Visiting Cuba For Americans Not The Taboo It Once Was Beyonce and Jay-Z's recent trip to Cuba set off a firestorm of protest.
Councilman Takes Aim At Boarding Homes After Quadruple HomicideThe City Council convened a special meeting on Monday to discuss improved regulation of local boarding homes after four people were murdered at an unlicensed boarding home in Northridge earlier this month.
Jury: Muslim Hotel Owner Discriminated Against Jewish GroupJurors said Hotel Shangri-LA owner Tehmina Adaya, who is a Muslim of Pakistani descent, broke the law when she ordered a Jewish group out of the hotel's pool.
R.E.M.: Calling It A Day As A BandR.E.M., the alternative rock group that shook up the music world with its experimental, edgy sound and then earned multiplatinum success and a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced on its website Wednesday that it has "decided to call it a day as a band."
'Anti-Mutilation' Group Calls For Santa Monica Ban On Male CircumcisionThe ban, which would even extend to procedures performed for religious purposes, is aimed at supplementing existing California law that prohibits female genital mutilation and extending that protection to young boys.
UC Irvine Deans Call On DA To Drop Case Against Muslim StudentsAbout 100 UC Irvine educators, including five deans, want charges dropped against 11 students who interrupted an Israeli ambassador's on-campus speech last year.
Noose Hung On Door Of OC Pro-Gay Rights OfficeA gay rights group in Santa Ana has found a black noose hanging on the door outside of one its local offices.