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The Other MacArthur Park (VIDEO)

CyberFrequencies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
CyberFrequencies

In response to what she sees as a general misperception of MacArthur Park, (and the recent The Entryway scuttlebutt), a longtime resident gives a short video tour of another MacArthur Park

The Location Scout

Charles Russell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Russell

Do you know what it feels like to have a location scout come to your house? Well, the house I grew up in has it's own agent. No joke!

City Council To Vote On LAPD Hiring Freeze

latimes.com | David Zahniser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Worried about the city's ability to get through the rest of the fiscal year, a Los Angeles City Council committee recommended Monday that the Los Ange...

Anatomy of an Affair: My Love Affair With My Convertible

Jodi Lampert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jodi Lampert

I got my first convertible when I turned forty. It was purple, a Chrysler Sebring. It was also a vague kind of purple inside (though people who didn...

LAX to JFK -- Who to Choose?

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Terry Gardner

For the last few years, several actors and other frequent travelers have told me that when it comes to flights between LA and Manhattan, they choose between two carriers: JetBlue Airways or Virgin America Airlines.

Gov 1.0 and Powerful Happenings

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

We need more "Camp Karen" types of activities in all of our civic spaces. In bringing dignity back to politics, we all grow as a people.

Why Should You Care About Bad Air?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In past years, as many as 4 percent of all deaths in the United States were attributable at least in part to air pollution. What's a living organism to do? We can't stop breathing.

Congratulations LAVITA Graduates!

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Today we took a monumental step forward in our efforts to fight gang violence. I was proud to join Chief Charlie Beck, Sheriff Lee Baca, and staff mem...

Whitman and Fiorina's Big Primary Wins Carry Seeds of Self-Destruction

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Whitman rejected Brown's call for town hall debates on the illogical grounds that she has a plan and he doesn't. Huh? If I had a plan and my opponent didn't, I'd love to debate him. Who wouldn't?

Byu-ti for the Planet -- A Sustainable Soiree for Global Green

Julie Spira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Julie Spira

The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is around the corner on April 23, 2010. Natasha Sunshine, owner of Byu-ti Salon got an early start and threw a soiree on April 11 to benefit Global Green, USA.

The Best Bands in the US(LA): Restavrant

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

Whenever I hear or see Restavrant the same thing always goes through my head: if the White Stripes can be one of the biggest bands in the world, these guys certainly deserve to make a living playing music.

The Bachelorette Week 3 Recap: Wherein Ali Cozies Up to Anything on 2 (or 1) Legs

Tasha Gordon-Solmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tasha Gordon-Solmon

This week, front runner Roberto had a one-on-one, Justin set out to prove the true nature of his intentions (which still remain completely ambiguous) ...

Schwarzenegger: More States Should Open Primaries

AP | SAMANTHA YOUNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger commended California voters Wednesday for dumping the state's partisan primary system and predicted fed...

Senator Boxer, 30/10 and Transit-Oriented Development in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Senator Boxer gets it and is in the bus driver's seat on the 30/10 Initiative that Move LA and The Transit Coalition are so effectively advocating for.

To Live and Cry in LA

Charles Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Russell

I will be writing solely for myself and maybe a handful of the 4,065,585 people who call LA home, as well as anyone who is feeling like a vicarious peek into this city and my relationship with her.

Considering a Hollywood Escape? The New 'Visit Hollywood 2010' Program Offers Special Savings

Mary Hall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary Hall

A new "Visit Hollywood 2010" program has launched to celebrate; all the unique attraction that make both visitors and Los Angelenos want to go Hollywood.

In A City Packed With Millionaires, It Should Be Easier To Raise Money For The Poor

Los Angeles Magazine | Mark Lacter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

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Unclaimed Persons: Please Tell Someone

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

The first piece I wrote for The Huffington Post was about unclaimed persons, one of those quiet epidemics that somehow slips beneath the radar. As I ...

Where Do Writers Write?

Allison K Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Allison K Gibson

I have asked a few writers whom I admire to talk about where they write. Here are their responses.

A Jaw-Dropping World Record in Pizza Eating (VIDEO)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Wellington Ennis

World champion eater Joey Chestnut devoured 40 1/2 slices of pizza in ten minutes to set a new world record.

Obama's White House Festivities: Good, Bad, or Obvious?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

It's not as though Obama's turned the White House into a party palace. And the events hold important clues to what Obama considers a style of accessibility and elegance.

Are Celebrities Ignoring Need In America To Support Overseas Charity?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In recent years, supporting overseas charity efforts is on the to do list of every A-list celebrity. Dozens of top musicians and actors are frequently...

Food Truck Revolution: Kogi BBQ's Roy Choi On His Fast-Food Vision And Food Truck Secrets (VIDEO)

Colin Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

We grabbed a few seconds last week with Roy Choi of the highly-regarded LA food truck empire Kogi BBQ, moments after he was named one of this year's F...

Episode 8: El Circo

Sparrow Songs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sparrow Songs

For 105 years the Ramos family has operated a business unlike any other -- a traveling circus.

How Can There Be Community Art Centers Without Artists and Their Art?

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Adams

As a gallery, museum, and public artist with 30 years of professional experience , I took an especially keen interest in the issue as to whether Los Angeles should close their community art centers.