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The Best Cities for Green Commuters

Which areas have the most bikers, the most walkers, and the most public transit riders?

San Francisco Sure Looks Creepy Without Any People In It

Filmmaker Ross Ching explains how he managed to depict the Golden Gate Bridge with no traffic, among other famous locations.

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The Space Shuttle Down the Street

Endeavour makes a hulking, halting trip through Los Angeles.

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Is This What an Urban 'Big Box Store' Should Look Like?

Target's new Los Angeles space aims for urban chic. Do they miss the mark?

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What Really Drew Asian Immigrants to the Suburbs?

Perhaps, more than anything else, it was the allure of the "American Dream."

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Watch a City Aglow in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Researchers at Arizona State University have created software that tracks carbon dioxide emissions of whole cities, down to individual buildings and roadways.

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Debate Omissions and Parking in L.A.: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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A Look Back at 1951's 'Big Squirt,' California's Improbable Drought Remedy Concept

Why not use a network of cannons to shoot water to parched farms? Oh, right – for lots of reasons.

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L.A.'s 'Carmageddon' Produced Dramatic, Instantaneous Air Quality Improvements

Researchers measuring pollution during last year's 405 closure find air quality improved by as much as 83 percent.

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Once Again, Carmageddon II Was Practically a Non-Issue

Closing 10 miles of Los Angeles's busiest freeway for a second time was as uneventful as officials hoped.

The Little Robot Who Grew Up to Devour a City

This music video tells the classic story of a robot making good, moving to the big city, and eating it.

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When 'Carmageddon' Strikes, How Much of California Feels the Pain?

Warnings have been blaring up and down the state for months. Is this really necessary?

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How California Legislated Its Way to Smarter Growth

A landmark 2008 land use law has led to more sustainable communities.

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Finding of the Day: 8% of L.A. Childhood Asthma Cases Due to Freeway Proximity

Kids who live near busy roads are more likely to develop asthma.

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Park(ing) of the Day: Duc Le's Streetwise Tanning Lounge

L.A. artist Duc Le celebrates Park(ing) Day with some sprawling wooden street furniture.

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Anatomy of an L.A. Police Pursuit

How police and media helicopters navigate the crowded airspace of L.A. when a suspect's on the run.

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The World's Most Expensive Cabs

Despite what New Yorkers think, they're not in New York — not by a long shot.

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Should Millennials Feel Guilty for Leaving Their Small Towns Behind?

Growing up, I couldn't wait to flee central Indiana. Now I just feel lucky, and terrible.

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Where High-Growth Company Founders Start Out and Where They End Up

The flow of entrepreneurial talent and which metros are "producing," "exporting," "importing," and "consuming" it.