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Reinventing the Big Box Store

Two designers imagine a vacant Los Angeles store front as a community hub.

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This Week in Bans: Florida City Outlaws Scary Ex-Employee

Also, a U.K. town takes care of a snowball-throwing teenager, and California cities ban mobile billboards and force medical-marijuana growers indoors.

Explaining Transit's Secret Language

In his new book, blogger-turned-author Jarrett Walker shows how transportation really works.

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Los Angeles Seeks Pedestrians

A pilot project aims to pave the way for community-led reuses of L.A. streets.

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Postcard From Hollywood

A roommate fight turns fiery, and more news.

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The People Who Steal Transit Buses

A brief history of bus thieves from World War II to Darius McCollum.

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For the Urban Poor, a Downside to Residential Mobility

A new study finds "unintended political consequences" of HUD's program to place poor families in higher-income neighborhoods.

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Sprinkles Cupcakes Explains Its 24-Hour 'Cupcake ATM'

The company says it plans to launch round-the-clock, cupcake-dispensing automatons in not just Beverly Hills, but every city it's located in.

In Los Angeles, a Brownfield Gets a Second Life

Thanks to funding from a lawsuit, a lush new park was created in the city's south side.

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The U.S. Metro Areas That Attract the Most Seniors

America is aging quickly, but some cities are welcoming more seniors than others.

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The American Worker's Housing Affordability Crisis

Nearly a quarter of working households spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing.

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What's the Worst Service Alert a Transit System Can Send?

L.A.'s Metro Rail system offered up a serious contender this morning.

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How Climate Change Could Be the Ruin of Los Angeles

If the models hold true, L.A. is in store for a double whammy of floods and drinking water shortages.

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The Rise of the NBA Superstar City

What the geography of the All-Star game says about American cities and metros.

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The High Cost of a Homelessness Surge

With shelter space scarce, this winter has seen U.S. cities shelling out big bucks to house families in motels.

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This Week in Bans: Tupelo Takes Aim at Baggy Pants

Also recently banned: Bath salts in Tennessee, prayers in England, and possibly "reckless skateboarding" in Los Angeles.

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East L.A. Denied Cityhood Once Again

Neighborhood has been seeking incorporation for decades, but is turned down over financial concerns.

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Occupy L.A. Asks the City to Return Its Murals

The Los Angeles protesters are up in arms about the prospect of their artwork landing in a museum or art gallery.

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Where the Jobs Will Be in 2020

A critical look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment projections for the rest of the decade.