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LOS ANGELES, CA – If you’re a Los Angeles native, resident or even visitor, you will probably cringe at the combination of “LA” and “rush hour.” Sitting in LA traffic is an excruciatingly painful task, and not just because of the hours you spend putting pressure on your lower back. If your brakes aren’t screeching because of the driver who just cut you off, then you’re probably yelling about the bumper-to-bumper deadlock. Truth be told, traffic is infuriating, exhausting and unproductive
Now that the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series and broken then century long curse, the highlight of Wrigley Field has us thinking about the other great stadiums throughout America. The use of stadiums dates back to ancient times, back when the reigning entertainment of the day for a mass audience usually involved some permutation of “sprint really fast while a lion chases you then try and kill your opponent with a rock.” Thankfully, apart from maybe anytime a terrible entertainer performs, things have matured considerably at the hundreds of events that take place at scads of stadiums throughout the U.S. Baseball and the occasional major concert are the primary serving inside the hallowed ground of U.S
Adding to chorus of overbilled ratepayers urging more accountability at LA DWP, a new LA Times report shows the city’s so-called “ratepayer advocate” wrote himself a five year contract extension into Charter Measure RRR at $280,000 per year, roughly $40,000 more than the Mayor makes, and failed to disclose the self-dealing in the ballot summary he wrote. Fred Pickel, the City’s ratepayer advocate, has been missing in action during the three year old billing scandal that’s rocked the DWP.
Electing the country’s first female president is going to be a ground breaking accomplishment. What it will mean for us here in America, and to people around the world, to see a woman serving as Commander-in-Chief will be powerful. Electing Hillary will change the way women are viewed as leaders and pave the way for other women to serve in elected office
After the City of Beverly Hills issued a press release announcing a tentative development agreement between the City and the Wanda Group for its One Beverly Hills project which would provide revenue to the City of $820 million over 30 years, the Beverly Hills Courier hastily sent out an e-blast. The City’s press release is solely about One Beverly Hills, but the Courier somehow decided it would bring the Hilton into the mix.
“I would get on the bus thinking, maybe he’ll stop today,” Jessica explains, holding back tears as she speaks. Her words haunt me. Jessica, along with 3.2 million other kids in the United States are bullied every year.
Here’s a grateful shoutout to ULI Los Angeles . As usual, at today’s ULI Los Angeles Planning for Transit conference, I learned something new. Thanks to the panel featuring Ann Sewill of the California Community Foundation I am wiser about a 1980s era group called Not Yet New York
Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights kicked off not with a bang, but with screams and terror.
An out-of-control brush fire consumed hillsides around the Santa Clarita Valley near Los Angeles over the weekend, charring 33,000 acres and destroying more than a dozen structures in the region. One person was found dead inside a burned vehicle, although it was unclear if the fire was to blame. More..
Mitt Romney delivered some searing criticism of Donald Trump ‘s presidential campaign on Friday, hitting the presumptive Republican nominee for his own attacks on Latinos, Muslims and women. “I simply can’t put my name down as someone who voted for principles that suggest racism or xenophobia, misogyny, bigotry, for someone who’s been vulgar time and time again,” Romney, one of the GOP’s most vocal Trump critics, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “I don’t want to be associated with that in any way, shape or form.” More…
In his recent rant against a 62-year-old Indiana-born Latino judge, Donald Trump reveals that he is more than anti-Mexican.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook announced he will not play for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, adding to a substantial roster of NBA stars who are opting out of the games. “After speaking with my family, I have decided to not participate in this year’s Olympics,” Westbrook said in a statement released Friday
Some critics are finding Stephen Curry’s new shoes a good fit — for jokes. ” These $120 sneakers look like they should sport the name of a shuffleboard player, not an NBA superstar,” New York Magazine wrote. More…
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Okay – this isn’t the first time you have seen this headline, right? As a matter of fact, there was an article on Inc.com yesterday titled The 1 Thing You Need to Achieve Work-Life Balance – and that prompted my FB Live video yesterday and this Post today.
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Cash flow drives small businesses. For the last 40 years, the $1.6 Trillion Commercial Equipment Purchase Market has enabled small businesses to generate the cash flow to drive their businesses to drive our economy. Caterpillar, John Deere, eBay and Amazon are great examples of Fortune 500 companies who quietly participate in the commercial equipment buying and selling ecosystem
Vice President Joe Biden endorsed presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday, hours after President Barack Obama publicly declared his support for Clinton. “In my view, God willing, it’ll be Secretary Clinton,” Biden said, referring to the next president, during an address at the American Constitution Society convention in Washington
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday he’ll vote for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump , but still doesn’t trust him with America’s nuclear arsenal. “I stand by everything I said during the campaign,” Rubio told the Weekly Standard , when asked about a statement he made in February, before he dropped out of the presidential race, that he didn’t want to turn over the U.S
Between running an empire, raising two kids and and mastering the perfect selfie, Kim Kardashian has a hard time keeping up with herself sometimes, OK? In a preview clip of this Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Kimberly comes to face-to-face with her longtime bestie Jonathan Cheban and (gasp!) his replacement friend he calls when Kim is too busy to hang out. Spoiler alert: the replacement (Kamilla Osman) also happens to be a Kardashian doppelgänger. More…
For millions of Syrian refugees, what used to be simple tasks back home — such as doing laundry or cooking dinner — have become complicated, time-consuming burdens in refugee camps and informal settlements they now live in. In Lebanon, for instance, there are more than 1 million Syrian refugees , and displaced families there are living in dire conditions. More..
