In just two short years, Krista Donaldson and her team at D-Rev have changed the lives of over 3,500 people in India. Donaldson is one of 21 outstanding speakers at TEDxStanford that you can watch live on LiveStreaming today.
The sold-out event was bustling and lively and reminded everyone that the everyday, small differences we can make in another's life creates a hero in someone's eyes.
The new Dodgers owners are still in the honeymoon stage of their relationship with the public. But the honeymoon won't last if the new owners hatch development plans without community participation in decisions of vital interest to all of us.
Our nation's youth, especially in California, need our voices, our advocacy, and our efforts. Let's find ways to invest and believe in our youth, and champion alternatives for reform of the juvenile justice system.
With the opening of the Expo Line in Los Angeles this past weekend, Southern California might finally be able to shed its image as a place where the car dictates the way we travel, and build.
L.A.'s challenges (traffic, pollution, an aging infrastructure and electricity grid) are creating enormous opportunities for businesspeople who see an immense economic opportunity in clean technology.
As we mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest on April 29, many are asking the question, "What has changed in South Los Angeles?"
During the 1992 civil unrest in Los Angeles, the Rev. Dr. Cecil "Chip" Murray became a household name as the city's most visible and effective peacemaker. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with him to discuss the impact and legacy of the riots for South Los Angeles.
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.