Los Angeles

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.

Why L.A.'s $1.4 Billion Sidewalk Repair Case Is Such a Big Deal

Los Angeles isn't the only jurisdiction that's been forced to confront its sidewalk problems by disability-rights advocates, and it won't be the last.

Los Angeles Just Solved the Street Parking Sign

Least. Confusing. Parking sign. Ever.

What Growing Up in a Segregated L.A. Neighborhood Means to Young Latinos

New research examines how second-generation immigrants assimilate into rough urban environments.

'Bikes vs. Cars' Wages the Wrong War

A review of Fredrik Gertten's new documentary.

Mapping the Next Major California Earthquake

Is your city in the danger zone?

The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.

2 Notes of Caution on America's 'Record' Mass Transit Year

The dominance of New York, and the decline of bus ridership.

With Less Pollution, L.A. Kids Are Growing Stronger Lungs

Millennial children have better respiratory health than did those in the smoggy '90s.

California Drivers Are About to Give High-Speed Rail a Big Funding Boost

State cap-and-trade revenue, which now includes tailpipe credits, appear set to far outpace expectations.

A Rare Crowd of Funnel Clouds Descends on Southern California

But the rash of foul weather probably won't do much to help the state's drought.

A Fatal Police Shooting Shows How the 'Safer Cities' Initiative in Los Angeles Failed Skid Row

Over half of the neighborhood's homeless population has been arrested or harassed in recent years, according to a survey.

The Myth That Everyone Naturally Prefers Trains to Buses

When you focus on what really matters—service—much of the difference actually disappears.