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LA Nonprofit's Survival Kits Change Homeless Vet's Life

Alexandra McNulty | Posted 01.12.2016 | Good News

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She Had a Bomb Threat on Her Plane to Paris, What She Did Next Will Change Your Life

Sara El-Yafi | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Sara El-Yafi

So, for what it's worth, I apologize to this man. And I apologize to all men and women who endure any type of fear-based, awful, oppressive discrimination based on their faith. We have got a long way to go before we make everyone feel safe in our world.

Giving Thanks in Portland and Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

My advice to all. Go away more often. Not just so there will be fewer commuters trying to get to work. But because there's so much to see and learn from other cities struggling, like L.A., to make themselves better places to live.

Dear Newlyweds: Here's What You Should Know About Life After The Wedding

David Rae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

I've been gay my whole life, a Certified Financial Planner for well over a decade, coupled with my sweetheart for six years and married to him for 13 months and counting. From this perspective, I'd like to share a few tips for a happy, healthy and successful marriage with my LGBT brethren.

Ending Homelessness in LA: Looking at the Progress

Deborah De Santis | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Ending homelessness is not about waving a magic wand so no one becomes homeless ever again; rather, it's working hard to make sure the processes and systems are in place so that when a person or family enters homelessness, their housing needs are quickly and appropriately identified, met and sustained.

Homeless 'Functional Zero' -- We've Stopped the Bleeding, But We Haven't Healed the Wound

Steve Peck | Posted 11.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Steve Peck

The image we remember when someone has climbed a mountain is the photo at the top: the exhausted and exhilarated climbers planting the flag at the summit. What we don't often think about is the long descent back to safety.

Interiors -- The New Frontier of Automotive Design

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.29.2015 | Technology
Soren Petersen

At a first glance, walking through the Los Angeles Auto Show was not an overly exciting experience. Although all automakers can create a beautiful looking car, the only car immediately making heads turn was an Alfa Romeo TZ2 race car from the '60s.

Pictures of LA: Both Sides of Sunset

Tom Teicholz | Posted 11.20.2015 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

In this exhibition, Los Angeles is a place where we see the beauty in the ugly and the ugly in beauty, such as Gary Leonard's beautifully composed image of torched buildings taken during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Trustees Confirm, Black Lives Don't Matter At Occidental College

Olivia Davis | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Olivia Davis

Occidental College boasts a mission to educate a "gifted and diverse group of students"; but when those diverse students demand the education they were promised, they are met with unresponsive administration and bureaucratic abuse.

Crais' 'THE PROMISE' Starts Slow But Ends Good

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.18.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

The start of the story is just a little bland. Cole's character doesn't grab you and neither does the plot. The various connecting stories have to gel before you begin to enjoy this story as a whole. By mid-book the reader is beginning to be hooked, and the finale is totally satisfying.

Understanding the Real Cost of Nonprofit Work

John E. Kobara | Posted 11.17.2015 | Los Angeles
John E. Kobara

We all want to help nonprofits continue to deliver measurable and sustainable outcomes. And in Los Angeles, the message is simple and straight forward: value nonprofits by paying them what it costs to provide the vital and essential services we all depend upon.

What Every Notable Place in The Big Lebowski Looks Like Now

Thrillist | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment

By: Jeff Miller Credit: Dustin Downing/Thrillist Do you ever happen upon The Big Lebowski and wonder what it would be like if Jeff Lebowski landed ...

Adrian Wilson's Challenge: Be Who You Are

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment
Samantha Matcovsky

That task, be who you are, often comes heavy with apprehension, disapproval and ultimately, a challenge.

Remembering Judee Sill: A Mystic Walked Among Us

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Sill described herself as a "genderless angel." The patina of years has me convinced that Judee Sill, if not an angel, was truly a mystic walking in our midst, and we all overlooked that fact.

The Best Weekend Trips From L.A.

Spot | Posted 11.09.2015 | Travel

Even the most devoted Angeleno will tell you that one of the best things about L.A. is getting out of it for a day -- if not a weekend. Lucky for them, many wildly cool places (including otherworldly Antelope Valley, above) exist within easy striking distance.

L.A.'s Challenge to all Large U.S. Metropolitan Cities: Support Veterans' and Service Members' Children in Civilian Public Schools

Ron Avi Astor | Posted 11.06.2015 | Education
Ron Avi Astor

Nationwide, the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) estimates that there are four million children whose parents have served our country since 9/11. The vast majority of children in veteran and military families are being educated in civilian public schools.

Choosing the Right Screenwriting Path for You

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

Still-Foreign Correspondent

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 11.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

Mainstream media must start figuring out that it makes good business sense to rely on Chicano talent as news anchors, authors, artists, actors and film directors. By going to the source, I assume the representation of Chicano culture would be more honest and accurate than what we often see.

Top Italian Comfort Food Spots in Los Angeles

Gina Hall | Posted 11.05.2015 | Los Angeles
Gina Hall

The marriage between Italian eateries and comfort food is a blessed one and will continue to be for better or for worse. When it comes to the following three L.A.-based spots, it is definitely for the better.

Photos of LAX From the 1980s Show Gritty Side of Travel

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 11.03.2015 | Los Angeles
Tanja M. Laden

Remember the good old days of passenger aviation, when stylish travelers breezed through security and arrived calmly at their destinations, not a si...

What I Learned on Halloween as the Massive 8-Foot-Tall Stay Puft Marshmallow Man From 'Ghostbusters'

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

It only took a year to prepare my costume for this Halloween -- an 8-foot-tall inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the movie "Ghostbusters." E...

Saving the Planet, One Pair of Socks at a Time

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Socks for Seniors is a national nonprofit community service project to help senior citizens keep their feet warm this winter. Kitty told me that she didn't want money, instead she asked that I donate socks.

One Man's Journey Across America in Search of Kindness

trivago | Posted 11.03.2015 | Travel

On less than $5 a day, former London broker turned author and philanthropist, Leon Logothetis, traveled across America with the help of some extraordinarily kind strangers who supported him and even took him into their homes.

Wanted: The Right Leader for LAUSD

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 11.02.2015 | Education
Ama Nyamekye

Over the years, LAUSD has made considerable student gains, relieving overcrowding in schools and launching a range of much-needed changes to funding, ...

The Coyotes of West Hills

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 11.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

We bought our second home fifteen years ago by looking farther west in the aptly named community of West Hills, a move that served several purposes, both practical and psychological.