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James Scarborough

Hermann Lederle's "Adaptation," 2015

James Scarborough | August 29, 2015 | Arts
Hermann Lederle's "Adaptation," 2015, is massive. Measuring five and a half feet by ten feet, this totemic monument doesn't just envelop you, it anchors you to the ground.
Katherine Koster

Subpoenas and Community Condom Policing: The War on Condomless Porn

Katherine Koster | August 28, 2015 | Los Angeles
Last week, three large adult industry STI testing and treatment facilities were served subpoenas demanding the release of adult performer medical records dating back to 2007.
Denise Cullen

The Long Walk of Moms and Dads After Overdose

Denise Cullen | August 28, 2015 | Politics
It's a hard road, the one that we walk after our children die from a drug overdose. It's a walk that numbs your feet from the miles of isolation and grief. I'm only one of thousands.
Bri Seeley

Nobody Walks in LA

Bri Seeley | August 28, 2015 | Los Angeles
When I came across the photo series Nobody Walks in LA, I was speechless. Photographer Alex Scott spent two years capturing photographs of a completely deserted city for a project that was 10 years in the making.
Emily Tess Katz

What a Tweet From Taylor Swift Taught Me About Kindness

Emily Tess Katz | August 28, 2015 | Women
It was 3 a.m. and my cell phone was blowing up. The Twitter handle Twothousandswifteen was now following me. TaylorSwiftUpdates had favorited my tweet, with copious re-tweets by the likes of Tator Swift and Dazzling_Swift. Why the eff was I being digitally accosted by a gang of Taylor Swift devotees?
Margie Alt

Starting Today, Your Favorite River Is Better Protected

Margie Alt | August 28, 2015 | Green
We know that the Clean Water Rule is on solid legal ground and backed by more than 1,000 scientific studies showing how streams and wetlands are vital to the health of our rivers, lakes, and bays.
Jamie Court

Why Is Covered CA Head Shilling for Health Insurance Company Consolidation?

Jamie Court | August 28, 2015 | Los Angeles
Covered California Chief Peter Lee has claimed that the state doesn't need health insurance premium regulation because Covered California is a tough negotiator with the health plans.   A new study casts doubt on that proposition as researchers reported that Covered California health insurance plans have...
Jaye Watson

Roanoke: He Was Not One of Us

Jaye Watson | August 28, 2015 | Media
The live aspect of our business is just one of the many reasons that television news is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for the thin-skinned. And in the hours after we found out that Adam and Alison's killer was someone who had been a journalist, I had one thought -- he wasn't one of us.
Christina Rice

New Exhibition: 'The First With the Latest! Aggie Underwood, the Los Angeles Herald and the Sordid Crimes of a City'

Christina Rice | August 27, 2015 | Los Angeles
A picture may say 1,000 words, though there is possibly another story lurking just outside the frame. This is certainly the case with the images featured in "The First with the Latest! Aggie Underwood, the Los Angeles Herald, and the Sordid Crimes of a City."
Steven Newton


Steven Newton | August 28, 2015 | Green
July was hot. It was the hottest July on record, but more than this: it was the warmest month ever recorded on Earth. Let that sink in a moment. The first seven months of 2015 were all record breakers, and 2015 is on track to take the record for warmest recorded year.
Mark Linton

Obama's Katrina Response Helped Write a New Playbook for Feds and Cities

Mark Linton | August 27, 2015 | Politics
When Barack Obama took office, word went out to every federal agency about New Orleans: get creative and do whatever might be necessary to help the city recover. Unlike his predecessor, the president recognized that a new kind of federalism was required to help New Orleans come back.
Rudy López

Victory for Home-Care Workers

Rudy López | August 27, 2015 | Politics
All labor has dignity, especially when it enhances the well-being of the sick among us. Protecting the rights of home care workers is to defend the dignity of not only the worker, but the patient as well.
Jonathan Martin

When You Realize What Matters Most

Jonathan Martin | August 27, 2015 | Sports
One day, you realize how absurd your current mindset is, that this shit doesn't matter. You let your demons go, knowing that, perhaps, sharing your story can help some other chubby, goofy, socially-isolated, sensitive kid getting bulled in America who feels like no one in the world cares about him.
Jay Weston

Senator Bernie Sanders Possible Demo Nominee

Jay Weston | August 27, 2015 | Los Angeles
Last weekend I spent 90 minutes watching Sanders give a speech.....and I was stunned! Stunned 'cause I agreed with everything that he said....everything.
Taylor K. Gordon

How I Increased My Student Loan Payment Over 500% on a Humble Salary

Taylor K. Gordon | August 27, 2015 | College
I'm ashamed to say the first $3,700 of my student loan took nearly three years to pay off. And not because I lacked funds. It just wasn't a priority. I figured the loan would get paid off eventually so what was the rush? (Not my brightest thought.)
María Carla Sánchez

I Am an Anchor Baby

María Carla Sánchez | August 27, 2015 | Latino Voices
"No more anchor babies!" "We'll make the illegals build the wall!" "Repeal the 14th Amendment!" Whatever leads us to our next president, I fear there will be nothing inspirational, sublime, or hopeful about it. The hateful hounds are already loose, and they are very, very loud.
Jeff Frost

My Harrowing Wildfire Escape

Jeff Frost | August 27, 2015 | Los Angeles
"No one is leaving this valley. The road is blocked at both ends by the fire, so stay put! It's gonna get really hot and windy. Do not shut your vehicle off!" said the fire chief.
Abdul Malik Mujahid

Katrina: Where Faith and Interfaith Groups Picked Up as Federal Government Failed

Abdul Malik Mujahid | August 27, 2015 | Religion
The failure of the strongest government in the world was of historic proportions. But faith and interfaith communities made history. They were the first responders, if not the only help, for most people over the course of several weeks. After 10 years, their work with survivors continues.
Mike Hegedus

Why Your Press Pass Is No Longer Bullet Proof

Mike Hegedus | August 27, 2015 | Media
There was a time when we would spray paint the word 'PRESS' on the side of our vehicles in places of conflict so that the combatants would know exactly who and where we were. We used our press passes as both real and perceived badges of honor and safe passage. Now? Not so much.
Peter Getty

Finally, Some Good News About the California Drought

Peter Getty | August 26, 2015 | Green
Wine and apps aren't a solution to the bigger problem, but a little optimism during these dry times can't hurt.
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