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Ms. Schake Goes to Washington

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 4:47 PM

Los Angeles' own executive mansion, Getty House, was the backdrop last week as friends and colleagues bid a fond -- and hopefully temporary -- farewell to activist-counselor Kristina Schake, who is off to the White House to serve as First Lady Michelle Obama's new communications director.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa not...

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A Magical Fusion of Food and Fashion

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2010 | 12:00 PM

Imagine being invited to the best dress-up party ever--with really great food.

It's every girl's dream, and last weekend, restaurateur and fashion aficionada Elizabeth An and couture curator Christos Garkinos of DecadesTwo.1 made it real for a glittering group of invited guests from across Orange County...

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Commoners Post Graffiti on Faux Queen Elizabeth Facebook Wall

(2) Comments | Posted November 9, 2010 | 12:48 PM

Although HM Queen Elizabeth II is making her official debut on Facebook this week, some of her fans have been operating a page in her honor for about two years.

There's just one problem: the page administrators haven't updated the site since June and in their absence...

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Extreme Photography on Display in LA

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2010 | 7:49 PM

From the photographical angle, it's all about point of view and what an artist is willing to risk to get the right shot. From the human angle, it's about an almost unfathomable creative passion and the causes in whose service artists are willing to put their work.

Combine the two,...

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HuffPost Toasts Mika Brzezinski's All Things At Once

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2010 | 5:20 PM

What's a working woman to do? According to television anchor Mika Brzezinski: The best she can. And that message contained in her new book, "All Things at Once," was well received by the crowd gathered at Arianna Huffington's Brentwood estate Wednesday night to celebrate publication.

Also on hand was Brzezinski's...

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Rick Caruso: From the Grove to LA City Hall?

(6) Comments | Posted January 8, 2010 | 5:18 PM

Mega-mall developer Rick Caruso is backing Democrat Jerry Brown for governor out of conviction because he thinks he's a problem solver, but it is an endorsement that also positions Caruso as a candidate for mayor of Los Angeles.

In an interview with the Huffington Post this week, Caruso disclosed that...

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The Secret History of Kubrick, the Blog Theme That Changed the Internet

(3) Comments | Posted January 8, 2010 | 12:47 PM

Kubrick, the template that launched millions of beautiful blogs and helped transform the Internet, is expected to be retired mid-year as the default theme for the popular WordPress blogging platform.

The half-life of any innovation in the virtual world, no matter how important, is short -- though in Kubrick's case, it's...

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Republican Millionaire Rick Caruso Backs Democrat Jerry Brown for CA Governor

(111) Comments | Posted January 5, 2010 | 5:15 PM

Millionaire mall developer Rick Caruso, a longtime Republican fundraiser and pal of Arnold Schwarzenegger, said in an interview with the Huffington Post on Tuesday that he is backing Jerry Brown for governor.

Caruso -- who raised money for both Bushes -- said he believes Brown is the most qualified candidate...

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Exclusive Engagement: Scott Carter's VIP Play

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2009 | 12:22 PM

There was a time when playwrights tried their new work out in Connecticut.
 
Nowadays, it's the living rooms and private theaters of the rich, famous and influential--or at least it is if you're television producer and writer Scott Carter, whose newest dramatic work is an historic assessment of...

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Pay-to-Play Pension Scandal Hits California

(18) Comments | Posted December 3, 2009 | 6:57 PM

California's giant Public Employees' Retirement System, one of the world's largest pension funds, has instructed its Washington D.C. legal adviser to examine dealings between its board and staff and a Los Angeles-based venture capitalist who pled guilty Thursday to bribing New York State officials.

The development, reported by the Los...

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LA's New Top Cop Talks

(15) Comments | Posted December 2, 2009 | 10:55 AM

Charlie Beck, Los Angeles's newly appointed chief of police, is a cop's cop.

For a city that's lived through seven years of his rock star predecessor, Bill Bratton -- whose outsized abilities came with an ego to match -- it's a definite change of pace. Beck, 56, is about...

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