An illustrated guide to SoCal breeze blocks
Get to know one of the grooviest features of midcentury modern architecture.
Catch a sea breeze on Long Beach’s water taxi
The ferry is one of LA’s hidden gems. Can it be more than a tourist attraction?
Homeless in the heat
"I consider myself a strong woman. I can survive this, but I don’t want to anymore. It’s hard being homeless."
The lost bath houses of Los Angeles
Elaborate indoor swimming pools once dotted the coast.
6,000 bus stops in Los Angeles lack shelter
Thousands of Angelenos wait for the bus every day—with no shade.
How Angelenos dressed to beat the heat
From the zoot suit to Z-boys, sunshine has influenced Los Angeles style as much as haute couture.
Betty Hill’s ‘bath house’ battle
Betty Hill put up a remarkable fight to open public pools to children of all races.
How hot, exactly, is LA going to get?
Don’t be fooled by this year’s mild weather—blistering heat waves will likely become a lot more frequent.