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The Big Problem With LA’s New Football Stadium

Who cares who won the Super Bowl yesterday—Los Angeles is getting a football team (again)! But luring the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles was perhaps the easy part of a much bigger challenge when it comes to the urban planning issues around the stadium itself.

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Alissa Walker

February 8th

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Los Angeles Has Invented the Multimodal Navigation App of My Dreams

For years now, I have very publicly wished for an app that would list all my possible transportation alternatives in the palm of my hand, then guide me to my destination once I’d made the decision of how to get there. Well, I’m here to tell you: Sometimes wishes come true.

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Alissa Walker

February 2nd

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Sometimes El Niño Can Be Awesome

What US city is framed by snow-capped mountains today after a series of big storms? Hint: It’s not Denver.

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Alissa Walker

January 13th

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Here’s the Full, Extremely Dumb Email That Shut Down the Entire L.A. Public School System

I cannot believe anyone took this email seriously: “I am a devout Muslim, and was once against violence, but I have teamed up with a local jihadist cell as it is the only way I’ll be able to accomplish my massacre the correct way.”

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December 16th

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LA’s Revamped Automotive Museum Is The Ideal Place for Cars to Go to Die

Perhaps in your daily internet wanderings you’ve stumbled across photos of this building and wondered, what the hell is that thing? Well, it’s a museum for cars, and I assure you: It’s perfect.

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Alissa Walker

December 8th

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Chicago And Los Angeles Are Next Up For Google Fiber

google-fiber-car You know the drill. Once a city has spoken with Google about bringing Fiber into their hood, there’s a process for the city to go through. A lengthy one. Checklists. The whole nine yards. Two new cities are exploring Fiber with Google and they are Chicago and Los Angeles. Yes, San Francisco has been skipped again and I’m going to go cry into my slow internet from Comcast.… Read More

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Drew Olanoff

December 8th

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Chicago And Los Angeles Are Next Up For Google Fiber

google-fiber-car You know the drill. Once a city has spoken with Google about bringing Fiber into their hood, there’s a process for the city to go through. A lengthy one. Checklists. The whole nine yards. Two new cities are exploring Fiber with Google and they are Chicago and Los Angeles. Yes, San Francisco has been skipped again and I’m going to go cry into my slow internet from Comcast.… Read More

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Drew Olanoff

December 8th

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Dude Building $500 Million LA Mansion Also Building “Tinder for Straight Bros”

One of the largest houses in history is currently being built in Los Angeles. The man who is building it says he will sell it for $500 million, which would make it the most expensive single-family home ever sold. In the meantime, he made an app for straight men to find other straight men.

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Alissa Walker

November 12th

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Sorry, No Aliens! The Navy Test Fires Trident Missile Off The Coast Of California

Reports flooded in today stating that the warning areas off the coast of Southern California—around the Navy’s Pacific Missile Range—would be activated, causing noise issues associated with re-routed LAX operations. Theories flew, some being totally absurd. In the end, it was exactly what it should have been—a Trident submarine-launched ballistic missile test.

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November 8th

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LA’s New Streetlamps Will Keep Cell Service Running After an Earthquake

Cities beefing up their smart infrastructure have tapped the ubiquitous streetlamp to track traffic data and measure pollution. Now, in Los Angeles, some streetlights will help keep the communications network intact after an emergency.

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Alissa Walker

November 6th

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