By Chris Keller & Aaron Mendelson | Updated January 5, 2018
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By Aaron Mendelson | June 19, 2018
The California Lottery is minting money. This year, revenues will soar to $6.9 billion. That should be good news for the state’s schools, the lottery's only beneficiary. Yet even as ticket sales have skyrocketed, California schools aren’t seeing much of a return on that investment. A KPCC/LAist investigation found contributions to education by the lottery are essentially unchanged from 12 years ago, even though revenues are up by billions.
By Aaron Mendelson & Mary Plummer | August 23, 2017
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti — a longtime critic of big money in local politics — has set a surprising city record requesting large contributions, using a little-known and largely unregulated process called “behested payments,” KPCC has found. Since his election as mayor, records show Garcetti has used the mechanism to raise $31.9 million in large donations.
By KPCC Staff | May 14, 2017
San Bernardino County is the largest geographic county in the U.S. Law enforcement serves more than 2 million people. Yet, officials made little public about officer shootings. At a time of a national debate, KPCC wanted to uncover facts.
By KPCC Staff | Nov. 10, 2015
As KPCC set out to analyze how often on-duty police officers and sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles County shot another person, one thing became clear: This isn't data you can simply look up. So KPCC analyzed district attorney summaries of ...
By Aaron Mendelson | November 27, 2017
Californians purchased 17,226 firearms in the week after the Las Vegas shooting, according to data obtained by KPCC from the California Bureau of Firearms. That was a 12 percent jump from the previous week, but represented only the fifth highest week of gun sales this year. After the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last year, firearms sales jumped 45 percent the following week in California, setting the highest weekly total of the year to that point.
By Annie Gilbertson & Aaron Mendelson | August 17, 2017
Police in California shot at or used force against black people last year at triple the rate relative to their portion of the population, according to a first ever report on use of force released Thursday afternoon by the state Department of Justice.
By Aaron Mendelson | August 17, 2017
Colorado and Washington saw vehicle searches by police officers fall dramatically after legalizing marijuana — a trend that could have implications in California, where voters legalized recreational pot last November.
By Aaron Mendelson | August 17, 2017
The civilian body that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department this week announced it plans to roll back the department’s prohibition on the release of body worn camera video, a move police reform activists have been lobbying for ever since officers started wearing cameras last year.
By Deepa Fernandes, Mae Ryan & Eric Zassenhaus | Dec. 12, 2013
Two hundred thirty three inmates gave birth while incarcerated in California’s prison system in 2011 and 2012, the most recent data available. Most were back in shackles two days later, their infants off to live with relatives or foster parents. ...
By Aaron Mendelson | Mar. 31, 2015
Since 2014, all ten University of California campuses have been equipped with the devices, called LRADs for short. They double as a powerful megaphone and UC San Francisco, Berkeley and UCLA have all used them to make announcements. Of the ten ...
By Chris Keller | Jun. 16, 2014
It's been 20 years since O.J. Simpson led police on an infamous low-speed chase in a white Bronco, when he was suspected of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman. (He was famously acquitted the following year.) ...
By Chris Keller and Lauren Osen | Feb. 11, 2013
This database shows the more than 300 commercial bus companies legally operating in California, beginning with those on the so-called watch list, which are noted by the "further monitoring" designation, and whether the DOT has issued a "violation", ...
By Jon White, Bryan Ricker & Chris Keller | Jul. 19, 2013
Fire Tracker, KPCC's tool for following & researching California wildfires, contains fire information displayed by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection -- also known as CalFire -- which protects more than 31 million acres of ...
By Nuran Alteir | Jan. 07, 2014
After several scandal-plagued years that included investigations into Sheriff's department hiring practices, personnel probes, and an FBI probe into deputy-monitored jails, the embattled sheriff has told the L.A. County Board of Supervisors and the ...
By Erika Aguilar & Chris Keller | May. 22, 2013
This infographic takes a By The Numbers look at the LAPD's Air Support Division and its helicopter fleet.
