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Stewart Baker
Partner at the law office of Steptoe & Johnson, with an expertise in cybersecurity, and author of Skating on Stilts : Why We Aren't Stopping Tomorrow's Terrorism; former General Counsel of the US National Security Agency (1992-1994); former Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security (2005-2009)
Danny Bakewell
Publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel , a weekly newspaper covering LA’s black community
Shaul Bakhash
Professor of Middle East History at George Mason University and author of The Reign of the Ayatollahs: Iran and the Islamic Revolution ; husband of Haleh Esfandiari , an American citizen and the director of the Middle Eastern program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars who was recently imprisoned in Iran
Laleh Bakhtiar
In-house scholar for Kazi Publications , a 35 year-old, Muslim publisher based in Chicago, Illinois; author of many books about Islam and women’s rights, she recently translated the Koran
Jon Bakija
Professor of Economics at Williams College, and an expert in tax policy who studies income inequality
Rasul Baksh Rais
Director of the Area Studies Center, an independent political research group at Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad
Daren Bakst
Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation
Belisa Balaban
Producer of Bollywood Hero , a three-part miniseries on IFC about a struggling American actor trying to restart his career as a lead in a Bollywood movie
Priya Balachandran
Ted Balaker
Policy analyst for the Reason Foundation and co-author of The Road More Traveled : Why the Congestion Crisis Matters More than You Think, and What We Can Do about It
Carmen Balber
Consumer advocate with the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights
Ken Balcomb
Executive Director and Research Biologist for the Center for Whale Research in Friday Harbor, Washington
Mark Baldassare
President of the Public Policy Institute of California
Scott Baldauf
Africa Bureau Chief for the Christian Science Monitor , based in Johannesburg, South Africa
Tom Baldino
Professor of Political Science at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania
Suliman Baldo
Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the International Center for Transitional Justice in New York
Alec Baldwin
American film, stage and television actor
Howard Baldwin
SiliconValley-based technology writer
Hunt Baldwin
Creator of Trust Me , the new TNT drama set in the ad world, he worked in advertising in Chicago, came to Los Angeles to make it as writers and succeeded, despite his ignorance about how television shows are normally staffed
Andy Bales
Chief Executive Officer of the Union Rescue Mission, which provides emergency shelter and a range of other services to homeless people in Los Angeles
Kevin Bales
President and co-founder of Free the Slaves , a nonprofit organization, based in Washington, DC; author of The Slave Next Door : Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today   
Todd Balf
Contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine
Lisa Balfus
Mother of a senior (son) at Santa Monica High School and a daughter in 8th grade at John Adams Middle School in Santa Monica
Asli Bali
Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, specializing in international law, laws of war and human rights
Sheila Balkan
Criminologist and court consultant who helps clients avoid or minimize jail time and creates programs for their rehabilitation
Jack Balkin
Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School, he runs the legal blog Balkinization
Radley Balko
Blogger for the Washington Post, author of Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces
Alan Ball
Writer, producer and director
Benjamin Ball
Co-principal of Ball-Nogues , a multidisciplinary design studio in Los Angeles, California
Jeffrey Ball
Environment editor for the Wall Street Journal , he also writes its Power Shift column on energy and the environment 
Jesse Ball
American poet and novelist
Molly Ball
Staff writer covering national politics at The Atlantic
Bill Ballenger
Editor of the political newsletter Inside Michigan Politics
Randall Balmer
Professor of American Religious History at Columbia’s Barnard College and a prolific author on religion in America, including God in the White House : How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush
Diane Balser
Jewish leader and activist on the issues of Israeli-Palestinian peace and women's rights; Executive Director of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
David Baltimore
President Emeritus and Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology and 1975 Nobel Prize-winner in Physiology or Medicine for his genetic research
Bruce Baltin
Senior Vice President with PKF Consulting, a hospitality consulting firm  
Dan Balz
National Political Correspondent for the Washington Post and and author of Collision 2012 : Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America
The Bamboos
Soul/funk band from Australia
James Bamford
Journalist who has written several books about the National Security Agency, including The Shadow Factory : The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America
Maria Bamford
Stand-up comic, actress and writer who performs across the country, she's appeared in Target's holiday ad campaign as well as in TV shows like the PBS series Word Girl and Nickelodeon's Kung Fu Panda
Sara Banaszak
Senior Economist for the American Petroleum Institute
Anthony Banbury
Regional Director for the United Nations World Food Program in Asia
Band of Horses
American rock band from Seattle, Washington
Band of Skulls
British alternative rock trio
Roja Bandari
Graduate student in Engineering at UCLA and a woman’s rights activist with the One Million Signatures campaign; Iranian born and reared, she came to the US in 2000
Paolo Bandini
Sports reporter for the Guardian
Mike Bandrowski
Manager of the Indoor Air and Radiation Program at the West Coast Office of the Environmental Protection Agency
Lee Bandy
Political Columnist for The State in Colombia, South Carolina, he's covered state politics for over 40 years
Neela Banerjee
