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  • California lawmakers want BB guns made in bright colors

    California lawmakers want BB guns made in bright colors
    SACRAMENTO -- A month after sheriff deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old Northern Californian who was carrying an airsoft gun, state lawmakers said Friday they plan to introduce legislation to require such guns to be painted bright colors to help law...
  • Ellen DeGeneres aims to power up Christmas for Toys for Tots kids

    Ellen DeGeneres aims to power up Christmas for Toys for Tots kids
    Ellen DeGeneres and a few good men (and kids) braved whipping winds, frequently departing aircraft and the threat of rain Friday at Van Nuys Airport to symbolically load up a plane and kick off a Toys for Tots campaign partnered with Duracell, aiming to...
  • iPotty, Monopoly make list of most 'oppressive' toys

    iPotty, Monopoly make list of most 'oppressive' toys
    A consumer group dedicated to reclaiming childhood from corporate marketers has released its annual list of toys that are 'oppressive and destructive to young children.' The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has released five nominees for its...
  • Fire stations accepting toys for kids in need

    Costa Mesa fire stations are accepting donations for firefighters' 21st annual Spark of Love toy drive for kids in need, the city announced Friday. Residents can drop off new and unwrapped toys, sports equipment or gift cards. The donations will go to...
  • Thanksgiving/Black Friday shopping survival guide

    It's the thrill of the hunt for great bargains that gets people to leave home on Thanksgiving or in the middle of the night on Black Friday. If you're one of them, I have tips to help you score and save the most, no matter what day you venture out to...
  • Black Friday stretches into long weekend of buying

    Black Friday stretches into long weekend of buying
    Although the traditional start to the holiday shopping season is still days away, Morgan Somerville has already mapped out her bargain-hunting strategy. The student employment manager at Stevenson University will pass up Thanksgiving specials to focus...
  • Beastie Boys break silence, fight for their rights over 'Girls' video

    Beastie Boys break silence, fight for their rights over 'Girls' video
    The Beastie Boys are fighting for their right to protect their music from being used in advertising. The Beastie Boys issued an open letter Monday morning accusing GoldieBlox of crossing that line when the toy company put a female-empowerment twist on...
  • Beastie Boys embroiled in fight over parody ad utilizing 'Girls'

    Beastie Boys embroiled in fight over parody ad utilizing 'Girls'
    The Beastie Boys today clarified their stance in their dispute with Bay Area toy-maker GoldieBlox, a company that's used the act's 1986 party-goof "Girls" in an advertisement for its engineering-minded toys. The surviving members of the Beastie Boys are...
  • Toy maker pulls Beastie Boys ad, says 'we don't want to fight'

    Toy maker pulls Beastie Boys ad, says 'we don't want to fight'
    Bay Area toy maker GoldieBlox said Wednesday that its intention is to be "friends" with the Beastie Boys and that it meant no harm in creating a parody version of the act's mid-'80s hit "Girls" for an online commercial. The music has been pulled from...
  • Toy Company Drops Beastie Boys Parody Song From Online Video

    The toy company GoldieBlox has pulled its version of the Beastie Boys song "Girls" from an an online video that became a viral hit, and has said it also may drop a lawsuit that sought a judgment that the parody of the music was fair use. GoldieBlox...
  • Joffrey Ballet dancers talk 'The Nutcracker'

    Joffrey Ballet dancers talk 'The Nutcracker'
    Holidays in Chicago are synonymous with the Joffrey Ballet's lavish production of "The Nutcracker," the classic ballet adapted in 1987 by Robert Joffrey from E.T.A. Hoffmann's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" and set to the traditional Tchaikovsky...