Los Angeles

The Raging Future of American Wildfires

The risk of major blazes could increase 600 percent by mid-century, say scientists.

The Making of the L.A. Metro 'M'

A story of deli counters, legal threats, and hidden meanings—in one letter.

L.A.'s New Mobility Plan Envisions a Different Kind of City

Its car-reliant reputation might become a thing of the past.

Almost Half of Americans Are at Risk From Earthquakes

That’s double a U.S. Geological Survey estimate made in 2006.

Compton, Revisited

Dr. Dre pledges proceeds from his new album, Compton, to building a performing arts center in the city that catapulted him to stardom.

California's New Weapon Against Wildfires Is a Flame-Throwing 'Heli-Torch'

It contains the blaze by destroying tinder in areas firefighters have trouble reaching.

Where Coyotes Are Thriving in Los Angeles

A pilot study from the National Park Service shows that these urban animals can and do make their homes downtown.

L.A.'s Bold Plan to Bring Car-Share to the Poor

A new electric vehicle pilot would provide access and savings to those who need it most.

An Eye-Opening Flight Over California's Depleted Reservoirs

It’s pretty bleak below.

Why Police Can't Be Trusted to Decide If Video Should Be Public

The killing of an unarmed man in Gardena, California, and the weak rationale for suppressing dashboard cam footage of the encounter.

The Quiet Grandeur of New York and L.A. From Above

New photographs from Jeffrey Milstein capture both cities from the sky.

Los Angeles Eyes a More Frequent Bus Network for No New Cost

The tradeoffs would include more crowded buses and some service cuts.

Thank You, Science, for This Map of Fecal Viruses

Developing nations have problems with sewage in the water—but so do L.A. and New Jersey.

A New Species of Ocean Pillbug Was Discovered in Los Angeles

The critter was found kickin’ it on a “dirty, little, rocky beach” near the city’s port.

Hollywood's Griffith Observatory at 80

A new book explores the architectural history and classic beauty of one of Los Angeles' most beloved attractions.

An Ultra-Visible Bike Helmet That Glows Like a Furnace

Torch's headgear doubles as an LED safety light.

L.A.'s Love/Hate Relationship With Waze Continues

One councilmember is pushing the city to partner with the app to reduce congestion on residential streets.

The Port of Oakland Will Shut Down to Protest Police Violence

In a rare sign of solidarity, shipping owners are supporting the day-long protest.

The Ghost Town of Los Angeles

How a small neighborhood next to LAX slowly disappeared.