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Why the VA's New Tune About Services for Homeless Vets Is Music to My Ears

Steve Peck | Posted 02.05.2016 | Los Angeles
Steve Peck

VA Secretary Bob McDonald was in Los Angeles last week to unveil the much-anticipated master plan for the West L.A. Veterans Affairs campus and sat fo...

5 Best BFF Weekends

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.04.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

When a romantic relationship is on the rocks or breaks up altogether, who has your back? Friends. So whether currently unattached or coupled-up, skip the typical hoopla of Valentine's Day to wrangle best buds and reclaim the weekend for endless platonic love.

California Dreaming Becomes Global Climate Leadership

Jad Daley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Green
Jad Daley

I just returned to the United States from California and want to share some observations from my time away. The most important of these: California approaches have proven central to addressing the world's climate crisis.

Mermaid Avenue

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.01.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I am decades older now than I was on that visit to Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island but fundamentally I am the same. I am still the hopeful romantic about my city, albeit now a warmer one with different flora, mountains, tastes and accents.

Got Writer's Block? Get Flowstate

Jesse Damiani | Posted 02.01.2016 | Media
Jesse Damiani

So you've finally decided to write that Great American Novel. Or maybe you need to jot down some notes for your next paper. Close your current word...

Grab Yer' Kilt and Head to ScotsFestival!

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 02.01.2016 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Havenner

photo: The Queen Mary I have a deeply felt love for my Scottish heritage. My recent obsession with Ancestry.com has confirmed what my Grandfath...

State Superintendent's New Blueprint Clears Up Dangerous Myths on Common Core

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 02.01.2016 | Education
Ama Nyamekye

The implementation of the Common Core State Standards is one of the most important issues in education policy today. Here in California, we have strug...

31 Things You Only Understand if You're from Los Angeles

PureWow | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
PureWow

Hey, bro, we're from Southern California and we don't talk like this. We're not all surfers, nor are we all obsessed with movie stars. (Though, fine, ...

Walt Morton's Picks: The Best Paintings at the LA Art Show, 2016

John Seed | Posted 01.31.2016 | Arts
John Seed

Walt Morton at the LA Art Show Walt Morton, a brilliant former adman who now writes and paints in Venice Beach, CA has been sending me scouting rep...

Honest Reasons You Should Do Yoga

Sarah Klegman | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klegman

I'm not saying it'll work for everyone, and I can't promise you won't embarrass yourself, but give it a shot. If a skeptical, lazy, sassy and formerly out of shape lady like me can start practicing yoga, you can to.

Will the LGBT Community Be Able to Retire?

David Rae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

While the LGBT community is benefiting from increasing financial prosperity and legal recognition, many economic challenges hit us harder than they do for straight citizens.

Pivoting and Disruption @ VerdeXChange 2016

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.03.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With two kids in college and one on her way soon enough, I can't afford to go back to school. Besides, I never liked taking exams and sharing my room ...

Laugh Factory Salutes Chris Rock's Decision

Jamie Masada | Posted 01.27.2016 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

I've been booking comedians for the past 35 years and I have always had the same requirement: They need to be funny. Gender, skin pigment, sexual o...

Control and the Nose Ring

Amy Lord | Posted 01.27.2016 | Teen
Amy Lord

As my almost 19 year old daughter Jackie, came home for winter break I had a laundry list of fun things we would do together like shopping, getting ou...

Sherlock, Seinfeld, Gillibrand and Various Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.26.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

California drivers tend to think their turn signals are vestigial organs, something that exists existentially but doesn't really matter, which makes d...

This Is What An 'Urban Coven' Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion

On Saturday night, close to a thousand women gathered at the eastern entrance of Los Angeles' Griffith Park. At the stroke of seven, they made their w...

How This 27 Year Old Female Entrepreneur Made "Made in LA" Happen

JUST | Posted 01.25.2016 | Style
JUST

When I first sat down across from Sofia Melograno in the fall of 2014 at a coffee shop in downtown Manhattan, she was the third young designer I'd met...

Painting Feminism

Rebecca Campbell | Posted 01.23.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Campbell

I'm painting portraits of every woman artist I know. It's a simple gesture. I'm painting them so they will not disappear.

Taking the Oath Against Fat Shaming

Don McNay | Posted 01.23.2016 | Impact
Don McNay

Discriminating against people because of their weight is not limited to famous people in music videos. It's hard on everyday people who have had a lifetime of conditioning to not speak out and endured subtle and not so subtle insults.

The Boxer's Prayer

Andrew Johnson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Religion
Andrew Johnson

Many professional athletes pray before they compete, but boxers' prayers are special.

Why Everyone Should Be Worried About The California Gas Leak Disaster

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Call it a canary in a natural gas storage zone. The enormous volume of natural gas spewing from a broken well here should serve as a w...

The Wisdom Of Stupid Questions

Adele Scheele | Posted 01.20.2016 | Women
Adele Scheele

We don't like to ask too many questions even when we are buying a service. Maybe we were asked too many by our parents or teachers, no matter. It's now our job as consumers to find out what we are agreeing to. Turns out, most of us give away our power too readily. Why?

Muses: Falling in Love Through Poetry

Lauren DePino | Posted 01.19.2016 | Good News
Lauren DePino

His poetry saved my life. first saw slam-o's mysterious poetic aphorisms in downtown Philadelphia four years ago.

Cities Could Soon Be Connected By One 'Endless' Orchard

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 01.19.2016 | Taste

Imagine a future in which cities and neighborhoods across the world are not only full of fruit trees, but mapped and labeled so that you can walk...

Sport and Society for Arete-The Rams Move On

Richard Crepeau | Posted 01.16.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

For the past eighty years Los Angeles has loomed large in the History of the NFL and has shaped the league in significant ways. The centerpiece of course was and is the Rams.