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How did ‘Blade Runner’ stick as the vision of LA's future?

The sci-fi masterpiece got a few things right about LA in 2019.

Take a lovely video journey into Joshua Tree at night

A documentary short featuring California artist Eric Merrell takes viewers into the moonlit world of the desert.

Take a drive through Downtown LA—then and now

A short film shows how much Bunker Hill has changed since the 1940s.

Awe-inspiring video captures LA’s skyline in ultra high definition

The city’s streets and skyscrapers look spectacular from above.

History series Lost LA returns, taking a look at places Angelenos go to get away

Yosemite, desert ghost towns, Venice Beach, and Disneyland.

Taylor Swift walks barefoot through 7th/Metro Center station in new video

If that doesn’t make you cringe, watch her go shoeless in St. Vincent Court. Will someone please tell her people pee on those streets?

Watch a colorful glass mosaic for the Crenshaw Line come together

Here’s a sneak a peek at a new mosaic that will adorn the Martin Luther King Jr. station.

Construction could start this year on LAX people mover

A new video shows off the shuttle system’s sleek design.

The Gamble House in Pasadena, California

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Take a video tour of Pasadena’s iconic Gamble House

A quick introduction to an important and beautiful Craftsman home.

See LA’s holiday lights from above in a new drone video

From extravagant home decorations to the festive vessels of the Venice Christmas Boat Parade.

Here’s a video tour of the entire route for Metro’s Gold Line extension to Montclair

Construction begins this weekend on the project, which will bring the light rail route all the way to the Pomona Valley.

Why can’t LA stop watching live police chases?

These pursuits are dangerous and deadly, but we keep tuning in.

Take a look at LAX’s new Midfield Satellite Concourse, now under construction

The $1.6 billion project will add 12 gates, along with new stores and restaurants, to the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Metro promoting rider etiquette with wacky, Japanese-inspired videos

The agency recruited Youtube celebrities Mike Diva and Anna Akana to make the very eye-catching new ads.

New documentary explores gentrification in LA

Boyle Heights, Long Beach, and South Central LA are three of the communities highlighted in the KCET doc.

Raging La Tuna Fire captured in dramatic new time-lapse video

The largest brushfire in city history continues to blaze, and images posted to social media show just how big it’s become.

Fly around the flashy new Sixth Street bridge with this video

The video shows off a huge, spiraling ramp that will allow you to walk from new street-level parks and onto the bridge.


US Bank Tower’s SkySlide: Take a video tour of the glass slide

This glass chute hanging off the 70th floor is designed to withstand an 8.0 magnitude earthquake—but it’s still pretty scary to ride.

See fireworks light up LA in a stunning new time-lapse video

The mesmerizing video is a composite of images captured with four different cameras from Mount Wilson Observatory.


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Take a video tour through LA’s dashing City Hall

The Art Deco landmark is more than just a civic building.

Indie band The xx shows off a dreamy, radiant LA in their new music video

"I Dare You" video features color-saturated shots of LA neighborhoods and a stop at the Sowden House.


Take a video tour of the glamorous Theatre at Ace Hotel

Once known as the United Artists Theatre, the venue was once one of the most opulent movie palaces in the world.


Tour the Getty Center’s spectacular Central Garden

Designed by Robert Irwin, the 134,000-square-foot living sculpture contains more than 500 plant species and is constantly growing and evolving.

Watch Metro’s giant tunneler arrive at Downtown LA’s newest subway station

The tunnel-boring machine reached the future Grand Avenue Arts/Bunker Hill station in dramatic fashion Thursday.

Watch a tiny drone fly through things at Venice Beach

The miniature drone highlights the strange beauty of the area’s built environment—and fits through some extremely small spaces.

In new video for Elton John’s ‘Tiny Dancer,’ Los Angeles plays a starring role

The video takes place mostly in cars moving through LA, from Boyle Heights to Hollywood Boulevard, and the story focuses on the Angelenos who can’t help but sing the song.

Take a look around one of Johnny Depp’s three remaining Eastern Columbia penthouses

The actor has sold two of his units in the glorious Art Deco building, but this two-bedroom loft unit hasn’t found a buyer yet.

Take a look around Metro’s Downtown LA tunneling project

A new video gives a 360 degree view of the action, where contractors are hard at work building nearly two miles of subway tunnels—and three new stations.

Los Angeles sparkles in this sleek new drone video

Months in the making, the footage offers new perspectives on places around the city—from the Hollywood sign to the bright lights of Downtown.

Swoop into the coast from Downtown LA with this gorgeous drone video

Even Pershing Square looks pretty from above.

LA looks oh-so-fine from above in this new drone video

New views of landmarks, including Angels Flight, the Getty Center, and Santa Monica Pier, which looks surprisingly cubist from above.

Old footage shows Angels Flight railway in its prime

See the famous funicular through the decades in film clips showing the railway in its original location—at the intersection of Third and Hill streets.

The San Gabriel Mountains look amazing in this timelapse video

The local San Gabriel mountains look better than ever in this short video shot over a five-year period in a variety of weather conditions. Watch as the cloud moves over the range in a serene way.

Take a flyover tour of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail

A new flyover video offers an easy way to visualize where the future light rail line will go and how it will fit into the neighborhoods it traverses when it opens in 2019.

The videos that captured LA’s 2016 milestones

Here are seven videos that take us back through some of the highlights of the year, from the opening of two new light rail extensions to the view from the top of the Wilshire Grand, LA’s tallest skyscraper.

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A video primer on the unique, shimmery light of Los Angeles

The New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Weschler revisits his classic essay on LA’s uniquely beautiful light. With less smog, it has changed over the years, but it’s still captivating.

A musical ode to the Glendale Galleria just in time for the holidays

Comedians Matt Moore and Allegra Ringo crafted a musical tribute to the galleria set to the tune of Barry Manilow’s "Copacabana," personifying it as the plucky little mall that could.

LA looks beautiful from above in this first-rate drone video

From the Hollywood Bowl to the harbor at Marina del Rey, this drone video captures some of the most recognizable landmarks in Los Angeles—and some less obvious ones—from rarely seen vantage points.

Jay Leno shows us why LA's electric buses are something to marvel at

The video is a bit old now, but the comedian's fascination with the environmentally-friendly bus is contagious. It's also still timely: Metro is making moves to make its bus fleet totally electric.