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Colorful ‘halos’ memorialize victims of LA’s deadly traffic crashes

The rainbow discs refract overhead sunlight, creating halos on the sidewalk. "We hope the Rainbow Halo project inspires people to join us in advocating for... slower speeds and safer behavior," the mother of one victim says.

LA is getting Obama Boulevard—but what happened to Obama Highway?

State officials still haven’t put up signs.

Watch: Echo Park's 28-foot-tall Jensen's Recreation Center sign shines again

The enormous light-up sign atop the LA landmark is shining once more, after nearly five decades during which it was mostly inoperable.

Geoff Palmer’s Broadway Palace apartments bring surprisingly cool signs to Broadway

Geoff Palmer’s Broadway Palace apartments—where amenities include a teak wood steam room and indoor basketball and volleyball courts—fit into the Downtown LA historic district.

One of LA's earliest surviving neon signs will be relit near MacArthur Park

The Hotel Californian sign was completely restored and sits atop a new low-income housing building.

World’s ‘most Instagrammable’ billboard may be headed to the Sunset Strip

The Belltower "speaks to a world where commercial cultural content can be hybridized, and media is no longer a just a way of advertising but a way of life."

Zaha Hadid Designed a Billboard For the Sunset Strip

West Hollywood is on a mission to put a cutting-edge ad structure on Sunset Boulevard. They've narrowed their options down to four finalists' designs (including one by the late Zaha Hadid), all of which look like something out of Blade Runner.

Classic Neon Signs Are Making a Comeback

Out of style for years, LA's signature form of lighting is coming back into vogue. LA Weekly profiles a neon artist who has been working with the distinctive glass tubes for years. After a long dry spell, business is booming again.

Everyone Mad About Ultra Passive-Aggressive Sign

A construction sign in Highland Park is asking neighbors fed up with construction noise to convert their anger into gratitude for the skyrocketing housing values that are forcing many longtime residents out of the area.

New Rules Would Require Sunset Strip Billboards Be All Flashy and Elaborate

Billboard Company Illegally Cut Down Billboard-Blocking Trees in Silver Lake

DTLA Gets Giant USC Sign on the Building Formerly Known as the AT&T Center

LA Planning Commission Votes Against Legalizing Nearly 1,000 Illegal Billboards