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Joe Bray-Ali for CD 1

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.06.2017 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Los Angeles is changing and that's a great thing. The obsolete "vision" of the great big freeway, communities historically and economically segregated...

Texas City Begs Court To Let It Hold Election Under System Found Unconstitutional

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics

HOUSTON ― A Texas city found to be in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the 14th Amendment last month might still be able to use the offending ...

Texas City Found In Violation Of Voting Rights Act

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics

A Texas city violated the Voting Rights Act and the 14th Amendment by purposefully trying to dilute Latino votes, a U.S. district judge ruled Friday. ...

'What Lies Inside, Stays Inside' Is A Mystifying Installation Composed Of Household Materials

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 09.01.2016 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

Delightfully strange and elegantly mysterious, the work of Christophe Piallat sucks you into another world.

Beyond Hollywood: The Real Los Angeles

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 08.31.2016 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

There's no city better suited for a staycation than good ol' Los Angeles. The destination's many facets--from the broad beaches of Venice and the sea-kissed cliffs of Malibu in the West to the granitic peak of Mt. Baldy and the arid hills in the East--as well as its different cultural textures guarantee an endless array of pursuits, all clamoring for everyone's attention.

Coldplay Celebrates Life in Concert

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 08.26.2016 | Entertainment
Catherine Bauknight

The British Band Coldplay inspired approximately 92,000 people in a full house stadium at the Rose Bowl concert Saturday August 20th in Pasadena, CA. As the magnetic lead singer Chris Martin ran down the ramp into the audience, sometimes waving an American flag over his head, a display of fireworks exploded from the stage into the sky.

The Urbanature Exhibit Celebrating San Gabriel Valley

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.09.2016 | Arts
Soren Petersen

Fran Siegel's large, vibrant, blue-tone drawing 'Overland 19' poetically captures the character of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. Created on Myl...

What To Grow In Your Forage Garden

Julia Wasson | Posted 07.08.2016 | Green
Julia Wasson

Pinyon syrup; acorn and cattail crackers; golden currant wine; mountain trout with Manzanita berries and willow bark. Wild-foraged foods are becoming...

Inaugural Intergenerational Summer Camp Launches in Southern California

Tzvi Miller | Posted 06.23.2016 | HuffPost Home
Tzvi Miller

Last week I got the chance to speak with Mr. Brice Harris, a retired man living in Pasadena, California. Harris is a resident of the Villa Gardens Retirement Community, where people live independently or with assisted living. Before retiring, Harris worked as a college professor, teaching at Occidental College, and is now an active and enthusiastic member within the Villa Gardens community.

She's Giving Her Right Arm for Bernie

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Deborah Dentler is giving her right arm for Bernie Sanders and has no regrets. She was going to sit out this year's presidential race. As recently as a month ago, Dentler -- who lives and works in Pasadena, California -- was undecided whether to vote for Sanders or Hillary Clinton. But then she got moved to sign up for the Sanders campaign.

Design Driven Startups from the Heart

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design and entrepreneurship are in vogue and enjoying a strong endorsement from both business and Venture Capitalists. The nexus of design, innovation...

Martin Luther King Would Support a $15 Minimum Wage in Pasadena

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
Peter Dreier

On Monday, February 1, the Pasadena City Council will make a long anticipated decision about adopting a citywide minimum wage. That date happens to be the 55th anniversary of one of the most important events in American history -- the sit-in at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.

On the Minimum Wage, Pasadena's Restaurant Lobby is Serving Baloney

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Don't let the restaurant industry and the Chamber of Commerce feed you misinformation. Their claims are full of baloney. Here are four reasons why Mayor Tornek and the City Council members should take their arguments with a grain of salt.

This Is The Only Version Of 'The Nutcracker' You Need This Season

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts

"The Nutcracker" ballet originally debuted on December 18, 1892, to an audience of Mariinsky Theatre opera goers in St. Petersburg, Russia. Nearly 123...

Let's Turn Pasadena Into The City Of Raises

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Raising the minimum wage is both an economic and a moral issue. The economics are clear: Gradually raising the minimum wage to $15 over five years will lift families out of poverty, improve the local economy, and help students overcome obstacles to success in school.

Courageous Pasadena Nurse, Allysha Almada, Is Getting a Voice at the White House

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

As she prepares to leave Monday for Washington, D.C., Almada is going to bring a stethoscope that she hopes to give to President Barack Obama on behalf of her fellow nurses and the California Nurses Association. Engraved on the stethoscope is the message: "Listen to Nurses."

Pasadena Startups Bridge Design and Technology

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.22.2016 | Los Angeles
Soren Petersen

Pasadena, known for the Rose Parade and its quaint Old Town, is fast becoming a vibrant center of entrepreneurship and innovation in Southern California.

L.A. Transcendental: 7 Blissful Places to Replenish Your Spirit

Paul Haddad | Posted 09.16.2016 | Los Angeles
Paul Haddad

One of the biggest challenges of living in a city with 4 million souls is how to carve out a little piece of paradise where you can take a step back, take a deep breath and recalibrate your inner Chi.

MAUNA KEA NOW: A First Time Radio Interview with Four Born-Hawaiian Educators Who Speak Out About Mauna Kea

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
Catherine Bauknight

The pre-recorded interviews with Joshua Lanakila Mangauil, Michael Lee, Mikilani Young, and Dr. Paul Coleman will be aired on the live radio show this Saturday from Pasadena, CA.

CicLAvia Works

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.04.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It's hard to run a city like Los Angeles. It's a town with lots of competing perspectives on everything from the best taco truck and ramen place to the role of our streets and sidewalks. Tacos and ramen though are easy. Ask people about the streets and it can get ugly.

Former Student Honors St. Charles, Michigan Teacher

Geoff Koboldt | Posted 05.06.2016 | Education
Geoff Koboldt

Imagine being a teacher and walking into the chemistry lab only to see the room engulfed with the sight of black smoke and the smell of burnt oil due to a chemistry reaction gone wrong.

Huntington Hospital Nurses Defy Union-Busting Campaign

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The union organizing campaign has marshaled the support of many community and political leaders, including Congressman Judy Chu and the two run-off candidates - City Council members Jacque Robinson and Terry Tornek -- now vying to become Pasadena's next mayor, both of whom have appeared at pro-union events.

A Star on the Rise at The Raymond

Jose Martinez | Posted 05.18.2015 | Taste
Jose Martinez

I love to trust in the recommendations of a good chef.

The Persistent Dreams of the Tunnel Builders

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 05.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Some of the people seated around the long table in the elegant dark wooded South Pasadena home have been fighting the idea of a five-mile long tunnel nearly 200 feet beneath their feet for decades.

Have a Fear of Public Speaking? Here is One Solution!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.07.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Public Speaking Coach Antoinette Byron photo by Jay The New York Times had a story recently about famed au...