Southern California


California's gardens tell an immigrant story

Well-tended lawns and the sound of leaf blowers have a lot to do with California's immigrant roots, and not just ones that stretch south into Latin America. The history of garden work in California stretches further back to the state's striving Japanese immigrant community.


Arts, Culture & Media

Piano Man

Studio 360's Kurt Andersen's brother David Andersen went to L.A. to pursue rock n' roll thirty years ago, but today he's one of the top piano technicians in southern California.

The world's largest solar power plant

California's Mojave Desert is poised to house the world's largest solar power plant. The Blythe Solar Power Project just won clearance from the California Energy Commission. With a capacity of 1,000 megawatts, the facility would churn out power equivalent