| Dec 4, 2013
Come New Year's Day, in Washington state and Colorado, marijuana will be legit, courtesy of two ballot initiatives. How do you create a legal business out of an illegal one? After 13 years of Prohibition, the country at least had an earlier legal liquor...
| Nov 6, 2013
Downtown L.A. — it's not a punchline anymore; it's a destination. It's vital in a way it hasn't been since the 1940s, and hip in a way it never was to begin with. Carol Schatz, president and CEO of the Central City Assn. of Los Angeles, has pushed...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Family members are frantically searching for Mike Farrell, a 75-year-old Frazier Park resident who was released early Tuesday morning from the L.A. County Jail and may not be competent to find his way home.
Farrell was arrested last week on suspicion of...
| Nov 13, 2013
Most bio-pics are made about somebodies — warriors, kings, artists. This was a bio-pic about a nobody who became a somebody during the Rwandan genocide, a bloody crossroads for a country with deep-seated ethnic frictions. In April 1994, Paul...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:12 PM
With the Oct. 1 rollout of a major facet of the Affordable Care Act on the horizon, you'll be hearing a lot about the glitches, loopholes and shortcomings of this most important restructuring of America's healthcare system in our lifetimes. Here are a...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:23 PM
There are two ways to think about how far we've come in protecting against a repeat of the financial meltdown five years ago that plunged the world into recession.
You can conclude that we've pretty much eradicated the risk of another such crisis. That'...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:45 PM
STATEN ISLAND, Calif. — The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is one of the most biologically diverse and ecologically sensitive areas in the country and the source of 30% of Southern California's water. It's also broken.
Those may be the only...
| Oct 2, 2013
Mark Fajardo's first weeks in the very public job of Los Angeles County coroner coincided with the deaths of two TV actors — one from "That '70s Show" and another from "Rizzoli & Isles" — and the toxicology report from the car-crash death of...
| Apr 22, 2013
The complaint I hear most often about this race for mayor of Los Angeles is that the candidates, Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti, spend too much time talking in generalities without providing details about what they'd do. But when...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:44 PM
All things considered, Craig Lewis should be spending his days alongside a jury box, not a racing rail. He should be doing battle with Mark Geragos, not Bob Baffert.
Lewis is much happier in boots and jeans than coat and tie. As a student at Cal, he did...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 5:38 PM
GULLANE, Scotland — They were still telling tales here Sunday about the elusive cut line after the first two rounds of the British Open, and how it caught several golfers by surprise.
First, there was Scotland's own Paul Lawrie, who won the 1999...