James H. Lui

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15 Ways to Get Someone Out of Your Head

7. Don't waste all of your time trying to figure someone else out.<p>Have you ever found that you just can’t stop thinking about someone—what they did …

L.A.'s homelessness surged 75% in six years. Here's why the crisis has been decades in the making

Some of the poorest people in the city spend their days in the shadow of Los Angeles City Hall, napping on flattened cardboard boxes.<p>On any given day, as many as 20 people take to the City Hall lawn, across the street from LAPD headquarters. They're there to "escape the madness" in downtown …

The LA Bucket List: 45 Things to Do Before You Die

The one and only thing every single Angeleno needs on their LA bucket list? Reading this, uh, LA bucket list, which lays out all 45 things you need …

The Downtown LA that just won’t quit

These then-and-now photos show off buildings and public spaces that have endured for decades<p>The story of Downtown Los Angeles is one of continual renovation, repurposing, and rebranding. But a surprising number of buildings and public spaces have endured for decades, from the gilded age, to the …

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The definitive guide to Los Angeles doughnut shops

The glow of fluorescent lights, sticky primary-colored Formica, coffee in a glass carafe, Pepto Bismol-colored boxes and a bakery case full of glazed, twisted, frosted doughnuts. There’s something nostalgic about a doughnut shop, whether it’s a big chain, a trendy newcomer with a fancy font and …

28 Classic Restaurants Every Angeleno Must Try, Summer 2017

With all the recent influx of new culinary offerings to Los Angeles, it’s easy to lose sight of one simple fact: This is a city that has been firing on all dining cylinders for a very long time. Los Angeles helped changed the fast food and Mexican cuisine scene in the entire country half a century …

The 10 Best Bagels In Los Angeles

<i>By Elizabeth Held</i><p><i>Los Angeles is full of ex-pats from New York, Chicago and other east-of-L.A. cities who appreciate a good bagel. And while some</i> …

A Guide to Home-Style Filipino Food in L.A.

fullscreen<p><b>By Teena Apeles</b><p>Many of us have been waiting patiently for Filipino cuisine to start making headlines in mainstream media. Filipinos, after …

It's like 'Cheers' for movie lovers: An inside look at Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema

Magic hour in Los Angeles can be intoxicating in the dreamy haze of dusk, skies aglow in pinks and purples like a gauzy scene straight out of the pictures. At the New Beverly Cinema, the last pure bastion for 35-mm film in La La Land, the sun fades into extra romance every night for movie lovers …

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LA’s 14 Essential Coffee Bars, 2017 Edition

LA's had a complete transformation of its coffee scene, from a city laden with syrups and badly foamed milk to one where you can essentially expect a great latte, cappuccino, or brewed coffee in every corner of town. While there's certainly a wide variety of respectable coffee bars, Eater has …

Why Randy’s Donuts Matters So Much to Los Angeles | MyRecipes

There is a pigeon-topped, 32-and-a-half meter doughnut in Inglewood, California, which casts an unflinching gaze on the intersection of La Cienega …

2017-02 Shinnyo-en Buddhism Introductory Podcast – Prayer Beads

2017-02 Shinnyo-en Buddhism Introductory Podcast – Prayer Beads Beads, Beads, and More Beads The Shingon 108-bead Version Symbolic Meaning Practical …

A Beginner's Guide To Glendale

Glendale is the third largest city in L.A. County with a living population that is, if you count its massive cemetery, outnumbered by its dead. It's …

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How these Los Angeles-born pink hats became a worldwide symbol of the anti-Trump women's march

Krista Suh plans to attend the women's march in Washington, D.C., this week to protest Donald Trump's presidency, and she wanted to make a statement. But she also had a more primal goal: staying warm.<p>"I wanted to do something more than just show up," said the 29-year-old screenwriter who lives in …

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Groundwork Coffee Just Gorgeously Restored One of LA’s First Train Depots

Well would you look at this beauty. Local coffee company <b>Groundwork Coffee</b> has gone ahead and completely redone the inside of the 125-year-old North Hollywood train depot, making for one of the most stunning coffee shops not just in Los Angeles, but anywhere.<p>As you can see from the photos the …

