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Monday, February 4th, 2008
10:33 pm
As you know, tomorrow is Super Tuesday, where more than 22 states will hold their primaries or caucuses—one state which will be California. I am voting for BARACK OBAMA because I feel that he has the necessary experience to serve this country and has also utilized grassroots efforts to engage and excite millions of people, transcending race, ethnicity, gender, ability, immigrant status, political party, etc. These past couple of months, America has seen someone who can CHANGE policies and the lives of many, give the ordinary person HOPE for a better tomorrow and has done so with INTEGRITY, RESPECT and POISE.

Counting down the hours before Super Tuesday begins, I wanted to share a new independent video about BARACK OBAMA. For me, it embodies the sense of inspiration that so many people feel about his candidacy. Words don't do it justice, you have to watch it for yourself

I hope you will join me in voting for Barack Obama. Find your polling place: http://my.barackobama.com/CAlookup

It's time to put an end to the say-anything-to-win politics of the past. Together we can face the challenges of the future with a new kind of politics and a new kind of leadership. If you already know where you'll be voting on Tuesday, take a minute to invite five of your friends to look up their polling place:http://my.barackobama.com/CAlookup or in CA you can call the state registrars office at 1-800-345-VOTE


BTW here are some pix from Fridays Obama rally outside of Kerckhoff Hall at UCLA with Tatyana Ali, Max Kennedy (RFK's son), Kerry Washington, and California State Majority Assemblymember Karen Bass + some pix from yesterdays Obama rally at Pauley Pavilion (UCLA) with Oprah, Caroline Kennedy, Michelle Obama, Stevie Wonder and surprise guest Maria Shriver

Most of the pictures are under the cut because they are pretty big

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Here are a few details and rules that will help make the voting process run smoothly. Make sure to share these with your friends:

*Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to at least 8:00 p.m. Anyone in line at the time the polls close is allowed to vote.

*Voters have the right to cast a provisional ballot even if their name is not listed on the voting rolls. If a voter is at the wrong polling location and has time to get to the correct polling location before polls close at 8:00 p.m., they should go to the correct one and vote with a regular ballot instead of voting with a provisional ballot at the wrong location.

*If you declined to select a political party when you registered to vote, you can still vote for Barack Obama if you request a Democratic ballot from the poll worker. Make sure you mark "Democratic" in the appropriate space or the vote might not be counted.

*Voters have the right to return a completed vote-by-mail ballot to any precinct in their county.

*If you have any difficulties, you can call the California Obama Election Protection Hotline:
o LOS ANGELES: (310) 801-9546 or (310) 779-0816
o SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA: (510) 520-5025
o OAKLAND/EAST BAY: (415) 606-6043
o SAN DIEGO: (619) 770-7105

find your polling place in CA: http://my.barackobama.com/CAlookup or call the state registrars office at 1-800-345-VOTE

In other states please google your state registrars office or visit: http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/statepages
Thursday, January 31st, 2008
3:48 pm

Hi everyone, please join us tomorrow on the UCLA campus for a HUGE rally for Barack Obama - Lots of national press is going to be there, so come show us your beautiful face!


KATE WALSH From Grey’s Anatomy & Private Practice
Kimberly Washington From the movie Ray
Tatyana Ali From Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Senator Gil Cedillo
D'Artagnan Scorza - UC Student Regent-designate

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Assembly Majority Leader Karen Bass
Max Kennedy - Robert F. Kennedy’s son

Meet at 11AM, FEB 1st at DE NEVE PLAZA

RALLY at NOON, FEB 1st at KERCKHOFF STEPShttp://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z110/orchidpetals/Obama.jpg
Saturday, January 12th, 2008
12:58 am
Hi, I just found this comm. I have things a bit backwards I know, but hear me out-
I live in LA, I've lived here all my life, and just got the news that my husband accepted a job in Milpitas. So we have to move to the SF, or San Jose area. Hopefully Alameda.
I am overwhelmed and know no one there.
Any suggestions on making the move, finding a place, transitioning, etc would be greatly appreciated, as I'm really freaked out about leaving my native city, friends and favorite places to go to northern CA climes. Thanks.
Monday, January 30th, 2006
10:37 am
Hi there.. intro post
hi! I see the community isn't too active but thought I'd join anyway.. My husband & I have moved down from Berkeley a couple years ago this Month (in fact our annual rental increase goes into effect on wednesday! oh boy!) well, we moved down to SoCal because of his work. We have friends down here so you'd think I'd be ok. You'd think my hubby would miss home more than me. After all he's the one born in SF and raised in the Bay Area, Cal Grad and keeper of the Golden Bears spirit (him and a ton of other alum) I was ok with the move.. I really thought we'd be going back home more often.. but alas no. I haven't been up there since our anniversary last year.. and that because of hubby's job. so it's just luck that I stumbled across this community. We currently are in Anaheim, but will probably be in LA county before long. I don't seem to have made any connection with Anaheim despite trying to work & live here. We may be moving sometime this year closer to LA though, which I hope might make up for a few of the things I miss about home.. favorite family cafes, mom & pop eateries we'd have sunday brunch together at, being able to take public transit to get almost anywhere.. MUNI, BART, AC transit even was pretty on time compared to OCTA.. being able to walk to work if I had to .. or anywhere for that matter. I even miss being a college football widow! I miss having options.

