Families strolling, homeless camping, a drunk Santa dancing. It's Christmas day, 2019 in the City of Angels.
Like the City of Angels itself, the LA River isn't always what it appears to be.
As the Los Angeles River is "beautified" a wonderful array of art is gracing its concrete banks.
The sounds of nature intermingling with the noise of the Freeway or the scream of a jet engine, is what makes the LA River such a vivid soundscape.
While we fret about Farrakhan and Tamika Mallory's continued offensive responses, the Jewish community needs to do some soul-searching about our own offensive behavior.
For these new national monuments to be more than just lines on a map, adjacent towns, and their diverse communities, must be involved in the planning process.
Omitting mention of Jews from Holocaust Remembrance Day is Holocaust denial.
If you're a Jew from New York, try living in rural Tennessee, or western North Dakota. I assure you that the recent rise in anti-Semitism wouldn't be such a great surprise.
Tim Kaine referenced a poem before Hillary Clinton's concession speach. It was a poem that helped me get through my difficult childhood and may give solace to anyone concerned about the direction America is taking.
Enjoying and protecting public lands is everyone's responsibility, including the growing LGBT community here in the desert.