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On Location: Alhambra

On Location: Alhambra

Nestled between Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Gabriel, San Marino, El Sereno, City Terrace and Monterey Park, Alhambra is one of the oldest suburbs in Los Angeles County, dating ba ...
Councilmembers O'Farrell and Cedillo Rally City in Support for Comprehensive Changes to L.A. River

Councilmembers O'Farrell and Cedillo Rally City in Support for Comprehensive Changes to L.A. River

Councilmembers O'Farrell and Cedillo rally support for the most expansive alternative (and expensive) offered by the U.S. Army Corps impending plan for revitalizing the Los Angeles ...
'All That Glitters Is Not Gold': A Planner Replies About L.A. Zoning

'All That Glitters Is Not Gold': A Planner Replies About L.A. Zoning

Los Angeles' vast array of zoning overlays and local zoning conditions make little difference in actual land use decisions and investments.
Retail California: Ralphs, the Big Lebowski, and Shaping the American Shopping Experience

Retail California: Ralphs, the Big Lebowski, and Shaping the American Shopping Experience

Ralphs' innovations in retail and supermarkets in Los Angeles rippled through the industry and became a catalyst for suburban expansion.
The Birth and Growth of City Planning

The Birth and Growth of City Planning

President of the American Planning Association weighs in on the two laws that set the basic foundation for city planning and zoning over 85 years ago.
The Birth of Sprawl: How Ending the Great Depression Meant Inventing the Suburbs

The Birth of Sprawl: How Ending the Great Depression Meant Inventing the Suburbs

The Federal Housing Administration played a dramatic role in shaping the design of post-war suburbs across America.