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Santa Barbara Loves Its 'Disgusting,' 'Rotted,' 'Dirty Diaper'-Smelling Corpse Flower

The city is all abuzz over news that a rare, incredibly odiferous Titan Arum has blossomed.

Peter Dunn

Map of the Day: L.A.'s Freeways, Reimagined as a Subway

Public transit nerds, prepare to geek out.

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The Flawed Federal Rule That Killed High-Speed Rail to Vegas

It may be time to revisit the Buy America provision in U.S. transportation funding.

Watch 10 Years of Public Transit Ridership Growth in This Blobby, Pulsating Map

In this unusual visualization, America's steady user rise is shown as a sea of swollen red discoids.

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Drought Policy Of the Day: Get Paid to Kill Your Lawn

L.A. homeowners can trade green (lawns) for green (cash). 

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'We Are All Trayvon'

Across the country, protesters rage at the acquittal of George Zimmerman.

Los Angeles Man's Chandelier Tree Is a 'Magical Playground'

Circus worker Adam Tenenbaum's front yard has become a neighborhood gathering place due to one really weird art tree.

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Where You Don't Have to Feel Bad If You're a 40-Year-Old Renter

Even with a family.

Emily Shur

The Many Disguises of California's Cell Phone Towers

A "Where's Waldo" game that you can play on the freeway.

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That's Right, Los Angeles Is Giving Up Car Lanes for Pedestrians

Six lanes of traffic will be reduced to three in the city's plan to improve the walkability of Broadway.

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Nearly Half of All American AIDS Cases Are Found in Just 12 Metropolitan Areas

The HIV scourge continues to disproportionately affect poor urban areas.

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A Heat Map Dining Guide to Hoagies, Hipsters and Bacon

Thanks to Yelp reviews.

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The Saddest, Most Inspiring Story You'll Ever Read About Thumb Wrestling

James "Tigermonkey" Isaacs was having a rough year. Then he started thumb wrestling.

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Internet Car Start-Ups Look to L.A.'s New Mayor for a Helping Hand

Will Eric Garcetti push for a reconciliation between the regulatory system, the existing industry and the new entrants?

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In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.

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Some People Are Really Upset About the Los Angeles Plastic Bag Ban

Your weekly roundup of what cities are banning around the world.

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Seriously, We Have to Stop Giving Away Free Parking to the Disabled

The placards harm transportation systems, the environment, and city coffers. And they don't really help those with disabilities.

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One of the Most Disturbing Maps of Los Angeles You'll Ever See

A stark picture of the geographic relationship between the city's top polluters and its most vulnerable places.

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The Geography of Hunger in America

More kids live in food-insecure homes in Los Angeles than anywhere else in the United States.