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Where Our Common Interest Meets Your Self-Interest

John E. Kobara | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
John E. Kobara

Most people view this desire to give back as "charity." The arrogant thought that people in need deserve our help. What we neglect to understand is that we need to engage our hearts, minds and yes, our pocketbooks, because it helps us too.

For City Parks, 2014 Was the Year That Was (Great)!

Adrian Benepe | Posted 12.26.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

Well, 2014 was certainly the "Year That Was" for parks and open space, with many cities finding places to build new parks by creatively reusing abandoned or underperforming infrastructure as parks, and with record levels of new public and private investment in some states and cities.

Gem & Jam Festival LA Pre-Party on 1/16/2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 12.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Morena Duwe

Art, music and crystals are converging at the classic Fonda Theater in Hollywood on Friday, January 16, 2015. Euphonic Conceptions, In The Loop Produc...

All They Want for Christmas is Home -- A Holiday Gentrification Story

Daisy J Lin | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Daisy J Lin

Lara is scared. She is on the front lines of a controversial phenomenon taking place in many heavily populated urban areas across the country -- gentrification. This Christmas, many are worried about just keeping the roof over their heads.

Midnight Tea Party in Los Angeles on 12/20

Morena Duwe | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

On Saturday, December 20th, Hold:Space presented a Midnight Tea Party with musical acts Pumpkin, Tara Brooks, Cameron St. Denis, LampShady, Leorosa, Coyoti and many more.

Ryan Adams, Conor Oberst, and David Gray Perform at VPAC for KCSN's Benefit Show

Lindsey Best | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

On Friday night three artists who all rightfully could have headlined such a show came together to play a benefit for the beloved CSUN radio station KCSN 88.5 Los Angeles.

Disillusionment at the Ancestral Court

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 12.21.2014 | Religion
Lionel Rolfe

Now I stood in the foyer of 790, behind the heavy entrance doors, uncomfortable because I could be naught but a stranger to the bearded Jews chanting in the next room with a passionate, melodic, electric hum that I recognized.

How Are 911 Operators So Relaxed During Emergency Calls?

Quora | Posted 12.19.2014 | Crime
Quora

As a dispatcher, there is a script that you follow, and while I am talking to a caller, I'm typing (I type as fast as you can talk), I'm keying my mike and sending units and I'm connecting you to the paramedics if you need them.

25th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Forum - Night 2

Lindsey Best | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

This last weekend KROQ brought their 25th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas to the newly renovated Forum.

As Protests Continue, The First Family Talk 'Race' in People Magazine

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 12.18.2014 | Media
Kimberly Cooper

This is the first time our generation has spoken so outwardly on race relations and police brutality in the U.S., garnering both national and international press. If the Obamas are now sharing about racism, we need more than "sound-bites" and we shouldn't have to be baited or pay to read them.

'Green News Report:' December 16, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Congress wraps up for the year with Republican anti-environment initiatives to be signed by the President; UN climate summit wraps up in Peru

Leaving Los Angeles: A 30-Year Journey

Joan Moran | Posted 12.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Joan Moran

The LA living experience has become the observer experience and I don't want to be an observer anymore. I want to live in a city whose character is still vibrant, a city that screams friendliness.

A Roving Locus: A Conversation with Amy Adler

Virginia Broersma | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

Amy Adler's latest project, "Location," which is currently on view at ACME in Los Angeles, includes large scale oil pastel drawings created from photographs she took while scouting for a film, that may or may not ever be made.

2014's Top LA Foodstuffs Under $14

Mike Metz | Posted 12.16.2014 | Taste
Mike Metz

While it's never an easy task inventorying the true annual best frugal bites, with the following I've given it the old college try.

Hey, L.A., They're Coming Your Way

Josh Getlin | Posted 12.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Josh Getlin

When you think of Beverly Hills after dark, quiet and serene, you don't picture Broadway belters, noisy crowds and cabaret ingénues packing a club for one of America's most exciting -- and unpredictable -- nights on the town.

Pearson Education Can Run, But It Cannot Hide

Alan Singer | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

Bad news for Pearson Education made be good news for the rest of us. The testing and publishing mega-giant is on the run, but it looks like it will not be able to hide.

A Year of Living Inspiringly

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacy Slotnick

I excelled in certain school subjects. Art was not one of them. Despite the fact the Metropolitan Museum of Art will not be calling anytime soon to...

The Greatest Gifts Are Priceless Memories

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Natalie Pace

It's easy to get caught up in consumerism every Christmas, taking one dreaded day to slog through a sea of people in the malls and dig for that discount-priced trinket that won't embarrass you too much when the person you love tears open your lousy gift.

Conversations With Michelle Joan Papillion

Rai Mensah | Posted 12.11.2014 | Arts
Rai Mensah

Everyone heads to Basel with many different intentions in mind. However, the one thread that connects each and every attendee is their appreciation for art and its creators.

Old Dogs & New Tricks: The Oral History of a 'Gay' Web Series (Part 4)

Brad Liberti | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

"The times when I've had to give up control or not get my way have actually been good for the show," Leon reveals to me during our third conversation.

The New World of Parentage and Parenting

Fred Silberberg | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Fred Silberberg

It's a brave new world when it comes to conceiving and raising children. And in many cases, the potential parents and providers of genetic material haven't thought all the details through before deciding to proceed.

Post Portraiture

j.frede | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts
j.frede

When something is removed sometimes there can be trace evidence of its presence. The outline on a bare wall where a painting hung for decades, the impression left in a rug where a chair has sat for weeks, a blurred circle on a tabletop where a glass stood for moments. For this instance that which is left behind are thumbtacks upon the surface of telephone poles on any given street.

California Protesters Demonstrate For The Fourth Night In A Row

AP | KRISTIN J. BENDER | Posted 12.11.2014 | Black Voices

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Hundreds of protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers marched through downtown Berkeley...

A Roving Locus

Virginia Broersma | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

This has been a regular consideration in Adler's work: alluding to things unseen while complicating singular definitions of her subjects and mediums.

Inherent Vice: Danny Gabbai, Executive Creative Director of Vice LA, Talks Publishing, Lists and Theorists

Jocelyn Jeffery | Posted 12.10.2014 | Media
Jocelyn Jeffery

"The more we immerse ourselves in a virtual representation of reality, the more important signifiers become."