UCLA / Stamen Design
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.
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.
Jan. 18, 2019from 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.”
Mar. 6, 2018from Design and Architecture
Eighty years ago this week, rain poured down on Los Angeles. Floods washed out roads, bridges and thousands of homes.
Feb. 27, 2018from Design and Architecture
Rob Zabrecky, the former frontman of new wave punk band Possum Dixon, has written a memoir called "Strange Cures." It's about LA's rock 'n roll scene during the late 1980s and 1990s.
Aug. 27from Greater LA
In its zeal to oppose President Trump at every turn, California risks becoming that the thing that it fears.
Aug. 15from Zócalo's Connecting California
Berkeley’s City Council recently adopted an ordinance to drop certain gendered terms from the city’s municipal code.
Jul. 23from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
When it comes to California’s housing problems, the answer may be right below the surface
Sep. 26from Zócalo's Connecting California
A national museum celebrating Korean-American heritage is one step closer to reality, with new funding announced this week and new renderings from LA-based Morphosis Architects. The…
Aug. 8from Design and Architecture
The bill sent Uber and Lyft scrambling, and it might reshape business in the entertainment industry.
Sep. 10from KCRW Features
It may sound counter-intuitive, but earthquakes are one of the natural phenomena that have made California great.
Jul. 18from Zócalo's Connecting California
Neighbors Marybeth Guiney and Charles McIlvain went diving together often, along with McIlvain’s wife. We hear from friends of Guyiney and McIlvain.
Sep. 4from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
LGBTQ activist and Democratic donor Ed Buck owns an apartment building where 26-year-old Gemmel Moore died two years ago. This year, another man died in Buck’s apartment.
Jul. 29from Greater LA