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80-year ban on pinball machines on its way out in Oakland

Business & Finance : Newsweek: Business

More than 80 years after it was banned, the good people of Oakland, California will soon be able to legally play pinball once again. Pinball machines were viewed as gambling devices in the 1930s, and were outlawed across the country...

"California Scene Paintings from 1930 to 1960" on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

Arts : Artdaily

The Pasadena Museum of California Art presents California Scene Paintings from 1930 to 1960, on view at the museum from March 10, 2013 to July 28, 2013. Part of the larger Regionalist art movement of the 1930s?1960s era, California ...

Oakland's 80-year pinball prohibition ends

Entertainment / Video Games : Engadget: Joystiq

Oakland, California, has lifted its long-standing ban on pinball machines, making it legal to play pinball in the city for the first time in almost 80 years. Oakland's ban stretches back to the 1930s, when several cities in the Unit...

No One Knew Emily Blunt was Pregnant While Filming ‘The Girl On The Train’

Health / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

When Emily Blunt was filming The Girl On The Train — in which she plays a ravaged, emotionally unstable alcoholic in a permanent state of listlessness and confusion — her co-stars became worried that she was living the role. ‘I was ...

1930s roller-derby scrapbook

Humor : Boing Boing

Los Peep features a 1930s roller derby scrapbook, scanned and posted: "Here are a few images from a tattered 1930s scrapbook documenting a roller derby tournament in Oakland, California. Derbyists include Mary Youpelee (a “full-bloo...


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