Kate Middleton and Prince William showed up at their second event in California after Kate and Will touched down in LA yesterday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were honored with a reception at the Hancock Park home of the British Consulate after sitting down for the Variety technology conference earlier in the day. Governor Jerry Brown and his wife were on hand for the party as was fellow Brit David Beckham. David looked dapper in a suit, just as he did during the couple's April nuptials that he and Victoria attended. David Beckham said to Prince William that "Victoria really wanted to come but she is just so tired at the moment. She sent you both lots of love." Kate wore color in the form of a green Diane Von Furstenberg dress, which she paired with a leopard clutch by the same American designer. Today Kate and William will continue their West Coast visit at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club, where William will participate in a polo match and Kate will award the winning team their prize.
In a move to tackle California's massive debt, Governor Jerry Brown is taking away 96,000 cell phones from state workers to save an estimated $20 million a year, reported the San Francisco Chronicle. One cell phone generally costs the state $36 a month. I'm guessing the public employees will have to revert back to landlines.
Some may argue that this can affect efficiency, because cell phones give you the ability to respond immediately and you can stay on top of things even when you're on the go. Without a cell, you may also be falling behind in a world that's run by technology. However, others may see it as a frivolous expense that also serves as a distraction. What do you think — are work cell phones necessary?
He may have been Governor Moonbeam in the '70s, but today California Attorney General Jerry Brown has cracked down on the state's pot clubs. When California legalized medical marijuana 10 years ago, medical dispensaries started popping up, only to see profits as high as a kite.
AG Brown said, "The voters wanted medical marijuana dispensaries to be used for seriously ill patients and their caregivers — not as million-dollar businesses."
Brown may be correct, but couldn't he apply his logic to other pharmaceutical companies? Pot wouldn't be the first drug to help businesspeople get rich. Even so, Brown has a new set of rules for these medical dispensaries. To see what they are, read more