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  • West Hollywood gay weddings 'so joyful,' they'll continue Tuesday

    West Hollywood gay weddings 'so joyful,' they'll continue Tuesday
    The city of West Hollywood will again conduct wedding ceremonies in City Council chambers Tuesday because of demand from same-sex couples. The city said in a news release that Monday's wedding ceremonies were "so joyful" that they will continue on a...
  • Glendale plastic bag ban now in effect

    Glendale plastic bag ban now in effect
    Hello Kitty ice pops, a watermelon, tamarind juice and other items bumped around in Jose Moran’s shopping cart in the parking lot of Jon’s International Marketplace on Monday, the first day of Glendale’s plastic bag ban. He could...
  • Hot dog-eating contest bad choice for Independence Day fun [Letter]

    I note with great displeasure in your June 27 edition that we are again going to put on a hot dog-eating contest in Granville Gude Park to celebrate the Glorious Sixth. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 60 million Americans are now obese, and...
  • Ron Kaye: Is this the house we want to live in?

    Ron Kaye: Is this the house we want to live in?
    The Fourth of July always brings out the little boy in me, no matter how old I get, the little boy whose imagination was lit when he saw a movie short of Frank Sinatra singing “The House I Live In” as he stopped a bunch of kids from picking on...
  • Protests against secret NSA tactics to light up Web July 4

    In support of activists protesting NSA's collection of data of U.S. residents, major Web services such as Reddit, 4chan, and Mozilla plan to post messages on their sites on the Fourth of July urging Americans to join their fight against unreasonable...
  • What would six Californias look like?

    What would six Californias look like?
    Since California's inception, its residents have been trying to break it apart. Wikipedia notes 220 such proposals since statehood in 1850.   More recently, supervisors in a handful of Northern California counties have passed secession resolutions....
  • Toyota Stadium official addresses poor field conditions for FCS title game

    FRISCO, Texas — Towson trailed North Dakota State, 21-7, at halftime of Saturday’s Football Championship Subdivision title game, but nothing took more of a beating than the turf at Toyota Stadium. The Bermuda-grass field at the 20,500-seat...
  • 'Jihad Jane' sentenced to 10 years on terrorism charges

    PHILADELPHIA — The woman who dubbed herself "Jihad Jane" was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Monday for a range of terrorism offenses, including conspiring to kill a Swedish cartoonist who had depicted the prophet Muhammad as a dog....
  • River tragedy: 'Hurry, my friend is dying'

    River tragedy: 'Hurry, my friend is dying'
    Jose Cuevas was taking a stroll with his roommate on the Chicago Riverwalk after catching a late-night movie when he heard faint screams.  “Help, help, help!'' Cuevas said he heard a male voice cry out in the darkness. Cuevas asked him where he...
  • The French are scandalized by a president's affair? How American!

    The French are scandalized by a president's affair? How American!
    It’s a sad day in France when the unmarried president spends the night with a woman who is not his girlfriend and sparks a national furor. Last week — as you have undoubtedly heard — a salacious news story broke in the French press:...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Season 13 kicks off with humor and talent

    'American Idol' recap: Season 13 kicks off with humor and talent
    "Life can change … in a heartbeat," "American Idol" reminded us Wednesday night as it kicked off a new season with a fresh batch of hopefuls, a greater focus on the positive (fewer prolonged looks at the cringe-inducingly untalented and delusional)...