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The Awesomeness of Off-Ramp

Published March 22, 2017 at 3:24 PM PDT
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KPCC's John Rabe and crime writer Denise Hamilton outside the shuttered Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood.
John Rabe
KPCC's John Rabe and crime writer Denise Hamilton outside the shuttered Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood.

Here's a sample from the last year, to remind you why Off-Ramp is unparalleled in bringing you the people, places, and ideas that make Southern California a great place to live ... and worth supporting at kpcc.org!

While I can't deny that I never learned to respect the product Chuck Barris offered, I learned to respect the man. He was an intelligent, kind gentleman. And, what the hell, he did write the song "Palisades Park."
70 years ago, the first organized wheelchair basketball team, made up of paralyzed World War 2 vets, hit the gym floor in Norco.
On the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, LA City Archivist Michael Holland tells us the story of Mayor Fletcher Bowron's support for the criminal mistreatment of his city's Japanese-American citizens.
Dennis Dragon - who produced The Captain and Tennille! - hit it big with "My Beach" and "My Wave" in 1976, tongue-in-cheek takes on surf and turf wars.
The Formosa Cafe has closed after 90+ years of being a Who's Who of Hollywood history. With luck, a responsible owner will rehab it. Until then, we have the fiction and the movies it was a touchstone for.
Gabriel was 66 when he died at home this past Sunday. KPCC's education correspondent remembers the star for who he was: the greatest songwriter of his generation.
Off-Ramp's Rosalie Atkinson's letter of gratitude to legendary songwriter and performer Leon Russell, who died Sunday at 74.
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