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A Week of Adventures in Art, Fashion, and Music

What a week it was, and what a week it is, with art, dance, theater, fashion --all that here in LA and across the Atlantic in Moscow and Florence. And yes, I've seen it all, and hope that you will enjoy some of these adventures as well. Show More Summary

Get Off Your Phone

This is a plea to all of you, every single one of you that is reading this right now: Get off your phone. Yes, sure, I want you to read this, but are you potentially about to cause an accident? Are you ignoring someone across the table...Show More Summary

One Endorsement Can Make All The Difference for Sanders, Clinton in California's Looming Contest

As far as Democratic Presidential primary contests go, California is identified as the 'crown-jewel' of all states. That's because it's comprised of a colossal cache of state-appointed delegates up for grabs -- a whopping 475 of them. Show More Summary

California's Initiative Loophole Scam -- Now in Beverly Hills...

Developers in California have discovered California's time-worn ballot initiative process as a sound business idea. By avoiding planning commissions and city councils, these developers have made the cold business calculation that it's...Show More Summary

How the Expo Line Got to Santa Monica

With the Metro Expo Line to Santa Monica scheduled to open in May, this piece revisits an interview I conducted four years ago, shortly before the opening of the first phase of Expo to Culver City. Like the line itself which follows the Pacific Electric's right of way of the Santa Monica Air Line streetcar, I have always been a recycler. Show More Summary

The Bernie-Hillary Hand-Off Gets a Big Delay

By now, most professional Democrats expected the party's pivot to the general election to be getting underway in a bit way. It's not really happening. That's in large because the media loves a fight, even one that has a clear underlying dynamic contrary to the contest storyline. Show More Summary

National Implications of Moving the Literacy Needle in California

California is the most populous state in the union, and the California Department of Education is responsible for educating more students than any other state agency in the country. In 2015, the department was charged with providing primary and secondary education to over six million students. Show More Summary

FantaSea Magic Festival Dazzles the Queen Mary

The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California welcomed a magical band of performers this past weekend to celebrate the first ever FantaSea Magic Festival. Working in association with the Academy of Magical Arts, the historic ship was transformed into a scene fit for wizards of all ages. Show More Summary

The Bernie-Hillary Hand-Off Gets a Big Delay

By now, most professional Democrats expected the party's pivot to the generation election to be getting underway in a bit way. It's not really happening. That's in large because the media loves a fight, even one that has a clear underlying dynamic contrary to the contest storyline. Show More Summary

How To Do Nothing When There's Nothing To Do

The hardest lesson in my new spiritual life has been to learn how to not do anything. After decades of believing in hard work, it has been very difficult to train myself to let go of doing and focus on being, even though, truth be told, working hard never got me anywhere much. Show More Summary

4 Lies we Tell Every Day

We often think about stories as being the things we're told as we're growing up. They're about love, and fairy tales, and being rescued by a prince on a dashing white horse. They usually have a theme that we're supposed to learn from, and they often form part of our social conditioning. Show More Summary

'Murder is My Beat, Sadly I Make a Living From It.' Meet LAPD Detective John Skaggs

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.   YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and women who are leaders, activists and influencers on the subject of gun violence in America. Show More Summary

My Tribute to Kobe Bryant: The Man Who Played Basketball

I've seen Kobe Bryant play live once in my life. It was at Staples Center against the Suns, back in 2012. Kobe looked bigger in real life than on TV. And it was clear that he was the best player on the court. A cricket fan would have been able to see that. Show More Summary

5 Things to See in Anaheim Besides Disneyland

So there's this tourist attraction in Anaheim -- this theme park, kind of a huge deal when it first opened in 1955 and having expanded so hugely since then that it's pretty much the only thing that most people on earth know about, or...Show More Summary

Sonoma Wine Road: Tips for Your Trek

The Wine Road of Northern Sonoma County is celebrating its 40-year anniversary with events throughout the year. The Wine Road is actually a constellation of about 200 wineries and 50 lodgings in three AVAs: the Russian River Valley, the Alexander Valley, and Dry Creek Valley. Show More Summary

Mining the States of City Minds: 4

In "Mining the States of City Minds," a recent blog, I introduced my approach to experiencing the texture of city life in Venice, California and writing up the resulting stories with a type of literary journalism. This kind of writing,...Show More Summary

Art, Diversity and the Human Race

When it comes to Donald Trump, emotions run extreme on both ends of the political spectrum. For many, his very name has come to evoke a fundamental pain that cuts like a personal affront. His comments have shown a disrespect and lack of tolerance for diversity in gender, race and religion. Show More Summary

Fair Wages Now: Why Immigrant Women Workers Are Paying for It Every Week

California Governor Jerry Brown's signature on a bill this week that raises the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022 is a welcome policy gain. Brown's signing reflects tremendous organizing by workers, advocacy organizations and unions across the state and country. Show More Summary

For Whom the Bell Tolls, It Tolls for Thee... SMMoA

For the last quarter century, Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, with its dozens of art galleries and art-related businesses, has been a major cultural attraction for art aficionados from all over Los Angeles. Where else could one easily...Show More Summary

Why Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles County and California Must Be a Priority

This piece originally began as a response via email to a fellow Los Angeles constituent who is opposed to the in play plan(s) to make the issue of ending homelessness in Los Angeles County and state of California, a priority. As a fellow Los Angeleno, my hope is to provide this data so we can all get on the same page. Show More Summary

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