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The Best Beach Towns to Explore on Foot

After weeks of uninterrupted summer heat, you might be dreaming of a beach getaway. Refreshing dips in the ocean, sandy beaches, strolls along the boardwalk, sticky ice cream cones and cool breezes are the perfect remedy for the stresses of daily life. Show More Summary

Diplomatic Relations Restored With Cuba - My Trip There With Mary Hemingway!

Mary Hemingway and Fidel Castro with your reporter! all photos by Jay You saw the news today......after 54 years the U.S. has restored diplomatic relations with Cuba, with embassies being reopened in both countries. Which brought to mind my trip to Cuba some years ago with Mary Hemingway, the fourth and last wife of America's most famous novelist. Show More Summary

One Can't Have Too Many Picassos, But Many Jeff Koons Is a Problem

Even here in Santa Monica, close to the ocean, it's so damn hot right now. So, let's talk about something cool, very cool. How about the recently renovated Musée Picasso in Paris? Its remodeling was much too expensive and painfully protracted...Show More Summary

Carrying the Torch for Inclusion, After the Games Are Over

The largest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Summer Olympic games is coming soon. All the visibility of the Special Olympics World Games may make it appear that individuals with disabilities are full and active participants in our society. Show More Summary

A Response to Peter Dreier

Using false accusations and twisted logic, Professor Peter Dreier's post, "Why LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich Hired a Phony Corporate-Backed 'Research' Firm to Kill the Minimum Wage Plan," (7-8-15) attempted to indict the Employment...Show More Summary

The 7 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed

By: Grant Marek Credit: Flickr/Joe Parks From Yosemite and Big Sur, to Joshua Tree and Santa Barbara, California is home to some of the most beautiful places on the West Coast, nay, the country, nay, THE WORLD, okay reverse nay, still just the country. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Girls Win National Soccer Championship

A southern California, under-13, girls soccer team recently became national champions at the National President's Cup in Overland Park, Kansas. Most definitely inspired by the U.S. women's soccer team becoming The World Cup champions,...Show More Summary

7 Places You Can Legally Drink on the Street in the U.S.

There are few things better than strolling down the street with a cold drink in hand. Unfortunately, for a country founded on independence and freedom, the United States restricts this simple pleasure to only a few dozen spots--and the laws aren't always clear. Show More Summary

Raising Minimum Wage Combats Poverty and Benefits Our Economy

The City of Los Angeles last month voted to increase its minimum wage to $15 by 2020. Now the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is being asked to raise the minimum wage in the unincorporated areas of the County, the only area over which we have jurisdiction. Show More Summary

BIERBEISL Reopens Downtown - Delicious Austrian Food!

all photos by Jay or Bierbeisl Chef points to one of Jenny Okun's remarkable photographic murals. "Why did you reopen downtown in this Spring Street Arcade?" I asked the tall (6'8") Austrian chef, Bernhard Mairinger, as I busily wolfed down a trio of sausages. Show More Summary

A Walk on the Beach...for a Very Good Cause!

all photos by Jay or event The scene on the beach What could be more enticing and even romantic than a walk on the beach Thursday evening, August 6th, while sipping a glass of good wine and snacking on a savory treat from a famous chef? Greet a host of friends who are also there for a very good cause. Show More Summary

Where to Send Your Boss (to Eat)

During my assistant years in Los Angeles, I always stressed about where to send my boss to dine. You don't get to try out a lot of hot spots on assistant wages and, let's be honest, you're not really allowed to leave your desk to eat anyway. Show More Summary

New MLK Hospital: Delivering On a Promise

On Tuesday, the new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital officially opened its doors to the public. It is a milestone moment and one that must be celebrated. It comes on the heels of the historic Supreme Court decision that enshrines the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land. Show More Summary

LGBT "Treatment" Programs Are Often Child Abuse

On Tuesday, July 14, I spoke in front of the U.S. Capitol Building to call for federal regulation of the residential treatment programs that claim to help troubled teens. I was proud to be joined by Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ileana...Show More Summary

Reflections on "Reflections Through Time": Meta-narratives in the Art of Ruth Weisberg

"I'm painting memory--the art becomes a vessel for my meanings," the Los Angeles Times quoted Ruth Weisberg in 2007. "Once you go down this path of being an artist, it's very difficult to comprehend people who don't have a place to put their meanings in life." Perhaps she offers her own art as a surrogate receptacle. Show More Summary

Samata, the First Yoga Therapy Center in Los Angeles, Celebrating 35 Years!

The founder of Samata Yoga, Larry Payne, has partnered with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D. of the Himalayan Institute to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Samata International with a gift that keeps on giving. Here's how Larry explains...Show More Summary

10 Reasons Why Now Is the Best Time to Live in Los Angeles

Photo: Paul Haddad In case you missed the bulletin, Los Angeles is in the midst of a historic drought. We also have the nation's worst traffic and air pollution, and we're the least affordable city in the Lower 48 for millennials to buy a home. Show More Summary

10 Reasons Why Now Is the Best Time to Live in Los Angeles

Photo: Paul Haddad In case you missed the bulletin, Los Angeles is in the midst of a historic drought. We also have the nation's worst traffic and air pollution, and we're the least affordable city in the Lower 48 for millennials to buy a home. Show More Summary

Bergamot Station: The Night to Remember

For the last 20 years, Bergamot Station has been one of the most adventurous places to get a taste of contemporary art in Los Angeles. Where else can we Angelenos park our cars for free, leisurely walk through a few dozen galleries,Show More Summary

A Pope for All People?

For many of us, Pope Francis -- the first Latin American pontiff -- is a breath of fresh air. He is lucid regarding the three main things that threaten our existence: militarism, wealth inequality and climate change. Not a few non-Roman Catholics have celebrated his ascent to the global dais with relief, and even joy. Show More Summary

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