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Westwood is for Bikes Too

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.31.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Dear Paul: LA City Councilman Paul Koretz that is. Say it ain't so! How sobering to read in the LA Times and The Daily Bruin that you now not only op...

Bergamot Station: The Night to Remember

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Just imagine marble statues of Greek and Roman gods and goddesses coming to life and moving through the air with divine grace, as if earthly gravity simply does not apply to them.

Name That Train

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.29.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Asking residents to improve our city by volunteering at a local school, participating in street tree plantings or logging on to MY LA 311 to report illegal dumping makes L.A. a better place to live. And sometimes, a challenge can be just plain fun.

L.A.'s Human Face of Big Data

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.25.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Whereas. That's how my work day began. With a festive farewell breakfast and City of Los Angeles proclamation in the Mayor's Press Room for outgoing D...

The Beach Belongs to Everyone

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 06.10.2015 | Green
Toni G. Atkins

Imagine going to spend a day at the beach with friends or family, looking to recharge your batteries at some of California's most treasured destinations. But before you hit the sand, you encounter razor wire. Or a locked gate. Or an oddly placed boulder.

The Frass Isn't Greener

Lisa Novick | Posted 06.03.2015 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

Tempted to install artificial turf as an alternative to your water-thirsty lawn? Read this piece by Lisa Cahill, TreePeople's Director of Sustainable ...

For a Better L.A., Be Disruptive

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

To succeed in the startup space, be disruptive. That was the lesson of this morning's TechFire Ignite 2015 program at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club.

The ABCs of Los Angeles Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

That is what we need to do. Always be closing on our transit improvements and with Washington where our tax dollars are kept. Renaming our transit lines is small ball and a distraction compared to the construction and other work at hand.

April Is for Commuters

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.08.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It's still early in the month but already April is shaping up to be a great one for Los Angeles commuters. No, I am not talking about the relative calm of Easter weekend, though that was nice too.

Meditation Myth Number 1: 'I'm Not the Type'

Dean Sluyter | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Sluyter

Meditation is, in fact, resting in inner silence, and as that silence gradually percolates into the rest of your day, it becomes the state of unshakable happiness and peace that sometimes goes by names like nirvana or enlightenment.

Movie Night in Downtown LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With so much of our country mired in the nonsensical pablum that has paralyzed Washington and the news media (think Rudy Giuliani, Brian Williams and Bill O"Reilly), it is refreshing listening to a mayor who understands jive but doesn't give it to us.

Are Bicycles Part of the Third Way in Los Angeles?

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In presenting programs like Shifting Gears: Bicycle Mobility on the Westside, WUF serves an important purpose bringing together business people and government and non-profit leaders with the ability to advance forward looking land-use and planning agendas in a town not always known for being visionary.

Envision Festival Official L.A. Pre-Party on 1/28

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

With the fifth annual Envision Festival in Costa Rica just around the corner, what better way to spread the vibes than with a pre-party? Lu Fam Pro and Luminous Movement presents the official Envision Fest L.A. Pre-Party on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015.

It's No Day at the Beach on Transit to Playa Vista

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

So once again Angelenos will be cursed by the double-edged sword of economic development and a lack of transportation foresight when big developments like Playa Vista were approved.

Larger Than Life: Zhenya Gershman

LuxEco Living | Posted 03.06.2015 | Los Angeles
LuxEco Living

LARGER THAN LIFE, Zhenya Gershman's latest art exhibition featuring over-sized portraits of iconic public and private figures opens Thursday, February 12, 2015.

4 Practical Steps (You Can Do in 12 Minutes) to Start Making Your 2015 Dreams a Reality

Peter Himmelman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Peter Himmelman

The four steps I'm going to show you now, while ridiculously simple, are actually the basis of something incredible: taking pure thought and bringing it into reality. Let's get started.

The Greatest Gifts Are Priceless Memories

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Natalie Pace

It's easy to get caught up in consumerism every Christmas, taking one dreaded day to slog through a sea of people in the malls and dig for that discount-priced trinket that won't embarrass you too much when the person you love tears open your lousy gift.

Finding Soul in LA: Five Creative Adventures in the City

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 01.18.2015 | Los Angeles
Roxie Sarhangi

I love taking classes. I love learning. Since graduating college, I've signed up for courses all over LA, from UCLA Extension's writing seminars (they're great!) to improv workshops at The Groundlings (good too!). And I won't even get into all the acting classes I have experienced.

Nine Hotel Rooms That Encourage Naughtiness

Oyster | Posted 01.17.2015 | Travel
Oyster

he more modest features these hotels offer include steamy whirlpool tubs or intimacy kits in the minibars, while more elaborate options include rooms equipped with erotic photographs, rotating beds, and mirrored ceilings.

10 Most Expensive Cities in the U.S. to Rent

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 12.24.2014 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

A rental market report was released for the third quarter of 2014. San Francisco has the second highest median rent in the country but Palo Alto, the heart of Silicon Valley ranks as number one. The San Francisco Bay Area has seven of the top 10 highest rents in the nation.

The Raymond Chandler Map of Los Angeles

Paul Rogers | Posted 11.30.2014 | Books
Paul Rogers

Los Angeles has changed a lot since Chandler's day when it was just a big dry sunny place with ugly houses and no style, when people slept on porches and lots offering at eleven hundred dollars had no takers.

Santa Monica Beach Bathroom Workers Demand Union Recognition

Marcy Winograd | Posted 11.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Marcy Winograd

These workers are fighting for rights long denied in a city with a reputation for progressive policies.

Rashard Mendenhall Opens Up About Life After Football

Rashard Mendenhall | Posted 10.26.2014 | Sports
Rashard Mendenhall

I wasn't supposed to walk away from the NFL, but I did. I wasn't supposed to be writing television, but I am. I'm supposed to be lost after football. I'm not. I've reinvented myself. This is my first transformation.

Mixologist Rob Floyd Talks Cocktail Secrets and Kama Sutra

Jose Martinez | Posted 10.19.2014 | Los Angeles
Jose Martinez

A fan of the drinks at The Library Bar and Melrose Umbrella Company, it's hard to ever see Rob Floyd not at breakneck pace -- personally I've only seen him in go-go-go mode. And maybe that's why his events are never dull.

Compassionate Homeless Man Shares Meal With Stranger When Others Wouldn't

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact

There's no correlation between the size of your bank account and the size of your heart. A video originally posted on July 28 by Facebook group Spr...