SÜPRMARKT Could Bring Groceries to Low-Income Los Angeles“South Central is home to 1.3 million residents and just 60 grocery stores,” writes Olympia Auset, owner of an affordable organic grocery service and pop-up shop, SÜPRMARKT, on her IndieGoGo page where she’s raising funds to open her first brick and mortar. “Health disparities kill more people than anything…
Can an Environmental Lawsuit Stop Centennial From Being Built?Nestled in the far northern fringes of Los Angeles County, the undeveloped plains of Tejon Ranch are a portal back to California’s earliest days. One of the last of the native grasslands that used to cover the state, the ranch’s 270,000 acres of gently sloping hills and…
How Convenient Will Taking the LAX People Mover Be?To the delight of many, construction began last month on the city’s long-awaited rail connection to LAX. When it opens in about four years, the LAX People Mover will drop off travelers at the airport’s eight terminals and connect to Metro’s Crenshaw and Green Lines.The people mover…
You've Heard of NIMBYs—but Who Are the PHIMBYs?If you’ve followed the debates surrounding California’s housing crisis, you’re probably well versed in the ways of NIMBYs and YIMBYs. The former are the “Not In My Backyard”-ers that staunchly oppose new development, fearing that it will threaten the “character” of their (typically well-off) urban communities. Their “Yes…
The City Wants a Venice Hotel to Become Apartments AgainCarl Lambert has owned the Venice Suites since 2005—six years before Google opened up shop on the little bohemian beach and before Snapchat was even a thing. Up until 2005, former residents recall living there for the (now) impossibly low amount of $500 a month with…
Can a Bunch of New Co-Living Complexes Ease L.A.'s Housing Crisis?Amidst rising rents and an on-going housing shortage, a New York City-based “co-living” operator has announced plans to invest $100 million in building pre-furnished, shared living spaces in multiple neighborhoods across Los Angeles.Common, a company that manages co-living developments in six cities including Los Angeles,…
The Rodeo Drive Subway Stop Will Have One of the Only Bathrooms in L.A.'s Rail SystemEven with officials at the Beverly Hills Unified School District still digging in against the Purple Line subway extension, specifically the placement of the Century City stop, Beverly Hills city officials are negotiating with Metro on what their future stations…
Not All of L.A.'s Architectural Marvels Are VintageNew to the Los Angeles magazine bookshelf this month is Los Angeles New Architecture by photographer Mike Kelley and museum director Brooke Hodge. The pair hunted down a collection of the most dynamic buildings of the last 20 years that help explain efforts to transform of our suburban…
How UCLA Students Fought for—and Won—the Right to Shape Westwood's FutureWestwood can feel like a college town in the midst of a big city. UCLA’s 419-acre campus is the Westside neighborhood’s centerpiece, a hub of activity with 45,428 students, graduate students, and medical residents as of Fall 2017. But until recently, very few of those…
Maps Juxtapose L.A. Transit in 1926 and What It Could Look Like 102 Years LaterDid you know that in the 1950s a Houston businessman named Murel Goodell proposed building a bitchin’ 60-mile monorail system that would have traveled from the Valley to Long Beach by way of downtown, but that Beverly Hills, which wanted a…
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