Column | May 24, 2013 | 5:50 PM
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Column | Oct 2, 2013Mark 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 journalist Michael Hastings. Even without such high-profile passings, the coroner's office would be in the spotlight. It investigates more than 10,000 cases a year — homicides, unexplained deaths, traumatic deaths, suicides — and performs 5,500 autopsies. Since August, Fajardo has been the doctor responsible to L.A.'s living for L.A.'s dead.
Column | Jan 3, 2013 | 4:52 PM
Story | Nov 26, 2012 | 3:33 PM
Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer and will cut back on her public appearances while undergoing treatment. Hutchens revealed the recent medical diagnosis at a press conference Monday afternoon, and said that...
Story | Nov 19, 2012 | 6:13 AM
A Long Beach man has become the third victim of an accident in which a pickup truck hydroplaned and crashed into a concrete pillar on a 405 Freeway bridge.