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Moms shouldn't have to worry that they have to choose between paying the rent and keeping their families healthy, between food and a trip to the doctor. But these are just the types of impossible situations many immigrant mothers find themselves in every day.
As our healthcare system slowly begins to make the changes necessary to keep it afloat, you might get more nagging phone calls from your doctor's office, or even from your pharmacist.
Yesterday, when I left the opening of the dramatic "Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic" exhibit at the Autry National Museum (4700 Western Heritage...
Have you ever gone through a situation that led you to have to make a transition to a new city? Have you recently gotten a divorce? Have you just graduated college? Did you lose your home to foreclosure?
My full expenditure for the Echoplex show was one 20-dollar bill, one utterly ruined page of notes in a brand-new notebook, one lost pen and approximately eight and a half hours of my life. But what I gained was worth a million lost pens.
There was no time for grief, especially when anger and indignation was so much more empowering. Of course, what I'm painfully learning 25 years later is that you can put grief off, but you can't ever escape it. Unless you process it, unless you deal with it, it haunts you for the rest of your life.
On May 21, the voters of Los Angeles will have the opportunity to weigh in on the most pervasive problem facing America today -- money in politics -- through Proposition C on the mayoral ballot.
It is a very powerful statement coming from a faculty united in defense of survivors of sexual assault and their allies. We now wait to see how the college president, Jonathan Veitch, moves forward.
As you've probably heard, the Senate is now selling a new brand of immigration reform bill called the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization...
Enrollment is at a 20-year low due to massive budget cuts. These cuts mean hundreds of thousands of students are unable to access college, according to the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).
It has been seven weeks since the sudden death of Patrick, my partner of 23 years. You might say that I have stepped out for intermission. Maybe I could tell you that the production has been shut down, that the play will be rewritten for later debut in a more hospitable season.
Operas and movies are like opposites that attract but can rarely live together. New movies, like old operas, get the big houses. New operas, like old movies, get the small houses. Got that? The LA Opera did.
As they spend more and more time together their friendship subtly transforms, evoking that butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling that only a first crush can. It's a beautifully told almost-love story set to the music of local ska bands, the melancholy vocals of Carla Morrison, and other genre-remixing Latino artists.
I see so clearly now how a sense of community is perhaps what we now need more than ever, as more of our time is spent plugged into some technological device or other and the world seems more unstable than ever.
Teenagers don't listen anyway, right? Maybe it's a good thing because the advice we offer them is probably time-warped flawed. When I think back to all the things my mother used to say to me five decades ago, only one kernel still rings of the truth. It was when she said, 'You need to make your own mistakes. Just please try not to make the same ones I did.'
So, what is the message of Iron Man 3? That's a question with a multi-faceted answer. Even if it only refers to the political message. Be advised that there are major spoilers ahead, so proceed, or not, on your own hook.
Looking for a different way to honor your mom on Sunday? Here are our ideas for non-traditional, creative and unusual ways to spend the day together -- with a focus on music, art and nature!
It seems many do not know THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IS LAW and its major provisions will be implemented SOON!
I would give anything to spend one more day with you, to hug you, kiss you and tell you I love you. That can't happen, so I'm channeling those dreams into a new purpose in life. You showed me how to love myself and fight for what's right, so I'm devoting myself to doing the same for others.
Unfortunately the weekend only comes, appropriately enough, once a week, and sadly only consists of two days. It's fair enough to say that once it finally arrives, we want to make the best of it!