Batshit Sorority Pledge Email 'Cannot Stress How Important Spanx Are'

It's Rush Week at many colleges and universities, a special, meaningful time for bonding, sisterhood, meeting some new best friends and IF YOU DO NOT APPLY MAKEUP I WILL DO IT FOR YOU. I don't care if you're late for class. I will stop you. » 1/16/15 10:40am 1/16/15 10:40am

California Golf Coach Attempted To Order Hits On Children He Molested

California junior golf coach Andrew Nisbet, who was charged with over 65 counts of child molestation last December, tried to have two of his victims killed by a hitman while he was in jail, according to investigators. » 9/11/14 9:20pm 9/11/14 9:20pm

California High School Gets Rid Of Its "Arab" Mascot, Belly Dancers

Back in November, we learned that a California high school was using an Arab as its mascot: a hook-nosed, keffiyeh-wearing stereotype that seemed like something out of a very out-of-date cartoon. That guy will be gone, as will the halftime belly dancers, but the "Arabs" nickname will remain, for now. » 9/01/14 11:06am 9/01/14 11:06am

Meet April Atkins, Once The World's Strongest 7th-Grader

You might think that a huge amount of information about a 12-year-old girl once celebrated as the "world's strongest seventh-grader" would surely exist online. That's the sort of thing ARPANET was built for, wasn't it? That, and allowing mainframe computers all over the world to talk to one another. But really, those… » 4/10/14 12:10pm 4/10/14 12:10pm

Heart of Blandness: A Walking Tour of Silicon Valley

Walking is the only pleasant form of traveling by land. You need no special equipment, training, money, e-tickets, antidepressants, or Twitter followers. Whatever clothes you're wearing will do fine; a hat and shoes are optional. When I've got a few days to spend somewhere, I spend them walking around. So I spent a… » 2/28/14 5:44pm 2/28/14 5:44pm

Swimsuit Issue: The Butterfinger Edition

The 50th anniversary edition of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue hit newsstands this week, which (inevitably, perhaps) evokes memories of a Golden Age when a bikini-clad blonde eating a Butterfinger was the veritable emblem of hotness. » 2/10/14 1:33pm 2/10/14 1:33pm

California Golf Coach Charged With 65 Counts Of Child Molestation

Andrew Nisbet, a junior golf coach from Livermore, Cal., was arrested Saturday while working and charged with 65 felony counts related to alleged molestation of his students. » 12/12/13 10:06pm 12/12/13 10:06pm

California High School Under Attack For Its "Arab" Mascot

Many high schools have generic mascots like the Wildcats or Bulldogs, but how many can say they're the "Arabs?" Coachella Valley High School can. » 11/07/13 8:30pm 11/07/13 8:30pm

How The NFL Lied Its Way Out Of Millions In Workers' Comp

Yesterday California's governor signed into law a bill that blocks athletes from filing future workers' compensation claims for games they play in the state, unless they played for a California team. It was shut down thanks to intense lobbying from the NFL and other pro sports leagues that hinged on the argument that… » 10/09/13 5:38pm 10/09/13 5:38pm

This Man Was Arrested For Throwing A Spear At A Car

Jeffrey Jones, 56, was arrested on Tuesday night for throwing a spear at a car. After close analysis of his mugshot... he looks like the kind of guy who would own a spear. » 6/20/13 6:25pm 6/20/13 6:25pm

Jason Kidd Became a Basketball Legend At This Tiny High School

This is "Saint Joe's," the tiny Catholic high school on the tiny San Francisco Bay island of Alameda where Jason Kidd became a legend. It was here, playing for the St. Joseph Pilots, that Kidd first took a team to the championships. » 6/04/13 4:40pm 6/04/13 4:40pm

Holy Shit, Look At Jay Mariotti's Shoes

This picture comes to us from a reader who spotted Jay with a lady friend outside of the Club Monaco clothing store in Santa Monica, Calif., yesterday. Our tipster tells us that that Jay was "slumped on a bench" wearing a "sad/pouty look on his face" before his companion emerged and led him inside the store. Details… » 5/06/13 3:50pm 5/06/13 3:50pm

Student-Athletes To Be Slightly Less Exploited, At Least In California

We learned, from Taylor Branch's history, that the term "student-athlete" only arose as a (successful) attempt by the NCAA to avoid having to pay workman's comp to injured players. A Colorado football player, killed by a head injury in the '50s, wasn't entitled to a thing from the NCAA—no health care, no death… » 8/24/12 11:10am 8/24/12 11:10am

Cops, 49ers Will Work To Make Fans Less Drunk After Especially Drunken…

The annual drunk brawl between 49ers and Raiders fans took place this past weekend, and it was, historically speaking, more drunk and brawl-y than usual. In what essentially amounts to a timeout for grown-ups, both teams have requested that the NFL "indefinitely suspend" the annual preseason "Battle of the Bay" so… » 8/23/11 3:45pm 8/23/11 3:45pm

Two Fans Shot In Candlestick Park Parking Lot After Raiders-49ers…

We suggested some months ago that Los Angeles might have the most violent fans in America. But now—with two shootings in the Candlestick Park parking lot after last night's Raiders-49ers preseason game—it seems like all of California might have the worst fans. » 8/21/11 1:00pm 8/21/11 1:00pm

California Bobblehead Proxy Election Was Fixed

A minor league giveaway offered fans their choice of gubernatorial candidate bobbleheads. The Republican version went faster, but there are allegations of ballot stuffing, gerrymandering and misrecorded votes. This is the biggest sham of a California election since the last one. [Newsvine] » 8/24/10 3:45pm 8/24/10 3:45pm

State Senator Wants To Bring Sports Betting To The Golden State

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: California state senator and unconfirmed degenerate gambler Roderick Wright. » 8/03/10 4:30pm 8/03/10 4:30pm