These cities all suffered notorious municipal scandals. What have officials and voters done to tackle corruption and keep it from happening again?
After a post-recession boomlet, the New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago areas are all seeing their population decline.
For generations in Southern California, the Thomas Guide led drivers through the streets of Los Angeles. Now apps do that. Did something get lost along the way?
Voters say the city needs to address housing and homelessness. Will that feeling be reflected in local or national politics?
Travel from China to the U.S. fell for the first time in over a decade. That could mean money lost for big cities as well as smaller places near national parks.
A new program in Los Angeles seeks to finance and build accessory dwellings for homeowners who agree to rent them to Section 8 voucher-holders.
The landmark Children’s Health Study tracked thousands of children in California over many years—and transformed our understanding of air pollution’s harms.
Given the affordable housing crisis, California cities should encourage single-family homeowners to convert garages into apartments and accessory dwelling units.
A UCLA study says that bullet trains between Tokyo and Osaka helped reduce housing prices. Would that work for San Francisco and Los Angeles?
Los Angeles is taking the Weather Channel to court over its treatment of app users’ location data. Expect that to be one of many such lawsuits in 2019.
The Tesla CEO says his Boring Company tunnel cost $10 million per mile to build. If that’s true, it could be a big deal for public transit.
The retail giant plans to open a series of “city center” stores, starting in Manhattan. It’s a notable departure from its usual big-box suburban megastores.
CityLab’s guide to the #GrammableCity.
While its shuttered department stores cause headaches around the U.S., Sears’s massive 1920s warehouses represent a triumph of post-industrial urbanism.
Five U.S. cities just lost a critical source of local news. The former LAist editor explains why it’s so troubling that they were silenced.
In its second season, the podcast “There Goes the Neighborhood” explores the pressures of life in a changing Los Angeles—with lessons for listeners everywhere.
“The comparison is not a bad one.”
Crashes between cars and critters are up in California, particularly in the Bay Area. What can transportation departments do?
The city’s walls have been one of the few places for minorities to tell their side of history. But too often, even those attempts have been thwarted.
Residents can get up to $75,000 to build a “granny flat”—if they open it up to a homeless family.