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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2013 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
SACRAMENTO - It seems pretty simple: If a student has male genitalia, the kid uses the boys' bathroom. If there are female organs, then it's the girls' room. Right? But what if the student wears a skirt, makeup and lipstick, and has a penis? Which restroom then? California voters may be asked to answer that question next year in the November election. And it's not really so simple after all. What if a kid with a penis is standing at the boys' urinal wearing a dress and a pretty hair bow?
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BUSINESS
September 27, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
This gated Old World hacienda sits on a knoll with views of Pasadena, the Rose Bowl and Brookside Golf Course. Original details include a step-down living room, beamed ceilings, a terra-cotta courtyard and a brick driveway. Location: 1500 Normandy Drive, Pasadena 91103 Asking price: $5.885 million Year built: 1931 Architect: Wallace Neff House size: Six bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 9,008 square feet Lot size: 2.15 acres Features: Five interior fireplaces, home office, sun room, wine cellar, gym, media room, finished basement, guest house, swimming pool, pool house, outdoor fireplace, four-car garage About the area: In the first half of the year, 103 single-family homes sold in the 91103 ZIP Code at a median price of $436,000, according to DataQuick.
BUSINESS
September 8, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Wireless Internet access on planes has become so essential that some travelers are willing to give up comfort, sustenance and even peace and quiet to get it. For example, 61% of fliers who were questioned said having no Wi-Fi on a flight was worse than sitting in a seat that doesn't recline, according to a survey of more than 2,000 adult Americans conducted on behalf of Honeywell Aerospace, a division of Honeywell Inc. That same survey found...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 24-year-old Anaheim Hills man was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy in a library bathroom. Robert Howard Claudio lured the boy into the bathroom in March 2012 and engaged in "substantial sexual contact," according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Prosecutors said Claudio approached the boy in the teen room of the Tustin library while he was waiting for his mother to pick him up. Claudio said he was studying to be a social worker and was "used to talking to younger boys," the district attorney's office said in a statement.
OPINION
August 2, 2013
Re "Plumbers turn pipe dream into reality," Column, July 30 What a pleasure to read David Lazarus' article on plumbers Dave and Jim Schuelke deciding, after a routine leak inspection, to do a complete bathroom remodel for a woman caring for her disabled son and husband. I watched the YouTube video created by the Schuelkes showing the transformation of the bathroom. It was a lovely thing for them to do. Of course, my husband chuckled and said, "I wanted to know where the leak was coming from.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2013 | By Gale Holland
Facing a growing number of homeless people, Los Angeles housing officials agreed in 1992 to put dozens of portable toilets throughout skid row, only to have Mayor Tom Bradley cut off the funding. Alice Callaghan, an activist for the poor, then arranged for six outdoor latrines festooned with ornaments and garlands for Christmas. The mayor had them hauled away. Two years later, Bradley's successor, Mayor Richard Riordan, had two dozen portable toilets placed on skid row. Half were yanked in 1998, then returned after a protest.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Oh, Geraldo, did you have to chicken out? If you're going to make a statement - in your case, a semi-nude statement - you should stick with it! Geraldo Rivera showed his bold self, and nearly his whole self, in a semi-nude selfie photo he tweeted out early Sunday morning, barely towel-clad way below the waist. The caption ? "70 is the new 50. (Erica and family are going to be so pissed...but at my age...)" Erica, FYI, is his wife of 10 years. And if that weren't enough ... Then he deleted the picture.
BUSINESS
July 12, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
"House M.D. " actress Olivia Wilde has sold her Los Feliz home for $2,190,950. The Spanish villa, built in 1929, features a courtyard entry, original Malibu tile, stained glass, wood floors and beamed ceilings. There are French doors, a screening room with a bar, a library/study, four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in the 3,284-square-foot two-story home. The grounds include a gazebo. Wilde, 29, was a regular as Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley on "House" from 2007 to 2012. She starred in "Tron: Legacy" (2010)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2013 | By Kate Mather
At first, Deputy Michael Rust didn't believe the radio call . A former Los Angeles police officer had spotted two women standing at a van parked near a Lancaster intersection Tuesday morning, Rust said. One reportedly was holding a 4-foot long alligator. Worried the women would "abandon the beast in the desert" -- residents say abandoned dogs are a problem in the area -- the man called authorities, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said. "When I heard it on the radio, I'm thinking, 'Yeah, an alligator.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2013 | By Amy Nicholson
In "From the Head," Shoes (writer/director/star George Griffith) is a bathroom attendant in the strangest restroom in Manhattan. It's not just that it's in a strip club - it's that every guy who enters strikes up a conversation, and most of them even tip. Shoes, so named for his classy wingtips, is a therapist, sage and comedian. What he isn't - or at least he won't admit it - is a New York fixture, but after three years of eight-hour shifts passing out mints, wiping lipstick off married men and assuring the spendthrifts that Ruby really does think they're "different," it's time to either start looking for a real job or stop clinging to his ironic detachment.
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