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Snowless, Shaken and Stirred in SoCal

Elan Barnehama | Posted 03.24.2014 | 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.

Happy Anniversary, LA. I'm Still Kind of Confused

Abby Draper | Posted 04.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Abby Draper

I went to the grocery store in leggings and a sweatshirt and was told "you're not in Kentucky anymore."

9 Questions for Santa Monica Chief of Police Jacqueline A. Seabrooks

Robert Gagnier | Posted 03.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Robert Gagnier

Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks is a 31-year law enforcement veteran with significant municipal policing experience. Under her leadership as Chief of Police in Inglewood, crime rates declined to levels not seen since the mid 1970s.

L.A. Story: Santa Monica Takes the Startup World by Storm

Sheryll Poe | Posted 03.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Sheryll Poe

FADE IN EXT. SANTA MONICA PIER - SUNRISE The beach is busy and full of beautiful people. Joggers, dog walkers mingle, while people wearing h...

She Deserves What Happens Next

Posted 01.08.2014 | Comedy

Seriously, where do people in Los Angeles get off going to the beach while the rest of the country is freezing its collective tail off? Luckily, Jimmy...

Find. Eat. Drink.'s Chefs and Bartenders Weekend Guide to West L.A.

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Find. Eat. Drink.

Spend a weekend discovering the west side of Los Angeles. There is plenty to keep you busy in the Santa Monica and Venice neighborhoods.

Santa Monica to Open Two Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The 420 Times | Posted 01.27.2014 | Los Angeles
The 420 Times

A bill that would allow a total of two medical marijuana dispensaries to setup shop in Santa Monica, California has been presented to the members of city council for review.

Can Mayor Garcetti Make L.A.'s Streets Great?

Jack Skelley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

He could cover L.A.'s sub-surface freeways, such as the 101, and turn them into parks. He could join forces with L.A.'s uber-popular Cyclavia events and revive the dormant bike-share program, such as those successful in Chicago in New York.

Local Experts from 13 California Destinations Reveal Secrets They'd Rather Keep Secret

offMetro.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
offMetro.com

By trade, they are experts on and champions of the iconic places, under-the-radar gems, and newfangled darlings in their areas. But where do the tourism board professionals go when they're off duty?

Apparently Desperation Is A Good Look

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.12.2013 | Los Angeles

Blake Grigsby wants you to kiss him not because he's Irish, but because he's desperate. Watch him and his sign reel in the ladies at Venice Beach ...

Saving Chain Reaction

Mikko Alanne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Mikko Alanne

If you've ever visited Santa Monica and driven past the Civic Center, you've likely seen Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Conrad's iconic "Chain Reaction," a towering, 26-foot sculpture portraying a nuclear mushroom cloud made from chains.

It's Taco Tuesday!

PureWow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
PureWow

Take a look at our favorite Mexican food, from coast-to-coast, starting with Zona Rosa in Brooklyn, which pays homage to the Mexico City neighborhood of the same name and its legendary street food.

'An Unsurvivable Crash'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.30.2013 | Los Angeles

A small jet crashed at Santa Monica Airport in California on Sunday evening. The Associated Press reports that, according to officials, the jet le...

Water Grill - Superb New Seafood Eatery in Santa Monica

Jay Weston | Posted 11.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Here in Santa Monica they have given birth to a wonderful New York-style seafood restaurant that matches any in the world. It is, indeed, the Catch of the Day!

This Highway Pretty Much Has It All

Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel

California State Route 1, also known as Highway 1, is a veritable treasure trove of sights -- it spans hundreds of coastal miles, from Orange County i...

California... Here We Come

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel

If we could all travel on a weekly basis, the world would definitely be a happier place. But, sadly, unless you're one of the lucky few with a jou...

Searching For WeHo Jesus

Gabrielle Canon | Posted 10.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Gabrielle Canon

Then, as if my prayers had been answered, I saw him. Through the honking cars that whizzed past on Hollywood Blvd he waved blithely. Long brown hair. Neatly trimmed beard. Flowing white robe. Sandals. Was he the real deal?

Art Venti -- Pencil-Painting the Depths

Juri Koll | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Using a classical, layered technique adapted to his adept pencil work, Venti builds layers of color and form in one portion of the work, then covers that in an archival, museum-acceptable spray coating.

Awareness Film Festival Brings Plethora of Conscious Cinema to Santa Monica

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 09.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Gregory Weinkauf

As our world evolves, so does cinema. This week, the Awareness Film Festival presents its unique and diverse take on film as both spiritual reflection and inspiration.

How Artists Survive, Part 3: The Westside Ain't All Bad (PHOTOS)

Juri Koll | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

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Shelley Fisher Cooks up a Rockin', Southern-fried Delight With "The Hebrew Hillbilly"

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

A great conversationalist, she tears up talking about the guilt she felt about her father's passing, then bursts into singing Aretha Franklin's "Respect" as we share a nookie cookie, and then turns serious - reflecting on her life's purpose.

Herb Alpert - It Comes From the Feel

Juri Koll | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

"When I paint or sculpt," he says, "I don't have anything in mind. I don't have a goal in mind other than form. I'm looking for that form that touches me and when I find it I stop."

The Two Sides Of Santa Monica

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 08.16.2013 | Los Angeles

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — For decades there have been two Santa Monicas. There's the hip beachfront town that's packed year-round with tourists wh...

Santa Monica Shooter Built His Gun From Parts He Bought Online

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

In this day of Internet commerce and fast long distance travel, state by state gun laws make no sense. We need a nation wide, consistent set of laws that deny terrorists, criminals, and the mentally unstable easy access to guns.

Michael McLaughlin

Whitey Was 'Very Nice' To Neighbor Who Helped Bust Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.14.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- In the waterfront federal courthouse here, prosecutors this week started building their case that James "Whitey" Bulger was the violent lead...