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Feds Raid Alleged 'Maternity Tourism' Hotels That Help Pregnant Foreign Women Give Birth In U.S.

Reuters | Steve Gorman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (Reuters) - Federal agents raided about 20 Southern California locations on Tuesday suspected of involvement in "maternity touris...

Southern California Beach Turned White By Hail

AP | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The beach at Southern California's "Surf City" has been turned white by a dumping of hail from a fast-moving storm. ...

Oldies But Goodies

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 02.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

February 12th, 2015 is going to be remembered as a tragic day for the megalopolis of Los Angeles and will be felt throughout the Southwest.

Newborn Girl Found Abandoned Near Southern California Mall

AP | Posted 02.09.2015 | Crime

LAKEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — An abandoned newborn has been found not far from a Southern California mall, and authorities believe a woman who said she wi...

California Desert Visions

Findery | Posted 01.15.2015 | Travel
Findery

I'd like to think that it's something in the water that leads to all of these unique desert manifestations. Then again, maybe it has to do with the lack thereof. Next time you're looking for some inspiration, hit the dusty road and see what oasis awaits inside of you.

California Fit

Jeanie Buss | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Jeanie Buss

Connecting and serving the community is part of our core values at the Los Angeles Lakers organization.

Coalition of the Willing: Cleaning up a Dam[n] Mess

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Scientists believe steelhead are more likely to survive climate change without the dam. Creek water temperatures will increase along with air temperature, possibly exceeding the steelhead's tolerance range.

Man, Hostage Dead After SoCal Standoff

AP | Posted 10.02.2014 | Crime

HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a hostage standoff at a San Bernardino County home ended with the shooting deaths of a woman and a man who w...

California Girls: In Photographs

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

Sasha Eisenman is a Los Angeles based photographer born into the Southern California surfing lifestyle and raised in the LA music scene. He began his ...

The Dog Beaches of Southern California, Part 3: "The Granddaddy of Them All"

Eric Trules | Posted 11.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Eric Trules

As Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young once sang on their 1970 "Déjà Vu" album, Clay, the Dog and I decide to "carry on"... and to find every leashless dog beach between LA and the Mexican border.

Punk Rock Summer Nationals Tour with The Offspring

Lindsey Best | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the best selling independent album of all time: the 1994 album Smash by The Offspring. Saturday night in San Diego, CA, The Offspring headlined the Sleep Train Amphitheater on their Punk Rock Summer Nationals tour.

Dr. Aaron Bruce Urges Students of Color to Prepare to become International Leaders

Monica Medina | Posted 10.27.2014 | College
Monica Medina

Studying abroad contributes to global, regional and national economies in a significant way. It opens up doors for international trade, commerce and understanding, as well as for peace building, communication, and national security.

Roland Reiss Studio Visit : Spatial and Emotional Depth in Floral Paintings

Lita Barrie | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts
Lita Barrie

It is radical for an artist who was at the forefront of the plastic movement in the 1960s, ahead of the semiotic curve in dioramas in the 1970s, and breaking ground in abstract painting in the 1990s, to make a 180-degree return to representational painting after 2000.

On Being The Fat Girl At The Gym

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

Sometimes it can be helpful to work out with folks who embody the goals I have for myself. But my gym mates all appear to be on perpetual juice cleanses. It would be nice to walk in and lift with someone who looks like me, someone else battling her way back from the baby-making brink.

Cedar Fair CEO Matt Ouimet Reveals the Secret of Running a Successful Amusement Park

Jim Hill | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

For Ouimet, the president and CEO of Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., a typical day at the office really is a walk in the park.

Gothic Summer

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 09.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

The new video for "Gothic Summer," takes you on a noir journey to the cemetery gates as you enter in a vintage Ford or Chevrolet pick-up as it slams onto the concrete of the underground.

Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children: Responding With Compassion

Bethany Anderson | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Bethany Anderson

I hope that our country can answer suffering with compassion. I hope we can find solutions to our broken immigration system that work for all of us, immigrant and non-immigrant alike. I hope we can remember that behind all the talk about policy and border security, there are faces with names.

Blue Whales, Collateral Damage, and the U.S. Navy's Avoidable War on Whales

Joel Reynolds | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Among a wide range of potential harms, scientists have found that high-powered Navy sonar disrupts blue whale feeding, halting their deep-foraging dives, displacing them from krill patches, and silencing their calls.

Make the Most of the Coast: A California Getaway to Remember

Kristin Braswell | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Kristin Braswell

After ten years as a New York City resident and a taxing, unforgiving winter, my eyes opened for the first time to Southern California's truly natural beauty.

As Fires Rage, Risks to Wildland Firefighters Rise

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Mary Pauline Lowry

While my former crewmates and I were heartbroken at the news, all of my firefighter friends balked at the mainstream media's description of the dead as "fallen heroes," seeing it as a pat, reductive way to avoid taking a hard look at why the tragedy occurred.

WATCH: This Is How Bad The California Wildfires Are Right Now

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Green

WARNING: This video contains strong language. Footage has surfaced online providing an intense, up close and personal perspective on the wildfires ...

Structures Burned, Thousands Evacuated Amid Wildfires In Southern California

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT and JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters aided by calmer winds made progress Thursday against a series of wildfires burning across San Diego County, a...

20,000 Homes Evacuated As Wildfire Sweeps Through San Diego Area

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A wildfire that surged amid high heat and dry winds in drought conditions brought evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes in a...

JPMorgan Chase to Porn Stars: You're Not Welcome

Clay Calvert | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Clay Calvert

Regardless of one's personal views about either adult movies or their performers, one must wonder whether JPMorgan Chase, which reportedly paid more than $20 billion in penalties and settlements in 2013 alone, might have more important things to do, like cleaning up its own financial house.

Beyond Boobs: The Real Food Scene of the OC

Fathom | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
Fathom

Steak picado at Javier's Cantina and Grill. All photos by Courtney Baird By Courtney Baird for Fathom | If your only familiarity with Orange County, ...