What Does Your LA Sound Like?

SoundsLA is KCRW’s ongoing series of audio postcards that start with a sound found in and around Los Angeles.

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We <3 Open Data

The City of Los Angeles launched a new public platform for exploring, visualizing, and downloading location-based open data.

Put open data to work
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Green Your Transit Stations

Metro has released a new toolkit and resources designed to be used by community member, civic leaders, and advocates to reimagine and reinvent public spaces.

Create Green Spaces
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Immigrants & Entrepreneurship

Did you know? Immigrant workers are an entrepreneurial force - they are more likely to be self-employed than US-born workers AND more likely to be employed in general. Check out the Pew Research Center report to learn more!

Economic Impact of LA Street Vendors

Have you been following the #LAStreetVendors movement? According to the East LA Community Corporation's (ELACC) report, Sidewalk Stimulus, LA street vendors support more than 5,000 jobs in LA.

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How's the Santa Monica Bay?

The Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation’s report explains that conditions are improving though there are strides that need to be taken to revive the area's ecosystem.

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Apply to the 2016 LA Great Streets Challenge

Have an idea to make a positive change for a street in your community? Apply to the Great Streets Challenge, brought to you by the Mayor's Office and the Department of City Planning.

Check out the Urban Mobility in the Digital Age Report

How will technology impact and improve transportation in LA and how can we prepare for this future? Read the report produced by a partnership between LADOT, the Mayor's Fund of Los Angeles and the Goldhirsh Foundation.

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Get Inspired with 101 Small Ways to Improve LA

Want to make a difference in your community? Check out this amazing list of 101 small ways you can improve LA and take action now!

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Read about the White House's Open Government Initiatives

The White House has made it a priority to open government data to spur innovation, opportunity and growth. The new uses of data may inspire you with ideas we can put to use in LA.

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Become a Polling Location

Becoming a polling location is a great way for nonprofit organizations to connect with the local community. Too late for November? Get started for the March elections!

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Tour DTLA with Metro's Bike Share

You can use Metro's new bike share to explore downtown LA! Angel City Brewery's put together a DIY bike tour of DTLA to help you ride to some of the city's cultural and culinary landmarks.

Tour Downtown
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Need Info for the November 8th Election?

Check out KCRW's Elections page for more information on the candidates and ballot measures you'll be deciding on this election.

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Make your Community Safer

LADOT and the Department of Cultural Affairs released a 'Vision Zero' Request for Qualifications, seeking individuals and orgs with ideas to make communities safer for pedestrians and reduce accidents at high-trafficked intersections.

Submit your Qualifications
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Read the White House's Housing Development Toolkit

The White House toolkit explores how cities can address housing shortages and support development. The toolkit explores how LA has made improvements in this area and what best practices are for the future.

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Read the Ballot Brief to Prep for November 8

We've got a crowded ballot this November. Check out KCET's ballot brief for helpful information to help you make informed decisions when you vote.

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Speed up a Metro Project with Public-Private Collaboration

Private sector transportation innovators with ideas to speed up LA Metro projects through a public-private partnership can submit unsolicited proposals.

Submit a Proposal
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Apply to be a STEM Mentor for Girls

Girls Build LA is a three year initiative that challenges young women from public middle and high schools in LA County to learn skills to effect social change. Mentors serve a vital role in helping teams of girls through this process.

Apply today