It may be a long while before we move back to the Bay area and get back to being season ticket holders with hubby's friends at Pac Bell (it will always be Pac Bell Park for me regardless of who the sponser is) I miss a lot of stuff but it comes down to just missing everything. If it wasn't for the friends we do have down here, I really might be miserable.

Current Mood: awake
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005
10:03 pm
Tell Everyone
I'm posting because I'm on a mission, and I need your help. I'm a filmmaker in North Carolina and last year our production company lost financial backing because the investor was afraid of the controversial content.

After trying all of the legitimate ways of getting an independent film made, my friends and I have hatched a hair brained scheme. We decided to take the grassroots approach, so we're asking for a dollar from anyone that wants to see our film made. In return we'll thank every single person by name in the film. If you're willing to give up to $10 we've made shirts and underwear as thank you gifts. Intrigued?
Check out: http://www.heroinefilms.net

We're looking for anyone to help us, and we're asking the people that it matters to most, not some dude chillin' with a big bank account.

Current Mood: busy
Thursday, January 6th, 2005
12:07 pm
Free internet update

it is not actually in "LA" it's in Van Nuys, and as we all know, Van Nuys is part of the valley.
7:37 am
so, LA is going the way of suburban WiFi this fall. And is offering free internet to test the system out. This information hasn't been released online yet so lacity.org won't have the information, but has been released to the general public via La city view (LA's public tv station). I've e-mailed the project leader and am waiting for a reply. I have no idea what area this project will cover, but most likely the silverlake or downtown area.
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004
6:13 pm
November 14, 2004, 6pm to Midnight.
AKBAR 4356 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA

Please come and participate in the first event at DITCH, LA's Premier (and Only, besides SHOTGUN) meeting place for queer and trans people. An evening of genderqueer performance, conversation and dancing:

BdP is Raquel Gutierrez and Claudia Rodriguez. Them rascally papitos de performance are at it again! Las Butchlalis de Panochtitlan will have you thanking heaven for little bois with a tender roni hats off to rookie butches trying to make it on the wrong side of the bed and tracks. Just because they fit in your pocket doesn’t mean you should take them home.

J.D. SAMSON from the World Famous Le Tigre will DJ and participate in a conversation about fame, fortune and queer groupies with EMILY ROYSDON. and then dj our evening on the floors.

KIMBERLY PEIRCE, director of BOYS DON”T CRY, will appear in conversation with JUDITH HALBERSTAM.
From Montreal, Canada, in a rare LA appearance, LESBIANS ON ECSTASY will perform an eclectic electronic set of their sex, humorous and political dance music.

Doors open at 6pm., Performances begin at 7pm., Dancing until Midnight.
Saturday, September 25th, 2004
12:54 am
Acceptance? (Rambling thoughts; it's late)
Even though I've decided after spending the day at Magic Mountain that I just don't like people (the same feeling always came to me at Great America or other places in the Bay Area) I've finally comes to terms with my feelings on LA.

I don't know what caused this change. Earlier this summer I read some books by Tim Powers, an author native to southern California who writes some weird, but extremely engaging books about the area. And in the third book in a set of three, Earthquake Weather, the characters end up going on a trip to San Francisco. Seeing the city described from the point of view of a well-researched but clearly southern author was strange; for instance, he had obviously visited some obscure locations in The City such as the wave organ on the Marina and the old resevoir on top of Strawberry Hill, things which bring me back to my childhood but then I'm jarred by references to "the 280". In any case, his work on LA and Las Vegas is also good and makes me like the gritty aspects of both desert cities.

I've decided that although I'm a city girl, and one raised in SF at that, I don't feel as comfortable in SF as I used to. I lamented earlier this summer that it was too cold to wear shorts in June. I feel out of touch with adult culture, too un-hip, as if the city I was raised in, that my parents live in, is different from the one I'd inhabit if I moved back. Although I consider it more of a "proper city" than LA--like it has a usable downtown and bus system--I've gotten used to the low-density, spread out, car culture of this metro area.

And then there's the question of the physical environment, which brings me back to my earlier point. I'm a geologist, or at least a geologist-in-training. I've spent my summer driving around the western US, criss-crossing the Mojave on every available highway. Granted, when I'm working I'm usually in the middle of nowhere, but I'm gradually becoming a desert rat. I love the view of the San Gabriels from Pasadena on a clear day; it gives me a rush similar to the one I get when driving up 395 and seeing the Sierras rising sharply on my left. I've gotten used to living in dry, hot weather and not seeing a whole lot of foliage. A book written about the mountains around Vegas, a drive up the 15 passing through Baker--these are images that are quickly becoming as familiar to me as the redwood vacations of my youth. And god only knows I've begun to consider places like Bishop, CA jewels of civilization.

