The LAPD Has A Lamborghini Cop Car Now, Because Charity

Los Angeles is a town of dreams, of wonder, of authenticity, heart, and soul. Oh wait. No. It is none of those things. Which is why instead of getting a Morgan Three Wheeler like my constant letters have suggested, they went out and got a Lamborghini Gallardo. Figures. Just like Dubai. » 3/16/14 10:00am 3/16/14 10:00am

Tour the Nine Steepest Residential Streets in America

As a big urban walker, I like to head for the hills. So when I stumbled upon this list of the steepest streets in the U.S., I just had to see what they looked like, and I started planning a trip to hit all of the most insanely steep stretches of our American streets. The scariest thing? People live (and park!) on them. » 2/27/14 10:34am 2/27/14 10:34am

LAPD Cracks Down On Jaywalkers As More People Ditch Cars

At some point or another, you and I will have moments when we aren't in cars (I know, it's terrifying.). But if you happen to not be in a car in a place called Los Angeles, expect to have a less-than-swell time, as police are cracking down on pedestrians like never before. » 12/26/13 2:20pm 12/26/13 2:20pm

8 Unrealized Buildings That Could've Transformed American Cities

For every existent building in your city, there are a dozen that never came to be. Some plans were abandoned for good reasons (see: LA's 5,000-foot skyscraper), others were abandoned because of legal and financial quandaries. Either way, these forgotten drawings show us what we could've had. » 8/26/13 10:42am 8/26/13 10:42am

LA's Iconic Miracle Mile Sign Murdered By GMC

Los Angeles is a city defined by old sheet-metal signs that have iconic importance well beyond their actual worth. The Hollywood sign, the Beverly Hills sign, and, up until today, the Miracle Mile sign. That's because a woman driving a GMC Envoy brutally smashed to bits the well-known illuminated sign. » 5/10/13 9:32am 5/10/13 9:32am

Formula E Will Liven Up Los Angeles With Some Electric Racing

Outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles announced this week that the Formula E all-electric open wheel race series will be making a stop in the heart of his city. » 4/27/13 2:30pm 4/27/13 2:30pm

The Crazy And Crazily Accurate Predictions Of 2013 Cars From 25 Years…

I absolutely love looking at visions of the future from years gone by. You know, like the magazines from the 1950s that predicted we would all live on lunar colonies by 1968 and smoke cigarettes that gave us superpowers. Sometimes, these predictions are utterly ridiculous in retrospect; other times, they're scarily… » 3/16/13 12:29pm 3/16/13 12:29pm

LAPD To Women: Sorry For Shooting You, Here's A New Truck

Most of you were rightfully incredulous over the Los Angeles Police Department's shooting of two innocent women following a case of mistaken truck identity during their search for alleged killer ex-cop Christopher Dorner. How did the cops mistake the women's blue Toyota Tacoma for Dorner's gray Nissan Titan? Why did… » 2/10/13 12:30pm 2/10/13 12:30pm

The Time I Drove A Sex-Crazed Cougar's Porsche 911 To Rodney…

Having always driven mechanically dubious trucks, muscle cars and other beaters, I'd always wanted to try something faster and more sophisticated. Lucky for me, I met a cougar who owned a Porsche, and ended up getting to tear ass around L.A. in it, stopping by a $5,000 per plate Bel Air mansion party and Rodney… » 8/28/12 2:00pm 8/28/12 2:00pm