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A Proposition To Educate The Whole Child

Candy Spelling | Posted 10.25.2012 | Impact
Candy Spelling

On Election day Propositions 30, 38 and 39 will decide the future of LA's BEST and after-school programs all over the state of California.

Bullies and "The Diamond in the Dust"

Lisa Novick | Posted 07.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

L.A.'s BEST after-school program is all about enriching the lives of students and their communities, and the ripples of this remarkable program recently spread to a challenging project in MacArthur Park known as "The Diamond in the Dust."

LA's Best Doughnuts: Gastronomy Blogger Cathy Chaplin's Top 5

| Lien Ta | Posted 08.03.2011 | Los Angeles

No other food blogger in LA talks about doughnuts more than Cathy Chaplin. She founded GastronomyBlog.com in 2006, and while it's a well-known resourc...

PHOTOS: LA's Cleanest And Dirtiest Beaches

Posted 07.26.2011 | Los Angeles

According to Heal the Bay's annual Beach Report Card, LA county's beach monitoring programs remain robust and almost unaffected by state budget cuts. ...

A Pat on the Back That Will Last a Lifetime

Rhea Perlman | Posted 07.17.2011 | Impact
Rhea Perlman

This week I got to hang out at the airport to see off a bunch of hugely excited kids leaving on a trip to London. It's rare that young children are so majorly rewarded for their academic and personal achievements.

Worth the Splurge?: LA's Most Expensive Dishes

| Lien Ta | Posted 07.09.2011 | Los Angeles

To folks that eat simply to sate hunger -- and do not take pleasure from gastro-intake -- you will not understand the high-priced dishes to follow. Bu...

Five Guys Debuts In Culver City:: Can It Beat In-N-Out?

The Huffington Post | Lien Ta | Posted 07.06.2011 | Los Angeles

News of a Five Guys opening in Los Angeles stirred a melee of feelings among Angelenos: intrigue, suspicion, hunger. But for In-N-Out diehards, imagin...

L.A. Date Night: 3 Reasons Why Thai Town Is Titillating

| Lien Ta | Posted 07.06.2011 | Los Angeles

Jitlada has seen us on plenty of L.A. Date Nights. Can we not spice things up (we are in Thai Town, after all)? The Hollywood Thailand Plaza is set up...

Your L.A. Weekend: Eat, Then Dance

The Huffington Post | Katherine Spiers | Posted 07.06.2011 | Los Angeles

There's a lot of eating to be done this weekend, but there are plenty of chances to burn off the calories, too. Here's what's going on in Los Angeles ...

Tequila & Tacos For Cinco De Mayo

| Katherine Spiers | Posted 07.05.2011 | Los Angeles

No one ever said Cinco de Mayo was an honest, authentic expression of Mexican heritage. Well, maybe they did, but they were wrong. Much like St. Patri...

PHOTOS: Cool Down At LA's Hottest Pools

| Katie Bain | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles

A hot summer can be a real bummer when temperatures are high and you have nowhere to swim. Lucky for the pool-less, Los Angeles hotels are veritable o...

5 Tequila Drinks (That Aren't Margaritas) For Cinco De Mayo

| Lien Ta | Posted 07.03.2011 | Los Angeles

May 5th -- otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo -- is creeping up. L.A.'s sheep will follow one another from Mexican restaurant to Mexican bar to other Me...

Meet Los Angeles' Most Controversial Food Blogger

| Lien Ta | Posted 07.03.2011 | Los Angeles

SinoSoul.com is a food blog where you might find the word "deplorable" describing the burger "ball of beef" at well-respected L.A. restaurants such as...

The Weirdest Fries In Los Angeles

| Lien Ta | Posted 07.02.2011 | Los Angeles

It's hard not to envy the Angeleno appetite -- believe it or not, macrobiotic diets just aren't as popular as the burgers-and-fries regimen here! Furt...

Top Heavy-Hitters In The Hollywood Club Scene

| Katie Bain | Posted 06.29.2011 | Los Angeles

Although many stars populate the galaxy that is the Hollywood club scene, there are an elite that populate the center of this nightlife microcosm. Los...

The Best Blooms For Mom On Mother's Day

| Katie Bain | Posted 06.28.2011 | Los Angeles

Despite its concrete exterior, Los Angeles is a veritable garden of florists and other sundry flower options. Find an exotic assortment of Mother's Da...

5 Fun Things To Do With Mom On Mother's Day

| Katie Bain | Posted 06.28.2011 | Los Angeles

On May 8, there is something for every kind of mother happening in Los Angeles, so if brunch is feeling a bit played out this Mother's Day, treat your...

Where To Take Mom For Mother's Day Brunch

| Katherine Spiers | Posted 06.28.2011 | Los Angeles

Taking Mom to brunch on Mother's Day is a classic choice, and most restaurants are waiting for families with open arms on this busy day. But don't go ...

PHOTOS: LA's Most Romantic Outdoor Dining Spots

| Lien Ta | Posted 06.26.2011 | Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, we enjoy year-round near-perfect weather -- it would be ludicrous not to sit outside and eat. From Silver Lake to Venice Beach, Angele...

The Best of L.A. in Action

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Candy Spelling

Despite our state's projected multi-billion-dollar deficit, the after school program LA's Best not only survives, but thrives.

Who's Doing Good? Michaela Pereira And LA's BEST

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Causecast works with over 50 of our nation's most active and innovative nonprofits, and we thought it was about time that we started highlighting some...