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Should Altadena Pasadena Olin Academy Be Given a Chance to Formally Establish in Northwest Pasadena?

The debate continues. What is the best choice: public education schools, private school, or charter schools? This is a particular important issue within Pasadena and Altadena, especially since Olin Charter founders want to establish the Altadena Pasadena Olin Academy in Northwest Pasadena. Show More Summary

Angelina Jolie's UNBROKEN is Certainly Not Broken (Perhaps Slightly Bent)

all photos from Universal Pictures After the premiere screening of UNBROKEN, the new film from Universal Pictures directed by actress- turned-director Angelina Jolie, I had a chance for a brief talk with her at the Wallis Theatre in Beverly Hills. Show More Summary

A Roving Locus: A Conversation with Amy Adler

I first saw Amy Adler's work at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego many years ago when I was probably still in college. Her "Director" series was being exhibited and the work continues to stick with me over all these years. The...Show More Summary

5 Things Millennials Should Consider Before Buying a Home

Owning your own home was always the cornerstone of the American Dream, but buying seems to have become unattainable for post-recession millennials. By not purchasing property, however, millennials may lose out on some of the advantages...Show More Summary

'Ohana No Ka Oi: Our All-American-Non-Religious Christmas Ritual

'Ohana No Ka Oi --'Ohana, the best My favorite day of the year is Christmas Eve. For as long as I can remember, my family has gathered the night before Christmas at my Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Stan's house in Gardena, a small-city in south central Los Angeles that borders Compton. Show More Summary

More Nails in the Drug War Coffin: Top Stories of 2014

2014 was another nail in the coffin in the United States' disastrous war on drugs. The majority of the country now supports marijuana legalization and Oregon, Alaska and D.C. made it a reality by legalizing it. World leaders like former...Show More Summary

Dispatch From D.C.: A Historic Day for Children at the White House

Last week, I witnessed a historic day for America's young children. President Barack Obama hosted the first-ever White House Summit on Early Education and I was honored to join a broad coalition of business leaders, policymakers, philanthropy,...Show More Summary

Groundwater Issues Still a Hot Topic in California

A massive storm pounded drought-plagued California last week, but it hasn’t eased long-term concerns over the state’s ongoing water issues. During the Almond Conference in Sacramento, Wednesday’s session on “Water: Policy and Politics”...Show More Summary

2014's Top LA Foodstuffs Under $14

(This post originally appeared at The Unemployed Eater!) This time every year I am left to reflect on all the delectable dishes and toothsome treats I shoved down my gullet. For such things, 2014 was surely a banner year - full of fetching food from Pasadena to Atwater to Downtown to WeHo to Santa Monica to Calabasas and everywhere in between. Show More Summary

Hey, L.A., They're Coming Your Way

When you think of Beverly Hills after dark, quiet and serene, you don't picture Broadway belters, noisy crowds and cabaret ingénues packing a club for one of America's most exciting -- and unpredictable -- nights on the town. That'sShow More Summary

Politics of the Oscar Race With Richard Dreyfuss and Sally Kirkland

Brent Roske discusses the politics of the Oscar race with Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss and Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland who's gunning for another nomination for this years 'Archaeology of a Woman'. (Via KCWI's 'Great Day' and the Des Moines Register) CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Sony 'R' Us

The most shocking thing about the digital disemboweling of Sony Pictures' computer data is that anyone would actually find it shocking. That goes for everything from the vulnerability of everyone's personal and proprietary data, notShow More Summary

4 Ways Congress Just Screwed Up Pensions

When the Senate approved the omnibus spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down, it also delivered a blow to some retirees who collect pensions. In a little-discussed provision of the bill, certain multi-employer pension plans were given the go-ahead to reduce pension checks to current recipients by up to 60 percent. Show More Summary

Here's the Full Story About the Vine I Made

As humans we're going to make mistakes. It's what makes us human, and most of the time, the most effective way of learning is from a mistake. I, Nash Grier, have made more mistakes than I can remember. Some big, some small, some nobody has seen, and some millions of people have seen. Show More Summary

Go West, Young Dan

It's been 20 years since a professional football game was played in Los Angeles. For our second-largest city, with all of its wealth, entrepreneurial spirit and energy, that's simply not acceptable. True, you have near-professional quality some years with UCLA and USC. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Has Every Right To Be Upset With Laker Teammates

When Kobe Bryant talks, we listen. That's what five NBA titles and a league MVP get you. As a result, it became national news when the 36-year-old Bryant was caught on camera going after his teammates for a lackluster effort during practice. Show More Summary

And Now for the Reception

I can honestly say that I wasn't sure I'd live to see the day when the freedom to marry was something enjoyed by same-sex couples in every state of the union. In fact 20 years ago, when I committed the Los Angeles LGBT Center to fighting...Show More Summary

Kolikof Caviar: Among the World's Finest!

all photos by Jay As a fervent food-lover, I am wildly envious of a long-time friend of mine named Jim Miller. If you knew Jim as I would know that he settles only for the finest of everything. And just when he thinks he's found...Show More Summary

Dear Ella, Be Proud of Your Beautiful Name

Earlier this week, as I returned to New York after a week in India for the launch of HuffPost India, I learned that while I'd been away, a story that had run on HuffPost Parents had left one of our readers a bit upset. The post was entitled...Show More Summary

Gigi Bermingham and Cabaret Noel

If it's Christmas in LA, it must be Cabaret Noel. This week, actress, singer and director Gigi Bermingham presented her annual celebration of Christmas song at Upstairs at Vitello's Jazz and Supper Club in Studio City. Bermingham is the daughter of a French mother and American GI father who met in France during World War II. Show More Summary

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