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Top California Articles

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  • The Vendors

    If you're not in the wedding business, you're in the wrong business. People are making a killing out there-- at the expense of couples who used to like each other enough to want to get married. Our date is set for July 2. 2011. I know, I know, it'...
  • Reference Check

    Reference Check
    Florists, bakers, caterers, a wedding planner, a photographer, a videographer, a DJ, transportation - the list goes on and on. With so many people to hire, checking references is a necessity. After all, brides want only the best for their big day. But...
  • Like A Dog Trying To Eat Soap Bubbles

    Weddings are a lot of work. So much work, in fact, I asked my editor to push the deadline for this column back to the end of the weekend...so I can spend my days off working. Business hours are reserved for angry phone calls and bathroom cry breaks....
  • Can A Restaurant Replace Waiters With iPads?

    Can A Restaurant Replace Waiters With iPads?
    How many times have you wished for more technology in your restaurant experience? A California (of course) startup company is offering to put the menu and the bill on a tablet device that may go a long way to eliminating that human element. For good...
  • An Introduction, and a Beginning

    Every relationship begins with an introduction, and because you're reading my blog, I want you to know I consider this a "relationship" in the truest sense. Not only is this my documented journey to marriage, it's also a chance for you to share your...
  • The Price Of a Little Magic

    Last weekend I went to Carmel, California, where in less than 140 days, Jamie and I will get married. I’ve been doing a lot of counting lately… days, numbers, dollar signs… Make no mistake, weddings are extraordinarily expensive....
  • Restoration Porsche: Part 7

    Restoration Porsche: Part 7
    Restoration Porsche  Editor’s note: We’re pleased to bring you this update on Jim MacPherson’s Porsche restoration. Now that the body is getting painted its original Bahama Yellow, we wanted to show you pictures. If you missed the...
  • All About Travel: A look at the state of the honeymoon, both at home and abroad

    All About Travel: A look at the state of the honeymoon, both at home and abroad
    A lot of goes into a wedding; About a year of planning, on average, and upward of $20,000, give or take, depending on whom who ask. It makes sense that after all of that, a vacation – the honeymoon – is in order. Which, of course, is...
  • Man versus Machine

    It seems even robots can't escape human miscues. Google's driver-less Toyota Prius was part of a minor fender bender not far from the company's Mountain View, California headquarters.   But don't be so quick to blame the robot. Google quickly...
  • L.A. Unified school police to stop citing students for minor offenses

    L.A. Unified school police to stop citing students for minor offenses
    Michael Davis experienced firsthand the negative effects of campus discipline when he received a police citation for tardiness in middle school and later was removed from class for failing to wear the school uniform at Manual Arts High in South Los...
  • LAPD chief faces tense crowd over shooting of mentally ill man

    LAPD chief faces tense crowd over shooting of mentally ill man
    The atmosphere in a South Los Angeles church was at times tense Tuesday night as residents and activists peppered Los Angeles police officials with questions about two officers' fatal shooting of a mentally ill man. Pictures of Ezell Ford dotted the...