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Oscar-Winning Director Confirms Retirement

Posted 10.30.2011 | Entertainment

With the story line beginning to resemble his multi-strained masterpieces, Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh, in a roundabout, hedging way, con...

Bull Semen Causes Highway Ramp Closure

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Weird News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Canisters of frozen bull semen that fell from a Greyhound bus caused a minor scare when emergency officials found them emitting va...

More Freeways Won't End L.A.'s Traffic Woes

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.11.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Reynolds

There are two things on which most Southern Californians enthusiastically agree: Vin Scully should announce Dodger baseball forever, and something needs to be done about the traffic.

WATCH: Make Way For Ducklings

Posted 10.08.2011 | Comedy

Ever since the children's book Make Way for Ducklings hit shelves in 1941, Americans have been hip to the fact that waterfowl need to cross the road j...

My Sort of True Love Affair With a Really Very Cool and Famous Person

Ilana Ross | Posted 09.27.2011 | College
Ilana Ross

They say the boulevards of Los Angeles are full of broken dreams, hearts, and now, more than few of my busted hubcaps.

Visions of a Car-Free Los Angeles: Lessons from Carmageddon

Paul Tullis | Posted 09.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Paul Tullis

Carma-no-geddon presented Los Angeles with a stunning vision of what it could be (and once was, I'm told).

Bloomberg Introduces 'Smart' Traffic Lights

Stuy, NY Patch | C. Zawadi Morris Email the Author | Posted 09.18.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a new, technology-based traffic management system on Monday that allows traffic lights to adjust to the changing need...

Epic Traffic Jam Avoided

AP | DAISY NGUYEN and JOHN ANTCZAK | Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Southern Californians were making the ultimate sacrifice Saturday to avoid the dreaded "Carmageddon" – leaving their cars in...

WATCH: Los Angeles Without Cars

Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles

With Carmageddon looming in the near future, many Angelenos are planning to ditch their normal vehicles for the weekend in favor of bikes, public tran...

Road Remedy? Chinese Doctor Sets Out To 'Cure' Bad Driving

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 09.14.2011 | World

HEFEI, China — In China, where someone is killed in traffic every five minutes, one entrepreneurial doctor has an unusual approach for making ro...

Is 'Carmageddon' Just A Bunch Of Hype?

AP | JOHN ROGERS and DAISY NGUYEN | Posted 09.13.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The alarms have been sounded and the preparations have been made. Now, only two questions remain: Will "Carmageddon," the shutdow...

Escaping Carmageddon: Waze To The Rescue

Turnstyle | Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology
Turnstyle

This is where Waze comes in: a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for smartphones with a built-in social component.

''Farewell Verses to My Hybrid's Expiring California Carpool Lane Stickers''

Patt Morrison | Posted 08.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Patt Morrison

O little yellow strips of plastic -- How you made my drive fantastic. [At least you minimized the pain: With you, I used the carpool lane.] The...

Chicago's New Transportation Head Has Big Plans

Posted 08.14.2011 | Chicago

The city's newly appointed Department of Transportation commissioner and bike enthusiast Gabe Klein began unveiling his plans to retool the city's app...

CARMAGEDDON: 405 Freeway Closure Prompts Emergency Responders to Plan Ahead

Encino, CA Patch | Joe Taglieri | Email the Author | 12:01am | Posted 08.06.2011 | Los Angeles

As Valley commuters plan for traffic congestion when crews tear up and rebuild a section of the 405 Freeway in mid-July, public safety agencies are te...

Sarah Palin Sued For $100,000

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska -- An activist is suing Sarah Palin for at least $100,000, saying she undertook a campaign to "punish, embarrass, discredit and silence...

Longing for CicLAvia

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

CicLAvia is certainly about giving Angelenos a break from the stress of car traffic. But it is also a new way of thinking about how we engage with our city, and how we exercise in LA.

Critics Suffer For Art Too

latimes.com | March 30, 2011 | Posted 05.29.2011 | Arts

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa cannot be ignored. Neither, alas, can the 405. In recent days, for instance, the Vienna Philharmon...

Happiness Research Ranks Commuting Low: My Car-free Commute (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

The rewards associated with longer commutes -- a bigger house, a higher salary or better schools -- don't fully compensate for the sacrifices we end up making by working so far from home.

Humane Alternatives for Horse-Drawn Carriages

Bill de Blasio | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill de Blasio

After years of trying to reform the industry, the time has come for New York City to turn the page, and finally embrace safer, more humane alternatives to the horse-drawn carriages.

Stephen Soderbergh Affair: 'Two-Night Stand' Leads To Baby: Source

E! Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The woman, who is named Lawrencina Anderson, claims she and the Traffic director had "sexual intercourse on many occasions covering all possible dates...

Fashion Week Producers Warns Neighbors Of Traffic Threat

dnainfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPPER WEST SIDE -- Designers are still hemming their apparel for this month's Fashion Week, but some streets around Lincoln Center are already snagged...

Mondo Amore, a Mission Bell and Joey's Song: Conversations With Amos Lee, Nicole Atkins and Michael Gomoll

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Shark-Catching Nations Fail To Protect Threatened Species

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ROME — Two environmental groups on Thursday accused the 20 countries that catch the most sharks of failing to fulfill promises made to the U.N. ...

Ten Reasons Facebook May Not Be Worth $50 Billion

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

Caveat emptor striga Architeuthis dux. That's Latin, more or less, for "buyer beware of great vampire squid."