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Nicole Larson

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California Summer Festivals: Music, Food & The Great Outdoors

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2011 | 12:02 PM

Take advantage of this beautiful weather and spend some time outside at one of California's many outdoor summer festivals. We've rounded up a list of events happening throughout the state in June and July that focus on food, wine, and music. Check out the slideshow to see which fests you...

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Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie At 'Tree Of Life' LA Premiere

(56) Comments | Posted May 25, 2011 | 2:41 PM

It was a family affair last night at the Los Angeles premiere of "Tree of Life." Though Brad and Angelina didn't bring their brood to the screening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, it was clear that family was on both of their minds. Brad spoke with reporters...

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LAB ART Los Angeles Previews The Largest Collection Of Street Art To Date

(2) Comments | Posted May 13, 2011 | 3:21 PM

Where does Street Art fit into the contemporary art world? LAB ART Los Angeles aims to secure the genre's place as a serious movement by giving it a permanent spot in the cultural cache when it opens its doors to the public May 13.

Thursday evening, members of the art...

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Los Angeles Animal Rescue Of The Week: New Leash On Life

(17) Comments | Posted May 10, 2011 | 11:58 AM

Bobby Dorafshar, founder of New Leash on Life, began volunteering for the Department of Animal Regulation in 1994. Realizing that he could help more animals by increasing general public awareness about shelters and rescue programs, Dorafshar developed and coordinated mobile pet adoptions throughout the city and was able...

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Burger Week In LA: Ten Burgers That Don't Focus Only On Beef

(33) Comments | Posted May 9, 2011 | 2:22 PM

If you're a carnivorous, burger-loving Angeleno, chances are you've already debated with your friends about where to go for the best beef burger in town. Names like Father's Office, Rustic Canyon or Umami have inevitably crossed your lips at least once, and you may even be salivating right now as...

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Los Angeles Animal Rescue Of The Week: Dogs Without Borders

(14) Comments | Posted May 6, 2011 | 2:49 PM

Galit Reuben was discontent fostering just one dog at a time at another animal rescue when she decided to found Dogs Without Borders in 2006. "I needed to help a whole fleet of them!" she says, looking back.

Since its inception, Dogs Without Borders has, as the...

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Chrysalis CEO Mark Loranger Tells Us About Angelenos Helping Each Other Out Of Unemployment

(2) Comments | Posted May 3, 2011 | 7:19 PM

According to the California Employment Development Department, the state's current unemployment rate is around 12%. One organization, Chrysalis, is fighting to decrease that percentage around the city of Los Angeles. Recent college graduate John Dillon initially founded Chrysalis in 1984 as a food and clothing distribution center on...

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California Wildlife Center: Rescuing and Rehabilitating LA's Wild Animals

(21) Comments | Posted May 3, 2011 | 12:16 PM

Each week, Huffington Post LA highlights a local animal rescue organization in the hopes that some lucky reader will find the perfect pet to bring home. This week, we've decided to highlight the California Wildlife Center, an LA-based organization thta rescues and rehabilitates neglected and injured wild animals...

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California Outdoor Festivals In May: A Round Up

(1) Comments | Posted April 27, 2011 | 5:20 PM

Spring is in full swing and there’s plenty of reasons to get outside in the month of May. We’ve rounded up a list of outdoor festivals in California (and one that we couldn’t resist in Washington) that feature food, drinks, and music. Whether you drive down the street, up the...

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MADE By DWC Opens, Benefits Downtown Women's Center

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2011 | 5:17 PM

Who: Shoppers looking for handmade, locally crafted items who want to help fight poverty and homelessness in LA
What: MADE by DWC is a new boutique opening in downtown LA that will offer unique gifts, handmade products, and tea and coffee. It's got a cozy, eclectic vibe,...

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Richard Landry-Designed Beverly Hills Mansion For $5.499 Million

(16) Comments | Posted April 26, 2011 | 11:55 AM

This five bedroom, seven bathroom Beverly Hills Estate has just come on the market with a listing price of $5.499 million. The 9,000 square foot Italian Mediterranean villa was designed by architect Richard Landry in 2000. Landry's firm, Landry Design Group, has been commissioned by such notable names...

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Los Angeles Animal Rescue Of The Week: Perfect Pet Rescue

(22) Comments | Posted April 20, 2011 | 11:44 AM

Perfect Pet Rescue founder Nancy Sarnoff first began volunteering rescue coordinator for an organization in the San Fernando Valley about 18 years ago. Two years later, Sarnoff headed to West Los Angeles Shelter, where, as a volunteer, she became convinced there had to be more that people could...

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LACMA's Collectors Committee Gala Votes On Permanent Collection

(1) Comments | Posted April 19, 2011 | 4:36 PM

Like Dancing with the Stars for the art world, it had popular appeal, artistic merit, drama, and plenty of intrigue -- it was LACMA's Collectors Committee Weekend. The museum's 26th annual fundraiser brought Los Angeles patrons of the arts together to acquire pieces of artwork for the museum's permanent collection....

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Coachella 2011 Style Guide: The Good, The Bad, And The Very, Very Hip

(52) Comments | Posted April 18, 2011 | 3:33 PM

Thousands flocked to the desert and braved the heat this weekend at Coachella, and the musical performances weren't the only sights to behold: hipsters and hippies delivered once again with their eclectic style choices. To keep your finger on the fashion pulse, we'll break down the most prevalent trends at...

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Eggs Benedict Day In Los Angeles

(18) Comments | Posted April 15, 2011 | 11:55 AM

It's National Eggs Benedict Day on Saturday, April 16. To properly honor this prestigious, egg-tastic holiday, we've picked our top ten favorite places to enjoy the classic breakfast dish. Check out the list to see which places you haven't tried, which are closest to you, or if your personal favorite...

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Los Angeles Animal Rescue Of The Week: Kris Kelly Foundation

(18) Comments | Posted April 13, 2011 | 11:52 AM

Foundation founder Kris Kelly says, "I rescue animals, but really they have rescued me." After growing up in Connecticut and moving west, Kris began volunteering at the Amanda Foundation and Lange Foundation, two LA-based animal shelters. Seeing how many abused and neglected animals came through both...

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Patina Restaurant's Tony Esnault Gives Back To Local Teens With Chef's Apprentice Program This Month

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2011 | 2:23 PM

Patina Restaurant has partnered up with A Place Called Home (APCH), a safe haven for
at-risk youth, and Santee Education Complex High School to create a new Chef's Apprentice program beginning April 12. Patina and A Place Called Home designed the program in order to...

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Howard Schultz Talks To Los Angeles Entrepreneurs About Starbucks, His New Book, And The American Dream

(7) Comments | Posted April 7, 2011 | 4:21 PM

On Tuesday evening, members of the Entrepreneurs' Organization's LA chapter gathered to honor Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel. In town to promote his new book, "Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul," Schultz sat down for...

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Los Angeles Animal Rescue Of The Week: K9 Connection

(8) Comments | Posted April 5, 2011 | 12:01 PM

K9 Connection is an LA-based animal rescue program that helps both animals and young members of the local community. Katherine Beattie and Pat Sinclair founded the program in 2004 after meeting as volunteers for another humane education program. Inspired by the bond they saw between at-risk youth and...

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Xtreme Desserts Opens In Studio City

(21) Comments | Posted April 4, 2011 | 4:06 PM

It's time for LA to experience a new dessert craze: the cookie sandwich. Xtreme Desserts opened just a few weeks ago in Studio City, bringing unique flavors and guilty pleasures to Angelenos with a sweet tooth. The bakery specializes in the cookie sandwich, though it makes other sweets--like...

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