By Wendy Lee & Chris Keller | Dec. 22, 2012
The state processed more applications to buy guns in 2012 -- in excess of 800,000 -- than at any time since the California Department of Justice began its current regimen of record-keeping in 1991, according to DOJ data. Moreover, the number of ...
By Frank Stoltze & Chris Keller | Dec. 20, 2012
This charts shows how California gun laws compare to those on the federal books.
By Kim Bui & Chris Keller | Oct. 02, 2012
This map shows which intersections the city considers dangerous, and those designated as hazardous by our audience. Please submit your own hazardous intersection, and other locations you believe are the most dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists.
By Chris Keller and KPCC staff | Feb. 07, 2013
This curated timeline tracks key events from the life of murder suspect 33-year-old Christopher Dorner, as well as events from the last week, including the shooting deaths of a couple in Irvine and the manhunt following two shooting incidents over ...
By Mike Roe | Jan. 20, 2016
Who will take home the coveted Oscars for best picture, director, actor and actress and supporting actor and actress at the 2016 Academy Awards?
By Kim Bui, Ian Hill & Chris Keller | Dec. 06, 2012
The California accent. In pop culture, it's one of a few things: The long, slow drawl of the surfer, or how a valley girl ends her sentences, or the slang of East L.A. But c'mon, Californians don't really have an accent or dialect. Right?
By Eric Zassenhaus | Jan. 07, 2013
This timelines shows key dates in the life of Huell Howser -- the longtime California TV personality and host of "California's Gold."
By Aaron Mendelson & Jill Replogle | December 5, 2017
KPCC found publicly-funded affordable housing developments in Los Angeles County have overwhelmingly been built in L.A.’s very poorest neighborhoods.
By Aaron Mendelson & Jill Replogle | December 5, 2017
While California prepares to open the doors to the recreational cannabis industry in 2018, only one of Orange County’s 34 cities, Santa Ana, plans to allow for retail cannabis shops. And no marijuana-related businesses are allowed on unincorporated county land.
By Aaron Mendelson | March 15, 2017
Californians bought guns at a blazing-fast pace in 2016, setting a record for the most guns ever sold in the state with 1.3 million. It was the first year Californians had ever purchased more than a million firearms.
By Ben Bergman, Kristen Lepore, Ashley Alvarado, Eric Zassenhaus & Chris Keller | Apr. 17, 2014
Rising rents and short supply have Angelenos weighing their choices.
By Aaron Mendelson | Feb. 27, 2015
For the first time in decades, city centers aren't losing out to suburbs when it comes to job growth; they're powering it. It's happening in lots of cities all across the country — but not in Los Angeles. A report by the think tank City Observatory, ...
By Machiko Yasuda and Chris Keller | Apr. 04, 2013
We map downtown development projects by status and type.
By Chris Keller | Sep. 13, 2013
This chart shows the last 10 years of Los Angeles County employment data from the California Employment Development Department, arranged by sector. At a glance, it reveals which sectors provided the largest portion of jobs. When each sector is ...
By Aaron Mendelson & Kyle Stokes | November 2, 2016
Californians are used to seeing outside groups — from oil and business interests to environmental and labor groups — spend millions of dollars in hopes of swaying state legislative races. But in 2016, another sector came on the scene and surpassed them all: charter school advocates.
By Chris Keller | May. 07, 2015
The Los Angeles Unified School District requires students, starting with the Class of 2017, to successfully complete a slate of college preparation courses before they graduate. The course load called "A-G” may prevent half of students from ...
By Chris Keller | Feb. 05, 2015
A parent-led movement to stop vaccinations is showing up in schools. This user-friendly database shows 2014-15 vaccination exemption rates for incoming kindergartners at schools in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, ...
By Annie Gilbertson & Chris Keller | Aug. 29, 2014
Emails obtained by KPCC through a public records request show Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy directed his staff to figure out how to incorporate Pearson PLC's software into the school system's plan to transition to the ...
By Chris Keller | Dec. 02, 2014
Los Angeles Unified School District has been under fire over its iPad program, which launched last school year with the aim of giving every student and teacher a personal tablet. The district chose Apple and textbook publisher Pearson to provide the ...
