December's issue of Los Angeles brings a new look and a revamped lineup in the front of the book. "Before launching into this, we asked ourselves: Are we providing everything we can for our readers? How can we make the magazine even more enjoyable?," editor Mary Melton says in her note. "You’ll find a much more interactive design that’s intended to improve navigation. These pages aren’t just pretty to look at—they’re brimming with crucial information that is broader and deeper in scope. We haven’t lost anything you loved; we’ve only moved it around." She gives a shout-out to design director Steven Banks and art directors Byron Regej and Mac Lewis.
In the magazine: Pieces on the L.A. parking industry and "how to be a tourist in your own town," plus a look at Hammer Museum director Ann Philbin and explainers on how palm trees work and where Playboy Playmates come from. TOC