FROM Aaron Paley
Making L.A.: Public Spaces Public spaces can make or break a city. They’re escapes from the relentless urban pace and help bring people together. They are town squares that make communities out of neighborhoods. They can even be engines for economic growth. But aside from the beach, Los Angeles has never been known for great public spaces. Just a few years ago, it was almost impossible to even have a sidewalk cafe. Is that changing? A vintage postcard shows an early Pershing Square
CicLAvia and Gentrification This Sunday, thousands of bicyclists will roll through the streets of L.A. for the 10th CicLAvia. They’ll be peddling through some neighborhoods previously untouched by the event, including East Los Angeles. And not everyone there is happy about it -- some see CicLAvia as a harbinger of gentrification. The map for CicLAvia’s October 5th ride, titled "Heart of LA"
CicLAvia Encourages Angelinos to Abandon Their Cars This Sunday The second annual CicLAvia — that's a bicycle trip in LA — will be held on Sunday with 7.5 miles of car-free cycling, walking, jogging or skating. Aaron Paley, president of Community Arts Resources , is producing the event.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”