Los Angeles

Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.

Big Cities, Bad Cities, Beer Cities: The Best #CityReads of the Week

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

Syncing Traffic Lights Isn't the Fix Everyone Says It Is

Sure it makes travel easier. But that leads to more drivers on the road.

Palm-Tree Fires: Nature's Tiki Torches

An L.A. firefighter explains how bottle rockets are often to blame when palms catch fire.

The World Cities That Tweet the Most

Jakarta bests New York and L.A. as well as Tokyo, London, and São Paulo, according to a recent study.

Using Uber Ridership Data to Compare Cities and Neighborhoods

San Francisco's Financial District is more Manhattan-like than it is San Francisco-like, and other observations.

Dwight Howard, the Lakers, and the Spiky NBA

Big cities continue to dominate the competition for basketball superstars.

The Sad Evolution of the Strip Mall

How the most car-friendly urban form went from quaint to grotesque.

For L.A. Residents Fed Up With Helicopter Noise, a Final Straw

A violin solo at the Hollywood Bowl gets drowned out, and a revolt is born.

In Los Angeles, Ideas for a Quieter Wait for Mass Transit

A UCLA researcher makes the case for several ways to cut noise at transit stations in the middle of freeways.

The U.S. Cities Where Young Adults Are Most (and Least) Likely To Live at Home

Metro areas with low rates of marriage, high unemployment, and low educational attainment have the largest share of 'boomerang' kids.

The Geography of James Bond

Who's been to more cities, you or 007?

Has Climate Change Made L.A. a Refuge From the Heat?

When I moved to Southern California I figured I'd be bragging about the warm winters. But heatwave after heatwave everywhere else has changed my tune.

The Geography of Team USA

Where America's Olympians were born and where they currently live reveals interesting clusters.

This Week in Bans: San Francisco Bites Apple for Recycling

Also, medical-marijuana dispensaries are outlawed in L.A., chained-up pooches in Virginia.

Where the Creative Class Earns the Most

Workers do well on the east and west coasts.

Which U.S. Cities Have a Bigger GDP Than Greece?

Ranking the economies of Europe and some of America's biggest cities.

The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.

The Psychology Behind Why Creative People Cluster

Research reveals why highly creative people who are open to new experience find themselves drawn to certain places.