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Star Wars Endures: May the 4th Be With You. Always.

Edward Headington | Posted 07.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

The French have accused Hollywood -- and the United States by extension -- of culture imperialism from time to time but let's face it. You just can't keep good 'ol American pop culture in the armoire anymore.

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.

A New Way To Appreciate The Valley

Los Angeles Daily News | Dana Bartholomew | Posted 09.06.2013 | Los Angeles

At the height of postwar progress, the San Fernando Valley promised the best of the modern dream: hillside views, sprawling homes and some of the cool...

PHOTOS: 3 Hidden Gems In The Valley (Shudder!)

Party Earth | Posted 05.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Party Earth

If you're looking to burn off some calories acquired at all the great restaurants and bars, you'll be glad to know that the Valley provides ample hiking trails, parks, and other outdoor experiences.

If LA Shall Appear Great to You, Consider Then Passing CCFO

Edward Headington | Posted 04.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

There are still glories ahead for our City of Angels but only if men and women purchase them through thoughtful policymaking.

Will It Take an Earthquake to Bring the Subway to the Sea?

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

As any good student of L.A. history can tell you, following the Northridge quake the Santa Monica freeway was rebuilt in less than three months. Of course I am not wishing for an earthquake, mudslide or fire.

Review: Starlet

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.08.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Starlet, opening Friday in limited release, may be one of the year's most surprising little movies, a tough-minded, low-budget tale that never quite leads you where it seems to be going.

Alice Hines

Mayor: J.C. Penney 'Slaps Us In The Face'

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 08.02.2012 | Business

As new J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson courts the cool, elusive city shopper, one town is playing the role of an angry ex. "J.C. Penney, here again you...

The Orange Line Extension -- Another Reason to Leave Your Car at Home

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Unless you are transporting your horse from Chatsworth to the polo field at Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades, there is no reason not to ride the Orange Line.

A Take Out Order of the Westside Subway Extension

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With the Rampture upon us and street services repaving the street I live on, even though my stretch seems just fine, I have been challenged of late to see the L.A. transportation glass as mostly full.

Ann Brenoff

PHOTOS: Is Scary Spice Unseasoned In Real Estate?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.24.2012 | Los Angeles

There is much to be learned from celebrities, much of it in the "don't do as they do" category. Certainly throwing away money in this housing market b...

Route of the 405 Well-Traveled for Centuries

Mary Daily | Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Mary Daily

See all those drivers buzzing below the Getty Center on the 405? They are literally following the footsteps of their predecessors: Native Americans, Spanish explorers, mission padres, and early California settlers.

Tribeca 2011: Kids Get High on Acting in Shakespeare High

Linda Hassler | Posted 07.11.2011 | New York
Linda Hassler

Every year, 75-85 high schools in and around LA County participate in this program. Students learn to act out scenes from Shakespeare's famous plays. And come together for one day to perform for each other.

Nic Cage's Stolen Comic Book Found

AP | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 06.11.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- A valuable comic featuring the debut of Superman has re-surfaced in a storage locker, and police said Monday that it appears to be the ...

An LA Idea for Moving America From Pause to Fast Forward

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.29.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In places as different as LA and Salt Lake City, local voters had to first recognize the benefit of public transportation by voting for sales tax increases that are helping pay for expansion projects.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Sebastian Gutierrez on Electra Luxx

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Should a movie about a pregnant porn star fleeing her past and questioning her future be this much fun?

Lights Out For 'Armenian Power' Gang

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

GLENDALE, Calif. — Authorities arrested dozens of suspected members of a multi-generational Armenian street gang Wednesday believed to be workin...

Mandatory Condom Use In Pornographic Films?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley is a huge hub for American pornography production. And now, a vote by Los Angeles officials has begun to clear the wa...

Rain, Snow and the Prospects for 30/10 in 2011

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The end-of-year deluge is not getting me down. Instead, I see the storms, which have blanketed the East in snow and LA in rain, as more evidence of our need to build the subway.

All I Want for Christmas Is 30/10 and the Subway to the Sea

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Where have President Obama's and his Secretary of Transportation's backbones gone? Long time passing. I'm sitting here weeping and fuming at the sam...

Sherman Oaks Pharmacy Worker Kidnapped

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Two robbers dressed as police officers held up a pharmaceutical delivery truck Thursday and kidnapped the driver before stealing i...

Public Private Partnerships, Public Transportation and Jobs for LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With the financial markets gyrating and Tim Geithner talking again about the need for more economic stimulus, I'm finding it hard not to holler, "It's about investing in public transportation, stupid!"

Citizen Murdoch: What "War at the Wall Street Journal?"

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

We may be losing interest in newspapers but our fascination with the people who publish them has never been stronger. Our current dread-and-awe buccaneer is Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns the News, according to a recent bio.

I'll Have a BRT With the Sepulveda Pass

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Every time I go over that damn Pass there's something missing for me. And that something is a light rail line running up the center divide of the freeway.

Friendship by the Book: Pieces of Happily Ever After

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Journalist and author Irene Zutell's latest novel sensitively captures the inevitable struggles that women face: infidelity, divorce, achieving independence, losing friends and making them.