If you thought .08 was a tough blood alcohol limit for driving under the influence, just wait.
There's a movement afoot to lower the threshold to .05, which some of the lighter weights among us could hit in under an hour with just a few drinks under their belts. In fact:
The prospect of a 4 a.m. last call for alcohol in California had some of you jumping off your well-worn couches and professing never to be sedentary about politics again. Woo-hoo, you said.
Sorry to spill our mojito on your new American Apparel t-shirt, but the 4 a.m. bill by state Sen. Mark Leno, ... More >>
It's been a banner year for WTF stories, a category we helped define a few years back with "Today In WTF" headlines.
If you enjoy head-scratching stories, you really couldn't ask for a better front-row seat than the one journalists get in Los Angeles.
We have it all -- victims set on fire (accide ... More >>
Like a good procrastinating California politician, Governor Jerry Brown waited until the last possible second to sign over 100 bills still waiting on his desk this weekend.
So, as of Columbus Day morning, we have a whole controversy-load of new laws to make sense of. And being the stragglers of the ... More >>
Henry FaberThe angry white women at Mothers Against Drunk Driving helped to shove another unnecessary law through the state legislature recently.
A new rule would require grocery stores and markets to use human-run checkout counters for alcohol sales and ban booze and beer at automated self- ... More >>
Steve Cooley.Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley helped to write the official ballot argument against Prop. 19, the November ballot initiative in California that would fully legalize marijuana possession for those 21-and-older, the campaign against the measure announced Thursday.
Cool ... More >>
mrjorgen via flickrBeginning on Thursday, DUI offenders in Los Angeles County will have to install ignition-locking breathlyzers in their cars. If the breathlyzer detects alcohol in their breath, the car will not start.
The law starts on an experimental basis for five years in Los Angeles, A ... More >>
View the photo gallery here.
Ah, the new Facebook and what your "likes" say about you. As you've (hopefully) read by now, Facebook's new API turns the social networking site into a bargain-bin of users' tastes for publishers and marketers to sift through, store and sell. Facebook (and companies li ... More >>