| Dec 10, 2013
Newspapers, including this one, are among the last places in America that has close to zero tolerance for [expletive deleted].
I could give you a hint about what word is between the brackets, but I'd best not for fear of arousing the ire of the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:25 PM
SACRAMENTO — Man goes to work. Woman visits a mall. Child sits in class. Couple attends a movie. All have one thing in common. They are vulnerable to being shot and killed by some "innocent law-abiding citizen."
Anyone who owns a firearm is law-...
| Feb 19, 2008
Right now, the Clemens situation is pretty simple. Roger is over and out.
But while everybody else is turning their backs on him, leaving the sinking ship before the bow goes under, we are here to help.
Understandably, Clemens hates newspaper people...
| Dec 26, 2007
I don't pretend to understand all the minutiae of the writers strike, but I do know this much: Hollywood scribes want to be compensated fairly when their work is accessed on the Internet, which is increasingly becoming a venue to watch movies and TV...
| Jan 18, 2010
"Oh, you mean the guy with the 70-year-old head and the 20-year-old body-builder body? That picture has got to be Photoshopped."
Dr. Jeffry Life smiles when I tell him about the general reaction I get about the famous picture of him with his shirt off,...
| Aug 23, 2010
SACRAMENTO -- Grading teachers based on how much their students learn should be a no-brainer.
In fact, state law for more than three decades has required that pupil progress be one of the factors in evaluating teachers.
But, as it turns out, when...
| Oct 7, 2012
An athlete plays 15 or 20 years, retires and there is great fanfare upon his departure. Maybe tears, maybe gifts given, maybe his number hung in honor.
Los Angeles' very own Jack Disney calls it a day and he's just gone.
Disney is good people. There...
| Oct 9, 2012
It's a difficult admission, one that would trouble my poor mother if she were still alive.
But on occasion, I can be critical here.
I remember my mom once telling me, "If you can't find anything nice to write about someone, then go do a boxing, tennis...
| Oct 14, 2012
Proposition 37, the ballot measure mandating the labeling of genetically modified food that is also known as the "right to know" initiative, is narrowly running ahead of the opposition, according to the latest opinion polls.
But even if the measure...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:22 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There is new spring in Ned Colletti's step these days, a brighter glint in his eye.
Both are traceable to the same thing: Frank McCourt is no longer even a distant speck in the Dodgers' rearview mirror.
Colletti, Dodgers general...
| Feb 23, 2013
Like to laugh, don't care why or where. Don't care the occasion, formal or otherwise, though the formal ones always — to quote Jack Nicholson — "bring out the devil in me."
Like to laugh with people and at people and for people, which is...