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Mapped: The 30+ new buildings taking over Koreatown

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Los Angeles is always evolving, but some neighborhoods change faster than others. A few years from now, it’s hard to imagine any part of the city looking as different as Koreatown. With new buildings going up left and right, entire blocks could be nearly unrecognizable in a relatively short amount of time.

Much of the area’s development activity is concentrated around the Wilshire corridor, but a number of projects are also popping up to the north and south. And one development firm in particular seems to be on a mission to singlehandedly reinvent the neighborhood.

We’ve mapped out all the major projects that have been proposed or are under construction in the area. It gives a sense of just how appealing the area seems to have become for developers. Continu reading

The Hollywood Bowl: The Story of an L.A. Icon

There are few experiences more quintessentially Los Angeles than spending a summer evening under the stars while catching a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. The amphitheater is one of the most famous venues in the world, with a stage that has hosted everyone from Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand to Prince and Lady Gaga. Scenic backdrop? Check. A certain indefinable magic? Check. In fact, we’ll go so far as to say that until you’ve see a show here, you haven’t really experienced Los Angeles. Continu reading

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl

Aerial view of the Hollywood Bowl

Watch Los Angeles Grow From 1850 to the Present

Los Angeles wasn’t always so big, this new animated map of the city’s growth shows.  Seen on the site I Got Charts, the map shows roughly where and when Los Angeles absorbed neighborhoods from south to north, causing the city boundaries to expand. Read More

Plans for LAX Rail Link Move Ahead: La Planification du Metro dans L Aeroport De Los Angeles Continu

Yesterday, Metro released a draft environmental impact report detailing plans for the long-sought light rail link to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The proposed Aviation/96th Street Station, slated for an approximately 9.5-acre site one mile east of LAX, would be a multi-modal transportation center featuring:

  • Three at-grade light rail platforms served by the Green and Crenshaw/LAX Lines.
  • A bus plaza featuring 20 active bus bays and up to 18 layover bays.
  • A bicycle hub with featuring long-term accommodations for up to 150 bicycles and short-term parking for 50 bicycles, as well as a repair area, showers and lockers.
  • A passenger pick-up and drop-off area for access to the bus and rail lines serving the station.
  • A Metro hub to connect passengers between the various modes of transportation.
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Census: Asians remain fastest-growing racial group in US

WASHINGTON — Asians remain the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, according to new information from the Census Bureau.

The nation’s Asian population grew at 3.4 percent between July 2014 and 2015, with migration responsible for the majority of the growth, government officials said Thursday. There are now 21 million Asians in the United States, with Hawaii as the nation’s only majority Asian state.

Sam Garrow, a Census Department demographer, said Asians have been the fastest-growing race group since about 2000, and the main driving force is international migration. In 2013, China replaced Mexico as the top sending country for immigrants to the United States, officials said. Please continu to read

In this file photo, people walk through New York's Chinatown district on July 11, 2014 in New York City.