| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:20 PM
Dear Liz: If your in-laws promised you and their son their house, and have for over 20 years, and the whole family is aware that was the plan — your mother-in-law even had a will and a deed made up — do you think the executor of the estate has...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:44 PM
SACRAMENTO — It just can't be, what they're saying about state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon — that he took $60,000 in bribes during an FBI sting operation. Nobody these days could be that stupid.
Pocketing the money from essentially a...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:33 PM
I keep waiting for the news that prosecutors in Pennsylvania have come to their senses and dropped criminal charges against Barbara Mancini.
But so far, that hasn't happened, which means the Philadelphia resident, an emergency room nurse, may soon be on...
| Nov 6, 2013
After years of fruitless negotiations, the United States may soon face an unfamiliar problem in its long confrontation with Iran: Are we willing to take yes for an answer?
Negotiators are scheduled to meet again in Geneva this week to try to move toward...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:29 PM
SACRAMENTO — In politics, there's sleaze that can send a slimeball to prison. There also is legal bribery. Lots of it.
"Campaign contributions provide a fig leaf for legalized bribery," says campaign finance expert Robert Stern, who helped write...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: My mother is 65 and refuses to plan for retirement. She has worked for the same organization for almost 20 years and, despite my begging her over the last decade, has not contributed a dime to her 403(b).
I am an only child in my late 30s...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:05 PM
SACRAMENTO — Lots of gun rumblings. The blood keeps spilling. And the carnage spreads.
Start with the LAX shootings.
The gun used by the government-hater to kill a checkpoint screener and wound three others? It was the type of firearm that would...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:21 PM
President Obama apologized last week to people whose health insurance was canceled despite his repeated assurances that if you like your policy, it won't change.
The charitable way of putting it is that Obama oversold details of the healthcare-reform...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Margaret Davis of West L.A. voted for President Obama and appreciates the ideas behind the Affordable Care Act. She agrees that everyone should have access to healthcare and no one should be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions.
| Nov 19, 2013
In Britain to promote her film "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey gave an interview to the BBC last week. Not surprisingly, she promoted her movie about race relations in the White House with comments about race relations and the White House.
The BBC's Will...
| May 14, 2012
Acase underway in a nondescript Victorville courtroom lacks the trappings of a trial of the century — there's no celebrity in the dock, no DNA evidence or CNN trucks broadcasting from the parking lot. But the case could have monumental...