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.
Why some signs help you get where you're going while others get you lost.
A big investment is changing the mobility and culture of Long Beach.
In 1937, a California city just southwest of Hollywood tried to change its name - to Hollywood
A newly formed council hopes to make L.A.'s access to other markets more profitable for local companies
A new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors predicts when U.S. metros will return to pre-crisis job levels
A look at where popular music's next superstars are likely to hail from based on the California festival's lineup
Street festival aims to reduce the stigma of Skid Row
A new study shows just how much high-speed rail dominates the Paris-to-London trip and concludes it would compete with air travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Feeling connected to a neighborhood is a good thing. But what if where you live doesn't have a real name?
When it comes to winning championships, big cities have some natural assets. But smaller areas can leverage their own advantages too
A round-up of the strangest city highlights from alternative weeklies around the country
Why cities like Green Bay win an outsize number of championships
Los Angeles government officials are preserving some of the art created during Occupy Wall Street, the first major city to do so
The end of the Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail line, the death of a pedestrian near Atlanta and other low points from the year in city travel
The cities with the most singles on Pitchfork's 2011 "Best of" list
A dozen facades that are sure to attract curious shoppers
From New York to Los Angeles to Barcelona to Seoul and beyond
A look back at how far downtown L.A. has come since the turn of the 20th century