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RIP: Leonard Knight of Salvation Mountain

Steve Payne | Posted 04.13.2014 | Arts
Steve Payne

I met Leonard briefly once. He was kind of spindly, but warm and friendly. He'd just spent 30 years working on his mountain... I know not why, but even as a non-believer, I'm glad he did.

The Mean-spirited and Empty Land of Giant Agriculture

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

On May 26, 2013, a friend and I ventured into the alien world of the Imperial Valley of California where "farming" engulfs the Salton Sea. In the brig...

Vanishing Human Habitat

Pat LaMarche | Posted 04.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Pat LaMarche

One is grown and out on her own. She also has a grown son who lives with them in the hotel room -- not as a mooch -- but because JoAnne needs the third income to pay the $460 per week that it costs to live there. She also has a ten year old, an eight year old, and a toddler.

Cause Of Horrible Smell In LA

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 11.11.2012 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. — After a day of "odor surveillance" and other scent-based sleuthing, Southern California air quality investigators confirmed ...

SMELL-A? Mysterious Odor Plagues Southern California

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 11.10.2012 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A strong rotten egg smell had Southern Californians plugging their noses and crying foul Monday as air quality investigators...

Review: Little Birds Never Soars High

Zach Udko | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
Zach Udko

Set in California's forgotten Salton Sea, writer-director Elgin James' debut follows 15 year-old Lily (Juno Temple) and her best friend Alison (Kay Panabaker) as they attempt to flee their impoverished community and build a nest in Los Angeles with a group of runaway squatters.

Dried Salton Sea Could Produce 'Clouds Of Toxic Dust'

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green

It was an accident that turned into an oasis in the southern California desert, but before long the Salton Sea may be gone for good. And its demise mi...

WATCH: The Dark Side Of Coachella

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Patricia Leigh Brown | Posted 12.31.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Patricia Leigh Brown THERMAL – At one end of Avenue 54, a road slicing through some of the most ...

Tribeca Film Festival Winners Announced

AP | By JAKE COYLE | Posted 06.29.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- The intense Swedish equestrian film "She Monkeys" and the poetic California documentary "Bombay Beach" took top honors Thursday at the 10t...

Highlights This Week: Survival Of The Fittest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Arts page this week took you from spooky, abandoned architecture on Design Thursday to Barbie's jewelry upgrade and from Annenberg Space for Photo...

WATCH: CREEPY ART: Spooky, Abandoned Architecture

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

On HuffPost Arts we frequently feature amazing architecture and design. These articles tend to focus on newly constructed edifices, but buildings, lik...