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Of Rose Parades in Pasadena & Marriage Equality in Florida

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Yes, we are still on a journey toward making that dream of liberty and justice for all not just a pledge we make to our flag but a reality we live in our nation. And next week -- when same-sex couples start getting married in Florida -- we will be a little closer to that goal.

To Be Visible Again: Philanthropy in Action

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Cristina M. Regalado

This was an unforgettable experience that reminded me of what philanthropy is all about - love of humanity, to care, to belong, to register one's presence regardless of one's life circumstance.

Why the Right to an Education is in Jeopardy

Joseph M. Costa | Posted 12.22.2014 | Education
Joseph M. Costa

When you consider that 84% of foster youth say that they want to go to college and only 20% graduate from high school, leaving only a small fraction who actually ever graduate from college, the statistics above represent a monumental failure of the educational system for the children served by foster care.

100 Years On: The Forgotten Founder of JPL

Scott Hobbs | Posted 12.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Scott Hobbs

Last week marked the 100th birthday of Jack Parsons, a founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aerojet-Rocketdyne and the inventor of the solid fuel that put man on the moon. In a display of pure serendipity this week, his widow Cameron, will be honored with the first-ever retrospective of her art at MOCA Pacific Design Center.

Laurent Quenioux, Vertical Wine Bistro: 'You Need to Know Where Your Food Comes From'

Vanessa Berben | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
Vanessa Berben

'I would not have changed anything that I've done in my career. I'm very fortunate, to do what I do and what I know. And to cook, to make people happy, I think that's phenomenal.'

Art Behind the Glass: 1886 Bar Guys Prove Two Heads Are Better Than One

Jose Martinez | Posted 10.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Jose Martinez

I don't go to 1886 Bar to drink broth, and this summer, most definitely, two bartender heads are better than one and the proof is in the cocktail.

Pasadena Needs a Warrior Leader Superintendent to Improve All Public Schools

Randy Jurado Ertll | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Randy Jurado Ertll

The PUSD has not had a superintendent like Ray Cortines in a very long time. Of course, few are lucky to have a Cortines, who went on to the San Jose, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles schools.

An Independent Police Commission Needs to Be Created and Implemented Within Pasadena

Randy Jurado Ertll | Posted 09.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Randy Jurado Ertll

Why is the city of Pasadena so far behind on this issue, especially if there is really nothing to hide or fear with regard to the conduct of its police officers? Why do certain city officials object to this idea?

Honoring Rachel Robinson, Baseball Pioneer and Civil Rights Activist

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.19.2014 | Sports
Peter Dreier

On Sunday, Rachel Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Reliquary's Shrine of the Eternals. As Jackie's partner, and as the person who has kept alive Jackie's legacy, Rachel has had a significance influence in her own right.

A Feast Of Truffle Delights

Jose Martinez | Posted 08.17.2014 | Taste
Jose Martinez

By all means, feast on these bad boy mushrooms while you can.

Ferraris as Far as the Eye Can See

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.20.2014 | Style
Soren Petersen

Ferrari-red is a color like no other. The Italian racing color has a slight orange tint to it, which when applied to a car body, makes it radiate pass...

Dustin Lance Black Re-Invited To College Commencement After Sex Photo Debacle

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Good news for Dustin Lance Black. The Oscar-winning screenwriter has been re-invited to deliver the May 9 commencement speech at his alma mater, Cal...

Gillian Georges: A Bar Star on the Rise

Jose Martinez | Posted 05.25.2014 | Taste
Jose Martinez

Determined to eventually open her own restaurant (maybe with a rustic Italian flare) and run her own bar program, there's no stopping this bartender on the rise, even in a male-dominated business.

Laura Zucker: The Force Behind the 54th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration

Robert Gagnier | Posted 02.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Robert Gagnier

It seems like every time we turn around there is a new group or new idea -- there is some sort of cross collaboration that we have never been exposed to.

Parkway Gardening: Am I Even Allowed To Do It?

Kristen Nilsson Farley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kristen Nilsson Farley

It is also a city with a sizeable population living in poverty with unimpressive access to healthy foods and fresh produce. It is a city that could benefit enormously from the growing urban gardening movement. But is it even legal for me to grow edibles in that little strip of land in front of my house?

4 Reasons Dating In Los Angeles Is So Damn Tough

Damona Hoffman | Posted 11.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Damona Hoffman

Your relationship status can't change if you don't, but in this magic city where dreams come true everyday, all you have to do is set your mind toward love, then go out and get it and you too can beat the odds dating in LA.

Texas Town Considers Plan To Suppress Latino Vote

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2013 | Latino Voices

The Mayor of the Houston suburb of Pasadena, Johnny Isbell, is proposing to swap two of the town’s single-member districts for at-large districts --...

A Deep Melancholy That's Not Just Personal

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 10.04.2013 | Arts
Lionel Rolfe

A couple of days ago I was in a deeply melancholic state because of various personal struggles, including health and financial issues and an ex-wife I still love, but it all is leavened with the sense that as one approaches the end of life, the world becomes a much more apocalyptical place.

Jackie Robinson: Southern California's Hometown Hero

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 06.11.2013 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

He became largely associated with Brooklyn, the city where he rounded the bases with his team, the Dodgers. However, long before he was launched into immortality on Ebbets Fields, Jackie Robinson was a hailed hero of Southern California.

Why Arguments Blow Up Instead of Blow Over

Robert Shireman | Posted 05.08.2013 | College
Robert Shireman

There is no surer way to turn two siblings against each other than to tell both of them they are in charge. That truism is the best explanation for the epidemic of dysfunction at community colleges in California, where conflicting laws mean any disagreement can ignite a war.

PHOTOS: 14 Strangely Wonderful Festivals

Trippy | Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel

Whether steeped in solemnity or sprung from pure silliness, festivals around the world never cease to intrigue, amaze or, at the very least, entertain...

Human Remains, Makeshift Altar Found At Home Of Alleged Santeria Practitioners

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.19.2013 | Los Angeles

Human remains and a makeshift altar were recently discovered in the backyard of a California home where the resident reportedly practiced Santeria. ...

Rose Parade Route, Street Closures, Parking Options

Posted 01.01.2013 | Los Angeles

The 124th Rose Parade will kick off Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, 2013 at 8 a.m. PST. On Monday morning, CBS News reported that eager spectators have a...

Veterans Day Is Only the Beginning

Shad Meshad | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Shad Meshad

Veterans Day is flanked this year by the Election on one side and Thanksgiving on the other, both occasions that suck a lot of oxygen out of the air. But that can't alter what this day means to Veterans, nor what it means to their families.

Running in Place: Searching for Runners on the Road

Eliza Cooper | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Eliza Cooper

On this trip, I'm trying an experiment. I'm in Pasadena, CA, for long enough that it would be worth putting in a few good runs, so I'm using my online and offline networking skills to my advantage.