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On the Menu: 7 Questions With Chef Luigi Fineo

RivaBella is a celebrity hot spot on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Michelin-starred chef Luigi Fineo may rub elbows with the stars, but it's his accolades and authentic Italian fare that keep people coming back for more. Born in Italy, Fineo trained at the Italian Culinary Institute I.P.S.S.A.R.T. Show More Summary

California Continues to Lead the Nation in Child Privacy Protection

As technology transforms every facet of our lives, educators are implementing exciting new tools that will help our children learn the critical skills they need and prepare them for the 21st Century economy. California has taken theShow More Summary

One Rockin' Woman Who Does It All

Since the inception of Women Empowered, I have come across many women from all walks of life and a considerable number of female entrepreneurs. There's a thriving female entrepreneurial community here in Los Angeles and many have inspirational stories that are the driving force behind their businesses. Show More Summary

October Options: 6 Tricks for Treats for the Family this Weekend

The JPL Open House happens just once a year, so don't miss this chance to get inside the hallowed So Cal institution. Other treats this weekend include an artisan fair downtown, a Hello Kitty convention, Gone Girl in theaters and a new play at the Wallis. There's always more on our website - come visit The Family Savvy and see.

How I Grew to Love Being Ethnically Chinese

Growing up, the fluorescent streets of Tainan, rich with some of the best food in Asia, were as much of a fixture in my life as the never-ending, blistering hot pavement of Reseda Boulevard. In elementary school, I excelled in reading...Show More Summary

Brown's Tax and Spending Spree

The Great Recession ended in 2009, but its effects are still being felt within state budgets. To close the gap between higher spending and lower-than-expected government revenues, governors took varying approaches. Some, like North Carolina's Governor Pat McCrory, cut spending and taxes to breathe new life into their economies. Show More Summary

Kiss Me, Kate at the Pasadena Playhouse Is Too Darn Hot for Sure!

Kiss me, Kate is classic Cole Porter! Originally premiering in 1948, the musical won five Tony awards and undoubtedly was the show that propelled Cole Porter into the spotlight. Kiss me, Kate is a parody of a backstage view of a whimsical...Show More Summary

Why Didn't LAUSD Perform a Tech Review Before iPad/MiSiS Purchase?

This piece was originally published at K12NN's The Wire. Bad ed tech deals continue to plague LAUSD -- currently in its second month of meltdown, the MiSiS student tracking and class scheduling software mandated by a court-ordered consent...Show More Summary

Why the Supreme Court Waited on Marriage Equality

Today the Supreme Court announced it would not hear a marriage equality case in the near future, turning down several appeals of lower court rulings that voided bans on same-sex marriage. No doubt this is a disappointment to many who have been waiting for the Court to declare marriage equality a constitutionally protected right. Show More Summary

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?

In some of the Los Angeles neighborhoods with a reputation for being health and fitness conscious, a scary but preventable disease has begun affecting young children at abnormally high rates. The disease, pertussis, also known as whooping...Show More Summary

Hubris, and How Matt Kemp's Swing Saved LA (For the Moment)

I'm a native New Yorker. A sports junkie. I grew up worshipping the New York Yankees of the 50s and 60s. The Bronx Bombers. Mickey Mantle. Whitey Ford. World Series champs year after year. We took their winning for granted. Came to expect it. Show More Summary

All Eyes on Los Angeles

Peace Angels Project Peace Sign sculpture, 2014 Created from ICBM nuclear and high grade stainless 3' x 6" x 6" The Peace Angels Project was created in 1992 as a contemporary sword to plowshares art movement. Art shifts consciousness. Show More Summary

Quick Quiz: Find Out If Your Rent Is Too High

In a post-recession world, renting is way different. Mortgages are tougher to obtain, more people are renting, and those who are renting are staying renters for longer periods of time. Demand for rental housing continues to increase, and rent prices are climbing. It's no wonder renters believe their rent payments are too expensive. Show More Summary

Mapping the World as She Imagines It: Xuchi Naungayan Eggleton

"We map the world as it is -- not as people would like it to be," announced the National Geographic, shortly after Russian soldiers stormed Ukrainian military bases in Crimea, and the National Geographic was reportedly preparing to change...Show More Summary

The Best Fast-Food Burger inL.A. is at..THE HABIT BURGER GRILL!

all photos by Jay My passion for In-n-Out Burger is well-known to my Huffington readers. I have been writing about them since moving to L.A. in the early Seventies, and my Huffington blog about their Secret Menu is, I am told, one of the most popular stories every published on the website. Show More Summary

Flying Blind and Dirty: A Second Chat With the Staggering Taylor Momsen

I'm waking up -- very much alone -- after a night involving complimentary Jameson drinks at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, a former Miss Universe contestant and several listens to Bob Dylan's sprawling masterpiece "Brownsville Girl." My head is exploding and I'm craving coconut water to battle dehydration. Show More Summary

A Weekend of Great New German Films Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre

For movie fans, one of the best perks of living in Los Angeles is the fantastic array of cultural film festivals all year long: in February, there's L.A. Italia, in May the Japan Film Festival, and from Oct. 9 to 12 this year, the Eighth...Show More Summary

Definitive Guide to DIY Film Festival Distribution: 10 Steps

Hanging out with Michael Gamilla, Pat Dwyer, and Aaron Tone at the Rochester Film Festival I was at a San Francisco Film Society party last night speaking to someone who had just had to do a festival distribution for a friend's short film. Show More Summary

Knott's Scary Farm Debuts New Formats at Halloween Haunt 2014: Opening Weekend Review

It wasn't even 6:45 when the Tricksters opened the gates, glowering at all who entered. Just past the entrance, a crowd accreted, anticipating the opening moment in front of a house-like façade decorated with flat wooden skulls, tombstones, and tarot cards. Show More Summary

California Chips Away at the Stigma of Addiction

It's not every day that a state does something compassionate and sensible for people who use drugs, but recently, California did just that. On September 15, Governor Brown signed AB 1535 (Bloom), which will allow people who use drugs...Show More Summary

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