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

More from KCRW

There’s been an uptick of violent crime in South Los Angeles, and if you get shot or stabbed there, it’s likely you’ll go to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance or St.

from Greater LA

For many Californians, Tax Day this year means writing a check to Uncle Sam.

from The Mixer

Gov. Gavin Newsom is pumping the brakes on California’s high speed rail project. Or is he?

from Design and Architecture

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a halt to the death penalty in California. The state has a complicated history with the death penalty.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There’s another big awards show this weekend in Los Angeles. And this one, like some others, is trying to move past controversy that concerns inclusion.

from The Mixer

A disastrous rail extension in the heart of San Francisco is unfortunately business as usual in California.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

As it celebrates its 100 th birthday, UCLA can take pride in being the most important institute of higher education in the state.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Soleil Ho and Tejal Rao belong to a new wave of food critics who are helping to redefine the craft.

from Good Food

Hundreds of residential hotels in the City of LA offer shelter for people who would otherwise be homeless, but trendier SROs are popping up for young professionals with more money.

from Greater LA