Together we can lift Los Angeles out of its decade of decline. But to do so, Angelenos must elect new leadership that is untainted by current city government.
Two young ladies at Jaime Escalante Elementary School in Cudahy have changed the way a school district looks at unused food. Children need to know they can make a difference. Leadership, like compassion and kindness, transcends age and gender.
Last night I attended a charity event which was so pleasant that I was sorry when it ended. It was the inaugural benefit for the Children's Action Network and the Westside Children's Center, both great causes.
This year, there will be Oscar parties where The Help's Aibileen and Minny won't be the only domestic workers in starring roles.
At the end of the night, everyone was more educated about the cause, and felt inspired to stay involved with the fight against pediatric AIDS. Involvement of this magnitude proves that this community cares.
My participation in the Dance Marathon at UCLA was life-changing. In a room full of American students my age, I was able to see that regardless of where we come from, we are all passionate about saving lives.
At one point in its history, San Bernardino was named an "All-America" city. Business was booming. Today it is the rated the second in the nation for poverty, right after Detroit. Whatever happened?
Last night punk rock's biggest overachiever Henry Rollins hosted a benefit for Drop In The Bucket, and a bunch of his friends dropped in to say hello. By 'say hello,' I mean take the stage and shred, and by 'friends' I mean music legends.
There's no question that "going green" is officially trendy. Of course, this is one seriously high-stakes trend; if it doesn't stick, the earth is pretty much screwed.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as a survivor of abuse and as mayor of LA, I have worked to leverage every resource at my disposal to end this cycle of violence. But we have our work cut out for us.
Scream queen Jewel Shepard, best known for her roles in the 1985 classic Return of the Living Dead and the goofy Party Camp is battling invasive breast cancer.
With our nation facing one of the most difficult economic times in history, more and more people are facing the reality of landing on Skid Row. And it's a harsh reality.
I took a walk through the construction site at the nefarious Ford Hotel with two former residents, Abraham and Travelle. They spent their childhood in the well-documented hellhole, witnessing life at the bottom rung of capitalism.
The partnership between RENEW and CicLAvia is a natural fit -- two critical parts of the solution to LA's epidemic of obesity and diabetes.
With a mix of regular and self-made instruments, some have compared them as the next big world music thing since the Buena Vista Social Club.
The criminal justice system has displaced the mental health system as the main institution for dealing with poor people with psychiatric disabilities in the United States.