FROM Ken Smith
Green Spaces, Bus Design and Radical Cars for LA Groaning with traffic and people, Los Angeles is going to hell in a hand basket. Or is it? New problems bring new solutions. We look at some of the ways the Southland is adapting to its growing density, including the makeover of public transit and the explosion of new green spaces. Also, the LA Auto Show celebrates its centennial and gets an edge on the Motor City, and the MTA--now called Metro , wins the American Public Transportation Association 's annual award for an Outstanding Public Transportation System. Plus, a native Angeleno’s favorite building.
Border wall builders, private art museums, Stamen Design An LA city councilman wants companies who want to do business with LA to disclose if they're also working on the US-Mexico border wall. Forget old-school bar graphs and pie charts -- depicting data has become an art form. And another private art museum opens soon in Los Angeles, but this one takes you into the fascinating world of freemasonry.
Political hopeful Joe Bray-Ali explains his controversial comments LA City Council District 1 candidate Joe Bray-Ali hopes to unseat Gil Cedillo, but offensive comments he made online have given some of his supporters pause. He defends himself, explains why he failed to pay $48,000 in taxes, and suggests what he’ll do if he loses Tuesday’s election.
Who is winning the fight to control LA’s public schools? Twenty-two people were killed by a suicide bomber last night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Who was the terrorist and what does the attack mean for Manchester’s immigrant community? Also, we talk to newly elected LAUSD school board member Kelly Gonez and Alex Caputo-Pearl, head of the LA teachers union, about the most expensive school board race in the country’s history, the conflict between the union and charter school supporters, and the future of LA’s public schools.