Good morning -- here's what's happening 6.17.08
The state's first legal same-sex marriages were performed Monday night. In L.A. County, Robin Tyler and Diane Olson, the women whose lawsuit led to the landmark ruling by the state's Supreme Court, were the first and only same-sex couple to get a license. In San Francisco, Del Martin, 87, and Phyllis Lyon, 84 (pictured), together for more than half a century, were the first and only couple to wed.
Wrenching details are released about the horrific abuse that a 5-year-old boy allegedly suffered at the hands of his mother and her friend in South L.A. The pair are accused of "borrowing" a different boy for interviews with child welfare officials to hide the abuse.
A panel of federal judges will look into whether Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, did anything improper by posting sexual materials on a personal website. The story has, of course, moved into the blogosphere.
Mildred Garcia, who never thought much about college as a kid, now leads Cal State Dominguez Hills, the first Latina president in the 23-campus Cal State system.
Missouri woman pleads not guilty in MySpace suicide case.
An Anaheim gang member who won a $2.5-million settlement wound up back in prison when he broke parole by hanging out with his old gang pals.
Meanwhile, Tiger Woods wins big in La Jolla and says he's done with golf. For a while, anyway.
Even more fallout from skyrocketing gas prices -- they're hurting the real estate market.
Have fun, fun, fun with the sounds of summer in a Beach Boys boxed set.
-- Veronique de Turenne
Top photo credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press
Bottom photo credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times