Friday, December 16, 2011

Rise in baby boomer divorce rates

The divorce rate of elderly Americans has seen an increase in recent years as the baby boomer generation reaches the age of retirement.

According to researchers at Bowling Green University, the divorce rate of adults between the age of 50 and 64 has increased to nearly one in every four marriages.

This number has increased from one in every 10 marriages in 1990. Because the baby boomer generation is reaching retirement and their lifestyles are changing drastically, this can be tough on a marriage.

If it is a good marriage, they can withstand the strain, but marriages that are not as strong, may not. Many people put a lot of their identity into the career and when it is over, they go into a sort of crisis. Also, some spouses who have stayed at home for years now have to adjust to spending time with their spouses.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher getting divorced

Reps for actress Demi Moore have stated that she has decided to divorce fellow actor, Ashton Kutcher.

There have been speculation that the couple would be getting a divorce for nearly a month and just two weeks ago, rumors that Kutcher had an extramarital affair circulated.

Moore stated that the made the decision with a "heavy heart." The couple made headlines when they first began dating because Moore is 16 years his senior.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Professors protest CSU contracts

According to NBC San Diego, professors with universities in California have scheduled a protest against proposed changes to their contracts by the California State University system.

This week, CSU faculty voted in favor of striking at the Cal State East Bay and CSU Dominguez Hills campuses on November 17.

Subsequently, many professors picketed to inform others of the upcoming protest. Picketing was held outside CSU San Marcos and San Diego State University yesterday.

The professors are particularly upset over a proposal that would disallow any salary increases for faculty after two years of pay cuts.

Friday, November 4, 2011

San Diego celebrating Beer Week

Vacationers will be visiting the San Diego area this week in order to join in the festivities for the 10-day festival known as Beer Week.

This is the third year that this festival is being celebrated and it is becoming very popular because of the number of craft beers made in San Diego.

There are more than 30 homegrown breweries in the area that are already favorites of local residents, but their fan base continues to spread to other areas of the country. Beer week has been known to drawn in more than 20,000 visitors to the San Diego area during the festival.

For further details of the event, visit the Signon San Diego web site today.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Kids removed from home of Daniel Baldwin's ex-wife

Daniel Baldwin and his estranged ex-wife have now filed for divorce and recent reports show that their two daughters have been removed from her home.

The woman filed for sole custody of the children, but the Department of Human Services removed the children from the home after stating that they saw multiple reasons that the children's welfare could be in danger.

Baldwin originally filed for divorce, but two months ago he dropped the petition. Last week, Joanne, his ex-wife, filed them again. She sought sole custody and thousands of dollars of child support each month.

Friday, October 7, 2011

North County San Diego to celebrate Pride weekend

Saturday October 8, will be the Pride celebration for North County San Diego. The event is called "Pride at the Beach" and is located from 11 to 6 pm at the Oceanside Pier.

The event is put on by the North County LGBT Coalition which was created in 2008 in order to help the LGBT community become more visible.

The celebration will include music, information booths, food and entertainment. Organizers have said that the Pride event gives the LGBT community a fun and safe place to socialize.

Visit the San Diego news web site today for more information on what is happening in the area.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Jon Cryer to pay wife $8K/month for child support

Jon Cryer has been ordered to pay $8,000 a month in child support payments to his ex-wife, Sarah Trigger Cryer, even though he now has primary custody of the child.

Both Jon and Sarah remarried and Sarah had a child with her second husband. She initially had primary custody of her and Cryer's child and after her second divorce, of her younger child as well.

After her youngest child was injured at home, both children were given primary custody to their fathers. Originally, Cryer was ordered to pay $10,000 a month and now it has been lowered to $8,000. Jon found the that this situation was not fair, but the court said that it was best for the child.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mel Gibson reaches settlement in custody case

Mel Gibson has now been ordered to pay his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva $750,000 as a part of their child custody settlement.

