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B.B. King, Bobby Bland, and a Night to Remember

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 05.21.2015 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

There was a time when many young, upwardly-mobile, African-Americans would deny their blues heritage. However, even when we weren't there for them, an...

10 Reasons to Boot Nestle Water Bottling out of California

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Today, protesters delivered 515,000 signatures on a petition to Nestle's headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles telling Nestle to get out of town. Here ...

Bouncing Back at Dwell on Design, Los Angeles

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Resiliency in uncertain times is a major theme for Dwell on Design Los Angeles this year. The event, to be held May 29 - 31 at the Los Angeles Conven...

"Wait, Mom, Are Those Police or Isis?"...

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth Lazar

...asked my 9 year-old last month. Otherwise absorbed in a rousing Fifa 15 match, he looked up from the iPad when the news upstaged Isco's corner kick.

How to Climb Your Way out of Mediocrity

Maika Koehl | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

"Kilimanjaro." The five syllables were bulky and unfamiliar, but slinked off of my tongue as if eager to escape my oily lips.

The Wage War's Two Battlegrounds: The Ballot Box and the Board Room

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

One strategy focuses on getting elected officials in local and state governments to adopt minimum wages above the federal level. The other strategy involves putting pressure on major employees -- typically highly visible companies that depend on positive public relations to gain consumers' dollars -- to raise the wages of their employees.

The Model Speaks! Mark Snyder receives A Lifetime Achievement Award from LGBT Center

LuxEco Living | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
LuxEco Living

"The Model speaks; what a concept! I've always dug the fact that we models face the challenge of communicating non-verbally, so actually using words presents its own challenge, one I hope I'm up to.

The Case for Paid Sick Days in Los Angeles

Jenya Cassidy | Posted 05.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Jenya Cassidy

Many Los Angeles workers with no paid sick days are front-line service workers, often low-paid, who are in close contact with the public. Because they cannot afford to lose pay or risk being fired for taking time off when they or a family member is sick, many go to work when they should be home resting.

A Road Trip for Public Transportation

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Sometimes I need a good road trip to think about public transportation. Last week I took a much needed working vacation by flying to Reno. A friend met me there and we started our adventure, by car, in the rapidly hipsterfying Midtown neighborhood.

Shalin Shah Dies Peacefully After Inspiring The World To Treasure Every Sunset

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion

After inspiring people around the world to find the beauty in every day, Shalin Shah died Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the age of 22. His family and f...

A Man for All Seasons Except Allergy Season

Greg White | Posted 05.18.2015 | Los Angeles
Greg White

I'm suffering from allergies. I know it's not a cold because I'm somewhat of a professional googler.

Skateboarding's First Wave: Back to the '60s in Our 60s

Colleen Turner | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Colleen Turner

Looking back, it's hard to believe what we did on those boards as kids. What was exhilarating then now looks downright scary to me. We didn't realize at the time that we were being pioneers. We just loved skateboarding, and the more difficult the challenge, the more we liked it!

Bicoastal Dating

Jamie Silverman | Posted 05.15.2015 | Travel
Jamie Silverman

Last week marked the first week in my month of travel. I started off in LA for a week and change. Next was on to Chicago. After that comes Pittsburgh, rounded out by a trip to Connecticut.

Renewing Our Focus on Homelessness

Mike Bonin | Posted 05.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Mike Bonin

Along with my colleague Jose Huizar, chair of the committee, I have proposed several ideas to close the gap between the supply of housing for the homeless and the enormous demand, including:

Losing Chrissy

Audrey Shulman | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Audrey Shulman

What I'm left with now is not only all of Chrissy's things for the time being, but this drive to carry on without her. I refuse to acknowledge we lost, that I am defeated. She wouldn't want that. I try to appreciate beautiful days for both of us. I've caught myself wondering if I can accurately gauge what she would and wouldn't have loved. I think I can. No, wait -- I know I can.

Homelessness in Los Angeles: Down for the Count?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Homelessness is a poverty issue. People living on our streets are a result of our nation's inability to save people from falling through a broken social safety net.

Maderas Village Life

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
Kyriaki Chonacas

After traveling all around the world, I must say there's something really special going on in Nicaragua. I suggest to the pioneers, tastemakers, creatives, highly intelligent, conscious beings, this is the place for you.

This Pup In Wheelchair Was Saved From Euthanization And Now She's An Instagram Superstar

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.14.2015 | Good News

With a spunky, can-do attitude and an adorably delightful face, this pooch will make you fall in love. Daisy the dog from Los Angeles was abandone...

Antonia Blumberg

Dying Man's Last Wish Is That You Take Time To Enjoy A Sunset | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.13.2015 | Religion

Shalin Shah and Frances Chen on their wedding day in April 2015. (Courtesy of Frances Chen) Shalin Shah was a recent college graduate and new...

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part III

Mark Baer | Posted 05.13.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Part II of this series ended with the following question from an attorney colleague on the listserv for the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

Try Living on $15/Hour: Why Each of Us Has a Role Regarding the Minimum Wage

Tania Bradkin | Posted 05.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Tania Bradkin

Let's start with ourselves. Each of us plays a role regarding minimum wage and must consider the most fundamental elements if we want to effect change.

LA's Perennial Postmodern Provocateur​ Victoria Looseleaf

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Gordy Grundy

Victoria Looseleaf is an LA icon. She is and always has been a whirling dervish, part smart dance critic and part madcap doyenne. She is an award-winning arts journalist whose bright sparks explode into fireworks.

Skid Row Karaoke Night Provides Peaceful Escape From 'Absolute Chaos'

AP | Posted 05.12.2015 | Good News

Darkness is falling on another long, depressing night in one of America's most marginal neighborhoods. For the 200 or so battered souls lining up o...

The NBA Needs To Create The 'DeAndre Jordan Rule' ASAP

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports

Again, ASAP.

The New Face Of Chinese Dining In The United States

Menuism | Posted 05.11.2015 | Taste

Chinese tourists have spoken up and have begun to make an indelible mark on Chinese dining in the United States.