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XTEN’s Bel Air Residence Mimics the Hillside Its Perched On

by , 07/25/11
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Three Rivers Prefab itHouse is a Modern and Efficient Upgrade to Camping

by , 07/24/11
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Water and Life Museums Celebrates The Importance Of Water In Southern California

by , 07/23/11
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Dramatic Views of LA Seen from the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

by , 07/22/11
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Make Your Next Home Eco + Vine at the W Hollywood Residences

by , 07/21/11
filed under: Architecture,Interiors

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Tinsel town is going green, and some lucky individual has an open opportunity to call the greenest pad at the new W Residences their own. Certified LEED Gold, the W Hotel and Residences in Hollywood have been living-up to all the glitz and glamour the local neighborhood requires. A part of their WOW collection, Green + Vine just happens to be the most sustainable suite in the place. Co-designed by Nicole Landers of eConnect group and Kelly Van Patter of Van Patter Design, the eco haven strives to combine urban loft sensibilities with an environmental theme outfitting the space with local eco-manufacturers and artisans all within a 500-mile radius of the City of Angels.

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Marmol Radzinger’s Hollywood Hybrid Home, Not Your Typical PreFab House

by , 07/20/11
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Farmscape: Bringing the Farm to You

by , 07/19/11
filed under: Green Space

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Are you a lover of fresh locally grown produce who secretly longs to have their own home garden? Do you suffer from a lack of time, or just a plain lack of a green-thumb? Farmscape brings the farm to your home. A for-profit social enterprise, they design, install, and maintain attractive raised-bed, organic gardens in your yard. That’s right, Farmscape will not only design a gorgeous bed especially that fits into your current landscape, they’ll tend to it on a weekly basis leaving the fruits of your garden at your front door while saving you trips to the grocery store.

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LA Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Smog

by , 07/18/11
filed under: Policy

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Earlier today, local environmental and public health groups filed suit against the US Environmental Protection Agency hoping that they make efforts to clear the air in the Los Angeles region.  The law suit specifically identifies the amendments made to the federal Clean Air Act in 1990 which calls for the EPA to certify by May 2011 whether or not air districts have met the established one-hour standard for ozone pollution.  If the standard is not met, the EPA is then required to ensure that regional authorities implement a cleanup plan.  According to the plaintiffs in the suit, which include the Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles, Desert Citizens Against Pollution, Communities for a Better Environment, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Los Angeles region has not yet met the national standard.

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Bikes Win Race Over JetBlue Airplane in Carmageddon

by , 07/17/11
filed under: Transportation

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A team of cyclists, a guy on a subway, and a Rollerblader beat a JetBlue flight from Burbank to the city of Long Beach. In light of Carmageddon this past weekend, JetBlue decided to run a promotion offering $4 dollar fares to fly from the Long Beach Airport down to Burbank and back for one day only. The giveaway prompted a group of bikers, a girl on a her Rollerblades, and a guy on a subway to each race against the clock seeing who could make it to the Long Beach Aquarium first. In the end, JetBlue ended-up eating their own jet fuel. The local CBS station covered the event (video can be seen HERE). Full race results on the Metro Rider and Rollerblader after the jump.

 

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Los Angeles: A City Without Cars

by , 07/16/11
filed under: Transportation

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Traffic is supposed to be at a standstill today in LA due to the inevitable Carmegedon, so we only thought it appropriate to take into consideration Ross Ching’s video, Running on Empty. The video answers the question, “What if, tomorrow, (in the city of Los Angeles) everyone’s car disappeared?” by visually depicting some of the city’s incredibly busy byways completely extinct of any automobiles. The video is visually breathtaking and makes the viewer think about a less car-centric city of angels, creating more questions than answers. How would people react? How quickly would the regional environment recover from centuries of fossil fuel emissions? What could the city do, reclaiming all that free space? Video available after the jump.

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