David Pederson

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Best California cities beyond San Francisco for LGBT travelers

San Francisco, sharing with New York the distinction of being the country's standard-bearers in the fight for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, not surprisingly launched the starting volley for legal same-sex marriage in California — but the city had staunch, longtime allies throughout …

Marijuana could be contributing to the California drought

The situation is prompting ecologists and wildlife managers to urge greater focus on bringing marijuana plots under tighter environmental scrutiny.<p>It's a tall order, notes a research team calling for the added focus via an article in the August issue of the journal BioScience.<p>Among the challenges: …


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The Great Pot Experiment

Photo-illustration by Brobel Design for TIME. Mouse: Getty, Lighter, Joint, Smoke: iStockphoto


Web surfing meets wave surfing in Southern California's Silicon Beach

So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."<p>In the past few years Google, Microsoft, Facebook, …