Many owners of Malibu beach houses have been illegally keeping you and me off the beach. Before you head to the ocean this Labor Day, blogger Jenny Price tells you how to beat the Malibu beach bums, exercise your rights, and enjoy the beach at the same time. Jenny Price visits Broad Beach in Malibu, takes you to Lechuza State Beach and takes you to Escondido Beach.
Every Saturday, hundreds of Latino immigrants make the pilgrimage to Our Lady the Queen of the Angeles, Los Angeles' oldest mission Church, to get their babies baptized. The Church baptizes one hundred babies every two hours or more than three hundred babies every Saturday... For immigrants who are trying to keep their tradition while struggling to survive, the draw is simple. Unlike other churches, Our Lady doesn't require parents or godparents to take classes beforehand. All you do is sign up. To some, it's known as the McDonald's of Baptism. Abel Salas reports. Baptism by Fire was produced by Queena Kim
Jeff Josephs talks about The Golden Age of 3-D films. Joseph runs a company called SabuCat, which maintains a huge library of movie trailers. He's also been collecting and preserving prints of 3-D movies, like House of Wax, Dial M For Murder and Robot Monster. The second World 3-D Film Expo, which starts Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, runs for ten days, features 35 feature films, and is guaranteed to lose money.
KPCC's Steven Cuevas visits UC Riverside's California Museum of Photography, which is the home to tens of thousands of stereoscopic images from around the globe. Those pictures were snapped by photographers working for the Keystone View Company of Pennsylvania. They document life from the first half of the 20th century... and decades later, they deliver unmatched depth and clarity.
Joshua Greer talks about his first love: 3-D photographs. Greer is the CEO of Real-D, a company that helped filmmakers make animated movie Monster House 3-D. It's an animated feature about little kids who learn why they shouldn't walk on the old man's lawn. Most theatres are showing it in the regular 2-D format, but some show it in 3-D.
“Dark Shadows” fans, cast, and crew are celebrating its 50th birthday next week in Hollywood. We mark the anniversary by bringing in one of the original stars, and one of the original fans. ... When LAPD officer Jorge Parra isn’t walking the beat in LA, he’s still thinking about the city’s streets and buildings. He’s spent years building a 72-square-foot model of LA, out of Legos, in his kitchen. ... We’ll tell you what researchers discovered about the best way to increase voter turnout: voters need to make a simple plan, tell someone about it, and then think what their neighbors will say if they don’t go to the polls.
John talks with 35-year old Chris Thile, who takes over as the new host of A Prairie Home Companion this weekend and hopes to bring in a younger audience, without scaring off older listeners. ... Anthony Hernandez: taking pictures for almost 50 years: Downtown LA in the ‘70s, Rodeo Drive in the ‘80s, the homeless in the ‘90s. ... For KPCC's Voter Game Plan, Meghan McCarty tells us how she’s helping voters understand the complex Measure R transportation tax. ... Meet an Armenian-Syrian college student from Damascus juggling a full time job, night school, and the torture of knowing what his family is going through back home.
KPCC photog Maya Sugarman lets a king snake slither around her neck, and John lets a reasonably friendly tarantula crawl up his arm ... It’s done by hand, is quite painful, and is very expensive. We'll take you to a Garden Grove shop that is one of the few places in the US approved by one of the ruling Samoan tattoo families ... John brings in pop culture experts to evaluate the new Godzilla reboot, "Shin Godzilla," which sets the Godzilla story in modern-day Japan .... The story of Bobbi Bratt, a punk rocker from Southern California whose life was cut short by cancer almost thirty years ago.
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