We can choose to be informed. We can choose to reduce harm to ourselves and the planet by eating less meat. And we can choose not to be complacent about industries that pollute our bodies and our environment.
In three Republican presidential debates - the most recent on Thursday - and one Democratic debate, we've heard few specifics about how to help the 106 million Americans living on the brink to sustain themselves.
Even though Queen Mother Catherine de Medici's reputation as a ruthless poisoner seems broadly known, the residents of the French court eagerly accept or even solicit gifts from her, which inevitably turn out to be fatal. It seems likely that Paul Ryan's election as House Speaker will prove to be just such a poisoned chalice
These new laws are fitting and just. They show that here in California, we recognize our state has been shaped by immigrants of many different ethnicities, cultures and experiences and that immigrants are our neighbors, friends and family.
I know, usually the adjectives 'cool' and 'abandoned' don't seem like they should be used in the same sentence, but they should be when you're talking about forgotten resort towns and hotels.
Since 2006, the state has had a renewable energy standard requiring the addition of more clean power -- now, in 2015, clean energy powers 25 percent of all electricity used in the 8th biggest economy in the world.
His agency contacts a select group of young men that are most likely to be involved in shootings -- the ones who've brushed off help and stubbornly refused to change. With directed help, ONS gives the boys a profitable alternative to crime, starting with a monthly paycheck up to $1,000 for staying out of trouble.
It remains to be seen if these continuing changes, like the drug policies currently in American existence, will help some and hurt others, or if all citizens will benefit as communities across the country stop waging a war against those who've used drugs.
After five hours of uninterrupted farmland, the sight of Bernardus Lodge & Spa in the beautiful wine country of Carmel Valley felt like a continent away from the bustle of Los Angeles. In the evening, the crisp air comes alive with the smell of a wood fire.
On the heels of the Shelby decision that gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, the Alabama Legislature passed a law that requires all voters to have a photo identification. Then, last month, they decided to close 31 offices that issue driver licenses.
Achieving economic security -- affording the basics, withstanding a job loss or weathering other life uncertainties and planning for the future with college or retirement savings -- relies on access to thriving communities.
As other states wrestle with how to create inclusive immigrant policies, the California legislature's bold steps should serve as a roadmap. California's demographics help to illustrate why inclusive and compassionate policies are not only a reflection of our national commitment to honor the rights and dignity of everyone, but also sound economic policy.
For too long, we've read the headlines: income inequality has reached its highest levels since the Great Depression, wages have stagnated for all but the very top and equal access to opportunity, the pillar of American greatness, is disappearing before our eyes.
California is filled with cities and towns perfect for an amorous getaway -- and uber-romantic hotels seal the deal by providing amenities such as stunning spas, sexy suites, and top-notch restaurants
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
Governor Brown, Craig Watson, and Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) who introduced AB 189, all undoubtedly see the connections between the arts and creativity and, in turn, between creativity and innovation.