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"It's Chloe Time"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.09.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima I live in a different time zone than everybody else -- right now it is 8:49 a.m., Eastern time, 5:49 on the West Coast and 12:27 on M...

The Normalization Of Legalization

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America is in the midst of a dramatic shift in public opinion, one which began at least a decade ago and shows no signs of reversing any time soon. The concept of fully legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use must now actually be considered the mainstream opinion in America.

Inauguration Of 4 Day Festival In Los Angeles Celebrates Trans Community Through Film And Beauty; Sparks Interest From City Officials And Celebrities

Alexa Corazón | Posted 10.26.2016 | Los Angeles
Alexa Corazón

An eclectic selection of the best new shorts along with rare gems that reflect the trans experience through film are expected to be showcased in the city of West Hollywood.

Inauguration of 4 day Festival In Los Angeles Celebrates Trans Community Through Film and Beauty; Sparks Interest From City Officials and Celebrities

Alexa Corazón | Posted 10.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexa Corazón

October 20th 2016 marks the official induction of the 1st Annual Trans Nation Festival, co-hosted by Amazon Prime. This 4 day celebration runs October...

The Art And Science Of Why You Live Where You Live

Loren-Paul Caplin | Posted 09.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Loren-Paul Caplin

The chatter in your head may be the real reason you live where you live. When I first moved from Los Angeles to New York City a few decades ago, I ha...

A West Coast Burrito Tour: Try the 6 Original Burrito Styles at These Restaurants

Menuism | Posted 08.23.2016 | Taste
Menuism

by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog photo: Wally Gobetz/Flickr Who doesn't love burritos? From poor college students to CEOs on ...

Street Performing Up The West Coast

Meghan McDonald | Posted 08.10.2016 | Arts
Meghan McDonald

By far, the longest (and most eventful) leg of my Busk Across America trip was street performing up the West Coast through California, Oregon and Washington.

5 West Coast Music Festivals That Go Beyond The Music

Todd VanDuzer | Posted 05.09.2016 | Entertainment
Todd VanDuzer

With conscious festivals popping up all over, it can be hard to know where to spend your hard-earned cash. Should you be on a tug-of-war team with som...

10 Things I Love About Living In Vancouver

Alicia Haque | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Alicia Haque

Having lived here for over a year, I'm still as head over heels as I was when we first arrived. I won't pretend that Vancouver's the cheapest place to live -- the affordability aspect is something I often question. But this ocean-wrapped city offers a melange of urban living, outdoor activities, beautiful views, and glitz and glam that you won't find elsewhere.

5 West Coast Startups That Are Doing Big Things

AJ Agrawal | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
AJ Agrawal

The West Coast is the home of Silicon Valley and is where many hot startups get their start. It's also where many startups waste a lot of money on uns...

King of Rap: The Notorious B.I.G. [EXPLICIT]

Kelly Newsome | Posted 04.28.2016 | Entertainment
Kelly Newsome

A Tribute to Big Poppa, The King of Rap 1972--1997 "Stay far from timid Only make moves when your heart's in it And live the phrase sky's the ...

CookBook & Evidence Release Collaborative EP, A Whole New Cook

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.18.2017 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

In many cases, rap and hip hop have vastly degraded, featuring lazy instrumentals and uninspired lyrics. Though many have succumbed to the monotony of...

Tradition: It's What We Do

Angela Schonberg | Posted 01.08.2017 | Good News
Angela Schonberg

Traditions are as diverse from one country to another as they are from family to family but the commonality of them all intersecting has a way of connecting us.

What Introverts Love About San Diego

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com The Pacific Ocean is anything but pacified. The Pacific always wants something: sailors, surfers, lovers, ...

8 Things the East Coast Doesn't Understand About the West Coast

Thrillist | Posted 11.10.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Daisy Barringer Credit: Flickr/Adam Baker (edited) Whether they've been here or not, East Coasters tend to have pretty strong opinions about wh...

Love & Hip Hop Hollywood: The Miles Effect

Kelsey Minor | Posted 09.15.2016 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

There was some chatter on the blogs about two gay cast members joining the cast of Love and Hip Hop all summer long but it wasn't until the premiere and that kiss between Miles and Milan that viewers knew for sure that the season was going to be like no other season, moreover, no other franchise of Love and Hip Hop

Radiation in the Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

The warming of the ocean surely has an impact on changing growth patterns of marine plants and animals, just as the changing pH or acidity of the ocean has been shown to modify habitat and migrations. But what else?

New Artist Reviews: no:carrier

Morena Duwe | Posted 08.27.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Hailing from Germany but transplanted to San Francisco, songwriter and producer Chris Wirsig of the electro-noir-pop duo no:carrier, depicts a more obscure vision of California.

Drought-Ravaged West Erupts In Dangerous Wildfires

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green

A hand crew member starts a backfire along Baldy Mesa Road late Friday, July 17, 2015, as the North Fire continues to burn near Interstate 15 in the C...

Leaving New York Essay™

Ramona Emerson | Posted 07.16.2016 | New York
Ramona Emerson

As much as Sex and The City wanted us to think it, New York isn't your boyfriend. And since it isn't your dumb boyfriend, it's free to be perfect -- and New York is perfect. I recently had two West Coasters say things like, "New York is great, but all people do there is sit in bars and talk." Can you imagine anything better?

An American Road Trip Off the Beaten Path

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 06.21.2016 | Travel
Bibbi Abruzzini

"Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road." ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road. I woke up in a hotel room in Las Vegas, the su...

From Rain to Riches?

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

We've dealt with this unwanted houseguest for nearly four months, and still it lingers in dirty patches. Even when it seems like the snow is ready to leave, like the river might mobilize again, it changes its mind and sits back down.

Sweet Ophelia: An Interview With Musician Zella Day

Logan Lynn | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Logan Lynn

If you aren't already listening to Zella Day, now is the moment to do yourself a favor and make things right in your world by putting on headphones and diving in. You can thank me later.

Coming Home, Whatever That Means

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 03.29.2015 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

Home may be temporary and it may be common, but it is also important. This feeling of belonging in a world with so many circles. Not knowing where my next home will be, I can only relish the time I have left in this one. Last one, best one.

It's Unusually Chilly On The West Coast

Reuters | Steve Gorman & Mark Guarino | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green

(Reuters) - An Arctic air mass over the Great Plains gripped much of the country in below-normal temperatures on Tuesday and ushered in winter storm w...