Los Angeles Times

July 2, 2012, 5am PDT
Should Los Angeles be investing more in bus-rapid transit?
Los Angeles Times
June 23, 2012, 7am PDT
Under intense political pressure to retain the full application of the CA Environmental Quality Act to CA High Speed Rail project, Gov. Brown withdrew his proposal to allow the project certain exceptions to lawsuits.
Los Angeles Times
June 22, 2012, 2pm PDT
Just as Mayor Bloomberg had opened a striking new front in America's war on obesity with his ban on oversized soft drinks, a revolutionary "crisp-crusted, ooey-gooey" weapon of mass seduction has been unveiled, writes Rene Lynch.
Los Angeles Times
June 20, 2012, 12pm PDT
Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a controversial new Community Plan for Hollywood, the first update since 1988, that allows increased density around transit stations, to the consternation of some neighborhood groups.
Los Angeles Times
June 18, 2012, 12pm PDT
As cycling expands rapidly in the second-most dense city in America, the infrastructure to support this growth has not kept up, inflaming tensions over the ownership of public space, reports Maria L. La Ganga
Los Angeles Times
June 16, 2012, 9am PDT
While California's high speed rail project will be beneficial for the environment by turning polluting car and plane trips into zero-emission travel by train, there are formidable environmental challenges it must overcome in the construction phase.
Los Angeles Times
June 11, 2012, 1pm PDT
Prospective buyers in the recovering housing market are finding a much harder time than expected to purchase a home, as a shortage of good properties for sale drives cutthroat competition.
Los Angeles Times
June 9, 2012, 1pm PDT
A new paper by a group of international scientists warns that the planet may be at the tipping point of causing a rapid irreversible transition to a "state unknown in human experience," reports Bettina Boxall
Los Angeles Times
June 5, 2012, 1pm PDT
With Governor Brown and federal leaders pressuring state legislators to approve construction of the key first step in the $68-billion bullet train plan, a new survey from USC and the L.A. Times shows that California voters are backing away.
Los Angeles Times
June 5, 2012, 10am PDT
Facing a staggering backlog of necessary street improvements after years of neglect, San Diego's potholes have emerged as a defining topic in this year's mayoral campaign, reports Tony Perry.
Los Angeles Times
June 4, 2012, 9am PDT
Stalled for years by the recession, Sam Allen looks at the prospects for the revival of ambitious plans to remake L.A.'s Grand Avenue.
Los Angeles Times
May 31, 2012, 8am PDT
Madeline Janis, former commissioner on the board of L.A.'s Community Redevelopment Agency, argues that American job creation should be a top priority when awarding transit contracts.
Los Angeles Times
May 21, 2012, 1pm PDT
With several sporting events of national notice taking place in downtown Los Angeles, last weekend provided a prime platform to showcase the resurgence of the area. However, big-ticket events are just one of the many forces re-energizing downtown.
Los Angeles Times
May 15, 2012, 6am PDT
Guidelines attached to the federal funds intended to help pay for the first phase of California's bullet train will require the fastest rate of transportation construction known in U.S. history, reports Ralph Vartabedian.
Los Angeles Times
May 14, 2012, 1pm PDT
Christopher Hawthorne begins a series exploring the ways in which L.A. is utilizing its boulevards to try on "a post-suburban identity for the first time", with a look at Atlantic Boulevard, a major north-south spine.
Los Angeles Times
May 14, 2012, 6am PDT
The onetime steel capital's transition to an economy based on the healthcare sector has helped Pittsburgh emerge from the recession much quicker than many other cities, bringing welcome jobs and questions about its sustainability, reports Don Lee.
Los Angeles Times
May 10, 2012, 10am PDT
Struggling families and young professionals are competing for a dwindling supply of ever more pricey rentals, Alejandro Lazo reports.
Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2012, 2pm PDT
Once again, Southern California finds itself embroiled in a dispute over public access to, and private usurping of, its most coveted resource -- the beach. This time, tony Orange County is the scene of the battle.
Los Angeles Times
April 30, 2012, 9am PDT
The opening of L.A.'s newest rail line on Saturday, nearly two years behind schedule and almost $300 million over budget, brought hope, and a dash of fear, for the city's residents, reports Ari Bloomekatz.
Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2012, 1pm PDT
In an opinion piece for the Los Angeles Times, parking guru Donald Shoup sees the proposed construction of a new football stadium in downtown LA as an opportunity to boost mass transit ridership in the city.
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