| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:55 PM
A sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the phone...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:58 AM
A federal safety agency announced Monday that two German automakers had issued voluntary vehicle recalls in November.
BMW is recalling more than 76,000 sedans and SUVs to fix an issue with the passenger-side airbags, while Volkswagen is recalling about...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:09 PM
If you're expecting a new bicycle alongside the Christmas tree, or just rolling out your old one, Michelle Mowery is on your side of the street. The city of four wheels is turning a corner on two wheels. Nearly 350 miles of new bike lanes, out of a...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 11:00 AM
As crazy as it sounds, you may one day get into your car and head to the coffee shop, to work, to the gym or the beach without ever putting your foot on the brake or the gas pedal.
No, you're not going to have a chauffeur. Your car is going to drive...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:11 PM
The recent report from the Los Angeles 2020 Commission paints a bleak picture for Los Angeles, with a laundry list of ills facing the city. Our concern is that the commission will recommend options, to come within 90 days, that mimic those of the past:...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 4:00 PM
I learned two things when Deborah Murphy of Silver Lake sent me an email in mid-December.
First, there's a pedestrian-advocacy organization in our car-crazed metropolis, and it goes by the name of Los Angeles Walks.
Second, there's a city of L.A....
| Dec 29, 2013
| 8:17 PM
Yaneth Palencia wrote a petition to the city's transportation department in 2005, urging officials to install a traffic signal or stop sign at the crosswalk near Normandie Avenue and 42nd Street in her neighborhood, south of downtown.
"We note that cars...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:58 AM
A large pothole damaged roughly 22 vehicles Tuesday morning on a connector between the 5 and 10 freeways in Boyle Heights, authorities said.
The pothole, which was reportedly about 3 feet by 6 feet, prompted the California Highway Patrol to close the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Authorities are urging the thousands expected for a memorial Sunday for “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas to be respectful and follow all traffic rules.
Walker and Rodas were killed Saturday on a quiet Santa...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 11:01 AM
By 10 a.m. Sunday, dozens of fans could be seen walking up Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia toward the site where “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, were killed on Nov. 30.
Thousands of people were expected to...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Federal officials announced a $75-million grant Monday to help pay for a 24-mile extension of Metrolink to the Riverside County city of Perris. The extension of the Metrolink 91 commuter rail line is expected to draw 4,300 riders daily, according to a...