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The Expo Line Is LA Metro's Gateway Drug

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.06.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It came to me as I rode the Expo Line home after a business meeting in Santa Monica. The Expo Line is L.A. Metro's gateway drug. And, if we know what's good for us we should all keep experimenting to find our favorite rail or bus line. We should also all vote for Measure R2 in November.

Dreams Are Alive Around Us Daily; Brass Lamp Book Bar Realizes Another

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.31.2016 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

Dreams. We witness their creation, their completion and yes, their destruction almost every single moment often without realizing or acknowledging it; even when they're our own.

Some Educators Have the Know-How to Turn Schools Around - Meet One

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

For the past few weeks I have been writing about Artesia High School in Southern California and the remarkable improvement the school has been making ...

A One-Stop Genius Bar for U.S. Citizenship

John E. Kobara | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
John E. Kobara

Applying to be a citizen is very challenging - perhaps as it should be. But surveys of LPRs reveal many myths and fears. It is no wonder many have waited decades.

The Final Toyota Pro/Celebrity Long Beach Grand Prix Proves Chaotic

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.16.2016 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

The final pit lineup at the 40th Toyota Pro/Celebrity Grand Prix of Long Beach. Photo: Daniel Charleston Carnage. Chaos. Two words being thrown aroun...

How the Expo Line Got to Santa Monica

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.12.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With the Metro Expo Line to Santa Monica scheduled to open in May, this piece revisits an interview I conducted four years ago, shortly before the opening of the first phase of Expo to Culver City.

Restorative Justice Curbs School-to-Prison Pipeline

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.21.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

As the school-to-prison pipeline system continues to be under scrutiny, schools in the Los Angeles area are working to reduce this, armed with mounting evidence that harsh punishment for small offenses at an early age does not reduce crime rates, but makes it more likely that offenders go to prison than to college.

Will I or Won't I? Does It Really, Truly Matter? What Makes a Book Holy?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 03.15.2016 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

I didn't want to stir controversy, particularly at this time of contention in the US. I was simply cleaning house one day. I was bringing in a ladder. The ladder hit a stack of Bibles, literally, and they fell.

Rebecca Campbell's 'Miss April 1971': Picassian Power and Feminist Insight

John Seed | Posted 02.27.2016 | Arts
John Seed

Yesterday I stood in front of Rebecca Campbell's 13 foot wide canvas Miss April 1971 and found myself thinking "That is one ballsy painting."

Right Next Door: Samantha Larson and Dr. David Larson, Mountain Climbers

Ian Spanier | Posted 12.08.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Mountain climbers Dr. David Larson and his daughter Samantha, the first father/daughter team to summit Everest © Ian Spanier Photography 2015 Years ...

California Governor Jerry Brown Fails Students by Vetoing Ethnic Studies Bill

Joseph Morales | Posted 10.15.2015 | Education
Joseph Morales

Governor Jerry Brown failed California's students last week, when he vetoed AB 101, a bill that would have positioned California to lead the nation by developing the first-ever statewide curriculum in ethnic studies.

Aprylle Gilbert: Running Clear Across the USA On Route 6 For A Good Cause

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 09.05.2015 | Impact
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Endurance runner and musician Aprylle Gilbert has been tackling Route 6 as earnestly and powerfully as any linebacker goes after his opponents on the football field. She is not doing it for the joy or novelty, either. She's doing it to prove that she can, and "for the kids."

Destined to Dine in SoCal

Gina Hall | Posted 08.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Gina Hall

There are restaurants that flash in the pan, trending like a summer pop song that wears like white after Labor Day, and then there are fixtures of the culinary landscape; establishments you can set your watch to.

33 Ways to Bring the Beach Home With You This Summer

Hometalk | Posted 08.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

These simple and stylish projects will help you bring the beach back home with you, so that you can spend the whole season surrounded by shells, waves, and nautical goodness!

Post-Sandy Rebuilding For Resiliency: Lessons From Long Beach, NY

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.27.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

I continue to believe that we need to recognize this fact of American life and create a form of federal reconstruction insurance to provide guaranteed funding to rebuild communities after disaster has struck. We cannot leave reconstruction finance in the unsteady hands of the U.S. Congress.

L.A.'s Human Face of Big Data

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.25.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Whereas. That's how my work day began. With a festive farewell breakfast and City of Los Angeles proclamation in the Mayor's Press Room for outgoing D...

There's No Escaping Water Conservation Requirements In Long Beach

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 06.25.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The drought in California has reached a near-Tatooine level of dryness, and the state is looking for any way to conserve what's left of its water supp...

Americans Gorge on Slogans: O'Kane Shows, More Than Tells

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 05.22.2016 | Books
Ximena Ortiz

The public demurs from facing reality and accepting measures that might fix the problems, based on a misplaced--and manipulated--appreciation of self-reliance and freedom, O'Kane explains and illustrates.

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

A Transit App for Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.04.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

This is a true story. It's about the way many people get around Los Angeles and how more of us should navigate the City of Angels. Native Angelenos, new arrivals, older transplants like me, tourists and everyone in between.

The ABCs of Los Angeles Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

That is what we need to do. Always be closing on our transit improvements and with Washington where our tax dollars are kept. Renaming our transit lines is small ball and a distraction compared to the construction and other work at hand.

Port Driver Efforts Show the Long, Hard Fight for Justice

James P. Hoffa | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Over the last 18 months, port truck drivers at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have dramatically escalated their decades-long struggle against trucking companies.

Carole J. Bufford Brings 'Body and Soul' Cabaret to Long Beach

Josh Getlin | Posted 03.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Josh Getlin

For a young cabaret star on the rise, the review that Carole J. Bufford got from the New York Times after a 2013 cabaret appearance was the stuff dreams -- and careers -- are made of.

Winter Love Soulstice Free Beach Celebration in Long Beach on 12/21

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

On December 21, Subtract Music, Light Tribe and Ohm Bass came together to throw a free and completely magical beach party celebrating the winter solstice as well as the longest night since 1912.

Murphy

Lynda Freeman | Posted 02.10.2015 | Books
Lynda Freeman

Remember the person in high school you had a secret crush on? Nothing actually happened. It was all longing and fantasy. Well, what if chance brought you together several decades later?