This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Week Around The Ists
- Gothamist rejoiced as same sex marriages were held all over New York City and New York State ! All told, 484 marriages were conducted last Sunday , the first day same sex marriage was legal.
- Chicagoist’s readers had a field day with a Cubs marketing report that indicated one-third of Chicago Cubs attendance was a result of tourism , spurring concerns with the team about the need to cultivate homegrown fans.
- Sports dominated Bostonist's headlines this week. Pats fans embraced Bill Belichick's acquisition of his BFF Chad Ochocinco while remaining wary of Albert Haynesworth. The Red Sox finally beat the White Sox . Theo Epstein brought Mike Aviles and Rich Harden into the Nation.
- Seattlest showed a rare interest in sports when one of their teams ended a losing streak, while another faced the ups and downs of the draft.
- SFist learned about the dark side of online vacation rentals as one renter stole a blogger’s “identity, her locked-away valuables and and left the apartment in a terrifying state of disarray."
- Austinist wondered if a plastic bag ban really will happen .
- Shanghaiist was shocked when two high speed trains crashed, killing dozens and causing more outrage at the Chinese government .
- DCist reported that the city’s Director of Office Planning was bicycling when she was hit by a car that ran a red light .
- We told a terrible tale of a woman who grabbed a baby from stroller and tried to eat him.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.