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.
It all happens in John's car: Tom Petty's keyboardist, Benmont Tench and his Casio get in the back seat to play a very Off-Rampy song ... Queena Kim conducts a creativity masterclass ... Food writer Russ Parsons brings pie ... Charles Phoenix & Chris Nichols on the joys of getting lost in SoCal ... And Mayor Garcetti challenges John to a backgammon game. (PHOTO: On old off-ramp from the Arroyo Seco Parkway. Credit: John Rabe)
On the second to last episode: an expert on relics, mummies, crypts, and the way we live with death ... KPCC's Matt Bloom looks at the fungal disease killing LA's ficus trees ... The amazing career of Ruth Batchelor: founder of the LA Film Critics Association and songwriter for Elvis ... Lou Adler on the 50th anniversary the Monterey Pop Music Festival ... And Off-Ramp's last producer remembers the first time ever he heard our show. (Image: John Rabe)
We sample astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson's talk last weekend at the Aero Theatre, including his top StarTalk guests ... For Trans Pride: punk singer Drew Arriola Sands, whose career took off after she transitioned ... The California African American Museum's "The Evanesced," inspired by a notorious South LA serial killer, celebrates black women's lives. ... Hank Rosenfeld's card to his late father. We'll hear a poignant Father's Day card from contributor Hank Rosenfeld. Hank plays tape of him and his late father – a World War Two vet and shoe store magnate - driving around their hometown, talking about life.
Brian Henson pays tribute to his dad Jim's bawdier side in "Puppet Up! Uncensored" ... the new book "Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone" ... A restaurant where you're served by our robot overlords ... We talk with the dancing homeless Crenshaw Cowboy by his spaceship ... And rescuing The Formosa Cafe, a piece of Hollywood history. (Photo: Cypress Park, June 2017. John Rabe)
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