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Dave R. Jacobson

California's Marquee Senate Race: A Good Omen for Hillary Clinton

Dave R. Jacobson | May 26, 2016 | Politics
The race to succeed Barbara Boxer, a California icon and a liberal lion in the U.S. Senate, has an astounding over 30 candidates running for the seat. Of those, there are only a select few candidates who are actually competitive and with any meaningful resources.
Hector Villagra

Why Do Cops Lie? Because They Can

Hector Villagra | May 26, 2016 | Politics
Who are prosecutors, judges and jurors going to believe? That's the tempting question that leads down the rabbit hole where officers end up brazenly and coolly beating an inmate and lying about his being the aggressor.
Philip David Morton

Art Walk for Venice Family Clinic Raises $700K

Philip David Morton | May 26, 2016 | Los Angeles
Art Walk for the Venice Family Clinic, May 24th, 2016 Venice, California - Google's 45,000 square foot headquarters in Venice California became an art gallery for a day as the the Venice Family Clinic's Art Walk and Auctions brought together over 350...
Seth Abramson

Fox News Should Give America What It Wants: A Primetime Sanders-Trump Debate

Seth Abramson | May 24, 2016 | Politics
With whispers of a Trump-Sanders debate growing on the internet, some are saying it could be the Debate of the Century -- a brief taste of the only alternative left to a dreary, historically nasty general election between two widely disliked politicians.
Vinita Gupta

Dear Donald Trump: Immigrants Like Me Make America Great

Vinita Gupta | May 24, 2016 | Business
It goes against the grain of Siliconiers, with the upcoming presidential primaries in California, when Donald Trump declares that he "will make America great by building walls." He is okay operating on the edge of legal boundaries, filing for bankruptcies numerous times without remorse, which we find not quite acceptable.
John Wellington Ennis

LA's Top Elections Official Answers Questions About June 7 Primary

John Wellington Ennis | May 24, 2016 | Los Angeles
The upcoming June 7th primary in California has increased attention to how Angelenos will vote in an election where over a third of registered voters are not registered with any political party.
Faye Washington

Journey to Access -- Building Access for Youth, Families and Communities

Faye Washington | May 24, 2016 | Los Angeles
What does it mean to have access to opportunity? Through the years, I have witnessed individuals, parents, families and teens who have struggled to succeed; who encounter so many genuine barriers to a secure, stable future. In providing access to opportunity, we...
Edward Goldman

Empty and Disgusting? Doubly Wrong

Edward Goldman | May 24, 2016 | Arts
In one of her oversized paintings, she zeroes in on a woman's mouth, her long tongue sticking out in grotesque fashion. What happened to this woman? Is she drowning? Or throwing up? What are all of these silver bubbles floating in the air?
Kate Gale

End of Days or Just Ordinary Preppers?

Kate Gale | May 24, 2016 | Los Angeles
Americans like the idea of being ready for danger. If you have a gun in your house, you are the dangerous one in the neighborhood. Do you picture yourself in your home, shooting out the windows Western style at bad guys who want your food and water?
Tristan de Montebello

What Are People Working On In Coffee Shops?

Tristan de Montebello | May 24, 2016 | Business
Nearly everyone we talked to told us that they too had always wondered what everyone else was doing.
Jennifer Havenner

Best Eats in LA: A Guide to Summer Food and Drink Festivals

Jennifer Havenner | May 23, 2016 | Los Angeles
Beer never tastes so good as when it's served in a plastic cup at a summer food festival. Likewise, I truly believe the best food is served on tiny plates and eaten with your hands. Here's a breakdown of how you can eat your way through the summer in style.
Kyriaki Chonacas

OCD in Plain Sight

Kyriaki Chonacas | May 23, 2016 | Arts
Bootleg Theater is a year-round inclusive art space for original, boundary-defying live theater, music, and dance performances born from the diverse cultural and artistic landscape of LA. In Plain Sight is a series of serio-comedic choreographic portraits, featuring four people, who each grapple with a compulsive behavior.
Charles Karel Bouley

As Pride Begins, Some Wonder What It Has Become

Charles Karel Bouley | May 20, 2016 | Los Angeles
Photo Kenneth Pearson I've always struggled with Gay Pride events, from my very first in the 1980s to present. In the '80s, the age of AIDS, they had the spirit of the original protests and commemorations; because remember, Pride...
Philip David Morton

2000 Rally In Downtown L.A. Against Fossil Fuels

Philip David Morton | May 20, 2016 | Los Angeles
2000 protestors rally in front of Los Angeles City Hall, May 14, 2016 Two thousand people attended a protest march in downtown Los Angeles last Saturday to 'break free' from fossil fuels. Advocate group organized a multi-cultural rally where...
ric drasin

Life at Venice Beach in the '70s

ric drasin | May 20, 2016 | Los Angeles
The smell of the ocean, the feel of sand on your feet and the burning of incense bring back the memories of a golden era in Venice Beach.
Seth M. Siegel

Fixing California's Water: Felicia Marcus at the Helm

Seth M. Siegel | May 20, 2016 | Green
Felicia Marcus has a knack for accepting jobs just before crises occur. Just before the California drought hit, Marcus agreed to serve as Chair of the California Water Resources Control Board.
Vince Vega

Forget Trades, No. 2 Draft Pick Gives Rare Chance for Lakers to Build True Identity

Vince Vega | May 19, 2016 | Sports
The rumor mill has been in play for weeks that the Lakers would trade their top pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. The idea seemed reasonable until they landed the second pick for the second year in a row. Now the situation has gotten very, very interesting.
Jill S. Brown

8 Hacks for Learning to Love (or at Least Like) to Exercise

Jill S. Brown | May 19, 2016 | Los Angeles
As much as you think you "hate" to exercise, you really don't. No one was born hating to move. The desire to move is innate. If you dislike exercise now, something happened to make it so. Maybe you had a bad experience or, spent years being habitually sedentary. There...
Gina Hall

Spencer Haywood Documentary Explores Rocky Relationship with NBA

Gina Hall | May 20, 2016 | Los Angeles
Former NBA player Spencer Haywood was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame last September, but few know the story behind his struggle to attain the accolade. Full Court, a new documentary making its way around the festival circuit, reveals a fascinating look at the ex-NBA All-Star player's...
Sarah Cooper

The Difference Between Living in New York and San Francisco (Pt. II)

Sarah Cooper | May 18, 2016 | HuffPost Home
One year ago, I moved from New York City to San Francisco and learned how very different these two cities are.
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