We all know that tanning is bad, yet so many of us still do it despite the health risks. One group in California that will be prohibited by law from fake baking is minors. No one under 18, even with parental consent, will be allowed to fake bake. This is most definitely a good thing.
California Governor Jerry Brown’s passing of the Dream Act yesterday is making waves in California. The controversial act allows undocumented immigrants in the state of California to qualify for state-funded financial aid for their college education. Does this sound right to you or does it sound like an unnecessary handout?
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Former Major League Baseball manager Sparky Anderson has been placed in hospice care in his Thousand Oaks, California home. The legendary Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds manager, born George Lee Anderson, was suffering from issues arising from his dementia.
A family spokesperson, Dan Ewald, spoke about Anderson’s condition, “It’s the type of ailment that takes a toll over time.”
76-year-old Sparky Anderson set the all-time record for the Tigers with 2,194 wins over 17 years. He managed the team from the middle of the season in 1979 until 1995 and led them to a 1984 World Series title. He ranks third in major league history in terms of total wins. In 2000, Sparky Anderson was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame–a fitting way to end his run as a legendary manager.
Yesterday was election day and changes nationwide may hold the promise of a brighter future for the United States of America. Republicans have taken control of the U.S House of Representatives and the Democrats have the Senate majority. In California, voters have rejected Prop 23, a measure that would halt the state’s plans for reducing greenhouse gases.
From the California Voter’s Guide, Prop 23:
SUSPENDS IMPLEMENTATION OF AIR POLLUTION CONTROL LAW (AB 32) REQUIRING MAJOR SOURCES OF EMISSIONS TO REPORT AND REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS THAT CAUSE GLOBAL WARMING, UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT DROPS TO 5.5 PERCENT OR LESS FOR FULL YEAR.
Brad Bratcher and Jenna Von Oy, 33, tied the knot on October 10th, and they couldn’t be happier as newlyweds. They became engaged last New Year’s Eve and married in Newtown, Connecticut, which is Von Oy’s hometown.
Blossom, which also starred Joey Lawrence and Mayim Bialik was a relatively popular show in the early 1990s and Von Oy was a highlight of an otherwise drab storyline.
Keep in mind, this is how I remember it. I think Von Oy was my first celebrity crush. She was totally her own woman, way hotter than Blossom and had some funky hats. Read More
A Sacramento mall fire had firefighters working overtime yesterday as they battled a blaze resulting from a police standoff. The Westfield Galleria in Roseville, California, went up in flames at the worst possible time–right before the holiday season.
The galleria mall fire mess started mid-morning Thursday at GameStop after a man claiming to have a gun set foot inside the store and told employees to leave. According to police, he locked himself inside the store and started the fire. Roseville Police Lieutenant Mike Doane said:
‘He was saying stuff about his family. The staff from GameStop was saying he was more or less incoherent.’ When the SWAT team arrested him, he was hiding outside the store without a weapon.
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova and Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic are engaged, says Vujacic and Sharapova’s agent. The news was reported by TMZ yesterday and they say that Sasha Vujacic proposed last Tuesday in his Manhattan Beach, California home. P.S. as one would expect, Maria’s diamond ring is HUGE!
Sasha Vujacic, 26, and Maria Sharapova, 23, met a year ago at a friend’s barbecue and got engaged on their one year anniversary. Vujacic confirmed the engagement Thursday:
We are engaged and are both really happy. It’s good and now we can focus on other things…It was probably old school. I had to do it like a gentlemen.
If you want to talk about excess, Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California takes the cake. Their website’s slogan is “Saving lives through a message of hope,” but right now they’re looking to save their own behinds. This extravagant megachurch is best known for the Hour of Power, a televangelist program, and is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The Crystal Cathedral, which looks more like a futuristic office building than a place of worship, filed documents yesterday in Santa Ana, California at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and listed assets and debts between $50 million and $100 million. Aside from the $36 million mortgage, Crystal Cathedral owes $7.5 million to a long list of vendors including one that provided live animals for the Christmas and Easter services. Lavish much?
In a statement, Senior Paster Sheila Schuller Coleman said, “We are pleased to report that the current Ministry outreach and operations will continue while we address the past due expenses that were incurred in 2009, when budgets could not be cut fast enough to keep up with the unprecedented rapid decline in revenue due to the recession.”
What comes to mind when you think of Chandra Levy? Murder, DC intern and Gary Condit probably. But how about the name Ingmar Guandique? Well 9 years after her gruesome murder in Rock Creek Park, the illegal immigrant from El Salvador is on the stand for her murder. Jury selection begins today.
After Chandra Levy’s disappearance, the truth came out about California Democrat Gary Condit who was romantically linked to the 24-year-old intern, although he never admitted it. In one of the biggest political scandals of the decade, Gary Condit’s political career took a dive after he was thought to be a suspect in the murder. Since then, Gary Condit has cleared his name and is no longer considered a suspect. He is cooperating with authorities and will likely be called as a witness.
Ever wish you could get homework help online from actual people who know what they’re talking about? Well, now you can! Cramster is an online community aimed at providing homework help in any subject for high school and college students. The site says you can get an expert answer in as little as two hours from one of its 200,000 active members. Sound cool? Read on…
Cramster was founded in 2002 out of Pasadena, California. Their big break came in 2008 when the company was awarded “$3 million in Series A funding led by Shai Reshef, an online education industry veteran. Reshef was appointed Chairman to help the company expand its operations and further grow its userbase,” according to Wikipedia.