Watch out campers -- a ground squirrel in the Angeles National Forest has tested positive for the plague! The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health revealed that scary fact on Wednesday afternoon, noting that the county and U.S. Forestry Service have closed the Broken Blade, Twisted Arrow, ... More >>
By Craig Stephens It's a sunny day at Echo Park Lake, which is finally reopening after its $45 million facelift. Some families stroll its banks; others spread out picnics. The area's signature hipsters frolic, toke weed and play croquet. The vibe is chill, with no oafish territorialism in evidence. ... More >>
In La La Land, the home of movie magic, we're used to our surroundings being not quite what they seem. But did you know, at this very moment, you are surrounded by thousands of tiny containers of various shapes and sizes, camouflaged in bushes, hidden in fake electrical boxes, attached by magnet to ... More >>
See also: Traffic Experts Crap All Over Eric Garcetti's Million-Dollar Gridlock Prize. Once again L.A. is the traffic nightmare capital of America, and much of that can be blamed on our own damn selves. We chose to live in a city with limited public transportation, far-out suburbs and already-stuff ... More >>
The Coachella campgrounds are the Wild West of the festival. They are the sort of place you can imagine Hunter S. Thompson running around with his pants around his ankles. Drugs are more plentiful than food and going to bed before 4 a.m. is considered an early night. Campers built incredible structu ... More >>
Did you know that bicyclists are entitled to a whole traffic lane, all to themselves? Yes. In an effort to make L.A. urban traffic slow down even more, Metro, the folks behind the bus and the subway, remind you that bicyclists have the same right to hold up traffic as any little old lady driver fro ... More >>
A recent University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study found that twice as many cyclists are killed by cars in L.A. as they are nationally. Bad news for the bike set? Not at L.A. City Hall, the home of magical thinking. City officials planned to announce this morning that ...
Six years ago, when I decided to abandon my car for a multi-modal cocktail of walking, biking and bus-riding, I lived in Hollywood. The pedestrian and transit parts came easy in my super-dense neighborhood, but biking terrified me -- rolling out of my driveway I was confronted with three routes, eac ... More >>
Although they're hard to hear over the impassioned roar of cycling advocates at L.A. City Hall, some local homeowners and car-drivers are freaking out over AB 2245, a feel-good state bill pitched by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) as a fast-track to a greener Los Angeles County. Jim O'S ... More >>
Whatever, hipsters. You can have your flirty World Naked Bike Ride through Silver Lake and Echo Park this Saturday. (Including, via the official event page, a pre-party stocked with "body art" and "liquid courage." Really.) But the group of cycling organizations behind "Ride South L.A." -- a mappi ... More >>
Bird-watching. A word that is synonymous with you don't really know because you've already lost interest just thinking about it for one second. Lucky for you this post isn't about bird-watching; it's about birding. I said MOTHERFUCKIN' BIRDING YOU GUYS! Sorry. I got a little overzealous trying to ... More >>
Bicyclists will have a new destination this fall when Pedalers Fork restaurant opens in the heart of Old Town Calabasas. Now under construction, the goal is to create a bike-friendly venue, offering food, coffee, drinks, and even bike pharaphernalia, tours and repairs. "We wanted to create a sort o ... More >>
By Andra Lim What arouses a woman's libi-don't? Riding a bike, especially one with low-set handlebars, according to a new study from Yale University.
LADOT Bike Blog via FlickrHollywood is not impressed.Updated below: The bike lanes pose larger problems than their fugliness, says Hollywood. Originally posted at 9:30 a.m. Every good L.A. citywatcher knows: What cyclists want in this city, they get. And props to them for the dedication. O ... More >>
LADOT Bike Blog via FlickrSecond time's a charm. (We hope.)Mixed feelings, these past few weeks, about L.A.'s quickly expanding arsenal of green bike lanes -- part of an adorable national trend. The new lanes are, literally, neon green. Though some grumpy drivers see it as yet another blight ... More >>
Josh White, courtesy Honor Fraser GalleryTotally doesn't doesn't do its awesomeness justice. But cool... Shipsearching, Mie Olise's awesome treehouse of an artwork at Honor Fraser gallery, stole the opening-night-in-Culver-City scene for me. You may be wondering, what's a treehouse of an artw ... More >>
ebbc.orgGreen bike lane in Long Beach.The bike problems thicken for L.A. Two prominent bike afficienadoes, one of whom was a government employee, were asked to leave today when they tried to observe the Think Bike L.A. workshop. The reasons for this are not quite clear.
YouTubeThrill-seekers scale Eaton Canyon's second waterfallAn employee-in-training at Southern California Edison (electricity provider for much of L.A. County) died Saturday after a 50-foot fall at Eaton Canyon Park. John Jutiyasantayanon, a 23-year-old Montclair resident and graduate from C ... More >>
The site of the Yellowstone bear attack.A mama grizzly bear that was looking after her cubs in Yellowstone National Park was startled by a husband-and-wife pair of L.A.-area hikers and mauled the man to death this week. The Torrance victim was ID'd today as 57-year-old Brian Matayoshi of Tor ... More >>
David Husted via PanoramioThe bridge where two Whittier meds were swept away at 8 a.m. Wednesday.Two Whittier men in their 50s who worked in the emergency room at the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital died early Wednesday morning. Gregory Meyer and Richard Fox were backpacking with three o ... More >>
Swank OneDown by the (L.A.) River. That's fixed-gear legend Keo Curry (left) and George Gregor (right). Sean Martin can tell you about the moment he thought he would die. Sure, the fixed-gear cyclist who moved to L.A. in 2008 and cycles to work daily had had close calls before but one sunn ... More >>
Sam BlochLeaving Media Park. Not pictured: riders delighting in agitating financially secure couples on date night, and said restaurant patrons asking each other if this is Critical MassSTORY BY SAM BLOCH On Saturday, over 200 bicycle enthusiasts descended upon Culver City's Media Park for ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUIReady to burn some rubberAside from a few equestrian types worried about their horse lanes in the foothills, the long-labored plan to build 1,680 miles of bike lanes along Los Angeles streets (at least 200 miles every five years) was embraced by one and all at today's L.A. C ... More >>
Doesn't have to be a bike‚ÄčAt first Ciclavia looked like a lame "million trees" idea from Antonio Villaraigosa, but the bicycling community breathed big-time life into it. The city is closing 7.5 miles of Los Angeles streets, Sunday 10-3, for bicycling and walking. Get off your butts and go! Here ... More >>
Councilman Greig SmithDamien Newton of LA Streetsblog has an interesting piece about a potential conflict between bike activists and neighborhood councils, though it may wind up in peace, love and harmony. Backstory: City Councilman Greig Smith, who represents district 12 in the Valley, has ... More >>
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called for a mandatory helmet law for all bicyclists across California at his much-touted "
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