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Finding Soul in LA: Five Creative Adventures in the City

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 11.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Roxie Sarhangi

I love taking classes. I love learning. Since graduating college, I've signed up for courses all over LA, from UCLA Extension's writing seminars (they're great!) to improv workshops at The Groundlings (good too!). And I won't even get into all the acting classes I have experienced.

Nine Hotel Rooms That Encourage Naughtiness

Oyster | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Oyster

he more modest features these hotels offer include steamy whirlpool tubs or intimacy kits in the minibars, while more elaborate options include rooms equipped with erotic photographs, rotating beds, and mirrored ceilings.

10 Most Expensive Cities in the U.S. to Rent

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.24.2014 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

A rental market report was released for the third quarter of 2014. San Francisco has the second highest median rent in the country but Palo Alto, the heart of Silicon Valley ranks as number one. The San Francisco Bay Area has seven of the top 10 highest rents in the nation.

The Raymond Chandler Map of Los Angeles

Paul Rogers | Posted 09.30.2014 | Books
Paul Rogers

Los Angeles has changed a lot since Chandler's day when it was just a big dry sunny place with ugly houses and no style, when people slept on porches and lots offering at eleven hundred dollars had no takers.

Santa Monica Beach Bathroom Workers Demand Union Recognition

Marcy Winograd | Posted 11.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Marcy Winograd

These workers are fighting for rights long denied in a city with a reputation for progressive policies.

Rashard Mendenhall Opens Up About Life After Football

Rashard Mendenhall | Posted 10.26.2014 | Sports
Rashard Mendenhall

I wasn't supposed to walk away from the NFL, but I did. I wasn't supposed to be writing television, but I am. I'm supposed to be lost after football. I'm not. I've reinvented myself. This is my first transformation.

Mixologist Rob Floyd Talks Cocktail Secrets and Kama Sutra

Jose Martinez | Posted 10.19.2014 | Los Angeles
Jose Martinez

A fan of the drinks at The Library Bar and Melrose Umbrella Company, it's hard to ever see Rob Floyd not at breakneck pace -- personally I've only seen him in go-go-go mode. And maybe that's why his events are never dull.

Compassionate Homeless Man Shares Meal With Stranger When Others Wouldn't

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact

There's no correlation between the size of your bank account and the size of your heart. A video originally posted on July 28 by Facebook group Spr...

A New Yorker's Ode to Los Angeles

Cody Lyon | Posted 08.13.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

I remember the first time I went to Los Angeles. It was sometime in the early 1990s. As we descended into LAX on the flight from New York that morning, my friend told me to look out the window.

At Bergamot Station: Great Paintings for Every Taste

John Seed | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
John Seed

On a visit to Los Angeles a few days ago I saw enough terrific paintings to last me for awhile. The images can do most of the talking -- but I do want to tell you that if you love painting you are going to be be impressed by the quality and variety of what you see at Santa Monica's Bergamot Station the next time you drop by.

Environmental Warriors:People and Places that Help Save the Planet All Year Long

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Jeryl Brunner

Now more than 1 billion people participate in some kind of Earth Day activities. But a vast variety of people and places have devoted themselves to the environment, even when it's not Earth Day.

We Should Change The Meaning of PTSD

Joel John Roberts | Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Expressing their concerns were several women veterans who sat on their chairs with determined faces, strong voices, but with tentative dispositions that revealed difficult experiences that they probably have not shared with anyone.

Lynne Peeples

Many Small Planes Still Run On Toxic Lead Fuel, And That Risks The Health Of Millions

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.25.2014 | Green

A children's playground shares a fence with the Santa Monica Airport. (Michael Brodsky) The regular racket of propeller planes flying in and out of...

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.

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.