Repurposed parking meters in Pasadena are collecting change for nonprofits that serve the homeless. Pasadena is the first city in L.A. County to try the donation meters, which are supposed to raise awareness for the city’s homeless programs.
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Since Obamacare, emergency room visits are down at L.A. County public hospitals, a Times analysis finds.
Steve Ballmer was introduced as the Clippers’ new owner this week. He chest-bumped and high-fived fans and "stole the show with a boldness that included everything from a guaranteed victory to a gratuitous shot at the Lakers."
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The transaction ends a fractious period of nearly four months in which embattled owner Donald Sterling fought to retain control of the team he had presided over for three decades. A judge affirmed the right of Shelly Sterling, Donald’s estranged wife, to wrest control of the team from her husband and sell it to Ballmer.
PSA: A six-story duck is coming to the L.A. area.
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L.A.’s Wilshire Grand skyscraper will one day be the tallest building west of Chicago. But before it could get off the ground, someone had to make sure that ground was solid. Here’s the story of how the project was born.
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A new study ranks L.A. as the second-most facial-hair friendly city in U.S. Boston ranks first, while Miami, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Austin, Seattle, Denver and Nashville round out the top 10.
Californians made a good showing in last year’s World Beard and Moustache Championships. L.A.’s own Dan Lawlor, seen above, won the Freestyle Moustache category.
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Beet tarragon gelato, anyone? How about saffron pistachio? Here are some of L.A.’s most interesting ice cream flavors.
How many people are actually paying to ride L.A.’s trains? Figuring out how many of last year’s 115 million riders paid their fares and rode the trains legally has become a vexing question with important consequences. Above, you can see how L.A.’s train system developed, with the size of each bubble indicating how many ticket scans each station had in 2013 and the first four months of 2014. L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority started locking turnstiles last year.