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Isn't it funny when you totally agree with somebody, but for totally different reasons? The D.C. based American Tort Reform Association released a report on Tuesday designating California as the nation's leading "Judicial Hellholes," and cited Los Angeles for being its hell-raising center.
The lesson to our urban planners and politicians is obvious: figure out where supply equals demand, and charge the appropriate price for the privilege to park a car on public streets. People will pay it.
DIANE ARBUS Two ladies at the automat, N.Y.C. 1966 © The Estate of Diane Arbus I am not cruel, only truthful--- The eye of a little god, four-cornered. Mirror, Sylvia Plath Diane Arbus famously brought a dispassionate...
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New Year's Eve,
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Sea Of Dreams,
Music fans all over the country will be toasting to 2014 with some live music this year -- and whether you're looking to rave or prefer something a little mellower, there are plenty of great shows to choose from.
California has led the way on an issue that touches every one of us. We know from this experience that giving families the time to care is not only the right thing to do, it's the right thing to do for our economy.
Most people say they find open relationships unappealing or even ethically wrong. Why is it that an open relationship, in which two consenting parties have agreed to have multiple partners, is less accepted by society than pervasive cheating?
None of us is entitled to the "perfect" partner. We just don't come out of the box in a manner that allows us to fit seamlessly into the lives of another. But we are creatures who can learn and adapt and, as such, we are capable of making choices about how we'd like to live.
The Bureau reports that the largest gain in women's participation in the workforce happened between 1970 and 1980 and has since slowed down, averaging an increase of only 0.4 percentage points between 2000 and 2006-2010.
Los Angeles has a long way to go before catching the worldwide bike boom. In L.A.'s atomized political realm, one city council district may be ahead of the curve, while another is hitting the brakes.
At their best, our classic yuletide anthems always seem to find that impossible balance between timelessness and nostalgia. But can we continue loving songs that consist largely of bubblegum, Biebers and "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer"?
Los Angeles has been experiencing an uncharacteristic cold snap. The temperature in my canyon has dropped precipitously into the 30s at night. (It actually happens every year and every year we insist on calling the idea of cold temperatures in the winter 'uncharacteristic.' It's an L.A. thing.)
In public, Apple's rivals in the smartphone market have tried to downplay the technological advances Apple introduced in the iPhone 5s. But it turns out that one breakthrough -- Apple's speedy, 64-bit A7 microprocessor -- has set off a panic inside its competitors.
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With a deft and charming manner, she dazzled us all with an engaging hands-on demonstration complete with running commentary. She crushed grapes and mixed them with sherry vinegar and saba, a rich Sardinian condiment based on unfermented grape must.
Developing and producing new musicals in San Francisco, as in many cities outside of New York, does not often happen without the support of the New York City theater scene.
Familiar lines alone don't re-create the magical, morality-driven adventure that Charles Dickens published in 1843, and left to the ages. That narrative flickers between bright and bleak aspects of human experience, both personal and social.
With the holidays almost here, Cindi Leive, Mika Brzezinski and I have decided that there is no better time to unplug, recharge and renew ourselves in time for the new year. And what better way to do that than by unplugging and disconnecting from all our devices? Big Data, unfettered information, the ability to be in constant contact and our growing reliance on technology are all conspiring to create a noisy traffic jam between us and our place of insight and peace. So Cindi, Mika and I agreed we needed to go beyond our usual, day-to-day vows to take time away from our devices. We wanted to do something bigger. From Monday, Dec. 23, through Sunday, Dec. 29, we'll be taking time away from TV, social media and email -- and we hope you'll join us.
If a half-dozen volunteers can keep a page with more than 4 million users from being a microphone for the antiscientific, is it too much to ask for newspapers to police their own editorial pages as proficiently?
The famous bond that develops between performers and their audience is often palpable. Yet, as much as they might love to be onstage, many a performer has made it clear that the reason they pursue an active private life is because "you can't take an audience home with you after the show."
Do we really believe that a young teenager from an inner city or from a rural area who had a rough upbringing would receive time at a treatment facility if he/she killed four people after driving drunk? I don't think so, and neither do the majority of us.
Homelessness San Francisco,
We need a new level of philanthropic and civic engagement which could be led by great minds of Silicon Valley -- a movement that leads to stronger, more innovative and strategic solutions to the social challenges we face.