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Edward Goldman

Art, War, Gold

Edward Goldman | March 31, 2015 | Arts
It's been exactly nine years since the glorious day when Michael Govan, the newly appointed Director of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, greeted a larger than usual crowd at a press opening in March of 2006.
A. Siegel

California Begs Senator Jim Inhofe to 'Please, Throw Some Snowballs in Our Direction'

A. Siegel | March 31, 2015 | Science
In light of the stark contrast between the East and West Coasts, would it surprise anyone if Californians called on Jim Inhofe to throw some of his snowballs in their direction?
William Bradley

Yemen Crisis Points Up Danger of Our Close Ties To An Increasingly Irrational Middle East

William Bradley | March 31, 2015 | Politics
So we have yet another crisis in a little-known place to worry about. The difference is that, with this one, it's not hard at all to see how it could trigger a regional conflagration.
Arianna Huffington

My Q and A With Insomnia Expert Gregg Jacobs

Arianna Huffington | March 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
Gregg Jacobs is an insomnia specialist at the Sleep Disorders Center at the UMass Memorial Medical Center and the author of Say Good Night to Insomnia. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on how human sleep patterns have changed over time, healthier and more effective alternatives to sleeping pills, and how to reverse our worst sleep habits and behaviors.
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Beyond Graffitti, a Look at an Evolutionary Process

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | March 31, 2015 | Arts
This past weekend the Architecture + Design Museum launched an exhibition, Beyond Graffiti II, across the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Some of the artists in the exhibition included Axis, Atlas, Chaz Bojorquez, Aise Born, and Phantom.
Arturo S. Rodríguez

Honoring Cesar Chavez's Birthday by Supporting the Farm Workers for Whom He Gave His Life

Arturo S. Rodríguez | March 31, 2015 | Latino Voices
On the day he would have turned 88, members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will enter an epic battle by farm workers seeking implementation of their union contract against a giant Central Valley grower -- reminiscent of 1960s farm labor fights.
Charles Karel Bouley

Newsies High Kicks Pantages in to Musical Theatre Season

Charles Karel Bouley | March 31, 2015 | Los Angeles
"This play is so...Disney..." my friend Steve Cabral turned and said to me as we attended opening night as the musical theatre season kicked off at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier

Taking Back Democracy

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier | March 31, 2015 | Politics
While we support a constitutional amendment to restore the authority of Congress, state and local governments to regulate campaign spending, it's a long-term fight. But there is another way dilute big money's influence.
Andre Bourque

All Monetization, No 'Ums' at Orange County's Startup Weekend

Andre Bourque | March 30, 2015 | Los Angeles
Five teams competed in Orange County this past weekend. Particularly notable in this Southern California version of a San Francisco hackathon was a focus on product viability. Teams were here to build a product to sell, not merely to produce an idea without a market.
Eric Minh Swenson

Understanding Karl Haendel (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | March 30, 2015 | Arts
I've photographed, surveyed, and filmed nearly a thousand art exhibitions in the past few years. Never until now, has there been an exhibition more interesting than Karl Haendel's installation at Night Gallery called "Unwinding Unboxing, Unbending Uncocking."
Kent G. Mendoza Morales

Moving Beyond Gangs and 'Gladiator School'

Kent G. Mendoza Morales | March 31, 2015 | Impact
Over the five years that I was incarcerated, I felt confused and often dehumanized. After dropping out of my gang, life became a daily struggle to survive. In no way was my incarceration an environment of rehabilitation. In fact, some even called our facility "gladiator school," because of the harsh treatments we faced daily.
Gina Hall

Hanging in Hermosa - Hot's Kitchen, Abigaile's & Little Sister

Gina Hall | March 31, 2015 | Los Angeles
Doing business around Los Angeles can be a pleasure or a pain, often pending the traffic. I've been making notes of the places where I can enjoy an amazing meal while waiting out the 405. Lately, I've found that I'm not "stuck in South Bay," I'm just "hanging out in Hermosa" -- at least until the freeways clear.
John Seed

Nathan Lewis at Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery

John Seed | March 30, 2015 | Arts
Nathan Lewis, whose work is now on view in a solo exhibition in Stamford, Connecticut, is a painter with a strong feeling for the cycles of history, but no desire to reach back towards a "Golden Age."
Teach Plus

Addressing PTSD Among Youth Is Central to Closing the Achievement Gap

Teach Plus | March 30, 2015 | Education
As a teacher, I can't do my job effectively if my students' critical mental health needs are not met. The 2008 National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence shows that children are more likely than adults to be exposed to violence and crime. How can we possibly expect youth who are facing debilitating trauma to catch up with their healthier peers without adequate care?
Chrisfino Kenyatta Leal

From Life in Prison to a New Life in San Francisco Tech Scene

Chrisfino Kenyatta Leal | March 30, 2015 | Impact
Every day, men and women are released from prisons and jails across the U.S. after taking this same journey. Most incarcerated settings do not provide programs that teach relevant job skills for reentry to society. As a result, recidivism -- the rate at which people return to incarceration -- is enormous. Society blames these individuals for their failure. Had I not been fortunate enough to be a founding member of a program called The Last Mile, I too could have ended up back in prison.
William Bradley

Jerry Brown Perks Up On Presidential Politics 35 Years After One of His Best and Most Disastrous Speeches

William Bradley | March 28, 2015 | Politics
After winning a landslide re-election as governor of California by a whopping 20 points, the 41-year old Brown set out to take down the president he'd beaten in a string of late presidential primaries in 1976.
Amelia

A Man in California Wants to Kill My Son

Amelia | March 28, 2015 | Gay Voices
You might be thinking, "Amelia, this isn't going to go anywhere. It's California! It's not like it's going to become law." And you are right. But it doesn't take away from the fact that there are thousands of people in this country just like Mr. McLaughlin, who think a bullet in his head is exactly what my son deserves.
Sasha Bronner

I Called Myself a Bitch, and Then Thought Twice About It

Sasha Bronner | March 27, 2015 | Women
I thought more about the word. It's everywhere. Often not even beeped out of television shows, "bitch" is in rap songs and pop songs and on t-shirts. "It's Britney, bitch." "I'm in Miami, bitch."
Reshma Shamasunder

This Women's History Month, How Can We Honor Immigrant Moms?

Reshma Shamasunder | March 31, 2015 | Los Angeles
As women's history month comes to an end, I'd like to honor a courageous immigrant mother who leads by example.
Paul Y. Song, MD

Governor Brown, We Urge You to Do What Is Right for Our Water and Our Environment!

Paul Y. Song, MD | March 27, 2015 | Green
Given that the contaminated aquifers scandal broke just before news that California may have just one year of water left in its existing reservoirs, Gov. Brown's silence on the call for an emergency moratorium on fracking is especially alarming.
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