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Tools for Peace: The Power and Know-How to Address Bullying and School Violence

Areva Martin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Areva Martin

Students also need help! Both those who are bullied and those subjected to bullying need guidance and assistance in order to address root causes and redirect negative behaviors.

How One Boomer Transitioned From Prison To Philanthropy

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.22.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Personal reinvention can be achieved through service to others. This is Susan Burton's experience, and hers is an inspiring story of determination and dedication. As an African-American woman from South Central Los Angeles, Burton was incarcerated six times over 20 years for drug-related offenses. Her young son had died accidentally, and the system seemed to be working against her at every turn.

Mad Men: More Hope and Some Change

William Bradley | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Valentine's Day 1969 finds not much romance amongst the Sterling Cooper crew and no little consternation over work. But there are some definite green shoots of hope and change popping up amidst the confusion and anger.

When It Comes to California's Water Crisis, We Are All in This Together

Sandra Fluke | Posted 06.21.2014 | Los Angeles
Sandra Fluke

In addition to improving the way we use water, we need to prevent future egregious waste. Solving our water crisis absolutely requires that we pass a moratorium on fracking and other dangerous drilling practices that use a tremendous amount of water.

Standing in Solidarity: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Here are the extraordinary people and projects that the Pollination Project's daily givers supported this week.

For the Man Who Jumped Into the Sea to Save a Dying Whale

Sourav Roy | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Sourav Roy

Michael's jump into the Sea of Cortez to save Valentina was symbolic of his frustration at the current situation that these majestic animals face, his way of appealing to all of us to do our bit and speak up for the whales to our appropriate agencies and governments.

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

Michele Bigley | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.14.2014 | 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 06.15.2014 | 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 06.14.2014 | 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 06.12.2014 | 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 06.14.2014 | 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 06.12.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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.