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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."

Traffic Lights Get Smarter With Redesign

GOOD | By Cliff Kuang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

If you stop to think about it, the humble traffic light, which began appearing on streets in the 1900s, hasn't really evolved at the same rate as our ...

Egypt's Deadly Roads

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

Anyone who has been to Cairo knows that navigating through poorly maintained roads and overcrowded streets is a hazardous endeavor.

Steven Soderbergh Retiring, Says Matt Damon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

What does an Academy Award-winning director do next? Apparently, go be a painter. Matt Damon told The Los Angeles Times that his long time collaborat...

DEVELOPING: Police Investigating Suspicious Vehicle Parked Outside Midtown Westin

dnainfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Police closed sections of West 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue as they investigated reports of a suspicious vehicle parked outside the West...

PHOTOS: RADIO: Daft Punk's TRON Soundtrack, Russell Brand's New Book, And Colin Firth DJs On Air

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Catch a preview of Daft Punk's TRON: Legacy soundtrack, Russell Brand on My Booky Wook 2, Colin Firth steps in as a guest DJ, a discussion of logos go...

It's About Time

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I was born more than three weeks past my due date and haven't been on time for anything since. In fact, I have such a reputation for tardiness that people have said I will be late to my own funeral, which is fine with me because I am in no big hurry to get there.

Over 1,000 Illegal Tiger Parts Seized In Past Decade

AP | DENIS D. GRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BANGKOK — More than 1,000 parts of tigers slain by poachers across Asia have been seized over the past decade, raising fears that the big cats a...

A Dear John Letter About the Wilshire Subway to the Westside

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Public transportation in this gridlocked city is now not just a convenience. It is a necessity like water and power.

Alzheimer's Patient Rides Tricycle for 10 Miles, Causes Traffic Jam

nypost.com | JOHN DOYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Motorists stuck in a massive traffic jam yesterday on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn couldn't believe their eyes when they saw the cause -- an 89-year-o...

Where Are We?

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Gyllenhaal

I was deep in a bad traffic jam last night, wondering how many of us nowadays just work too damn hard -- lemmings -- barely having time to breathe -- ...