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Finding Our Common Ground in Los Angeles

John E. Kobara | Posted 10.08.2015 | Los Angeles
John E. Kobara

Time and again I have seen how individual action is blunted by an inability to engage. Los Angeles County is a big and diverse place, where our challenges -- from ending homelessness to providing quality public education -- seem insurmountable.

A Prime Time Network TV Show About ... Necrophilia?

Tanya D. Marsh | Posted 10.08.2015 | Entertainment
Tanya D. Marsh

It will be fascinating to see how audiences and the media react to the Wicked City premiere, and whether necrophilia proves to be a taboo too difficult for even a handsome leading man to overcome.

Ever Heard a Beatboxing Harpist? Phillip King's Unconditional Love Frequency Campaign Hums in the City of Angels

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Jesse Damiani

Los Angeles is a city full of characters, and Phillip King is no exception. A tall man who exudes positivity in his seemingly permanent ear-to-ear smile, Phillip has been bringing his distinct style to different corners of the city for the past few years, becoming something of a fixture for locals.

Matt Barnes Reportedly Attacks Derek Fisher For Dating His Estranged Wife

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.07.2015 | Sports

Matt Barnes was none too pleased when he found out that former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Derek Fisher was dating his estranged wife, Gloria Go...

Selma Blair Honored By Operation Smile Dressed in Bright Yellow Gown

Julie Spira | Posted 10.07.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

The stars were shining brightly at the Operation Smile Gala held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where Selma Blair received the Universal Smile Award.

Food-Truck Bust in the Loop Sets Disturbing Precedent for Chicago Chefs

Hilary Gowins | Posted 10.07.2015 | Chicago
Hilary Gowins

No matter what motivated the city to issue tickets to food trucks at this intersection, one thing is clear: Chicago's food-truck rules make it difficult for these entrepreneurs to operate.

Baby Choked To Death After Mom Died While Feeding Him, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.07.2015 | Crime

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Latinos' Political Future Depends on Self-Empowerment

Ana Guerrero | Posted 10.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Guerrero

This is the month when Latinos are officially celebrated for everything we have achieved and contributed to this country. Yet the celebration of Latino Heritage Month is bittersweet, because we remain the most underrepresented group in politics and government leadership.

New Aritst Reviews: Mleo

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

There are many layers to Los Angeles than what appears on television. In the music world, there is a flavor for every taste as long as you have the wherewithal to look. Quality music can be found in underground warehouses, dive bars, and even street corners.

Letters, To The Men I Have Loved With Author Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol

Eva Augustina Sinotte | Posted 10.08.2015 | Books
Eva Augustina Sinotte

Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol, actress, artist, good friend and author of the poetry book "Letters, To The Men I Have Loved", sat down with me in 2014, one sunny Summer afternoon in L.A., for a glass of rosé at Jones on Third.

Artistic Living in a Practical World

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Kyriaki Chonacas

Manage your own life, design your own schedule, do not wait around to be creative. We get into that thing where we might just be waiting for the phone to ring. Constantly show up and get creative no matter what on your life's journey. Don't waste your time in this life create your own vision.

Ruth Weisberg: Imaginary Space for Memories

Lita Barrie | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Lita Barrie

Memories take center stage in Ruth Weisberg's dreamlike images, recalling Gaston Bachelard's philosophic premise in The Poetics of Space that "something closed must retain our memories, while leaving them their original value as images."

Street Art Fair LA: Packed with Art and Fans

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 10.03.2015 | Arts
John Wellington Ennis

The first-ever Street Art Fair LA is going down this week at Siren Studios on Orange and Santa Monica in Hollywood, probably the biggest collection of street art in Los Angeles since MoCA's acclaimed "Art in the Streets" exhibit in 2011.

Beyond Prayers and Protests: Building Trust Among the Police and Community in Downtown Los Angeles

Delonte Gholston | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Delonte Gholston

On a Saturday last April, a group of pastors and other faith leaders brought together a broad cross-section of the downtown community to talk about a rash of officer-involved shootings in Los Angeles and the rest of the country.

Deaf West Theatre Gets Loud with "Spring Awakening"

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In Spring Awakening, Steven Sater's lyrics sing like poetry. Their intimacy tingles in your throat as you repeat them under your breath. Your eyes close, just long enough to dance on the brink of surrender.

California Drought Forces Residents to Stop Running the Faucet When They Shit

Zane Rubin | Posted 10.02.2015 | Comedy
Zane Rubin

California officials announced that, due to the lack of water in the state, new measures must be taken to conserve. Although the sprinkler laws hit lawn people hard, this new one seems to be the most upsetting yet: no more running the faucet during a shit.

This Club Lets Women Party Without Fear Of Objectification

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women

After failing to find a safe nightlife space for women, Franny Divine decided to create one. In a mini-documentary from Cannibal, filmmaker ...

Art in the Blood - A Rousing Sherlock Holmes Adventure

Paola K Amaras | Posted 10.01.2015 | Books
Paola K Amaras

Bonnie MacBird 'found' Art in the Blood - A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, as a manuscript hidden in a forgotten tome of Victorian medical lore, and has brought us another adventure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, as narrated by his companion, Dr. John Watson.

10 Years Strong

Areva Martin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Areva Martin

As Special Needs Network celebrates our 10-year anniversary and the decade that we have spent serving South LA's special needs families, I'm reminded of the power of patience.

Watch the Legendary Placido Domingo Perform For Free on October 3, 2015.

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.29.2015 | Los Angeles
Natalie Pace

There will be a free live simulcast of the final performance of Los Angeles Opera's Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci on the Santa Monica Beach pier on October 3, 2015. Gianni Schicchi is a delightful short romp starring Placido Domingo.

Post Traumatic Growth: How Amanda Mills "Amandafested" Amanda Mills Los Angeles

Ira Israel | Posted 09.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master, If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster An...

Mexico City's Lessons for Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Riding Mexico's excellent, utilitarian rail system I couldn't help feeling that we are sometimes over-engineering and prettifying our expanding system at the expense of potential future growth and a faster construction schedule.

Did You Know LA's Palm Trees Are Dying? This Artist is Bronzing Them.

MutualArt | Posted 09.26.2015 | Arts

With an exhibition that just opened at the new Hollywood home of not-for-profit art initiative LAXART, MutualArt checked in with Los Angeles-based artist Zoe Crosher to discuss her two recently unveiled projects, on view until October 24th.

Your Financial Plan: Carrots or Carrot Cake?

Marc Campbell | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marc Campbell

My son is 6 and, no surprise here, he really doesn't like to eat his vegetables. But, unlike when he was 3, he at least now understands that eating ...

Saudi Prince Arrested On Sex Crime Charge At L.A. Mansion

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.25.2015 | World

LOS ANGELES, Sept 24 (Reuters) - A Saudi prince has been arrested on charges of trying to force a worker at a Beverly Hills estate to perform oral se...