Los Angeles

Shutterstock

Traveling the Entire Length of California by Local Transit

A new state rail map shows that it can be done — should you be crazy enough to try it.

Reuters

Pointless Mayoral Sports Betting: Surely We Can Do Better Than This

America's mayors could clearly use some inspiration.

Shutterstock

6 Ideas for L.A.'s Next Great Transit Project

Rapid-bus routes, an elevated highway, and a combined transit-road tunnel are among the finalists.

The Hunt for Unbuilt Los Angeles

An upcoming exhibit reveals the L.A. that might have been.

snorks/Shutterstock

Banned in America, 2013 Edition: Conversion Therapy, Eating Horse Meat, Plus Many More

Grab tight your freedoms, America: The country's collective legislatures are unleashing a torrent of new regulations.

Flickr/TomPagenet

Deal of the Day: Free Rides in Los Angeles, London, But Not New York

We'll take a cup of kindness yet, for Auld Lang Syne.

Haptic Lab

Urban Fabric of the Day: City Quilts

The city is getting soft.

Brandon Martin-Anderson

Mapping the Census: A Dot for Every Person

A perfect representation of density.

Reuters

L.A.'s Gun Buyback Program Was a Huge Success

By lunch time, officials had already collected more than the 1,673 weapons exchanged last year.

Nazim Uddin/Flickr

Los Angeles Ponders Morality of Circus Elephants: This Week in Bans

Also, Mumbai outlaws spitting tobacco on buses and Swaziland bans clothing that could tempt men to rape.

Danny Moloshok/Reuters

The Where of 2012's Top Music

The global cities that dominated popular music this year.

2012's Most Important Preservation Battles

The gas stations, theaters and monuments saved this year.

Reuters

2012's Biggest Transportation Successes

Amtrak posts a record year, California approves high-speed rail, and more.

Reuters

The Sad and Telling Reaction of School Districts Everywhere to Sandy Hook

Monday brings an awkward mix of grief and preparation.

Reuters

This Most Recent Decline in U.S. Violent Crime Is Different From the Last One

Homicide rates have fallen significantly in some places. Does economic development deserve the credit?

Reuters

The Stark Geographic Inequality of the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

A small number of coastal cities get the bulk of the benefit.

Urban Air

Urban Forest of the Day: An L.A. Billboard Made of Bamboo

It'll come complete with a hydration system, climate monitors, and a Wifi connection to make that data available to the public.

Samuel Krueger

The 'Strong Core' Theory of Los Angeles

Samuel Krueger believes he's identified a structure to L.A. that's not unlike Manhattan or Chicago's Loop.

Reuters

Terrifying: Half of L.A.'s Crashes Are Hit and Runs

It's by far the highest rate in the country.