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Inauguration Team for Obama Stirs Prop 8 Fears After Choosing OC Pastor Rick Warren of Lake Forest's Saddleback Church was chosen by the Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, which is causing the LGBT community to voice their opposition to Obama's choice. People are dismayed at Obama's selection, noting that it seems to represent not progress but the bigotry they believe Prop 8 condones.
Protests Tomorrow in Hollywood, Silver Lake Over Obama's Prop 8 Pastor A series of national protests called "Light Up the Night," aimed at pointing out the injustice of Prop 8 were organized by Join the Impact were re-focused at Obama and his selection of Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration.
Shepard Fairey on his TIME Magazine Cover "Echo Park artist Shepard Fairey was always widely known in Los Angeles for his ubiquitous OBEY images illegally plastered on walls in the streets and commissioned in clubs. But once his poster became the defining image of Barack Obama's bid for president, it also became Fairey's." Of course, this raised the ancient debate about just what line divides LA's East and West sides.
Denise Lightning prepares for the next jam | Photo by Michael Zampelli/LAist
Roller Derby's L.A. Ri-Ettes Reign Victorious Over Santa's Little Helpers It was a clash of the ages, with the L.A. Ri-Ettes rep-ing the Heebs against Santa's Little Helpers, and the Star of David sporting L.A. Ri-Ettes won. "It's about time the Jews win," said a roller derby fan. Check out our awesome pics from the event!
Prop 8 Proponents File Lawsuit to Invalidate 18,000 Gay Marriages Proposition 8 proponents filed a lawsuit on Friday seeking to nullify 18,000 gay marriages that took place between June and November this year. This prompted Attorney General Jerry Brown to respond with his thoughts on the issue: Invalidate Prop 8.
L.A. Holiday Desserts: Christmas Sweets To Go "Can't be hassled with slaving over an oven to make treats for all those holiday parties you're gonna hit up? L.A. has many wonderful dessert shops to save the day. Take your pick. Will it be cute peppermint cupcakes, a personalized gingerbread house or how's about a Yule log cake?" Break out the toothpaste, because this post will have your sweet tooth aching!
The Gift Guide That Rocks "Here at LAist it is no secret that we love music. From our daily listings to interviews with musicians, we could be accused of being obsessed." To help you shop this holidays season, check out this guide to gifts that rock...all available in LA.