President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act Thursday, and there have been demonstrations across the country since Wednesday as part of a national call to "Stop Violence Against Women Everywhere!"Today and Saturday, the Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University, a private C ... More >>
It's National Donut Day! (Or to Homer Simpson, it's just another Friday.) This isn't simply another Twitter-fueled food holiday--today marks the 75th anniversary of the carb-laden celebration. The day was created by the Salvation Army as a fundraiser to honor WWI's "donut lassies," the wom ... More >>
Thanks to a Laguna Niguel company, you can swing the bat last used by Lou Gehrig as a Yankee, slide on "Dr. J" Julius Erving's NBA championship ring or slip into the trunks Muhammad Ali wore in one of his memorable fights against Smokin' Joe Frazier.Of course, to do so, you have to be the highest ... More >>
Masahiro Sakurai's TwitterA photo by Kirby creator Masahiro Sakurai shows empty Tokyo streets after the earthquakeWith the death toll rising above 10,000 people, 88,000 people reported missing and the threat of numerous nuclear meltdowns, Japan is facing its worst national catastrophe since World ... More >>
Photo by Airman John D. Partlow/U.S. Air ForceDisplaced commercial airline passengers take shelter inside Taiyo Community Center on Friday.Those following the epic horrors playing out across the Pacific are aware that the 8.9 magnitude earthquake has been officially declared the worst catastrophe ... More >>
The plaintiffs have a chance of overturning Proposition 8 if they can show that animus or impermissible moral
disapproval motivated California's same-sex marriage ban, so the defendants have denied assertions that faith animus was their guiding principle.That got some GLBT activists wondering ho ... More >>
This Sunday marks the very first L.A. Flea Market at Dodger Stadium, and there's more than a few reasons to go check it out!
Artists rendering of Sunday's flea market taken from the L.A. Flea Market website
After the jump, a few of the exciting things you won't want to miss at the first L.A. Fle ... More >>
I'm moving from Placentia to Seal Beach next week—my fourth relocation since 2001—and once again, I'm forced to confront a moral quandary: what the hell am I supposed to do with all the CDs that were given to me by hopeful Orange County and Long Beach bands looking for ink back when I was the ... More >>
If you stuffed a few bucks into Salvation Army kettles this past holiday season, there's good news-- it's very likely your dollars (or coins, if you're a cheap bastard) found their way to wherever General Booth's soldiers intended they should go.
The New York Times reports:
The Salvation Army is wid ... More >>