Main Street in Venice is going on a “road diet” and today crews began the work of removing one car lane in each direction to make room for new bike lanes. The new bike lanes will run between Winward Circle and Marine Street at the Santa Monica border. more › See the original post: Bike Lane Installation Underway on Main Street in Venice
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The woman who has been on British television this week talking about how she has two vaginas has (not surprisingly) rejected a $1 million offer from a local porn honcho. Steven Hirsch, the president of the adult video company Vivid Entertainment, wrote her a letter saying, “You are obviously an extraordinary woman and I would like to make you an offer to star in an upcoming Vivid production.” more › Read the original: Woman with a Double Vagina Rejects $1 Million Offer to Star in Local Porn Production
Porn movie actors must wear condoms to film in Los Angeles, according to the L.A. City Council which voted 9-1 to outlaw bareback porn production in the Porn Capitol of the World . Porn industry companies argue that nobody wants to pay for adult films to look at condoms, so bareback film producers are threatening to leave the San Fernando Valley and turn family-friendly Ventura County into the new porn capitol. What angers the adult film industry most of all are the random government inspections for condom usage now mandated by the Los Angeles City Council’s decision. “This is government overreach,” declared Diane Duke of the Free Speech Coalition . “It’s not about performer health and safety; it’s about government regulating what happens between consenting adults.” Porn filmmakers insist that condoms are not necessary because the erotic film industry requires that bareback porn actors test for sexually transmitted diseases each month when they are working. Others feel differently, however. “It’s a great day for the performers and safer sex in our society,” said AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein. “This is the first legislative body to take up the issue and the near-unanimous support is very gratifying.” There is also a push to get similar legislation passed for all of Los Angeles County, as well as San Francisco County, for all productions of gay porn, straight porn, lesbian porn and group porn. The new L.A. ordinance would deny film permits to porn producers who do not comply with the new condom law.
Those who donate their time to the Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library were honored last week at the group’s annual volunteer thank you luncheon. Friends President Charlotte Hill-Skura welcomed volunteers and board members, as well as Mayor Barry Brucker, Councilman, John Mirisch, City Manager Jeff Kolin, Director of Community Services Steve Zoet and Human Services Administrator Jim Latta. Marketing Supervisor Ellen Prager represented Whole Foods Beverly Hills , which has contributed to Friends through its “Community 5% Days” program. The Beverly Hills High School Madrigals were on hand to entertain at the luncheon. Hunt-Coffey praised the Friends, adding that all monies raised by the bookstore and membership drives go dollar-for-dollar to programs, including the Friends Reading Group facilitated by Judith Palarz. Assistant Director of Community Services Nancy Hunt-Coffey also commended the City Council for its recent approval of funding for library renovations and an expansion of the children’s area. It was, however, not all was good news at the event. Hunt-Coffey said that the library lost $175,000 due to recent state budget cuts—with the adult literary program losing $55,000. If you would like to volunteer with the Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library to help raise funds for library programs, call 310-288-2286 for more information. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook . Read the rest here: Library Honors Volunteers at Thank You Luncheon
By now, you’ve probably heard Gywneth Paltrow rap N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton” (if you haven’t, here’s the clip ). In a recent interview with Steve Stoute , author of “The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy,” the actress bumps up her street cred even more, talking about how she discovered hip-hop as a teen in Los Angeles, and the role her father played in introducing black culture to the masses with his show “The White Shadow.” more › Visit link: Gwyneth Paltrow Talks About Hip-Hop Culture and ‘Tanning’ in Santa Monica in the 1960s
After a Glendale Mother Has a Heart-to-Heart with Her Sons About Penn State Molestation Scandal, She Finds Out That Her Sons’ Babysitter Might Have Molested Them
A Glendale mother thought that the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal at Penn State might provide a teachable moment for her children so she could warn them about the dangers of child molesters. It turns out that talk didn’t come a moment too soon. more › More here: After a Glendale Mother Has a Heart-to-Heart with Her Sons About Penn State Molestation Scandal, She Finds Out That Her Sons’ Babysitter Might Have Molested Them