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Decriminalizing School Discipline

I believe the purpose of public schools is to educate not exclude children and to help identify and meet child needs, not make children serve adult convenience, self interest, and systems. So huge reforms are required in school discipline...Show More Summary

The Coral Reef Challenge Is Here

Photo: Rozanne Holmes, a wave breaks in front of the Scripps Institution in La Jolla. The coral reef challenge is here! Two big wave surfers from La Jolla, California, and Hawaii, Clinton Edwards and Clifford Kapono, are spear heading the challenge to image the world's best surf spots. Show More Summary

P.S. ARTS Puts a New Twist on a Taste of Venice!

"Taste of Venice"... it was the first "official" year that P.S. ARTS would present the event. Originally dubbed Taste of Abbot Kinney, the event was conceived and presented by Inside Out Community Arts for the past several years. Last year, P.S. Show More Summary

I Make 6 Figures -- And I Still Wouldn't Send My Kids to Private School

In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses. Today, one father explains why he was adamant about sending his kids toShow More Summary

It Takes a Village to Save a Dog

It was her eyes that caught my attention. I don't think I've ever seen a dog whose eyes were the same color as her fur - cocoa-colored with beautiful golden highlights. She peered out through the bars of her cage, her eyes sparklingShow More Summary

The Sunset Strip Music Festival

Jane's Addiction performs at the House of Blues Two blocks of the sunset strip are arguably the most important in the history of rock and roll. I took a walk along them last Saturday during the Sunset Strip Music Festival, now in its seventh year and bigger than ever. Show More Summary

'LA Loves Alex's Lemonade Stan' Benefit a Huge Success!

Two of the founders of the event, Caroline Styne and Suzanne Goin. all photos by Jay Did you ever put a bite of food into your mouth and suddenly realize that what you were eating was truly astonishing? As a restaurant critic, I find it happening only a very few times during the year. Show More Summary

The Disease That Defined My Generation

PBS recently aired a documentary, The Boomer List, examining the life stories and experiences of those born in the United Sates between 1946 and 1964. According to these parameters, I too am a baby boomer having been born in 1963. But...Show More Summary

Sundance Embraces TV Writers in New Episodic Story Lab

Mention Sundance, and people immediately think indie film. But the institute is evoking its "story first" ethos and branching out into the world of episodic content. Sundance will hold its inaugural episodic story lab at the Sundance Resort in Utah from Sept. Show More Summary

Kershaw Concludes Brilliant Season on Mound, Jolts Dodgers Into Playoffs

Clayton Kershaw is a human, and like any human, can make mistakes. Try telling that to the San Francisco Giants. In 25 starts against the Giants in his career, he is 14-5 with a 1.43 ERA. In 189.0 innings pitched against the club, he has struck out 191 batters and given up just 124 hits and 34 walks. Show More Summary

Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival: Where Beautiful Food and People Meet

You know you are at an Orange County wine and food festival when you're surrounded by sun-kissed beautiful people with their Hermes belts, designer sun-dresses, Prada bags and button down shirts to taste and drink through some of Orange County's best eateries and establishments. The Inaugural Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival was a huge success. Show More Summary

Is This Behavior Killing Your Friendships?

Last week, I had one of those absolutely awful days. In Internet-speak, it was a "Worst. Day. Ever." I'll spare you the details, but suffice to say when I got home, I did something unusual: I phoned a friend. My closest friends and I are in almost daily contact. Show More Summary

Monks, Family Art Encounters, Beetlejuice, and La Traviata

We have embarked upon fall, and there's no end to your family's weekend options. Four Buddhist monks are sand-painting a mandala at the Hammer, two museums have excellent kid art drop-ins, and La Traviata wraps up at the LA Opera. Or,...Show More Summary

UK's Pro-Union 'Better Together' Unveils Future Plans

For all of us Californians fascinated by the recent Scottish independence referendum and the developments in the UK, the following article from the "Westminster Daily News," which, unfortunately, is not widely available in the Golden State, gives us an inside view of history-in-the-making. Show More Summary

Acting on Climate Change From the Bottom Up

Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) gave these remarks at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York on Sept. 23. UNITED NATIONS -- California very strongly supports the efforts of states and cities to do their part to combat climate change. Show More Summary

Why Child Welfare Investigation Delays in California Are Unacceptable

If your children reported that they had been mistreated or assaulted in any way, it wouldn't take long for you to address the issue and assure your children that they would be kept safe. Then why is it that children in the child welfare...Show More Summary

Lydia Davis: Reading 'Goodbye Louise'

"Linda, Lyidia, Lindon, Lyda..." The acclaimed American short story writer Lydia Davis reads an ongoing piece of writing -- 'a false autobiography' -- of mistakes made about her name and profession. It's funny! In this video Lydia Davis (b. Show More Summary

The Secret to a Happy Life? Think Inspiration, Not Money

About six years ago, I received the startling news that I had breast cancer. The diagnosis arrived shortly after I went to work at Cedars-Sinai as chief of surgery. Happiness, of course, was fleeting during those months as I underwent...Show More Summary

Changing How California Teaches History

History can be either a boring, anachronistic and even disempowering subject for children, or a magnificently life-changing and worldview-shaping one. California is at a moment now when it has to choose which of these approaches our schools will get to teach. Show More Summary

How Should Our Society Deal With People Who Use Drugs?

The war on drugs is a cruel joke. The U.S. spends more than $50 billion a year on the "war on drugs" with the goal of creating a "drug-free society" -- yet there has never been a "drug-free society" in the history of civilization. Virtually all of us take drugs every single day. Show More Summary

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