Three municipalities in California have declared bankruptcy recently, and few experts believe this troubling trend is over.
You may think that what happens in California stays in California. Luckily, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli doesn’t subscribe to that narrow school of thought.
California has been the ‘cool kid’ of states, reinstating hippie-esque garb for daily wear and passing laws that appeal to a weed-loving population.
Now, the several cities in the state are toying with a novel—and highly debated—idea that would utilize its eminent domain power to restructure mortgages, without actually seizing the homes, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Mitt Romney’s only openly gay spokesman, Richard Grenell, left his job with the campaign this week after backlash from social conservatives.
“My ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign,” Mr. Grenell said in Read More
Like Crazy is an endearing film about intelligent young people (what a relief) and the resilience it takes for their love to overcome geography. Anna (enchanting Felicity Jones) is a British college student with the most beguiling eyes since Jean Simmons’s, earning credits for a series of writing courses in California. Jacob (Anton Yelchin) studies furniture design and lives with his widowed mom. They’re both only children who find in each other the humor, caring, togetherness and sense of belonging they never had before. Refreshingly languid in giving the two students time to think and grow and get to know each other, the film moves into their hearts and so will you.
In the Paper
Few know the true genesis of CIM, but the legend goes like this: In 1986 two Israeli soldiers, who worked on a kibbutz together, came to California on vacation and decided to stay. They started a small landscaping business and bought a couple of cheap apartment buildings, when one day they struck up a conversation Read More
The habits of New York craft beer drinkers owe an inestimable debt to … California. The Golden State birthed the craft beer movement in the United States; it incubated the heavily hopped style that has come to define American craft beer more than any other; and it laid the template for that thankfully ubiquitous of Read More
Our L.A. friends can all pull the same trump card to argue that their city beats New York: “Well, the weather is so much better.” There’s little we can say to that. Yes, by the time we’re mounting layer upon layer around Christmas time, California is getting nice and mild. And what’s more, they never Read More
Financial troubles at the iconic porn mag Playboy have led Hugh Hefner to invite ten strangers into his famous mansion. In an effort to increase sales of the magazine, which plummeted 34 percent last year, Hefner is hosting a Willy Wonka-esque contest in which ten “golden tickets” will be Read More
Fox News analyst Margaret Hoover confirmed that, in spite of his denials, Zach Galifianakis did indeed light up a marijuana joint on the set of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Hoover discussed the questionable doobie on Thursday night’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor.”
“If you’ve been to a rock concert you know Read More
Shortly after the publication of his Wall Street Journal editorial extolling the virtues of marijuana legalization, Bloomberg reports that billionaire money manager George Soros has donated $1 million to support California’s Proposition 19. Approval of the state referendum would make it legal to possess and grow marijuana for personal use.
Soros may Read More