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Federal Prop 8 trial starts Jan. 11

The trial in the federal lawsuit seeking to overturn California's Proposition 8 starts Jan. 11 in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. It could last a month.

Govs ready speeches as fiscal woes persist

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is expected to deliver his last address to the state Legislature early in January amid California’s punishing $6 billion budget shortfall that has already forced deep spending cuts. Schwarzenegger is term-limited and not allowed to run again.

Discovering the warm holiday fuzzy

I have a cynical, borderline scrooge attitude about the holiday season, yet year after year I am pleasantly surprised by what is commonly known as that warm fuzzy feeling. Those who know me personally, however, might be rightfully skeptical about my making such a statement.

Did a double standard really steal Christmas?

CBS Outdoor advertising recently decided to pull the plug on bus stop ads for Mankind Video. In addition to now citing Mankind's ads are offensive- they want the store to issue an apology to the Metropolitan Transit System on their behalf.

Legal Ease: New to the 'hood- Thomas Hughes Law Office

Originally from Ramona, San Diego based attorney Thomas Hughes got his undergrad degree in Sacramento and went to law school at Whittier College in Orange County.

Dear Madam Speaker- Equal treatment can wait no longer

As Speaker of the House, Pelosi has a duty to maintain or grow her Party’s majority, vowing privately in 2010 to stymie further movement on “controversial” issues unless the Senate preempts her, according to recent reports.

Princeton’s Robert George - sophistry disguised as scholarship

A feature article in this week’s New York Times Magazine refers to Princeton professor Robert P. George as the “intellectual architect” of the extreme right. This is hardly an honor, considering the main competition for “Values Valedictorian” is Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter and Mike Huckabee.

Tiger Woods’ biggest mistake- getting married

It’s safe to say Tiger Woods has made his fair share of bad calls. But one cardinal sin that befalls so many young, successful, cash-laden athletes and celebrities, stands out above the rest. He got married. When he wasn’t ready.