This year the Concrete Hero 2013 Urban Obstacle Challenge will be held at Los Angeles State Historic Park and will feature several new L.A.-themed obstacles and an extended five-mile route through the streets and alleyways of downtown.
I have achieved things that I would have never attempted if it were not for ulcerative colitis. Things that I used to say, "I can't" to are now replaced with "I can and I will!"
How many times in your life have you wondered, been gnawed at by the desire to affect some sort of positive change in this world? Often, you say? You are not alone. How many times do you listen to that desire? Give in to it?
One afternoon in late March of 2009 it occurred to me that I didn't need anyone to organize a beach cleanup for me. I could just grab a bag and go. Over the next few weeks I started The Daily Ocean beach cleanup project to photograph, weigh and share what I found online with people.
What can you do if you're lonely in Los Angeles during the holiday season? You should shift your focus off your own loneliness by volunteering your time to help others.
Under our current roster of "experienced politicians" Los Angeles is drowning in debt and the quality of life has gradually deteriorated. Is this any way to run a city?
Now more than ever, it is important to look to effective models of serving the homeless community and implement them across our urban cities most affected by this issue.
Imagine the most challenged communities getting a simple music class once a week. Imagine linking those communities with each other across the nation. Imagine Sound Art.
Sure, serendipity can help you be in the right place at the right time, and little blessings might offer opportunity. But it isn't luck that gives you resilience or determination. It isn't luck that allows you to be strong enough to make difficult choices.
The gay community in Los Angeles has seen undeniable progress over the last few decades. This is in large part due to medical discoveries and increased education, but it is also due to the sweat and tears of many local warriors.
Natural systems cannot withstand this pressure indefinitely. We, the people, need to recognize clearly in our laws both the human right to water needed for life, and the inherent rights of the life-giving waterways themselves
My mom's strength was an inspiration that would fuel the proudest accomplishment of my life. My mom's dream became spreading life-saving awareness of ovarian cancer to as many people as possible. It was my dream too.
For whatever reason, when people conspire to give we witness a tremendously uplifting display of humanity.
"Gotta Give" is inspired by the idea that giving, whether a personal or societal imperative, is essential to the betterment of society and the enrichment of humanity.
It is critical right now for Californians to reconnect with their state parks; appreciate their value; embrace them as part of California's future and ensure that they are preserved for generations to come.
On August 5 at the University of Southern California, over 30 teen celebrities are lacing up their soccer cleats to help us make a difference.