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Women Raise Their Voices Grammy Weekend to Uplift Female Innovators

MojaMoja Charity Concert Benefits LA Girl Scouts Interested in Science & Tech Raquel Rodriguez (Photo Credit: Holly Gable) Post the GRAMMY Awards reviews, another music event took place leading up to the highly anticipated award show last Monday. Show More Summary

YoungArts in LA

One of the most exciting and inspiring events in Los Angeles is the annual YoungArts week, which features performances, workshops and art exhibitions by award-winning high school students from Southern California. The National YoungArts Foundation has been providing young artists with life-changing experiences for thirty-five years. Show More Summary

Where Did You Go to School? In Los Angeles, No One Cares

I've lived in Los Angeles for over seven years now. One of the very first things I noticed was just how incredible the weather is, sunny all year round. But right behind that, I noticed that people here never asked me a question that...Show More Summary

It's Still Going to Be a While Before Exide Victims 'Rest Easier'

After it was announced yesterday that Governor Jerry Brown committed $176.6 million to test and decontaminate the 1.7 mile lead-infected community impacted by the now-closed Exide battery plant, a reporter asked me if I would "finally...Show More Summary

Leo Santa Cruz Builds a Legacy in the City of Angels (and Saints)

Photo by Raymond Rodriguez Leo Santa Cruz is the undefeated, undisputed champion of America's best boxing city, Los Angeles. He won that title after defeating Abner Mares, a fellow Angelino, at the Staples Center last August. But boxing...Show More Summary

Spirit of Eddie Anderson Lives on in LA -- Played Role of Jack Benny's Sidekick Rochester

Eddie Anderson, a notable acting and musical talent who became famous as Jack Benny's sidekick Rochester, died in 1977. He specified that upon his death, his home--a spacious mansion built in the West Adams district of Los Angeles---should...Show More Summary

ScotsFestival XXIII: A Celebration of All Things Celtic

photo credit: Jennifer Havenner ScotsFestival XXIII kicked off Valentine's Day weekend with a celebration that brought out the Scot in everyone. The incredible diversity of Celtic heritage and identity brought life and magic to the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. The day started off with the traditional Address to the Haggis. Show More Summary

2016 LA Art Show and the LA River

One of the most important focuses of the recent LA Art Show was a dialogue about the Los Angeles River and its relationship to art, moderated by Marisa Calchiolo, with guest speakers Edward Hughes, curator of exhibitions at the Museum...Show More Summary

Mining the States of City Minds: 3

In "Mining the States of City Minds," a recent blog, I introduced my approach to experiencing the texture of city life in Venice, California and writing up the resulting stories with a type of literary journalism. This kind of writing,...Show More Summary

Ladies Who Dare

Today, I want to talk about a few artists whose art made me stare, think, and wonder. I'm talking about artists whom I got the chance to meet in the last couple of weeks and ask some questions. And all of them are smart, eloquent, and courageous women. Show More Summary

Kern County: The Best Investment High Speed Rail Can Make

If it's true that "what you see depends on where you sit," then we in Bakersfield and Kern County seem to have packed up all our belongings and moved to a new seat on the bus. Actually, in this case, let's call it a train. In fact, let's call it High Speed Rail. Show More Summary

Erotic Artist Makes Los Angeles Debut in Downtown Because Naughty Girls Need Love Too (NSFW)

Thursday night, Feb. 11, in downtown LA, Beautiful Losers' Aaron Rose, a legend in the Los Angeles and New York art, film, and commercial industry since the 1990s, curated a show with the opening of La Rosa Social Club, an ephemeralShow More Summary

Eli Broad's Plan to Take Over Half of LAUSD: Silver Bullet or Poison Pill?

Eli Broad's $490 million plan is being touted as the silver bullet to save education in Los Angeles Unified Schools (LAUSD). His plan would create 260 new charter schools, enrolling about 130,000 students, nearly half of LAUSD by the year 2023. Show More Summary

We Went Solar, and So Should You -- Because It's Free

For years my wife and I have been getting phone calls about going solar, and for years we've ignored them because it was just too expensive. But today 26 solar panels are mounted on the south side of our roof. Each panel is worth over $1000, but they didn't cost us a cent. Show More Summary

Why Is Marijuana Banned? The Real Reasons Are Worse Than You Think

By Johann Hari Across the world, more and more people are asking: Why is marijuana banned? Why are people still sent to prison for using or selling it? Most of us assume it's because someone, somewhere sat down with the scientific evidence,...Show More Summary

You Say You Want a Revolution ...

It's on. Well, a counter-revolution on the Republican side, with the billionaire bully boy Donald Trump reasserting his authoritarian appeal over the once Grand Old Party with a smashing 20-point triumph in a crowded New Hampshire primary. Show More Summary

You Say You Want a Revolution ...

It's on. Well, a counter-revolution on the Republican side, with the billionaire bully boy Donald Trump reasserting his authoritarian appeal over the once Grand Old Party with a smashing 20-point triumph in a crowded New Hampshire primary. Show More Summary

Searching for Detroit and Los Angeles

I finally got around to watching Searching for Sugarman, the excellent 2013 documentary about Sixto Rodriguez by Malik Bendjelloul. Seeing the film, my mind circled back as it does sometimes, to Detroit. In the documentary about theShow More Summary

RockSTAR: Music Education With An Edge

I started piano lessons when I was five years old. My grandmother was a professional musician and music teacher, and it was desperately hoped that I had inherited at least a little bit of her talent. Turns out, musical talent is a much more elusive gene than one might expect. Show More Summary

Enough Hand-Wringing and Kneejerk Blowback: Let's Rethink Metro's Ridership Slump, New Tax

The recent LA Times article which highlighted a ridership slump at Metro has occasioned much hand-wringing, kneejerk blowback and rationalization among self-styled transit hipsters. The article points out how, despite ongoing expenditures of billions of dollars, Metro continues to struggle to get people to use public transportation. Show More Summary

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