By Deepa Fernandes, Maya Sugarman, Jon White & Sean Dillingham | Jan. 17, 2013
Ruby is among a growing number of Los Angeles children whose parents are choosing to place them in immersion schools not to learn English, but to learn a foreign language—sometimes one that isn’t spoken at home. In her case, it’s the Spanish ...
By Annie Gilbertson, Claire Withycombe & Chris Keller | Jun. 20, 2014
The Los Angeles Unified School District gets $6.8 billion to educate its 650,000 students, plus another $5.2 billion to build and maintain schools, provide adult education and service debts. This data set shows how administrators plan to spend the ...
By Emmanuel Martinez, Evelyn Larrubia and Chris Keller | Aug. 29, 2013
Results released Thursday show California schools dropped two points over 2012, but the Los Angeles Unified School District bucked the trend, according to the state Department of Education. L.A. Unified - the state's largest district - jumped three ...
By Chris Keller & Evelyn Larrubia | Apr. 10, 2013
A slightly smaller percentage of California students dropped out of high school last year than during the 2010-2011 school year -- 4% vs 4.2% -- according to data released by the California Department of Education on Tuesday. School districts in Los ...
By Chris Keller | Jan. 17, 2013
Los Angeles County leads the state in the number of schools that offer bilingual education starting in kindergarten—in part, advocates and others said, because of its multicultural population. Bilingual schools have quietly built a fan-base, ...
By Vanessa Romo & Chris Keller | Dec. 13, 2012
Search school districts in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino or Ventura county to see those that have issued a Capital Appreciation Bond since 2007.
By Aaron Mendelson | October 20, 2017
This summer, the first since the state's record winter rains, posed a test for communities: Now that the pressure's off, can they keep saving water? The answer depends on where you ask the question.
By Chris Keller & Aaron Mendelson | Feb. 5, 2016
A strong El Niño climate pattern is on its way to California, and might bring with it some much-needed rain. But that precipitation could be a double-edged sword, raising the possibility of flooding in a state struggling with drought.
By Sanden Totten & Chris Keller | Sep. 09, 2015
An El Niño occurs when water in a large swath of the Pacific Ocean along the equator heats up more than average. This is measured by looking at sea surface temperature anomalies, or fluctuations in ocean temperature, in key parts of the ocean. One ...
By Aaron Mendelson & Chris Keller | Feb. 01, 2014
In order to achieve a 25 percent reduction in water use statewide, the State Water Resources Control Board approved water use reduction targets for each urban water agency in the state. This application charts each agency's progress toward meeting ...
By Aaron Mendelson | Oct. 15, 2015
A strong El Niño climate pattern is on its way to Southern California, and might bring with it some much-needed rain. But that precipitation could be a double-edged sword, raising the possibility of flooding in a region struggling with drought. ...
By KPCC Staff | Mar. 14, 2015
The natural world in Southern California has been changing: Summers have been hotter; winters, warmer and drier; ocean temperatures are higher, drawing sea life usually seen in the tropics. Are these examples of climate change? Natural variability? ...
By Aaron Mendelson | Jul. 25, 2015
When the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power screws up, they have to pay up. If a water main bursts and floods your car, power surge fries your TV, or vehicle runs over a family member, the LADWP could be on the hook for damages to you or your ...
By Aaron Mendelson | Dec. 09, 2015
Several of those districts are in Southern California, and many are on track to miss their conservation targets because they didn't cut enough over the summer.
By Aaron Mendelson | May. 07, 2015
California is in the fourth year of a historic drought, with no end in sight. This week, the State Water Resources Control Board approved the first-ever mandatory restrictions on local water agencies. Many eyes have turned to the manicured lawns, ...
By Chris Keller | Aug. 27, 2014
When 2009's Station Fire began burning in the Angeles National Forest few knew how destructive it would become. Seven weeks after it began, two firefighters were dead, scores of houses destroyed, and more than 160,000 acres charred. That's about 250 ...
