Los Angeles

America's Leading College Towns

Mapping the metros with the largest share and largest number of college students.

How an Exclusive Los Angeles Suburb Lost Its Whiteness

The once homogenous community of San Marino has been rapidly diversifying for decades.

The Rise of the Majority-Asian Suburb

In southern California, the number of Asian suburbs is growing rapidly.

How Well Will 'Google Now' Get You Around? So Far, Not Very

Here's hoping we can avoid a future in which you need to consult three apps to get out the door.

Will Mongolia's Boom Cost Los Angeles Its Growing Immigrant Community?

"Little Mongolia" is finally starting to thrive. But the country's economic boom may draw immigrants back home.

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.