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Paris and Nicole: Life Partners?

By C. Reagan, published on Oct 11, 2006

Yesterday morning I woke up with a start. Sweat trickled down my back and my mouth was as dry as Kathy Griffen's standup act. Slowly, I regained my composure and grabbed a chilly glass of Southern California Brand tap water. I sat down at the small, blonde particle board computer desk and fired up the Dell. As I clicked on Firefox, it became clear to me that something was amiss. Something was not right. Something was telling me to get an early start on the day's gossip. There It was. After such a 18 months. The moment I had been waiting for. My dream came back to me, rushing forward in a... (more)

Tags: iraq, california, hollywood, lindsay lohan

Seriously, Are you kidding?

By Erinn Selkis, published on Oct 7, 2006

...“everything,” but Im afraid that without your blessing that will be impossible. And then there is “enjoy,” yet another phrase I hate. “Here is your plate of undercooked meat, sir. Enjoy!” “This is the strongest tanning bed that the state of California allows us to fry your skin with, enjoy!” Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Ugh. As if someone telling someone else to enjoy something will actually make that happen…If it were only that easy, I would be going around all day saying “Erinn, enjoy waiting in backed up traffic; enjoy... (more)

Tags: california, gay, traffic

Sweatshops in L.A.

By Rowan, published on Oct 2, 2006

...won’t recognize a lot of names there though.) For more information about the structure of the Apparel Industry and what can be done: (the ones with the *s have been most helpful to me). Bacon, David. 2004. The Children of NAFTA: Labor Wars on the U.S./Mexico Border. University of California Press. *Bonacich, Edna and Richard Appelbaum. 2000. Behind the Label: Inequality in the Los Angeles Apparel Industry. University of California Press. Chang, Grace and Mimi Abramovitz. 2000. Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy. Consortium Book Sales. Ching... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, israel, education, fashion

Gov. Angelides and Other Fairy Tales

By J. La Mont, published on Sep 27, 2006

...toll and gas prices. Red states like Kansas and Wyoming have Democrats leading their gubernatorial races. Angelides being the Democratic contender in the bluest state seemed poised for victory but that time has long since passed. According to the latest poll from Public Policy Institute of California, Gov. Schwarzenegger is leading 48% to 31%. Why? Both sides ran to the left after the primaries. Arnold went after the fast growing political demographic in California, the independents, and stole Angelides thunder by raising the minimum wage, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and divesting... (more)

Tags: california

Back to LA after living in Las Vegas. Home is where the heart is!

By Mia, published on Sep 22, 2006

...the glitter, the shows, the lights, the all-you-can-eat buffets, clubs, casinos, all 24/7, play anytime, anyday?? Yes, my friends , these are all the fun things to do........when you visit Las Vegas. I , on the other hand, packed up my family, after having been born and raised in Southern California, Mar Vista/Venice area, and decided it was time for a change. So, I pack up the family July of 2005, and head up that lovely 15 freeway, unbeknownst to me at the time, that we would all be taking that same 15 back to our hometown of Mar Vista exactly a year later. to come back to live, in our ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, santa monica

Gift Ideas for the Jewish New Year

By Barry, published on Sep 18, 2006

...latest Apple technology, and the new 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo processor. You can get more info at apple.com/imac/. Okay don't forget about the honey. You might want to treat your friend or relative to a jar of Kosher-certified labeled Piru Canyon Honey. It's available at such stores as Whole Foods. Or if you really feel adventurous you might want to take them to the place where that honey is actually made. Bennett's Honey Farm is located in Fillmore, California. Their showroom is open Mon-Fri from 8am to 4:30pm and on the weekends from noon to 5pm. More info at: www.bennetthoneyfarm.com.  (more)

Tags: los angeles, california

No cell at the wheel in 2008

By Ariel, published on Sep 17, 2006

Our Governator approved a measure on Friday banning the use of cell phone while driving in California. The measure will take effect on July 1st, 2008. "The simple fact is that it is really dangerous to talk on a cell phone and drive at the same time," Schwarzenegger said. "It's very important for people to know ... stop using the cell phone right now, because you are putting people at risk." The fine will be $20 bucks if you're caught for the 1st time asking your wife what's for the dinner while driving back home from work, and $50 the second time when you will be ordering from Pizza Hut when... (more)

Tags: new york, california

Nervous Popeye

By Rosescu, published on Sep 16, 2006

...away your Spinach!! Bodybuilders everywhere are rushing home to their refrigerators to empty all those bags of leafy greens. It appears even the healthiest food can pose a danger to Americans these days. The latest news on this week's E. Coli outbreak is that it is being linked to a California spinach processor, Natural Selection Foods LLC. So far over 100 people have fallen sick in this fatal outbreak. It is generally recommended to dispose of all bagged spinach, and this author recommends you take extra precaution by ditching lettuce, cabbage, and shredded carrots, just to be... (more)

Tags: california

Dreamgirls is all the RAGE on Santa Monica.

By C. Reagan, published on Aug 31, 2006

...call up a few girls (or flamboyant guys) and put on your most cliche outfits. You are on your way to RAGE's Dreamgirls Drag Show Extravaganza! Located at 7994 Santa Monica Blvd., RAGE hosts an array of female impersonators that glorify all that it is to be fabulous and queer in Southern California. These Queens aren't the ones your mama used to throw singles at. In fact, they work the stage better than most performers who don't have their private parts strapped down. (Take a lesson Britney!) I attended the show last week, when the theme was "Superheros". The doormen were polite,... (more)

Tags: california, superman, santa monica

Hawthorne Aviation Museum Takes Off

By Deleted User, published on Aug 19, 2006

At the intersection of Prairie St. and 120th in Hawthorne City, California, volunteers for The Western Museum of Aviation are preparing for takeoff. The museum is headed towards Torrance’s Flite Park, where countless aeronautic models and drawing planes will once again color empty walls. A few that are currently being packed into cardboard boxes include a Northrop World War II single-engine seaplane built in 1940 and a Wright GR-1820-G205 jet aircraft engine. The move comes at a time when rents are rising for the city, and in a world where non-profit organizations like The Western Museum... (more)

Tags: california, real estate

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