By Aaron Mendelson | Jul. 28, 2015
KPCC obtained comparable water use data for 40 officials in Southern California. They set policy for some of the heaviest using water districts in the region — from Calabasas to the Coachella Valley. These are the places where the State Water ...
By KPCC Staff | Jun. 07, 2013
This summer, KPCC reporters explore the ecology, economy and culture of Southern California's beaches and coast. We'll consider the challenges facing the coastal area, the research that's influencing how we take care of it, and the personalities who ...
By Molly Peterson, Denise-Marie Guerra & Chris Keller | Jul. 14, 2014
Since 2008, local water agencies have been trying to get homeowners to rip out their lawns by offering cash incentives for grass removal. According to KPCC estimates and an analysis of state property records, there is roughly 5.5 billion square feet ...
By Molly Peterson, Francine Rios & Chris Keller | Feb. 28, 2014
In January Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in California and asked state residents to voluntarily cut water usage by 20 percent. We gathered data on water restrictions from city and water agency websites served by the Metropolitan ...
By Jon White, Bryan Ricker & Chris Keller | Jan. 15, 2014
Earthquake Tracker is KPCC's tool for following & researching California earthquakes.
By Chris Keller | Mar. 13, 2014
An explosion in East Harlem that killed at least seven people on Wednesday morning and injured dozens more is believed to have been caused by a natural gas leak. Con Edison officials said they received reports of a gas odor shortly before the ...
By Meghan McCarty & Chris Keller | Oct. 28, 2013
Nov. 5, 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, the legendary civil engineering project that starts about 4,000 feet above sea level in the Eastern Sierra Nevada and brings water down a steady, gradual slope ...
By Sanden Totten | Sep. 14, 2015
Even if California gets heavy El Niño rains this winter, the current drought has delivered a wake-up call to state leaders. The message? Our current water habits are unsustainable.
By Machiko Yasuda | Feb. 26, 2013
We mapped all of the cities and jurisidictions within Southern California (as defined as LA, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura Counties) that have banned or have passed ordinances on carry-out single-use plastic bags at grocery stores ...
By Kevin Ferguson, Mark Pampanin, Collin Campbell & Chris Keller | Jul. 27, 2015
View the dark, brooding and mysterious locations of True Detective, as discovered by Southern California Public Radio.
By Sean Dillingham & Mike Roe | Mar. 10, 2015
It's March, which means it's time for KPCC's third annual Public Radio Bracket Madness — the bracket poll in which we ask you to pick your favorite public radio shows!
By Aaron Mendelson | Jul. 23, 2015
Homelessness is on the rise in Los Angeles County, up 12 percent in the last two years. And more and more homeless people are sleeping in vehicles, including RVs and campers. Every two years, voulunteers at the Los Angeles Homeless Services ...
By Evie Liu, Kristen Lepore & Danielle Tarasiuk | Aug. 26, 2014
Let's pretend Venture capitalist Tim Draper's plan to split California into six states is approved. Now what? Do you move? Do you stay? How do you find your people? What are the perks of living in flashy West California versus, say, techie Silicon ...
By Chris Keller | May. 30, 2014
The NBA has learned that Shelly Sterling and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer reached an agreement on the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers for a reported $2 billion. The chart below—which does not include the reported Clippers deal—plots the ...
By Chris Keller | Apr. 29, 2014
KPCC aggregated public comments and reactions from all 30 NBA organizations – many from the owners themselves – who unanimously voiced their support Tuesday for league Commissioner Adam Silver's decision to ban and fine LA Clippers owner Donald ...
By José Martinez, Ashley Alvarado & Chris Keller | May. 27, 2013
KPCC wants to know: Where do you go to get away from it all? Is there a favorite park or hiking trail? Maybe you prefer an empty museum or quiet garden. Tell KPCC and help us map the best places to escape.
By Maya Sugarman & Chris Keller | Jan. 02, 2014
KPCC found some of the more iconic images of damage from the devastating Northridge earthquake of 1994 and wondered what was rebuilt and what was changed. Photographer Maya Sugarman spent weeks looking for the original sites and reproducing the ...
