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How to deal with noisy neighbors

What started as a simple open house with hors d’oeuvres and soothing background music for the House of Rock, LLC, according to the LA Times, turned into a real nuisance for the entire Santa Monica neighborhood with catering trucks, Hummers and vans clogging the streets and naked partygoers sleeping off a long night in their cars. [...]

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Mission Possible has maps for every Mission occasion

Mission Possible is a creative experiment dedicated to pulling back the veil from our favorite (and most infamous) city neighborhood. Created by undergrad students in the Cartography and GIS Education Lab in UC Berkeley’s Geography Department, in collaboration with Mission Loc@l, the maps pass along interesting information with a touch of whimsy. You might catch [...]


Get the Philly microlocal ne-ho downlow

Are you a Philadelphia resident? Got curiosity about a building project that’s happening in your neighborhood? One way to find out is not by listening to your neighbors gossip as you walk down to the bus stop (although that often works, too) but by visiting a very useful hyperlocal website. NakedPhilly.com is a surprisingly thorough [...]

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What LA neighborhood suits you?

As Randy Newman famously sang: From the South Bay to the Valley From the West Side to the East Side Everybody’s very happy ‘Cause the sun is shining all the time Looks like another perfect day I love L.A. (We love it) I love L.A. (We love it) But what Randy doesn’t tell us is [...]