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A Big LA Fire Isn’t Worse Because People Are Finally Preparing for the Worst

It had all the elements of a catastrophe: a truck hit an electrical pole in the bone-dry canyons outside LA, exploding a transformer. Winds were brisk with temperatures above 90 degrees. Despite that, the 500-acre blaze that looked particularly scary has only damaged three structures, reportedly because local residents had take the right precautions to protect themselves from wildfire.

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Alissa Walker

June 5th

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Is LA’s Blackout Scare Just a Conspiracy to Keep the City Running on Fossil Fuels?

Last week a report from a coalition of energy providers scared the hell out of Los Angeles, claiming the region would face blackouts due to its catastrophic four-month-long natural gas leak. But a loud and growing group of Southern California energy experts are calling bullshit, saying this is just a way to keep LA dependent on natural gas and other fossil fuels. Here’s the theory.

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Alissa Walker

April 14th

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After a High-Speed Chase in LA, Suspected Burglars Have Time to Pose for Selfies Before Cops Arrive

It’s not really how anyone expected one of LA’s most bizarre police chases to end.

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Alissa Walker

April 7th

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LA Will Face Blackouts This Summer Due to Its Gigantic Natural Gas Leak

Though the catastrophic natural gas leak outside of Los Angeles has been contained, the repercussions are still far from over, according to a new report. For weeks leaders of the region’s utility companies have been warning customers about potential disruptions to their energy service. Today, they’re telling Los Angeles to brace for blackouts this summer.

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Alissa Walker

April 5th

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Papasan Convertible Is LA’s New Laid-Back Approach to Fighting Traffic

Angelenos stuck in gridlock have high hopes for the opening of the Expo Line, which will bring rail transit to the western half of the city for the first time in 50 years. But stealing all the LA transportation headlines is another solution for improving the commute—a car made from a papasan chair.

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Alissa Walker

March 23rd

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This Terrifying Skyslide Just Won Observation Decks

With LA’s Wilshire Grand to be crowned as the new tallest building west of the Mississippi , you might expect the former tallest building west of the Mississippi to just sulk into oblivion. No way! The US Bank Tower is one-upping every observation deck on the planet with a soon-to-be-vomit-covered slide. ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING.

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Alissa Walker

March 1st

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California’s Bullet Train Will Now Start In the Bay Area—Which Might Save It

Organizers for California’s high-speed train just announced that when their bullet train opens, it’ll start service out of the Bay Area, not Southern California like originally planned.

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Bryan Lufkin

February 18th

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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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