By Ashley Alvarado & Chris Keller | Apr. 24, 2013
What is the proper terminology for an immigrant in the country illegally? That's a question that has stirred discussion among journalists, policy makers and others who have an interest in the debate over immigration — or who simply want an accurate, ...
By Sharon McNary, Frank Stoltze, Zusha Elinson, Joanna Lin, Robert Salladay, Paul Glickman, Chris Keller | Feb. 05, 2013
On Jan. 31, the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles released the confidential personnel files of more than 128 Catholic priests, providing further details as to how archdiocesan leaders addressed decades of sex abuse claims. We present the files ...
By Karen Foshay, Benjamin Brayfield, Jon White & Eric Zassenhaus | Jun. 17, 2014
Doctors profit in the OR, but at whose expense?
By Evie Liu & Chris Keller | Jul. 11, 2014
Since June this year, cases of pertussis—or whooping cough—in California have reached epidemic proportions in California, according to the state Department of Public Health. An epidemic is the occurrence of more cases of disease than expected in a ...
By Chris Keller | May. 30, 2013
KPCC has created this searchable database that will allow you to compare the average charge for the 100 most frequently billed procedures paid under Medicare in 2011, which you can view by hospital or as a statewide average. It's based on data ...
By Chris Keller | Oct. 03, 2013
After years of failed attempts, California is close to becoming the tenth U.S. state to let unauthorized immigrants apply for driver's licenses. This map shows the status of similar laws throughout the country.
By Aaron Mendelson | December 28, 2017
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has left the door open to a possible 2020 presidential bid. His involvement in the launch of three little-noticed groups provides further evidence that he's stepping on to the national stage and considering a run for the White House.
By Aaron Mendelson | November 7, 2017; count updates daily
Trump hasn't set foot in the Golden State since taking office, a notable break from the travel patterns of his predecessors. George W. Bush visited the state after 129 days. And Barack Obama visited California after just 57 days in office. In fact, every president since at least Jimmy Carter has found time to visit California in his first six months. Every president, that is, except Trump.
By Aaron Mendelson | June 7, 2017
Jimmy Gomez beat Robert Lee Ahn in the 34th Congressional District runoff to win a seat vacated by Xavier Becerra. Gomez trounced Ahn by putting up big margins at precincts in East Los Angeles and Northeast Los Angeles. Ahn had strong support in Koreatown, but struggled in precincts east of Alameda Street. Explore the election's precinct-level, semi-official results below.
By Aaron Mendelson & Kyle Stokes | June 7, 2017
Outside groups are spending money at unheard of levels on this year's Los Angeles Unified School board race. Meanwhile, city council races and a citywide ballot measure on police oversight are attracting more modest sums, according to campaign finance reports filed today.
By Aaron Mendelson | December 7, 2016
As California's state legislators began a new session this week, data shows the 120-member Legislature is far more male and white than the state it represents. The new Legislature will have fewer female lawmakers than any since the early 1990s. And the proportion of Latinos in the statehouse lags far behind the state's demographics.
By Aaron Mendelson | October 31, 2016
As election day draws near, campaign mailers are blanketing mailboxes all over California. While snail mail might not seem like the most sophisticated way to win an election, the depth of the strategy behind those mailers might surprise you.
By Aaron Mendelson | August 31, 2016
Most governments in California are complying with a new law that requires them to post catalogs of the types of data they collect from the public, a review conducted this week concludes. But many, including several Southern California cities, haven't yet shared the required information.
By Brian Frank & Chris Keller | Mar. 02, 2015
See who's appearing on the ticket on March 3, and find out more about the candidates running in your district.
By Aaron Mendelson | Sep. 10, 2015
In recent years, the city has received record numbers of complaints about graffiti from citizens—more than 120,000 in 2014, a number 2015 is on pace to top.
By Aaron Mendelson | Aug. 17, 2015
Cleaning graffiti from the streets of Los Angeles is an endless task. Specialized graffiti abatement crews blast it away with water, chemically treat it, and paint over miles of marred surfaces. In the first month of 2015 alone, crews cleaned away ...
