| Jun 16, 2013
| 7:15 PM
From what I've been reading, the Santa Monica killer was packing an illegal assault rifle and 40 high-capacity ammunition magazines. He sprayed 100 bullets and had access to 1,300.
And, oh yes, he was a mental case.
The guy's exact background and...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 9:12 AM
California already has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. Now George Skelton says it needs to apply the same approach to bullets.
"Guns don't kill people. Bullets do," he writes in his Monday column.
The latest example of the problem,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Daniel Sperling, a UC Davis civil engineering professor and international transportation expert, has won the Blue Planet Prize.
The prize, given annually by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Tokyo, comes with an award of about $500,000. It recognizes...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Thanks a lot, guys: According to new research, your preference for younger mates could have caused menopause to arise in women.
Writing in the journal PLOS Computational Biology on Thursday, a team from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, reported...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The rifle a gunman used to kill five people during a rampage in Santa Monica last week appears to have been modified accommodate large-capacity magazines.
During the assault, John Zawahri, 23, had 40 magazines capable of holding 30 rounds each,...
| May 25, 2013
| 8:50 AM
You may not have discerned this through the fog and mist of recent weeks, but the Internal Revenue Service is pretty durn good at its job.
Some experts would go further. "I think they do an extraordinary job, considering that they're historically...
| May 26, 2013
| 3:51 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers leading the fight for gay marriage in California have been quietly preparing state officials for the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court might dismiss the case on a technicality next month without deciding the fate of...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:38 PM
The history of Europe is written in its people's DNA.
The Huns and the Slavs made incursions into Eastern Europe about 1,500 years ago. Migrants moved from Ireland to England in recent centuries. Populations in Italy and Spain have been comparatively...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 9:36 PM
A Watts gang member called "Baby Uzi" admitted Thursday to committing two previously unsolved slayings while pleading guilty to federal racketeering charges, federal prosecutors said. Marquis Edwards, 22, a member of the Pueblo Bishops Bloods, admitted to...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 2:43 PM
L.A. Councilman Bill Rosendahl revealed in an email Aug. 1, 2012, that he has begun receiving treatment for cancer in his pelvic area....
| Aug 31, 2012
| 1:12 PM
A Los Angeles law enforcement association is denouncing the tactics of a law firm that does business with the private investigator who placed a 911 call that resulted in a Costa Mesa councilman being pulled over on suspicion of DUI.......