16 days ago | A Considerable Town
Carol A. Wells hopes her work offends everyone. If not offend, at least piss people off. Just enough to get people to stir the pot of change. Wells runs the nonprofit Center for the Study of Political Graphics, a treasure trove of 85,000 political...
2 months ago | A Considerable Town
Tattooed arms, hair plaited close to his head in corn rows, sporting a long, braided goatee, DeJuan “DJ” Verrett was 210 pounds of prison-yard buff. His tight, white T-shirt was almost pointless, undersized and ripping away from his biceps and thi...
2 months ago | City Hall
For 42 years, the Alquist-Priolo Act has banned new buildings on top of or right next to a particularly treacherous earthquake phenomenon known as a surface rupture fault. When these faults erupt, they don't just wreak havoc from an epicenter mile...
4 months ago | Infrastructure
In a grim bid to catch up with San Francisco by retrofitting at-risk buildings to save lives during a Big One earthquake, Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced L.A.'s biggest public works project ever. Garcetti laid out a plan Monday to seek billions ...
5 months ago | Geography of L.A.
The State of California shook Mayor Eric Garcetti, the L.A. City Council and Hollywood developers today, releasing a legally binding map of the Hollywood Earthquake Fault Zone which shows that the active "surface rupture" fault runs under the lowe...
1 year ago
The next big deal — or debate — in the transportation field isn't a Jetsons-style flying car, high-speed train or monorail. It's the Hyperloop, a 19th-century mailroom technology with a 21st-century twist. Instead of sucking documents ...