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How To Do Venice Beach Like A Local

Spot | Posted 10.16.2015 | Travel

"Venice is unlike any place I've ever lived. I love that you can't stereotype Venice residents by a certain set of qualities because you come across quite the mix of characters on any given day... Everyone coexists in this crazy, creative little town which only adds to its charm."

From Zim to LA: T-Collar Opens Up About His Career

Nyarai Chapingidza | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
Nyarai Chapingidza

After completing high school in Zimbabwe, T-Collar bargained with his parents, to relocate to LA and study music. The dream was to write and produce music for artists. Producing music was something that he loved started doing when he was a teenager.

Transit Envy and Other Thoughts on Making L.A. the City It Can Be

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Al Selvin knew a great city, train line, bike path, restaurant and musician when he saw it. I hope we will continue to make L.A. a city worthy of his blessed memory.

One Thing for Certain, Two Things for Sure

Craig Stewart | Posted 10.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

An excerpt from my book, "One Thing for Certain, Two Things for Sure."

The Journey Within: Gongs, Tunnels and Binaural Beats

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
Roxie Sarhangi

But crawling through the tunnel at "The Little House" was nothing to be alarmed about. It was such an extremely short, easy distance. And I had no choice: The front door to the house does not open so I had to be okay with being a little uncomfortable. It was perfectly unconventional. Somehow it all made sense.

Equity Wars: All's Quiet on the Western Front

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

Maybe it's the summer doldrums, but an uneasy quiet has settled in on the Western Front war between Actors' Equity and LA's 99-seat theater movement.

The New Collective LA

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts
Kyriaki Chonacas

Ever wonder while in LA where the edge and the grit is that we all know, see and feel in NYC and other parts of the world? Well I know this has been on my mind and in my roaring impulses for over a decade.

Relinquishing Our Uncomfortable Inheritance: Eran Riklis' A Borrowed Identity

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.03.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

From Cup Final to The Human Resources Manager, from Lemon Tree to Zaytoun, Riklis has always talked about the untalkable in his films: Peace, humanity, and the ability to discuss what makes us different, while also celebrating our contrasts.

Entrepreneur Series: Growing Up and Doing Business With... Chef Jet Tila

Marina Chetner | Posted 05.21.2015 | Small Business
Marina Chetner

From tending the family's Thai grocery store -- the first in the United States -- to challenging Masaharu Morimoto on "Iron Chef America," Chef Jet Tila has become an integral part of LA's hot restaurant scene.

In LA, Communities in Need Get Their 15 Minutes of Fame

Mackenzie Long | Posted 05.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Mackenzie Long

Musicians from East Los Angeles have a long tradition of using their talents to draw attention to complex social and political issues.

12 Things You Should Never Do In LA

Fodor's | Posted 05.07.2015 | Travel

It's no secret that Los Angeles is one of most sprawling cities in the world, making it impossible to see all, or even most, of it in one trip.

The NFL Situation In LA Just Got Wild

AP | By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 06.22.2015 | Sports

A second City Council has approved a second proposed pro football stadium in the Los Angeles area.

Bua-ism and the Matrix: Art Meets MMA

Dan Shapiro | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts
Dan Shapiro

Imagining a Venn diagram of combat sports and painting, it's difficult to conceptualize any logical correlation between the two art forms. Martial arts favor heavy, powerful strikes, while visual arts prefer the finesse of light, deft strokes.

Breaking Down UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano

Dan Shapiro | Posted 04.25.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

A fight nearly two years in the making, this matchup between Rousey and Zingano dates back to April 2013, when Zingano (9-0, 2-0 UFC) scored a brutal TKO win over Miesha Tate to earn a crack at promotional gold.

15 Things Never to Say to an Angeleno | Posted 04.14.2015 | Travel

When you live in Los Angeles, it's very likely you'll see a Kardashian walking out of a 24-hour pharmacy at odd hours. Why? Because they don't want to be bothered. Leave. The. Famous. People. Alone.

TopTune Is L.A.'s Most Fun Live Music Game Show

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Los Angeles is a city rich with live music, but there has been no live music event that pays tribute to the songwriting talent in this city quite like TopTune, part talent showcase, part songwriting competition, part improv comedy - a "Circus of musical alchemy" and a rollicking good time.

Jeremy Lin Makes It A Gold Christmas For Lakers

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.25.2014 | Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers don't do silver. Jeremy Lin got his teammates custom gold headphones for Christmas. While the Lakers' record isn't especiall...

Leaving Los Angeles: A 30-Year Journey

Joan Moran | Posted 02.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Joan Moran

The LA living experience has become the observer experience and I don't want to be an observer anymore. I want to live in a city whose character is still vibrant, a city that screams friendliness.

2014's Top LA Foodstuffs Under $14

Mike Metz | Posted 02.15.2015 | Taste
Mike Metz

While it's never an easy task inventorying the true annual best frugal bites, with the following I've given it the old college try.

Finding Soul in LA: Five Creative Adventures in the City

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 01.18.2015 | Los Angeles
Roxie Sarhangi

I love taking classes. I love learning. Since graduating college, I've signed up for courses all over LA, from UCLA Extension's writing seminars (they're great!) to improv workshops at The Groundlings (good too!). And I won't even get into all the acting classes I have experienced.

Local Law Enforcement Chipping Away at the Fourth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The Bill of Rights was designed to protect the People from their government. That's quite literally becoming history today as new challenges, now from local law enforcement, chip away at the Fourth Amendment's protections of privacy.

No Ponies Were Harmed in the Creation of This Print

Global Yodel | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts
Global Yodel

Global Yodel caught up with LA photographer JonPaul Douglass to learn more about his hilarious Pizza in the Wild series. Read on to learn about Jon...

3 Examples of Why the MLB Draft Is Desperate for More Analytical Insight

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.17.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

Coaches, scouts, GMs and fantasy baseball players are quickly changing their strategies to incorporate more player and team stats. Everyone is talking about it, everyone is embracing it, and everyone has seen the movie, Moneyball.

The Perfect Day You Never Expected to Have in Los Angeles

Shoptiques | Posted 11.01.2014 | Travel

The City of Angels, a megacity and metropolis you kinda have to visit once in your life. Yes, yes, it tends to get a bad rep - the traffic, the dirt, the people - but only, because most visitors don't know what to do and where the cool kids hang.

These Often-Invisible Women Experience Sexual Assault At An Alarming Rate

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact

A new study reflects a troubling reality regarding sexual assault on Skid Row. The Downtown Women's Action Coalition, which aims to improve housi...