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401 results for 'california'

Big Brother Is Always Watching... The Streets

By Alethea, published on Jun 30, 2009

...rapidly approaching and I had no choice but to pass through the intersection and stop on the crosswalk to clear myself out of the busway.  As I passed, the 2nd flash blazed the windshield, and my $426 fate was sealed and delivered to my doorstep several weeks later. 

And so it goes, California happens to have some of the most stringent red light camera laws in the country.  If I had been in Texas per say, the fine would have been a mere $75 capped fee with no points on my license since the law in that state (as many others) requires a witness to obtain a criminal conviction on a... (more)

Tags: california, traffic, red light cameras, red light camera tickets, traffic violations

It's Never Too Late To Write Your First Novel

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 27, 2009

...and completed his Naval service in Naples, Italy in 1961. He then lived in Milan for the next decade while completing his family and working as a management consultant (and part-time CIA spy?) during the industrial ‘Italian Miracle’ of the 1960s.

He returned to Southern California with his family in 1971, bought a small electronics company; got torpedoed by predatory Japanese “price dumping”; obtained his CPA certificate in 1978, and operated as a sole practitioner and part-time CFO for hi-tech start-up companies until his retirement in 2006.

Speer... (more)

Tags: manhattan, san francisco, california

June Contributor Of The Month - Morgana

By Digidave, published on Jun 25, 2009 a more solemn light.' My question is how does a good person live under circumstances that are not good?What is your background? Can you give us a brief bio/history of your life? I believe I was born and raised in the best of times in the best of worlds. That being 1950's Los Angeles, California - Suburbia with Benefits. I was raised with Catholic school upbringing by upper-middle class parents. They were Roosevelt admirers (his compassion), Truman haters (Those Two Bombs he ordered dropped), then moderate Eisenhower conservatives (Cold War Pacifists), then President John F. Kennedy... (more)

Tags: los angeles, san francisco, california, music, education, sex, traffic, broowaha, reno, mexico

Glorious Juneteenth Celebration In Santa Monica

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 22, 2009 singer/ songwriter K’ Nesha who performed a couple of original songs. “Material Things” is a song that stood out of her brief set.

The Main Stage continued to be the site for additional entertainment. The Guys and Dolls Square Dance Group from Inglewood, California was the crowd favorite.

Greg Walker – world renowned vocalist formerly with Carlos Santana performed past hits as well as jazz, R&B and gospel. The audience was treated to “Stormy,” “Still in Love” by Luther Vandross, “What’s Going... (more)

Tags: jesus, jazz, california, police, santa monica, obama

Literary Fair And Jazz & Gospel Fest. Brightened The Day

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 8, 2009

...Company: Barbara Williams, Artistic Director performed a classic of Michael Jackson- “Thriller”.

The Main Stage featured a Special Dedication to Jesse Mae Beavers-Journalist and Editor –Los Angeles Sentinel and Spotlight on 2009 Legacy Honorees- Howard Bingham, California Poet Laureate Al Young and Varnette P. Honeywood.

I made it over to Ladera Park for the 2nd Annual Jazz and Gospel Festival-a Benefit Concert for The Celeste Prescott Scholarship Fund. This event was Co-sponsored by The County of Los Angeles and hosted by Community Harvest Foundation ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jesus, jazz, california, music

Trastevere Almost A Travesty

By D. E. Carson, published on May 25, 2009

...that I am, if the pizza isn’t good, I don’t hold out much hope for the rest of the menu. But this was good pizza. I ate the whole thing and I wasn’t miserable like I am when I eat a whole medium pizza from that goofy, red-roofed pizza conglomerate that has no restaurants in California anymore. It was almost just right. Perhaps a bit more cheese would have closed the deal but then I’m the kind of person who can’t get enough cheese on a pizza. Is there such thing as too much mozzarella? So I have to deduct a quarter star there.The service was just above okay. It... (more)

Tags: new york, california, restaurant, fashion, santa monica

My Desert Beachfront Property

By Lady D, published on May 22, 2009

I thought my dog was having a serious running dream, but no it was another quake.

Having recently moved to the desert in California, we have had two quakes, which were felt, dozens which only registered on a siesmic monitor. This recent one was felt and yet rather mild, it didn’t wake the sleeping dog.

I wasn't bothered enough to get up to check the Cal. Poly earthquake center.

But even if this one wasn’t the “Big One”, it will eventually happen or so it is predicted. Which makes me go to my fantasy of having beach front property. But you live in the desert are you... (more)

Tags: california, earthquakes

Disappearing Behind Them: Phasing Out Failing Small Schools

By Digidave, published on May 21, 2009

The following article was written by Jennifer Ward and funded by Spot.Us.

On a crisp spring California afternoon, long after the echo of the last final bell, 40 parents, students and teachers gathered in a too-warm classroom at Paul Robeson School of Visual and Performing Arts to ask California State administrator Vincent Matthews to reconsider his decision to close the East Oakland school.

In articulate and passionate voices, students told Matthews that the school offered important second chances to kids transferring from larger schools.

"I feel Paul Robeson... (more)

Tags: california, environment, education

La Forecast High Temp ... 39F???

By D. E. Carson, published on May 21, 2009

...snow on a regular basis because it will have actually moved to Canada.

Fortunately for us, we won't be around to see it.

But it certainly does bring up an interesting topic -- as does Digidave's proposal.

In the eight or so years that I have lived in the High Desert of California, I have felt all of one earthquake.  It was a rather interesting phenomenon because it felt like my whole house lifted then dropped.  No more than probably 1/16th of an inch, but that's what it felt like.  It was accompanied by a loud boom, which at first I thought was some flyboy out of... (more)

Tags: los angeles, san francisco, france, california

"shake, Shake..shake That State"

By wolviela, published on May 21, 2009

California. Home of beautiful coastlines, beautiful trees, beautiful people, but also home to beautiful big earthquakes.

Every so often we are reminded that this earth is not ours to do as we please and I think mother nature gets a little shook up and let us know.

I've experience many 'quakes, including the San Francisco Earthquake in 1989. As a California resident, born and rasied I know that these are prevelant and even can gauge how high on the ricther scale they are.

Last Sunday as I was in my kitchen cooking, I felt vibrations. At first I thought it was just my... (more)

Tags: san francisco, california

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