Energy and environmental policy reporter for the Los Angeles Times
Tammy Bang Luu
Organizer with the Los Angeles Bus Riders Union
Scott Banister
'Angel investor' in about 50 technology companies (including Uber, Paypal, and Facebook); former entrepreneur who cofounded IronPort
Banks
American singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California
Jim Banks
Indiana State Senator (R-Columbia City); former National Field Director with Focus on the Family , a Christian ministry and advocacy group
Leo Banks
Reporter covering the US-Mexico-border with the Tucson Weekly
Pamela Banks
Senior Policy Counsel for Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports
Ralph Richard Banks
Professor of Law at Stanford University and author of Is Marriage for White People? : How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone; brother of Los Angeles Times columnist Sandy Banks
Russell Banks
American novelist and poet
Sandy Banks
Columnist for the Los Angeles Times; sister of Stanford Law Professor Ralph Richard Banks
William Banks
Director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism at Syracuse University and an expert on constitutional and national-security law and counterterrorism
Jyoti Bansal
Founder and CEO of AppDynamics , an app management company based in San Francisco
John Banville
Irish novelist who also writes crime-fiction under the pseudonym, Benjamin Black ; winner of the 2005 Man Booker Prize for his novel, The Sea
Manish Bapna
Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the World Resources Institute
Amir Bar-Lev
Filmmaker of The Tillman Story , a documentary about US soldier and former NFL player Pat Tillman, who was killed by "friendly fire" in Afghanistan
Mark Barabak
Political writer for the Los Angeles Times
Jill Barad
President of the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council ; founder and chair of Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils and an opponent of the Van Nuys name change
Amiri Baraka
Poet, playwright and longtime community activist , formerly known as LeRoi Jones; author of many books, including his latest, Tales of the Out & the Gone
Alyssa Barba
Community college student and young mother of two, looking for a summer job
Carol Barbee
Executive producer of the CBS drama, Jericho
Benjamin Barber
Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos, a nonpartisan public policy think-tank;  political theorist and author of Jihad vs McWorld : How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World and Consumed : How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole
Jesse Barber
Project Manager for the US Army's Chemical Stockpile Elimination Project
Michael Barber
Academic Dean and Professor of Theology, Scripture and Catholic Thought at John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego, California
Tony Barber
Europe Editor and former Brussels Bureau Chief for the Financial Times
William Barber
President of the North Carolina NAACP and a Disciples of Christ minister
Michael Barbour
Director of the Sepulveda Pass Improvement Project at Metro
Sara Barbour
Dave Barboza
Reporter for the New York Times
Tony Barboza
Environmental reporter for the Los Angeles Times
David Bard
Director of Operations at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, California
Ann Louise Bardach
Journalist who has covered Cuba for many years, former contributor to the Daily Beast and author of several books, including Cuba Confidential : Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana and Without Fidel : A Death Foretold in Miami, Havana and Washington; editor of The Prison Letters of Fidel Castro
Ted Bardacke
Senior Program Associate for Global Green , a national environmental non-profit based in Santa Monica, California
Freya Bardell
Ecological designer
Jean-Pierre Bardet
Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California and head of the panel, appointed by Mayor Villaraigosa, that found pipe failures were caused in part by DWP’s policies on water usage
Rebecca Bardoux
Veteran adult entertainment performer and host of a web radio show about the porn industry
Stacy Bare
Iraqi War Veteran and Director of Sierra Club's Mission Outdoors Program
Thomas Barfield
Professor of Anthropology at Boston University and author of Afghanistan : A Cultural and Political History
Lesley Bargar Suter
Dine Editor for Los Angeles Magazine
Mustafa Barghouthi
Member of the Palestinian Legislature; former candidate for President and former Minister of Communication for the Palestinian Authority
Omar Barghouti
Palestinian human rights activist and co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement ; author of Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions : The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights
Steve Baric
Secretary of the California Republican Party and president of the California Republican Lawyers Association
Basil Barimo
Vice President of Operations and Safety for the Air Transport Association , which represents 90% of all US commercial airlines
Stephanie Barish
Founding CEO of IndieCade , a gaming festival in Culver City, California
Jeff Barker
Deputy executive director for Communication, Policy and Public Outreach at the California High-Speed Rail Authority
Kim Barker
Reporter covering campaign finance at ProPublica, a nonprofit organization that does investigative journalism
Michael Barker
Co-president and co-founder of Sony Pictures Classics, which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films
Rocky Barker
Environmental reporter for the Idaho Statesman and author of Scorched Earth : How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America
Henri Barkey
Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor in the Department of International Relations at Lehigh University
Julie Barko Germany
Deputy Director of the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet at George Washington University
Lou Barletta
Mayor of the City of Hazleton , Pennsylvania
Kirsten Barlow
Associate Director of Legislation and Public Policy for the California Mental Health Directors Association, a nonprofit that represents mental health directors from  California's 58 counties
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