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A Los Angeles Primer: LAX

A Los Angeles Primer: LAX

Vast, confusing, punctuated by curiosities neither beautiful nor ugly, and demanding of both endurance and optimism, Los Angeles' airport provides a tempting symbol for the city it ...
A Los Angeles Primer: Skid Row

A Los Angeles Primer: Skid Row

This zone of missions, clinics, residential hotels, and sparse convenience stores hosts not just a large and unfortunate outdoor population but their many tents, shopping carts, an ...
A Los Angeles Primer: The Bonaventure Hotel and Macy's Plaza

A Los Angeles Primer: The Bonaventure Hotel and Macy's Plaza

In the 70s, American downtowns turned away from the streets and toward the enclosed, the climate-controlled, and the monitored. Here, the movement produced Macy's Plaza and the Bon ...
Leaving a Lasting Mark: Revitalizing Valley Boulevard with a Youth Perspective

Leaving a Lasting Mark: Revitalizing Valley Boulevard with a Youth Perspective

Students highlight the need to include youth in the planning and revitalization process of Valley Blvd. in El Monte.
Pacoima Beautiful: Reorienting a Neighborhood That No Longer Suits Our Needs

Pacoima Beautiful: Reorienting a Neighborhood That No Longer Suits Our Needs

Nearly 20% of the people in Pacoima live in rented rooms or converted garages -- the suburban appearance shields a hidden density, where a single family house may actually be home ...
Youth Group Helps to Create a Model of L.A. Planning

Youth Group Helps to Create a Model of L.A. Planning

A youth group based in Chinatown and Lincoln Heights helped to create what the L.A. Times' editorial board called "A Model of L.A. Planning."
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