The porn industry is mad as hell, and it's not going to take it anymore!
This week a group of adult talent agents lashed out at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation for its latest formal complaint against an agency for allegedly sending performers into unsafe workplaces (e.g. sets where condoms are not m ... More >>
Emboldened by victory at the polls in Los Angeles County this week, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation says it's taking its campaign for mandatory condoms in porn to the California legislature.
Measure B, which mandates condoms for porn production in all but three of 88 cities in L.A. county, passed wi ... More >>
Video of an killer whale attack on a SeaWorld trainer surfaced this week thanks to an author who filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain the imagery, which was used in a federal court case against the park.
The footage depicts trainer Ken Peters, whom U-T San Diego says is still workin ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: Cal/OSHA confirms that Lucero was taking down the MTV Movie Awards set, and says he may not have been wearing fall protection.
Originally posted at 1:05 p.m.
A young man who said on his Facebook that he was on the MTV Movie Awards set this week has died tragically in a 60-fo ... More >>
A man died in a freak container accident while on the job at the Port of Long Beach yesterday evening, City News Service reports.
The coroner has identified the victim as 47-year-old longshoreman Steven Nicholas Saggiani. A Facebook profile that appears to belong to Saggiani lists him as a San Pedr ... More >>
Sure, your local farmer's market is a great place to find produce. But it can also be a great place to find a circa 1968 hard hat from the John Wayne movie Hellfighters. "Yeah, I collect quirky things," said Kinny Jung, whom you'll often find working behind Weiser Farms' stand at the Wednesday and S ... More >>
The war over condoms in porn continues this week as the AIDS Healthcare Foundation announced Tuesday that the L.A. City Clerk has "officially certified" the signatures it submitted in order to get a mandatory condom measure before you, the voter, next year.
The announcement comes in the wake ... More >>
FotoPhrogCity Hall is fighting for you.When you mix porn, City Hall, and a City Council and City Attorney's office that don't seem to like each other, let alone work together, you have the makings of a juicy story.
This week L.A. City Council members Bill Rosendahl and Paul Koretz filed a mo ... More >>
The city of L.A. is trying to keep condoms off porn stars, or at least off the ballot.
An initiative by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation proposes to put the matter of mandatory condoms in the adult video industry to you, the voter. It collected enough signatures (70,901 of them) and turned the ... More >>
The porn industry is pissed off at California workplace safety regulators for telling the city of L.A. that it can enforce mandatory condoms at city-permitted adult-film shoots.
The state Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has said the workplace safety rules require condom ... More >>
Google MapsUpdated at the bottom with news that the owner had been cited by California workplace health authorities in the past. First posted at 4:43 p.m.
A large explosion seriously injured at least four people and took out a good part of a commercial building in Pacoima today, according to ... More >>
eladarling.comPorn star Ela Darling.Porn stars must wear condoms! Or not.
Well, if you ask L.A.'s AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Mr. Jim Hats is a must. And even though the group lost a 2nd District Court of Appeal case last month in which it argued that L.A. County health officials must make p ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"It is quite true: Korean fried chicken is the new black. Or was the new black three ago when the chicken wars began to get nasty, but that's another story." The New KFC: Korean Fried Chicken.
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Sunday is the day for food rituals. Trips to Trader Joe's and the farmers market. The pull-out-all-the-stops multi-course dinners. And the most sacred, Sunday mornings spent thumbing through cookbooks, food magazines and newspaper food sections in the sear ... More >>
Update: The AIDS Healthcare Foundation says it will appeal the ruling to the California Supreme Court. Details at the bottom.
A previously unknown HIV case in porn was revealed this week after an adult performer sued California workplace regulators who wanted access to her medical records.
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terrapsych.comBP's refinery in Carson, where Wise was killed.A longtime employee of the BP refinery in Carson died early yesterday morning while on the job. The L.A. County Coroner identifies him today as 54-year-old white man William Barry Wise, an Irvine resident.
BP spokesman Walter Neil ... More >>
ryankeely.comRyan Keely speaks out.Following this week's state workplace health meeting on requiring condoms in porn, adult stars spoke out against the proposed practice.
An interesting theme among some of the women:
It's a reproductive rights issue.
"Keep your laws off my body," former P ... More >>
As the state of California seemed poised to hoist condoms upon every penis in the porn industry, the adult game has been kicking and fighting every step of the way.
A major step came Tuesday when representatives of the state's Division of Occupational Health and Safety (Cal/OSHA) came to L.A ... More >>
YouTubeBehind the scenes.On the eve an important state meeting on condoms in porn, the adult industry today claimed that L.A. County statistics on sexual transmitted diseases in porn are seriously flawed.
While the industry has long maintained that its STD rates are lower than those of the g ... More >>