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Helping Pets Before They're in Harm's Way

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

The ASPCA's Cruelty Intervention Advocacy is a holistic intervention approach that takes into account how the societal challenges that pet owners often face -- including poverty, housing restrictions, lack of transportation, and limited resources -- profoundly affect the animals under their care. I'd like to share why this uncommon approach is so necessary to keep animals alive.

Matt Sheehan

Born In The USA: Why Chinese 'Birth Tourism' Is Booming In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 05.01.2015 | World

BEIJING -- When Ma Fahong approached the immigration desk at Los Angeles International Airport, the customs agent had only two questions for her. ...

Should the NLRB Mediate LA's Equity Wars?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 04.30.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

It may be time for the National Labor Relations Board to step in and mediate LA's "99-seat theater wars."

Simon McCormack

Ex-Gang Member To Baltimore Protesters: 'Stay Home Tonight'

HuffingtonPost.com | Simon McCormack | Posted 04.28.2015 | Black Voices

Eugene "Big U" Henley said on Tuesday that he understands why violent protests have engulfed Baltimore, but thinks it's in the demonstrators' best int...

L.A. Looks Gorgeous From 10,000 Feet In The Air

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.28.2015 | Travel

Los Angeles sure looks beautiful from 10,000 feet in the air -- a kaleidoscopic circuit board of a city. Photographer Vincent Laforet has taken aer...

Making L.A. a More Equitable Place, Together

John E. Kobara | Posted 04.27.2015 | Los Angeles
John E. Kobara

We want L.A. to continue to be known as the land of opportunity and great weather. We also want L.A. to be known for its incredible diversity, and to stand out for the equitable way it grows and manages its growth.

Actress Candice Patton of The Flash Dishes About On Set - Part I

Ilana Rapp | Posted 04.27.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Candice is a talker! Her meaty answers forced me to break this up into a two-parter. I must say, if I'm going to be forced into something, I'm glad it was by Candice! How do you like that pic she took just for this interview?!

Actors Equity Lowers Curtain on Piece of L.A. Civic Culture

Josh Stephens | Posted 04.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Josh Stephens

By most accounts, urban planners don't need to pay much mind to the policies of stage actors unions. It's the rare city in which theaters have much of an impact on the built environment.

Encouraging Diversity in the National Parks

Michael Sainato | Posted 04.28.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Sainato

Attendance to the National Parks reached a record-breaking 292.8 million visits in 2014. Despite the increase in popularity, African Americans continue to be one of the most underrepresented visitor demographics in the parks.

The ABCs of Los Angeles Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.26.2015 | 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.

Equity's Union-Busting Tactics

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

It's a perfect example of "divide and conquer" that will ultimately lead to the decline of L.A. theater. Why? Because talented young actors, fresh out of drama school or college, will be unable to form their own companies with their colleagues.

This Group Is Fulfilling More Than Just The Basic Needs Of LA's Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | Anna-Catherine Brigida | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact

Demonque Williams exited the foster care system at age 18 in 2010 with nowhere to go and no one to turn to. Now 22, he still does not have a stabl...

Penn Badgley on MOTHXR: "We Earn No Money Right Now"

Nora Oravecz | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Nora Oravecz

Cool vibes, cool venue, down-to-earth guys -- that's how I could describe the night when I met with the band called, MOTHXR. I wish I could meet with some more bands who are like them.

The 8 Best Doughnuts In LA

PureWow | Posted 04.24.2015 | Taste
PureWow

Doughnuts. Do we really need to say anything else? Here are the best of the best, all around town.

How to Care for Dogs in LA

Megan Lent | Posted 04.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Megan Lent

The world lost a great trendsetter, celebrity, and friend on April 21. It is actually truly sad to mourn the loss of Tinkerbell, Paris Hilton's long-t...

Raise Los Angeles' Minimum Wage and Enforce It

Laphonza Butler | Posted 04.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

In the current system, it is too easy for unscrupulous employers to avoid the consequences of their actions, which disadvantages those businesses and employers that play by the rules.

Actors Equity Meets Franz Kafka

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

In a twist worthy of a Kafka novel, the national council of Actors Equity, the union of American stage actors, this week rammed through a proposal that would essentially rip the heart out of the Los Angeles theater scene, even though the proposal had been voted down by two-thirds of its Los Angeles voting membership.

The NFL Situation In LA Just Got Wild

AP | By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 04.22.2015 | Sports

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

'Homeless' Man Gives People Cash In Eye-Opening Experiment

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact

One YouTuber is hoping his 5.3 million subscribers start challenging social hierarchies and their effect on how we treat one another. In the vide...

Understanding That the Wound Leads to Success in Fiction and in Life

Jen Grisanti | Posted 04.21.2015 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

I am a story and career consultant for writers. Many writers face the challenge of how to elevate the emotional component of their story. If we are not connecting to your story on an emotional level, the story doesn't work.

The City Vanishes

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 04.21.2015 | Los Angeles
Arthur Hoyle

Conventional wisdom would have us believe that Los Angeles is a fast-growing city. Population is increasing through both the birth rate and migration, suburbs are spreading in all directions while the city also rises vertically, and our roads are hopelessly clogged with cars and trucks.

U.S. Marshal Rips Phone From Hands Of Recording Bystander

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

Officials are investigating a shocking video that purports to show a U.S. marshal destroying the phone of a recording bystander. The video was uplo...

Los Angeles County Has The Largest Food Insecure Population In The U.S. Here's Who's Helping

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

The “City of Dreams” has evolved into a nightmare for needy people in Los Angeles. According to Feeding America's recent "Map the Meal Gap" rep...

Making L.A. a Transportation Mecca

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Move LA's mission is to build a broad constituency that advocates for the development of a comprehensive, diverse, robust, clean and financially sound public transportation system for Los Angeles County.

The Favorite Hotels of the British Royal Family

Oyster | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Oyster

In honor of the second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, we've rounded up up the favorite hotels of the British royal family -- from the spot where Kate spent her wedding eve, to the Queen's go-to Caribbean getaway.