The couple met in court again to discuss the details of the financial settlement for the agreement over their 1-year-old daughter. The details of the deal state the Gibson will give the money to Grigorieva in three equal installments of $250,000.

The first payment was made this week and the other two will be 2013 and 2016. The former couple will also share physical and legal custody of the child and Grigorieva will keep the house that she lives in until the daughter turns 18. After that, it will be sold and the money will go into a fund for their daughter.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett deny separation

Actors, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett have announced that the separation rumors that came out earlier this week are not true.

Rumors ran rampant this week that the couple, who share two children together, are ending their 13-year marriage. The couple then told US Weekly that this was not true and their "marriage was intact."

The couple married in 1997 after meeting on the set of Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Will also has another son from a previous marriage, whom Jada is the step mother to.

For more information, visit the Daily Caller website today to stay updated.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Child support from American Indian fathers may be hard to obtain

Mothers across the state of California are finding it difficult to obtain child support from American Indian father because of the tribal governments in the area.

The tribal governments in some areas are holding the payments or not enforcing American Indian father to pay the support. Many of the tribal governments, an exact number is not known, do not garnish income from fathers to pay the back child support because a formal child support is not required.

According to a chief judge with the Hoopa Valley Tribe, only 20 out of the 103 tribes that are federally recognized by California, have enforced child support systems.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Seaside Volleyball tournament celebrates 30th anniversary

Bud Light and Bud Light Lime present the 30th annual Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament to take place on August 12 through the 14.

The event is expected to break records by being the world's largest volleyball tournament in the world. There will be 800 teams competing for almost $40,000 worth of cash prizes.

The event began as a small community event and now grown to feature more than 8,000 players, their friends and family and other spectators. The event has turned into an attraction to all in the area. The event is managed by the Elevation Group.

For more information, visit the Seaside Signal web site today.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Information on social media sites used in divorce cases

During a divorce case, a woman was devastated that her husband and new girlfriend were using Facebook to post bad articles and mean comments about her.

The woman stated that she was sad that the social media site was being used like this. But, what is good to know is that lawyers in divorce cases use these posts, status updates and photo as evidence in the court room.

A judge stated that it is important to be careful about what you put on your Facebook page because even if it is put up as a joke, it is hard to explain this in the court room because computer forensic experts can also find things that have been deleted.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Comic-Con underway in San Diego

San Diego Comic-Con International, the largest comic book convention, is underway in San Diego, running from July 21-24.

Steven Spielberg announced to a Comic-Con audience on Friday that there will be a fourth 'Jurassic Park' movie in the next few years. He also discussed his new movie "The Adventures of Tintin" with the help of producer, Peter Jackson.

The cast of Twilight also took questions on a panel. Legendary Pictures, the production company behind The Dark Knight and The Hangover, is also having their first panel at Comic Con this year.

For more updates and information on Comic Con 2011, visit the Cinema Blend web site today.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Daniel Baldwin files for divorce

Actor Daniel Baldwin has filed for divorce from his wife claiming that he is hoping that this will help her receive treatment for alcoholism.

He was also granted a restraining order from his 41-year-old wife. Baldwin, brother of actors Alec and Stephen Baldwin, stated that he has been wondering how to handle this situation for quite some time, but his main concern is to keep the children safe.

The woman is currently on probation for drunk driving and is not supposed to be drinking alcohol. He also said that he is willing to drop the divorce if she starts to show improvement.

Friday, June 24, 2011

San Marcos writes indoor smoking ban

The City of San Marcos is working on writing an indoor smoking ban. While most restaurants in the city have their own smoking bans, some still keep sections reserved for smokers or have certain hours where people can smoke inside.

The draft will be voted on by city residents in November's election. KXAN says that another smoking ban failed to pass in San Marcos about 10 years ago. Furthermore, the news source says that on August 1st, a smoking ban will be going into effect at Texas State University.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Local horse event causes event to be postponed

A deadly horse disease in California has caused a local horse event to be postponed The Trailapalooza, a fundraising event for the T.R.A.I.L program, will now be occurring at a later time when the disease is under control.

