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My New Car: None

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

I have recently had the pleasure of owning a number of automobiles I have always wanted. These have included the Jaguar XJ6, Subaru SVX, Volvo P1800ES...

Los Angeles, for New Yorkers Specifically

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Elizabeth Baudouin

Making the LA plea to your New York friends is no easy feat, and I'm used to the pushback.

4 Reasons Dating In Los Angeles Is So Damn Tough

Damona Hoffman | Posted 11.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Damona Hoffman

Your relationship status can't change if you don't, but in this magic city where dreams come true everyday, all you have to do is set your mind toward love, then go out and get it and you too can beat the odds dating in LA.

Cultural Bounce

Paul Klein | Posted 10.14.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Some culture is homegrown and organic. That is what I experienced a couple of days ago at the Slow & Low Lowrider Festival.

Hitchhiking as a Moral Molecule

Alice Carey | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Alice Carey

I've come to believe that hitching is a transcendent pleasure available to everyone.

Why You Don't Own A Car

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 04.03.2012 | Money

The quintessential dream of waking up on your sixteenth birthday to find a new car adorned with a big red bow parked in the driveway is now a thing of...

Matt Sledge

'Carmageddon' Could Curb Carbon Dioxide Emissions -- Or Cause Them To Climb

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles

On an average July weekend, 500,000 cars drive on I-405 in the Sepulveda Pass. But this is no average weekend: "Carmageddon" has descended on Los Ange...

Eight-Track Museum Gives Slice of Music History a Place in the Sun

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

My Eight-track's pumpin' out a country song/ About a girl that's done me wrong/ My Eight-track's playing all your favorite songs/ So come on honey sin...

Park[ing] Day In LA: From Parking Lot To Park

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Who: You and "a diverse constituency of community groups, neighborhood councils, design & architecture firms, professional organizations, non-profits,...

Why Your Car Dealer May be a New-Fashioned Sexist

Catherine Lutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Catherine Lutz

Our interviews with owners, buyers and salespeople show that men, though on the whole more knowledgeable about cars -- tend to be less rational about their car purchases than are women.

Roadify: Community-Powered Service Helps Users Find Parking

Dan Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Gould

Roadify prompts users to text in the short code 'GIVE' to the service whenever they leave a parking spot, and users looking for a spot can text 'GET' to find recently available parking.

Don't Throw FasTracks Under a Bus

Paul Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Paul Rosenthal

What do the editorial writers for the Denver Post want? More roads. Perhaps they should visit Los Angeles to see how well that worked.

No Impact Week: A Few Thoughts on Getting from Here to There

Molly Greenwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Molly Greenwood

Instead of buying a new car, I bought a Vespa. And you know what? It has turned out to be the perfect complement to my alternative transportation lifestyle.

Everything I Know About Cars I Learned From Everything Except Cars

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rachel Sklar

am not a car person -- have never been, never will be. But! I am a pop culture person. And car people have clearly contributed to pop culture.

Bikes: An Exercise in Frustration

Yahoo, The Wall Street Journal | Rhonda L. Rundle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES -- Paula Rodriguez, who lives in the San Fernando Valley, got so disgusted with soaring fuel prices last spring that she stopped driving, ...