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12 sayings only people from California will understand

California, the nation's third-largest state, has a huge variety of people with very distinct ways of speaking, from valley girl speak to surfer lingo to slang inspired by Bay Area hip hop.

Are California's regulations for bar conduct out of date?

California's ABC regulations, some 43 years old, need review according to Genevieve Morrill, president of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, who notes that some of them don’t reflect the change in mores over the past four decades.

Gay Pride gaining acceptance, in an unlikely place

The idea of organizing a Gay Pride Parade in this conservative town at the southern end of California’s Central Valley might seem like a dangerous enterprise. But the annual parade has become a welcome event in the community.

Lessons Learned: Freedom from domestic violence is short-lived, victim says

In the final episode of a two-part, first-person account of domestic violence in the LGBT community, Jeff Gilson of San Diego escapes his hell on Earth on the East Coast only to find himself in another one on the West Coast. Find out what happened to him.

Man sues police for wrongly targeting him in sex sting | VIDEO

A 22-year-old South Bay man says the city of Manhattan Beach wrongly accused him of seeking out gay sex during a public bathroom sting, arrested him without cause and publicly humiliated him by posting his arrest picture on the city’s website.