On Friday, SpaceX launched a rocket into space, freaking a lot of people out on the ground, some of whom thought it might be aliens. (It wasn’t.) Unsurprisingly, some drivers on the road were similarly caught unawares, likely leading to a pretty nasty collision.
Thanksgiving is almost here. You know what that means: Lots of turkey and lots of traffic. That’s especially true in Los Angeles, where this year, like most years, the holiday congestion is reminiscent of another thing Americans should probably associate with Thanksgiving—clogged arteries.
You may not know the name Gin D. Wong, but you definitely know his work. He’s responsible for some of the most iconic buildings in Los Angeles, including the Theme Building at the Los Angeles Airport (pictured above), and he even inspired the designers of the legendary 1962 animated TV show The Jetsons. Wong died on…
They’ve placed one of the cars inside the tunnel now. The only thing stopping them is a lot of government permits. Like, seriously, a lot. So much. But now the car fits.
Humans are the ultimate predator. If you’re armed with the right tools there’s virtually nothing else that can beat you in a standoff (except maybe antibiotic resistant bacteria, but let’s forget about that). If you want to befriend the animal, though, it’s a whole different story.
Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica; all great reasons to visit Los Angeles that are unfortunately overshadowed by the city’s overwhelming traffic and perpetually-gridlocked highways. But through the lens of Ralph & Randy’s timelapse cameras, LA’s traffic nightmare somehow looks like best reason to head to the West…
One day after Republican New Hampshire State Representative Robert Fisher was revealed to be the creator of radically misogynist Reddit forum “The Red Pill,” a progressive bike activist running for a Los Angeles city council seat across the country faced a surprisingly similar uproar.
The one thing that helped me combat my irritation at being at an airport was the knowledge that airports are the great social equalizer: generally, it doesn’t matter who you are—rich, poor, famous, normal, whatever—you still have to check-in, go through security and get on the moving sidewalks to your gate. It sucks…
Who’s the craziest ultra-rich, would-be supervillain in the whole wide world? It’s Elon. Elon Musk.
The year 2016 has been an ice cream sundae of realized horrors, topped off by a human that actually looks like a cherry if that cherry was radioactive and run over by a convertible. A lot of fears that used to feel outlandish suddenly seem pretty plausible: apocalyptic climate change, nuclear war, fascism, close-up…
Last week, a construction project for the Los Angeles subway turned into a scientific excavation after workers uncovered fossilized skull, tooth and tusk fragments from ancient elephant relatives that have been extinct for 10,000 years.
Human-induced earthquakes are on the rise in the United States and Canada, likely as a result of oil and gas industry practices. New research suggests this isn’t a new phenomenon, and that several quakes felt in Los Angeles during the early 20th century were likely caused by human activity.
Los Angeles is a pretty easy city to stereotype. You’re stuck in eternal traffic on the 405 while wolfing down a burger from In-N-Out. Or you’re sipping green juice at a cafe next to an actor from that one movie. Or you’re listening to someone discuss their screenplay. Or you’re at the beach.
Los Angeles International Airport shut down all incoming traffic Sunday night while officers investigated reports of shots fired, KTLA reports. According to an LAPD spokesperson, investigators found no evidence of a shooting and determined the alleged gunfire was “loud noises.”
According to the LA Times in 1923, it took streetcars 30 minutes to move just six blocks in downtown LA that summer. The automobile had invaded the city, and the streetcars were owned by private companies that didn’t want to spend any money on improvements. The dream? Elevating mass transit, like in the 1923 model…
Beware this new Los Angeles attraction if you’re afraid of heights. I know I am because nope.
After a prolonged battle with San Francisco’s NIMBY empire, George Lucas announced two years ago that he would take his giant filmmaking museum project to the friendlier shores of Chicago. Now, after yet another vicious battle with Chicago’s NIMBYs, he’s abandoning his plans there, too. You’d think he was trying to…
What would convince transit riders to pay attention to an oncoming train instead of Instagram? Apparently, a graphic depiction of certain dismemberment.
One more horrific prediction has come to pass for California’s drought-ravaged forests. According to the US Forest Service, trees are dying at an even more astonishing rate than they were last summer, creating fuel for what will almost certainly be the worst wildfire season in memory.