FROM Aaron Paley
Making L.A.: Public Spaces Public spaces can make or break a city. They’re escapes from the relentless urban pace and help bring people together. They are town squares that make communities out of neighborhoods. They can even be engines for economic growth. But aside from the beach, Los Angeles has never been known for great public spaces. Just a few years ago, it was almost impossible to even have a sidewalk cafe. Is that changing? A vintage postcard shows an early Pershing Square
CicLAvia and Gentrification This Sunday, thousands of bicyclists will roll through the streets of L.A. for the 10th CicLAvia. They’ll be peddling through some neighborhoods previously untouched by the event, including East Los Angeles. And not everyone there is happy about it -- some see CicLAvia as a harbinger of gentrification. The map for CicLAvia’s October 5th ride, titled "Heart of LA"
CicLAvia Encourages Angelinos to Abandon Their Cars This Sunday The second annual CicLAvia — that's a bicycle trip in LA — will be held on Sunday with 7.5 miles of car-free cycling, walking, jogging or skating. Aaron Paley, president of Community Arts Resources , is producing the event.
Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants' Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem Youssef hosted a satirical news show that was the first of its kind in the Middle East. The show was immensely popular, until the military-backed government forced Youssef off the air and out of the country. Youssef and director Sara Taksler tell us about their documentary Tickling Giants, which profiles Youssef’s leap from heart surgeon to super star satirist.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein faces an angry town hall crowd Senator Dianne Feinstein faced an angry crowd at her town hall in Los Angeles Thursday. The anger came from her would-be supporters -- people on the left. Also, a new bill wants to make it illegal for local police to cooperate with the feds who are targeting marijuana growers.
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.