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Gay Group Barred From Marching In Vietnamese New Year Parade

AP | Posted 12.09.2013 | Gay Voices

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — Gay rights activists are stepping up pressure on the organizers of a Vietnamese new year parade in Orange County to allow...

Creating Your Own Holiday Tradition

Candy Spelling | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

It was a big weekend with the Thanksgiving holiday and for the first time I can recall, many of us also celebrated Hanukkah. I love this time of year filled with tradition, gathering together and sharing.

24 Ways to Have the Best 24 Hours Ever in Los Angeles

David Landsel | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel
David Landsel

With just 24 hours and a sense of adventure, you can have one of the best days ever, not only in Los Angeles, but anywhere.

Where Are Filpino American Women in Politics?

Noel Alumit | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Noel Alumit

It is a rarity, it seems, to see Filipino women participate. In Artesia, a small Southern California city of roughly 17,000 residents, a Filipina is trying to make a name for herself.

Halloween Never Really Ends for Brooke Walters, Designer of Haunt Mazes for Knott's Scary Farm

Jim Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jim Hill

For most people on the planet, Halloween will end at the stroke of midnight tonight. Once the witching hour passes and it's then officially November 1, the masks come off, the costumes get packed away and we then turn our attention to all of the other holidays that loom on the calendar. Mind you, I said "most."

The Peace Treaty of Sur 13 Gangs

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 11.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

In the summer of 1993, the Mexican Mafia declared a peace treaty amongst all Mexican-American Sur 13 gangs in southern California. The goal was to end...

The Eternal Conceptual: John Bauer's Practice

Bettina Gilois | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Bettina Gilois

John Bauer grew up immersed in the primal, face to face with the concept of the infinite, as a surfer raised in the beach culture of La Jolla, in Southern California. To hear him describe his experience of the ocean is to glimpse the conceptual existentialism in his work.

Participated in the Malibu Triathlon in Honor of My Blood Donors

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.13.2013 | Good News
Brian Boyle

This past weekend I participated in the Malibu triathlon, which is a race that I've always wanted to do ever since I entered the sport.

Water-energy-air Nexus

Garry Brown | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Garry Brown

Orange County Coastkeeper's focus is water. We educate, advocate, and research in areas surrounding water quality, water supply, and water conservatio...

A Quick Glance at Modern-Day Secret Societies

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 11.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Throughout the history of humanity, many secret societies existed to fight oppression or tyrannical domination, while others formed on subversive platforms and worked against established authorities to pursue objectives and desires.

An Ode To The Drive-In Movie Theater

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 10.30.2013 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

By Christina Rice, Senior Librarian - LAPL Photo Collection One of the last times I went to a drive-in movie theater was in 1982 or 83 for a double...

Red, White, & Waterless

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Indeed, a number of studies show that Lake Mead, the source of water for the Lake, has lost more than half of its volume over the past three decades. So what do we do about this? Traditional Native American rain dances perhaps?

Lightning in a Bottle Festival: What to Eat There, Guide

Brandon Kleinman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Brandon Kleinman

The five-day long event is enough to challenge the limits of even the most seasoned festival-goers, and between rocking out, camping, and partying, we know a solid hangover breakfast or late-night taco binge is key to rallying for another day.

Hot Properties For Cool Summer Stays

Vogue | Posted 08.25.2013 | Travel

Ready for summer, four reborn beach hotels bring seasoned luxury and fresh new style to Southern California, Cape Cod, and South Beach.

Rabble Rousing Optimists: Sinclair and Schrode

Erin Schrode | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Erin Schrode

What happens when a classically trained British architect develops an interest in social, cultural, and humanitarian design? Architecture for Humanity is born.

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EXCLUSIVE: Disney In Search Of The Next Selena Gomez | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.06.2013 | Latino Voices

Disney is looking for the next Selena Gomez -- and it's starting in Southern California. In an exclusive statement to HuffPost, the company announ...

Dunkin' Donuts Poised For Major Expansion

Posted 01.16.2013 | Home

Dunkin' Donuts has announced plans to expand to Southern California -- specifically in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Ventura and ...

A Winter Getaway for Every Mood and Budget | Posted 03.09.2013 | San Francisco

Sure, we've got it pretty good on the left coast. No two-degree days or sludgy puddles... But that doesn't make that morning frost on our windshields any less maddening, and, hey, sometimes we wanna throw a snowball or two.

PHOTOS: Fun Attractions Off The 405 Freeway

Posted 12.04.2012 | Travel

The 405 can be as monstrous as any CGI creature. As one of America's busiest roads, it offers drivers a steady diet of bumper to bumper frustration co...

One Ring

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Lawrence D. Elliott

The story of what happened the night the family returned home from the hospital after Grandpa Joe's death is quite amazing.

Three California Beach Hotels For Any Budget

George Hobica | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Not that the Mandalay Beach is the last word in good value on the California beach.

L.A. Has a Dog in the Valley's Congressional Hunt

Rob Asghar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Rob Asghar

The race between Rep. Howard Berman and Rep. Brad Sherman for the newly configured 30th congressional district, in the San Fernando Valley, is a demonstration of raw human tribalism and our eager propensity to fight over most everything.

Fall On California's Coast

iLoveInns | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel

New England may be the epicenter of fall travel, but California can also get very colorful.

Stanford Stunner

AP | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ | Posted 11.15.2012 | Sports

STANFORD, Calif. -- Even without Andrew Luck, Stanford still had every answer for Matt Barkley and Southern California. Josh Nunes threw a go-ahead 3...

Public School Teacher Reveals Night Job As Sex Dominatrix

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 09.06.2012 | Education

A California public school teacher has recently revealed her double life as a sex dominatrix in her new book. Darlene has been a school teacher at...