What began as a public-private partnership bidding process to find a food vendor for a beloved urban park launched a massively successful mid-market burger chain. Granted, any business gets a leg up when an already successful restaurateur such as Danny Meyer is at the helm. Shake Shack now has loc ... More >>
"The San Andreas is not Los Angeles' only fault," cracked architectural historian Thomas Hines at the kickoff to Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.. Hines didn't really mean it -- he was quoting a joke that people from, say, San Francisco might make -- but the quip hit just ... More >>
We spend most of the year criticizing Los Angeles' ugly buildings and other unfortunate aspects of the local built environment. Here's our chance to rundown some of the thoughtful, inspiring and downright stellar projects that make us L.A. proud, and that make our burg a better place in general.
New Planning Director Michael LoGrande with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Michael LoGrande, who had been the city's chief zoning administrator, was confirmed Wednesday by the City Council to become the new planning director. He'll be charged with creating and executing a vision for the city's fu ... More >>
Matthew Fleischer goes undercover in Carusoland
In search of the Emerald City
Pellicano, HD DVD, L.A. Times' Montorio and Carson Daly