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California Dreaming at Paul Loya Gallery, Los Angeles

Annabel Osberg | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

"California Dreaming" at Paul Loya Gallery, is as refreshing as its title and the swimming pool pictured on its postcard seem to imply.

On The Menu: 7 Questions For Chef Vic Casanova

Lesley Nagy | Posted 07.31.2014 | Taste
Lesley Nagy

We spoke to Chef Casanova to find out about his dining philosophy, family life, new restaurant projects and more.

Can LA's Communities Bank on Antonio Villaraigosa?

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

As mayor and Assembly speaker, Villaraigosa had considerable success forging compromises in the midst of controversies. So far, however, he's been invisible on this issue.

How Big Data Can Fight Climate Change in Los Angeles

Jorge Madrid | Posted 07.30.2014 | Los Angeles
Jorge Madrid

This set of visual tools can help overcome language, technical, and literacy barriers and bring all affected parties to the table to tackle difficult policy challenges.

6 Ideas for Your August Weekend

Sarah Bowman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

The weekend delivered for LA families -- music outside, parties in an art museum and more!

10 Cities Worldwide That Are Working To Win Their Wars Against Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact

Homelessness has no quick fix. The uphill battle of finding homes for marginalized people (especially during a time of slow economic recovery and ...

California Death Penalty Ruling Is a Bellwether for the Nation

David A. Love | Posted 07.30.2014 | Crime
David A. Love

Last year, executions in the U.S. dipped to a 20-year low. Jones v Chappell only further erodes confidence in the criminal justice system, as America travels down the path to death penalty abolition.

Can a Portrait Look Back?

LuxEco Living | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts
LuxEco Living

The portrait genre was born out of a primal urge of conquering the biggest obstacle of life -- namely death.

Deadly Lightning Storm That Struck 14 People 'Impossible' to Predict, Experts Say

AP | JOHN ROGERS and MATT HAMILTON | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predic...

Largest Coal-Fired Plant In Western U.S. Set To Close By 2044

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a pr...

L.A. Mayor Accepts Michelle Obama's Challenge To End Veteran Homelessness By 2016

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact

Los Angeles is the latest major U.S. city to set a bold goal regarding veteran homelessness: It wants to end it within the next two years. Mayor E...

Lightning Strikes 14 People In California

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina...

Celebrating Women of the Post-War Era Through Photographs

Christina Rice | Posted 07.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Christina Rice

The accomplishments of these women have largely been buried in file cabinets for decades, but are now being resurrected through our efforts to digitize the Valley Times collection. This month, a new Central Library exhibit was unveiled highlighting the remarkable women of the Valley Times.

Hideaway With Kiesza

Patricia Rust | Posted 07.25.2014 | Entertainment
Patricia Rust

It's wonderful to watch a really great young woman with talent oozing out of her have it recognized and discovered by the public.

A Network Dedicated to Ending Gun Violence in Our Communities

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 07.24.2014 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

It is time we work together to solve this pervasive national problem, and develop ways every city in our country can effectively combat gun violence.

Daughtry and Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour: Rock Rolls at the Greek Theatre

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

In 1986, Chris Daughtry was seven-years-old when John Rzeznik and Robby Takac were releasing their first album as the Goo Goo Dolls; yet here he and his band were, co-headlining with the Goo Goo Dolls on a warm summer's night at Los Angeles' Griffith Park's outdoor venue, Nederlander's Greek Theatre.

The Camera's Secrets: Ricardo Valverde's Visionary Images

Max Benavidez | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts
Max Benavidez

Was this an intentional early assessment by the artist of the visual vocabulary of photography -- that a photograph or the act of photographing can literally sear your vision?

Koreatown: El Basurero

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I know the city's broke and all and that our new Mayor is doing what he can to fix things. So here's something that shouldn't be that hard to fix. Pick up the trash.

For the Love of Classroom Tech

Todd Felderstein | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Todd Felderstein

As today's science affects our lifestyles exponentially, many districts now have line items in their budgets that reflect the changing landscape of high-tech learning. Is it justified? Will students continue to learn using yesterday's methods in preparation for a wireless, paperless future? Can they?

Ringling Brothers vs Animal Activists (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

Elephants perform at the Ringling Bros circus, July 15, 2014 "Ladies and gentlemen... boys and girls... children of all ages...." There is no phrase...

Ladies, You Must 'Doubt Your Doubts'

Crystal Ung | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Crystal Ung

The next time you're faced with a tough decision think critically, but also consider what your gut is saying. As you get older and acquire more life experience, you begin to realize the importance of the broader picture. How will the decisions you make affect your mind, body and spirit?

Annual Los Angeles Immigrant's Mass Highlights Unaccompanied Children

Los Angeles Times | Kate Linthicum | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion

During Sunday Mass at a sunlit cathedral in downtown Los Angeles, a 22-year-old woman stepped timidly to a podium and began her story. "My name is ...

Once Tour at Pantages: The Dreamer, The Muse, The Music

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

Perhaps Once will remind Broadway producers that you don't have to spend $400 million on a production to bring in audiences and win acclaim.

City Rules Lure, Push Away Food Truck Flavors

Hilary Gowins | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Hilary Gowins

Politicians across the country who have embraced heavy restrictions on who can serve food where should look West and take notice of Los Angeles' dual brick-and-mortar and mobile restaurant landscape.

Bicyclist Dies In Macabre Accident, Run Down By a Car on the Sidewalk

Linda Milazzo | Posted 07.19.2014 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Whether it be Gaza, the sky, or a peaceful sidewalk in Los Angeles, all we have is our life. Those who take the lives of others, take away the universe. No one has that right.