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Planting Roots in the Homes of Others: Couch-Surfing in LA

Michele Bigley | Posted 04.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Michele Bigley

As a traveler, I am calling this an adventure -- a truth because being without a home with two young children is nothing short of an adventure.

Superba Food and Bread Is More Than a Lunchtime Treat

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Te-Erika Patterson

Whoa. There is a lot going on in here. The kitchen is behind glass walls, blending the activity going on in the kitchen with the bustling flavor of the dining room.

L.A.Drivers: Slow the Eff Down!

Jack Skelley | Posted 04.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Starting on September 16, of this year, California drivers must keep their cars at least three feet away from bikes they pass on the street. The law is bound to increase the friction between bikes and cars.

We Can't Talk About Creating Middle Class Jobs Without Talking About 'The Industry'

Patric Verrone | Posted 04.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Patric Verrone

The old adage is, "Everybody has two businesses: their own and show business." If we don't pay better attention to the middle-class jobs generated by the entertainment industry, Los Angeles will be down to only one business.

Wild Pizzas: Interview With Jonpaul Douglass

Global Yodel | Posted 04.16.2014 | Taste
Global Yodel

Jonpaul Douglass knew everyone liked pizza, but he had no idea his hilarious Pizza in the Wild series would become this popular. The photos of strateg...

Letters to Live By

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

If you ever run into Big Sleeps on the mean streets of Los Angeles, you might be somewhat intimidated. He specializes in regional cholo lettering, a Los Angeles nativist tradition with its roots in gang culture dating back to the 1940s.

A Conversation with Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin

John Seed | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts
John Seed

In order to fully understand and appreciate Rubin's recent work, I recently asked her to tell me about her background, the long path of her career, and her recent interest in aerial views.

As Mad Men's Ending Begins, So Does a Shift to Shangri-LA

William Bradley | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

While Don considers his future, with one foot in New York and the other in California, and neither on especially solid ground, another New Yorker has made a fast adjustment to the California lifestyle.

What Soccer Star Landon Donovan Can Teach Guys About The Grooming Game

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 04.15.2014 | Style

How do you compete with a guy who's been to the Olympics, plays for the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team AND knows some clutch skincare tips? You don't....

Stephen B. Steward Unleashes a "Whole Heart" in Debut Album

Ernest Owens | Posted 04.14.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

It took 53 years for Smithville, Mississippi native Stephen B. Steward to know when he hit "the right time." While many men his age are looking for...

The Nissan 370Z Roadster Fits L.A.'s Cool Vibe

Rita Cook | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Rita Cook

It's always warm in Los Angeles. So it should come as no surprise that recently I packed my bags and headed to the West Coast where I lived for 10 yea...

Timothy Robert Smith: 'Kaleidoscopic Realism' at Copro Gallery

John Seed | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
John Seed

"My painting process is something I develop as I go; an intuitive map, sometimes unknown to my consciousness. I mostly feel what I am trying to say, but I can't quite think or imagine it until it becomes real. Every finished painting is a surprise revelation to me."

Why Doing a Google Search Can Be So Damaging

Kelley Raleigh | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Kelley Raleigh

Have you ever Googled yourself and clicked on the images tab? What if you google something you like or want to know more about, click on the images ta...

REPORT: NFL Star Arrested At LAX

TMZ | Posted 04.13.2014 | Sports

San Francisco 49ers superstar Aldon Smith was just arrested at LAX after allegedly yelling "bomb" in the airport terminal ... TMZ Sports has learned....

Moezart: The Bogeyman of Graffiti

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 04.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

If you were around the underground graffiti scene in L.A. during the late 80s and throughout the 90s, you might remember the name Moezart from KWS, (Kings with Style).

What Does It Mean to Be 'So LA?'

Abby Draper | Posted 04.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Abby Draper

I have not even lived here 1,000 days, and I somehow believe I have the right to complain about people visiting LA. But, for real, they're the worst. Like, get out of line if you don't know what you want to order at Intelligentsia, which you're not pronouncing correctly. Thanks.

Life-Changing Story Tools

Jen Grisanti | Posted 04.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

You've heard of the phrase "Art imitates life." Now, I want you to think about "Life imitates art." Understanding these three story tools will help you to change the story of your life:

New Survey Can Help Us Demand Change

Areva Martin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
Areva Martin

You, too, can use a personal situation to change an entire system.

Dr. Kevorkian, aka Dr. Death's Art on Display

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
Irene Rubaum-Keller

At the gallery are portraits of his parents, some pop-art related to music and politics, and the most intriguing paintings are of people in various stages of death, dying or diseased.

Where to Recover After Coachella

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Sure, it's buckets of fun, but three days of music from noon to well beyond midnight with some 90,000 people in the blistering desert sun accompanied with oodles of booze, well, it takes its toll -- so here are six spectacularly serene spots to recoup after the marathon is over.

Why Mike Trout Made a Big Mistake in Taking a $144.5 Million Contract From the Angels

Dave Kreissman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Teen
Dave Kreissman

Well, the New Jersey native just signed a deal through 2020 worth $144.5 million. And I believe that this could be the greatest financial mistake of his life.

LA's Little Tokyo Aims to Become the Country's First 'Cultural Ecodistrict'

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Change will occur in Little Tokyo: the question is whether that change can be managed so that it inures to the benefit of Asian-American residents, institutions and businesses, and whether it will be environmentally sustainable.

Meningitis Outbreak Rattles L.A.'s Gay Community

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of ...

Giants Offense Backs Bumgarner for Win

Malaika Bobino | Posted 04.06.2014 | Sports
Malaika Bobino

Countless mistakes held in the first frame led to a Giants lead that was unattainable yesterday. Today the bats stayed 'hot' for San Francisco as they pulled away in the fifth for the 7-2 victory over the Dodgers.

The Getty Black Book

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Several graffiti writers were approached and given an opportunity to go to the Getty Research Institute and examine the rare manuscripts, and to grant them the opportunity to be a part of the entire process, from birth to execution.