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Golden Mean: Best Organic Vegan Cafe in Los Angeles

Ira Israel | Posted 09.01.2015 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

The story of Golden Mean Vegan Cafe is an ironic story about the law of attraction.

Astoria Characters: The Queen of Ice Cream

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Jane McGinn has always had a sweet spot for ice cream. She loves it in and of itself, but her affection for the beat-the-heat summer treat is more than cream deep.

The Journey Within: Gongs, Tunnels and Binaural Beats

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
Roxie Sarhangi

But crawling through the tunnel at "The Little House" was nothing to be alarmed about. It was such an extremely short, easy distance. And I had no choice: The front door to the house does not open so I had to be okay with being a little uncomfortable. It was perfectly unconventional. Somehow it all made sense.

David Gomez's Sun-Drenched Photography

Myrlaun Walker | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
Myrlaun Walker

The artist's most recent images, a series of vibrant colors and bold patterns, offer a few visual hints that reveal a fresh perspective. The combination of photography and illustration -- infused with sun-drenched, raw sexual charge -- creates an almost cartoon-like aesthetic.

Realtime Popcorn-time

Cynthia Catania | Posted 08.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Cynthia Catania

Citizen Mars is a documentary about five Mars100 finalists from all over the globe, their intimate stories, and their personal calling to this unique opportunity.

Nobody Walks in LA

Bri Seeley | Posted 08.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Bri Seeley

When I came across the photo series Nobody Walks in LA, I was speechless. Photographer Alex Scott spent two years capturing photographs of a completely deserted city for a project that was 10 years in the making.

Does Race Impact IVF Success Rates?

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Anderson Bialis

ltimately, we're left to wonder what might drive such uneven racial performance in a well-regarded clinic and whether such a disparity in outcomes is commonplace. Said differently, is this the only clinic experiencing a problem or is this the only clinic acknowledging its problem?

New Exhibition: 'The First With the Latest! Aggie Underwood, the Los Angeles Herald and the Sordid Crimes of a City'

Christina Rice | Posted 08.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Christina Rice

A picture may say 1,000 words, though there is possibly another story lurking just outside the frame. This is certainly the case with the images featured in "The First with the Latest! Aggie Underwood, the Los Angeles Herald, and the Sordid Crimes of a City."

Jackie Robinson Demonstrated Courage in Brooklyn; He Learned Courage Growing Up in California

Christopher Lamb | Posted 08.27.2015 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

Robinson lived in the East from 1947 until his death in 1972. Robinson found his greatest success in Brooklyn, but he could not have become the man he did if he had not grown up in Southern California.

LAPD Helps Terminally Ill Mom Throw A Quinceañera For Her Daughter

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.27.2015 | Good News

A kind group of police officers made a family’s special wish come true over the weekend. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Departme...

My Harrowing Wildfire Escape

Jeff Frost | Posted 08.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Jeff Frost

"No one is leaving this valley. The road is blocked at both ends by the fire, so stay put! It's gonna get really hot and windy. Do not shut your vehicle off!" said the fire chief.

Can Los Angeles Pull Off A Profitable 2024 Olympics?

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 08.26.2015 | Sports

A month after Boston backed out of a bid for the 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles is preparing its own effort to lure the summer games back to the Uni...

'Eastside Sol' Kicks Off Community Solar Campaign in Los Angeles (VIDEO)

Jorge Madrid | Posted 08.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Jorge Madrid

I smell vehicle exhaust and feel the heat trapped in my neighborhood and many like it on the eastside, where communities are bisected by freeways, surrounded by toxic facilities, and bound by a jungle of concrete. But it doesn't have to be like this.

Getting Wild: This Latina Finally Gets to Experience the Thrill of the Outdoors

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 08.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Beatriz Cholo

So much was off-limits to me because of my culture and my traditional parents. I was not allowed to have sleepovers or sleep at anyone's house. When I wanted to skateboard, I was firmly told no. That was for boys. Besides, good girls stay home to mind their business, but boys could stay out because, well, they were boys. It was their birthright.

Yellow Conference to 'Spread Goodness and Bloom' in LA

Amy Cummins | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Amy Cummins

Yellow Conference will host its second gathering on Aug. 26 and 27 in downtown Los Angeles. Founded in 2014 by graphic designer and branding expert Joanna Waterfall, Yellow is an annual conference aimed at equipping creative women to effect positive change in the world.

Be a VIP at LAX!

Candace Mayeron | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Candace Mayeron

Even the most frazzled travelers are calmed once they realize a knowledgeable person is helping them find their destination. I love helping people in need. As it turns out, I'm also very good at it.

50 Years Later: Racial Outrage and the Importance of the 1965 Watts Uprising

Shaun Ossei-Owusu | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices
Shaun Ossei-Owusu

As the country continues to deal with racial strife, fatal police encounters, and dogged economic inequality, the Watts protests has instructional value for advocates of racial justice and their adversaries. For the former, short-term improvements can prove to be fruitful and can be an important respite from the daily onslaught of racial oppression.

The Cities With Too Few Sports Teams

SmartAsset.com | Posted 08.21.2015 | Sports
SmartAsset.com

What if the Denver Broncos became the Bridgeport Broncos? Or LeBron's Cavaliers played their home games in Riverside, California? Denver and Cleveland fans: calm down -- this isn't going to happen. But, from at least one perspective, it wouldn't be totally crazy if it did.

What Prison, Poetry, And A Redhead Have In Common

Susan Sobel | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Susan Sobel

What do you say to a young girl in juvenile detention when she tells you she cannot eat the Cheetos you offered because her "daddy" wants her skinny, so she can keep making him money?

America's Best New Restaurants

Bon Appetit | Posted 08.21.2015 | Taste
Bon Appetit

What if it was your job to dine at hundreds of restaurants, travel thousands of miles, and devour something like a million calories -- all in search of the country's best new places to eat? You'd find the breakout spots you should be planning your next trip around.

After 17 Years of Devotion, Ella Baff Exits Jacob's Pillow

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.

Exide Cleanup: The Road Forward

Hilda L. Solis | Posted 08.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Hilda L. Solis

Though there is significant work to be done in holding Exide and others accountable for what has happened, the absolute first priority is for a thorough and comprehensive cleanup to begin immediately.

The Valley's Bizarre Bridge to Nowhere

Paul Haddad | Posted 08.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Paul Haddad

North of Victory Boulevard, however, Mr. Hyde takes over, assuming that familiar Valley identity of an overly wide, pedestrian-hostile boulevard pockmarked by auto shops, industrial behemoths, forlorn mini-malls and stucco overkill.

Texting Advice? Silicon Beach's Textpert Has the Answer

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

Los Angeles is rapidly becoming a hub for some of the country's most innovative and creative technology startups. "Silicon Beach" as its been dubbed, is not only attracting some of the world's largest technology companies such as Google and Twitter, but also sprouting a whole new crop of exciting startups.

5 Great American Cities Everyone Should Be Visiting

Leon Logothetis | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Home to the University of Texas, Austin is a burgeoning oasis in the southwest United States that is brimming with culture, great food and iconic events. Its most famous event, SXSW (that's South by Southwest) is a celebration of all things music, film and interactive media.