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Save CA Residents from a Language Drought: Vote 'Yes' This Fall

This post was authored by: Netta Avineri, Assistant Professor, Applied Linguistics, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey; Susan D. Blum, Professor, Anthropology, University of Notre Dame; Suzanne García-Mateus, Visiting...Show More Summary

'Build Better LA' Initiative: Right Idea, Wrong Approach

The Los Angeles Business Council has strongly advocated for affordable housing development for over a decade. On June 8, the LABC Board of Directors voted unanimously to oppose the Build Better LA (BBLA) initiative because they believe...Show More Summary

Learning Story

We are all storytellers. We begin telling stories as small children and continue throughout our lives. Story is a constant. I've worked with story for 25 years now. As a former studio executive, a current writing instructor for a network...Show More Summary

Celebrate The Magic Of Esalen With Reverend Michael Beckwith, Chip Conley, Terry Hunt, Geeta Novotny, Vernon Bush And Many Others!

Photo by Tom Beil, ArkinTilt Architects In this pivotal time with so much at stake, the Esalen Institute is at the forefront of personal and societal transformations that our world so deeply needs right now. On October 14th through 16th,...Show More Summary

California Knows Best: What's Good For The Environment Can Also Be Great For The Economy

Been there, done that. As states across the nation scramble to adjust their energy portfolios to meet increasingly stringent carbon emission limits and other climate change mandates, our experience in California since 2006 could prove...Show More Summary

Ajax in Iraq: Applying Choreography to the Iraq War

Ensemble member in Non Man Apart's Ajax in Iraq. All photos by Sean Deckert A Q&A with director John Farmanesh-Bocca and actor Aaron Hendry, who plays the title role in "Ajax in Iraq," written by Ellen McLaughlin, at Greenway Court Theatre. Show More Summary

How to Hit the Refresh Button on the L.A. Dating Scene

If you're feeling burned out with the same old dates, it's time to "update." Several classic experiences have been modernized, including some activities you might not have even thought about since college. With that in mind, here are three updates for you this summer. Tuck Room Tavern & iPic For starters, there is the old standby: dinner and a movie. Show More Summary

Taxing Marijuana to Fight Homelessness

Last week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to place a measure on the November ballot asking voters to authorize a tax on marijuana businesses, the revenue of which would be used to address the homelessness crisis confronting our region. Show More Summary

The Genius of Cindy Sherman

There will be time, there will be time To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet; ~ T. S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you. ~ Nietzsche Cindy Sherman's "Imitation of Life" is one of the most enjoyable exhibitions I have ever experienced. Show More Summary

Mike Pence: A Disastrous Choice For America

It has long been said that the choice of a running mate is the most important decision a Presidential candidate will make. Well, Donald Trump's selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential nominee speaks volumesShow More Summary

Garcetti Re-appoints Delinquent, No-Show, Suspended Attorney

Call it the Eric Garcetti Trickle-Down Theory of Dishonesty, where the city's top executive has so consistently told half-truths to the public that mendacity has drip, drip, dripped down to his voluntary Commission appointments. There...Show More Summary

No LUVE in Santa Monica: The Problem with Real Estate Referenda

Last week, the United Kingdom voted, via referendum, to leave the European Union, harming its economy and much of its political system in the process. It has now become clear that the victory for "Leave" in the United Kingdom was based...Show More Summary

Right Next Door: Kelly Kelleher, Farm-to-Table Restaurateur

For Kelly Kelleher, deciding to organize a "farm network" was simply a way to support local farmers and ensure that her town of Point Lookout, in Long Island's Nassau County, would have access to plenty of fresh food. She hoped to encourage...Show More Summary

Adventures In Corporate Giveaways: The Curious Case Of Anaheim, CA

Inspired by the Dalai Lama, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait created the "City of Kindness" initiative. The goal is as simple as the initiative's title: people should be kind to each other, because, as Mayor Tait asks: "Who wouldn't want to live...Show More Summary

Vote Early and Often for LA Metro

I'm home again, for a few minutes at least. Hey, cut me some slack; have you ever heard of snow and ice? It's summer and to fully appreciate the places I've been, this is the best time of the year to be there. As usually happens when...Show More Summary

For The Record

Let me start by saying that addressing gossip is something I have never done. I don’t like to give energy to the business of lies, but I wanted to participate in a larger conversation that has already begun and needs to continue. Since I’m not on social media, I decided to put my thoughts here in writing. For the record, I am not pregnant. Show More Summary

Coming Out: Life After Ball

My life coach once told me that "Success is an illusion". At the time I wasn't sure if I believed her, but those words have been etched in my memory ever since. The more I've excelled apart from football, the grander the illusion has become that it's been without struggle. Show More Summary

20 Telltale Signs You Are An OC Native

I lived in Orange County long before The OC and The Real Housewives franchises put it in the spotlight. Often out-of-towners ask me if those shows accurately portray life there. Well, I shrug, they embellish a little, but it is as charming in real life as it is on television. Show More Summary

Funding The Homeless Fight: Let The Voters Decide

Faced with what may be the most critical moral, civil rights and social justice issue of our time, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering asking voters to approve a tax to fund the fight against homelessness. Ongoing...Show More Summary

Democrats Must Fight To Defeat The Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Democratic National Committee is meeting this weekend in Orlando to mark up a platform laying out the views and aspirations of the party. Up to this point, we have made good progress in helping to create the most progressive Democratic Party platform ever. Show More Summary

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