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Jon Christensen

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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.

Jon Christensen on KCRW

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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Here's a staggering statistic.   Over 90% of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported from other countries. Even along the Central Coast, it can be tough to find a local catch.

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from Scheer Intelligence

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from KCRW Features

As of today, Gavin Newsom is running the country’s biggest state. How will he differ from Jerry Brown?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The solution to Los Angeles traffic may be an unpopular one: charging people for using the roads in core districts at peak times.

from Design and Architecture

Plans for the high-speed rail project originally meant to connect L.A. and San Francisco - are now derailed. At least, so it seems.

from The Mixer

California’s new governor Gavin Newsom wants to build a lot more housing in the state: as many as half a million new houses a year. But who’s going to build all that housing?

from Design and Architecture

Will the teachers strike lead to structural changes in LA’s public schools? Deep problems such as financing and middle-class flight remain.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump’s intelligence team went to Capitol Hill this week for their yearly update to the Congress. But Trump did not like what they said and how it was covered.

from The Mixer