When Snoop Dogg started calling himself Snoop Lion last year, those who casually follow him (ie the entirety of the internet) collectively snickered. His embrace of Rastafarianism and journey to Jamaica -- resulting in April's Reincarnated -- has been widely criticized and mocked, by those in the kn ... More >>
Do some folks have the religious right to use marijuana as part of a sacrament?
It's a question we joked off when L.A. marijuana dispensary owner NJ Weedman sued the city of L.A. after his Liberty Temple II was targeted for extinction: He claimed the religious right to cannabis because the shop was ... More >>
Ted SabareseThree images from the evolution seriesWe first saw Ted Sabarese's photography a few months back when a standout from his evolution series held down the cover of Gastronomica's Summer 2011 issue. There, a striking woman with huge luminescent eyes and a silvery gown sat poised to s ... More >>
Associated PressArchbishop Gomez fights for his right to religious freedom.Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, head of the Diocese of Los Angeles (the nation's largest), thinks democracy is dead in this country.
Yeah, well, join the club. But where Gomez parts philosophies with Occupy L.A. is who to b ... More >>
MySpaceSuperNJ.Update: Mr. Weedman, in a comment below, says he will appeal the court's decision and continue his quest to change his name to NJweedman.com. First posted at 8:06 a.m.
You gotta love NJweedman, the L.A. pot shop owner who has much higher hopes than you do. He might have smoked ... More >>
By Beth Barrett
New details emerged in a plea deal signed by Barry Minkow showing how the ZZZZ Best con man-turned-fraud buster and pastor cleverly exploited the FBI to get proprietary information on home-builder Lennar Corp. -- then used that knowledge illegally to make huge secret trades ... More >>
Los Angeles is one of those cities that have enacted laws limiting how far medical marijuana dispensaries can be from "sensitive use" sites that include schools, playgrounds, parks and rehab centers. The L.A. law, like others, also includes churches on that list.
Journalist Greg Campbell wri ... More >>