By Shana Daloria & KPCC Staff | Nov. 20, 2014
California is home to nearly one-fourth of the immigrants who are living in the United States without legal status. So a broader temporary legalization plan will have a wide-ranging effect in the state. Here are statements from the California ...
By KQED, Capital Public Radio, & KPCC staff | Jan. 05, 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his inaugural address this morning, signaling initiatives for the upcoming legislative year. During the address he outlined his vision for the state on a number of topics, including education, health care, the environment ...
By Brian Frank & Chris Keller | Oct. 22, 2014
California voters will decide on six statewide ballot measures on November 4. We’ve put together a series of FAQs to help you understand what each one means for the state, who’s behind it and how much money’s being spent to support or defeat it at ...
By Karen Foshay & Chris Keller | Dec. 20, 2013
The FBI is investigating what happened to $2.7 million the Central Basin Municipal Water District put into a trust fund to create an environmental impact report for a water storage project. The money has also been the subject of questions from one ...
By Eric Zassenhaus & Chris Keller | Dec. 04, 2013
Enter your address or use your location to find your Congressional representative, view biographical information and read past coverage from KPCC.
By Aaron Mendelson | Jun. 24, 2015
Cities and counties are increasingly embracing "open data", launching sites that allow residents to explore and download government information—but costs of those data portals can vary significantly, a KPCC analysis of contracts found.
By Julie Small & Chris Keller | May. 29, 2013
California already has some of the most stringent gun laws in the country, but this session of the Legislature has seen the introduction of numerous bills intended to tighten loopholes and further restrict access to weapons and ammunition. This ...
By Kitty Felde, Brian Frank & Chris Keller | Oct. 04, 2013
The federal government is shut down. What about the office of your member of Congress? It's up to each lawmaker, with guidance from either the Senate counsel or the House Administration Committee. Democrat Barbara Boxer says Senators were advised to ...
By Eric Zassenhaus, Oscar Garza, Alice Walton & Chris Keller | Jan. 25, 2013
With the 2013 L.A. mayoral election down to two candidates, politicians and organizations are throwing their weight behind Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti, the remaining candidates. Below is a listing of the endorsements so far.
By Chris Keller | Apr. 04, 2013
Did you vote today? Good for you! Please tell us about it. KPCC wants to collect voter experiences this Election Day, map them and share them with our audience. Please take a moment to input your experience.
By Chris Keller | May. 22, 2013
Eric Garcetti rode a wave of support in central Los Angeles to win election Tuesday as the successor to Antonio Villaraigosa as mayor of the nation’s second largest city, beating City Controller Wendy Greuel 54 to 46 percent. How did the vote break ...
By Chris Keller | Sep. 09, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed about 12 percent of the bills passed by the state legislature in 2012, the second lowest veto percentage since 1996 when then-Governor Pete Wilson vetoed just under 9 percent of the bills that came across his desk, according ...
By KPCC Staff | Aug. 30, 2013
Congress is out of session until September 9th, but that hasn't stopped lawmakers — including many Californians — from weighing in on whether the U.S. should get involved militarily in Syria following allegations of a chemical weapons attack against ...
By Chris Keller | May. 22, 2013
Only about 19 percent of registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday's LA's mayoral runoff election, choosing Eric Garcetti to succeed Antonio Villaraigosa as mayor of the nation’s second largest city, unofficial results from the Los Angeles City ...
By Adam DePrice, Schuyler Duveen, John Keefe, Louise Ma, Steven Melendez, Glenn Mohre, Kim Bui & Sean Dillingham | Nov. 06, 2012
Track election night results using this application.
By Chris Keller | May. 20, 2013
In advance of Los Angeles' 2013 mayoral election Tuesday, the L.A. Times analyzed voter turnout dating back to 1913 and found that L.A.'s Election Day malaise stretches back decades. This chart shows voter turnout dating back to 1913 and is based ...
By Frank Stoltze, Eric Zassenhaus & Chris Keller | May. 06, 2013
The charts below illustrate the rising cost of pensions in the city of Los Angeles. The city has three pension funds: The LA City Employee Retirement System (LACERS), the LA Fire and Police Pension Fund (LAFPP) and the Water and Power Employees' ...