The tentative new date for the event is July 30 and those who have tickets for this weekend, may get refunded. The virus is a new strain of the equine herpes virus known as EHV-1 and has no vaccine or cure.

There have been 13 cases reported in California. All of the cases have been quarantined. One horse in Utah was euthanized after he was suffering from the symptoms.

For more information, visit the Ukiah Daily Journal for more information today.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger announce separation

Earlier this week, Maria Shriver and Governor of California, Arnold Schawarzenegger announced that they will be separating after 25 years of marriage.

Sources close to Shriver claim that she has wanted the divorce for quite some time, but family issues prevented her from acting upon it.

It has been said that she was tired of Schwarzenegger's infidelity and that he was very hard to live with. She moved out of the family's home a few months ago. The couple has four children together, two of them under the age of 18. Official divorce papers have not been filed at this time.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Brooke Mueller to receive $55k a month in child support

The divorce between Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller was finalized earlier this week, six months after the petition was filed in court.

According to court documents, Mueller will receive $55,000 a month in child support for the couple's two twin boys. This is the lowest amount that Mueller could have received because this is the amount that Sheen's ex wife, Denise Richards receives for their two children.

The child support is on top of a lump sum of $757,698 that she will receive in the split. Mueller will also receive a $1 million buyout from the house that the couple shared, which Sheen will continue to live in.

Friday, April 29, 2011

San Diego hosts two festivals this weekend

The San Diego area is hosting two different festivals over the weekend that will draw in thousands of people. The best part about the events is that they are both free.

First, is the Roots Fest on Adams. The event occurs on Adams Avenue and there are craft booths, food and beer. There will be five stages with more than 30 acts performing.

Then there is the Mission Federal Artwalk which will also feature music, but the main attraction will be the opportunity to meet hundreds of artists. Last year, nearly $1 million worth of artwork was sold.

For more information, visit the Los Angeles Times web site today.

Friday, April 15, 2011

California judge arrested for domestic violence issue

A California judge was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence after an incident occurred with his wife that left her with a "visible injury."

Representation for the judge stated that he was 'completely innocent.' Further details of the dispute were not released at this time.

The man went back to work the day after the event occurred, but mainly stayed in his chambers until he was replaced another judge.

Domestic violence is a serious issue. If you or or someone you know has been the victim of this, call a help line today.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dog Festival to take in San Diego's Balboa Park

This Saturday, all dog lovers must travel to the San Diego area in order to attend the Dog Festival in Balboa Park.

A Day of Peace, Love, Canine Companionship will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.and everyone is invited. Admission into the event is $7, but children's tickets are free along with parking for the event.

A local, non-profit organization will be receiving all of the proceeds in order to help dogs with disabilities free of charge. There will be a contest for dogs along with arts and crafts for kids.

For more details on the event, visit the NBC San Diego web site today.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Orange County foster mother awarded custody

An Orange County foster mom has just been awarded custody of a 2-year-old child.

The custody issue was a cross-country issue that began when the biological father of the 2-year-old child wanted custody of her after she lived with her foster mother since birth.

The woman was unmarried and decided to adopt a child after trying to get pregnant multiple times. The child's birth mother than came in contact with her and she agreed to give up custody as soon as her daughter was born.

The woman claimed that the child was the result of a one-night-stand, but in reality, her father lived in Ohio. He will still have visitation rights, but the details need to be worked out.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Funeral for rapper, Nate Dogg set, multiple events to follow

Rapper, Nate Dogg, who died on March 15 from the complications that occurred after multiple strokes, will be remembered in multiple Southern California events this weekend.

The funeral service is set for Saturday morning at the Long Beach Cruise Terminal and it will be open for all fans and friends to attend.

It has also been announced that a memorial benefit will also take place this weekend and will be hosted by DJ Quik.

