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California Legislators Reform Sexual Assault Sentencing Law Just Before Brock Turner Gets Out Of Jail

If signed, it will close a current loophole in the system that allows people convicted of penetrating an unconscious person to get by with only probation. More »


LGBTQ History Will Now Be Taught In California Public Schools

Aside from the general awesomeness that is not being ignorant, this new curriculum will hopefully inspire more compassion toward the LGBTQ community among young people. More »


Deal Is Reached To Raise California’s Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

A deal was confirmed Saturday afternoon in Sacramento, California, to raise the state’s minimum wage from $10 to $15. A formal announcement of the deal should take place this coming Monday by Governor Jerry Brown.

This negotiated deal will boost California’s statewide minimum wage from $10 an hour to $10.50 on Jan. 1,… More »


California Rejects Plan Requiring Condoms, Dental Dams And Goggles In Porn

After six hours of testimony from nearly 100 actors and producers in the adult entertainment industry, the state of California rejected a move to force porn actors to use condoms, dental dams, and goggles during filming. Though the Occupational Safety and Health Standards board voted 3-2 in favor, they did not reach the four-vote threshold needed to adopt… More »


Man Is Accused Of Stealing 7,500 Pounds Of Candy

A man in Hesperia, California was arrested on Thursday for hoarding huge amounts of stolen candy in his garage.

Although Jesus Ibarra was freed on bail, his candy sting operation has now come to a close. The police found out about his operation when they discovered online advertisements leading to his illegal candy… More »


Watch: Why Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pills Are So Exciting!

Birth control pills have now been approved to be sold over-the-counter (without a prescription) in both Oregon and California and this is seriously important news for women.

Comedian Myka Fox especially thinks so, and she is very excited about the prospect of having sex without contracting babies!!! Among other things, of course.
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The Obamas Pay Respect In San Bernardino Before Going To Hawaii For Holidays

The Obama’s yearly Christmas trip to Hawaii involved a pit-stop in San Bernardino on Friday in order to pay their respects to the victims of early December’s shooting.

After landing in the California town, the Prez and first lady Michelle, went to visit Indian Springs High School to meet with the families of… More »


New Study Shows Men Are More Likely To Take Paternity Leave If They Have Sons

Sadly though, researchers have discovered gender consistently influences the paternity leave for new fathers. More »


UK High Schoolers Invent STI-Detecting Condoms

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


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 More »


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 official channels or, say, having an actual conversation with each other, Californians are publicly “drought-shaming” each other through Twitter and geolocating apps.

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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 been caused by a variety of factors that started well before the droughts.

I remember the ’80s and early-’90s as a kid, when… More »


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 must obtain verbal or nonverbal consent before having sex (a lack of objection or resistance does not constitute consent), provide victims’ advocates, teach incoming freshmen… More »


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 sex. The law would state that both parties need to engage in “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement” before hooking up — in other words, people… More »


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 has died in committee. The new bill would have required HIV testing and expanded the law’s reach to all counties in California, as many XXX… More »


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 ideas that sex can be pleasurable, right?! Teachers and parents in Fremont, California, gave input leading to the purchase of Your Health Today, which will… More »


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 have abortions, jail women who get pregnant out of wedlock, and stone to death lesbians and gays. [Feminist.org]
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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 not escape my notice that everyone at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Etc. Etc. Etc. is miserable except Pete Campbell, who has found a new zest for life… More »


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