Prom Perfect

HOLLYWOOD— For the 9th consecutive year, the Assistance League of Los Angeles teamed up with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for “Operation School Bell Prom Day,” an event that provides prom dresses, shoes, purses,...

[KEEN TO BE GREEN] Efficiency versus Sustainability

Despite my daily efforts to recycle, conserve water and reduce my consumption and waste, I rarely feel that I’m living a very green life. Whenever possible, I try to repair damaged clothing, toys and...

[THE GOOD LIFE] Sour Beers for Spring

If you’ve never tried sour beer, it may be hard to believe it’s a trend. It probably sounds more like the accidental result of a homebrew experiment gone wrong. And that certainly can be...

[MOTHER OF INVENTION] The Verdict on Jury Duty

Recently, I got the dreaded jury duty notice in the mail. Like any good citizen, I grimaced, complained and considered postponing, but ultimately reported two weeks later to the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse downtown....

[OUT AND ABOUT] March 2016

ART Artist Conversation: Flo Ortkrass and Hannes Koch LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan interviews Random International cofounders Ortkrass and Koch about their ten-year career creating experimental art. Their most recent project,...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] A New Local Resource for Seniors

Saint Barnabas, a social service non-profit organization, is opening a satellite multipurpose center to serve older adults of Echo Park and surrounding communities on March 17th. The center is located at Sandra Cisneros Learning...

March Community Meetings

Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Governing Board March 9th at 7 p.m. 743 South Lucerne Land Use Committee March 22nd at 6:30 p.m. 4350 Wilshire Boulevard Outreach Committee March 26th at 9 a.m. 403 N....

[A DOG’S LIFE] Get the Facts: Canine Dog Flu

Humans aren’t the only ones to suffer through flu season; dogs can get sick as well. Dog Influenza Type A was first discovered in 2004 in greyhounds in Florida. More recently, a strain of...