The man who was once named as the "Most Influential Rabbi in America" faced criticism from many people upon his acceptance to attend, but he told KPCC also received a lot of praise. He talked to KPCC's Nick Roman on Inauguration Day about his experience.
Hundreds of demonstrators braved the rain Friday to rally in downtown Los Angeles in protest of newly sworn-in President Donald Trump. Up to 150,000 people are expected to converge on downtown L.A. Saturday morning for the Women's March L.A.
The Riot L.A. comedy festival kicked off Thursday and continues through Sunday. It started several years ago as a small alternative comedy festival but has continued to grow year after year, with headliners this year including the legendary Mel Brooks, cult legend Dr. Katz and many more.
L.A. County has four times as many confirmed cases as it did this time last year. Statewide, the rate of hospitalizations due to respiratory illness during the first week of January was the highest seen in 10 years, according to the state health department.
The state currently doesn't track the number of infections or deaths caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. State Sen. Jerry Hill's bill would change that. It would also institute a requirement that doctors include some "superbug" infections on death certificates.
Back in August, the city of Los Angeles reached a deal with Airbnb to collect a 14% tax on each property rented through the site. The city has since collected far more in tax revenue than initially expected.
The second in a trio of storms drenched Southern California on Friday, causing mud and rock slides and power outages. The third storm, expected Saturday night through Monday, will likely be even stronger. A high surf warning was issued for Orange and San Diego counties through Tuesday.
The newly inaugurated president delivered a fiercely populist and often dark address, promising to transfer power from political elites to the people, and repeating themes from his divisive campaign, describing children in poverty; schools in crisis; and streets pocked with crime and "carnage."
Uber Technologies is settling allegations it duped people into driving for its service with false promises about how much they would earn and how much they would have to pay to finance a car. The FTC said most Uber drivers were earning far less in 18 U.S. cities than Uber published online.
Dodge the rain with a sample of more than 150 wines (while helping charity), attend an extravagant Lunar New Year Festival, enjoy a face full of free pancakes, join the Riot L.A. Comedy Festival, celebrate LEGO Batman, hike to the Hollywood sign and more. See our full roundup of events.
The march — open to all, not just women — will be held Saturday in Downtown L.A. Organizers expect at least 100,000 people to attend, including a roster of artists, actors and musicians. Get details on time, location, route, speakers, organizers, getting there and how the event got started.
SoCal, What's Good?
Archery Lessons at Woodley Park
What it is:
Channel your inner Ygritte with free lessons at the Woodley Park Archery Range. After a safety course, amateur archers get one-on-one coaching from experts on the shooting line. Come on Saturday morning and learn to shoot a bullseye before brunch.
Why it's cool:
The entire experience is free, including loaner equipment.
You should know:
The classes are popular, so it's best to arrive an hour before starting time. Also, wear closed-toed shoes and bring water and sunscreen.