Los Angeles

July 4, 2016, 5am PDT
Los Angeles voters will be asked to approve a new property tax on residential and commercial properties to pay for a $1.2 billion to improve the city's worsening homelessness problem.
Los Angeles Daily News
July 2, 2016, 7am PDT
A rowdy collection of Palos Verdes surfers, some of them middle-aged, will resort to criminal tactics to keep outsiders away from their favorite spot. They've even built a fort, and officials are having trouble getting rid of it.
LA Times
June 29, 2016, 2pm PDT
When a glass slide installed 1,000 feet up the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast is more than it appears.
Los Angeles Times
June 27, 2016, 8am PDT
A light-rail link to the Los Angeles International Airport would accommodate bikes and buses, and could be here by 2021.
Urbanize LA
June 26, 2016, 11am PDT
Last week the Los Angeles City Council and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved housing initiatives. "Build Better LA" requires large developments to have affordable units. Silicon Valley voters will vote on a $950 million housing bond.
Planetizen
June 25, 2016, 1pm PDT
If the Metro Board passes the proposed $40 billion expenditure plan, millions of Los Angeles residents will still not have access to good public transit for decades.
The Planning Report
June 24, 2016, 2pm PDT
More than 20,000 rent-controlled units have left the market in Los Angeles since 2001—a problem exacerbated by options for short-term rentals. Now the City Attorney's Office is fighting back.
Los Angeles Times
June 22, 2016, 9am PDT
The title of tallest building west of the Mississippi, property of the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles since 1989, will soon go to another building. What does that say about the post-recession of West Coast cities?
The Architect's Newspaper
June 20, 2016, 1pm PDT
Details are emerging in the controversial effort by Gehry Partners, LLP to plan a new vision for the Los Angeles River. So far, however, Gehry Partners seems to have been listening more than plotting or drawing.
Los Angeles Times
June 17, 2016, 10am PDT
The traffic signals are part of the Los Angeles Street 'full-featured' protected bike lane that also includes transit stop islands and two-stage turn queue boxes. Ribbon-cutting for the cycle track, the third in the city, was held Thursday.
Streetsblog LA
June 15, 2016, 10am PDT
340 acres of vacant property, granted by the Federal Aviation Authority in the 1970s and 1980s, has a new vision for the future.
Councilmember Mike Bonin
June 14, 2016, 7am PDT
Next City examines the fruits of a Department of Justice effort to force cities to bring their sidewalks and other public spaces into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Next City
June 11, 2016, 9am PDT
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has adopted a new 25-year plan that aims to drastically reduce the amount of imported water the city relies on in a given year.
KPCC
June 10, 2016, 8am PDT
South L.A.'s inclusion in the Promise Zones program marks a shift in the way the federal government measures poverty.
LA Streetsblog
June 10, 2016, 6am PDT
China Railway, which had agreed to put up $100 million for XpressWest to build a 230-mile, 190 mph train from Victorville, Calif. to Las Vegas last September, withdrew from their agreement, primarily due to the inability to use their own trains.
Los Angeles Times
June 9, 2016, 1pm PDT
Seattle Transit blog compares rail investments from five cities around the country.
Seattle Transit Blog
June 9, 2016, 8am PDT
LADOT’s first artist-in-residence will engage the city’s many subcultures, and its lively art scene, in his effort to improve pedestrian safety.
Gizmodo
June 8, 2016, 11am PDT
Metro's first Quality of Life report measures the impact of the agency's transit investments since 2008.
The Source
June 6, 2016, 8am PDT
Two new light rail extensions opened in Los Angeles within two and a half months. Ridership is soaring on the Gold Line extension and preliminary reports look good for the Expo Line, but new riders experience problems familiar to long-time riders.
Planetizen
June 3, 2016, 11am PDT
One thousand bikes will be available exclusively to Metro passholders who subscribe from July 7 to August 1, when the general public will be able to sign-up. Subscribers will use a single card to access both transit and Metro Bikes. Sponsor needed.
The Source (Metro's blog)