Jon Christensen

UCLA / Stamen Design

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Jon Christensen is an adjunct assistant professor at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainablilty and a partner and strategic adviser of Stamen Design. A former columnist at LA Observed, he is an editor at Boom: A Journal of California.

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Some parts of Southern California got more than five inches of rain this week, in a series of storm systems that hit the area one after the other.

A California soaking, but will it stick?

Some parts of Southern California got more than five inches of rain this week, in a series of storm systems that hit the area one after the other.

from The Mixer

The Los Angeles River in downtown is getting new bridges and parks. But with the greening of the river may come “green gentrification.”

Bridges and Walls: LA River, part 2

The Los Angeles River in downtown is getting new bridges and parks. But with the greening of the river may come “green gentrification.”

from Design and Architecture

Eighty years ago this week, rain poured down on Los Angeles. Floods washed out roads, bridges and thousands of homes.

Bridges and Walls: LA River, part 1

Eighty years ago this week, rain poured down on Los Angeles. Floods washed out roads, bridges and thousands of homes.

from Design and Architecture

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom now seems likely to survive the effort to recall him, but he should reflect on what got him into trouble.

from News Stories

The attempt to recall Governor Gavin Newsom has failed, according to a call by The Associated Press, allowing the governor to stay in office until at least 2023.

from News Stories

Shirley Weber has been thrust into the awkward position of administering the California recall that could oust the man who appointed her.

from News Stories

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 7, 2021.

Some GOP recall candidates say they would use emergency power to pass their agenda, and try to persuade the Democratic Legislature.

from News Stories

While rumors are rampant about stolen ballots and suspicious holes in voting envelopes, state and local officials say they have put measures in place to keep elections secure.

from News Stories

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 9, 2021.

The leading Republican candidate in the California recall election is trying to build a multi-ethnic coalition of voters — and overcome criticism for his views on race.

from News Stories

September 14 is the last day for Californians to vote in the gubernatorial recall election, and the latest polls show Governor Gavin Newsom is likely to keep his job.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand