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Michael Jackson: Always a Hero Among Us!

Michelle Bart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Bart

Thanks for all the music, memories, and efforts to embrace humanity, Michael.

Perilous Isolation: The Very L.A. Death of Michael Jackson

Gigi Levangie Grazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gigi Levangie Grazer

What happened to Michael Jackson could only happen in LA, a city where elegant, moneyed suburbia, and its favorite accessory and most insidious symptom -- the elaborately gated community -- isolate its residents.

I Won Tickets to the Michael Jackson Memorial Service

Anne Dunev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anne Dunev

I personally know what it was like to receive the email that opened with "Congratulations" and invited me to retrieve a voucher good for two tickets to the Michael Jackson Memorial.

Poignant service says goodbye to M.J., the man

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson was an entertainment phenomenon both triumphant and troubled, a dazzling performer who transcended barriers, trans...

Michael Jackson Live Memorial Page

HuffPost's Eyes & Ears | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This page will be updated throughout the day. Email your thoughts and pictures to submissions+mj@huffingtonpost, share in the comment section, or twee...

Sheriff Baca: Don't Let Rape Victims Down

Sarah Tofte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Tofte

Two weeks ago, the L.A County Sheriff's Department announced that in May, it stopped testing rape kits indefinitely because of a lack of funds. The backlog: 12,500 untested cases.

Should California Taxpayers Pay For Michael Jackson's Memorial? (POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry said today that she was concerned about how much Michael Jackson's memorial on Tuesday will end up costing the...

Small Good News: Tenacity on Wheels

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

We may be in for a rebirth of the Carmel/Ann Arbor spirit, on both sides of the cash register. Scrappy people seem to be turning up everywhere, figuring out how to work even though their previous rug has been pulled out from under them.

Michael Jackson RIP, 3 Decades LA Style

Jodi Lampert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jodi Lampert

I haven't cried for Michael Jackson. Because I find myself -- still -- annoyed by footage I've seen on this morning's local news

Michael Jackson's Memorial: Huge Crowds, Lottery Tickets

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles city officials are preparing for massive crowds downtown during Tuesday's public memorial for Michael Jackson at Stapl...

LAPD Under Scrutiny After Jackson's Death

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH and THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The investigation of Michael Jackson's death is widening as questions intensify about the drugs he took, the doctors who provided ...

Smog Is Increasing Risks Of Premature Births By 128%

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A comparison of medical records from 81,186 single child births to air pollution levels in the area revealed that high pollution exposure raised the r...

The 10 Most Heavily Discounted Housing Markets

US News and World Report | Luke Mullins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the historic real estate bust continues to gut home prices throughout the country, property owners everywhere are scrambling to attract buyers. For...

The Day the '80s Died

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 06.29.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Henry Flood

It has been thirty years since the 1980's began with the death of disco and a frowning Ayatollah Khomeni returning to Tehran and embarrassing President Jimmy Carter with his arduous hostage standoff.

Calling All Youth Activists In L.A.: The Youngest Candidate Is The Film You Have To See

Lawrence Bender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lawrence Bender

Youth politics could not be a more timely issue in our culture right now. The youth vote in 2008 was one of the biggest in our country's history, and I believe that our film will help keep this energy going in a major way.

600 U.S. Neighborhoods Have Air That Could Cause Cancer

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Millions of people living in nearly 600 neighborhoods across the country are breathing concentrations of toxic air pollutants that ...

Law Enforcement Steel Cage Match: Ray Kelly Vs. Bill Bratton

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

In modern America's longest undeclared law enforcement feud, Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton has recently one-upped NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Electric Mini Coopers For L.A. Sherriffs

gas2.org | Written by Jerry James Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LA County Sheriffs stuck driving Crown Vics are about to be left feeling tragically un-hip. Their Board of Sups just approved a deal with BMW to lease...

Destruction in Los Angeles as Rioting "Fans" Taint Lakers Win

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Milazzo

Unruly crowds turn a night of celebration for the city into a night of destruction following the Los Angeles Lakers' 99 to 86 NBA Finals victory over the Orlando Magic.

Lakers Victory Parade: LA Officials Say They Don't Have The Money For It

Reuters | Dan Whitcomb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Los Angeles Lakers need only one more win to capture a 15th National Basketball Association Championship, but some city officials are already sayi...

Men II Boys: A Documentary For Young Men of Color

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Cooper

Men II Boys is a new film that featuring interviews from BET journalist Jeff Johnson, Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Baltimore Ravens Tight End, Daniel Wilcox.

Socializing As A Single Lady: Divorce Is Not The Death Knell For Being Popular

Vicki Iovine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vicki Iovine

It takes an extraordinary amount of energy and time, with no little courage thrown in, to be single and out in the world.

LA County To Distrubute Free Mail-In STD Tests

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles county health officials are offering a free, at-home program to test for sexually transmitted diseases. All women in ...

Hey LAUSD, Please Save Ms. Brier Before It's Too Late

John Koch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Koch

Ms. Brier is at the cutting-edge of K-6 education, described as "exceptional" by parents. There was just one problem. She had just received her pink slip by the LA Unified School District.

Los Angeles Is Losing Share Of TV Pilot Production

Los Angeles Times | Richard Verrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As if L.A. needed any more reminders of just how much production is leaving town, along comes fresh data to document the grim trend....