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Show Your State Pride With... Bacteria?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.03.2014 | Weird News

State legislators like to claim official symbols for nearly everything. There are state birds, state dinosaurs, even a state question (New Mexico's ...

LA Fast Food Goes Healthy

Reyne Haines | Posted 06.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Reyne Haines

Fast food restaurants are a no no for most health food fans, however one LA restaurant is giving them reason to reconsider.

E.T., Don't Phone Home: There's No Phone

Patricia Rust | Posted 06.01.2014 | Comedy
Patricia Rust

Johnny Depp said that he could live in China. I wonder how the phone service is now? I lived in China... as a child... and what an adventure it wa...

More Autism: Run Faster, Do More

Areva Martin | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Areva Martin

In trying to find the best in health care and education for Marty, I have met hundreds of African-American boys and girls like him -- kids who are misunderstood, marginalized and written off as unproductive and incapable of learning. These disparities are nothing new.

The Bold Way One Woman Is Proving That Beauty Comes In All Sizes

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 04.02.2014 | Style

Hollywood Boulevard has never looked better. Amani Terrell of Los Angeles, CA is creatively taking on the misconceptions of plus-size women. Clad ...

Charter Schools, the Time Is Now to Take on Special Ed in a Big Way

Allison Hertog | Posted 05.31.2014 | Education
Allison Hertog

Charter schools and special education. Two concepts antithetical to each other? Not in my book. A handful of public charters are already doing a bang-up job educating kids with disabilities, I swear.

My Crazy Evening At The Oscars Style Lounge

Alondra Meraz | Posted 05.27.2014 | Teen
Alondra Meraz

A day before Oscar Sunday, I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to attend one of the many luxury style lounges that many celebrities are only fortunate to attend.

Woman Faces Sentence For Driving 2-Miles With Dying Man On Windshield

AP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A substance-abuse counselor who drove 2 miles through a Los Angeles suburb with a dying man on her windshield faces a maximum pri...

Sonos: 'Ring di Alarm'!

Marlon Regis | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Marlon Regis

It's been just over a year since I -- amongst many other insiders, fans and lovers of music in L.A., have been witness to some of the most magnifice...

New Report Reveals How Wall Street Impoverishes Los Angeles

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Les Leopold

None of this will come easy. But this report lights the way. It should be repeated in city after city, in state after state, so that everyone can see just how Wall Street is impoverishing the richest country on Earth.

What Does [Insert What You Do Here] Mean To You?

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

Her answer really reminded me of what music means to me and why every day I work hard with a whole team to make this dream come alive for kids all over the country.

Snowless, Shaken and Stirred in SoCal

Elan Barnehama | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Elan Barnehama

I love road trips. They're full of possibility; they suspend time like a baseball game and exist just outside of reality. My bags were packed and I looked to the West.

Learning Los Angeles: Andy Lipkis on Making our Cities More Like Forests, Part Two

Julia Wasson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

Part Two: Interview with Andy Lipkis, founder of TreePeople, on urban forests and watersheds, and how individuals can make a difference for good.

Zach Galifianakis Helps Us Laugh in the Face of Death

Claire Fordham | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Claire Fordham

I can usually find something negative to say about most people, but my friend Suzanne Krull Spruyt was that rare human who was loved and adored by ...

Reductions and Portraits

j.frede | Posted 05.18.2014 | Los Angeles

Something's worth is solely dependent on desire and everything tactile has a value that varies depending on its desirability to us.

L.A. Can Lead the Way with Solar Rooftops

Craig Lewis | Posted 05.18.2014 | Green
Craig Lewis

Opponents of expanding solar power in L.A. continue clinging to the tired argument that renewables are too expensive but the economics have quickly changed. Solar panels now cost 60 percent less than they did in 2011.

Earthquakes and Linda Blair

Chef Rossi | Posted 05.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Chef Rossi

Tourists around the breakfast table were busily Facebooking their three second ordeal. But it got me thinking about how fragile our lives really are.

While Some Lawmakers Offer Outdated Ideas for Drought, California Proves Power of Water Efficiency

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The problem in California isn't environmental safeguards. It isn't a dearth of storage capacity. It's a lack of rain. Sacrificing the Bay-Delta ecosystem and building more canals and reservoirs won't usher in the rain clouds or create more water.

Forgetting How to Be Happy

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Amalia Negreponti

It came to me, while walking home in one of our most recent snowstorms that appear to have become sine qua non for New York. The epiphany. I was close...

Ted Cruz Has An Incredible Response To These Tattooed Posters Of Him

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

Hours before he was set to deliver a Saturday speech in Los Angeles, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) delivered an incredible response to the photoshopped post...

Top Soccer Town In The U.S.?

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 03.14.2014 | Latino Voices

Call Los Angeles a soccer town, and most sports fans will think you’re nuts. But that is what the City of Angels has become, in part because of t...

Scott Diament: From Bagel Boy to Emperor of the Fair

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 05.14.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

McCall Fine Art at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show William Cook Antiques at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show "There's never...

Perseverance: An Evolution of Japanese Tattoos (NSFW)

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

As tattoos become more mainstream and acceptable in modern society, so does the importance to understand the rich tradition, training, craftsmanship, discipline, scholarship, and trajectory of the art form.

Exploring the Los Angeles Food Scene

Marisa Churchill | Posted 05.12.2014 | Taste
Marisa Churchill

When it comes to cooking, can "Tinseltown" really rival the top culinary cities?

Wanted: James Gadson's Drums

Susan Sisko Carter | Posted 05.12.2014 | Arts
Susan Sisko Carter

Some nights he takes medication to sleep. Because he lies awake, trying to figure out who took his drums, his mics. Who took a part of him?