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Kira Redmond

Black and Blue: Santa Barbara Oil Spill Takes Another Toll on California

Kira Redmond | May 22, 2015 | Green
On Tuesday, an onshore pipeline near Santa Barbara ruptured, spilling more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil onto one of the last remaining stretches of pristine, undeveloped coastline in California.
Stephanie Kordan

How to Make Juicy Sangria

Stephanie Kordan | May 22, 2015 | Taste
Traditional sangria made with fresh fruit juice becomes something altogether marvelous.
Rep. Alan Lowenthal

Let the Voters Control Congressional Districts

Rep. Alan Lowenthal | May 22, 2015 | Politics
Depending on how the Supreme Court rules in the next couple weeks, partisan gerrymandering could become the only way that congressional districts are drawn.
John Tirman

Draconian: America's Detention Nightmare

John Tirman | May 22, 2015 | Politics
Detention has been widely decried by human-rights advocates for its prison-like conditions and the too-frequent abuses that are visited upon the detained. But the truly horrifying aspect of this system is how it's being used and expanded to detain the mothers and children who have sought asylum in the United States.
Margie Alt

When You Drill, You Spill

Margie Alt | May 22, 2015 | Green
Oil companies and elected officials pledge to protect our coastline with more safety measures, yet promote exposing more of our prized beaches to the risks of oil and gas extraction.
Maria Shriver

Jeb Bush: Here's What You Can Do to Help the Fight Against Alzheimer's

Maria Shriver | May 22, 2015 | Politics
On Wednesday, 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush revealed that his mother-in-law, Josefina Gallo Esquivel, is living with Alzheimer's. He asked for people to email him if they have ideas or suggestions about how to wipe out this deadly disease. I have a few.
Barbi Appelquist

A Day to Remember

Barbi Appelquist | May 22, 2015 | Los Angeles
This weekend is the official start of summer in the United States. Memorial Day Weekend 2015 sale email blasts fill up my personal email inbox. My twitter feed includes links to avoid lines at the airport and the gas stations as America plans to travel for the long holiday weekend.
Maika Koehl

How to Climb Your Way out of Mediocrity

Maika Koehl | May 21, 2015 | Travel
"Kilimanjaro." The five syllables were bulky and unfamiliar, but slinked off of my tongue as if eager to escape my oily lips.
Stacie Corliss

30 Days of Online Dating: Love Awkwardly

Stacie Corliss | May 21, 2015 | Comedy
I know exactly what I'm going to order -- shaved Brussels sprout salad and scallops, please and thank you. eHA is less decisive, and asks our server to select his courses for him. So trusting. I feel like there's a metaphor in here somewhere.
Rebecca Kelley

The Problem With Friends With Benefits

Rebecca Kelley | May 20, 2015 | Women
I've made out with my friends a few times, sure. It happens. But I've never sat down with someone and hashed out all the details, signed a contract or solemnly sworn on a sacred copy of The Joy of Sex.
David Wygant

3 Reasons Your Phone Is Killing Your Social Life

David Wygant | May 20, 2015 | Healthy Living
On Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles, I experienced another example of phones turning people into mindless robots. Here's why you need to put your phone down before you're transformed into Mr or Mrs. Oblivious... (or worse).

The 5 Best Hotels for Memorial Day Travelers

Hipmunk | May 20, 2015 | Travel
Whether you're looking to honor our nation's armed forces on historic battlefields, or simply ready to ditch the suit and hit the beach with a drink in hand, here are five destinations that will help you do it in style.

The 10 Best Taco Spots in the U.S.

Fodor's | May 20, 2015 | Travel
The perfect taco packs a lot of flavor into every single bite.

10 Hottest Bourbon Bars Across the U.S.

Zagat | May 20, 2015 | Taste
These 10 bars will keep your glass filled with the good stuff.
Map Happy

The Rules of Airbnb Sex

Map Happy | May 22, 2015 | Travel
Give me a second while I mull this over, pause, slightly gross out and then somewhat reluctantly accept that we're all human beings here.
Don Schweitzer

Divorce and the Future of Your Frozen Embryos

Don Schweitzer | May 20, 2015 | Divorce
For a couple going through a divorce without a contract and are in disagreement over the future of the frozen eggs, the path can be much more difficult. Since frozen eggs are not considered life, they will be considered property to be awarded to one party at the discretion of the family court.
Surina Khan

Needed: Modern-Day Rosie the Riveters

Surina Khan | May 20, 2015 | Politics
Today, women comprise 47 percent of our workforce and our numbers are growing. In addition to being primary caretakers for our families, women are becoming primary income-earners, too.
Kate Mara

Ocean Waters Off California Must Be Free of Drift Gillnets

Kate Mara | May 20, 2015 | Green
The State of Oregon prohibits its fishermen from using these deadly nets -- leaving California as the only West Coast state still allowing fishermen to use them.
Reshma Shamasunder

Building on California's Immigrant Rights Blueprint

Reshma Shamasunder | May 20, 2015 | Los Angeles
Now, the Golden State is building a blueprint of pro-immigrant policy-making that's reverberating across the nation. And we are far from done. This year, we're determined to break new ground and fortify our blueprint for immigrant rights.
Ian Spanier

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Ann Moore, Art Gallery Owner/Former Chairman and CEO of Time Inc.

Ian Spanier | May 20, 2015 | Los Angeles
After a highly successful 33-year career that saw her ascend to the top of Time Inc., Moore went from the boardroom to the ground floor of the art world when she opened a gallery in Chelsea, the art-centric neighborhood in Manhattan. "It's fun,"...
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