Posts tagged "california"

UK High Schoolers Invent STI-Detecting Condoms

Also, the US government will require insurance companies to cover transitional medical services for trans* federal employees.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 24, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Local Travel: 19 Places To Visit In California This Summer

Warm weather means long sunny weekends and the sudden itch to explore someplace new, so why not start with your own backyard? If you 

Claire Hannum | June 11, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Drought-Crazy Californians Are Using Apps To Publicly Shame Each Other

Californians are being driven drought-crazy, I swear. I know the drought is a big deal and it’s helpful for neighbors to hold each other accountable, but instead of going through…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 26, 2015 - 1:00 pm

NASA Scientist Claims California Has About One Year Of Water Left

Today in apocalyptic sounding headlines, NASA scientist Jay Famiglietti was published in the Los Angeles Times’ op-ed section saying that California has about one year left of water. This has…

Katrin Higher | March 14, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Why California’s Active Consent Law Is Not An Outrage

California Governor Jerry Brown signed the state’s Active Consent bill yesterday, making it law in California that in order to receive state funding, universities must have policies stating that students…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 29, 2014 - 2:30 pm

California State Legislature Advances “Yes Means Yes” Hookup Bill

California’s state senate advanced a bill to require universities that take financial aid from the state to adopt a policy that students must give “affirmative consent” before engaging in…

Jessica Wakeman | August 29, 2014 - 5:30 pm

California Bill To Expand Porn’s Condom Usage Dies In Committee

A bill to increase pressure on the porn industry to comply with an existing law requiring adult performers to wear condoms during sex scenes filmed in Los Angeles County…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Sex Education Textbook Is Too Educational, Fret California Parents

If there’s one thing we gotta be sure about when it comes to sex education textbooks, it’s that they can’t be too sexy. We wouldn’t would impressionable children getting any…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2014 - 3:30 pm

California Considers Bill To Put More Diaper Changing Stations In Men’s Restrooms

Sounds like a good idea to me. [Los Angeles Times]
Brunei, which is located in Southeast Asia, has instituted a penal code which would publicly flog women who…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Lana Del Rey’s “West Coast” Is My New Summer Jam

Okay, okay, I get it, California, you want me to move back. I’m in! I’m game! And even if I wasn’t, the “Mad Men” premiere would have convinced me. It did…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 15, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Style Muse: California Dreamin’

Well, after nearly 13 years in New York City, I’ve started to get a serious itch to move back to my home state of California. Maybe it’s just this exhaustive…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm

California Wants Law To Require “Affirmative Consent”

California wants to rewrite the state law regarding sexual violence on college campuses to require both partners to give “affirmative consent” before engaging in sexual activity. The legislation hopes…

Jessica Wakeman | February 12, 2014 - 7:30 pm

California Has A New Law About Abortion & It’s Actually Good

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill yesterday which authorizes nurse practitioners and physician assistants to perform first-trimester abortions. It’s the only bill in the country this year that…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2013 - 7:30 pm

California Governor Signs Transgender Student Rights Bill

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a landmark transgender student rights bill guaranteeing schools respect students’ gender identity in facilities, sports teams and programs … [LGBTQ Nation]
… and…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2013 - 7:30 pm

High School Teacher Ken Bencomo Fired After Marrying A Man

Since Proposition 8 was struck down in the Supreme Court, same-sex marriage is once again legal in California. Unfortunately, just because something is legal doesn’t mean that people are suddenly…

Mary Odell | August 3, 2013 - 10:00 am

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Enters Counseling For Sexual Harassment

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who has been accused of sexual harassment by seven women including constituents and former employees, said he will enter counseling for two weeks in…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2013 - 6:30 pm

30 Signs You Were Born And Raised In California

I’ve lived in New York City for the last 12 years, but before arriving here in June 2001, I was a born-and-raised California girl. I grew up in San Diego…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 23, 2013 - 9:00 am

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Admits To “Intimidation” Of Women, But Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations

We’re so used to politicians and bigwigs who refuse to take accountability for their behavior that when somebody does admit they did something wrong, it is kind of … weird.

Jessica Wakeman | July 16, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Shocking: 250 Women In California Were Pressured Into Sterilization

Almost 250 female inmates in the California prison system were sterilized — some after being pressured by doctors — between 1997 and 2010, according to a a new report. The

Daley Quinn | July 12, 2013 - 2:30 pm

School District Calls Tween Rape Victim “Careless,” “Responsible” In Her Own Sexual Abuse

A California school district is defending itself in the sleaziest way possible from a lawsuit by a former student who was allegedly sexually abused by two of its…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2012 - 3:20 pm
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