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America's First Theme Park Fetes Its Berried Past

Annabel Osberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Annabel Osberg

Entertainment abounds in Southern California; whereas agriculture is scarce, so we crave the pastoral idea of it. With the Boysenberry Festival, the relationship between agriculture and amusement has come full circle at Knott's.

Los Angeles's 30 Newest Species

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 03.26.2015 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

LOS ANGELES -- A recent study has revealed 30 previously unknown species of flies, living right here in the bustling city of Los Angeles. This is remarkable because we usually don't think of urbanized areas as being particularly biologically diverse. But our lack of information on urban environments has allowed for an interesting research opportunity. A few years ago, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County initiated a project called BioSCAN to search for biodiversity in heavily urbanized areas.

Los Angeles Ranked Second-Worst City in the U.S. for Saving Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.26.2015 | Los Angeles
GOBankingRates

Known for its near-perfect climate and constant excitement, Los Angeles is considered the entertainment capital of the world. In terms of saving money, however, the country's second-largest city ranked as the second-worst according to a recent GOBankingRates study.

There's a Tech Thunder Roaring Through Los Angeles

Andre Bourque | Posted 03.24.2015 | Los Angeles
Andre Bourque

Tech has many facets that could infuse the entertainment industry taking interestings ideas from Seed to rapid growth stage.

Turtle Racing in Marina del Rey

Abby Klinkenberg | Posted 03.20.2015 | College
Abby Klinkenberg

At UCLA, Thursday nights are generally thirsty, trashy, trendy, or some other alliterative adjective. Turtle-racing Thursday was something entirely ou...

CicLAvia Means Business

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

CicLAvia in the San Fernando Valley was another testament to Los Angeles at its best. Once again, LA's longest block party has won over communities where the closing of major streets would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.

California Drought: Does Removing Your Lawn Really Save Water?

Anne Phillips | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green
Anne Phillips

Almost any garden style can work, from Japanese to a modified English cottage garden. You can have a beautiful garden that increases the value of your home and saves you money on water, and helps all of us in California.

What Happens if 911 Gets a Call and Nobody Is Talking?

Quora | Posted 03.23.2015 | Crime
Quora

The call-taker will ask the caller to make a noise or tap the phone to confirm the caller needs help. Sometimes the call might be an erroneous "butt dial" or it could be someone under duress or suffering a medical emergency that impairs speech (such as a stroke).

Dave Jamieson

Filipinos Say They Worked For $3 Per Hour As U.S. Guestworkers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business

Eleven Filipino bakery workers say they were lured to the U.S. by the promise of high wages to support their poor families back home. Instead, they cl...

Temporary Space LA: An Alternative Exhibition Platform

John Seed | Posted 03.19.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Dreamed up by artists Richard Shelton and Stacie Meyer, it was conceived to help artists have more control of the sale and display of their art.

"What Does This Song Taste Like?": An Interview With Forks & Vinyl's Shanti Medina

Amy Cummins | Posted 03.18.2015 | Taste
Amy Cummins

What does this song taste like? That's the question that prompted chef Shanti Medina to create Forks & Vinyl, a new monthly dinner series in Los Ang...

Escape From L.A.: Cambria

Gina Hall | Posted 03.18.2015 | Los Angeles
Gina Hall

As many in L.A. are becoming a part of the freelance economy, I thought I'd share some of my favorite travel spots for when you just want to get out of the house to write, code or catch up on invoices.

How's (the Trash) Business in L.A.? Picking Up

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.18.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In areas like Koreatown and South L.A., it's not hyperbole to say that more frequent trash pickup and more garbage bins on the street would be cause for celebration.

Loungin' With Tony Host Tony Moore

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of working in the entertainment field. He has appeared in various television shows and film, but his true passion project is his own web talk show, Loungin' with Tony.

LA Fashion Week Sizzles

Philip David Morton | Posted 03.26.2015 | Style
Philip David Morton

Fashion Week in Los Angeles had an explosive start with Art Hearts Fashion bringing 30 of the most anticipated designers of the season under the same roof for the first time.

Actors Equity's Threat to Los Angeles Theater

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.15.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

A union that is over a hundred years old should not put itself at risk of splitting apart, simply because of a hidebound leadership mired in the past. While the union movement across the country is in a fight for its life, the last thing it needs is for union leaders to hasten its demise.

Goodbye and Hello

Valerie Sobel | Posted 03.13.2015 | Arts
Valerie Sobel

From the day that art discovered me, to the opening of my first solo show, only one short year has passed. Producing a body of work (26 pieces so far) and finding the perfect gallery willing to show them sounds fictitious, yet that is exactly what happened.

L.A. Mayor, Homeless Advocates Have 'Productive, Inspirational' Meeting After Cop Killing

Los Angeles Times | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact

Ten days after Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a homeless man on skid row, Mayor Eric Garcetti and his staff met with local activists to d...

Drive-By Treasure Hunting in Los Angeles

Paul Haddad | Posted 03.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Paul Haddad

Here today, gone tomorrow. No phrase better describes the Los Angeles landscape

LA Metro Picks Best Candidate for Top Job

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Now that we know who the next CEO will it be, it is time for those who don't ride Metro to take a pre- and post-Phil Washington ride on the trains and buses. My bet is that even that first ride will turn more of us into TAP card carrying transit riders. And who knows, maybe that guy riding next to you will be Metro's new CEO Phil Washington.

Ezell Ford's Parents Sue Again, This Time Charging Racism

Reuters | Dan Whitcomb | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices

The parents of an unarmed black man shot to death by two Los Angeles police officers have filed a second lawsuit against the police department and cit...

LA Mayor Gives Airplane! a Big Salute, Pundits Be Damned

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 03.06.2015 | Los Angeles
Ben Hellwarth

Airplane! also comes loaded with a brand of shtick, which, 35 years after the movie's release, might make the more politically correct Angelenos feel, well, gagged with a spoon, to use some Airplane!-era phraseology of the San Fernando Valley, where Garcetti grew up.

The Slaughter Continues: 176 Civilians Killed by Police so Far in 2015

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

One-hundred-seventy-six civilians were killed by police in January and February, according to news clippings collected by killedbypolice.net. Of course, the greatest outrage of all is that no one really knows how many people are killed by police annually.

Ghandi's Advice for Dissolving Divorce Depression

Gemini Adams | Posted 03.06.2015 | Divorce
Gemini Adams

Everyone says divorce is just 'like' a death. But, divorce isn't really 'like' a death. It is a death. A death of shared dreams. A death of your former Self. A death of 'home.'

Kundalini Yoga Used to Reach Youth In Underserved Communities and Juvenile Detention Centers

Antoinette Brock | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Antoinette Brock

"Kundalini yoga teaches you how to understand your relationship with the world. We can say a thousand times, "We are one." But saying is not believing and believing it, is not actualizing it in your life.