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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.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.

Maybe Apple Should Use This Incredible Burglary to Advertise the iPhone 5

Nothing says "hot product" more than a pack of burglars smashing a car into an Apple store.

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What to Consider in Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy

Updated data from metros across the United States.

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The Internet Is the New Town Hall and Soon Cities Will Be Listening

"Sentiment analysis" of social media could change the way you report potholes forever.

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Time Travel Back to Los Angeles, Circa 1969

A haunting and poetic portrayal of what was then seen as the city of the future.

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Boosting Ridership by Replacing Buses With Rail

How L.A.'s rail system has put more riders on transit.

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Mapping L.A.'s Endangered Pot Shops

Facing a citywide ban, dispensaries prove to be far less plentiful than feared.

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The World's Leading Cities for Fashion

The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.

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America's Best Places for a Raise

Where you live can determine how much more you'll be making next year.