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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.

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The Oz of Los Angeles Traffic Lights

How the city controls its traffic system, then and now.

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Ode of the Day: In Defense of L.A.

GOOD writer Cord Jefferson on falling in love with the West Coast.

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Los Angeles Is the Smelliest City in America, Says GQ

The best smelling, that is. See where your city ranks on this highly unscientific listing of odorous burgs.

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A Lukewarm Report Card for High-Occupancy Toll Lanes

These roadways have performed well by some traffic standards, but problems remain.

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This Week in Bans: U.K. Libraries Fight Off Waves of Pint-Sized Droogs

Also, Bogota outlaws public handguns; L.A. says no to beach football; a palm-reading aptitude test is no longer acceptable in China; and Hoboken bans Snookie.

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The Surprisingly Complex Art of Urban Wayfinding

Why some signs help you get where you're going while others get you lost.

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Creating ‘The Most Bicycle Friendly City in America’ ... In Southern California

A big investment is changing the mobility and culture of Long Beach.

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The Municipal Feud That Made Hollywood

In 1937, a California city just southwest of Hollywood tried to change its name - to Hollywood

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Los Angeles Doubles Down on Exports

A newly formed council hopes to make L.A.'s access to other markets more profitable for local companies

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Metro Job Recovery Remains a Long Way Off

A new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors predicts when U.S. metros will return to pre-crisis job levels

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The Where and Why of Coachella 2012

A look at where popular music's next superstars are likely to hail from based on the California festival's lineup