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Color of the Year

The Color of the Year! Did you know that the first impression of your home is on average worth $24,000? According to Century 21, the first impression a buyer has of your home can impact the perceived value by up to 8 percent. This means...Show More Summary

Movie Night at RAY'S & THE STARK BAR!

All photos by Jay If you read my recent Huffington story about the Movie Academy's wonderful Hollywood Costume Exhibit at the future home of the Academy Film Museum, you may recall that I strongly suggested that you end your visit with a meal at the equally wonderful RAY'S & THE STARK BAR (5905 Wilshire Blvd. Show More Summary

5 Things You Should Know About the California Election

Election day is upon us. What should California voters know? 1. Jerry Brown will be re-elected as the governor. Drought-stricken California could be hit with torrential rain. Wildfires could sweep the state. A blue moon could shine for three nights in a row. Show More Summary

A Dodgers Fan in a Giants World

I grew up a Dodger fan in Southern California, but my family uprooted to northern California when I was 14. With seven years of little league under my belt and a deep love for the likes of Mike Piazza, Raul Mondessi and Hideo Nomo, I...Show More Summary

Nightcrawler Nation

When I heard my research into the amount of time local TV news spends on crime (plenty) and government (nearly nada) coming out of Jake Gyllenhaal's mouth, I could have kissed him. If he'd added that those same civically negligent, inflammatory...Show More Summary

7 Things Adoptive Parents Should Never, Ever Do

I am Mom to two amazing children born in China. We adopted Sophie -- now 17 -- when she was five. Simon was four when we adopted him; he is now 14. Based on my experience, here are seven things adoptive parents should never, ever do: 1. Show More Summary

Break the Cycle of Mass Incarceration

When politicians want to show their constituents that they're concerned about their safety and well-being, they'll say that they're "tough on crime." It's an easy enough position to take. Nobody likes crime. Everyone wants to live in...Show More Summary

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Michelle Coursey and Matthew Karl Gale, Vintage Aficionados

This eclectic pair -- she's a professional makeup artist, he's a designer -- met while engaged in their favorite leisure-time pursuit: dressing in period clothing with thousands of other vintage enthusiasts at events on Governor's Island and other locations around New York City. Show More Summary

Insurers Spending Cash, Spreading Fear in High-Stakes California Showdown

As I predicted two months ago, California voters have been bombarded by a group with a consumer-friendly name warning that a vote for a ballot initiative tomorrow would allow "one politician" to "interfere" with their health care treatment...Show More Summary

The 'Stop Bill Maher' UC Berkeley Petition Is How Islamists, Not Liberals, Promote Free Speech

First and foremost, there's a new UC Berkeley petition in the name of free speech aimed at keeping Bill Maher's invitation to speak on campus. This petition makes reference to Berkeley being the "home of the Free Speech Movement" and is a relevant, thought provoking rebuttal to the petition against Maher's invitation. Show More Summary

They Hope You Won't Wake Up

Here's the bottom line. The Tea Party Republicans and their Big Business and Wall Street allies plan to grab what they want while ordinary people sleep through this election. They want ordinary Americans to stay home on Election Day. To them, high voter turnout is like daylight to a burglar -- or for that matter to a vampire. Show More Summary

The LA County Supervisor's Race is a Big Deal

So how big a deal is it being a Los Angeles County Supervisor? It is a pretty big deal. I recall when I worked for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee during the 1980's and we held a hearing on intergovernmental transfers from the Federal...Show More Summary

The Candidate: Election Season Classic May Ease Pain As It Entertains

"Some good souls found The Candidate cynical. I wonder what they'll think when they read this portrait of the real-life Jerry Brown... This is the book that could force the little fox into the open." Jeremy Larner author of the Academy...Show More Summary

Knott's 'Special Ops: Infected' Proves That Wide Open Spaces Can Be Just as Scary as Dark Twisty Mazes

It sounds like an interesting challenge. Staging an authentic-looking zombie apocalypse while -- at the same time -- not scratching up any of Grizzly Creek Lodge's nice new furniture. But that's exactly what Jon Cooke has spent the past five-and-a-half weeks doing. Show More Summary

My AA: Approval Anonymous

In my entire 40 years, I've never once been high or intoxicated. Still, an AA program would serve me well. Approval Anonymous. A support group that could help eliminate my need to be accepted by other people and direct me toward the sense of self that I am just beginning to claim after decades of living inauthentically. Faggot. Show More Summary

Dia de los Muertos: Honoring Our Loved Ones by Voting to End the War on Drugs

Like many Latinos throughout the Americas, I will be celebrating Dia de los Muertos this year by building an altar in honor of those whom I hold most dear in my life that have left this world but not left me. And spending the past year...Show More Summary

12 Signs That You Are a Teenager From Los Angeles

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a teenager from Los Angeles? Are you like most teenagers in Los Angeles? Have you ever taken a photo with the Urban Light at LACMA? See how many times you have been caught indulging in these Los Angeles teen trends with the following 12 signs below. 1. Show More Summary

Aye Carumba! Ole, Ole! The Dances That Are Connecting People Throughout L.A. and Around the World

Salsa dancers in Pacific Palisades, CA - Photographed by Lisa Konczal/Vérité Creative Los Angeles provides a level of diversity like few other places. Home to nearly four million people (L.A. county at a good ten million) it lends itself...Show More Summary

On Election Night, Check out the Happiest Place on Earth

The birthplace of modern conservatism and the "happiest place on Earth", Orange County, California may be known for its sunshine, orange groves, and wealth. But it also has deep political roots. Once home to a thriving chapter of the...Show More Summary

My Top 5 Meat Cities in the U.S.

What's the best meat city in the U.S.? A reporter from a major international newspaper asked me this question recently, and it set me thinking about some of the most interesting carnivorous excesses I had during my 30-city book tour for Man Made Meals this spring and summer. Show More Summary

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