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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.
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Theatricum Botanicum

Every year, nearly 10,000 school kids visit Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum. It's run by Geer's daughter Ellen Geer. John Rabe spent a day watching kids learning about stagecraft.

Passing the Torch

John Rabe talks with Ellen Geer about the Theatricum Botanicum and her father's legacy.