Benjamin Millepied, Jenifer Ringer and James Fayette mark the first year of the dynamic Colburn Dance Academy. As George Balanchine once famously said you need to promote professional ballet, "First, a school."
In Los Angeles, fall is best of all. It's because cocktails concocted from the flavorful ingredients of the season are now appearing at many of the finer establishments in town.
Last summer, the LA City Council adopted a law to establish a citywide minimum wage. As a result, LA's minimum wage will be $10.50 an hour starting in January and will increase gradually to $15 an hour by 2020. After that, it will increase annually by the rate of inflation.
This come see me trope gets short shrift in an era of disposal, ephemeral selfies on ubiquitous digital platforms. What might be considered a more measured, more artistic variation of the theme becomes exponentially more monumental the moment you appreciate their old school function as a visual diary.
Los Angeles' art scene continues to burst with high profile museum and gallery exhibitions. But today, I want to share with you a few intriguing and delightful discoveries I made somewhat off the beaten path.
Affordable health insurance should not be a luxury. It is a necessity. Since I was elected to Congress in 2009, I have done everything I can to make sure that residents of the San Gabriel Valley can easily obtain affordable insurance that provides quality care.
Our immigration system is an immoral mess that throws obstacle after barricade in front of the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. It doesn't prevent terrorists from entering the U.S. And it certainly doesn't excel at making America more competitive or innovative.
Ending homelessness is not about waving a magic wand so no one becomes homeless ever again; rather, it's working hard to make sure the processes and systems are in place so that when a person or family enters homelessness, their housing needs are quickly and appropriately identified, met and sustained.
The image we remember when someone has climbed a mountain is the photo at the top: the exhausted and exhilarated climbers planting the flag at the summit. What we don't often think about is the long descent back to safety.
First let's get our semantics straight. This list is about trends, not fads. The difference being that a fad is a phenomenon that blows up quickly, lasts only for a short time, then, fades away. A trend is something that gains momentum and can create long-term impact in the way people think or behave. In other words, a trend is a "movement."
I've been trying to find something to compare the horror that I feel; some other life experiences people go through that tear their souls out, that rip their heart literally out of their chest so they simply don't want to live.