"Disaster! Very, very, very scared!" Off-Ramp for January 11, 2014, marks Northridge 20th

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KPCC's Patt Morrison writes with a commentary on earthquakes, the weather, the Los Angeles riots of 1992 and how the rest of the America looks at California.

PHOTOS: LA County Sheriffs through the years

Commentator Marc Haefele considers Sheriff Baca's odd and sudden departure, and we look at other colorful sheriffs in LA County's past.
Joe Sauer has reason to remember the Northridge Earthquake of Jan. 17, 1994: The epicenter was literally close to home.
Prison Arts - 12
California state senator Ted Lieu is among a group of lawmakers and arts advocates hoping to resurrect arts education programming at California prisons.
Humorist Dylan Brody broods about a freelance job to "write a viral video." Who knew you could take something as natural as viral spread and turn it into something sick?
Singer Larry Davis, 74, closes his eyes at Miles Recording and Mix as he records the followup to "Close Your Eyes."

Larry Davis: tears in his beer led to singing career

Larry Davis's story proves F. Scott Fitzgerald was drunk when he said, "There are no second acts in American lives." Davis recorded his first album after he retired; he's working on the second.
In less than three years, Tony Yanow opened two successful bars and a brewery in Los Angeles, a town that's traditionally been a wasteland of beer culture.
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