Ron Finley: A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA

I regularly keep tabs on the latest TED talks, since I find many of them both engaging and thought provoking. One of the best I’ve seen in a long time is by Ron Finley, an artist and designer raised in South Central LA. In his talk, Finley describes how he was inspired to address some of […]

Foodprint LA at LACMA This Weekend


This weekend Foodprint Project returns to Los Angeles with its much-anticipated event, Foodprint LA. According to Nicola Twilley, co-founder of Foodprint Project, the event will “…explore the forces that have shaped the Angeleno foodscape and speculate on how to feed LA in the future.”

25th anniversary of Hands Across America


On May 25, 1986, approximately 6.5 million people held hands for 15 minutes and formed a human chain that stretched across the continental United States. This benefit event and publicity campaign raised millions of dollars that were donated to local charities fighting poverty, hunger and homelessness.

MEPEACE Comes to Los Angeles


If you’re like me, you’ve been paying a lot of attention to the dramatic events unfolding throughout the Middle East. While there are many positive and hopeful signs that point to a better future for millions of people in that part of the world, the fact remains that significant hurdles must still be overcome to establish governments that work for the people, rather than against them, and for peace and understanding to become the norm between the nations and peoples of the region.