150 Years On, Preservation Still a Challenge at Yosemite
On Monday, Yosemite National Park celebrates the signing of an 1864 law that saved one of the country's most spectacular landscapes and planted the seed for the national park system. But even as Yosemite celebrates, the job of preserving its wonders for the future remains a challenge.
The Calif. Connection to Mexico's Anti-Cartel Movement
In the western Mexican state of Michoacan, civilian militias have put a powerful drug cartel on the run. These motley vigilante groups have retaken control of vast tracts of the state, and spurred the deployment of thousands of federal police and army units. Among the militia members are migrants who lived for years in California before returning to Mexico. As part of a collaboration with The Center for Investigative Reporting, we profile one man who grew up in Los Angeles, but found a new life fighting the cartel back in his homeland.
Photo Exhibit Captures Early Days of Gay Rights Movement
June is LGBT Pride month, and this weekend San Francisco hosts the nation's largest Gay Pride Parade. This year's events come at a time of extraordinary success for gay rights advocates. The gay and lesbian community in West Hollywood celebrated Pride recently with a mural unveiling at a Wells Fargo bank branch. It includes an image from more than four decades ago, part of a collection coming to light only now.
Pop Music Review: Sea Wolf's 'Song Spells No. 1: Cedarsmoke'
The Los Angeles band Sea Wolf is doing something many other independent musicians are doing -- turning to crowdfunding to help make music. But the album they made with fan support isn't really a follow-up to their last record. According to pop music critic Steve Hochman, it's a limited-edition side trip worth a close listen.