| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Getting Johnie's Coffee Shop named a historic landmark in Los Angeles was supposed to be easy as pie.
In April, the Los Angeles Conservancy nominated the Googie-style diner at the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue for the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:48 PM
A second major loss of service in four months on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Division is outrageous and unacceptable. This service must be reliable.
Early Wednesday morning, for reasons still unknown, a 138,000-volt Con Edison feeder cable, which...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:35 PM
The chaos surrounding the Grand Avenue redevelopment may turn out to be a good thing — at least for Frank Gehry and quite possibly for the project as a whole.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Grand Avenue Authority surprised...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
How obligated are we to make sure that our actions or words don't offend others, particularly those to whom we are closest? Even when we give it our best shot to be thoughtful, how responsible are we if our positive intentions yield an unexpected negative...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:39 PM
It was troubling to learn recently that three large-scale construction projects in Hollywood may sit closer to the active Hollywood earthquake fault than developers estimated when they submitted environmental reports to city officials. In all three cases,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:24 PM
When Los Angeles officials approved plans for a 39-story luxury residential tower in Century City, they declared the site suitable for development without a review of underground earthquake faults.
Not long after, the Metropolitan Transportation...
| Sep 29, 2013
Now that the busway is beginning to take shape, a few facts about driving from the book "Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)" by Tom Vanderbilt.
*Men lean on the horn more quickly than women as do drivers of expensive cars....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:25 PM
NEW YORK — The race to become New York City's next mayor narrowed Monday as the runner-up in last week's Democratic primary ended his campaign and endorsed Bill de Blasio, the liberal public advocate who has cast himself as the anti-Michael...
| Sep 19, 2013
A letter to the editor from Highland Park.
Reform mass transit
Given the recent scandals surrounding Metra, I believe it is time to rethink how mass transit is organized in Illinois. This can be done through eliminating several of the existing boards,...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:54 AM
New York City voters began deciding Tuesday who should become their next mayor after a volatile primary campaign that touched on everything from civil rights to kittens, with no shortage of scandal mixed in thanks to the candidacy of disgraced former Rep....
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired all North American rights to "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors," four months after the drama won a special jury prize at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Oscilloscope will release "Doors" next year.
The film had its...