revisiting the Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll Billboards on the Sunset Strip
We're starting the show with a trip back in time to 1967. While rock music poured out of the clubs, record stores and head shops along the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, the latest albums were being celebrated on gigantic billboards high above the street, creating a sort of outdoor rock and roll art gallery. We look back on that era, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.
From Foreclosure to Eviction: One Family's Struggle to Recover
Here's a story about a family that's still struggling with something that many people think may be history -- the foreclosure crisis of the Great Recession. For the Bulnes family, that chapter isn't over. They lost their home in Oakland five years ago. Now they're fighting to hang on to their dignity.
What It's Like to Be Homeless in the Suburbs
For some people, the downward spiral of the housing crisis in California's big cities means they've had to make a new start in suburbs farther and farther away from urban centers. But these suburbs are also struggling with new problems: increased poverty and homelessness. That's true in Antioch, east of Oakland. We visited to find out what homeless life is like there.
Pop Music Review: L.A. Takedown
The cinematic influence of Hollywood isn't just seen on screen, it also makes its way into music coming out of Los Angeles. Pop music critic Steve Hochman tells us about the blend of surf-rock and film score on the new album by the L.A. Takedown.