Sun, surf and solitude: a quiet side of LA

More often associated with jammed freeways and crowded beaches, Darin Tang’s Los Angeles images capture moments of calm away from the masses

The best of Los Angeles

A Pacific coast cycle to Malibu, unspoilt Catalina island and a visit to an 18th-century Spanish mission belie the view of LA being all about movie studios and freeway traffic

KT Tunstall on falling in love with Venice Beach: ‘It’s bohemian … and a bit barefoot’

Dolphins jumping and a band playing a song of hers in an Irish bar set the tone for life in this fun and fabulous beachside neighbourhood of Los Angeles

Los Angeles and the ‘great American streetcar scandal’

When LA was stripped of its beloved streetcars in the 1960s, the city was quickly thrust into a traffic-clogged world of private cars and diesel buses. But with the involvement of automobile and oil companies, was this the work of a conspiracy?