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Not Your Parents' LADOT

One of the nice things about shopping for food and eating in France is that the quality is assured by rigorous government regulation. While some boulangeries are better than others, in general consumers can find a good quality baguette...Show More Summary

Sister Sam of St. Vincent's 'Meals on Wheels' -- My Idea of a Saint!

Sister Sam with LL Cool J, his wife Simone Smith, and Wolfgang Puck photo from Meals on Wheels It's no secret to my Huffington readers that I'm not a great fan of organized religions. Over the course of a long life I have witnessed too many examples of the deleterious effects many religions have inflicted upon the world. Show More Summary

Why It Sucks Going To The Bank As a Woman

"Men do not take me seriously, so I have to act like a bitch." This is what I texted my mother after leaving the bank today. I am a 30-year-old editor at The Huffington Post and I am in escrow on a condo in Los Angeles. I have gone into...Show More Summary

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Leif Becker, Karate World Record Holder

Being able to do what you love these days, much less being able to connect it to a great cause, isn't easy. Karate master Becker, who holds the world record for most boards broken in one minute, has combined his unique talent with his desire to combat bullying of children -- a fitting match, when you think about it. Show More Summary

Turkoglu, Clippers Too Much for Kings

Photo by Tony Harvey While the Los Angeles Clippers have closed the gap on the fifth playoff spot after the Dallas Mavericks' loss Wednesday night, the Kings are still trying to figure out how to win under new head coach George Karl. Former Sacramento player Hedo Turkoglu was the surprise threat no one saw coming. Show More Summary

A Star on the Rise at The Raymond

I love to trust in the recommendations of a good chef. When done right, there's nothing better (taste-wise) or more exhilarating than a carefully crafted tasting menu. I like to think of it as a journey that satisfies all the senses,...Show More Summary

My Q and A With Claire Sexton on How Sleep -- and Lack of Sleep -- Affects Our Brains

How does the brain change as we age, and what steps can we take to help our brains stay healthy as time goes by? These are some of the questions Claire Sexton, a post-doctoral research assistant at the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, is asking. Show More Summary

Escape From L.A.: Cambria

As a freelancer, I'm always looking to take my work on the road. Fortunately, on any given day I can work from a hotel room, restaurant or camping spot. As many in L.A. are becoming a part of the freelance economy, I thought I'd share...Show More Summary

How's [the Trash] Business in LA? Picking Up.

Today, we're talking garbage. That title is a riff on the punch line of a Borscht Belt joke about a rags bottles man (junk collector). But trash in LA is no laughing matter. In fact, it's so serious that a team led by City Administrative...Show More Summary

What Can a Mom Do When Climate Change Hits Home?

My youngest son lives for skiing. It is, I know, a rather privileged hobby to have, and we are not a particularly well-off family. But when I took him at the age of 4 to ski for the first time in California's Lake Tahoe, he showed me...Show More Summary

Wearing of the Green

St.Patrick's Day became an official public holiday in Ireland in 1903. Though the "story" of St. Patrick first appeared in 1726, still it may be much older, since Saint Patrick was around long before that in (c. AD 385-461). March 17th...Show More Summary

"Switzerland" At the Geffen Stars a Wondrous Laura Linney!

all photos by Michael Lamont for the Geffen I have visited Switzerland a half-dozen times in my life, mainly to ski and socialize in St. Moritz and to dine at what was once considered the finest restaurant in Europe, therefore the world. Show More Summary

The Persistent Dreams of the Tunnel Builders

Some of the people seated around the long table in the elegant dark wooded South Pasadena home have been fighting the idea of a five-mile long tunnel nearly 200 feet beneath their feet for decades. To them, that tunnel is the multi-headed hydra that they beat down, but only for a while, and then it pops up again. Show More Summary

Talking Tapas With Chef Chris Garasic of Zinc at Shade

As transplanted New Yorkers living in Southern California, we never thought we'd find happy hour food in Manhattan Beach to rival that of our favorite hang-outs in Manhattan. Yet, last weekend, during a stay at the luxury boutique hotel,...Show More Summary

The Immigration Debate Is Not About Legality, It's About Culture

The Republican Party has tried in every way conceivable to throw a wrench in President Obama's executive order to provide legal status to about five million immigrants who entered or stayed in the country without authorization. Yet everything is failing for the Grand Old Party. Show More Summary

Kevin Spacey Should Host the Oscars!

all photos from the Academy Those of us who are streaming new episodes of Netflix' House of Cards are all seeing the brilliance of Kevin Spacey as President Frank Underwood. And last night he did an hour long interview with Charlie Rose. Show More Summary

Melrose Umbrella Co. Turns One

The L.A. cocktail scene is always morphing. Rarely does its landscape ever hold steady--what with new bars opening and closing and cocktail programs adapting to new seasons and trends. Sometimes the tried and true vanguards give way to upstarts like Melrose Umbrella Co. Show More Summary

Feds Say Pot is Illegal, but Using Pesticide on it is Not?

A new study raises concerns about state and federal laws regarding harmful pesticide use in the production of marijuana. The analysis by the nonprofit group Beyond Pesticides says that six medical- or recreational-legal states, including...Show More Summary

America's Quirkiest Cities (PHOTOS)

To Caitlin Sandburg, her hometown of San Francisco provides a safe haven--for oddballs. "Once you've been here long enough, nothing surprises you," says the hospitality exec. "Whether it's a naked person walking down the street, someone dressed in full drag, or 'Burning Man' types, no one really raises an eyebrow. Show More Summary

John Cantwell's Triumphant Tribute to 70s Cinema in Fade To Connie

John Cantwell, the wittiest, raunchiest visionary of Los Angeles' underground theater scene, returns to Silver Lake's The Cavern Club with Fade To Connie his darkest, most inventive chapter yet in the ever-expanding "Connie" series.Show More Summary

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