Controversy persists about twenty-eight pages of the 9-11 Commission’s official report that remain classified. Former U.S.
President Obama issued a video endorsement of Hillary Clinton; Joe Biden’s video will presumably be up as soon as the vice president works out the kinks in his fog and laser machines. Bernie Sanders effectively ended his campaign as he began it: looking disheveled in Washington with no one really caring about his agenda
With the first day of summer less than two weeks away, it’s the perfect time to talk about enjoying the sun safely, cooling down with healthy sips, and exercising in the great outdoors. It’s one of my favorite times of the year because we have more time to relax and if we’re lucky enough, take a well-deserved vacation. Before you kick back at the beach, pool, or simply on your back porch, remember to keep these summer safety tips in mind.
When Rochelle, a patient at Northwestern University’s Comprehensive Transplant Center, first learned that no one in her immediate family was a suitable candidate for partial liver donation, she did what most do in today’s day and age – she took to Facebook.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James stepped in front of Steph Curry Wednesday night with less than three minutes remaining in the third and and got his fingertips on a lazily lobbed Golden State Warriors pass. After nearly falling to the ground, James sent the rock ahead to Kyrie Irving, who tossed it near the rim, leading LeBron into the one-handed oop
In January, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) made an announcement that rendered science textbooks everywhere out-of-date: Four new elements had been added to the Periodic Table . The elements, which had made the scientific chart’s seventh row officially complete, didn’t have the sexiest names. Temporarily dubbed 113, 115, 117 and 118, IUPAC said the elements would receive official names in the subsequent months
A new postal stamp in French Polynesia highlights a mural at the “ONO’U” festival in Tahiti, a first for the multi-island country as well as the French Street Artist SETH and his local Tahitian collaborator, HTJ. Introduced in New York last week at the decennial World Stamp Show, an eight-day stamp extravaganza visited by a quarter of a million people, the new 140 CFP stamp depicts his mural at the 2015 “ONO’U” festival, as shot by photographer Martha Cooper
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This article first appeared as an op-ed in my column in the Indian Express . “Macbeth does not make my priority list,” admitted Sun Microsystems founder and Silicon Valley eminence grise, Vinod Khosla, in a recent takedown of the liberal arts and humanities
This week, I will be joining nearly 800 local, state and federal thought leaders and policymakers committed to expanding supportive housing to create more opportunities for vulnerable individuals and families to move into permanent, stable homes where they can receive the services necessary to stay housed and healthy. We are looking ahead, mapping the future of supportive housing, as we gather in Chicago, Illinois at the national CSH Summit 2016 . The Summit is attracting public officials, housing developers, major philanthropic foundations, financial institutions, advocates and supportive housing residents from every corner of the country.
We can all look back and wish we had managed our finances differently — if only someone had taught us the dangers of debt and the benefits of long-term regular investing. Put that regret to good use by sharing this column with a new college grad. They are the ones with time on their side — time to put those lessons to good use.
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Professional mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice died Monday at the age of 42 . The announcement of his death came hours after Slice was reportedly hospitalized near his South Florida home for “undisclosed reasons.” More…
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Les images de Paris submergé et les mesures immédiates mises en place par le Louvre et le Musée d’Orsay pour protéger leurs collections d’œuvres d’art ont montré le lien très clair existant entre la réduction des risques de catastrophes et la conservation du patrimoine. Combien de fois voyons-nous les mots « art » et « catastrophe » dans la même phrase
Olivia Wilde announced her second pregnancy in a totally amazing way — and if her most recent red carpet appearance is any indication, she’s going to spend the next several months being equally as amazing. The “Vinyl” star arrived on the CFDA Awards red carpet in New York City on Monday night wearing a skintight, deep green Rosie Assoulin gown with the most perfect cut-out — right alongside her stomach.
Everyone who has ever closed a real estate transaction knows that the number of documents that must be signed at the closing table is enormous – I refer to this as the “Mortgage Document Deluge”.