For more details and information, visit the Lifeline Live web site today.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Billy Ray Cyrus calls off divorce from wife

Billy Ray Cyrus and wife, Tish, have announced that they have called off their divorce. The couple has been married for 17 years and filed for divorce late last year.

Cyrus said that the divorce was dropped so that he can get his family back together because they have finally begun to communicate effectively.

Cyrus also said that he is working to repair the damaged relationship with daughter, Miley. Cyrus has said that their relationship is almost back to where it used to be.

Friday, March 11, 2011

CSU San Marcos gets new basketball star

This week, officials from CSU San Marcos' women's basketball team announced that they have signed a new center. Danielle Cooper, a 6-foot tall student at Mount San Jacinto Community College, will soon be a Lady Cougar.

According to, Cooper has leading rebounding statistics of all centers in the state of California. She averages 13.4 rebounds per game, 16.6 points per game and 2.4 block per game.

Coach Jennum said of Cooper, "As good as she is now, she has only begun to tap into her potential. I hope our fans are ready to watch a phenomenal player."

Friday, March 4, 2011

California State University host events for Women's History Month

California State University is hosting many different events in order to celebrate Women's History Month beginning March 7.

The Women's Center on campus will be screening "On the Edge: The Femicide in Ciudad Juarez. The next day there will be a lecture given by a feminist of Cherokee descent, who is also an author that has published many books on feminism.

There will more movie screenings throughout the week and a Women's Wellness Workshop, which will focus on a person's sexuality in today's society.

For more information, visit the Examiner San Diego today.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Parents and divorce

It is important for young children whose parents are getting divorced to know that their parents still care about them. This is s stressful time for the whole family and it is easy to make the fight your main focus.

A social worker in California has offered advice on how to keep the ties between parents and children strong even during this confusing time.

A few tips on the subject include, not talking bad about one parent to kids and keeping the children out of the fight as much as possible. Another piece of advise is to focus on the children no matter how high the stress of the divorce is.

Also, if parents can develop their own parenting plan before going to court this will allow them to decide the best situation for the children.

Friday, February 18, 2011

FIDM has debut fashion show

The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising will be hosting an exciting debut fashion show.

The show attracts more than 8,000 people to the West Coast each year and features the graduating members of FIDM's work and designs. High school students are invited to an open house at the debut in order to get a close look at the campus.

The students then will be transported to the show, which attracts not only FIDM graduates and supporters but also celebrities who are interested in the up and coming fashion.

For more information on the exciting event, visit the San Francisco Chronicle web site today.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz file for divorce

Singer Ashlee Simpson and Fall Out Boy bassist, Pete Wentz have announced that they are getting a divorce and ending their 2 and a half year marriage.

Insiders have said that the couple has just grown apart, and Simpson cited "irreconcilable differences" when she filed in Los Angeles earlier this week.

The couple made a statement that they will remain friendly and that their number one priority is their 2-year-old son, Bronx. TMZ has recently reported that the split has been filed due to Wentz's erratic behavior, but this has not been confirmed by either of their reps.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Santa Ana winds strongest to hit California in years

According to weather sources, the Santa Ana winds in California will be the strongest to hit in years.

This year, The Southern California Weather Authority has issued a Santa Ana wind warning.

The warning states that the winds will reach gusts of 50 to 70 mph and in the canyon areas, 80 to even 100 mph winds are expected. Thursday night is said to be the night that the strongest winds begin.

For more information about this event or other stories in the area, visit the Weather Space web site for more information.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fashion Market Northern California opens on Sunday

The Fashion Market Northern California will be hosting a summer fashion show at the San Mateo Event Center this weekend.

The show will run from Sunday through Tuesday and will feature Summer 2011 wear for juniors, contemporary merchandise and items from the European collection.

The show organizers have arranged that the Marriott Hotel across the street and a complimentary shuttle will be offered for people attending the event. Free breakfast and a discounted lunch is also offered.

For more details, visit the Apparel news web site for more information.