Facing a citywide ban, dispensaries prove to be far less plentiful than feared.
The cartographic utility of human appendages and the places they resemble.
Also, a British tractor thief gets his comeuppance and a Nigerian church freaks out over bombs in women's headdresses.
An L.A. firefighter explains how bottle rockets are often to blame when palms catch fire.
How the most car-friendly urban form went from quaint to grotesque.
A violin solo at the Hollywood Bowl gets drowned out, and a revolt is born.
Also, a tony California beach town shoos away smelly persons from its libraries, and the Olympics outlaws everything.
Ramiro Gomez plants cardboard cutouts of domestic service employees in wealthy neighborhoods.
Cai Guo-Qiang transforms fireworks into eardrum-shattering "smoke paintings" in cities across the world.
Also, Los Angeles-area officials believe that "money makes the monkey dance," and a Georgia mayor struggles to get somebody to pay for his lawsuit.
Earthquakes, underground chemicals, hysteria and emotion all collide in L.A.
Profiles of cities, their people and their dramas.
Also, California cities binge on foie gras before it's banned; Boston knocks down satellite dishes; you can't dress up like Tinker Bell at Disney World; a British city welcomes back meter maids.
A city branding effort people might actually care about.
Plans are emerging for an electric-powered truck highway in the ports of L.A. and Long Beach.
Los Angeles is once again considering ending the honor system on its rail system.
The spread-out city will implement a privately-funded, 4,000-bike system later this year.
An advocacy group is growing as the city prepares to pay more attention to its walkers.
A new book takes a thorough look at how urban planning has shaped the Southern California posterchild for sprawl.