• the la you may not know Feb 11, 2020

    The LA You May Not Know: Oddities on the Walk of Fame

    The Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of LA’s most famous attractions, a favorite for tourists. Among the hundreds of famous stars are more than a few peculiar entries. There are a number of stars for fictional characters we know from cartoons, TV and comic strips, as well as dogs, astronauts and even two presidents.  In a couple of...

  • the la you may not know Jul 13, 2019

    The LA You May Not Know: Los Angeles' Street Lights

    Look up and really take note of the variety of lights lining our streets. Have you ever noticed the dragons helping to hold up the lamps on Olympic Boulevard?

  • Christmas Nov 23, 2018

    The LA You May Not Know: The Hollywood Christmas Parade

    The annual Hollywood Christmas Parade has been a timeless celebration families enjoy in Tinseltown. It’s been a Hollywood tradition since the days of silent pictures....


    Started by a future Los Angeles City Council Supervisor, the Hollywood Christmas Parade showcases Hollywood history, local schools, and TV celebrities (not to mention Saint Nick himself) as it kicks off the gift giving...

  • Gardena Nov 16, 2018

    The LA You May Not Know: Gardena, the Poker Capital of the World

    Believe it or not, there was a time when for many poker players, the heart of the poker universe was right here in Gardena, California. Story hosted by Sydney Kalich and produced by Patrick Campbell.

  • Patrick Campbell Sep 14, 2018

    The LA You May Not Know: Oil in Los Angeles

    It’s ironic that Jed Clampett and the rest of the Beverly Hillbillies discovered oil back east and then moved to Southern California. because there’s plenty of oil here right under our feet — even in Beverly Hills.

  • Patrick Campbell Sep 14, 2018

    The LA You May Not Know: Oil Fields of LA

    When you think of Los Angeles, you probably don’t think of drilling oil. But a century ago — like the movies — it was a growing industry all over LA. In fact, the LA area sits on the largest urban oil field in the country. Find out how it all began in historic Santa Paula. Story hosted by Jaysha Patel...

  • the la you may not know May 10, 2018

    The LA You May Not Know: LA's Unique Architecture

    Los Angeles’ growth in the early twentieth century coincided with the popularity of the automobile. An interesting off shoot of that was the number of buildings or structures that were designed to catch the eye of a passing motorist. Some businesses used the shape of their building to promote their product (think Randy’s Donuts). This became known as Programmatic architecture...

  • Los Angeles Mar 10, 2018

    The LA You May Not Know: Great Views

    You’ve seen them in the postcard racks at the souvenir store – great pictures of LA views! Maybe you’ve wondered, ‘where was that picture taken?’ Well, come along with The LA You May Not Know and check out some great spots to get fabulous views of our beautiful city (and maybe a few you didn’t think of). Zinnia Maldonado hosts...

  • Los Angeles Feb 15, 2018

    The LA You May Not Know: LA's Neon Signs

    Neon signs have been Illuminating Los Angeles nights since the late 1920s. In many ways LA and neon are made for each other. Our car culture and seasonable evenings have us enjoying nighttime LA, making the neon sign an eye-catching way for businesses to get our attention. But LA and neon have not necessarily had the easiest relationship. World War...

  • Los Angeles Feb 15, 2018

    The LA You May Not Know: Sidewalks of Fame

    There’s no question that getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame or being commemorated in cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is a huge honor. But they’re not the only sidewalks in town that pay tribute to those who have the right stuff. Join Carolina Quixano as we search the Southland for sidewalks that salute the best in a...

  • Boyle Heights Feb 15, 2018

    The LA You May Not Know: Mariachi Plaza

    Tucked into the Boyle Heights area is a place rich in culture, music and art that brings together the community of mariachi lovers. Boyle Heights’ Mariachi Plaza has been offering an environment for mariachi musicians and fans since the 1930s. Mariachi derived from western Mexico in the 18th century and has been a strong staple of Mexican culture. The state...

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