L.A. gets the Lucas museum — yes, the force was with us

The first person I heard utter "the force is with us" in the wake of the announcement that Los Angeles was chosen to be the site of filmmaker George Lucas' Museum of Narrative Arts was Curren Price, the City Council member whose district includes Exposition Park, where the museum will be located. …

2016-12 Shinnyo Podcast Regarding Hope

2016-12 Shinnyo Podcast Regarding Hope What is Hope? Does Hope Go Away? Creating Hope When Is Hope Lost and Found? Subscribe to this Podcast (RSS) or …

What lies beneath L.A.

For close to 20 years, my favorite landmark in Los Angeles was a pair of plastic sawhorses, each emblazoned with "City of Los Angeles Dept. of Public Works Street Services." The sawhorses straddled a patch of pavement at the southwest corner of Wilshire and Curson, across from the La Brea Tar Pits, …

Los Angeles for kids: 26 things to do that aren’t Disneyland - Curbed LA

<i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in November 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>There are so many kid-friendly places to see in Los Angeles, where do you begin? As the second-largest urban region in the United States, LA offers families more activities and …

Cruising Van Nuys Boulevard In The Summer Of '72

fullscreen<p>Photographer Rick McCloskey was born in Hollywood, but moved to Sherman Oaks in 1957—only a few feet from Van Nuys, and from Van Nuys …

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NASA and FEMA Rehearse for the Unthinkable: An Asteroid Strike on Los Angeles

Imagine if scientists discovered that an asteroid was hurtling toward Los Angeles.<p>The possibility has existed on the pages of Hollywood scripts. But in what may be a case of life imitating art, NASA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other government agencies engaged last month in a …

The long, tortured journey to bring rail back to Los Angeles

Los Angeles voters will decide next week whether to make another major expansion in the region’s rail network.<p>Measure M would raise an estimated $120 billion over four decades to fund transit operations. They money would be used to add a dozen rail lines and extensions, including a rail tunnel …

A $72-million apartment project. Top politicians. Unlikely donors. Who wrote the checks to elected officials weighing approval? - Los Angeles Times

Who wrote the checks to elected officials weighing approval?<p>No one is registered to vote at the run-down house on 223rd Street. The living room window has been broken for months. A grit-covered pickup sits in the dirt front yard with a flat tire.<p>Yet dozens of donations to local politicians — …

Anonymous Architects builds LA house around existing cypress tree

Instead of chopping down a tall tree in the middle of a Los Angeles site, American studio Anonymous Architects incorporated it into this cantilevered …

Commemorating LA's Chinese Massacre, possibly the worst lynching in US history

<i>The bodies of dead Chinese men and boys lie in the Los Angeles jail yard on October 24, 1871, the results of the Chinese Massacre. ; Credit: Los</i> …

21 Pizzas in L.A. You Need to Eat Before You Die - Los Angeles Magazine

There is so much pizza on this Earth and we have so little time. Eat as many as you can, while you can.<p>L.A. is finally developing its own pizza …

'All we do is clean and clean': There are big plans for MacArthur Park, but residents are skeptical

Veronica Jarquin likes to visit MacArthur Park every few days and let her 3-year-old run free on the playground.<p>On a recent morning, a man was smoking weed by the slide so they had to skip it and turn back home.<p>"It's OK," she told her daughter in a warm tone. "We'll try again tomorrow."<p>In the six …

10 things in LA that are actually worth seeing

In a city as big and bursting at the seams as Los Angeles it can be hard to separate what is wack from what is actually worth seeing. My ‘actually …

Documenting A Los Angeles Mainstay: The Fumigation Tents

Photographer Randi Malkin Steinberger captured dozens of houses temporarily shrouded with colorful tarpaulin during fumigation.<p>After moving to Los Angeles in the late 1990s, photographer Randi Malkin Steinberger started noticing a strange phenomenon. Sometimes, while driving down a quiet …