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Black Lives Matter Activist Convicted on Felony "Lynching" Charge After Confrontation With Cops

The leader of a Black Lives Matter chapter in Pasadena, California, was convicted this week on a felony charge that was known as “lynching” until recently, for her alleged role in a confrontation with police last year. Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation changing the law’s name after a different black activist was…

Woman Sues Scientology, Claims They Forced Her to Have an Abortion When She Was 17

A woman is suing the Church of Scientology, claiming the organization forced to have an abortion when she just 17 years old. Laura DeCrescenzo says she signed one of the organization’s notorious“billion-year contracts” in 1991, when she was 12 years old. She alleges she was forced to abort while part of the “Sea Org,”…

L.A. Vegan Restaurant Owners Say They're Facing Death Threats For Killing and Eating Animals At Home 

The owners of a vegan mini-empire in Los Angeles are facing outrage and protests over news that they’ve been raising and slaughtering animals at their Northern California farm. Matthew and Terces Engelhart, who run the Cafe Gratitude chain, say they’ve received death threats over their private meat-eating.

Thousands of Confused Californians Accidentally Registered to an Ultra Conservative Party

Are you a free-spirited Californian who wanted to stick it to the brah by saying, “Nah, thanks brah,” to political parties and registering as an independent? You might have been one of the tens of thousands of state voters who accidentally registered for the American Independent Party (AIP)—an ultra conservative…

Did This White Weed Businessman Just Get a New California Bill Written to Benefit Him? 

In California, medicinal weed is legal, but the business bans anyone with a drug-related criminal record from working in the industry. This of course means that people of color are—yet again—systematically shut out of economic advancement, while white people get an implicit leg up. Take for example the white weedman …

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6-Year-Old Choctaw Girl Removed From California Foster Home Under Indian Child Welfare Act

On Monday afternoon, Los Angeles County authorities removed a six-year-old Choctaw girl from her longtime foster family. The case has generated significant coverage because the girl, who goes by Lexi, was removed under the Indian Child Welfare Act, a federal act that gives tribal governments a voice in child custody…

My Summer Job at the Bohemian Grove, Serving Milkshakes to the Shitfaced Global Elite

“Anyone can aspire to be President of the United States, but few have any hope of becoming President of the Bohemian Club,” Richard Nixon reportedly once said. But for a kid growing up in Sonoma County, California near the Bohemian Grove, the club’s ultra-exclusive campground, getting a service job there was easy.