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Those 96 Million Black Balls in LA's Reservoir Are Not Just There to Save Water


Ninety-six million. That's how many black plastic 'shade balls' it takes to cover the Los Angeles reservoir. Why, you ask? Well, despite what has often been reported as the main purpose of these balls, the idea didn't actually start with

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30 percent of Angelenos with $100K salaries now rent—rather than own

High home prices may be encouraging wealthy residents to rent.

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Yes, That's Snow You Just Saw In Los Angeles: LAist

Technically, it's a kind of snowfall known as graupel, which is not a weird Bulgarian stew. We'll let the NWS explain.

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LA Council Members Want To Restrict Contributions From Big Developers: LAist

Developers of large residential and commercial buildings would be barred from contributing if their projects require approvals from city officials.

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L.A. City Council Votes To Ban People From Living Inside Cars And RVs

This is the second time Los Angeles has banned people from living inside vehicles. The first ban was struck down in 2014 in a federal court of appeals.

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Los Angeles: Fourth of July Block Party | Grand Park

If you're on the hunt for a cheap, lively way to celebrate Uncle Sam, shake it over to Grand Park, and watch Downtown LA light up for free! This Fourth of July,

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Where to Watch July 4th Fireworks in LA

Fourth of July is fast approaching and we have plenty of suggestions for where to see some of the many fireworks shows around the country. Whether you're looking for a front-row seat or a spot away from the crowds, we've got you covered.

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South Pasadena Officer Helps Save Distraught 12-Year-Old Girl Who Threatened to Jump Off Bridge: Police | KTLA

A South Pasadena police officer was credited with saving the life of a 12-year-old girl who was clinging to a local bridge and threatening to jump from it on Tuesday night, authorities said.

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The Plastics Are Making a Comeback - Los Angeles Magazine

On Tuesdays, we overthrow laws: Just when we all got used shelling out 10 cents for paper bags, it was announced today that plastic bags might not be going the way of the dodo after all. According to the California Secretary of State’s office, Senate Bill 270, otherwise known as the plastic bag ban, is officially on hold.

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Soon, You'll Never Have to Drop Anyone Off At LAX Ever Again - Los Angeles Magazine

If you hadn’t heard, there is finally movement to build a rail connection to LAX; a scoping meeting was even held this week on a rail station that will offer connection to the terminals via a People Mover. The plan will benefit not only transit riders, but drivers dropping up or picking folks up at the airport.

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Busted: L.A.'s Worst Speed Trap is in Studio City - Los Angeles Magazine

A whopping 750 drivers were nailed in Studio City over six months in 2014, specifically at the corner of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Canton Drive, just south of Ventura Boulevard.

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26 Classic Restaurants Every Angeleno Must Try

Los Angeles has been blessed by a multitude of long-standing restaurants that continue to serve diners with classic fare that strikes at the heart of nostalgia. But many of these restaurants aren't...

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Why People Keep Trying to Erase the Hollywood Sign From Google Maps

The Hollywood Sign might be one of the most recognizable things on Earth. In Los Angeles, it's also one of the most visible. You can see it from a plane as you glide into LAX. You can see it from a car as you drive up the 101 freeway. But a group of peopl

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Worst LA Decisions

Usually, you make good decisions: you ask for that Double-Double "Animal Style", you use the Canyons instead of the 405, and you get in on that $40 all-you-can-drink thing at LAX. But sometimes, definitely sometimes, you make bad ones. Like these:

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Metro bus driver quarantined after passenger yells 'I have Ebola!' - LA Times

A Metro driver has been quarantined and the bus he was operated taken out of service after a masked passenger began yelling, "Don't mess with me, I have Ebola!"