Posts tagged "california"

The Surf Dogs Of San Diego Hang Ten

There’s crazy, and then there’s “I sold my business and moved to California so that my dog could surf” crazy. And that’s exactly what one of the participants in the Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition did. Apparently, dog surfing is a great sport, and great fun, as Michael Uy, winner of the small…

Julie Gerstein / June 19, 2012

16 Things You’re Missing At Coachella This Year

It’s Coachella time! Coachella! You’re missing it! So am I. But what are we really missing by not being out at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California? Some bands? Sure. But how many people really go to Coachella for the bands? As festival-goers begin straggling in for the first of two weekends of pool…

Julie Gerstein / April 13, 2012

Another Victory For Marriage Equality: Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional!

More good news on the marriage equality front! Today, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional. California voters passed the measure in 2008, explicitly defining marriage to be between one man and one woman. In the four-month period before the law took effect, an estimated 18,000 same-sex couples wed…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 7, 2012

Home Style Inspiration: Southern California Cool

Spending last week in Los Angeles gave me a major case of real estate envy. Imagine having more than 400 square feet to decorate! Speaking of decorating, I was also super inspired by the laid back look of the shops in Silverlake, with their vaguely ’70s beach-meets-desert vibe. I can’t wait to buy some succulent…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 24, 2011

New Law Bans California Teens From Tanning Beds

That sound you hear? It’s a stampede to the nearest tanning salon before it’s too late! Tanning will be banned in California for anyone under the age of 18 beginning on January 1. Presently, anyone 14 or younger is banned from tanning, but 15-, 16- and 17-year-olds may toast themselves if they have parental permission.

Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2011

Anti-Abortion Billboards Targeted At Blacks Appear In Oakland

Race-related anti-abortion billboards strike again! At least 25 billboards reading “Black is beautiful” with a picture of a black baby and the URL for an anti-abortion web sitehave been posted this month in Oakland, California. The billboards are paid for by the Radiance Foundation, an anti-abortion group which is also responsible for slavery-related billboards i…

Jessica Wakeman / July 1, 2011

Strippers, Guns & Booty Shaking: Behold, The Most Offensive Political Ad Ever

Strippers, guns, rap music, booty shaking, gangstas … why, it’s the most offensive, sexist, racist political ad you’ve ever seen. This NSFW commercial called “Hahn’s Homeboyz” begins to criticize Janice Hahn, a Los Angeles City Councilwoman running for a Democratic Congressional seat, for her proposal to use “taxpayer money” to hire former gang member…

Jessica Wakeman / June 16, 2011

Jerry Stiller And Ann Meara Speak Out About Prop 19

More specifically, they tell us about their use of MariHuana. I’ll bet Ben Stiller is cringing right now. No one wants to hear about their parents getting stoned. Anyhow, the takeaway here? All you Cali stoners out there, get off the couch and…

Ami Angelowicz / November 2, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Meg Whitman Accused Of Employing An Undocumented Maid

Meg Whitman’s undocumented maid claimed in a press conference today that she was fired after she asked the California gubernatorial candidate and her husband for help gaining legal status. Nicky Diaz Santillan worked for the Whitman/Harsh family for nine years and claimed they never asked for her legal status before employing her. When Santilla…

Jessica Wakeman / September 29, 2010

Hollywood Party Crashing Could Soon Earn You Jail Time

Thanks to movies like “Wedding Crashers” and incidents like the Salahis’ not-so-official invite to the White House, party crashing has become more of an occupation than a form of trespassing. Well, California is trying to take the glamour out of sneaking in through a window or slipping past a bodyguard; the state’s lawmakers are looking…

Kelli Bender / August 18, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Gays Can Marry In California!

Good news! Earlier today, Judge Vaughn Walker lifted the stay imposed on the decision to repeal Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage in California. In other words, gay couples will not be prevented from marrying while gay marriage opponents appeal his decision. Congratulations, Cali gays and lesbians! []
Yesterday, two members of the…

Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2010

No S**t! A Cuss-Free Week In California

California politicians are getting really creative about ways to make nice. They’re banning swear words for a week. Assemblyman Anthony Portantino created a “Cuss Free” bill after he got inspired by a middle schooler’s movement to start a “No Cussing Club” at his school. California’s State House passed a bill today approving a “Cuss Free…

Ami Angelowicz / February 26, 2010

Michael Jackson’s Memorial Exploited Emotions And Wasted Taxpayer Dollars

I’ve already said that I love Michael Jackson’s music and am very sad that he passed away at far too young of an age. I think it’s terribly sad that his children, who have already led such bizarre lives, at least out in public, now have lost their anchor. Which is why it was heartbreaking…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 8, 2009

Could Legalizing Pot Save California From Budget Issues?

This ad, paid for by the Marijuana Policy Project, was rolled out today on TV channels across California. It argues that legalizing marijuana and taxing it is the perfect solution to California’s massive budget deficit. Is this an excuse for people to toke it up more freely, or a legit solution to a…

Nikki Dowling / July 8, 2009

Prop 8: The Musical

The passing of Prop 8, the California bill banning gay marriage, has been causing marches, rallies, debates, and now it’s even spawned a musical! With an all-star line up including John C. Reilly, Neil Patrick Harris, Kathy Najimy, Rashida Jones, Maya Rudolph, Margaret Cho, Andy Richter, and Jack Black as Jesus, here’s hoping…

Simcha / December 3, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Same-Sex Marriage, Cynthia Nixon, And A Drunk Groom

California Chief Justice Ronald George says young people are much more tolerant of gay marriage than older generations. [Spiegel]…

Catherine Strawn / June 24, 2008

Gay Marriage Legal In CA: Phyllis Lyon & Del Martin Cut The Cake

They did it! Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, the lesbian couple of 55 years that we wrote about yesterday, were the first gay couple to be married under California’s new law. This video of them cutting the wedding cake got us all verklempt.

Previously: Lesbian Couple of 55 Years Plans To Finally

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 17, 2008

Lesbian Couple Of 55 Years Plans To Finally Wed

Congratulations to Phyllis Lyon, 84, and Del Martin, 87, a lesbian couple that has been together for 55 years — they plan to become the first same-sex couple to legally exchange marriage vows in San Francisco. SF Mayor Gavin Newsom will officiate the ceremony. Enjoy it ladies — you should have never had to wait!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 16, 2008

Extravagant And Strange Celeb Gifts

David Beckham recently bought Victoria a vineyard in California’s Napa Valley. Apparently the two developed a passion for wine while they were in Spain (which also happens to be when Becks developed a passion for the nanny). But don’t think you’ll be able to go to the liquor store and pick up a bottle of…

Catherine Strawn / June 2, 2008

How To: Select And Apply Bronzer

Amelia wears a lot of bronzer (some might even say too much), so Trae Bodge, the creative director and founder of Three Custom Color Specialists in New York, gave her a lesson on how to look sun-kissed but natural.

Related: How To: Smoke-ify Your Eyes

Catherine Strawn / May 21, 2008