Inside the Effort to Make L.A.'s Low-Income Communities GreenerTamika Butler spent three years pushing for a more pedal-friendly L.A. as head of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, but these days the 34-year-old activist has her sights set on building more parks. Since 2017, Butler’s been at the helm of the nonprofit Los Angeles Neighborhood…
Tropical Storm Rosa Is Approaching. What Will That Mean for L.A.?Tropical Storm Rosa is hovering over the Pacific Ocean now, looking set to bring bring rain, strong winds, and dangerous surf to southern California in the coming days.“This storm still has a punch, it’s still dangerous,” David Roth, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s…
9 Fun Ways to Stop Contributing to the Literal Destruction of Earth as We Know It Los Angeles Magazine Things are bad, guys. The fires that have ripped through California are just a taste of what’s to come. The oceans are in dire straits. All plastic ever made—like nine billion tons to date—is just out…
Can We Ever Bring Native Fish Back to the L.A. River? On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Wendy Katagi—watershed planner by day, inspirational songwriter by night—got up in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens and a sang a passionate ode to the steelhead trout. “Steelhead run, steelhead run to…
Are There Efforts to Keep L.A.'s Old Trees From Being Cut Down? For answers to more of your burning questions, visit the Ask Chris archive. Are there efforts to keep L.A.’s biggest, oldest trees from being cut down? The Bureau of Street Services has a list of “Significant Street Trees” to conserve, and there’s a whole forest…
Why Cigarette Butts Are Guaranteed To Be The Worst Butts On The Beach Truth August is winding down, and that means that there are only a few weeks left of summer to get to the beach. So we suggest you make the most of it and get your butt down there. But when you arrive…
Is LA Getting Hotter? If Memory Serves, Yes It Is I used to roll my eyes when people would say that L.A. has no seasons. Of course we have them. Or, we did. The shifts in weather were never as extreme as they are in many other parts of the U.S., but they were ours.…
Here's What Happens When Disneyland Does Away With Plastic Straws Because plastic waste is a scourge that’s currently imperiling at least 700 species of marine animals and because first steps are usually baby ones, the Walt Disney Company announced yesterday that by mid-2019, all Disney parks will phase out single-use plastic straws and stirrers. They’ll…
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