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Bua-ism and the Matrix: Art Meets MMA

Dan Shapiro | Posted 02.27.2015 | Arts
Dan Shapiro

Imagining a Venn diagram of combat sports and painting, it's difficult to conceptualize any logical correlation between the two art forms. Martial arts favor heavy, powerful strikes, while visual arts prefer the finesse of light, deft strokes.

Movie Night in Downtown LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With so much of our country mired in the nonsensical pablum that has paralyzed Washington and the news media (think Rudy Giuliani, Brian Williams and Bill O"Reilly), it is refreshing listening to a mayor who understands jive but doesn't give it to us.

Good News for Happy Campers

Sam Slovick | Posted 02.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Sam Slovick

Some long-awaited good news for Los Angeles residents has finally arrived. LA is poised to see record employment numbers soon, says the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. and it just keeps getting better.

11 Things You'd Never Guess About L.A.

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.26.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Los Angeles is the "City of Angels," but it may as well be called the "City of Secrets." And we're not just talking about deals brokered in secret in Hollywood boardrooms--L.A. also has plenty of history and things to do that goes beyond Tinseltown.

Port Driver Efforts Show the Long, Hard Fight for Justice

James P. Hoffa | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Over the last 18 months, port truck drivers at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have dramatically escalated their decades-long struggle against trucking companies.

How to Appreciate Progress? Go Take a Hike.

Ann Morgan | Posted 02.24.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

It was 45 years ago that the Clean Air Act passed and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created, and they have both made a tremendous difference in our quality of life.

Princes & Crows Wallpaper, Murals and Decor by Alix Soubiran

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Even since the days of early human existence, mankind has shared an inexplicable need to decorate their humble abodes. From archaic cave drawings to complex hieroglyphs, beautifying the walls which surround us has become a part of human nature.

Anything is Possible at Any Age: A Travel Guide to Austin, Texas

Joan Moran | Posted 02.24.2015 | Travel
Joan Moran

Austin is an endless visual feast with so much to do that I shudder to think what would have happened to me if I had no imagination, no guts and no vision of how I wanted to live for the rest of my life.

Integrating Shared Mobility: Transit, Bikes and Cars

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Shared mobility, for the daily commute but also for all those hours many of us spend schlepping our kids to soccer practice and music lessons, was the subject of today's Live Ride Share conference at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo.

LAUSD Aborts 'Computer Per Student' Program with Apple Computers

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 02.24.2015 | Los Angeles
Kimberly Cooper

Once again it's back to the drawing board for effectively incorporating educational technology into the classrooms for those who need it most within LAUSD. Let us hope for the sake of the students, that this next LAUSD "task force" is made up of actual parties who exist outside its ivory tower as well.

Give Spay/Neuter Options to Those Who Need Them Most

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 02.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Matthew Bershadker

Could you imagine having to give up your pet because you couldn't afford to spay or neuter it? Sadly, in underserved communities in and around the greater L.A. area, the biggest obstacles to spaying and neutering pets -- which is critical to preventing animal homelessness, suffering, and unnecessary euthanasia -- come down primarily to issues of economics and geography.

Breaking Down UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano

Dan Shapiro | Posted 02.23.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

A fight nearly two years in the making, this matchup between Rousey and Zingano dates back to April 2013, when Zingano (9-0, 2-0 UFC) scored a brutal TKO win over Miesha Tate to earn a crack at promotional gold.

The Little Guys Win at the Oscars

Philip David Morton | Posted 02.25.2015 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

Having your product in a gift bag starts at $1200, being there in person to be able to talk to celebrities or nominees starts at $5000 and shoots northward depending on your display size and position.

NFL Clubs Seek to Feed at the Public Trough Once Again

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 02.23.2015 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The National Football League and its clubs have been leaders in this process of exacting tribute from the cities where their game is played. It starts when a club makes a demand on a city or county to improve its stadium or else! The "or else" is always the threat to relocate its franchise to another city.

Entrepreneurs: Cristen Geller, the Intimate Photographer

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business
Johnathan Cardillo

"If you're ready and you know what you're doing, you charge! Not friends, not family... put a price on it. Know your worth." - Cristen Geller; age: 26

Are Bicycles Part of the Third Way in Los Angeles?

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.25.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In presenting programs like Shifting Gears: Bicycle Mobility on the Westside, WUF serves an important purpose bringing together business people and government and non-profit leaders with the ability to advance forward looking land-use and planning agendas in a town not always known for being visionary.

Brett Novak: On Capturing the Grace Of Skateboarding

Joana Lazarova | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts
Joana Lazarova

Looking at Brett Novak's work, the most astonishing thing is the beauty of his cinematic gaze. His videos act both as a reflection of and a medium between capturing the experience of skateboarding and different places and their spatial potential.

Non-Profit Helps Homeless Man Turn The Key to a New Life

HooplaHa | Posted 02.20.2015 | Impact
HooplaHa

After realizing that in a way all humans are like old keys -- unique, flawed, scarred and at risk of being discarded -- she wanted these keys to have their purpose renewed over and over again.

Artist Development: A Key to Unlocking Your Purpose in Life

Corey Ferrugia | Posted 02.20.2015 | Education
Corey Ferrugia

What makes an "artist" an artist is actually in their point of view, their intention, their approach and in the way they live their lives. In this light, becoming an artist isn't a destination; it's a way of traveling.

A Hollywood Home: Big House, Single Guy

Mr. Kate | Posted 02.19.2015 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

When my screenwriter friend, Tyler Savage, told me he just bought his first house in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles and wanted Joey and I to help him pull it together and decorate, I was thrilled! I love a blank canvas with vintage bones which is exactly what this 1920's Spanish style house satisfies

L.A. Confidential

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

The one Los Angeles location visitors never consider... is Los Angeles itself. There used to be no "there" there. But there is now. A newly hip downtown LA has been the best kept secret on the West Coast, until now.

Three Wrongs Don't Make the Right Right

Duncan Hosie | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Sometimes the sky doesn't fall. It lifts. Acting on climate change is reaping incredible benefits for California. Ultimately, none of the AB 32 dooms-day scenarios came true. Now, more than ever, we should not buy into conservatives' Chicken Little politics on environmental policy. They were wrong in the past and they are wrong now.

Uber's Carpooling Service UberPool Expands To Los Angeles

AP | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business

Uber says it could reduce rates for users by about 50 percent.

LA's King of Collaboration Gets Street of His Own

Steven Crandell | Posted 02.20.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

At the February 11th ceremony to dedicate the new street name, Wallis Annenberg, the CEO of the Annenberg Foundation, announced a $20 million matching gift to AltaSea, given in Leonard Aube's honor.

Flip-Flops

Cynthia Catania | Posted 02.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Cynthia Catania

The longboat dropped us off at the debris-riddled Tonsai coast. The beach was covered in sharp coral, sand bags, garbage and wood pieces from the Tsunami destruction ten years ago. We climbed out of the boat with all our luggage on our backs and waded through the water to get to dry land. The four-star treatment stops here.