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What Made Us Stop and Think about L.A.

What Made Us Stop and Think about L.A.

As Departures wraps up the end of the year, we reflect and challenge the notions, ideas, and convictions we confronted through this year's projects, and look forward to what next y ...
Draft Mural Ordinance to be Patted-Down for Loopholes

Draft Mural Ordinance to be Patted-Down for Loopholes

Now that it's out, loopholes and concerns are surfacing.
Neighborhood Notes: Some See Flaws in L.A. Bike Plan & More

Neighborhood Notes: Some See Flaws in L.A. Bike Plan & More

News and notes from around the neighborhood.
Legalizing L.A.'s Murals: Draft Ordinance Introduced, Here are the Details

Legalizing L.A.'s Murals: Draft Ordinance Introduced, Here are the Details

A major step towards reviving Los Angeles as the centerpiece for the contemporary urban mural movement, a draft ordinance that redefines murals was introduced today.
Legalizing Murals in L.A.: Draft Ordinance to be Released Wednesday

Legalizing Murals in L.A.: Draft Ordinance to be Released Wednesday

Murals were banned for the most part in 2002 when the art form was wrapped into litigation surrounding the city's sign ordinance.
Occupy L.A. through a Panorama

Occupy L.A. through a Panorama

These panoramas allow us to immerse ourselves into the lives and stories of the Occupy protesters, without the need to hear a single voice.