By Sharon McNary & Chris Keller | May. 10, 2013
As the March 5 city election gets closer, candidates are required to file campaign finance reports more frequently. In reports submitted Thursday — covering just the first 19 days in January — City Controller Wendy Greuel collected more than fellow ...
By KPCC Staff & Chris Keller | Apr. 24, 2013
We're collecting your thoughts and feelings about what the new mayor should make his or her first priority when taking office.
By Jose Luis Jiménez and Machiko Yasuda | Mar. 26, 2013
Here are some of the major issues discussed by the Supreme Court during its hearing on Proposition 8.
By Eric Zassenhaus & Chris Keller | Jan. 17, 2013
In an effort to provide a resource for KPCC listeners, we have compiled this database of local volunteer opportunities, nonprofit organizations and charities. Use the database below to search these organizations to learn of their needs. Are there ...
By Eric Zassenhaus, Nick Roman & Chris Keller | Dec. 06, 2012
This holiday season, we asked KPCC listeners where they volunteer during the holidays, and what opportunities our audience should know about. Use the database below to search for volunteer and charitable opportunities this holiday season.
By Chris Keller | Jan. 11, 2013
The icons show the lowest Southern California temperatures recorded at National Weather Service stations. Click an icon to view information about the temperature, dates recorded and station elevation.
By Kim Bui, Ian Hill & Chris Keller | Nov. 09, 2012
Web map showing where local veterans served.
By Monica Luhar | Oct. 03, 2013
Vin Scully joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950. Though he's taken on network assignments and even hosted game shows, he's always been the voice of the Dodgers. And Scully recently announced he will return next year for a 65th season announcing ...
By Aaron Mendelson | May 2, 2017
As the economy has picked up since 2009, more trucks have been on the roads. That's meant more big truck collisions, which have an outsized cost, both financially and in terms of human life. Not only have their numbers jumped, but the share of all collisions that involve a big truck has been on the rise. That's what these charts show. While you can see broad similarities between many counties, each graph tells its own story.
By Meghan McCarty Carino & Aaron Mendelson | May 2, 2017
In 2009, truck collisions hit a historic low, making up just 4.8 percent of all crashes in the state. That number steadily climbed to 5.6 percent by 2014, the most recent year data is available, when there were 22,137 such collisions in California.
By Aaron Mendelson | April 20, 2017
Numbers released thus far show that the L.A. county transit agency has a way to go before reaching its mid-summer goal to have two rides every day for each of its 800 bikes. On March 31st, the most recent day for which data is available, each bike was at less than half that figure.
By Aaron Mendelson | Feb. 19, 2015
Data covering tens of millions of stops by Metro buses shows that some bus lines are chronically late, while others regularly pull away from stops on time. The gif below shows the lines that are behind schedule most often (those are in orange) and ...
By Aaron Mendelson | Feb. 19, 2015
Metro has moved to expand its rail system in recent years, building new stations and a new line. Further expansion is already under construction. So just how timely are Metro's trains? It depends on the line, according to data covering more than 2.2 ...
By Aaron Mendelson | Apr. 10, 2015
The city's bike network has been growing at a rapid clip for a decade, according to data the Los Angeles Department of Transportation provided KPCC. But gaps remain.
By Chris Keller | May. 07, 2013
The California Public Utilities Commission regulates passenger carrier companies operating with the state, such as limousine companies, airport shuttles, charter and scheduled bus operators. Here is a searchable, sortable table of these companies ...
By Evie Liu & Chris Keller | Jun. 25, 2014
Hunting for—and failing to find—a parking spot is one of the things we Angelenos share. And it's one of the things we hate about living here: We know to allow an extra 15 minutes if we don't have a designated spot and want to come close to being on ...
By Sanden Totten, Brian Frank & Chris Keller | Jun. 21, 2013
California has more than 24,000 bridges. Many are classified as "Structurally Deficient", "Functionally Obsolete" or "Fracture Critical". These ominous-sounding terms are part of the Federal Highway Administration's National Bridge Inspection ...