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Activist L.A. Priest Preaches Religion Of Acceptance

www.latimes.com | Posted 01.24.2015 | Religion

Armed with a bottle of water and a baseball cap, Father Richard Estrada made his way slowly to the border in the scorching heat. After a half-hour of ...

People of LA, Please Leave!

Phil Perrier | Posted 01.23.2015 | Comedy
Phil Perrier

f you are reading this and you live in LA, and you are not here pursuing one of the above mentioned dreams, (acting, singing, dancing, writing, porn etc.) then please, leave as soon as humanly possible. Just pack up all your stuff, load it into your twelve year old minivan and move to Las Vegas, or Houston or Denver or San Diego or wherever the hell I'm not. Really, you'll be glad you did.

LA Metro's Next CEO

Joel Epstein | Posted 01.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

So who will it be? An insider from the County transportation agency? An out-of-towner who knows how to build and manage a large urban transit system? A transit rider.

What's Your Nonprofit Start-Up IQ?

John E. Kobara | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

For good reason, people today are seeing the status quo as unacceptable. Regardless of where you sit, there are tremendous challenges all around. Thin...

The Gem and Jam Festival L.A. Pre-Party

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

As the festival community grows, so does our reach. The mind can reach further than the hand or any man made cord. This evening at the Gem and Jam Pre-Party reminded me to unplug, reach out and connect with my fellow humans.

Live & Dangerous: February 2015

Jeff Pollack | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Festival season is almost upon us! But no need to skimp on live music while we wait for our favorite spring/summer events like Coachella and Bonaroo to arrive. Here are 3 emerging artists playing the west coast next month that are well worth fighting the winter blues to check out live.

The L.A. Art Show, Dark Progressivism: Metropolis Rising

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 01.20.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Today we are experiencing a cultural revolution and although in prior rushes we had an influx of migrants that contributed to its development, this one is internal and champions the native as the major benefactor.

Sitting In Bars With Cake: 1 Year Later, A Book Deal and a Boyfriend

Audrey Shulman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Audrey Shulman

In 2013, I took 50 cakes to bars around Los Angeles in hopes of baiting a boyfriend. It seemed like a practical plan: bake cakes, take them to bars, a nice guy would surface, and we'd move in together after a tastefully long courtship.

We Found Your New Favorite Pair Of Jeans. You're Welcome.

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.22.2015 | Style

Brooke Shields famously proclaimed that "nothing" comes between her and her Calvin Klein jeans -- and we know exactly how she feels. We can't imagine ...

What the Ailing LA County Child Welfare System Needs in 2015

Joseph M. Costa | Posted 01.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Joseph M. Costa

To commit to this renewed focus on child welfare will require the Supervisors to muster the political resolve to tackle very sensitive issues and require additional resources. Only time will tell if their "resolution" will translate into decisive action.

It's No Day at the Beach on Transit to Playa Vista

Joel Epstein | Posted 01.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

So once again Angelenos will be cursed by the double-edged sword of economic development and a lack of transportation foresight when big developments like Playa Vista were approved.

J*Labs Releases Her Debut EP Titled #TRUNK!

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Currently residing in Los Angeles, Jackie is a part of the EDM Renaissance that is emerging from the West Coast. She draws from an infinite well of inspiration by surrounding herself with otherworldly muses.

A Conversation With Los Angeles Designer, Ryan White

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 01.14.2015 | Style
Elizabeth Baudouin

His dashing good looks and undeniable charm was reminiscent of the Hollywood's Golden Age, aligning perfectly with the spirit of the room. The smile on his face captured his enthusiasm for the amazing year he's been having as a designer.

Kroenke's Plan Is Best Chance for NFL in LA

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 01.13.2015 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

St. Louis Ram owner Stan Kroenke's plan to build a state-of-the-art football stadium in Inglewood near Hollywood Park is the most promising opportunity for the return of the NFL to Los Angeles in many years.

The Best Outdoor Ice Skating

BnBFinder.com | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

With the recent cold spell that has hit the country, many people are running inside as quickly as they can to warm up. However, there are a select few that revel in the cold and embrace the chill.

TopTune Is L.A.'s Most Fun Live Music Game Show

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Los Angeles is a city rich with live music, but there has been no live music event that pays tribute to the songwriting talent in this city quite like TopTune, part talent showcase, part songwriting competition, part improv comedy - a "Circus of musical alchemy" and a rollicking good time.

The NYPD Could Learn Something From The LAPD's Progress On Race Relations

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.11.2015 | Black Voices

Tense race relations following the Rodney King beating quickly made the Los Angeles Police Department one of the most notorious law enforcement organi...

L.A.'s Shockingly Archaic Treatment Of Its Juvenile Offenders

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 01.10.2015 | Los Angeles
Jacqueline Caster

L.A. has long maintained an image in America as a progressive, cutting-edge, and trend-setting environment. So it should come as a huge shock that regarding the treatment of children in the juvenile justice system - Los Angeles may be the most backward major metropolitan area in the nation.

Story: Is There Fiction In All Truth?

Jen Grisanti | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment
Jen Grisanti

Whether these factual films are sticking to the facts or not, the emotional stories being told are being told brilliantly. We need to celebrate this.

The Young Hollywood Awards 2014: Blue Carpet Edition

Alondra Meraz | Posted 01.08.2015 | Teen
Alondra Meraz

Ansel Elgerot was the talk of the night, looking very old Hollywood glam in his vintage suit. He spoke about his newfound fame and success of, The Fault in Our Stars.

A Colorful Los Angeles Home Renovation

Domino | Posted 01.08.2015 | HuffPost Home
Domino

With a baby on the way, Heather Taylor renovated her Los Angeles home to balance work and play, with bright and energetic shades.

Rose Parade Features First-Ever Sikh Float

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.02.2015 | Religion

Every year on New Year's Day the Pasadena Rose Parade hits the streets to showcase the history and culture of Southern California and the country at l...

Second Suspect In Los Angeles Police Patrol Car Shooting Arrested

AP | Posted 01.01.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second suspect was arrested Wednesday after a weekend shooting in which Los Angeles police officers came under fire. James Bro...

The 'Uber for Weed' Delivery App Is Cut Off in L.A.

The 420 Times | Posted 12.31.2014 | Los Angeles
The 420 Times

A marijuana delivery app that's been described as the "Uber for weed" was officially cut off from doing business in L.A. Local Judge Robert H. O'Brien issued a preliminary injunction against Nestdrop after the L.A. City Attorney's Office targeted it for civil action.

How LAPD Cleaned Up Gang Activity Under Bratton And Changed Community Policing Forever

Pacific Standard | Posted 12.30.2014 | Crime

Los Angeles gave America the modern street gang. Groups like the Crips and MS-13 have spread from coast to coast, and even abroad. But on Southern Cal...