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Jennifer Aniston interviews Gloria Steinem wearing 'T' necklace

Jennifer Aniston interviews Gloria Steinem wearing 'T' necklace

RANCHO PALOS VERDES , Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Jennifer Aniston spent the eve of her 45th birthday playing journalist.
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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

Fans of Kentucky Derby preps have another treat in store this weekend with four on tap, all conveniently a day before the Super Bowl.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Banner-toting plane crashes on California beach

RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, Calif., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating how a small plane crashed upside down on a beach Friday in Palos Verdes beach, Calif., officials said.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Two small quakes rumble off California coast

LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- Two shallow earthquakes -- one a magnitude 4.0 and the other a magnitude 3.3 -- struck early Saturday off the California coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

Spring is busting out all over this weekend with Kentucky Derby preps in the East and West, and opening days at Keeneland and Pimlico
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A look at weekend horse racing

The "quarterfinals" of Kentucky Derby preps get under way this weekend, with challenging races in Florida and Louisiana.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Davenport out of Olympics tennis

Davenport out of Olympics tennis

BEIJING, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- American tennis star Lindsay Davenport withdrew Friday from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games because of a lingering right knee injury.
Davenport, Venus Williams withdraw

Davenport, Venus Williams withdraw

CARSON, Calif., July 19 (UPI) -- Veteran American tennis players Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport have withdrawn from the East West Bank Classic because of injuries.

Right to show pictures of fetuses upheld

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that anti-abortion activists had a First Amendment right to display pictures of aborted fetuses outside a California school.

Rare butterfly experiences baby boom

LOS ANGELES, March 18 (UPI) -- Southern California biologists are searching for new places to release a bumper crop of endangered Palos Verdes blue butterflies.
Trump flies flag in face of fee

Trump flies flag in face of fee

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Real estate mogul Donald Trump is refusing to pay the California Coastal Commission $10,000 to fly a 400-square-foot U.S. flag.

Paparazzo sues Keanu Reeves

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves is being sued in California for allegedly hitting a photographer's knee with his Porsche, TMZ.com reported.

GDAIS wins USAF TRAIDE contract

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has won a TRAIDE contract from the U.S. Air Force.

Watercooler Stories

Lifeguard swims from Catalina to mainland ... Young Russian surfer found alive ... Lawyer buys 8 Rolls-Royces at auction ... Satellite photos lead to pot bust ... Watercooler stories from UPI.

Lifeguard swims from Catalina to mainland

PALOS VERDES, Calif., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A Southern California lifeguard has become the 135th person to swim the 21 miles of the Catalina Channel.

Vintage planes collide off Calif. coast

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Two World War II-era biplanes collided this weekend off of the coast of California, but their pilots managed successful emergency landings.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Illegal Trump signs baffle police

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police have been searching for the origin of mysterious illegal highway signs promoting Donald Trump's Rancho Palos Verdes golf course.

Apollo program's Petrone dies at 80

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Rocco Petrone, who helped develop the Saturn rocket for the U.S. Apollo space missions, died at his California home at age 80. The former Army engineer, who came on loan to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, later became the director

Diving, surfing innovator dies

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif., July 28 (UPI) -- Bill Meistrell, who helped revolutionize diving and surfing with a light, flexible wet suit, has died at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Watercooler Stories

Couples tie knot at Dells Bells... NYC to waterproof subway with plywood... California beaches become smoke-free... Wash. school district may ban flip-flops... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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California beaches become smoke-free

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- Smoking bans that began in public buildings and restaurants have made their way to the famous beaches of Southern California.

Trump and city both seek name changes

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif., May 16 (UPI) -- Real estate mogul Donald Trump is coming up against a road block in his effort to get a street named for him in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
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