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LA Metro's new sales tax: when "bold" isn't "beautiful"

The headline reads "Metro details bold plan." Of course, that's the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority tooting its own horn on its own website. No doubt, the plans for Metro's sales tax increase are indeed bold,...Show More Summary

The Time for Action On the Homeless Crisis Is Now

Los Angeles County has reached a critical moment when political will, public support and resources are all within reach to finally put an end to the spiraling epidemic of mass homelessness. Just a couple months after the Board of Supervisors...Show More Summary

There's No Place Like Hope

There are so many free events in Los Angeles (and surrounding areas) that help us to get outside in the sunshine and celebrate life; it's one of the reasons I love living in SoCal. I found the perfect free event - one that blends wholesome...Show More Summary

Cinco de Mayo Dining, Art, Fundraisers, and Wrestling too!

Cinco de Mayo is a Los Angeles holiday favorite...and although presidential candidate Donald Trump has managed to alienate Mexicans everywhere, this year's holiday is especially important to celebrate. La CabaƱa Mexican Restaurant, on Rose Avenue just west of Lincoln, is a late night Venice hangout (open until 3am). Show More Summary

Homelessness and Neoliberalism in LA: A Crisis of Values

A state of emergency signals that a catastrophe, social or natural, has challenged or upended civic order. Under states of emergency, normal state functions are often suspended in response to extraordinary circumstances. The L.A. City Council declared a state of emergency over homelessness in Los Angeles last fall. Show More Summary

Jakob Dylan and Friends Rock the Night to Cure Crohn's and Colitis

Last weekend in Los Angeles, when all the teens and the people who still think they are teens were at Coachella, the legendary Troubadour nightclub in West Hollywood was, nonetheless sold out for an amazing show and a great cause. Jakob...Show More Summary

#MambaOut: The End of a Legendary Era

Kobe Bryant went out with a bang, solidifying his legacy as an all-time great. But just how great was he? SIXTY points! That's how much Kobe Bryant, aka the "Black Mamba," scored in his final career game two Wednesday's ago against a playoff-worthy Utah Jazz team. Show More Summary

Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

It was a good idea. I had a plan. The plan required precision timing. I was picking up my dog Stella at the vet before they closed at 4:30pm. I wouldn't have time to take the dog home, so I would drop Stella off with my friend Karen in Burbank. Show More Summary

3 Tips for Starting and Managing Your Own Business

Hispanic small business ownership across the nation has been on the rise in recent years. In fact, according to the Minority Business Development Agency, there are now more than three million Hispanic-owned small businesses in the U.S., generating an estimated $473 billion in revenue. Show More Summary

Bernie's Last Stand: California's June Primary

Improbably, it appears that the June 7th California primary will determine the nomination of both the Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, and the Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump. After winning the New York Democratic primary, Clinton has approximately 1930 delegates, 453 short of the magic number 2383. Show More Summary

California Law Attacks Rehab Facilities

By Zachary Siegel and Allison McCabe Photo via Shutterstock Earlier this year, a small handful of state legislators began what can only be described as an all-out assault on California's behavioral and mental health care industry. They...Show More Summary

Remembering Prince -- My Spot in the Corner

My one and only encounter with Prince came during the late 1980s, an era in Los Angeles when the club scene was ripe with A-listers and the only way inside the door was if you were either one of them, with one of them, or if you were (physically) beautiful. Show More Summary

A One-Stop Genius Bar for U.S. Citizenship

Mega Citizenship Workshop in Long Beach, April 10. Photo by Juan Alaniz. "For 16 years, members of my family tried to become U.S. citizens. We spent thousands of dollars on fraudulent attorneys, we lived under fear and intimidation and we had no idea how to navigate the process. Show More Summary

What Makes This Place Not Another L.A. Tattoo Shop & Other Reasons Women Are Getting Inked At This Venice Spot

A recent study suggested getting lots of tattoos might mean you have a kick-ass immune system. Or, opting for ink might be a way "for people to come together; to learn; to rebel; to respect history and keep tradition alive," says Matt...Show More Summary

Water for Farmers, Even During a Drought

Cowritten by Yvon Chouinard, Founder, Patagonia Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and ex-presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina said recently that environmentalists were the cause of water problems in California because they had blocked the creation of more dams in the state. Show More Summary

California's Big Chance to Set the Gold Standard for Marijuana Policy

"Marijuana is practically legal in California already." Every time I hear this, which is often, I cringe. You certainly wouldn't hear this in any urban center from the people, largely black or brown, who bear the weight of our prohibitionist laws. Show More Summary

A Beautiful Monster, Indeed

Niki was beautiful, and at the tender age of 19, already graced the cover of LIFE Magazine. Her family -- the Saint Phalles -- was the thirteenth oldest family in France. And still, her parents thought that they would "fare better in...Show More Summary

I'm Afraid To Speak Arabic On Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines seems to have embraced an unspoken policy that sees Arabic as a terrorist threat. Virtually every time I travel, aside from international trips, I fly Southwest Airlines. As a loyal customer, I appreciate their low...Show More Summary

Grid110 - How a Group of Diverse Entrepreneurs are Shaping the Tech Ecosystem in Downtown LA

Photo Credit: Marlena Elise Photography Los Angeles has been traditionally known as the center of the entertainment and fashion industries and one of the most multi-culturally diverse cities in the U.S. More recently, Los Angeles has...Show More Summary

Is Kobe Bryant Half a Rapist?

With Kobe Bryant having now played his last game, and with the flood of retrospectives flowing in, Bryant's 2003 rape case is once again a topic of discussion. The case is consistently described as casting a shadow over Bryant's career, but the lingering uncertainty over what really happened is reflected in the way we think about him today. Show More Summary

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