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Los Angeles

  1. street view
    Los Angeles After the FreewayA less car-dependent L.A., already in motion, may have something to teach the rest of the country.
  2. trees
    Is Universal Studios Landscaping or Strike Busting?A suspiciously timed trim for some ficuses left writers in blazing heat on the picket line, sans shade.
  3. architecture
    There’s a Monument to South Central L.A. on Top of the MetOnce the run in New York ends, it goes back to its home community for permanent installation.
  4. who’s buying
    Brad Pitt Traded Mansions With Aileen GettyThe actor’s $33 million Hollywood Hills estate was too big, the oil heiress’s too small.
  5. getting around
    Los Angeles’s Metro Is Using Classical Music as a WeaponThe loud volume is part of the agency’s effort to push unhoused people off the system.
  6. celebrity real estate
    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez Can’t Decide on a MansionThe couple has reportedly fallen out of escrow on a third palatial estate.
  7. the real estate
    Deals, Deals, Deals on Los Angeles Megamansions!Brokers are trying all kinds of gimmicks to beat an April 1 transfer tax on homes above $5 million.
  8. celebrity real estate
    Los Angeles’s Conflicted Hype-House KingDeveloper Danny Fitzgerald would like it if celebrities would stop partying in his celebrity party houses.
  9. atmospheric rivers
    L.A.’s ‘Green Alley’ Experiments Are WorkingThe city’s efforts to become flood- and drought-resilient are ready to be scaled up.
  10. california storms
    California’s Lost TreesAfter the current storms end, the state will face a new challenge: restoring an already diminished urban canopy.
  11. urban fauna
    Los Angeles’s Celebrity Mountain Lion Was Also Its HostageWithout an easy way to cross the freeways that bisect his natural habitat, P-22’s life in the city was a lonely one.
  12. getting around
    Eric Garcetti’s Broken SidewalksIf you want to know what kind of mayor he’s been for Los Angeles, just look down.
  13. getting around
    Can Transit Ambassadors Make the Subway Safer Just by Being There?Los Angeles and other cities are trying to find out if better customer service offers an alternative to policing.
  14. remembrance
    Mike Davis Was RightAbout the fires in Malibu, the hostile approach to urban planning, the inequality crushing Los Angeles.
  15. landlords and tenants
    ‘That’s the One to Put in a Blender’The secret Los Angeles City Council recordings reveal a real fear of a potential tenants’ bloc.
  16. water wars
    Kim Kardashian, Have You Considered Spray-painting Your Lawn?Like your friend Rick Caruso.
  17. 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.
  18. getting around
    A Possible Explanation Behind Kylie Jenner’s Extra-Short Private-Jet TripsShe’s (probably) not flying just to the mall.
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. great rooms
    An Op-Art Womb of a Loft In Los AngelesJoseph Giovannini’s extreme home makeover: “Realism is not my deal.”
  23. the unhoused
    The Homeless Shelter Bearing Alex Trebek’s Name Is Finally OpenThe Jeopardy! host was a generous and outspoken advocate for more housing.
  24. getting around
    This Funny Little Fire Engine Is Pro-PedestrianHow rightsizing emergency fleets is safer in more ways than one.
  25. getting around
    Danielle Steel Is in Love With Her BusA woman finds romance in an unexpected place: with a 44-foot vehicle.
  26. the rent is too damn high
    LAPD Wants a Rent Subsidy for Cops“What landlord wouldn’t want a cop living in their complex?”
  27. getting around
    The Electrification Revolution Can Start in Smaller CitiesJust look at California’s Antelope Valley.
  28. adventures in foreclosure
    Good-bye to Flip or FlopWhat if the foreclosure crisis actually rocked?
  29. college towns
    UCLA’s Guaranteed Student Housing Plan Is Fast, Comprehensive, and Worth CopyingThe city should take note.
  30. 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.
  31. buyers and sellers
    Fashion Nova’s CEO Bought ‘the One’ MegamansionHe’s quite a collector of nearly identical homes.
  32. not grate
    Bel Air Down There: L.A.’s Wealthiest Try, Once Again, to Fight a Subway TunnelThe Bel-Air Association hyperventilates over ventilation.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.”
  37. politics
    ‘The Mayor Knew’Eric Garcetti’s top aide was a serial harasser, according to multiple accusers. The mayor, they say, ignored it.
  38. los angeles
    The Many Histories of Julia Morgan’s L.A. Herald Examiner BuildingOf gender, labor, media — and now, renewal.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.”
  44. encounter
    The Man Behind L.A.’s MegamansionsRamtin Ray Nosrati is a developer for our new Gilded Age.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. hollywood
    Don’t Worry, the Cinerama Dome Won’t Get Demolished (Probably)But it might need a savior like Netflix to stay intact.
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