Los Angeles

This week, you can: Meet the colorful designer Gere Kavanaugh; hear about how architects slay dragons (and other reasons why you should hire one); listen to the art of acoustic…

Like any daycare, Penny & Peggy Nairn’s 24 hour childcare and Early Education Center is full of toys and games and puzzles and paints.

from Greater LA

Los Angeles is undergoing a transition, from sprawling, car-based culture to a denser, more urban region where people walk and use more mass transit.

Shade: a luxury amenity in LA

Los Angeles is undergoing a transition, from sprawling, car-based culture to a denser, more urban region where people walk and use more mass transit.

from Design and Architecture

New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in Los Angeles communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control.

When LA's air got better, kids' asthma cases dropped

New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in Los Angeles communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control.

from NPR

For every era in American history, there’s a pair of jeans to go with it: bell bottoms, cowboy wranglers, skinny hipster jeans, daisy dukes. They were invented in California.

How blue jeans started in LA

For every era in American history, there’s a pair of jeans to go with it: bell bottoms, cowboy wranglers, skinny hipster jeans, daisy dukes. They were invented in California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris was in South Los Angeles on Sunday, speaking to a crowd at Los Angeles Southwest College.

Looking to 2020, Kamala Harris comes to Los Angeles

Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris was in South Los Angeles on Sunday, speaking to a crowd at Los Angeles Southwest College.

from Greater LA

A controversial bill that would force cities throughout California to build denser housing hit a wall last week.

From the Bay to LA, conflicting views on how to fix California’s housing crisis

A controversial bill that would force cities throughout California to build denser housing hit a wall last week.

from Greater LA

Roy Choi’s new KCET show  “ Broken Bread ”  highlights the work of many individuals and organizations affecting social change through food.

Catering for a cause in the OC

Roy Choi’s new KCET show “ Broken Bread ” highlights the work of many individuals and organizations affecting social change through food.

from Good Food

On June 15, noted taco expert   Bill Esparza   is bringing a new taco festival to the  ROW DTLA   , featuring a slate of nearly 50 taqueros personally curated by the man himself.

Bill Esparza brings a new taco experience to town

On June 15, noted taco expert Bill Esparza is bringing a new taco festival to the ROW DTLA , featuring a slate of nearly 50 taqueros personally curated by the man himself.

from Good Food

In the NBA playoffs, the Curry brothers are playing against each other for the Western Conference title.

Are fans happy about the Lakers’ new coach?

In the NBA playoffs, the Curry brothers are playing against each other for the Western Conference title.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

SB 50, the controversial housing bill championed by California State Senator Scott Wiener, has been shelved for debate until next year.

Controversial state housing plan gets pulled from a vote

SB 50, the controversial housing bill championed by California State Senator Scott Wiener, has been shelved for debate until next year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Jordan Downs housing project in Watts has a long history dating back to the 1940s. It’s currently undergoing a billion dollar redevelopment.

Theater project explores Jordan Downs, public housing, and gentrification

The Jordan Downs housing project in Watts has a long history dating back to the 1940s. It’s currently undergoing a billion dollar redevelopment.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It was Bike to Work Day in LA, but the weather gods had other ideas. A storm came through this morning, which is pretty unusual for Southern California in the middle of May.

LA sees weird weather this May

It was Bike to Work Day in LA, but the weather gods had other ideas. A storm came through this morning, which is pretty unusual for Southern California in the middle of May.

from Greater LA

Jackie Goldberg won an open seat to the LA Unified School District school board this week.

The pros and cons of Measure EE, a parcel tax to fund schools

Jackie Goldberg won an open seat to the LA Unified School District school board this week.

from Greater LA

From the outside, the Abram Friedman Occupational Center is a case study in institutional drabness. The hulking, cube-shaped building on the ragged fringes of downtown L.A.

Adult education offers a ‘good life’ through barbershop training

From the outside, the Abram Friedman Occupational Center is a case study in institutional drabness. The hulking, cube-shaped building on the ragged fringes of downtown L.A.

from Greater LA

LA is often called a concrete jungle, but it’s teeming with wild animals, insects, and plants. More than 500 species of birds live here or pass through as they migrate up the coast.

Finding wildlife in LA: falcons, bighorn sheep, turtles, and more

LA is often called a concrete jungle, but it’s teeming with wild animals, insects, and plants. More than 500 species of birds live here or pass through as they migrate up the coast.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Tuesday, San Francisco became the first city in the U.S.

As San Francisco bans facial recognition, how is the technology used in LA and elsewhere?

On Tuesday, San Francisco became the first city in the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Getting to LAX, from anywhere in the region, can be a big hassle, and for years there’s been criticism of public transport options.

What’s the best way to get to LAX?

Getting to LAX, from anywhere in the region, can be a big hassle, and for years there’s been criticism of public transport options.

from Greater LA

For the last 30 years classic LA modernist houses by the likes of Richard Neutra, Rudolf Schindler, Pierre Koenig, John Lautner and others have been bought, lovingly restored and have…

Lovell Health House seeks pick-me-up

For the last 30 years classic LA modernist houses by the likes of Richard Neutra, Rudolf Schindler, Pierre Koenig, John Lautner and others have been bought, lovingly restored and have…

from Design and Architecture

Los Angeles has yet again earned the dubious distinction as the nation’s capital for dirty air.

'Choked': Can LA clean its dirty air?

Los Angeles has yet again earned the dubious distinction as the nation’s capital for dirty air.

from Design and Architecture