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Westwood is for Bikes Too

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.31.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Dear Paul: LA City Councilman Paul Koretz that is. Say it ain't so! How sobering to read in the LA Times and The Daily Bruin that you now not only op...

The Most Popular Flowers in Southern California to use in Summer Arrangements

BloomNation | Posted 07.31.2015 | Los Angeles
BloomNation

People say there aren't seasons in Southern California, but florists know that we definitely have them.

Starting Over and Starting Up with Thrive

Jennifer Taormina | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology
Jennifer Taormina

7%. What does that number represent? It represents the percentage of investor money given to women-led startups.* I want to put a spin on this stor...

Minimum Wage Hikes: Few Clear Winners

Sara Zervos | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Sara Zervos

Minimum wage hikes do entail income redistribution, but don't impact income inequality. Low wage workers will get a pay increase, but it is consumers who pay the obvious price to support this transfer, not the rich.

Peter Kareiva, Transformative Conservation Scientist, to Lead UCLA Institute

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

Part of his focus at UCLA will include research into urban conservation, improving environmental communications, and exploring the role of consumer choices in pushing businesses to go green.

Caitlyn Jenner Wows In A Chic Black Jumpsuit

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.30.2015 | Style

Caitlyn Jenner is slowly but surely making her way to style icon status. The 65-year-old has been widely praised for her sartorial choices, namely her...

Lisa Shanahan | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Lisa Shanahan

Headed cross-country, I peer out the window. The plane bounces, lofts high above Vegas, where I'd taken her and G'ma to celebrate her twenty-first. Now, two years later, I'm on my way to L.A. to visit my daughter's new home.

50 Things You Need To Eat In LA Before You Die

Spoon University | Posted 07.29.2015 | Taste
Spoon University

Los Angeles is undoubtedly one of the best foodie cities in the country. From Mexican, to Vietnamese, to food truck fare, they've got it all and it's all sooooo good.

Los Angeles Takes A Big Stand On Guns

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

Los Angeles’ City Council voted Tuesday to ban the possession of gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, mirroring similar l...

Dragstrip 66 Documentary Unearths Otherworldly Nightlife Drag Paradise

Matt Baume | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

The door policy of "Dress a Mess, Get in for Less" ensured that anyone in outlandish costumes or drag would be guaranteed cheap admission. And a regular "Promenade" event allowed anyone in any fancy mode of dress to climb up on stage and strut their stuff.

Safe Havens, Not Sidewalks

Mike Bonin | Posted 07.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Mike Bonin

This will be challenging. It will cost money and political capital - neither of which is unlimited, and both of which are needed to build permanent supportive housing. But we need more of both.

Come to Mama

Pam Peterson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Pam Peterson

As a designer, slash, travel blogger, I like to think that I have my finger on the pulse of, well, design and travel. Imagine my delight when I discovered that I would be in Los Angeles just when the ultra-cool French hotel brand, Mama Shelter, would be opening their first United States outpost.

Special Olympics Redefined My Concept of Sports, and Shattered a Few Assumptions Too

Colleen Haggerty | Posted 07.28.2015 | Sports
Colleen Haggerty

As an athlete my entire life, a true tomboy growing up, I thought I understood the draw of sports. But it wasn't until I spent a few days with Special Olympics athletes that I realized just how powerful -- and empowering -- sports can truly be.

Watch Fairground Saints Go Marching Into Heavenly Territory

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Mathematicians quick to point out that "three into one won't go" might want to think twice. After all, there are the Holy Trinity, the Three Musketeers and -- now presenting -- Fairground Saints.

These Three Women Are 'Reshaping Life After Loss'

Hilal Isler | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hilal Isler

Five years ago, Carla Fernandez hosted a dinner party. Four of her friends, who didn't know each other at the time, came over to her place in L.A.,...

The Urban Gap

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Here and there, you can see the mix of the moneyed and the homeless in any major U.S. city--it's always been an element of urban life in the past half-century. Yet in L.A., it can be more unavoidable than in other cities.

If Life Is a Party, Are You the Guest or the Host?

Adele Scheele | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Adele Scheele

Who do you think has a better time? Almost everyone remembers a party they hosted. Few remember the parties they minimally attended. The host is engaged, making it happen, talking to everyone. The guest is only waiting. Who are you? What would it take you to transform yourself from a guest to a host?

Everybody Sleeps Where? In Beverly Hills, The Beverly Hills Hotel

Mara Gibbs | Posted 07.22.2015 | Travel
Mara Gibbs

Forget Elosie at The Plaza, or Carrie Bradshaw at Le Plaza Athenee in Paris, France. I always feel like a princess at my number one hotel in the world, The Beverly Hills Hotel, or Hotel California, nicknamed by The Eagles as the title of their record album of the same name.

Pope Francis Appoints Catholic YouTube Star To Los Angeles Archdiocese

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis named three auxiliary bishops to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on Tuesday -- and one of them is a social media star who has used h...

How Thrive Inspired Me to Create a Startup

Jennifer Taormina | Posted 07.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Taormina

The Story. The Voice. The Book. How Thrive inspired me to create a startup to help heal the world. One thing I know for sure is that we all have man...

Kingdom Star Nick Jonas Attends LGBT Film Fest; Outfest 2015 Award Winners Announced

Nicholas Snow | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Outfest -- the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen - has announced the award winners of its 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, presented by HBO.

Exclusive Interview And Tea Party With Galimatias & Alina Baraz

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.21.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Breathing new life into familiar tracks, Alina's velvety voice and ethereal lyrics turned Galimatias' multifaceted tracks into soul-melting songs that made me viscous in the meniscus.

Lana Del Rey, Queen of Los Angeles, Cuts Deep Into L.A. Noir

Gordy Grundy | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment
Gordy Grundy

The chorus of violins weep and cry in the first stanza of Lana Del Rey's new single Honeymoon. Within seconds, I am reminded of Jerry Goldsmith's unforgettable score from Roman Polanski's Chinatown and I was overwhelmed by nostalgia.

Wage Theft Harms All of Us

Hilda L. Solis | Posted 07.19.2015 | Politics
Hilda L. Solis

Not paying someone what they are owed is akin to stealing out of their pockets. Wage theft is a crime. And this crime disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable members of our society. Enforcing these laws is not only good economic policy, but also simply the right thing to do.

Raising Minimum Wage Combats Poverty and Benefits Our Economy

Hilda L. Solis | Posted 07.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Hilda L. Solis

This is a hard issue and an important decision. But in the end, we have to acknowledge that something must be done to combat the rising inequality that is weakening our society. Ensuring that anyone who works full time can support their family is a solid step in that direction.