Am I losing my taste? My snobbery? I doubt in the next two years and possible more years after that I'll ever become a "real" Angeleno, but at the same time, I don't know if I'll ever return home. The housing prices are too high; the closest I might get in the next few years is graduate school at Berkeley. At the same time, I'm continuing to appreciate LA, less loving to hate but hating to love. And similarly, my tastes are expanding. I'm a real California fan now, having seen 4/5 of the counties and explored almost every geographical niche.

I guess this is a time to grow.
Sunday, September 12th, 2004
12:47 am
not that it matters to any1 but me... due to a recent court thingy, the MTA is restructuring a few key routes (atleast ones i take at various times). This is obviously to get people to buy the 3$ day pass, but alsoto allow local neighborhoods to bare the burden.

Thursday, September 9th, 2004
3:10 pm
it's been real and it's been fun.....
...but it aint been real fun.
well, life is funny sometimes.
a lotta lj communities have kinda been waning or just going the way of the dodo lately (at least the ones i belong to for some reason, some just have some kinda lameness factor).
anyway, i thought it was kind of a kool community, enough to make someone like me who is not really from SF living in LA join this club. (from seattle living in riverside and LA).
but hey, i guess on some level it fits me since i've alreadybeen conveniently labeled a 'wannabe' anywayz, so i guess joing this group proves it......lol

anyway, i appreciate the cyber camaraderie whatever there was in here.....but personally, it didn't really make me any connexions (or decent comments to the few posts i ever made....)
no, this isn't bitterness, trust me, i can do bitter.
but it's time to move on and wish y'all the best.....
'sides, i'm leaving LA soon, and tentatively moving back up north anywayz so.....have fun one and all and enjoy hollyweird and la-la land.......the city of 'angels' or whatever works for ya.
take it easy everyone.
one love- :-)

Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, August 24th, 2004
5:56 pm
Hi folks
Hi folks,

I just joined up. I'm a recent transplant to LA from San Francisco. So far, I love LA, which I did not expect. Hooray for surprises!

I've been keeping an LJ of my adventures in LA, with ponderings and such about LA and LA culture. There are lots of photos there. Feel free to check it out if you wanna know more.

--Max, la_diary
Thursday, August 12th, 2004
2:15 am
helpful info and suggestions
hey everyone....
i realise most people in this community are most likely from san mateo or marin counties probably with a few exceptions.....but my bro and i are considering relocating to central coast (like monterey, santa cruz or san benito counties) as far east as sacramento county.
just wondering, we have some idea what the price range of housing is like in some areas, but does anyone here have any ideas where to start looking for affordable housing up there?
in general, i know bay area, san jose, monterey are pretty much outta the question as far as what we can afford (we want to sell our house here and buy one up there)....but we don't know anyone up there to ask or help us start looking....any ideas or suggestions?
my best friend is moving to monterey but so far cannot find affordable places to rent anywhere nearby.....anybody here know anything within like an hour of monterey that is affordable as far as renting?

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004
12:51 pm
New Community!
Just wanted to let everyone know that I created a new community this morning --- cali_bargains, for listing free/bargain stuff in California. I used to write a similar column for SFSU's student newspaper, and now live in the LA area but am still on all the mailing lists, so I figured I would share the wealth this way. I'll put up posts for both areas...

Join and let your friends know -- the more people we have posting, the better it is for everyone. Just ... no "free" IPods, okay? *g*

So far I've made posts about free wedding gowns and office furniture ... more to come!
Monday, August 2nd, 2004
2:05 am
hey community, i'm sick of living in LA and am planning on moving back up north... who's with me?
Tuesday, July 13th, 2004
1:41 am
okay, i'm really starting to dig the idea of moving down to la now. i was there this weekend i started making a mental list why it's just fine: there are tiny dogs everywhere, i'll have no problem keeping kosher, and coffee bean coffee is freakishly good. right? right? although, i still don't really feel comfortable with the idea of going outside without a sweater. it just doesn't feel natural.
Wednesday, June 30th, 2004
2:40 am
Saturday, June 19th, 2004
12:37 pm
I don't get it
I don't get why there seems to be so little enthusiasm for the dyke march in LA.

I just moved here from San Francisco, where the dyke march has tens of thousands of dykes in it every year. What's the deal with LA? I have noticed that most of the dykes I've talked to have other dyke/queer events to go to that evening. To my San Francisco mind, that's crazy -- juxtaposing a dyke event with the dyke march? No way!

Can anyone explain?

x posted to bi_lesbians_la

Current Mood: curious
Friday, June 18th, 2004
2:37 am
i'm moving to los angeles in january. i've never lived outside the bay area. can i join the community now to help me... you know... get used to the idea? oh man.
Tuesday, May 18th, 2004
12:02 am
hey, just joined. found here, while cruzzing for raves.

I didn't live in SF it's self but in Santa Cruz for two years. miss that whole region. Came back to LA after the Dot Com bust. Still not used to LA, and i grew up here. Just a damn change.
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