At last month’s G7 Summit at Ise-Shima, I was in a part of Japan not readily featured in travel brochures. It has no hustle and bustle like global megalopolis Greater Tokyo, with its 35 million that make up over one quarter of Japan’s entire population
While a pro-LGBT amendment was adopted, two discriminatory amendments were, too, poisoning the appropriations bill. If you haven’t been paying attention, the past few weeks have seen several high-profile legislative fights on LGBT rights break out on the floor of the U.S
We’re only a few weeks into the presumptive general election, and the wheels are already coming off Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The Trump team is struggling with internal discord over his overtly racist tirade against a federal judge, MSNBC’s Katy Tur and Benjy Sarlin reported Monday. Trump has repeatedly accused the judge, who was born in Indiana, of bias against him due to the judge’s Mexican heritage
Each week HuffPost Queer Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout , LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness, visit our page dedicated to the topic here . The Impact of Sexual Identity Changes Among Women More..
Following the widespread coverage of last week’s sentencing of Brock Turner , a former Stanford University student convicted of sexual assault , some readers have asked where his mugshot is — given that coverage of other criminals generally includes photos alluding to their crime. On Monday, The Huffington Post obtained a copy of his latest booking photo. More..
Nearly 250 million video surveillance cameras have been installed throughout the world , and chances are you’ve been seen by several of them today. Most people barely notice their presence anymore — on the streets, inside stores, and even within our homes. We accept the fact that we are constantly being recorded because we expect this to have virtually no impact on our lives
Polls show Hillary Clinton narrowly ahead in the California Democratic primary. “Brexit” polls show a lot of uncertainty about the UK’s June 23 referendum on whether to stay in the European Union. And most Americans back overtime eligibility expansion
When Muhammad Ali refused to take the oath of induction into the U.S. Army in 1967 in Houston, Texas, he became a hero to those that were against the war, but he also became toxic to many that were in favor of it and even to some of those in the mainstream.
This election cycle has been heavy on rhetoric and light on policy. Given that nearly 50% of Americans consider themselves angrier than a year ago – with white Republicans being the angriest – it’s no wonder that rather than having substantive discussions, most solutions being offered currently are knee jerk reactions that have little to no factual support. A prime example of this are the changes many conservatives endorse for “fixing” public education
Deshauna Barber, a 26-year-old Army officer from the District of Columbia, won the Miss USA crown on Sunday night. During the annual beauty pageant, which was held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Barber beat out 51 other women for the title. She will go on to compete in the Miss Universe contest later this year
I grew up in a home in Delaware listening to voices speak Turkish in the kitchen while I watched English television in the living room. Like many immigrant children, conversations took place in multiple languages in my house. And like many immigrant families, my parents understood that while there was no requirement to abandon their heritage when moving to America, the limited availability of foreign media in that era meant certain cultural sacrifices.
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Susan F. Axelrod is Executive Vice President of Regulatory Operations at FINRA . In this capacity she oversees Enforcement, the Office of Fraud Detection and Market Intelligence, and Member Regulation.
Kudos to Secretary Hillary Clinton for her foreign policy speech in San Diego this week. She affirmed her credentials as a visionary leader on the world stage and made a strong and convincing case for why a Donald Trump presidency would be catastrophic for our nation. Judging by his reaction, she clearly hit some nerves beneath his thin skin
In the early days of television, what I call “warmth”, they referred to as “charm”. It’s a magical, mesmerizing quality you can’t quite define – that jumps from the screen and enraptures you in a blanket of utter delight. OK, that might be a tad over the top, but you can’t overstate the value of warmth in a morning TV host.
By: Diana Kelly Spring cleaning isn’t just about organizing your home and workspace, but also improving your overall health. Here’s how tidying up may help you lose weight , breathe easier , sleep better , and more
When the United Nations convenes this week for its High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, the corridors will be buzzing with talk of “the end of AIDS.” UNAIDS tells us that it will happen provided key testing and treatment targets, including doubling the number of people on antiretroviral treatment, are achieved within four years. UNAIDS and major funders have determined that a “fast-track” strategy–focusing on a subset of countries with highest transmission–is the best way to reach these goals
Easy Listener: Sizzling-Hot Jazz/Cabaret CDs From Barb Jungr, Dane Vannatter, Barbara Fasano, Tony Yazbeck
There was a time not that long ago when cabaret rooms and jazz rooms were considered distinct territories. You might say the difference came down to–this is an extreme generalization, of course–the former venues being a place where lyrics took precedence and the latter venues being a place where melodies took precedence
Translator’s note: Since the end of March France has been roiled by protests over the Socialist government’s proposals to loosen France’s famously rigid labor laws. The Nuit Debout movement, modeled on Occupy Wall Street and anti-austerity movements in Spain and elsewhere, began with nightly assemblies in the Place de la République in Paris.
Cognitive dissonance is described as the mental discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas or values at the same time. It’s analogous to the gender dysphoria suffered by many trans persons when their innate biological sense of self doesn’t match the gender they were assigned at birth and in which they were raised