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Los Angeles

  1. water wars
    Kim Kardashian, Have You Considered Spray-painting Your Lawn?Like your friend Rick Caruso.
  2. getting around
    Should It Be Easier to Take Away a Driver’s License?It’s not a right, but we often treat it like one.
  3. getting around
    A Possible Explanation Behind Kylie Jenner’s Extra-Short Private-Jet TripsShe’s (probably) not flying just to the mall.
  4. getting around
    A Bike Lane Built for a Car CrashWhy did L.A.’s 6th Street Bridge turn into just another altar to the automobile?
  5. getting around
    Los Angeles Is Trying to Ban Bike Repair in PublicThe council just advanced an ordinance that would make it illegal to be in public space with bike parts.
  6. early and often
    Rick Caruso, the Mall King Who Would Be L.A.’s MayorTo get an idea of what kind of leader he might be, take a walk through the Grove.
  7. great rooms
    An Op-Art Womb of a Loft In Los AngelesJoseph Giovannini’s extreme home makeover: “Realism is not my deal.”
  8. the unhoused
    The Homeless Shelter Bearing Alex Trebek’s Name Is Finally OpenThe Jeopardy! host was a generous and outspoken advocate for more housing.
  9. getting around
    This Funny Little Fire Engine Is Pro-PedestrianHow rightsizing emergency fleets is safer in more ways than one.
  10. getting around
    Danielle Steel Is in Love With Her BusA woman finds romance in an unexpected place: with a 44-foot vehicle.
  11. the rent is too damn high
    LAPD Wants a Rent Subsidy for Cops“What landlord wouldn’t want a cop living in their complex?”
  12. getting around
    The Electrification Revolution Can Start in Smaller CitiesJust look at California’s Antelope Valley.
  13. adventures in foreclosure
    Good-bye to Flip or FlopWhat if the foreclosure crisis actually rocked?
  14. college towns
    UCLA’s Guaranteed Student Housing Plan Is Fast, Comprehensive, and Worth CopyingThe city should take note.
  15. getting around
    How to Build a Pedestrian Bridge That Doesn’t Get You AnywhereL.A.’s attempt to make car-free connections falls short. But there’s some good news for horses.
  16. buyers and sellers
    Fashion Nova’s CEO Bought ‘the One’ MegamansionHe’s quite a collector of nearly identical homes.
  17. not grate
    Bel Air Down There: L.A.’s Wealthiest Try, Once Again, to Fight a Subway TunnelThe Bel-Air Association hyperventilates over ventilation.
  18. no drilling where we’re living
    L.A. Just Banned Oil Drilling. Now Comes the Hard Part.It’s a real victory. But now, nearly 5,000 wells have to be closed, capped, and cleaned up.
  19. getting around
    L.A. Just Ran (and Ended) the Biggest Free-Transit Experiment in the U.S.Now Metro is using the information from 281 million free bus rides to game out improvements.
  20. vision zero but for cougars
    World’s Largest Wildlife Crossing Is Finally Under Way in Los AngelesA bridge for local mountain lions that’s nearly an acre in size has been in the works for over a decade.
  21. smog
    L.A.’s Backed-up Port Is Shrouding Neighborhoods in Toxic Smog“Now we have ships for 150 miles out, and all that pollution is still going to come here.”
  22. politics
    ‘The Mayor Knew’Eric Garcetti’s top aide was a serial harasser, according to multiple accusers. The mayor, they say, ignored it.
  23. los angeles
    The Many Histories of Julia Morgan’s L.A. Herald Examiner BuildingOf gender, labor, media — and now, renewal.
  24. death becomes her
    A Date With the GraveVisiting the unlikely star of Mountain View Cemetery, a fake gravesite reserved exclusively for Hollywood’s funeral scenes.
  25. that’s no moon
    The Academy Museum’s Orb Is Like When the Trailer Is Better Than the MovieBursting Renzo Piano’s big L.A. bubble.
  26. throwing shade
    Here’s How Hard Los Angeles Has Made It to Install a Bus ShelterA new design for a tiny sunshade is about the best anyone can do.
  27. block blast
    ‘I Saw My Best Friend, All Covered in Black, and Her Face Was Red With Blood’After the LAPD fireworks explosion, this South L.A. resident is demanding answers.
  28. beach house
    Even a Starchitect’s Homeless Housing Project Won’t Sway Venice Beach NIMBYs“What they are working towards is a de facto gated beach community.”
  29. encounter
    The Man Behind L.A.’s MegamansionsRamtin Ray Nosrati is a developer for our new Gilded Age.
  30. deliciousness
    NYC Is About to Add 4,000 Street Vendors. Los Angeles Has Ideas to Borrow.More communal kitchens, more permit options, more flexibility on the streets.
  31. street view
    How a Denser Los Angeles Can Still Look Like Los AngelesWhere the neighbors don’t want towers, a city competition provides some alternatives.
  32. climate change
    The Straightforward Way to Make California’s Wildfires Less DeadlyState senator Henry Stern proposes a simple plan: Don’t build houses where they’ll burn.
  33. superheroes
    Peatónito the Pedestrian Superhero Is Finishing Up Grad School at UCLAMexico City’s masked defender of walkers is now tackling the dangerous streets of Los Angeles.
  34. housing
    L.A. Built a Tiny-House Village for the Homeless. Some Aren’t So Sure About It.The city’s good intentions come with restrictions and, possibly, an ulterior motive.
  35. hollywood
    Don’t Worry, the Cinerama Dome Won’t Get Demolished (Probably)But it might need a savior like Netflix to stay intact.
  36. public space
    Last Night in Echo ParkOn the scene as the LAPD evicted an enormous community of unhoused residents from the shore of Echo Park Lake.
  37. the oscars
    Don’t Hold the Oscars at Union StationThere’s a bigger, better idea sitting right in front of us.
  38. on tv
    What Eric Garcetti Might Borrow From ‘Mr. Mayor’Five good L.A. ideas he can take from Neil Bremer’s imaginary governance.
  39. preservation
    L.A. Doesn’t Need to Save Every Unremarkable Little BuildingWhen NIMBYs sneakily invoke nostalgia for something that’s neither old nor architecturally significant, it’s time to say no.
  40. whirrrrrrr
    Los Angeles Wants a Flying-Taxi Division. What Could Go Wrong?Unlikely future, meet realistic present.
  41. california
    Premiering Soon: The Real Health Department of Beverly HillsThe city wants to start its own department independent of Los Angeles County, mostly so it can reopen its restaurants.
  42. city people
    Now That an Urban Planner Is on the City Council, Can She Help Fix Los Angeles?Nithya Raman is calling for systemic change — including breaking up her own district.
  43. my city life
    I Waited So Long for This Target Store to Open That I Don’t Want It AnymoreIt took over a decade for L.A. to pave a strip mall and put up a parking lot.
  44. encounter
    Theo Henderson Influences L.A. City Policy. For 7 Years, He’s Lived in the Park.His podcast, We the Unhoused, is made from wherever he can charge up his phone.
  45. design hunting
    How to Decorate a Los Angeles Bungalow With an App and a Tap of the FingerThe 26-year-old founder of the home-decor app Hutch used it to decorate her Spanish-style West Hollywood home — and it took her all of one week.