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Lani Hall's Audio Book, EMOTIONAL MEMOIRS, is Worth a Listen!

all photos by Jay Lani Hall Alpert, the author who reads her book. I have never before listened to an audio book. How Luddite is that of me? I am just old-fashioned enough to think that I needed to have the heft of a hardcover book in my hands to read it. Show More Summary

LA Metro's Next CEO

So who will it be? An insider from the County transportation agency? An out-of-towner who knows how to build and manage a large urban transit system? A transit rider. I am rooting for the transplant with experience and a loaded Metro TAP card. Show More Summary

Construction of California's High-Speed Rail Could Increase Risk of Fungal Infection

Depending on who you talk to, the 68 billion dollar high-speed rail project from San Francisco to Los Angeles is either an innovative project that will decrease green house gases and lessen auto travel or is an expensive, under-funded project that will milk taxpayers, negatively impact the environment, and not improve the lives of most Californians. Show More Summary

17 Changes Every Woman Goes Through In Her Late 20s

1. The majority of your Friday nights will consist of couch, wine and Netflix and you will be TOTALLY fine with that. The thought of going out on a Friday after a long week sounds both awful and terrifying. Once a month, this thought will also feel exciting, but after you brave it, you'll be a mess for days. Show More Summary

A Monster of a Burger at LA's BLVD 16

On a recent dinner out at BLVD 16, the trendy restaurant/lounge in the Kimpton Hotel Palomar in Los Angeles, I ordered their signature burger. Yes, despite the fact that I was eating with my husband and daughter, both of whom are vegetarians,...Show More Summary

The Gem and Jam Festival L.A. Pre-Party

Photo Credit: Miles Najera On Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7 p.m., a portal opened on Hollywood Boulevard. If you were lucky enough to step through this portal, then you discovered the sacred celebration of the Gem and Jam Festival L.A. Show More Summary

Allred, Jayne to Receive LGBT Ally 'Elgy' Awards Thursday Night in L.A.-Public Invited

LGBTs In The News returns to Hollywood as The Los Angeles Press Club @ Steve Allen Theater welcomes a panel of leading LGBT journalists, activists and allies for a night of engaging conversation and audience participation--and you're...Show More Summary

Contemporary Artist Sona Mirzaei Gives Her Art a Workout!

2014 proved to be a busy year for artist Sona Mirzaei. "2015 is going to be even bigger and better," laughed Mirzaei. See image: courtesy of the artist; Sona Mirzaei with Peter Frank (Huffington Post and Fabrik Magazine) and George Melrod (Art Ltd Magazine) at the LA Art Show A determined artist, Mirzaei knows what she wants and goes after it. Show More Summary

You Need to Know: About That Drought

So maybe you've heard that Californians are going through a dry spell. In fact, things are really rough, with dry, gravely ground; wilting, exhausted lawns; and residents who would just like to take a long, carefree shower (even as they are encouraged to report water wasters). Show More Summary

Before Your Favorite Teacher Dies

On City Cisco Island, Aunt Suzy saw funny men. That sentence is a mnemonic that Mr. Jaeger taught us. The first letter of each word stands for a molecule in the Krebs citric acid cycle, the pathway that converts food to energy. The O...Show More Summary

Langer's - The World's Best Pastrami!

all photos by Jay Today's debate was fierce among the four avowed food-lovers sitting at a patio table at Meizhou Dong Po, the amazing Chinese restaurant in the Century City Westfield Mall. The subject was.... pastrami. EntrepreneurShow More Summary

The Nation Should Follow California's Lead on Student Privacy

California has a long, well-deserved reputation as a center for public policy innovation. Long before Washington decided to increase fuel-efficiency standards in cars, California passed its own tougher rules. While Congress remains deadlocked...Show More Summary

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Jose Ferrer, Jockey

Far too small at age 19 for baseball, his favorite sport, Ferrer decided to try horse racing. His long and successful career -- he's 50 now -- has forged a man who experience of and knowledge about the Sport of Kings is tough to surpass. Show More Summary

The L.A. Art Show, Dark Progressivism: Metropolis Rising

Now in its 20th year, the Los Angeles Art Show concluded this past weekend. However, it has only been in the past few years that its international recognition has reached levels of significant importance in regards to diversity, while simultaneously recognizing the burgeoning local scene coming from the last stop on the Western frontier. Show More Summary

Kimberly Merrill: 'Divine Journey' at Lora Schlesinger Gallery

From Whence We Came, 2014 oil on canvas panel 22-1/2 x 26-1/2" fr. At Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica, painter Kimberly Merrill is showing a group of fifteen works that explore themes of spirituality, human connection and saintliness. Show More Summary

Sitting In Bars With Cake: 1 Year Later, a Book Deal and a Boyfriend

In 2013, I took 50 cakes to bars around Los Angeles in hopes of baiting a boyfriend. It seemed like a practical plan: bake cakes, take them to bars, a nice guy would surface, and we'd move in together after a tastefully long courtship. That's...Show More Summary

What a Month: 6 Ideas to Keep You Busy in LA

We are excited about an excellent program about endangered language at The Hammer on Tuesday (1/27), pumped to show the kids the Samurai at LACMA, eager to giggle and play at the The Hello Kitty exhibit downtown, and there are all those Oscar-nominated films to catch up on (and Bradley Cooper to ogle). Show More Summary

John Kiewicz, Automobile Renaissance Man, R.I.P.

The road giveth, and the road taketh away. John Kiewicz, who passed away on January 6 at the age of 44 while riding his motorcycle in Malibu, knew this all too well. A writer and photo editor for numerous car magazines, a publicist for...Show More Summary

'The Marvelous Wonderettes,' San Pedro Theatre Club, San Pedro, CA

In olden times, to commemorate a rite of passage, young people would gather in a public space in the company of chaperones to sing with and dance to music. The music was a confession, it was a catharsis. It told of crushes, first loves, and all manner of attendant, tempest in a teacup sorrows. Show More Summary

Kings Fall to Clippers Without Cousins

Photo by Randall Benton/Sacramento Bee It was announced before the start of the game that both DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay will be out of the lineup. But midway through the first quarter Gay checked in and added some spark to an already dominant offense. Show More Summary

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