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Manjusha P. Kulkarni

Looking for Ways to Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month? Bust the 'Model Minority' Myth and Push for Disaggregated AAPI Data

Manjusha P. Kulkarni | May 2, 2016 | Los Angeles
Accurate, disaggregated data, not false, outdated narratives and stereotypes should inform public opinion and state policy. Let's celebrate this month by abolishing the model minority myth and spend the next fifty years recognizing the rich diversity of the AAPI community.
Zane Rubin

My Year as a Shadow Person

Zane Rubin | May 2, 2016 | Los Angeles
Eagle Rock, it's as far east as you can go without leaving the city of Los Angeles, but when you're there, all the possibility that rings through the streets of Tinseltown, has certainly dissipated.
William Bradley

Will the California Primary Matter?

William Bradley | May 2, 2016 | Politics
There's been a lot of chatter that the California primary may at last matter in the presidential race. Sorry to say that this dyed-in-the-wool California enthusiast doesn't think so. Not in terms of calling the turn on either party's nomination, that is.
Edward Goldman

Great Artists: Troubled Personalities

Edward Goldman | May 2, 2016 | Arts
Her life was a mess - no other way to describe it. But looking at her fabulous sculptures with their voluptuous shapes and rainbow-colored mosaic - is to be overwhelmed by their exuberance, their sense of happiness. If only for a moment, one feels like a child playing in a sandbox.
Vanessa Baden Kelly

Thank You, Katharine Zaleski: I Am No Less a Mother Because I Need Childcare

Vanessa Baden Kelly | April 29, 2016 | Women
Elle Magazine contributor Katharine Zaleski wrote an article this week entitled: "I'm A Successful Working Mom Thanks To My Nanny." In the article she details the "dirty little secret" of high-powered women who seem to have it all. That secret is that someone helps them.
William Bradley

Obama's Saudi Problem Overshadows His Gulf Arab and Western European Summits (and the Next Administration)

William Bradley | April 28, 2016 | Politics
Indeed, the Saudis, long touted by some would-be realists as just the sort of implacable autocrats the Middle East needs for long-term stability, have themselves been furiously stirring the pot in recent months and years.
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Americans Want to Fight Climate Change -- Let's Give Them a Way to Help

Sen. Barbara Boxer | April 30, 2016 | Politics
While we fight to save our planet from the ravages of climate change through the Clean Air Act, international agreements, better fuel mileage standards and clean energy incentives, climate change is already happening.
John Mirisch

LA Metro's New Sales Tax: When 'Bold' Isn't 'Beautiful'

John Mirisch | April 28, 2016 | Los Angeles
Metro should not focus on the technologies of the past hundred years. The proposal for spending the $130 billion is backwards-looking rather than forward-thinking and has very little funding set aside for new and developing technologies such as autonomous vehicles, which have the potential to revolutionize public transportation.
Mark Ridley-Thomas

The Time for Action On the Homeless Crisis Is Now

Mark Ridley-Thomas | April 28, 2016 | Los Angeles
Now is the time to commit resources that match the magnitude of the problem and make a bold, concerted effort to end homelessness in Los Angeles County.
Kate Neligan

There's No Place Like Hope

Kate Neligan | April 27, 2016 | Los Angeles
There are so many free events in Los Angeles (and surrounding areas) that help us to get outside in the sunshine and celebrate life; it's one of the reasons I love living in SoCal.
Kathy Leonardo

Cinco de Mayo Dining, Art, Fundraisers, and Wrestling too!

Kathy Leonardo | April 27, 2016 | Arts
Cinco de Mayo is a Los Angeles holiday favorite...and although presidential candidate Donald Trump has managed to alienate Mexicans everywhere, this year's holiday is especially important to celebrate.
Jonathan Russell

Homelessness and Neoliberalism in LA: A Crisis of Values

Jonathan Russell | April 26, 2016 | Religion
In order to avoid simply remaking our "neoliberal bed," we will need to remake our values as we replenish the housing stock. If people of faith are willing to risk and speak out as prophets -- prophets with social service know-how -- they might be able to contribute to the construction of a more livable world, a world not as hard as the otherwise austere neoliberal bed.
Natalia Reagan

Talking Science: Facts About Vaccines and Herd Immunity

Natalia Reagan | April 26, 2016 | Science
This week is World Immunization Week and what better way to commemorate it than by discussing the facts about vaccines and the importance of herd immunity.
Tom Teicholz

Jakob Dylan and Friends Rock the Night to Cure Crohn's and Colitis

Tom Teicholz | April 26, 2016 | Los Angeles
Last weekend in Los Angeles, when all the teens and the people who still think they are teens were at Coachella, the legendary Troubadour nightclub in West Hollywood was, nonetheless sold out for an amazing show and a great cause.
Jasneel Chaddha

#MambaOut: The End of a Legendary Era

Jasneel Chaddha | April 25, 2016 | Sports
Kobe Bryant has had an enormous impact, not just on the game of basketball, but also on society. His Kobe brand of shoes and clothing is seen everywhere. His jersey is one of the most recognizable in the world of sports apparel.
Lisa Page Rosenberg

Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Lisa Page Rosenberg | April 25, 2016 | Los Angeles
It was a good idea. I had a plan. The plan required precision timing. I was picking up my dog Stella at the vet before they closed at 4:30pm. I wouldn't have time to take the dog home, so I would drop Stella off with my friend Karen in Burbank.
Ernie Diaz

3 Tips for Starting and Managing Your Own Business

Ernie Diaz | April 22, 2016 | Business
It's important to craft a business plan that outlines the current status of your business, as well as how you want your business to grow over time. One third of Hispanic small business owners ranked having a well thought-out business and financial plan as the top priority for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Bob Burnett

Bernie's Last Stand: California's June Primary

Bob Burnett | April 22, 2016 | Politics
At the moment, Hilary Clinton is favored to defeat Bernie Sanders in California's June 7th Democratic Primary. To win, Sanders will have to woo "no party preference" voters as well as Hispanics and women.
Donnie Demers

Remembering Prince -- My Spot in the Corner

Donnie Demers | April 22, 2016 | Entertainment
As I approached his "Purpleness," the space he occupied was full of laughter and beauty and suddenly it all went silent. I immediately felt like a Tsunami.
William Bradley

Hillary's Big State Dominance Is the Key To the Democratic Nomination

William Bradley | April 22, 2016 | Politics
Hillary Clinton's very impressive New York primary victory over Bernie Sanders points up some of her most significant strengths as a political figure. She generally performs quite well on a big stage. And there are few bigger presidential primary stages than that of New York.
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