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Where to Find Inspirational Posters for the Women’s March on LA

January 20, 2017 at 10:34 pm

This Saturday, January 21, one day after the inaugeration that so many Angelenos are dreading, over 70,000 women and supporters will be marching from Pershing Square to City Hall in peaceful protest celebration of human rights.  The Women’s March LA site welcomes “everyone who stands foebration of human rightsr human rights, civil liberties, tolerance of diversity, […]

Can other big cities help fix LA? Garcetti hopes for homeless aid at mayors summit

December 12, 2016 at 8:48 pm

What can Eric Garcetti learn from mayors of other big western cities? The Los Angeles mayor wasn’t speculating before the West Coast Mayors Summit got under way in San Francisco Monday. Homelessness was undoubtedly at the top of the list as Garcetti and other mayors were slated to discuss a number of challenges they face […]

How to make riders feel safer on L.A.’s public transit system

November 30, 2016 at 10:49 am

Los Angeles County is the midst of a public transit building boom, with five rail lines recently completed or under construction. Voters this month passed Measure M, a permanent sales tax increase that will fund one of the nation’s most ambitious and expensive transportation system expansions,… Continue reading: – /news/local

Here’s What You Need To Know If You Are Undocumented In L.A.

November 14, 2016 at 3:53 pm

This post is also available in Spanish (Este articulo también esta disponible en Español). Continue reading: LAist

‘Moon circles’ give modern women an ancient way to connect

October 14, 2016 at 10:10 pm

It wasn’t the directions one might expect when attending a women’s moon circle: We were supposed to enter through a garage door, off an alley on a quiet Venice street. No basking outdoors under the full moon’s glow? No unplugged sounds of nature? Set aside such preconceptions, and, perhaps, skepticism. … Continue reading: Greenspace

LA’s Best Soft Serve for a Scorching Summer Day

July 22, 2016 at 4:52 pm

Here’s where to find the season’s most important sweet treat There is simply nothing quite like a perfectly realized cone of soft serve ice cream. While artisan ice cream shops abound in sunny Los Angeles, with their unique flavors and impressive toppings, a lush, melty cone full of creamy soft serve is satisfying in a […]

Let Postmates Be Your Personal LA Fashion Assistant

June 24, 2016 at 10:52 pm

As it turns out, Postmates will do more than just deliver you wine within 20 minutes on a late weekday night. The on-demand delivery service, which connects customers with local couriers who can deliver anything sold in any store or restaurant within minutes, has expanded to include specialty boutique items, dropped directly at your door […]

Commuting on the Expo Line on Monday? Eight things to know

May 22, 2016 at 11:34 am

1) What’s the schedule and travel time?  Trains will run every 12 minutes daily (except late at night). The first eastbound train leaves Downtown Santa Monica at 4:42 a.m. and the first westbound train leaves 7th/Metro in downtown Los Angeles at 4:54 a.m. The scheduled travel time between downtown Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles […]

Items to keep in vehicle in case of El Nino-related roadside emergencies

November 5, 2015 at 11:11 am

The Automobile Club of Southern California recommends keeping seven important items in your vehicle in case of El Nino-related roadside emergencies. Continue reading: RSS Feed

Will your insurance protect you against El Nino flooding?

November 3, 2015 at 10:05 pm

County officials Tuesday urged residents to get smart about the risk of flooding, saying most homeowners’ policies will not protect against El Nino.  “It only takes a few inches of water in a home to cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage,” the Department of Public Works warned.  Flooding isn’t covered by most homeowners insurance. […]

Why experts say this year’s El Nino will be one of the strongest

November 2, 2015 at 8:35 pm

Experts say this year’s El Nino will be one of the strongest on record. Meteorologist Bri Winkler explains why. Continue reading:

FEMA urges Californians to buy flood insurance before El Nino

October 24, 2015 at 9:58 am

With drenching El Niño rains anticipated to begin more than a month from now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging Californians to buy flood insurance, even if they live in areas of low to moderate risk. “If there was ever a time to buy flood insurance, this is the time,” said Roy… Continue reading: […]