Meet the Kim Kardashian-Approved New Age Guru Running for Congress

Kim Kardashian is not exactly a go-to source for opinions on viable political candidates. But with her latest endorsement of Marianne Williamson, she's joined a growing roster of celebrities who want this already famous spiritual leader to become a political one, by winning a spot in the House of Representatives for… » 4/11/14 6:30am 4/11/14 6:30am

Actress Booted from Vagina Monologues After Ad for Tea Party Candidate

A truly unfortunate political ad for the California gubernatorial race featuring a semi-famous Latina actress, her shivering old Chihuahua, and a state assemblyman who looks like he could be have had a small arc as a bumbling villain on Weeds has really, really pissed off San Francisco's Latino community. The… » 1/19/14 1:30pm 1/19/14 1:30pm

California Wants to Unload Its Abandoned Chihuahuas on New York

Abandoned chihuahuas are apparently a problem in California, the land of second-guessing dog owners. So many people abandon Chihuahuas that California shelters are shipping the small, emotionally manipulative dogs to New York, claiming that Chihuahuas are an in-demand breed in New York because prospective pet owners… » 11/24/13 1:30pm 11/24/13 1:30pm

Jon Stewart and Chicago Agree: California Pizza Is the Worst of All

A truce has finally been called in the great New York-Chicago Pizza War of 2013. While the two sides will never fully agree on thin crust vs. deep dish, they can agree on this: The enemy of my enemy is my friend and, here, our shared enemy is the California pizza. Seriously, fuck that thing. It's a focaccia with a… » 11/21/13 12:00pm 11/21/13 12:00pm

California Makes Getting An Abortion Less of a Pain in the Ass

Thanks to the efforts of conservatives who got elected based on lying to the electorate about knowing how to do stuff like "create jobs" and "fix the economy" (LOL), it's been a generation since getting an abortion was this big a pain in the ass — albeit not as big a pain in the ass as carrying a pregnancy for 9 months,… » 10/10/13 2:10pm 10/10/13 2:10pm

Body Snarking Hillary Buttons a Lowlight at California GOP Convention

It’s time to consider the possibility that the GOP is the giant panda of political parties. That is, in much the same way that pandas simply refuse to fuck even to save their species, Republicans seem to be trying to will themselves out of existence one convention/gaffe/election cycle at a time. Case in point: at the… » 10/06/13 1:00pm 10/06/13 1:00pm

Horny Tarantulas Are About to Have a Fuckathon in California

If you’re one of those smug Californians who’s always going on about fish tacos and great weather and avocados and relaxed marijuana regulations, there’s a grumpy Northeasterner getting ready to have a schadenfreude party at your expense this weekend. That’s because this weekend in California is Tarantula Bang Fest… » 10/05/13 1:00pm 10/05/13 1:00pm

Rejoice, Prolific Sexters: California Passes Anti-Revenge Porn Law

Revenge porn — or when a jerk posts private sexy photos of a woman online without her permission with the intent to humiliate or exact comeuppance — is seriously disruptive to the lives of the women victimized by it. Laws haven't caught up to reality, though, and in most states, once you sext a guy pictures of your… » 10/02/13 4:45pm 10/02/13 4:45pm

Here's a Baboon Grabbing a Reporter's Boob Live On the Air

There's been a lot to make fun of today — Ted Cruz, 300 sandwiches, Professor David Gilmour's whole...thing — but it would be a shame if we let the day close without pointing to a dark horse candidate for Funniest Thing We've Seen Today: this local news footage of a baboon getting fresh with a reporter. » 9/25/13 5:00pm 9/25/13 5:00pm

Yay! California Abortion Access Bill Heads To Governor's Office

Widening the already-massive gap between blue and red states' abortion legislature, a California bill drafted in April intended to expand abortion providers to include nurse practitioners, physicians' assistants and certified nurse midwives is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature. The L.A. Times reports… » 8/31/13 4:00pm 8/31/13 4:00pm

Yes: California Gets Landmark Transgender Student Rights Law

A most excellent bill was signed into law by California's governor Jerry Brown today — one that requires California public schools to respect students’ gender identity and makes sure they can fully participate in all school activities, sports teams, programs, and facilities that match their gender identity. » 8/12/13 10:30pm 8/12/13 10:30pm