Amid California's Drought, Should Cemeteries Stay Green?
New drought restrictions will prompt many Californians to give up on green grass this summer. But that can be a wrenching call for the people who care for cemeteries. While no one wants to waste water in this drought, some caretakers worry that for visiting family members, parched grass might feel like insult on top of loss.
Death in Secret: California's Underground World of Assisted Suicide
Physician-assisted suicide is not legal in California. But many terminally ill patients find a way to do it anyway. While a debate rages in the state Legislature over whether to legalize the practice, families are struggling to help loved ones hasten their deaths in secret. We explore the underground world of assisted suicide.
Personal Connections Key to Getting Latinos Out Into Nature
Record-high temperatures have been sending Californians out to explore the state's parks in droves these days. But those people are mostly white. That's why state and private groups are launching a new effort to welcome people of color to parks. The California Report intern Michelle Dutro went hiking with one of these groups, and brings us the story.
Music Review: Mikal Cronin Takes Creative Step Forward on 'MCIII'
Mikal Cronin's discography is growing longer by the year. Not even 30, he has a couple dozen singles, EPs and albums in his own name and with various bands and collaborations, the best known with garage rocker Ty Segall. But according to pop music critic Steve Hochman, on his latest solo album "MCIII," the Laguna Beach native not only gives us some delightful surprises, but seems to be fully coming into his own musical identity.
Between Homelands: Nigerian Pop Star Sings Her Way Home
At home in Nigeria, CY is a pop star, but you've probably never heard of her. For CY, music isn't necessarily about fame -- it's an expression of her identity, a connection to her roots. But living in Los Angeles, it's hard to keep that connection strong. As part of "Between Homelands," our new series produced with students from USC Annenberg's School for Communication and Journalism, Myah Williams has the story.