Los Angeles

Even a Deluge Won't End California's Drought

This mid-week soaking probably won't go one-fifth of the way toward ending it, unfortunately.

How a Los Angeles Car Chase Turned Into a Skateboard Chase

A skateboard is not a very good getaway vehicle.

It's Not Easy Being Green Czar

Matt Petersen is L.A.'s first chief sustainability officer, charged with drafting an ambitious plan for a city grappling with drought.

Chicago Has More 'Avenues,' While San Francisco Prefers 'Terraces'

An analysis of roadway suffixes in six major U.S. cities reveals differences rooted in history.

L.A. Is Getting Its Third Pro Soccer Team. Will the City Finally Build a Stadium?

L.A. soccer fans are tired of schlepping to the suburbs.

Moving Forward with America's High-Speed Rail Projects

A status report on proposed lines in California, Texas, and the Northeast.

Bay Area Cities Are 'Overdue' for a Massive Earthquake

Faults have stored up more than enough energy for a disaster, according to new research.

The Future of Transportation Is Not All Flying Cars

What we've learned from our 9-month series on tomorrow's urban mobility.

What Old Transit Maps Can Teach Us About a City's Future

An analysis of once-rejected, later-constructed routes in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Houston.

The Carless Commute Ranking to End All Carless Commute Rankings

A new report ranks U.S. metros based on how many jobs residents can access by transit during the morning rush.

Drought Is Making California Shrink in Mass

There are "potentially dire consequences for the economic and food security of the United States."

Think Globally, Drink Water Locally

L.A. and other desert cities exist by importing vast quantities of water, but Peter and Hadley Arnold of the Arid Lands Institute have a different idea.

Young L.A. Is the Real Winner of LA2050

Youth initiatives dominate the winners of the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, even as L.A.'s child population wanes.

An Utterly Terrifying Risk Assessment of California's Next Big Earthquake

The worst-case scenario means endless fires, impotent rescue services, and no water for months.

Los Angeles Is Building an e-Highway

The road would eliminate truck emissions, and is being tested in a corridor that connects the port to downtown.

One of America's Most Famous Slow-Food Chefs Says Farm-to-Table 'Doesn't Really Work'

Dan Barber of New York's Blue Hill restaurant hammers on the blind spots of locally sourced eating.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Will Be the First City to Do Autonomous Vehicles Right

He says Angelenos "might not own cars" in as soon as a decade.

The 4 Transportation Systems You'll Meet in the Future

A new report offers a look at urban mobility circa 2030 that's both intriguing and frightening.

If So Many People Support Mass Transit, Why Do So Few Ride?

Closing the support-usage gap will be key to a strong public transportation future.