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

More from KCRW

The recall of Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to appear on the fall ballot as state officials announce they’ve validated more than 1.2 million signatures on the petition.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Thursday, the LAUSD board voted unanimously on a tentative deal with the teachers union (UTLA) to reopen elementary schools in mid-April and middle and high schools in late April.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For thousands of Californians, the notion of “presumed innocent” has been turned on its head. They’ve waited years in jail without being tried or sentenced.

from KCRW Features

LA County has officially moved out of California’s most restrictive purple tier and into the red tier.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Cannabis is now a $18 billion industry in the U.S. First-time users could have driven some of that boom.

from KCRW Features

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 25, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 19, 2021.

Zocalo Public Square commentator Joe Mathews says that while much of California has prospered in recent decades, Los Angeles has floundered.

from Zócalo's Connecting California