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David Paul

Critics of Federal Spending on Cities Should Look to the South

David Paul | May 3, 2015 | Politics
If we are going to discuss the effectiveness of federal policies in our cities -- and we should -- it is time to discuss as well why some states continue to benefit systemically to the disadvantage of others, with little or no benefit to show for it in terms of relative progress as measured by socio-economic indicators.
Wenonah Hauter

California Drought: Will Governor Brown Stop the Biggest Water Abusers?

Wenonah Hauter | May 1, 2015 | Green
It's time for Jerry Brown to exercise courageous leadership that fixes the long-time mismanagement and corporate abuse of water that threatens the future of California's economy and agriculture. There are no easy shortcuts: the governor must govern.
The Daily Meal

America's 75 Best Tacos

The Daily Meal | May 1, 2015 | Taste
So what makes a taco great, exactly? It all depends -- but here are 75 from around the country.
Jay Weston

HNINA - Healthy, Organic Chocolates That Are Delicious!

Jay Weston | May 1, 2015 | Los Angeles
all photos by Jay Vanessa holding a box of their chocolates. I'm nuts about chocolate. Especially dark chocolate, which...
Hugh McIntyre

4 Songs From New Artists to Get Your Weekend Going

Hugh McIntyre | May 1, 2015 | Entertainment
Here are a few tunes for you to discover from emerging acts that will brighten your weekend up and make it that much better.
Ian Spanier

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Mark Guglielmo, Rapper, Artist, Photographer

Ian Spanier | April 30, 2015 | Los Angeles
Somewhat distracted and aimless when he was in high school, Guglielmo finally began to find himself when a friend gave him an early hip-hop LP -- which led him to start writing rhymes and recording his own music. Inspiration was found....
Bill McKibben

Why the Planet Is Happy That Bernie Sanders Is Running for President

Bill McKibben | May 2, 2015 | Green
He doesn't go on and on about the woods and the rivers -- he goes on and on about working class Vermonters who can't afford health care and heating oil. His issue is inequality and unfairness, and it has been from the start. And for those of us who do work mostly on the environment, that's just the kind of ally we need.

Discover America's Next Hot Food Cities

Zagat | April 30, 2015 | Taste
Zagat polled chefs, avid diners and industry insiders across the country and the results are in.
William Bradley

The New Devolution: Hillary's Troubled Launch and the Latest Drone Fiasco and Bush Antics

William Bradley | April 30, 2015 | Politics
Think of it not as a new deal but a new devolution, an ongoing decline of quality substance, concern, and even basic awareness in public life. With three unfortunately good examples on current display. First, we have the troubled ongoing roll-out of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Now, it may well...
Tim Profeta

The Climate Post: California Governor Calls for Aggressive Emissions Cuts

Tim Profeta | April 30, 2015 | Green
The order requires the state to incorporate climate change impacts into its five-year infrastructure plan as well as its planning and investment decisions.
Gina Hall

Hollywood's Gender Gap: What's Next?

Gina Hall | April 30, 2015 | Los Angeles
Something dramatic happens after a woman directs her first indie feature -- nothing. After successfully directing that first film, the offers to direct a studio feature come flowing in like molasses.
Jay Weston

Hutchinson - A Fabulous Indonesian Steak House on La Cienega!

Jay Weston | May 1, 2015 | Los Angeles
all photos by Jay or Hutchinson It's all booths inside this exotic steak emporium One of my new favorite Los Angeles restaurant, a...
Hector Villagra

The Whole World Is Watching

Hector Villagra | April 29, 2015 | Technology
Video images have clearly become a powerful tool in documenting encounters between the public and police. The ACLU of California wants to make it more likely that even more individuals will use their phones to record those incidents, enabling the public to hold officers accountable when they cross the line.
Bob Cesca

Ted Cruz: Gay Activists and Marriage Equality Supporters Are 'Liberal Fascists'

Bob Cesca | April 29, 2015 | Politics
Somehow, opponents of discrimination are considered liberal fascists, whereas relegating an entire demographic of law-abiding citizens to second class status is considered "freedom."
Bri Seeley

16th Annual Denim Day Celebrated at Guess Headquarters in Los Angeles

Bri Seeley | May 1, 2015 | Los Angeles
On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 GUESS hosted the 16th Annual Peace Over Violence Denim Day press conference at their headquarters in Los Angeles.
Travel + Leisure

Counting Down America's 20 Most Charming Cities (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | April 29, 2015 | Travel
In some winning cities, charm means easy access to public art, or food truck pods where locals gather around the fire pit with guitars. One cozy city even has a self-proclaimed "snuggery."
Peter H. Gleick

Where Does California's Agricultural Water Go?

Peter H. Gleick | April 29, 2015 | Green
Almonds and pistachios together use around 3.3 million acre-feet of water and produce around $1,150 per acre-foot of water.
Harold Wimmer

Every Breath You Take: State of the Air 2015

Harold Wimmer | April 29, 2015 | Green
Think about this: more than 4 in 10 people in the United States live in counties that have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution. Now think about this: in the time it took to read that, you probably took 4-5 breaths. Makes you want to know what was in that air, doesn't it?
Stacie Corliss

30 Days of Online Dating: Stuck in the Friend Zone

Stacie Corliss | April 28, 2015 | Comedy
Really excited for this best friends forever reunion dinner. Right? This is a friend thing. Totally a friend thing. Not a date. Why would it be a date? That'd be weird. Gross. No way.
Peter Hanlon

How Big Is Your Water Footprint? You'll Be Surprised.

Peter Hanlon | April 29, 2015 | Green
For many of us, these current and future water crises mean we need to use water as productively as possible and cut back on waste. But to get there we first need to know how much water we use every day, and most of us have no idea.
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