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What Do You Get When You Put A Dodgers Jersey On A Superhuman Japanese Folk Hero? A Library Card!

The L.A. Public Library issued new art cards that feature a painting of a Japanese folklore character by artist Gajin Fujita, who grew up going to his public library in Boyle Heights. Listen to the radio version here.


A Bittersweet Goodbye For Long Beach Poly Music Teacher Who Transformed Students' Lives

'Dismal' was the first description Andy Osman heard about a high school music program that he went on to take to national acclaim. A cancer diagnosis has cut short his 36-year career. The school renamed the auditorium Osman. Listen to the radio version here.


Mourners Mark One-Year Anniversary Of Fatal Shooting Of Trader Joe’s Manager

Friends, family and co-workers turned out Sunday to pay tribute to Melyda Corado, an assistant manager at Trader Joe's who was fatally shot during a police standoff outside the chain's Silver Lake store a year ago.