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Rabble Rousing Optimists: Sinclair and Schrode

Erin Schrode | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Erin Schrode

What happens when a classically trained British architect develops an interest in social, cultural, and humanitarian design? Architecture for Humanity is born.

Former Detained U.S. Hiker Sarah Shourd Speaks out Against Immigration Detention

Christina Fialho | Posted 06.06.2013 | Crime
Christina Fialho

Despite their ties to the United States, Manuel and Christopher have been in immigration detention since last fall. The families of people like Manuel and Christopher are often unable to afford visits because many detention facilities are far away from population centers.

Escort Bites Man's Penis, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.21.2013 | Weird News

An escort accused of biting the penis of her date on Tuesday was charged with attempted second-degree murder, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The 911...

Taller San Jose Helped Me Get Back to Work and Become a Better Man

Taller San Jose | Posted 02.27.2013 | Impact
Taller San Jose

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifIf you had told me five years ago that I, Manny Tapia, would find a job where I was earning $30 an hour, I would've called you crazy.

How Networking Links Disadvantaged Youth to Steady Employment

Taller San Jose | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Taller San Jose

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe young men and women served by Taller San Jose's programs face significant obstacles to securing employment. Despite these barriers, most are eager to seize the opportunity to become productive citizens, yet they lack the necessary connections to make that a viable opportunity.

Chili Cheese Bacon Dog Chimichanga Is A Real Thing

Foodbeast | Posted 04.14.2013 | Taste
Foodbeast

What do you get when you deep fry a bacon chili cheese dog?

Building a Resilient Los Angeles

Lisa Novick | Posted 03.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

For a resilient food supply, we need to keep our specialty farmers farming and we need to make it monetarily worth their while not to sell out. We need to replace abandoned acres of asphalt with small allotments and grow crops.

WATCH: Every Single Thing Goes Wrong On Live NYE Broadcast

Posted 01.04.2013 | Comedy

Nobody can blame KDOC, an independent TV station based out of Orange County that broadcasts in Los Angeles, for wanting to do a live New Year's Eve sh...

PHOTOS: America's 15 Most Luxurious Hotels

Oyster | Posted 12.07.2012 | Travel
Oyster

The time and money for this kind of trip can be tricky to come by, but it's always good to be ready in case the opportunity arises.

PHOTOS: Celebrity-Approved Hotels

Oyster | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Discover stars' not-too-shabby digs!

Sandy Relief Donations: Help High School Students Get Life Back to Normal

Indie Lee | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Indie Lee

People are freezing, hungry, and homeless as a result of the storm. Amidst all of that... makeup worries? Seems so inconsequential, right? But then I remembered receiving two different emails from people who lost everything but still wanted face oils and scrubs.

Below the Fold: Wells Fargo Thumbs its Nose at Judge and Evicts Anyway

Richard Zombeck | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Richard Zombeck

The latest example of Wells Fargo thumbing its nose at the courts and using law enforcement to carry out its dirty work is the case of Niko Black, a 37-year-old Mescalero Apache woman, suffering from a rare and terminal form of cancer.

Chatting With Peter Frampton, Bruce Hornsby and Mike Andrews

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I always try to make stuff that affects me and I think that if given the chance, a lot of music that doesn't seem like the formula of what might be a hit would be more popular. There's a lot of great music that doesn't sound like whatever. Everything sounds very dance-y now."

OC Collects: Healthy Tensions and Aesthetic Face Offs at the Orange County Museum of Art

John Seed | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
John Seed

On opening night I spoke with a longtime museum supporter who told me that OCMA seemed to be regaining the energy and momentum that he recalled the institution having had when Paul Schimmel was its Chief Curator.

Huntington Botanical Gardens Warns of Super-Pest: Is Anybody Listening?

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Stephanie Woodard

A little-understood but devastating beetle is infesting trees in commercial avocado groves, botanical gardens and backyards in Southern California.

The Green Feast Offers the Best of Orange County's Harvest for Dinner

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Xaque Gruber

A gathering of hundreds of discerning food and wine lovers the second weekend of September, this is not just an epic feast for the taste buds, but for all the senses.

Fight Voter Suppression in Orlando

Ellen Bravo | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

After all, no one wants to lose their job or paycheck for being a good parent to a sick child or following doctor's orders when they themselves fall ill. And no one wants to be served flu with their food. So what's a big lobbyist to do?

Natural LA? I'll show you!

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 10.16.2012 | Los Angeles
The Nature Conservancy in California

It's true, Los Angeles is a large, busy city, but it is also one of the few cities in the United States with so many biodiverse, natural places to see within 100 miles of the downtown area.

Janell Ross

WATCH: Police Shootings, Riots Expose Town's Fault Lines

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 09.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Manuel Diaz lay in the grass outside an Anaheim, Calif., apartment building last weekend, face-down and twitching with a police bullet in the back of ...

Scary Prank With 'Mountain Lion' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.25.2012 | Los Angeles

A mountain lion sleeping on your neighbor's patio table is a good reason to call 911. So Beverly Bradham of Laguna Beach, Calif., did the right thing,...

Hilarious Police Recruitment Video Portrays Newport Beach As Lawless Hell Hole

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.18.2012 | Los Angeles

In the action-packed police recruitment video above, badass officers pull guns, scale walls and are armed with vicious dogs. Funny enough on its own, ...

PHOTOS: The Best Road Trips From Los Angeles

Oyster | Posted 09.11.2012 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you're in town visiting and want to mix it up a bit, or you're a resident and want to get away from it all, start packing and hit the road!

Man Sentenced For Unimaginably Heinous Crime

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.10.2012 | Los Angeles

A California man who kidnapped and raped a 7-year-old girl with severe developmental disabilities was sentenced Friday to 65 years to life in state pr...

Bare Armed And Dangerous: FBI Distributes PHOTOS Of 'Muscular' Bank Robber

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.21.2012 | Crime

A burly thief has been nicknamed the "Bare Arm Bandit" for wearing tank tops during two recent bank robberies in Southern California. In an effort...

WATCH: Insane Hit-And-Run Throws Guy Into The Air

Posted 06.12.2012 | Los Angeles

A jaw-dropping hit-and-run video has been released by the Buena Park police in hopes that someone will identify the car involved. Adding to the hor...