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Census Bureau

A Detailed Map of the Net Migration Flows for Every U.S. County

People are leaving Minneapolis for Florida, Detroit for the suburbs, and Washington for New York.

Reuters

Police Officers Who Shot at Two Innocent Women 103 Times Won't Be Fired

They'll just get some additional training.

Nolan Levenson

Far Beyond Rush Hour: The Incredible Rise of Off-Peak Public Transportation

Transit agencies across the country are realizing they need to push past key commute times.

PLOS ONE

What We Can Learn by Tracking the Movements of Fashion Designers

The results reveal the power of agglomeration as we've never been able to see it before.

Associated Press

The 1969 Oil Spill That Launched the Modern Environmental Movement

Scientists at NOAA have updated the environmental catastrophe for today's media-hungry, GIS-loving audience.

Geoff Mcfetridge and Untitled Rick Howard Company LLC

Navigating L.A.'s Future Subway System, as Seen in 'Her'

The public transit map Theodore Twombly would have used to get around.

Reuters

The Narrow Geography of the Grammy Awards

Half of the nods for this year's biggest awards went to artists living in L.A., New York, or Nashville.

Wikipedia

Los Angeles Is Overdue for a More Powerful Earthquake Than We Thought

Supercomputers reveal a natural channel in the earth that could bring potent shaking to the megacity.

Shutterstock

The Cougar Next Door

The U.S. mountain lion population is on the rise for the first time in a century. And more are finding their way into populated areas.

Thomas Alleman

Why This Man Is Photographing Every American Apparel Billboard in L.A.

A fascinating project on advertising and public space.

NASA/NOAA

The Case of California's Disappearing Snow

This year, there's virtually no powder on the ground in the drought-stricken state.

The Forum

The World's Largest Vinyl Record Spins Atop an L.A. Concert Venue

It’s 407 feet in diameter.

Los Angeles Public Library

The L.A. Public Library Is About to Start Offering High School Diplomas

Not GEDs. Diplomas.

The Life of a Los Angeles Homicide Detective

A short documentary follows a 27-year veteran of the LAPD.

Warner Brothers Pictures

How Mass Transit Helps Convey the Future in 'Her'

The film may be set in L.A., but cars take a back seat.

Reuters

Should Cities Ditch Their Mayoral Mansions?

This outdated tradition may cause new mayors more headaches than its worth.

AP/Reed Saxon. Illustration by Quartz.

In Los Angeles, Walking Illegally Is More Than Twice as Expensive as Parking Illegally

The city is cracking down on jaywalking.

Reuters

Definitive Evidence That L.A.'s New Light Rail Line Reduces Driving

A carefully controlled study of the Expo line shows that vehicles miles dropped 40 percent.

Google Maps

Los Angeles Bans Heat-Sucking Roofs

From now on, the city's building code will require new residential construction to include "cool roofs" capable of reflecting sunlight.