Los Angeles

Los Angeles Staged an Opera Inside Its Biggest Train Station

The audience wore wireless headphones inside Union Station to experience Invisible Cities.

HIV Is Still Very Concentrated in America's Cities

Ninety-two percent of new diagnoses occur in just a quarter of U.S. counties, and most of them are urban.

Where This Season's NBA Players Come From: L.A., New York and ... Saginaw, Michigan?

Big cities may produce the most players, but the smaller ones have much higher efficiency ratings. 

More Billionaires Live in Beijing Than in Los Angeles

But that may change next year.

An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City

Watch the commuting patterns of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

A Love Letter to L.A., From Its Street-Food King

Roy Choi invented the Korean taco craze. In his new cookbook, he takes readers on a wild tour of Los Angeles culinary offerings.

New Street Art Targets L.A.'s Vacuous Celebrities

Plastic Jesus has a simple message: stop making stupid people famous.

L.A's Sprawling Modernism, and the Places That Came Before

A new exhibit explores how the mid-20th century fundamentally changed the face of Los Angeles.

The Neighborhood Data Portal Every City Needs

Los Angeles rolls out interactive neighborhood health profiles covering everything from crime stats to obesity rates.

Mapping 22 Different Latino Populations Across the U.S.A.

New maps show the geographic differences among Mexican, Salvadorean, Cuban, and other ethnic populations.

Where Even the Middle Class Can't Afford to Live Any More

Some startling math from the country's most expensive cities.

So Far This Year, L.A. County Sheriff's Dogs Have Only Bitten People of Color

A new report finds the L.A. County Sheriff's Department needs to reform its canine unit. 

Talking About Climate Change in Terms of Its Impact on Your Favorite Things

New York. Paris. Bacon.

A Reminder That Giving Drug Addicts Free Clean Needles Is Worth Every Penny

Helping people get high safely is a lot cheaper than treating them for HIV. 

Almost Half of All Car Crashes in Los Angeles Are Hit-and-Runs

4,000 people each year are killed or injured in these accidents. Could a change in the law make it a little easier to catch the perpetrators?

California's High-Speed Rail Plan Is in Jeopardy, But It's Hiring Workers Anyway

Officials say they will move with a worker training program, despite a court ruling that stopped just short of invalidating the line.

Mesmerizing Public Art of the Day: A Video Installation to Distract LAX Travelers

Will this really "bring back the romance" of travel?

Hollywood Has Embraced the High-Tech Scene

The regional geography of venture capital in Southern California.

The Unsteady Rise of Minority Civil Servants

Where public payrolls still don't reflect the local population.