Los Angeles Is a Fantastic Walking City. No, Really. "A stroll down Rosecrans Avenue is not a pleasure. But it does offer a 27-mile canvas of the city’s vastness and its diverse communities coexisting." (NY Times)

Will this drive away 'Fast & Furious' fans from Angeleno Heights? "The Victorian-era neighborhood has attracted Fast & Furious fans since scenes from the first movie and sequels were filmed here. That's also made Angeleno Heights a magnet for street racing and other stunts, which has generated complaints from residents. " (The Eastsider)

A chunk of Rancho Palos Verdes is sliding into the sea. Can the city stop it? "The solution: a $25-million series of wells that will suck water out of the ground and spit it into the ocean, effectively drying up the lubricated landscape enough to stop the land from sliding." (LA Times)

Wrigley pushes back on Metro’s proposal for A Line homeless service hub "Nearly 150 people showed up to hear representatives from Los Angeles County and LA Metro speak about the project, which could bring such a hub to either the Willow Street or Wardlow A Line station later this year. Metro and city officials are considering the proposal after Metro’s board of directors voted last month to look at creating a hub to alleviate the effect its end-of-the-line policy was having on Downtown months after the city asked the agency to reevaluate it." (Long Beach Post)

L.A. residents who drive less are exposed to more air pollution, study finds "Researchers from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy concluded that residents of wealthier, whiter areas exported air pollution to the neighborhoods around their commutes." (LA Times)

LA‘s Bus Stop Redemption  "Less than 25% of bus stops in Los Angeles provide shade for bus riders, leaving a group composed primarily of low-income people of color vulnerable to extreme heat." (dot LA)

A. Eugene Kohn, of Kohn Pedersen Fox, passes away at age 92 KPF's Los Angeles works include the Petersen Automotive Museum, 1000 Wilshire Boulevard, and 550 S. Hope Street (The Architect's Newspaper)

Heads up: Hollywood/Highland Station closed this Sunday and three bus lines detoured for Academy Awards "Due to the Academy Awards, the B (RED) LINE’S Hollywood/Highland Station will be closed on Sunday — as usual to accommodate the event. B Line trains will not stop at the station. Hollywood/Highland will reopen for the start of service on Monday morning." (The Source)

Inside the financial ties between a controversial housing nonprofit and Kevin de León "Political ethics experts said that De León’s relationship with the foundation and failure to disclose his financial ties raise a potential conflict-of-interest concern. They believe his actions could have left city staffers with uncertainty about whose interests he was serving — the city’s or his then-employer’s." (LA Times)

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