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May the Force be With You

The Star Wars convention is taking place in Los Angeles this week. KPCC Board Operator Dale Hoppert tells us he has a small place in Star Wars history.

To Seed or Not to Seed

KPCC's Molly Peterson reports on the city's efforts to bring back the vegetation at Griffith Park after the fire.

Inner-City Academic Athletes

Los Angeles Magazine writer Jesse Katz followed Jordan High School to the Academic Decathlon. There was no storybook ending but their journey says a lot about the state of the LAUSD.

Smells like Smog

Kate Sullivan says it's great that kids will grow up knowing what blue skies really look like. But LA Weekly's music editor also laments that those kids won't be able to relate to songs inspired by LA smog.

Reporter's Roundtable

KPCC reporter Frank Stoltze sheds light on the investigation of the May Day melee.
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Note from Off-Ramp

Wildfires attacked two beloved Southern California oasis this week - Griffith Park and Catalina Island - and once again we have to adjust to seeing ash and char instead of plants and calm.
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The Observatory Revisited

John Rabe treks up to the Observatory with Councilman Tom LaBonge as firefighters were putting out the flames consuming Griffith Park.
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Like a Phoenix

The hills of Griffith Park are charred and bald but environmentalist Dan Cooper says the shrubs, birds and animals will return.

The Dark Patron of Griffith Park

Mike Eberts, author of Griffith Park: A Centennial History says the Colonel Griffith Jenkins Griffith was a man of towering virtues and cavernous faults.

Reporting in Flames

KFWB's veteran radio reporter Pete Demetriou remembers wildfires past and tells how he reports the complicated story on the air.