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Fred Hayman - A Living Legend - Celebrates His 90th!

Fred Hayman celebrates his 90th birthday at a Malibu party all photos by Jay The cover of Fred Hayman's book In 1972, when I relocated to Los Angeles to produce the Billie Holiday movie, I met a lovely woman who eventually became my wife. Show More Summary

Top Tips for Disney World First-Timers

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be overwhelming, especially if you're visiting for the first time. You have to set a budget, decide the best time to go, where to stay and navigate four theme parks, two water parks and a multitude...Show More Summary

Importance of Cultural Exchange With Russia During Political Frost

Even during the height of the Cold War with its threat of Nuclear Armageddon, the cultural exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union never ground to a halt. But in the last few years, because of the "boomerang effect of...Show More Summary

The Devolution Revolution

A governance revolution is underway, founded on the irresistible rise of cities and the ongoing decline of sovereign nation states. That revolution is already evident in countries from Italy and France to China and the United States,...Show More Summary

Los Angeles: A Funny Kind of Love

It is easy to crap on Los Angeles. A city that has stereotypes by the dozens, a city whose own city-ness is in constant question, a city that often times holds up to those bleach blonde stereotypes (even though let's be honest none of those people are actually FROM Los Angeles). Show More Summary

America's 10 Greatest Lake Towns in the Summer

By: Gianni Jaccoma Conventional wisdom says that, in the game of summertime destinations, beach towns are the undisputed champs. And y'know what? It's hard to argue with conventional wisdom: beaches are pretty damn great. Still, America...Show More Summary

Your Story: Is It Time to Redirect?

Are you going through an "in between" time in your life? Different phrases have been coined to describe times when we are in between: "in the meantime", "in transition," "between gigs," "in limbo," and the list goes on. During these periods of life, we aren't always clear on what's next. Show More Summary

Best Counselor in Los Angeles

Who is the best counselor in Los Angeles? Counseling is an interesting m├ętier and there is an extremely wide range of counselors here in Los Angeles. When looking for a counselor or psychotherapist you should know the differences between...Show More Summary

5 Ice Cream Treats You Need in Your Life

Sure, you're all about a balanced diet, nutrition, fitness...did someone say ice cream? Yes, that's what we heard, too. So let's step away from our kale smoothies and brown rice for a moment to sample the crazy-delicious new ice-cream...Show More Summary

Meet L.A.'s Original "Urban Light"

Photo: Paul Haddad Since opening in 2008, Urban Light has become an unlikely beacon in the City of Angels. The installation has drawn even more interest since creator Chris Burden's recent passing. There's something about its 202 cast iron antique street lamps in front of LACMA that draws us to their neatly aligned rows. Show More Summary

Time Slips a Cog

Sages In The Urban Jungle I'm beginning this piece by chipping away at a giant writer's block. That big ugly monolith plunked itself down in front of me the other day when the boyfriend of my ex-wife discovered I was still texting and phoning and even meeting her for nice dinners on rare occasions. Show More Summary

How People Of The Pacific Are Navigating Us To A Better Future

Over the past 40 years, I've spent a lot of time on the wooden deck of a sailing canoe. The experience, which has brought our crew around the world to diverse and beautiful places, has been a wake up call like no other. Forty years ago, the ability to navigate the world's oceans without instruments was nearly extinct in my home of Hawai?i. Show More Summary

LAPD vs. Pedestrian(s)

7:07am. I have eight minutes to traverse the final five blocks to Cycle House for my morning dose of endorphins. Speedwalking like a gumptious grandma, I hit San Vicente & Melrose in less than sixty seconds. The north-south traffic signals simultaneously switch to walk. Show More Summary

Pinter's "The Homecoming" at Venice's Pacific Resident Theatre!

all photos from Pacific Harold Pinter was an Englishman who wrote powerful, controversial successfully that he was honored with a Nobel Laureate for Literature in 2005. I had the honor of meeting the dapper, delightful playwright...Show More Summary

PlaceInvaders: New York City Pop-Up Dinner Series Now Invading Los Angeles

PlaceInvaders is the latest pop-up dining series to hit Los Angeles. Started in New York by Brooklynites Hagan Blount and Katie Smith-Adair, PlaceInvaders aims to take LA by storm with delicious, five-course dinners, all made from scratch,...Show More Summary

Party on a Bike

After living in Los Angeles for three years, one thing I've learned is that some of the best parties are thrown at fitness studios. Weird, right? Kinda, but true. I've been to birthday parties where an entire studio is decorated in honor...Show More Summary

The Latest Kitchen Gadget: A Farm

Often when I'm considering what topics to write about in this column, the choices range from slightly depressing to total bummer. We have a lot of work to do in the food movement to right some longstanding wrongs. As a result, I normally...Show More Summary

Go Nuts for Donuts: Top 5 Cities for Donut (or Doughnut) Fiends

By Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk Happy #Nationaldonutday!! In honor of this yeasty special occasion and in the name of sprinkles and frosting, we give you our spread of cities where donuts reign as breakfast kings. From the unconventionalShow More Summary

Bill Blocks Crisis Centers From Misleading Women

To a young woman facing an unplanned pregnancy and few health care options, the promise of a free pregnancy test and medical advice from a crisis pregnancy center sounds like a saving grace. Yet, in reality, many crisis pregnancy centers...Show More Summary

The Last Kid

The sun rises over Compton Avenue and lights up the buildings that make up the Nickerson Gardens Housing Project. A new coat of gold paint doesn't fool anyone. I'm on my morning jog, 111th Street to Compton to Imperial to Central Avenue. Show More Summary

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