New LAist Podcast Explores False Promises In California City
In the southeast corner of Kern County is the Mojave Desert. In that dry landscape there’s a city that looks half built.
There are roads and some houses, but it seems unfinished. That city’s past and present are investigated in a new podcast from KPCC’s LAist Studios, called California City.
Host and reporter Emily Guerin spoke to Valley Public Radio about the podcast and some of what she found. Listen to the interview above to hear Guerin talk about her reporting, what it was like to briefly live in California City, and how even though the real estate practices are suspicious, few have been able to investigate why.