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No LUVE in Santa Monica: The Problem with Real Estate Referenda

Last week, the United Kingdom voted, via referendum, to leave the European Union, harming its economy and much of its political system in the process. It has now become clear that the victory for "Leave" in the United Kingdom was based...Show More Summary

Right Next Door: Kelly Kelleher, Farm-to-Table Restaurateur

For Kelly Kelleher, deciding to organize a "farm network" was simply a way to support local farmers and ensure that her town of Point Lookout, in Long Island's Nassau County, would have access to plenty of fresh food. She hoped to encourage...Show More Summary

Adventures In Corporate Giveaways: The Curious Case Of Anaheim, CA

Inspired by the Dalai Lama, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait created the "City of Kindness" initiative. The goal is as simple as the initiative's title: people should be kind to each other, because, as Mayor Tait asks: "Who wouldn't want to live...Show More Summary

Vote Early and Often for LA Metro

I'm home again, for a few minutes at least. Hey, cut me some slack; have you ever heard of snow and ice? It's summer and to fully appreciate the places I've been, this is the best time of the year to be there. As usually happens when...Show More Summary

For The Record

Let me start by saying that addressing gossip is something I have never done. I don’t like to give energy to the business of lies, but I wanted to participate in a larger conversation that has already begun and needs to continue. Since I’m not on social media, I decided to put my thoughts here in writing. For the record, I am not pregnant. Show More Summary

Coming Out: Life After Ball

My life coach once told me that "Success is an illusion". At the time I wasn't sure if I believed her, but those words have been etched in my memory ever since. The more I've excelled apart from football, the grander the illusion has become that it's been without struggle. Show More Summary

20 Telltale Signs You Are An OC Native

I lived in Orange County long before The OC and The Real Housewives franchises put it in the spotlight. Often out-of-towners ask me if those shows accurately portray life there. Well, I shrug, they embellish a little, but it is as charming in real life as it is on television. Show More Summary

Funding The Homeless Fight: Let The Voters Decide

Faced with what may be the most critical moral, civil rights and social justice issue of our time, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering asking voters to approve a tax to fund the fight against homelessness. Ongoing...Show More Summary

Democrats Must Fight To Defeat The Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Democratic National Committee is meeting this weekend in Orlando to mark up a platform laying out the views and aspirations of the party. Up to this point, we have made good progress in helping to create the most progressive Democratic Party platform ever. Show More Summary

My Conversation With Chris Darden: 'The Gloves Were a Hail Mary'

I’ve waited more than two decades to interview Chris Darden. As the main anchor for CNN’s gavel to gavel coverage of the O.J. Simpson criminal trial, I followed every moment of testimony and more. Yet, I never had the opportunity to sit and talk candidly and openly with the former prosecutor. Show More Summary

About Face -- My Journey From Fear To Facial Fan Girl

Every time I decide to indulge and visit a spa, I book a massage. And after every visit I tell myself that next time I'll book a facial -- my skin desperately needs it. But nonetheless, time and again, I find myself booking a massage instead. Show More Summary

Star Gazing In The City Of Angeles

You know that old saying, "The grass is always greener on the other side"? Well, I know plenty of East Coasters who bemoan our frigid winters and pine for some California dreamin' time. So, I put a call into our friend Jennifer McLaughlin, editor-in-chief of L.A. Show More Summary

Why California Should Vote Yes On Prop. 64 To Legalize The Adult Use Of Marijuana

This past week the California Adult Use of Marijuana Act ("AUMA") officially takes its place on the November ballot as Proposition 64. The measure qualified for the ballot earlier this week. Prop. 64 will allow adults 21 and older to...Show More Summary

Where to Dine Off the Expo Line

The recent debut of the Expo Line, the first of many public transportation initiatives to come in Los Angeles, spurs one question: Where will it take me to eat? The line spans from downtown to the Santa Monica Pier, and since I hail from the Westside, we'll start at the ocean and head east roughly halfway, to Culver City. Show More Summary

Seafood-Intensive Sawyer Kitchen & Bar Hits Silver Lake

With a name inspired by one of America's most iconic fictional characters -- Mark Twain's iconic Tom Sawyer -- this newly opened restaurant is already the hottest new eatery in Silver Lake. Sawyer's a great fit for the neighborhood,Show More Summary

Making Higher Wages a Reality in Los Angeles

On Friday, workers in the City of Los Angeles saw the minimum wage rise to $10.50 (or $10.00 for smaller employers)--the first of several annual steps on the way to $15 an hour by 2020 or 2021. This is great news--part of a dramaticShow More Summary

A Message to My Fellow Muslims: Don't Lose Hope

M. Hasna Maznavi is founder & president of The Women’s Mosque of America, the first women-led mosque in the nation. Hasna is also a WGA writer & filmmaker dedicated to changing the way Muslims are represented in mainstream American media. Show More Summary

The Hilton Chronicles: The Beverly Hilton's "Jack Story"

It was an interesting night at the Beverly Hills City Council last Tuesday. We were all treated to the municipal version of the "jack story" on a monumental scale. When we were little, my mother would sometimes tell us kids, "Let's not...Show More Summary

Homelessness in LA on the Rise with Solutions on the Horizon

Homelessness is many things. It is a symptom of poverty, substance dependency, mental health, sexual abuse, physical trauma, veteran discharge, dysfunctional family, or even an outgrowth of a faulty foster care system that terminates...Show More Summary

Friends, Lovers, Legends King And Goffin Classic Duo, Classic Theatre In Biographical Musical 'Beautiful'

At Pantages Theatre Hollywood Through July 17th Abby Mueller as King at the Pantages There I was, Row B, Seat 102 on my feet, screaming, adoring, with Cheryl Tiegs standing in front of me applauding wildly, my former colleague KarenShow More Summary

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