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Meet Amanda Gorman’s California successor as youth poet laureate: Alexandra Huynh

Last year, when Amanda Gorman read “The Hill We Climb” at President Biden’s inauguration, it was a watershed moment on many fronts: a signal of unity in the wake of the Capitol attack; the emergence of a rising star at the age of 22, the youngest-ever person to become an inaugural poet; and a national spotlight on a new position of growing prominence: the national youth poet laureate.
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‘Palm Springs Noir’ brings together Southern California writers in a dark and dangerous anthology

Despite noir’s enduring popularity as a literary and film genre, its exact definition is nebulous: Something to do with moral ambiguity, cynicism and perhaps a crime. “My mother-in-law once asked me what noir was and I said it’s where things go from bad to worse,” Orange County writer Barbara DeMarco-Barrett recounts. “She said, ‘Oh, like real life,’ and we laughed.”
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Courtney Love on 'Top 500 delinquent taxpayers list'

Courtney Love allegedly owes more than $350,000 in tax. The 56-year-old singer is included on the State of California Franchise Tax Board's Top 500 delinquent taxpayers list, which is published every two years. According to the list, she owes the government as much as $357,260.94. She was hit with a...
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Prepare for your Visit to Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park with Epic Films and Series on Disney+

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Becca Goldenberg. Unless you’ve been living in an alternate multiverse, you’ve probably heard that Avengers Campus is officially open to guests at Disney California Adventure park. To help you prepare for your heroic training encounters, I’ve assembled the perfect lineup of Super Hero films and series to watch while you wait to visit the land for yourself: Recruits, assemble (on your couch) and immerse yourself in some of your favorite heroic stories on Disney+ before you see them come to life at Avengers Campus!
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California man shares fond memories of growing up in Laurel

LAUREL — Jon Ericson has written a long love letter to his northeast Nebraska hometown. The Laurel native has authored a new book titled “Laurel Boy: Lessons Learned,” which was published on March 31. “It is a thin volume revisiting the virtues of growing up in a small town, along...
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Caitlyn Jenner, Ted Lieu Trade ‘Condescending’ Barbs Over California Crime

Caitlyn Jenner, Ted Lieu Trade ‘Condescending’ Barbs Over California Crime. Republican California gubernatorial hopeful Caitlyn Jenner and Representative Ted Lieu, a California Democrat, engaged in a Twitter feud on Saturday evening, resulting in both accusing the other of being “condescending.” Jenner, a prominent reality-TV star and former Olympic athlete, announced on Friday her campaign to challenge California Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, in an expected … Read more.
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Michelle Phillips auctioning original ‘California Girl’ memorabilia

Michelle Phillips, vocalist behind the Mamas & the Papas, songwriter, actress and model, is auctioning her original “California Girl” memorabilia and her videotaped hand-drawn group image through ViciNFT through June 29. In support of charity, funds go to The Painted Turtle, which offers its flagship Camp for Kids with serious medical conditions.
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Aiming for a California Comeback: Tavis Smiley Returns to Radio

Popular radio and television personality, whose career first began to skyrocket in the 1990s on Black Entertainment Television and proved its staying power until about four years ago in 2017 — is aiming to once again become a familiar face and name in American media. This past weekend, Smiley reentered...
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Kendrick Lamar's California Family Home Is Up For Sale

Eastvale, CA – One of Kendrick Lamar’s owned properties is now up for sale. According to TMZ, a Caliofrnia home that K. Dot. bought in 2014 is hitting the market. The four-bed, 2.5-bath house used to be the home of Kendrick Lamar’s parents and family members, but he moved them to a Calabasas residence worth a reported $2.65 million.