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Former California Mayor Clears the Way for Cannabis Companies

Sirita Wright | Posted 01.27.2017 | Business
Sirita Wright

Southern California's Cannabis Industry BOOMS With the GreenPoint Group Leading the Way I recently followed up with Chris Brown, former mayor of Haw...

Jefferson Jay, 'King of Front-Facing Media', YouTubes 3x Day for 365

Thom Senzee | Posted 09.09.2016 | Arts
Thom Senzee

Stand-up comic and rock musician, Jefferson Jay is a fixture with a respectable following in some of southern California's grittiest and glitziest com...

California, Here You Come

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 08.18.2016 | Travel
Abby Tegnelia

Refreshingly cool and with enviable amenities, Orange County is the newest playground for mixed groups and families to easily get away from it all.

Vote Early and Often for LA Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm home again, for a few minutes at least. Hey, cut me some slack; have you ever heard of snow and ice? It's summer and to fully appreciate the pla...

Could The 2016 MLB All-Star Game Be The Cheapest Midsummer Classic Ever?

Jesse Lawrence | Posted 07.08.2016 | Sports
Jesse Lawrence

Could the 2016 MLB All-Star Game Be the Cheapest Midsummer Classic Ever? The 87th edition of the MLB All-Star Game will make its way to Petco Park next Tuesday, bringing 68 of the world's biggest and brightest players together in the heart of San Diego.

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.

The Art of Driving the Waiter Wacko

Inga | Posted 06.08.2016 | Comedy

A local waiter I know says that no matter how much women tip, it isn't worth the pain and suffering of dealing with them. A co-ed group is fine, he ...

If Black Lives Matter, Then Black Votes Count

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 05.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

The California Community Foundation and Public Policy Institute of California hosted an annual Speakership Series on California's Future last week in Los Angeles.

Drop In Air Pollution Tied To Better Breathing In California Kids

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Air quality improvements in southern California are tied to improvements in the respiratory health of children in that area, accord...

The Magic of Anza Borrego

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 04.05.2016 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

Anza Borrego (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy) The stillness of the desert looms over us as if in warning, as we hastily drive-for the very first time-through...

Fear Is a Four Letter Word

Elin Stebbins Waldal | Posted 03.22.2017 | Fifty
Elin Stebbins Waldal

Today my fear rides shotgun. Maybe one day I will manage to wrestle it into the backseat, maybe even the trunk. Better yet, perhaps there will come a time when fear will only be briefly glimpsed in the side view mirror.

Safe Streets & Transit-Oriented Density is Destiny

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.21.2017 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

What do Fig Jam, the so-called Neighborhood Integrity Initiative (NII) and Janette Sadik Khan's new book Streetfight have to do with one another? More...

I Jinxed El Niño. I Jinxed it good.

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 03.05.2017 | Los Angeles
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

"The El Niño rains are still coming! They'll be here in January . . . February, no, we mean March, possibly April, or even late May," the local weath...

Meet the Southern California Beach Towns That Are Keeping it Real -- For Now

David Landsel | Posted 03.03.2017 | Travel
David Landsel

You'll still find a few missed corners, and right up against the pounding Pacific surf, too -- places that have yet to succumb completely to stereotype. Here are four terrific SoCal beach communities that for various reasons have yet to lose their connection to the real world -- and why you should pay them a visit before it's all gone.

Sandow Birk's Fresh Take on the Qur'an

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 02.11.2017 | Arts
Michael A. Moodian

Southern California has a thriving and eclectic fine arts scene, and the husband-wife team of painter Sandow Birk and ceramicist Elyse Pignolet are tw...

Serenity Gathering 2016 Announces Phase 2 of Lineup

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.21.2017 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Colorful flyers adorned with geometric shapes and festival lineups are beginning to appear with more frequency in my social media feeds. Though still ...

Utilities Exert Influence Through Universities to Sway Regulatory and Political Debate

Gabe Elsner | Posted 01.21.2017 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Through university courses, conferences, and reports facilitated by academic staff, the utility industry and its trade association, the Edison Electric Institute, have boosted lobbying efforts targeting state government officials and decision makers.

6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Dogs During El Nino

Michelle Chahine | Posted 01.06.2017 | Los Angeles
Michelle Chahine

My dog Minjay wet and disgruntled after our walk in the rain, but not wanting to go back inside either. Three days into this El Nino weather, and I'...

My Advice For The 'Thin Police' That Are All Around Me

Inga | Posted 01.05.2017 | Fifty

Every year, shedding at least 30 pounds has been my number one New Year's resolution. And every year on December 31, I say, 'Well, next year!' Anyone who has lived in Southern California for any length of time knows that the Thin Police are on regular and vigilant patrol.

Outrageously Affordable Destinations For This Winter

SmarterTravel | Posted 12.04.2016 | Travel

We've scoured destinations and deals for weeks to come up with bargains and overlooked off-peak destinations that are still great in winter. So, whether you're looking for a bucket-list beach destination or just wanting to hit the slopes, we've found some awesome deals both near and far.

Prairie-oke Returns to the Cavern Club: A Q&A With Little House's Alison Arngrim

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.11.2016 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Inspired by TV's Little House On The Prairie, writer/director Dane Whitlock's outrageous parody, Prairie-oke, won raves during its 2013 premiere at Silver Lake's Cavern Club (incidentally L.A.'s best underground theatre space).

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival: Detached And Star-Crazy, But Worth It All The Same

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 11.01.2016 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

Now you are ready to see some cinema. And, in this regard, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival does not disappoint. With 200 films on tap, the selection here is among the best of all the Southern California film festivals.

Top 6 Experiences in Southern California

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.25.2016 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Sand, surf and spectacular scenery are just a few reasons why Southern California lures travelers seeking a laid-back beach getaway.

The Other Side of Palm Springs

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 09.23.2016 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

The sprawl of urban structures makes way for hazel-colored hills and concrete landscapes turn into dizzying miles of arid land.

What Real Estate Battles Say About Church

Richard Flory | Posted 09.16.2016 | Religion
Richard Flory

In fighting for its building, St. James the Great has shown that a church is more than just a building. It is also its members, however and wherever they manage to gather to create community--even in a park.