A Trial Junkie - Off-Ramp for April 21, 2012

Trial Junkie Linda Jay

Mom, activist, and LA trial junkie

South LA's Linda Jay on witnessing LA’s most heated trials and how soon, she hopes to get her own justice.
Bottega Louie

Eat LA asks: Why are restaurants so noisy?

And so it goes at many LA restaurants and bars. The food’s good, the décor is smashing, but the noise level is on par with Runway 24 at LAX.

Post Mortem on Pacific Standard Time

The body is still warm - there are still a couple exhibits ongoing - but Pacific Standard Time wrapped up at the end of March, so Off-Ramp host John Rabe chats with the Getty's Deborah Marrow about whether it worked.

Navigating Downtown LA with kids

Off-Ramp commentator Jon Regardie says you don’t have to make your own fun downtown. There’s a lot for kids, as long as you don’t expect it to be a bubble-wrapped suburban playground.

Secrets under LA's 7th Street Bridge

Most of the bridges that cross the LA River are your standard single-deck bridge. They might be pretty to look at, but one of the bridges has a secret world beneath it, and there's a plan, at least, to open it up to the public.
Mercer 7793

Marc Haefele: Mark Twain autobio a "magnificent browse"

The first volume of Mark Twain's autobiography - embargoed by Twin himself for a century - isn't especially revalatory, says Off-Ramp commentator Marc Haefele, but it's a worthwhile book.
If you drive the Harbor Freeway, you've seen Julie Gigante, the LA Chamber Orchestra violinist. You can't miss her. She's eight stories high. She's one of the most prominent LACO members depicted in Kent Twitchell's mural, "Harbor Freeway Overture," which was begun twenty years ago. Gigante is still with LACO, and until just the other day when she talked with Off-Ramp host John Rabe, hadn't stood at the foot on the mural. Rabe also talked with Twitchell, who is still proud of his monument to the musical artists.
Trayvon Martin Rally in Downtown LA

Three KPCC reporters share stories of "driving while black"

Black reporters in KPCC’s newsroom share the advice their parents gave them and their personal experiences with overt or covert racism in America.
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