Los Angeles

Decades in the making, the Los Angeles City Council has approved regulations requiring the retrofit of vulnerable wood and concrete buildings.
Yesterday   Los Angeles Times
The city of Los Angeles is leveraging its hopes as the U.S. candidate to host the 2024 Olympics to ramp up rail construction to an "extremely aggressive" timetable.
Sep 10, 2015   Los Angeles Times
Mobility Plan 2035, a visionary plan to get Angelenos out of their cars, attracted the attention of The New York Times. The plan calls for using road diets and transit-only lanes to replace auto trips with bike and bus trips, but many are skeptical.
Sep 9, 2015   The New York Times
As the city considers new ordinances making it easier for police to break up homeless camps, residents say forced displacement is already underway. Police deny an increase in homeless sweeps.
Aug 31, 2015   Los Angeles Times
Is a gentrified Venice Beach still Venice Beach? With median home prices topping $1.4 million, the area's eclectic characters can't afford to stay. Investors and the tech industry say the change is only natural.
Aug 28, 2015   The Washington Post
The mayor of Los Angeles followed the lead of cities like New York and San Francisco in setting Vision Zero targets for traffic fatalities by the year 2025. The question remains: Will it be done?
Aug 27, 2015   LA Streetsblog
It is difficult to imagine a time when Los Angeles' freeways symbolized access, efficiency, and modernity. Now that the city's love affair with freeways is nearly spent, what future do we envision for them?
Aug 19, 2015   Los Angeles Times
A new report from Zillow shows evidence of a deepening crisis in the rental housing market.
Aug 15, 2015   Bloomberg Business
The rhetoric is heating up as Los Angeles considers its most significant upgrade to transportation policy since 1999.
Aug 11, 2015   Los Angeles Times
Details are scarce—but reports are that Frank Gehry has been working behind the scenes to create a new vision for the Los Angeles River.
Aug 9, 2015   Los Angeles Times
According to a new rule, developers building over known faults will need to drill or take samples to find the rift's exact position. While it slows down construction, the measure might prevent catastrophic future quake damage.
Aug 7, 2015   KPCC